Jenn has it in this discussion I have to say. You seem to be conflating constructive criticism with raining on other peoples parades Lyn. They aren't the same thing and shouldn't be treated with equal respect.
I don't know... As I have said in the OP, I really see that there has been parade raining. But I have also most of the time seen constructive criticism as well. Both actually sometimes go together, valid points and constructive criticism, and at the same time, well.. it's not always the best place to voice it and then it can turn a thread about a parade into drama...
After reading through the Conference topic, that's exactly what needs to be done. Anslo provided you with a response on the topic, specifically telling you that Slack is how he communicated with CCP to get their hard work pushed forward. Then in either an act of extreme negligence/laziness or just simple "Bittervett'ing" you decided to heavily imply a level of Favoritism using the rather choice word of "buddying." If I had have seen this post before the whole thing got
C...Katacombed you had better believe a flamebait report would have been dropped. To Anslo credit he took the little snipe and still gave you your answer, but you decided to pester further implying you didn't have time for slack and needed another answer. Now either that was a really stupid question (He explained how he did it, why would he know other ways of doing it?) or you were just looking to press the issue. This kinda stuff has to stop.
We turn a great thing sour for no perticular reason other to try and level our importance with people who put serious work into the lore for CCP. You wanna talk about dissapointment? The fact that that thread needed to be closed because of a few sour grapes is the disappointment.
Wait what ?
Wait a minute... I'm sorry that you see it that way but that seriously sounds like something that never actually happened. I am not sure what made you think so, but re-reading it again and again, I just don't see it. You are, like Morwen I feel, trying to ascribe motives other than my own that I never actually had.
Firstly, I never knew about slack. As other have already stated, it is extremely easy to point to those social networks when you actually know about them. Just saying that I should know about them because people always talk about it.. well, sorry, I suppose I missed it everytime... And that I also do not spend my days on Eve too... Or that I may have read it and thought it was some kind of saying, phrasing (like give me some slack, that kind of thing ?). Or that maybe, as some have said, I was willfully ignorant and stupid. Talk about good atmosphere... I got that scud out of nowhere.
Secondly, I suppose that was not the best term to use ? I mean, what is it, speaking with devs on a social network, if not buddying them ? I mean, some people count devs as friends, especially since some of them were players before... And, also... Well, put yourself in our shoes. You suddenly discover that people are able to reach CCP. Well, that got me very interested actually since they basically closed the door when they split OOC/Summit, and left dev actors in the closet. So, it was rather exciting as an opportunity because something that people have been complaining about in the last years (meaning, the doors closed and the absence of lore news), was maybe to an end, or at least could be bypassed. That is why I asked how they did it. I thought naively at first that people would be glad to share it, but I actually had to press it until I got something else than evasive answers... I really thought you were all trying to hide it or something at some point. And I really did not know how to ask it again, because when it's like the 4-5th post you write to get answers instead of vague allusions... Well, it was very touchy indeed, and I started to feel that something was not right.... And well, apparently, people were expecting accusations of favoritism or whatever else, which now I can see might explain why all the elusiveness...? honestly, re-read what I posted everytime, trying to find the right words and trying everytime to actually explain what I meant, because every time it was taken in the worst way possible... So maybe I'm a retard again, maybe i'm stupid because I do not know slack or whatever... Then so be it. I just think the people that answered me probably performed as poorly as I did then. But seriously, read all the answers, and tell me how many of the 10-15 of them actually answer to the question ? It was just a question to know how to reach out to CCP !
Thirdly, I am rather unsure where I said that I didn't have time for slack and NEEDED another answer... ? Edit : I think I said that I don't want to go to twitter. Well, that's my choice, and will probably not use slack as well since it requires tweeter, right ? Too bad for me, but at least I got my answer and now know a bit more about how to reach devs!
If you don't want an echo chamber (which you seem to be implying.) Don't scold people like petulant children with lines like this when you don't get the answer you were expecting.
And then don't backpedal behind a boilerplate "No Offence" and not expect people to still be offended.
Seriously guys, this stuff has to stop somewhere.
Again, what... ? It is starting to get on the verge of vitriolic and aggressive tone... seriously. That's precisely what I wanted to avoid with that thread.
Well, if you are offended by what I said here, then I am sorry, although, I don't really understand...
You are just being rude for the sake of it. I don't want to go further that road. I'm done with it.