> > What part of 'I contribute what I can' don't you understand.
> Apparently the part where that entitles you to criticize other people for
> contributing what they can, albeit in a different form, when what they can contribute
> isn't always 100% in line with how you would have them contribute it.
> > Yes I'm going to point out things that are worth buying, yes I'm going to be
> > disappointed when mistakes are made because I care about seeing things preserved,
> > especially if they're relatively cheap and seem like one-off chances.
> "Yes I'm going to point out development that needs doing, yes I'm going to be
> disappointed when people don't because I care about seeing MAME developed, especially
> if it's relatively straightforward and seems like low-hanging fruit."
> > but this attitude of being a dick to me, just because I've generally only put time
> > forward and not money is a really, really nasty one. yes, you have money,
> > I get it.
> No, you don't get it. As usual you can't even comprehend how someone could have a
> gripe with you, and can't be bothered to try to comprehend why.
> I'm being critical of you in this thread, particularly, because you're defensive (as
> rightly you should be) whenever people act like they have the right to whinge at you
> if you fail to work on exactly what they want you to, yet feel just as entitled to
> whinge that other people aren't spending money exactly how you want them to. Time
> being money, you're a hypocrite and don't even have the common courtesy to admit it.
> The fact that you seem to think that this comes down to "Mog has money" really speaks
> to your pathological lack of introspection, because the fact of the matter is that I
> don't. The spare fun-funds that I had ran out a year ago. The only material
> contributions I've made have been thanks to numerous selfless, kind-hearted people
> from around the world chipping in to help preserve LCD games. The same people that
> you apparently despise because they're not putting their money towards what you seem
> to think they should. Put the rock down or at least get out of your glass house.
You're mistaking what I'd basically consider close to frustration / mourning for things that have likely been lost for whining or whatever else.
Believe it or not, I do feel hurt, and like I've failed on some level when things are lost, even when there's nothing I can do about them. I feel the same way about servers for semi-recent games being shut down etc. too. Doing what I can to make sure nothing gets lost is the only thing that really motivates me with this work but my own limitations in being able to do that, or help that cause frustrate me all the time.
So yeah, I can be frustrated if things got passed on with no bidders and now are probably going to cost thousands or be lost forever. I can still hope that some of them do show up for reasonable prices.