I didn't intend for this to start a discussion and I apologise to all who
felt beyrayed or offended. I should have elaborated, I suppose.
The experience of helping voluntarily is not foreign to me. In the past
two years I have composes close to 10,000 /lengthy/ posts, which I wrote
to assist people in various newsgroups across UseNet.
As I have been with the WordPress mailing lists since 2004, I thought I
could help with the support forums, too. The person in question offended
me verbally (well, textually to be precise) not once and not even twice.
As polite and apologetic as I was to the person (trying to anull ten-
sions), I only saw the same discouraging and unappreciating words return
-- time and time again. My voluntarily contribution was _not_worth my mood
being ruined due to rudeness and vanity, so ultimately I left. The loss
was not mine.
Best wishes and many apologies to all. I hope you understand that I felt a
certain need to be truthful about this and unburden myself. I have been
holding this in my stomach (mind rather) for months.