I may be acting as a moderator, but I do so for the community, which includes Screeneo also. Sometimes I’m busy behind the screens in the staff section trying to get things going for other backers, I signed up to beta test so I can help develop this device and get potential issues and features dealt with, even with possible risk to my own device and safety. I do all of this for myself and all of us backers. Me helping to moderate means Screeneo staff can focus on the stuff that I can’t do.
I think it’s sad that you see cops as only being there to deal with criminals, as you are then short-changing them. In emergencies they’re the ones to help, they keep the peace, they protect the community, they guide you when you’re lost, redirect traffic, etc. That’s the kind of cop I see myself being: one that helps his community.
So you expecting me to become involved I see as a sign that my work here is noted even if perhaps not always welcomed.
I don’t monitor you, I monitor the forum and all that happens on it, so that it will be a place for all to communicate about this projector and campaign.
I did receive the first of my two projectors I backed, not bought. I’m still waiting on the second, but with a contribution ID of 21014 it’s gonna be a while longer.
And believe it or not, I can definitely put myself in the shoes of those who have had to wait for a long time, who got a defective unit, or had other frustrations with this product or campaign.
In april 2019 I backed a campaign for some earbuds by a “startup”, where the communication went silent in October 2019, 6 months after backing and 4 months after the initially proposed shipping date. No response to emails or anything, I considered my money lost. Then in March this year, I got a tracking label out of the blue. It took 2,5 weeks before it all of a sudden landed at my house, as the tracking never changed from “electronic label has been created” state. The sound quality was subpar, the noise cancellation feature only served as an echo and feedback loop generator, and within 10 days one earbud stopped pairing up and is now useless. Sending the units back for repairs would cost me too much, and there wouldn’t be a real improvement on the quality issues, as I’ve read since that many other backers are facing the same issues.
So yes, having been there myself I know how it feels and how frustrating this all can get. But no amount of frustration warrants being impolite, personally attacking, cursing or otherwise offensive behavior, and that’s some of what we moderators are here to watch out for.
I’ve been critical of certain aspects of this campaign myself, you can search my posts for those criticisms. But I (try to) remain polite and not personal, and decided to help fix some things by stepping up and helping out, like by creating and curating a summary thread of all the news so nobody has to hunt down information but instead can find it in one convenient spot. I don’t do that for Screeneo’s sake, but as a way of helping all of those looking for information who don’t have the time or patience to look all over for it. Helping the community helps me keep my investment in this device I backed alive by having a well liked, further developed piece of kit, which won’t happen if the campaign flops or the community suffers. That’s why I do what I do around here.
Thank you for your time in engaging with me and your show of support to Mario, I can imagine he felt ganged up on by so many people, it’s good to get another voice of support if you feel that way!