But boy oh boy....I can be Ms Nice only for so long....and there's a fine line which gets crossed sooner or later...
One person in particular has been dancing on said line for months now. I've tried to make things work. I've tried to fix things up, but apparently he doesn't get it....so.. that's it....
[18:26:47] * Taylor pokes Gaffer
[18:26:53] <Taylor> Who killed ZO...
[18:27:00] <Gaffer> the little green men
[18:27:10] <Gaffer> can't you read the offline message
[18:27:11] <DDJ|Irked> You're upgradin' aren't you?
[18:27:17] <Gaffer> yes
[18:27:24] <DDJ|Irked> not when we're signed in, twit
[18:27:27] <DDJ|Irked> get an error
[18:27:28] <Gaffer> i've tested it 5 times on secondary boards
[18:27:33] <DDJ|Irked> Fatal error: Call to a member function on a non-object in /home/zonedfo/public_html/fm/global.php on line 22
[18:27:37] <Gaffer> oh
[18:27:40] <DDJ|Irked> yes..
[18:27:40] <DDJ|Irked> oh
[18:27:42] <Gaffer> that would do it
[18:28:03] <DDJ|Irked> uh huh
[18:28:03] <Gaffer> i even found the bug which hit TMA.
[18:28:03] <DDJ|Irked> Configuration: includes/config.php exists, but is not in the 3.5 format. Please convert your config file via the new config.php.new.
[18:29:09] <DDJ|Irked> did you at least back things up?
[18:29:26] <Gaffer> it's going threw doing the db right now
[18:29:50] <DDJ|Irked> and gaf.. how hard was it to tell us you're upgrading here in IRC?!
[18:30:07] <Gaffer> i forgot, sorry....
[18:30:26] <DDJ|Irked> cuz I'm in the middle of something that happens to involve the ZO forums because I host my simm on there....
[18:30:32] <DDJ|Irked> forgot? you seem to do that a lot lately.
[18:32:04] <Gaffer> a thousand sorrys then... and i know.. i've had alot on my mind
[18:32:22] <DDJ|Irked> like what...?
[18:33:19] <Gaffer> money problems mainly... i've not been grumpy, just not thinking very well
[18:34:14] <DDJ|Irked> and you know what.. don't bother upgrading ZO. instead remove the vB software from the site
[18:38:34] <Gaffer> fine.... find a new webhost.
[18:38:53] <DDJ|Irked> Already did, buster
[18:39:03] * Gaffer (Gaffer@aceirc.org) Quit (Quit: )
[18:39:32] <DDJ|Irked> boy.. doesn't take a lot to irritate him.. and I didn't even pull out the big guns
I own a vBulletin licence. (paid $160 bucks for it....) that's left over from SGO, and that was left over from The 25th Fleet deal back in 2000-2001.. Hoo boy...this thing's gone through a lot of changes.. this isn't the first time Gaffer did someone on the forums without consulting me about it first. I own the software, I at least deserve the right to be consulted when it comes to things that affect the forums. I told him before, and he was told today, for which he of course apologizes....
Fair enough.. we all forget... but he's been told to tell people about things like that and at least let people know in advance, not even an hour before this happened. Does he even listen?! Does it even register in his mind?! Hell no! It's all just about HIM, him, HIM, and MORE HIM. He feels like doing it, he does it. No consideration for other people whatsoever.
A lot of worries on 'is mind? Who doesn't have a lot of worries on their mind most of the time?! Seriously! I don't even want to start about my own personal state the last few days alone, he doesn't even know about that, but oh.. 99% of AceIRC knows about HIS issues.
And the sorries, just didn't seem sincere... made it look more like "I'm just saying sorry just so you get off my back" than a sincere thing.
And yeah, fair enough, that could've gone on better, but it could've gone on worse too.. I spent months trying to get this guy to listen. tried talking to him, tried ignoring him, tried warning him...tried making him think about things like his attitude and the like. No go. :: holds up hands :: that's it.. I've had enough.