A lot of the features in BannerZest’s are knock-off’s of existing Flash components found around the web. In fact Apple had “forced” BannerZest to change the “cover-flow” looking component because it was “I believe” breaking some copyright infringement. Face it, it’s obvious. I’m not saying it’s bad software, I’m saying I couldn’t find a place in my workflow to use it and owned other components that already did the same thing.
I don’t feel an e-mail was necessary from Richard Logan (from Softpress) about my response considering others have agreed on other forum’s and on other sites. I feel an apology should be addressed personally by Richard Logan himself as I have received one already from Duotone.
I understand people get upset, but it’s software people. This was never about being critical to your personal work ethic or how much experience (even though 4+ years is a long time) you have because you use the software. I’m embarrassed that such action was deemed necessary.
What are you trying to accomplish here? I mean, really. Telling me to shut my mouth if I have nothing to add to this thread. Speaking for those you’ve never met. Dropping senseless sorry’s you don’t mean.
As you can see I’m the only one contributing to your created thread and I think you need to check who you are in this community. I stand here to help the community by contributing to it instead of your intent here to pounce on those who simply disagree with your “rockin” program.
I’d encourage you to first calm down, think before you talk, and understand we simply disagree. You have taken this way out of proportion over software. I never attacked your professionalism or inquired further to build an “e-battle” to belittle you. I simply disagreed with you and you’re now “trolling” to attack my experience and my resume. Un-necessary.
I requested a simple apology from Richard because (at first glance) frankly he made it sound like I was the one causing the trouble and that I was at fault here. After re-reading his e-mail though, I would hope that I see, he was providing preventive medicine to someone “trolling” this thread in a personal attack against me.
I find your actions simply uncalled for and un-neccessary and would encourage you to choose your words productively to help benefit other users who may visit this thread.
I’m not a troll and if I could delete this whole thread I would.
Let’s start at the begining:
I said, in a nut shell, “hey, here’s a cool little app.”
To which you said:
A rip off of Apple’s coverflow. I deleted BannerZest the same day I downloaded the demo of it.
Hope you enjoy it.
You said you are “contributing”. To truely be a contributor I would think that you should have something helpful to say. Instead you merely said nothing at all.
I think you should think about what you have post before you post it up here. If you don’t have anything to “Contribute” don’t say anything at all. You think that just because you deleted the app that we should follow? Who do you think you are?
I’ll wrap up this thread here with this somewhat-brief definition:
What is a Troll?
An Internet “troll” is a person who delights in sowing discord on the Internet. He (and it is usually he) tries to start arguments and upset people.
Trolls see Internet communications services as convenient venues for their bizarre game. For some reason, they don’t “get” that they are hurting real people. To them, other Internet users are not quite human but are a kind of digital abstraction. As a result, they feel no sorrow whatsoever for the pain they inflict. Indeed, the greater the suffering they cause, the greater their “achievement” (as they see it). At the moment, the relative anonymity of the net allows trolls to flourish.
Trolls are utterly impervious to criticism (constructive or otherwise). You cannot negotiate with them; you cannot cause them to feel shame or compassion; you cannot reason with them. They cannot be made to feel remorse. For some reason, trolls do not feel they are bound by the rules of courtesy or social responsibility.
Perhaps this sounds inconceivable. You may think, “Surely there is something I can write that will change them.” But a true troll can not be changed by mere words.
I mean this with sincerity and with an intent to understand your purpose. Good luck with your website and may we both now contribute our time with a proper discourse of agreeing-to-disagree.