Don’t get me started. In the 11 years I’ve been coming to this site, just about all of the mods and members have been extremely nice to me. I’ve had nothing but pleasant dealings the likes of Roberto & Raffaele. They are among the coolest and most accommodating people I’ve come across in my 20 years the CG industry and nigh 40 on this blue marble. Really great guys. I’m serious. I’m well aware that I can be “strong coffee” at times. I won’t deny it. They don’t always agree with me, but they’ve done their level best to respect my opinions and my right to express them. Cool and level headed about 99% of the time. More often than not, we just agree to disagree. I appreciate that. I honestly do.
With Leigh? Professionally, I respect her. Totally. She does quality work and her work ethic is without question. She’s excellent at what she does. As a moderator, all I can say is that, for better or worse, she is who she is. Sometimes, her approach can be akin to that of a bull in a china shop, so to speak. Her presence is immediately made known. No disrespect is intended. Don’t get me wrong. Like I said, I do respect her, one artist to another. As a moderator, I’m put off by some of her tactics. Whatever you call it, bullying or intimidation, I’m just not a fan and I won’t play into it. I won’t get anywhere by fighting her. It’s pointless. Not my sandbox. Not my toys. Not my rules.
Roberto… Raffaele… I’m sorry for my part in this thread. I honestly am. I don’t apologize for my opinions or even having them, but I do apologize for my part in letting it get out of control. I hope that you’ll accept my solemn promise to stay away from such debates again. They are fruitless and I should know better.
Your bias is understood and duly noted. Personally, after 11 years here, I usually just steer clear. This time… Oops! Steered right into the skid. Not sure that contacting management helps if there’s some unspoken “thin pixel line”. In the future, I’m just gonna steer clear of the storm, as I usually do.