Re: Kick in the teeth
- After reading the two special messages from Jimb, I've read all the
responses to them. I also visited the otterplus.com site, to read
some more. I've just about read every post in the forum there.
Otter's author has decided to post everything in the current database
on his website and to allow users to edit it. I can understand the
anger this causes with all the people which have strived to make the
database more complete and more correct. Frankly, i would be pissed
off myself if something like that happened to me.
His decision to do so, probably is a financially inspired as the site
is riddled with all kind of add's.
Making the information on that website directly editable by anybody
is foolish, if not stupid, as Wikipedia has found out. Any prankster
could corrupt all the editable information whenever he chooses. And
it probably will happen and more than once. It probably will mean the
end of the Otter era.
Otter is a great aid for collectors but the program is flawed in many
ways (Defender as well as the Fragger version). I wouldn't call
it 'the ultimate tool', as the author does.
Let's cool down and focus our energy on the development of a better
tool than Otter, instead of pointless and counterproductive
bickering. Bickering only raises our bloodpressure and disrupts the
nice atmosphere of collecting OTR.