In response to Dr. Kali's previous post:
Reading the post you made about the question regarding more frequent updates surprised me a little, but it's unfortunately nothing new in the SE-forums. It has been happened before to others who've also brought it up, and now it's my turn:
Why do you put the word ”elitist” in my mouth when referring to the word ”common users” I used to label the rest of us who aren't in the beta (or dev) team, making it sound so dirty when I only try to describe the difference between a common/regular user and a dev/beta user?
English is obviously not my native language, which should be quite clear in my grammar and spelling. Still, when I try to use the most describing word I can to separate users from devs and beta testers I get mowed down with things like "we will not tolerate", "everyone should be extremely grateful" and "Please do not ask again" and that is to me quite a hard response to "Would be nice for the common users like us to also know what's going on".
There was no demand or requirement in the posts about daily/weekly novellas. I was just agreeing with the previous poster about more news for those who can't access the beta forums where all the talk is going on, from which I believe people easily can draw their own conclusions regarding the progress/status of SE. We only have this forum to go to, and to simply ask for some news after a month of silence is, at least in my world, nowhere near to not being grateful, being disrespectful to Vladimir, or not understanding how hard he actually works with this project.
I'm a user of SE since around 0.94 (and a donor, but who cares?) and the way a few users/mods have responded to me and others to some things in the past have been quite harsh, even on the verge of verbal assault. Vladimir, DoctorOfSpace and a couple of others always provide good and/or friendly answers to users, no matter their post count, level of involvement in SE or even if it's a question covered by the faq or forum rules.
About the word "elitist": There IS a difference depending on which side you belong to. I've seen users (mods/beta testers?) with several hundred posts assuming things about release dates and posting them here, getting a pat on the shoulder and being politely told not to post things that aren't confirmed yet. In contrast, many times before, both in the new and old forum, regular posters often starts off with the words "sorry" or "apologize" before asking honest questions, because they know that they can be snubbed off at any time for almost no reason.
I have hesitated MANY times to ask questions, knowing that it can be quite unpleasant to read the response if the wrong person replies. Therefore, I've mostly put my hope in frequent/known posters that they might ask the same question so I can get a proper answer, hence my low post count. Call me a coward if you like, I don't care. Posting this in here with my real online alias I've used for more than 20 years in gaming should at least to some people not be considered as being a coward.
I used to be quite active in forums back in the days when I played games like WoW, Battlefield 1942, Codename Eagle, to name a few. We had regular talks/chats with the devs at Dice back in the days (around 1998-1999) when the Persson brothers and a few others actively were involved in the community, developing updates for Codename Eagle and on some occasions even played online with us. Hand on my heart, I have never been hesitant to ask any questions in any of those forums because I've always felt like it's a natural thing to ask when you wanna know something.
This forum is almost a verbal minefield because in my experience, as soon as you come out of the shadows you have to tread very carefully. That is something I have never experienced anywhere before, or ever could've imagined a few people using SE would/could do to other people in a forum like this. Places linked to PUBG, CS and similar games have a huge crowd and there are many bad apples ruining those games and forums; I can understand it's a completely different situation there.
Here, we are a fairly small community with users who act properly; no swearing, no name calling or anything other than questions, answers and discussing things we like. I just can't understand why there is a need for some to "put people in place" for asking or saying the things that aren't in any way rude, insulting or disrespectful to anyone. It just makes me sad that it has to be this way here.