I was originally about to post this at the end of Vapouraid's thread about RDKF, but (surprise surprise) it was locked by the time I finished. Anyway, I still want to say it, so here it is. Keep in mind I wrote it for that thread. The thing that gets me the most about this forum (that has from the beginning) is how much people overreact to the slightest things. Guys, it's just a thread. Let it go. Let Vapouraid have his say. Let other people have their say in return. It's not like a thread like this is going to turn the forum into a home for trolls and spammers, and break the bandwidth budget. Part of business, and part of developing is being able communicate with each other. If all that happens is thread locking for the good of the 'spirit and style of this community', all you do is stop people actually being able to talk things through in public. For example, I personally would have liked to have heard Vapouraid's reasoning behind hyping up his game. I agree that it's a fairly annoying tactic, but that doesn't mean I'll go bananas and have a go at him, or lock his thread if I'm an admin. After all, isn't what he was doing a form of marketing in action? I think it'd make a great topic if (and here's the key) IF someone didn't fly off the handle and close the thread. You guys think by stopping open, and sometimes difficult conversations you'll help developers? You won't. You'll only stunt the dynamic. You can't pretend that everyone will be able to talk things through, and disagree with each other without some kind of heat, and because of this, I simply urge you guys (the mods) to also relax a little, and allow people to freely express themselves (within reason) without the feeling a giant axe of dissaproval will suddenly close their topic, or ban them entirely. Cheers.