The Sveasoft forums are a place where politeness and respect for others are not optional. Generally anyone who is posting abusive, flame, or flamebaiting posts is warned once, then shown the door. 99% of the time I also send a full refund of their $20, even though they may have downloaded firmware multiple times and received support for many months. In those few instances a refund is not sent it is because the poster knowingly violated our posting guidelines after a warning with the express intent of a confrontation - as in rridley/Ephraim's case
James, you are little more than a LIAR and a THIEF !
Well, this was MY experience after posting to linksys.org the following post:
Today, I happened to peruse the Sveasoft website, as I occasionally do, hoping to uncover news of the much anticipated "Hotspot" version of Talsiman. Today, I finally came across some news, though FAR from what I had hoped !
"Talisman/Hotspot will be based on a shared billing model for anyone charging for Hotspot use and an advertising model for anyone offering free access. If you charge, Sveasoft receives 5% of the gross proceeds. If you do not charge we add a small Google banner to the bottom of your splash page. Hopefully folks will find this an acceptable model and Hotspot use will grow rapidly. "
Seems like the ONLY firmware NOT on a "open source" model has once again found a new and exciting way to dip into one's pocket. After a years wait, and having paid $20 for it's "subscription" for firmware of questionable quality, James of Sveasoft has sprung this upon its subscribers with little warning.
Sorry, James.......I believe I will let my subscription to your "site" lapse. Given that there are MULTIPLE FREE versions of firmware, most of which FAR less "buggy" than your version of the firmware......I believe I will migrate to them, rather than waste any more time with YOUR less-than-adequate firmware.
And the Result ? :
Having vented some of my disappointment regarding Sveasoft's efforts to dig even deeper in the pockets of his subscribers regarding his "Business Model" concerning his "upcoming" release of his Talisman/Hotspot......I purused his web site once more today to see if OTHER subscribers had succeeded in changing his mind in this matter: after all, I had purchased a subscription and have a RIGHT to do so, at least until my subscription expires, wouldn't you think ? Evidently, Sveasoft thinks otherwise !
"Your access to Sveasoft has been revoked.
Please contact the webmaster or board administrator for more information. "
Evidently, James of Sveasoft seems to feel he has some sort of God-given right to censor discussion not only on HIS site, but also the right to censor discussion on OTHER Web sites ! In doing so, he evidently ALSO feels he has some sort of right to STEAL peoples money without repercussion or consequence.
Well, all I can say, James : If I can discourage even ONE person from falling victim to your style of theft, by posting on this site and others....... Well, that makes that loss of $20 well worth it, don't you think, James