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JimboG81

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This is my first time posting on here as I dont normally bother with forums these days. 

So with the release of the CK for Starfield I understand this is going to break a lot of mods. I have a simple request. If you are no longer intending to support your mods, whether adult life caught up with you or simply because you didnt want to carry on, I would kindly ask that you delete the mod. It is increasingly frustrating to come across a mod that I like the sound of only to find out the author has left it half finished and unplayable. Just get rid of it. 

The second reason I am asking you to do this is because, for some weird reason, Nexus will not let me hide mods I dont wish to see. I have no idea why they refuse to add this feature as it would stop non working mods from coming up in my search feed. 

Anyways thanks for making it this far. Rant over.

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What if the author died?  Should they leave instructions for their executor to delete their mods?  How about if they became homeless when their job got downsized?  Should they find a way to steal power and internet access to delete their mods?  Maternal mortality rates are way up post-Dobbs.  Should a dying mother beg the nurses for a laptop so she can delete her mods?

When I got hit by a hurricane a couple years ago I was forced to give up my Fallout modding.  Should I have deleted my mods?  Or would it possibly be better to leave them there for people to download, alter, and fix as they desired?  As long as you don't upload someone else's work you can make all the local changes you want.

Now, instead of thinking about how this affects you, try thinking about the author who had something tear up their life.

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Oh my god you're absolutely right! I mean its not like they could set something up like your email account where in a situation that you dont log in for 6 months top a year your account gets deleted and all your content goes with it....no that would NEVER work and yes you should delete your mods because.... THEY DONT WORK! Its not up to other people to fix YOUR mess sunshine. Dont start something you cant finish.

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Don't delete them, some of us are still using them but a notification is definitely needed (if they arent supported any longer) and they may need to be redownloaded from time to time (which most modders do anyway so...)

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That doesn't fix the issue. Say for example I want to search for a basic needs mod. and the first one in the search has been discontinued/abandoned by the author. There is no way of me unseeing that mod so now I have to remember that the mod has been abandoned/doesn't work.  On top of that most authors do not permit the reupload in part or in whole of their mod so its now useless to anyone who wants to improve on it. A classic example of this is the SkuUI mod. it doesn't work properly as of Bethesda's latest AE upgrade. What did the mod author do? Nothing. They just left it as it was. It now requires 3 separate mods on top to fix the issues. 

My point is, if youre (god forbid) dead or otherwise not coming back for the mod what do you care if it gets removed?  

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1 hour ago, JimboG81 said:

Oh my god you're absolutely right! I mean its not like they could set something up like your email account where in a situation that you dont log in for 6 months top a year your account gets deleted and all your content goes with it....no that would NEVER work and yes you should delete your mods because.... THEY DONT WORK! Its not up to other people to fix YOUR mess sunshine. Dont start something you cant finish.

Should they also delete working mods by the same author, that any number of people may be using?  And who decides what constitutes a working mod and what does not?

What if the author has a dozen working mods for, say, Skyrim, but one not-quite-finished mod for Starfield.  Do the Skyrim mods get automatically deleted too?

And "don't start something you can't finish"?  What if the author had every intention of finishing?  Your argument is that no one should ever start on a mod, because they may experience a crisis in their life that prevents them from finishing.

Your lack of compassion is Brobdingnagian. 

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My lack of compassion hahah don't make me laugh. This site allows child killing mods, full on porn mods but removing homosexual content and gender bullshit is where they draw the line? Dont talk to me about compassion.

To answer your first question, if the person has not used their account in over 6 months (possibly a year) then YES everything gets deleted. 

Who decides what constitutes a working mod? What kind of stupid question is that. it either works or it doesn't. I'm sure you can ask the authors of SKYUI what happened to that mod.

If you cannot finish a mod, either hand it off to someone who has the time and resources to finish it and/or delete it. It really isn't that hard.

The road to hell, as they say is paved with good intentions. That doesn't get the job done. The problem is they half finish a mod and then put a disclaimer on that wont let anyone merge even if they haven't  finished it. meanwhile, I have to navigate through a minefield of half finished, broken mods. the author is off doing whatever and hasn't given anyone else a second thought at this point. it really isn't any of my concern that Bob the mod author is now sitting at home in his underpants watching daytime TV eating cereal out of a shoe and crying non stop because his girlfriend ran off with a Jamaican man who's penis was bigger than his and they took the dog with them and his only friend Garfield the cat got ran over by the mailman yesterday. I dont care.

Where is the compassion for the end user?

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Homophobia - Because I disagree with someone's life choice? Really?

Transphobia - Because I believe in the rule of science and that its a mental illness. K. Just because you put a superman costume on it doesn't mean you can fly.

Racism - No Idea where you got that one from but ok chief.

Victimization - Yes because I wont to hold people accountable for their actions - move over Hitler I guess?

Raging sense of entitlement - Come on sunshine you're gonna have to do better than that. 

 

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Ever heard the phrase "beggars can't be choosers"?  How about "don't look a gift horse in the mouth"?

Everything on Nexus is free. If Amazon were free, would you complain that they weren't filtering out the stuff you didn't want...for free?

You wouldn't by any chance be one of those people who shout from the hilltops that mods should always be free, because of course everyone creating free mods does so simply for the love of creating free mods, are you?

One thing you might consider. If you find one of these incomplete, incompatible, or otherwise broken free mods you wish you could use, invest a little time in learning how to create free mods yourself, and then you might be able to fix that particular free mod for your own personal...free use.

 

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