If you are riled about my reply, it's because the truth of what I wrote is hurting you
You are entitled to this opinion.
And I would say that if someone tells someone else not to do something I believe that person is perfectly entitled to do, it is limiting their freedom.
And when people start talking about rules: a "one-week rule" or "two-weeks rule" or "whatever-time rule", it is the beginning of limiting someone's freedom systemically.
Once rules limiting the players' freedoms are invented and imposed, someone may want to try to enforce them legally. That's why it's better to fight them from the very start, before it's too late .
You can't be sure he won't . And having to wait for two weeks is a draconian rule for someone who wants to do something immediately!
The problem is the original request on the author's website - as it is still formulated over there - is NOT "for two weeks", it is "for now".akeley wrote: ↑Mon Mar 23, 2020 3:15 pmbut this whole brohuaha is about a really mild request to simply not publish a specific thing for a couple of weeks. I mean - 2 weeks! Even if you think it's lame, unreasonable, or whatever, you could just go along with it for this really short period of time, out of simple respect for the author. It's something those aforementioned "adult, intelligent people" should understand without much fuss.
"For now" can be mean for a day, or for a week, or for years. Coronavirus has paralised normal life for now. Do you know long it will take to go back to normal? You don't know when that "now" will end in the author's mind. Not even "adult, intelligent people" can know it if they just have a look at the game's website.
That’s just your opinion. You are entitled to have it.
It is not a fallacy. Exercise self-control! If you know there are some heinous websites out there which are showing videos of newly-released Spectrum games, and if you realise you may be tempted to click on them which will lead you to tick something off as “done” – DON’T EVER VISIT THEM! This may save your Spectrum soul from this filth!akeley wrote: ↑Mon Mar 23, 2020 3:15 pmI have yet to hear about a serious review which gives away every plot point and ending. And the "nobody has to watch it" thing is a fallacy - we all know that once it's out there people are very likely to just click through it on the first watch and so are more likely to tick the thing off as "done". Why is it so hard to understand that this is why the "2 weeks" grace period might matter to the author?
I find it curious that you find it amusing. If the recording of someone completing a simple platformer should not be called a “walkthrough” – then what should it be called? I am asking seriously, I would like to know what word you would use for it.
See – you said “at some point in time”, you didn't say “two weeks after the release”! This only proves the point about "for now" I made above.
Freedom of speech may be a grandiose concept, but it is also a very practical and simple one (just like some urges). And it should be defended vigorously when the first dark clouds start to gather over it on the Spectrum screen!