I can safely say that telling people to blatantly flat out NOT come to JD on our own site because it's "not in their best interests" isn't going to be tolerated much here either, so let that be just a simple warning.
If you don't appreciate the site here
Ok. No biggie.
Not that I ever posted here much to begin with (the orange on blue text style really messes with my eyes, giving me a weird 3D effect) but I'm outta here. Later, OJD
I'm sorry if you took things as me telling you to pack up and leave Owen, I didn't mean for that intent. If you read my post, I was more than complementary of your work Owen, I think you're a good guy in customizing so that's not an issue.
I was sending just a message that while we (IE: Everyone there) are not allowed to post, even in passing, that "this or that" is at "that site or this site" over at Rebelscum's forums, we are very tolerant about other sites being mentioned... Really it's not even tolerance, it's simply that Star Wars collecting is not just one website, it's many and we dig all the news around all the sites, and all the customs at all the various sites...
However, telling people "You're better off being there than here" isn't going to fly. I'm sorry some of you disagree with me saying that, but that's the way it is going to be here because that's simply coming in to a site you don't post at much (Owen), and completely disrespecting the people who DO work here and who DO post here. I know you maybe feel that way, but I was ASKING you to drop that kind of talk was all... I don't care if Scum's your home base for customs or not, I appreciated you coming by whatever ammount you felt you wanted to, and I'm sure everyone else does, but if you feel my warning to just respect our site was a note telling you to pack it up and go then is it really I who did the overreacting here?
Maybe I'm misreading things, but from my point of view I gave a warning about something that isn't acceptable on any forum. Show some respect is the message and remember you can be here and there... You can talk about here and there openly, but when you imply that you SHOULDN'T be here at JediDefender, and you SHOULD be there, then I'm sorry but that's just not cool by me. You have to be respectful to this community, that's all.
I don't want any of you to quit either site if any of you don't want to. Do what you want, and enjoy the hobby and help expand it and make it better, but when you're at a place you have to respect them... Voicing opinions and criticism on a site is fine, we like hearing what the people think here but you have to also remember that we like keeping our members here, and don't want them being told they should be at such and such site instead... Both sites though? Yeah, I think people can and should (at times anyway) broad themselves. Seems fair and logical to me as far as my stance is concerned.
Again, this isn't disrespecting you Owen, or any of you... It's just a request of respect for us over here, because we do want you here and we want you happy here, but we also don't want you to leave a site you're happier at... My post isn't asking you to leave though, it's asking you to just remember that we like our members right where they are, and if people are wanting to come over here or make this the only place they want to post customs, telling them that they're "better off at....." is a really disrespectful way to speak of our forums on our forums. That's all, and if anything I was more hurt to see you felt that way about our site. We'd have appreciated seeing your post count increase with customs discussion I know, but either way we would want you at whatever site makes you happy, and if that's not ours then we're sad but not going to tell you that you're better off here. You're better off where you're happiest. Be cool if you pop in to say hi some though.