So today, Stefan was helping someone that posted a cry for help
on our forums.
In digging a bit further, he discovered that this guy was actively working against us, as you can see by searching for bonkeykong on this pirate site
So this is like stealing a car from me, then giving the garage door opener in the car to a buddy so the buddy can go to my garage and steal my other
car. Then, after he's driven around a bit, he calls me up and asks where to find the gas cap. If I had that much gall, I'd be a much richer man.
It's also terribly amusing that the poster doesn't realize that we essentially give away our work for free
, and that there is a straight forward way to get this for free
, that has forums where people will help him, and where his willingness to help will in turn be entirely a force for good.
Further, if he wanted to go with CrossOver, we have a free trial
, and we offer a money back guarantee
(which, if you're a clever Pirate, is a perfect way to get a free copy and annoy us at the same time). Heck, you can sign up to be an Advocate
and totally p0wn us!
But no, bonkeykong decided car jacking was his thing.
It hurts a little; people like this seem to assume we're a nameless faceless and therefore somehow 'evil' corporation. We're not. We're people; hard working, overly idealistic, often underpaid people.
Of course, I'm not a stooge for the RIAA. Digital technology changes things; making a copy of a bag of bits is not the same as knocking me over and taking my wallet. bonkeykong isn't going to roast in a circle of hell because of this, although maybe he'll be darned to heck if we're lucky 😊
And I am adamant that I only want people's money if they are cheerful to give it to us.
But I think it's positive proof that Pirates aren't very bright, so this counts as a point for the Ninjas!