@IzNoGod - we can go around and around and around on the OP's intent, and as the OP has not come forward to claim it was anything but a cheat - our decision on it won't be swayed. The case is closed. You can call it whatever you want, but what it boils down to is that we have made our decision based on the application of our forum and site rules and are not going to sway from that decision. Now you can continue to beat this dead horse or move past it - but as far as MOSDOnline is concerned - the issue is closed.
With regards to your comments about liltc and our discussion - what more do you want me to say? I have apologized for my statement towards him - however yours (and other posters') insistence that I harbored some long standing grudge against liltc is really quite laughable. If that were the case then surely liltc would have complained that I was treating him unfairly prior to this discussion. If I were involved with liltc in a longer-lasting "disagreement" I am sure it would have broken long ago - as I am ever outspoken.
No - the FACT is that liltc was banned for breaking numerous forum & site rules after being warned to not do so multiple times - and he - and the rest of you need to accept that and move on with your lives.
@Tally - your quotation of Tsung Tzu really shows your mentality towards the whole community
- and it has been that way with you since the beginning. A community is about helping each other - not a war where there has to be a victor (and it seems that in your mind you "need" to create a war to win at all costs - which is why you won't ever fit in...anywhere).
I do seem to recall you making these same predictions of failure and collapse about MODSOnline years and years ago (one of the other times "Tally" rose up against one or another great injustice - more truthfully - those were times that Tally was put in his place). Was the last time the one that Tally's alter ego "Dante" was formed? Or was that yet another previous time? I can't recall.... (wait - why did you come back again????)
Regardless, there always seems to be a few who you can incite into some sort of "rebellion" or "boycott" of one thing or another. The absence of the "14 regulars" that you seemingly speak for, may or may not have an impact on the forums here - but your absence surely will - and MOSDOnline will still be here tomorrow - because we aren't here for you, we are here - as a community - for everyone else.
I cannot deny that you could
be a very helpful person in the community, however - historically your acidic personality has driven more people away from you than towards you. Perhaps that is why everyone else that was respected in the modding community from the vCoD, UO, CoD2 & MW "glory years" of mapping & modding the franchise was offered jobs within the industry or took positions helping to support beginners and introducing them to modding and mapping...the "great Tally" sat (and still sits) there wondering why no one would pick him for their team. Oh - how it must have rankled you that almost everyone but you
from those "years" that had created mods was asked to join one studio or another (most to varying degrees of success - some to great heights!)
Rather than look inward for the reason that you aren't wanted by gaming studios - you lashed out at everyone else and have to this day call them "code thieves." If your argument there had any merit, we all have to assume that you would have taken it to court long ago, for it truly is eating you up inside - or at the very least, these apparent "thieves" of "Tally Code" would have been exposed for their incompetence long ago. No - they were hired because they showed skill in coding, ingenuity in mapping and were most likely not - well, you!
I would educate you on the fact that libel is only the legal terminology used for slander if slander is written - it then becomes the charge of libel, and since we are not in court nor am I pressing charges - slander is an apt enough word.
The door for anyone who wishes to visit this website, and participate in the forums is ever open, and you are welcome to come here - or not...some leave - most come back.
I should clarify...that door is ever open - except for Tally. You David - we as a community have had enough of.