> "Thanks so much for taking the time and effort to dump and send these roms in.
> Although we can not guarantee this will be added any time soon, due to the nature of
> the complexity... we highly appreciate that you sent them to us for preservation.
That has never happened in history, and you know it. It's real simple: you dump a game, your name is credited when it's added. After that, there is no relationship with the dumper unless his work turns out to be defective.
> Im sure that little write up would have went a Long way to making him feel that much
> better about mame and the people behind mame.. and maybe put more effort into other
And a few minutes of research would have caused him to discover how things actually work. I paid $2000 out of pocket to get Star Wars Trilogy dumped for MAME and nobody sucked my cock for it afterwards. It doesn't happen to anyone, and it's not exactly a well-hidden fact by this point.
You seem to be under the impression that MAMEdev is a professional well-funded corporation that can afford to hire secretaries to write flowery Dr. Phil letters to dumpers and that we can jump on whatever the BYOAC crowd has deemed indispensable in a given week. It's not. MAME is what we do after work, in between football games on TV and dinner with the girlfriend. (In the case of inputs and shifters, it's what Derrick does when it's too cold to go swimming in Canada). If you want better service, you'll need to start paying $69.95 each time there's a version bump.