After haven spoken to a number of members on the behaviour in the community, lastly a semi-comprehensive discussion about respect and the growth of TF2M with Rexy this morning, i wondered about how we could bring the community together more, rather than fighting over scraps and "their" little piece of TF2M. Last night was the first time i had realised the stresses of being a TF2M admin were affecting my personal life when i had become physically agitated over some things being said and done by members of the community. It's not so much the work load as it is dealing with issues, both social and physical, with no simple answer/resolution. There are some things people are starting to take for granted and some things people should first understand. TF2M never always had a web forum and never always had multiple servers, nor did it always run gamedays and nor was the site so well formated for your needs. Many new members have turned up with certain expectations and demands of TF2M and kicked up a fuss about things they feel they deserve. Whilst we try to provide the best services possible off of our bare back, and often DrP's wallet, sometimes there's not a mutual respect between members, other members and the admins. Back in the day the people who had level design as a hobby worked very hard to understand what is currently readily available from multiple sources, doing much research and experimentation on the subject in order to become as good as they have become. There were few people to ask who had easy answers. Many of the original TF2M members were veteran mappers from these days and as such had much mutual respect for each other. whilst we cycle through the generations of active members here, the newer and often much younger members have had much handed to them on a plate and some attitudes towards each other and the community in general have been rather blazé as of late. Never before has a community provided such a specific and comprehensive service to a community of custom content creators and we all have so much at our finger tips to be greatful for. Yet people continue to do little but whine and moan, the more that is given to the community the more that is demanded of it and/or complained about. So now that maybe i've given you pause for thought about what it is exactly you and i have here, it's time to look at each other. Why don't we take a moment to recognise the positive qualities of others we admire and try to be not only serious about this but chose someone from the community whom you may not necasserily interact much with and maybe we can form some much needed positive bonds between our younger members. Maybe we can prevent resentment before it occurs and maybe even resolve existing resentment. DaBeatzProject: A relatively new member in terms of my own ancient membership here at TF2M, i was amused by the fact that his name was that of a cheesy kids cartoon aired on cartoon network. Such an alias made little sense to me... However he continually improves on his own talent in hammer, continually surprising the community with his aesthetic touches. Importantly he always has something positive to say. His constant (metaphorical) smiles in TF2M are returned back to him with community acceptance and support. I would probably vote DBP for a trophy in community spirit. A roll model for other members if there ever was one. Even if he has a crappy name.