Since our last news post, I have been reading what people have been saying and keeping a back seat. I came across this thread now and since I am a guest here i would just like to say a few words on your turf about "My Position" on this thread.
First of all, I would like to state for the record that our "Policy of Recruitment" is none of anyone's business but our own. So discussion of "who we should look to recruit" is a mute point. We take on people we believe are right for the job and compatible with the team as a whole. We make Urban Terror as a hobby not a job and we treat the FS Team as a group of friends NOT as a business to make a game. I find this really quite appalling in the manor of which people are going about raising their personal objections regarding this matter. Some of the stuff in this thread is simply offensive / rude and out of order. I'm not asking for it's removal, it's none of my business what so ever how you run your site/organisation. That being said, it is really bad form to speak of a "For Free Team of Hobbiest Game Developers" in such a tasteless and rude way.
It's clear that CMM does not support our direction, and we respect your choice in this regard, it's your choice. We at FS have very little to no confidence that CMM is friendly to our team and as such I am faced with a "dilemma".
If your community does not have a "common mutual respect", which, in this context, seems to not be returned in kind any longer, I can't support the idea of linking to your site or resources. This is a same as they are GOOD resources and for the most part, a great place for mappers to make their own friends and make maps, which is why your all here, at least that's what i assume. In any professional / group social environment, where people are working together, speaking about people who have MADE the game you did some maps for shows a TOTAL disregard for any and all respect for "the part we played" which allows you to do your hobby.
If you decide that Urban Terror is not for you, i respect your choice, it's your choice and I would never presume to have any say in your own personal choices made. However! I can't grant CMM higher level group, tagging, linking and otherwise support your site, knowing and seeing the kind of content i saw today. Why should we support something or someone who can't "control" there frustration and post very mean / unfair comments.
I will review what im going to do over the next 12 hours or so, check my thoughts on this whole thing. But more than likely, we at the moment are being forced to go our "separate ways" so to speak.
I wish you good luck, please contact me on IRC / Email or by PM on our website and I will be happy to discuss the situation as long as it is done in a polite and cival manor.
Thanks for your time,
Good Luck to the future,
raider [at] urbanterror [dot] info