Today there was a post on my shoutbox from “guest” that reads like this:
Why are you advertising at CU Freebie Forum if you are asking for $20.00 License fee ! NOT RIGHT AT ALL
- 2010-06-21 8:22 PM
Ummm, ok. First of all, I don’t “advertise” anywhere. That would mean I pay a fee right? Nope, I haven’t done that. Second, I haven’t posted any of my freebies there since I changed the license terms and cannot remember the last thing I would have posted there but I imagine it was well over a year ago. Guest, did you read the license terms? It states that all items offered AFTER 10/12/09 require a license purchase. I realize that any member of that forum can post a found freebie there and I cannot be responsible for those who may have posted my products in error after 10/12/09. Actually, I believe the site has changed hands because I am not even able to log onto my account there, and it does not look anything like it did when I was active there.
Of course the GUEST probably won’t even read this post because she came here to get something for nothing and then flew off the handle when she saw there was a license fee and didn’t bother to read it. Are you “entitled” to free stuff? Well, GUEST, you are welcome to download every single thing on my blog absolutely free. I just ask a modest fee if you want to MAKE MONEY from it. Gee, I’m sorry if that seems unfair to you, but I have spent thousands on equipment, filters, programs, to create FREE items, only to have others make money from them. I will take the blinkie down for the CU Freebies site if that offends you. I placed it up there so others can find CU Freebies. The blinkies I choose to place on my site are links for my readers to find other resources available to them and aren’t “advertising”.
And lastly – why the anonymity? Why not a link to your blog if you are a designer? An email? How can I respond to you “GUEST”? I hate that I have wasted 1/2 an hour of my precious time responding to you when you don’t even give me the courtesy of an email with your “concerns”.
Anyway – there’s much more that I could say but I’m going to keep this a family friendly site so I’ll refrain.