Sadly it has come to my attention that tmp (the miniatures page) has published information which they were not authorized to do. I have asked the editor to remove these and after a number of stalling emails I have finally had enough.
Initially you might be thinking it is a total overreaction but I believe my reasons for not wanting to be associated in any form with tmp and its editor becomes clear when you read on.
I have been a member on tmp as well as many other similar websites. Now when it is OK and encouraged to give warnings to members when in an argument they present evidence that the other party is wrong then this is not my kind of community. In my kind of community opinions different from the editor’s one are tolerated. You may not like it but arguing freedom of speech while enacting different is questionable conduct in my eyes. It goes without saying that it is also unprofessional.
I am a grown up and as such I do not really care what behaviour other people seem acceptable as I cannot be forced to condone or endure theirs. When it comes to my business interest however I do not wish to be seen in the negative light certain actions on tmp and also by its editor seem to shade on tmp members.
It has, for example taken, days to sort out a thread in which the Holocaust was denied. That is unacceptable and I speak as a German!
But no such proof has been brought forward. Moreover it was stated that the IP cannot be traced, yet it was taken as solid evidence that X led to Y because Z. Constructing causality while initially denying even a relationship? Sorry for my statistical disgression, I shall correlate again.
The second incident became apparent when a trader I have done business with (AngelBarracks) was target of a personal witchhunt. The reason for Angelbarracks receiving this negative flow apparently was that its owner “did not speak up against members of ANOTHER community when harassing one of tmp’s editors”. I cannot follow the logic that you condone nonsense when not actively waging nuclear war against it. The owner of AngelBarracks did NOT get involved because that would be unprofessional. On other occasion he has instead defended tmp and their editors :
To construct such a witch-hunt out of this is totally beyond me. Unprofessional is yet a very mild comment. You will of course observe the hypocrisy in demanding certain actions from others while not living up to the standards you have set yourself.
Another issue has been that the editor associated members of the community in question with “filth”. Just for the record is this editor a member of said community MUCH longer than AngelBarracks. According to his own logic what does that make the editor of tmp?
It is this behaviour combined with my previous negative experience with the tmp community that made me ask the editor to have any reference to me and my business removed from his website. I made it perfectly clear in the very first email that I do not want to be associated with tmp.
Now after three email one liners, the latest being “Why?” I do not see any amicable solution in this matter. Therefore I wish to make clear :
I DO NOT, DID NOT AND NEVER WILL HAVE ANY BUSINESS ASSOCIATION WITH TMP OR ITS EDITOR.
Using our product pictures without permission is another subject reflecting on behaviour unsuitable for doing business with me.
I am sure there is a lot of good people on tmp but the general atmosphere is not what I wish to be seen as. In lack of compliance it is therefore that I have to make this announcement and update the description of my products to clearly state above. I have retained hardcopy evidence of these events and uploaded them to the “MyBox” widget on the right hand side of the blog. Feel free to review the pdfs and make up your own mind about these events.
Roland – TT Gaming