Not really a matter of simple removal of a useful tool. This is removal of adopted infrastructure. Not a problem before it was completely integrated, but now that it is its removal makes large waves. I still hold that its removal for testing makes perfect sense, and if it really is causing such great issues, keeping it off makes perfect sense. Having this thread in Gmod general strikes me as quite odd too, it doesn’t belong here. Then again, it doesn’t belong anywhere.
I think what’s chiefly being overlooked here is that this is a practical problem. There is no room for emotion on either side of this. This is a matter purely of cause and effect on all fronts. We have a problem of instability, we have to find the cause. We cannot find the cause without isolating it, even if that means causing more practical problems to the rest of us. At the end of this we can either isolate AD2 as the culprit and ideally fix it without removing it, or we can eliminate it as the culprit, and go on removing things until the server becomes stable. Refusing to re-add anything that has proven not the culprit or has been fixed out of some sort of personal spite or opinion would be foolish, even if to do so proves you wrong. I trust Sestze a little more than that.
Of course, I would be presumptuous to exempt anyone from the harsh effect of emotion, however irrational. It is a biological fact that we cannot escape. It could even be argued that emotion, too, is a practical problem as it deals solely in chemistry, but then we delve into philosophy and philosophy is also without weight in this situation. We all, including Sestze, would do well to distance ourselves from this issue. This is a practical conflict between lua code, lua code, and C++. Have we not more important things in our lives? Several weeks ago I flew my first cross country flight. During the takeoff roll from Palm Springs International, just before I hit rotation speed, I lost a magneto and most of my power. Had that happened several seconds later, once i was airborne and climbing it could have killed me or at least severely rended my airplane. In light of that, I have a lot of trouble identifying the removal of AD2 from GGG as anything of sufficient consequence to warrent emotion.
Even if Sestze refuses to re-add AD2, we are but presented with another practical problem. We have a community to maintain and a server with sufficient power to obtain for our sensitive building. Our lives and livelihood do not depend on Sestze or what decisions he makes. This is no matter of national politics. When presented with practical problems we must solve them, not whine about them.
Now, if you all will excuse me, I’ll be out of the loop around here for a few days to a week. I hope to see this resolved or at least being dealt with as what it is by the time I come back. Make me proud, GGG members.