So, this long title is indeed ridiculous, but I guess it's there for a reason.
The problem that I'm looking for clarification is how it is possible to fit 10 empty bulk freighters into an MSH, but after filling each of the bulk freighters, the extra weight due to the loads in the bulks is not taken into account. This means, I can at most fit 10 empty bulks into my MSH, and then fill all of the bulks with mats, and then dock them into my MSH, despite the total weight being much more than the weight restriction on the ship.
Why was this never fixed? Or what logic behind it am I missing?
That and the admins have already said that calculating the weight of things inside containers inside another container would be too much work and database intensive. THink how much it owuld need it you had some ammo, inside a belt inside a bakpack, inside a locker, inside a vehicle, inside another vehicle, inside a ship, inside another ship, and finally inside that MSH. And then for each item, ship, vehicle etc inside those.
“Why was this never fixed? Or what logic behind it am I missing?”
Looks like a question to me. Who's the douchebag now, Ten? ;)
It's presumably easier to calculate the item weights on one person than it is to calculate the weights on a bunch of people, as well as the vehicle they're on, the ship that's on, the other ship that's on that's holding even more ships, etc.
That's fine with me with Items, but we make special rules regarding mats all the times (Faction Capital), why not make this another one. Where the weight of all ships and vehicles are modified by the weight of mats they carry? No one fills a bulk freighter with armor, but they do with mats. If the weight of mats affected the ship, it would solve this problem.
The question why this is not done was already answered correctly by Aubec; that has always been the reasoning given, since calculating the contents of a container inside a trunk inside a vehicle inside a YT-1210 inside a YV-666 inside a VSD, for example, is problematic. It's not just one level of weight calculation.
To try to offer alternatives for this issue, please use the Suggestions forum. "Well, why don't we just do this instead?" is a suggestion, and not really a question.