I only ask because it's one of the most easily circumventable things on this site. If a mod author decides they don't like me (for whatever reason) why not mute my posts? If I want access to their mods (relax guy, I don't) all I have to do is make a new account. I suppose you could double down and throw an IP ban on me, but that's easily dealt with as well.
Has the site had a change of management or something? Because I honestly don't remember things being this petty. Even the message you get after being blocked is childish "access to mods is a privilege" I mean, are you guys serious? You re-purpose assets using developer tools. Now access to those tools are a privilege. What you guys provide is a lazy man's alternative to using the GECK/creation kit. Maybe tone the self importance down a bit?
Your description of modding is both ridiculously reductionist and facepalmingly inaccurate. In fact, I'd say it's a 'lazy man's' definition. If you want to have a mature, constructive conversation, that's not the way to go about it.
The topic of mod authors' control over who can access their mods has been 'discussed' ad nauseam in this forum and to save everybody time and for your edification and education, I recommend you read those threads.
I write 'discussed' because this topic usually goes in one of two directions. The OP has their arguments systematically demolished by rational, reasonable responses based on many years of experience, and
1. they disappear from the conversation and are never heard from again, probably because they just wanted to whinge and had nothing constructive to offer;
2. they continue to argue the toss which only serves to demonstrate their inability to modify their viewpoint when confronted with better information and superior logic.
If I was a betting man, I'd place money on #1 for you.
Edited by gnarly1, 27 February 2021 - 10:34 PM.