I love to create Firefox themes, make addons and lots of freebees that others often enjoy. I do this on my free time and love to see people enjoy them. But some days, I’m ready to throw in the towel.
I’ve recently got a few comments from a visitor saying “hurry up and release the f**king theme” and “do your f**king job.”
Now I know that there is bound to be one jerk out of hundreds of users, but it’s comments like these that make me wonder why I continue to spend my time on themes. It’s not my job and, the more negative comments I get, the slower my progress will be. These things take hours to build and there is a lot to take into consideration.
On the other hand I’ve gotten a lot of comments recently about people who are so passionate about Miint that they’d switch back to Firefox 2 until it was ready for Firefox 3. These kind of comments drive me. They are not yelling at me but encouraging me to spend more time theming. And the good news is, Miint for Firefox 3 has come along way in just two and a half hours.
What I’m trying to point out here is that when you don’t pay for something, you should not demand updates and start swearing at developers. We do this because we want to, because we love to, not because we have to.
Give a little respect to those that create free addons, themes and free software in general.