I have just read through this thread and yes it is a "forum" but working on the fact this is a community, it is in this section a racing sim forum and as such is removed from reality, so "fun" is when ever any one is 'racing' here.
I look at all the work that many have done that sustains the high value "fun" and "satisfaction" here and appreciate how lucky I am to have the opportunity to participate.
I am a "conflict aversion" type, but I must say it, from my perspective, I wouldn't know a "rip from a scratch built" track, albeit the AC ones I know are advertised as such, and have trouble defining a poor one bu my crap sim driving. and only measure them in my "fun".
"Cobra, the whole Cobra and nothing but the Cobra" initial mod release when compared to the AC's version was poor, but we here at XGN Thursday played a part in moving this mod into the mainstream's attention and having it picked up by AC.
I am sure there may be other opportunities for other mods and tracks to transition this way too, or have been without our knowledge?
If we don't try them..?
thank goodness this is a "forum"