I was really trying to not stir up any more drama. I might just not be capable of it ... :c
So, it's not a big deal, really. I shouldn't have said anything, I'm sorry.
It's just ... we work on these emulators for 10+ years, thousands of hours, free of charge ... we're constantly doing everything we can to learn more about the most incredibly obscure behaviors, and improve our work. We work with anyone nice who shows up to figure out and emulate new quirks.
Then someone finds out about some new obscure behavior, and we're treated to, "your (life's work) sucks!" ... really? >_>
Tell anyone from any profession that they suck at what they do, and you're less likely to get a positive reaction when you follow it up with advice. That's probably irrational of them if the advice is good, but humans are very irrational creatures. Especially me.
"This emulator does not display white for the first frame."
"Emulator detected by vsync aligned controller polling."
+1. Much more helpful.
My own test ROMs were embarrassingly lazy: blue screen for pass, red screen for fail. First byte in SRAM was the test# that failed. Look at the source code for comments.
we may indirectly push some user way because of our indirectly "abrasive" nature (I know a few people that don't come to nesdev because of that).
It's easy to assume someone is just a jerk. Even when they tell you outright that they're ASD, BPD, OCD, etc. It's really hard to relate when you don't suffer from the same issues yourself. But if you take the time, and read up on these things, you'll find that (most!) people aren't actively malicious, and are having a really hard time of things themselves.
A little patience and understanding for our quirks can mean the world to us. Whereas if you treat people as being awful human beings, they're just going to spiral down more on it. Yet at the same time, you have to let them know what they're doing wrong if you ever want to see them improve. And sometimes, for your own sake, you have to just cut certain people out.
It's not safe when the reply is to the effect "If you have to ask what's offensive, that shows you don't deserve to know, and I feel justified in blocking you from reading what I write and proceeding to bad-mouth you behind your back."
Self-improvement is a grueling and incredibly long process. Even when we say we're trying, people probably don't see it enough. We also have good days and bad days. So, probably what you're seeing is people giving up.
It hurts to be blocked by someone we respect. It hurts even more when they never let you know, and you find out through another person what they really thought of you.
But I think the worst thing would be if someone constantly put up with me when they really didn't want to. I don't want to be a burden like that. So let people block us if they need a break from us. If they want to bad-mouth us after the fact, then hey, that's a reflection of their character, not ours.