What you said is true. Dracos got a little too sensative and posted a ballsy comeback to things he didn't like. But see posts 4 and 6. WOuldn't it have pissed you off just a bit?
Dracos started a turf war. THEY dragged in other forums, specifically inxsdragon who fueled it. He cross posted to a closed thread so he could re-light the fire. But I will tell you this and the Mod of the notebook forum should take note:
This came dangerously close to a forum war with the notebook forum gettin' the short end of the stick. Possibly 5 forums against it and the Commport would likely join its sister MPC in the fray.
Let me make a few points, not AGAINST what you said Manta, but points I need to make in line with what you said, and my perspective on them:
1) Agreed this is not ONE sided. It's not all falling on Dracos, just as it is not all falling on the Notebook forum as we originally thought. However, I put more blame on Dracos because he initiated combat, so to speak. Yes, those comments would have rubbed me the wrong way, but if I modded a notebook and it turned out different than I expected, then posted to a bunch of forums and received compliments, then had one forum compliment with some criticism by the 4th and 5th response, I would NOT have responded in the manner that he did. He made his bed, and like I said, they defended their own, just as we would do if the tables were reversed. NO noob is going to come into MaxPC and put one or all of our members down just because we didn't gush over a mod they did, so I can't knock another forum for doing the same.
2) Inxsdragon is a cock. However, he was flaming a newbie that flamed the forum he is a part of. Inxsdragon is the Spider-Monkey of that forum (much love Spider-monkey, I know you take pride in being a cock sometimes, so don't throw poop at me for that)
3) IF that would have turned into a forum war, I would not have defended it. I WOULD defend any veteran MaxPC/Commport member, even on the gray areas of right and wrong, but I would not throw the MaxPC's forum name around by defending a noob who initiated a flame war in the manner described above. He got positive remarks with a couple of criticisms and jumped in guns a blazing. We're above that, and I expect much more from MaxPC posters. Dracos is not an established MaxPC member, nor does he have a true interest in being one. He was looking for compliments, and when the sh*t hit the fan, he asked for all accounts to be deleted, including the one he had here.
This all is, of course, not even commenting on the complete g*yness of a forum war in general.