I get that, but on the other hand: I've been in this community doing charts long enough to say that if someone really would move on from converting, just because they didn't get an answer right away, it's probably for the better. Honestly, if a charter doesn't respond after a certain amount of time, of course it is safe to assume that they are inactive. But most charters whose charts were converted weren't even asked in the first place, that's what I'm about.
I have no idea how anyone can think that it's better if we have one less song available just because of timing to be honest but obviosly I respect your position. The whole point however is that we are discussing a non-issue. We are not starting a policy of conversion today and things are rough, we have started doing this years ago and everyone was and is happy. We even had a number of authors come into our community by way of seeing their content made available for RB3. Not once in 5 years any single charter/author lamented anything. You can understand that I was susprised to learn that all of a sudden anyone would be upset that a third party did the job for them to share their content on another platform because this never happened in 5 years but as I said we're happy to comply.
An added note is regarding the whole concept of authoring content. Every single charter/author takes commercial copyrighted content from a third party without asking for any permisson (which would not be granted, by the way). This is true for 99.999% of the songs authored and as far as I know only selected authors from the C3 community actually contact artists to get permission and stems. Now, I have to say again I'm baffled by the fact that in that same context some of those same charters/authors have a problem with their content being simply translated to another platform: if they applied the "ask before charting" policy themselves, no song would ever get done.
I would understand and actually support authors who say "Hey, let me upload MY conversions with MY name attached to them in the DB". That would be wonderful and we have encouraged that for years: that's how people like NSW, kueller, etc. got into the community and how a bunch of legacy charters started doing more songs because of the popularity of the RB3 medium. We have C3U that gives you personal stats, author of the day, most downloaded songs, etc., all for free for authors who join the platform. But that's not what happened. What happened was that suddenly (you can see that I'm hinting that this might not be an entirely spontaneous process) some charters are saying "I don't want my songs available for RB3". And clearly I'm not talking about you, I'm only explaining what's going on. Again, ok, it's these charters' prerogative, but let's not pick on the mechanics of a community that rejuvenated the customs world, built tools for development, spotlighted dozens of great authors and brought their content to mainstream players.
We had our own official releases repackaged a number of times: the only times we said anything was to ask people to link directly to our Web site so authors could get stats. And when the CH community lifted most of your DB and converted without even a single admin sending a message to tell us about it we discussed the matter internally and said "it's ok, the more people can see our content, the better". We even had songs release for a charity event taken, edited, re-released without any mention of the charity itself from a member of the CH community. And still we let it go. So, in short, if anyone wants to not be featured in RB3 unless somebody asks nicely first, please tell us and the name will be added to the "no-touching" list above. Anything else is not terribly compelling.