First of all, the reason we approve mods that might not be correctly credited etc are, because we simply don't have the staff power to check EVERY download for the rightness of credits and permission and such. We rely on the authors to tell us when their work is being used without authorisation, as if we sat there, checking every model if it has been uploaded somewhere else it'd take us ages to get through all the approval requests we get daily. Our main function in the downloads section is to prevent viruses, porn pics or other shit being uploaded; and then to solve any problems that arise if a modder discovers one of his models has been uploaded without permission or credits.
We'd really like to help everyone out and we're always on the side of the modder if his mods gets stolen. And if a modder approaches us or files a report, giving us clear evidence of a "mod theft", which means linking us to the model which has been uploaded somewhere else before here, under different credits and we're able to actually open the two models in OpenIV and compare them, we will do all we can to resolve the issue. (Which usually means PM'ing the "thief" and disabling his mod, then usually deleting it). If nothing is done, that's because no report has been filed or there's no evidence. Anybody could say "hey, that a**hole stole!", which is why we can't do anything without evidence. And in all honestly, if you go around calling other modders "thiefs" and insulting them, without having any bit of evidence, that could be considered flaming, which is not wanted here (See first point "Abuse" in the Community Guidelines
). If you know somebody stole, it's better to shut up, collect evidence, file a nice and polite report and wait for us to deal with it; if you want to be really effective, go look for the author of the mod and ask him to come here to file the report or send Jay an E-Mail -- I can promise you we deal with this stuff.
About the other thing, the feature button is actioned by the staff and since there's been a major seepage to FCRP lately not many of the staff look at the downloads to set a featured download. In all honesty, I think Jay should code something that sets a mod featured according to a certain algorithm. I'll try to feature mods more often, if I get time to, okay?
But now, I'd like to tell you, that sometimes this disrespect originating from some modders and community members really makes me sick. We deal with enough stuff a day and it's very disrespectful to write a post like this and leave us standing there like we're some kind of lazy fucks who don't do anything, but playing with their balls all day. We all have our private lives and in our free time we sit in front of the computer and try to solve problems of other people.
We do this absolutely for free, when we could spend time with friends or with the loved one or we could just sleep a bit longer. I'm very sorry if the downloads section is a bit short under administration, but the forum, with the ammount of posts we get a day is a big priority aswell, however I will try to get to the downloads section more often. I'd just like to ask these people and sadly you too, Kevin, for a minimum amount of respect towards the work we do, since it's a completely free service and yet I don't think we do it that badly.