Dear Winterstorm,I am so sorry If I offended you in some way. It has never been in my intention, please accept my apologies.
I joined the forum and project only recently and for the first time, therefore I still have to learn the right behaviour and balance when posting. Something easy for most of the users who open a thread about a problem, get their response and disappears without even say thanks (it also happened to me half of the times I responded to their threads to help), a bit more difficult for persons with passion like me.I am going to admit all of my faults, but let me clear that I am not the author of this topic:[You must be registered and logged in to see this link.]Victor123 is the author, not me, I am not responsible for that topic and I have no affiliation with him.
He opened that topic because he was disappointed for the lack of help in the forum. It has nothing to do with my topic concerning updates and most of all, it has nothing to do with me.
At the time you replied I was not even aware of its existence. Please check one by one the comments and you'll see that I only joined the topic a couple of days later and after your comment.So, why you're saying you answered me when I didn't wrote anything in that topic at the time you posted? I'm afraid that you must have confused me with Victor123.I fully recognize my faults, but please do not attribute all the faults to me when there are other users extraneous to me which open topics of the same kind.I take responsibility for my faults, but not for the faults of other poeple too.
I am not yet a martyr (although, as you have seen from my update topic, I was on the right way).
And looking again at your comment, what have to do a general announcement like "New Ex-100 versions are coming" with my topic?
It seems you can do the mistake to think that I was the author of that topic even if I didn't wrote there a single word at the time you answered, but I can't do the mistake to miss your three words at the end of your comment and wrongly believe it was the end of Ex series development in favour of WROS.
I am glad to know that you always read all the posts included mines and, as a new user, I was wrong to interpret my unresponded bug reports and topics as a total absence or abandonement of the project.This means that you saw with you're eyes that I'm not the kind of person who creates a topic or a bug report as soon as I encounter a problem with the claim of an immediate fix and that I only open a topic after having tried myself and without disturbing anyone all the possible tests and workarounds. You know this from the quality details of my bug reports.
This also means that you also saw
I was dealing with these problems from December
I was asking (and I stated this multiple times in different topics) was just a quick message of the type "Do not continue to lose time with expriments because WR needs to be fixed, just integrate the updates and install each time from scratch or let try to change this"
You have a life other than WR and given the free nature of the project, as you said (and I totally agree) deserves full respect
All people deserve this respect especially their time except for me
: despite all the efforts, time lost and desperation you clearly saw with your eyes
increasing over the time (and I repeat, from December) in trying to fix what seems buggy, I don't even deserve 30 seconds of the time needed to post a quick reply like this
because, again, with a simple confirmation like this I would not have even opened that long discussions and this topic (this one
) would not have even existed.
I would just have proceeded with the way of integration+reinstall and focused on automating the process. I would have finished everything long time ago without any useless discussions or polemics.
I made this clear so many times and recently also increased font size to made it even more clear, but evidently it was not yet enough until I have been forced to open this topic and use heated tones. Evidently I was asking too much. You found 15 minutes of your time to read the entire long post and all the others, but you didn't found 30 seconds for a quick reply knowing that would have put an end to my suffering. Sounds strange, don't you think?
I understand how you could feel when you put so many efforts in a project and someone says "It lacks even the command line arguments and even if it just needs 20 lines of additional code". Although this statement is true, I can understand how you can feel especially when said with such tones, but you should also try to understand me and my frustration accumulating over the time while you was constatly osservating this and the fact that I was only asking for that quick confirmation.
I believed you was not aware of anything of that topic, but now that you confirmed you saw all I am asking myself what kept you from writing that little confirmatiom I asked so many times. Honestly, I would have prefered much more a total absence from the forum because at least I could have said myself "it's not his fault and he is busy, be patience and wait for his return". Instead you left me with the idea that you could have easily put an end to all with some key presses, but you didn't.
If you says I have given false information
, well I didn't said "Ex-Series development is ended". I was asking (look above
) if your post focused on WOS, bug reports ignored from very long time, updates failure, section of the forums disappearing etc etc, should have been taken as a sign of the Winreduced ex series end. There's a big difference, don't you think?
If you felt offended for having mentioned MSMG as a possible alternative in case of Ex series end and my attempt to do a comparison, than I am very sorry. I always knew that authors are the main ones interested in comparisons to get ideas for improvements. You're right, all customization software have goods or bad functionalities or troubles and if you have taken this topic as a threat to your software I am very sorry, but I'm afraid you also missed when on one or more threads I said that WR is still the best along with appreciation
Of course, the tones I used recently didn't helped either and for sure obscured all the nice appreciations.
If for false information you means wrong statements or mistakes in publishing my tests, findings etc, then I am sure you know that I always warned people that they could be full of mistakes and wrong assumptions since I am pretty new to WR. I just shared my experiences, they are not intended to be taken as golden words and I always invite people to correct me.
I am sorry if sometimes I tend to write long and useless posts. You're right if you lose patience for all the time required to read and, as you saw, I'm aware of this and more times I asked users to excuse me.
This is my fault, I tend to be very descriptive and give all the possible details thinking that is a good thing that may help users to get a better understanding, but evidently I am wrong.I have tried to polish the topic
from all the off-topic comments and any comments that may have touched your sensitivity along with the title, new details, more coincisive and intuitive description and so, but the system does not allow me to delete the other user responses and not even the topic itself. Therefore I opened a new one and put all the things there. Please delete the old post, since it is useless and full of confusion.
I opened it long time ago when I joined the forun thinking that most of the troubles were my faults for being a newbie, but I soon discovered that they weren't and although I managed to overcome to most of the bugs (regularly reported), there was nothing I could do for the updates and the topic became very long due to this in an attempt to document all issues people may face along with possible workarounds.
When I saw it was going to become what it is now (off topics comments, people asking all sort of things...in other words complete confusion) I tried my best to put a brake on it by changing with a more appropriate title, revisions, inviting users to check my responses in their own threads etc. But it was too late.You may want to take a look to the new version to see if I missed something.
You should notice a red comment at the end where I still hope someone can give me that little confirmation on my assumptions and for which I was waiting from very long time, but do not worry, I am not targeting you because now that I know you was aware from the beginning of this little request (made multiple times) and if you will didn't replied I can't certainly hope now and I really don't want to make you more nervous!
I am targeting someone with long time experience who can spend a minute of his time to reply (hoping that there are still active users). So, don't worry, just give it a quick look only to let me know if there is something that you don't like.As you can see, most of topics ends with my comments meaning that I started to help people, publish findings, test results. It was my intention to become the most active user and bring my daily contribute to the forum and the project.Too much enthusiasm and fervor to bring my contributes to the community ended up with a warning of ban for SPAM.
But don't worry, I will stop "spamming
" and I will reduce my activity to minimum, but if you feel that I'm only a dangerous spammer, you're the boss and don't need to say "this is my first and last warning", just go ahead and ban me now
. I prefer to be guillotined immediately without any waiting.
Sorry again for this long message and sorry if I may sound a bit on the defensive but I had to clear and defend myself from topics that I never opened, spamming accuses and all the rest.
Not sure what you means when you said that I offended other users
and their work. I fully admitted my faults to you, but If you intend to accuse me of having done the same with someone else, please be more clear as I always been in all the topics included this. Make names, describe events and facts.
I don't feel to have offended anyone, but if you can prove me that I'm wrong, then I am ready to apologize.I saved a full screenshot of the old version
of the topic to prove my statements and defend me in case of new accuses
Oh yes, I never forget that EX-100 is free software exactly as I am sure you never forget that without users any software is dead software.
I am sure you agree with me that, as a new user who wants actively partecipate, I joined the forum in the wrong time, when the tool was full of bugs, people opening threads for the lack of support, bug reports with no response along with your absence lasted for all of that time etc etc.
So, I believed that everything was going to end and I tried my best to keep it alive. Can I be blamed for this?
Thanks for having given to me your attention.
Have a great day you too.