Monday, August 1, 2011

Bad?

So, not going to go into full-blown rant mode, but I've got to ask:

Is it bad that every time I open my Gmail box, and see the subject line "[name I don't recognize] has started a new personal conversation with you" from the Nexus forums my stomach twists and I wonder what it is this time?

I mean, with the number of people who wanted personal mods from me that I've snubbed this year alone, I don't see how I've managed to avoid getting embroiled in a moderator review. That is, assuming I haven't already been the subject of several and they just never found enough to officially start shit over.

I also seriously doubt my total refusal to even read comments on any of my FO3 mods is going over real well.

I tell you, long ago I once considered doing the reclusive modder bit. No answering of comments, not even answering PMs except from people I knew -- just occasionally popping up when something was ready for release or update, and then fucking off back into the shadows again. I think some days that would have been a much better policy than the one I did adopt.

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  1. I think people are attracted to you because you've always presented yourself as such a kind and understanding person.

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  2. Kind and understanding.

    I'm not sure whether you're being serious or not...

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  3. Just being a loyal NosCo employee and showing my support...

    ...until the time when the company's goals become irreconcilably disparate from my own agendas, when I will of course be forced to mount an insurrection...

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  4. You want the keys, they're yours; but you have to take the PM box with them.

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  5. Send it my way; I'll answer them all "IDK" and we'll be done with it for a while.

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  6. That is certainly one solution.

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  7. It is rather bad that you react that way to seeing PMs from people you are not familiar with. It is also, unfortunately, not unexpected now, given the crap you've had to deal with in just the last six months. I am somewhat surprised you haven't gone into seclusion as far as the Nexus is concerned.

    By the way, you two crack me up with the way you carry on between yourselves. I can just imaging being in the same room as the both of you when a conversation starts :)

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  8. @Druuler:

    We may sound whimsical to outsiders, but I think the truly sad part is that we're both being dead serious most of the time... XD

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  9. Dead serious, or dead pan? Just checking...

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  10. "Dead serious, or dead pan? Just checking... "

    Depends on the comment in question. Deadpan happens to be one of my specialties.

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  11. heh... mine too. Love Bob Newhart. Generally when I'm conversing with folks verbally they have no idea whether to actually laugh or not because they can only guess at whether I'm being serious or not. I've just grown too cynical and sarcastic for anyone to be sure what's going on in my head. Probably for the best.

    As a rule, generally assume that I mean what I'm saying but also that I can either take it or leave it.

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  12. I'll try and keep all this in mind should I ever have the opportunity to meet either of you.

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  13. @Druuler:

    Don't worry; I'm more impressive with a keyboard than I am in my tongue-twisted RL.

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