Well, since Greenious took effort and did longer explanation, what I appreciate, I will be free to write here my side - how I seen all this, and what I think about what is really important.
I do all this in my free time. Which sometimes is lot of free time, sometimes is not. I deal with digital electronic for some 40 years, with computers over 35.
So, first important thing is: I know what I write here. Computers and related are exact science. In most of cases there is no 'opinion' here, there are facts.
Constant argument is: let people to expose their opinion. Sure, and then let those who know it better to say: 'that's wrong', 'you are wrong'. I know, I'm now not modest at all, and that will be so in further text. So, if you don't like it hate me. I know what I talking about.
The real problems happen not because some bad tone, but because some act like spoiled child in case of being corrected. There is no nice way to say to someone that is wrong. You can waste ton of words, but they will get insulted. And then, the real insult may happen - because correction someone, saying that is wrong is not insult. It is helpful for normal people. Those others will make drama of it, and sooner or later there will be real insults - like in now closed thread.
Back to free time: it took some 6-8 hours only to solve that game Projectyle start on Atari Mega STE, and whatfor - how many of owners of that computers will play it ever, how many of them will thank me ? But I did it, because myself gave that as target for me. I spent some 2 weeks with Zone Warrior - first wasted days with bad crack, marked as 'fully working', then found good crack - doing again long file extraction process and other. And I did complain here, what Brume did not like. However, it resulted in that Stefan jL posted image of original - so, all I can say, it was worth to complain. Finally, I did all it again from original as source, compared all files with Replicants release - and yes, they did it well, all files are same.
Things go so slowly, that's what I want you to see.
"decide what is right or wrong,' - Well, I don't agree. There are many cases where is clear who is wrong and who is not. I did my best in that arguing with Miguel/Atariforever, and was certainly civilized. And them what ? He came with complain that I did not mention communism
That was so absurd !
Reminding on Simbo case - I was in fight with him over years, just because he wrote blatant crap over and over again. For instance said that Satandisk handles internally FAT16 partitions. When I said that I know it better, since I made hard disk driver SW, he just said that he knows it better. And it went so far, that other people started realizing how Simbo is full of mistakes, how is arrogant, then ban, bad words ...
So, again, not humble, this day not for sure: I think that I'm who can see things faster than average people.
"We are not here to protect you from your own mistakes."
Absolutely agree. However. I, and again not humble I expected to be threaten little different after all my work done for Atari people, and more important, after I prove that I know things.
Mistake ? Was my mistake that I started 2 threads in Chat section, which were undermined then by Troed, Miguel ? It's like saying that Jodie Foster is responsible for death of John Lennon. Why she did not became an waitress instead an actress ? There is no way that someone can predict in what some thread will turn. Only to write nothing, say nothing. And then what - trolls won, and freedom of speech is actually good tool for abusers - they will always pull out that 'argument' when is good for them.
I will now open new thread, just to say something about Google again. If there will be same trolling, I will ask to close it again. But that will be last my post in chat section. And yes, I will know who to blame for that.
What is here at stake ? Right the mentioned freedom of speech. Those who don't like what I write, however have no any decent argument against will do everything to shut me down. What an absurd from propagators of alleged "free speech" .
Sorry for long post. But I feel that things need to be explained well.