Wow! I spend a day on the water and come home to find someone has called me a punk! Cool!! I need to go get my hair spiked, then dyed magenta, then my tongue pierced and then spend the day at the tatoo parlor. I gotta look the part.
I thought it very interesting that another party, Jigman, felt compelled to post. Unfortunately he misrepresented Delw’s and my position.
He said: "DEWL and DA are trying to take over AZBASSPRO." This is not a coup d’etat! Delw has presented 3 options to Webdude as listed in one of the posts above. All Webdude has to do is decide which option he wants to do and let us know.
Jigman said: "Seems they wont leave Webdude alone." True, we’d like a decision. Delw’s been paying for this board out of his own pocket for 4 weeks. Actually, using Internet bandwith Delw pays for, and promised to other boards, for this board. Webdude was to resolve this with Delw 3 weeks ago.
Jigman said: "They have threatened to sue apperantly." You need to know that I spent many days on the design of the new forums and logo. Delw and I were working on these forums in June and July in the hopes of convincing Webdude to replace his unreliable software. Then the old board started going down every 3 days until finally it was down and Webdude was going on vacation in 3 hours. He asked Delw for help and Delw gave him the current board to use for the time being with final resolution to be made when Webdude returned from vacation. I sent the e-mail documenting Delw’s and my agreement to Delw on Saturday, Aug 23rd and cc’d Webdude. Simply stated, only Delw has my permission to use the design and graphics. Webdude knew this. If Webdude had wanted to use my design and logo all he had to do was ask for my permission. Instead, he copied it from Delw’s site onto his site. Before I sent the copyright violation e-mail last night, I called Webdude at home, he didn’t answer the phone so I left a message for him to call me. I waited for his call last night, it didn’t come, so I sent the notification and went to bed. He still hasn’t called me a day later.
The last time Ray (Webdude) and I spoke was 10 days to 2 weeks ago. We went over the options and the urgency of getting it decided. I told him if he hosted it on Delw’s site and Delw and I still had administrative privileges then we could add to the site and make it even better than it is now. FYI, hosting on Delw’s site would be half the cost of Webdude hosting it on his ISP. The impression I got from Ray is he was happy with the way things were. That would be free help and assistance from Delw and I and free hosting.
Its my opinion that Ray has been taking advantage of Delw’s and my generosity while not negotiating in good faith. If Jigman can’t understand Delw and my train of thought, how can we understand Ray’s? Ray is not a technical, computer oriented person by his own admission. He runs his own business and has little time to maintain or grow the website, again by his own admission. Delw and I offered him the opportunity to improve the site, make it even better than it is now, with no charge for our work, and at half the ISP cost. Looks like he turned us down. How do you figure?
Give me a call Webdude.