I doubt Steve feels harassed or annoyed (and probably doesn't even read threads like this) because he knows how to take care of his business.
People have the right to start threads and ask a question. There's nothing wrong with looking for answers, and everybody hasn't seen all the past threads on the subject.
I doubt the mods will delete anything. People are making a bigger deal over this subject than what it is.
The "big deal" is that maybe he would actually come to this forum. Maybe others would too and the community would benefit from their participation.
At least one ST provider of great things has walked away from this forum because of the bullshit. Thankfully, he just chose to make his own site/blog and keep developing his projects.
I personally considered helping Ingio (if you're on the Facebook TT page you'd know who he is, of Thunder/Storm fame). I'm a software engineer who wants to do more with device drivers but I want a project. (At work, I currently just develop enterprise-level web apps...... not really a challenge). He's part of a group of hardware developers who have a great handle on the hardware for projects they want to make, but no one in their group can do the software drivers part of it.
I'm totally not interested in helping them... Not because I don't want to. I really considered it. I totally want to see their new VME Video card ideas, VME Network card ideas, and their current VME USB card.... but ... no...
Seeing how this "community" treats people working on stuff like this, like AtariMax, demanding instant feedback and results..... F*** that S***. Sometimes my schedule with work makes demands that are beyond my control. I won't commit to that because I know the reaction I receive if there is a bug or issue that I can't address in a manner that satisfies people like W1K.
I really hope they find someone willing to put up with the bullshit and people like you who think the attacks against them should be "no big deal".