butchjr Wrote:Why shouldn't all skinmakers and the makers of XBMC charge you for their work? It feels like TeamBlackbolt is on the wrong site. On xbmc.org everything else is for free, and you can donate if you want to, but TeamBlackbolts work is not for free... I really think that TeamXBMC should ban TeamBlackbolt from these forums.
If TeamBlackbolt should get paid for letting me use their skin, I think that TeamBlackbolt should donate just as much to TeamXBMC. Because TeamBlackbolt would have nothing, if it wasn't for TeamXBMC.
Hello butchjr, if that is your real name. I appreciate your points but you fail to recognize one major point. We aren't charging for any of our skins, I won't explain why again, go read my previous posts.
What I will say is it's upto Team XBMC if they are unhappy with us using this forum, they can ask us to leave, thats upto them. You do realise that Ellipsis is going to be made public a few weeks after the beta testing starts right? And it will be free and we will never charge a penny for it. If you can't wait for us to complete testing, then thats your problem, not ours.
I will also state that the hundreds and hundreds of precious hours of time both myself and equinox have poured into this skin, for practically every single day for the past year, we will never get that back. What we do have however in return is what we feel is an amazing interface to play with. If you think we're getting paid for making skins, you're sadly wrong.
It's funny how no-one has asked us what we're actually doing with the donations we get. But I'll tell you anyway. We're paying for hosting, domain, etc, etc so we can make sure we can always bring you our skins, so you have a place to download and chat. To talk to us about bugs etc and help us make better skins. Once all this donations crap blows over when Ellipsis is released, you may realize how petty it is to give us so much crap over such a minor point.
Does everyone else have the same mentality as butchjr? Is it even worth us making skins anymore? Because it seems to me that a lot of people these days is ungrateful, unreasonable and downright rude.