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Re: I pay for what I like

by Tuna (Friar)
on Aug 18, 2001 at 07:35 UTC ( [id://105875]=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to I pay for what I like
in thread Why did people vote for this?

But note well, when I pay money I have expectations about what I get. In some cases, it's a warranty, In other cases, a support contract, in other cases, I have "stock" in the company. vroom has made it clear that this is his site, meaning he sees it as something that he maintains final word on at alltimes. Thus with that privilege, comes the responsibility of keeping it going, all by himself if need be. I would be happy to pay for disk space, bandwidth, or whatever. But it is reasonable and common to expect something in return.

Ok, wait a minute. What exactly do you mean by reasonable and common to expect something in return? How about vroom sends you a big fscking bill for the knowledge and resources you have obtained here? Now granted, you have also been a contributor here, but the concept of "giving back what was so freely given to me" does extend beyond sharing your knowledge and expertise with others. Hey, if you don't/can't contribute $$$ to the site, great. But please don't propagate the idea that one should receive something more tangible (for lack of a better term) for their contribution here.

As for my harsh tone, it is derived from the many hours and resources I have devoted to helping battered women and their children, so naturally, donations with any expectation attached to it is a sore spot with me.

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