Ok I dont really want to return to it but its necessary indeed to explain myself.
Lets see the post which led to the lock of the thread, it was the last post ForAllDankind made in that thread
What you mean people like me, who offer their professional skills developed over decades for free? Yeah kid it is. It's not a matter of patience, it is as you point out a matter of available free time. I have it now, in a few months time I probably won't and this project may likely be out of sight out of mind.
Also ignoring the point that there was a working method, now there isn't. It is just bad coding practice to replace a working method before you have developed a replacement. Think about it. If things were left the way they were until the new localisation features were ready, you'd have a working new UI today. Instead we're forced to have this conversation over basic coding fundamentals and how important they are to a project like this one.
Things right like keeping instructions up to date, and applying standard coding practice really helps avoid wasting people's precious spare time. Those are some ways you attract and retain people, otherwise you end up like the guys at ReactOS who have been "18 months from beta release" for the past 12 years, have like 6 guys doing all the work, and complain they have so much work to do with so little help.
And if someone comes along and points out a flaw in your methodology, it is not a personal attack, but a chance to level up your irl INT stat. Efficiency matters.
Yes its stingy. He was upset. And criticized.
He was frustrated because
It's just the most frustrating timing ever. i just finished reskinning the the whole UI (84 images) with better graphics and using a consistent font thoughout. Then I went though the old font making tutorial, installed unity, made a unity account, installed the unity hub, installed the package, made the sdf font, modded it, remade it, tried to install it and found it didn't work. Then with the new .fnt I searched for generators online which itself was a rabbit hole until I found one that works, except it doesn't because these .fnt files aren't compatible with win .fnt files. So I went to install textmesh pro but unity no longer has that in store, so I went searching for an archived version, found one and after clicking through 3 layers of ad-based link protectors was able to download and install it. Still can't see how my font will look ingame and the overall aesthetic.
Yes he made a mistake I guess, should have not poured the energy into something he was not sure is working. My understanding was, that if he follows the guidelines, it will work at the end of the day? And it seems its not the case? Happens. It also happens ppl get frustrated exactly at this point and it happens because we are humans.
Ive read here he was calling ppl names, thats not truth - Ive read the whole thread again. Why create these false accusations? Do ppl really need to come up with false arguments to support their case? Why?
If you end up the post with "/OldManLecture" it means something like a "/rant off" "/OldManRant" etc TO ME. He realized hes ranting, and made it clear.
Now you have two options - lock the thread. To me, lock at this specific time means just one thing - STFU. We dont want to hear anything from you.
Thats not a best timing to do that. And the outcome of this reply - because thread lock is a reply - is absolutelly expected. I say EXPECTED - not justified!
It will turn that already frustrated person to the raging beast. And thats what happened. He got so upset he took all his work and vanished.
Now you can tell me it was all his fault, and I cant argue with that.
Yes, you was in the right. But no, that was NOT THE ONLY WAY this issue could be handled. I dont believe the discussion would continue much longer, if any, and the lock was unnecessary at that time. It was a catalyst which burned it all. The final dot.. I can understand you did not see where it will lead, but to me it was evident in the moment I saw that. And than it indeed happened.
Thats why I was so disapointed with it. I believe we can deal with frustrated ppl in a better way. No, its not our duty or obligation - but its a chance where we can make a difference. You was in right using the negative measurements against him, but if you used a possitive one, or silence, the outcome would be we would have the new interface and fonts and the argument would vanish.
I saw it as a failed oportunity to raise above the argument and come from a higher grounds.
I was also invested in it a bit more, because I supported this person from a start, shared the files with him and helped him thru the PMs...
I will not reply to every single post here. Just please, dont tell me what you think I would do if the person wrote on dream thread. I dealt with ppl there who were extremely disrespectful to me, calling me names for real, and thats when I told em what I think. This situation is not comparable, so lets not get there, the person who said it, has no idea about me (and thats understandable)
Bottom line is:
I failed as well as Dankind. I did not ground myself, and posted in anger. Im sorry about that. What makes me sad the most, is that I caused another drama and more importantly, put Interkarma and Jay in a possition where they did not deserve to be. Accusing them. That was wrong. Im sorry about that. Really!
As Ive said, I value the community here a lot, and Im glad to be a member of such a nice project. And indeed, I would not talk with members the way this person did. It was wrong. And Im atm preaching wine and drinking water, because I tell ppl here to come in a possitive way, yet I came up negative. I effed up, I know it.