You know, I was thinking…….. Throughout my pirate existence, oh some 20 years ago, I’ve always seem to manage to find an endless supply of people who proudly say “oh, I don’t share anything!” I’m not interested in sharing! Honestly, I never really knew how to react that those kinds of statements. I’m not gonna lie, although I never knew how to respond verbally, but inside it always irked the shit out of me. Yeah, It bothers the fuck out of me because, as a long time pirate, all I can think of is…… You douche bag! How fucking selfish are you?!?!?!?
Now, a logical person could come to me and just as easily say, “come on AnythingOldSchool? You know these people are no different than trolls!” Which they’d probably right. But, in the pirate world, are they? Every time I used to read shit like this, it used to take an incredible amount of energy to try NOT to create any flame wars. So hard not too though.
My thing is, if these people have been pirates for as long as I have; or even if they’ve been pirates for a couple of years or so. I think that it wouldn’t take long for anybody to realize, if it wasn’t for the kindness of a stranger taking the time to share what they have, there would be nothing for these ungrateful bastards to download!! And depending on what platform your on, getting files out there for people to download can be both difficult and incredibly time consuming!
While I do understand there are 2 predominant kinds of people that exist in the pirate world (actually 3 in my opinion). Those who take like shit is owed to them and those that bust their ass to share it out. (also a last one I just thought of are people that go out of their way to teach you how to pirate in the first place). I think with all this generosity, passing on all their knowledge, wisdom, and files, I do believe you should feel a sense of obligation.
I just hate the fucking arrogance of people like “I don’t share,” “or why should I?” If I had the power, I would kick every single one of them off the Internet, and tell them never to comeback until you get some file sharing etiquette!!!