lloyd9988 wrote:I don't see why your trying to prove to be right.
I would think that "trying to prove I'm right" would involve restating my opinions of his work and backing them up with even more specific examples to back up those opinions, possibly contrasting those with examples from other folks' work where I think X was done right
I didn't do that. I basically said, "Bad form, dude." and left it at that. I never mentioned his work again (as I said, no point), but I thought the behaviour deserved comment, so I did.
lloyd9988 wrote:...if he or she asks you for your opinion again, just refuse her/him.
No, I'd assume that the person had manned up and decided to once again solicit feedback. I would reiterate my earlier warning that my review would be honest. If the person insisted that they wanted honesty even if that meant that some of the criticism might not be what they wanted to hear, I'd give 'em my review.
If the person about whom this thread was written has the guts to come back to me and solicit my review, I'll respect that. It's at least a sign that he's willing to work and he wants to improve.
lloyd9988 wrote:You shouldn't feel bad for giving an honest opinion...
Oh, I can't say I'd ever feel bad for that.
lloyd9988 wrote:...and they don't have the right to make you feel bad when they ask for one.
If anyone on the internet can make me feel bad about anything, then I should just get off the internet. Seriously.
lloyd9988 wrote:Arguably, it was wrong chasing an editor down in the first place, no matter what the reason may be. (IMO)
Would it have been chasing him down if ... I'd originally found his video on YouTube and never heard about him on AN? What if I'd posted my review straight on his YouTube page, he deleted it, and I posted a second reply saying, "It's rude to delete feedback you've solicited, even if you don't like that feedback." Would that be "tracking him down"?
I happened to hear about his video on AN, but I watched it on YouTube, where he invited me to watch it. Since he had public comments enabled on YouTube, he was encouraging viewers to comment upon it.
If he'd have left his thread up on AN but simply had a mod delete my specific comments, then I'd have made my follow-up comment on AN. But he had the whole thread deleted, so... the only place I had to comment was the place where he was inviting EVERYONE to comment, which was on YouTube itself. I really don't consider that 'chasing anyone down'. I didn't even have to search for the video in question; it was in my recent history. I just went to it.
I mean, if you want to hear about me chasing someone down, I can tell you about the kid who tried running a Live Action Evangelion Project Hoax on AN (among other sites). He grabbed a bunch of other peoples' work, claimed it as his own, and was soliciting contributions for the project. We debunked him at every stage, until finally I warned him he had a week to shut down his hoax before I took action. I gave him a week and a half, and when he still insisted it was real...
... feds showed up at his door, I'm pretty sure he lost his job, and I know he got in serious hot water at his church, where he was hosting not only his hoax but some illicit material that'll get you in a whole lot more hot water than mere copyright infringement.
HIM I chased down, and many lulz were had that day on AN.That
's how you chase someone down. This AMV kid? I just dropped a note where he'd see it, is all.