Please take the following as constructive criticism, it is meant that way.
I agree with the idea that we should try to keep some (tech)information-density (but not to the extreme) on our forum, but,
the way you treated Simon’s response -on your question- might look more like censorship.
And btw, it wasn’t that much off-topic since this topic concerned a program, and it’s relation with OS’s. Simon’s post concerned… software and OS’s.
One might even say that your topics are off-topic in the valved section. They could/should be in the tools section.
Now, I know that you have a different way/idea of posting. You want to build educational threads and don’t like to much distraction in them (then don’t call for distraction ).
However their value for the forum and the fact that you put much energy in it, it doesn’t give you the right to “shut up” people and remove their comments (without any comments), to a place where nobody understands them unless they read the valved section.
It would be better, for a next time, to explain (especially to new members like vturbine who don’t know your style) that you try to build an educational, almost monolog thread, instead off a discussion. And that you copy their, in your eyes, off topic comments to another thread (but don’t dump ‘m there like you did now)
In this last case you could for example have posted:
Or even after Simon had posted you could have opened, without locking the thread, a thread opening with your above post and suggest in the original thread to move that discussion there.WebPilot wrote: You never posted you got it to work on your OS. Fear of wine? Disdain for µSoft products? If yes, let’s take that to another thread.
Materially seen the result would have been almost the same, but socially seen sooo much better!
Again, please take this constructive. If you won’t/can’t, I will ignore your reaction. Not to insult you but because I don’t want to blow up this any bigger.