They are not my 'assumptions' Keith, they are a matter of fact. The 'discord' or whatever you use is absolutely and utterly irrelevant to the conversation. THAT is the point. It is like someone pushing the 'watch tower' though the letterbox.
The same as the unnamed 'we' etc and then the references to SI's opinion yet then saying that you don't know their opinion.
The supposed 'location' as to where or how some supposed discussion with non definitive results took place is of no importance whatsoever.
The only handing out of pamphlets is being done metaphorically by your insistence and persistence
And I am glad you agree that it is all something that would need to be in black and white.
As for people submitting work to the community I fully agree that it is totally, 100% a personal and individual choice and always will be. It is to be encouraged and applauded. Very few of the published community work on SI is totally original and that is the very best part of it, it is built on and further built on. Again, a very fine thing for those that want to do it whether for the reasons of sharing and building on a base and expanding the experience or for personal praise or for any reason whatsoever. Some may not want to do any of that at all and again, that is also absolutely fine. It is all good. Just not when anyone tries to commercialise someone elses efforts. That we all seem to agree on. Some people even struggle to say a simple and polite thank you. That is how bad things can be. A glimpse into the freeloading culture that is pervasive and inherent in the world of the emptynet. It is a very sad reflection on a very large portion of modern netizen society and culture. Very sad indeed.