I happen to know for a fact that some people here get free stuff. Why some and not others? I'll never divulge how I know this so I can't prove it. Even if I could prove it who cares? I'd just hurt people I care about. Who trusted me.
Why not ask the person who told you?
Ya know you can do whatever you want people but if all the people who post here were abducted by aliens overnight in a week or two there would be other people taking your place and that would be fine with Stardock as long as they were still making money. So much for community.
That's kind of hard to prove. People aren't kidnapped by aliens. If they 'disappear' there are many reasons that could occur. As for Community, I'd venture to say that it is what you make of it.
I guess some people just need to be a part of something.
You're part of it too, I hope. The need for social relationships is fundamental and common to all people.
I'd like to know what Brad Wardell thinks of Climate Change? I'd like to know what Stardock thinks of the state of affairs in this country? Do they support higher taxes for the rich? Do they support the union busting polices of the Republicans? Does Stardock support the privatization of our government services?
Those are political questions, and divisive. This is a skinning site. For political opinions and non skinning matters, none of which are foisted on you, JoeUser.com exists. You know that.
Of what interest is it, really, what Brad or Jafo thinks about politics and the state of affairs in the USA? What impact does that have on skinning, and why should that influence your use of Stardock products? That simple eludes me, Chasbo. I'd rather see one of essorant's, Lightstar's, WebGizmo's, vStyler's, 2of3's or Xiandi's skins any day.... and all the rest of the skinners (not being mentioned does not mean I don't like your art).
I, for one think those things don't need to be explored here. I don't care if Brad is "green" or not. I don't want to know how much he makes, nor his opinions about stuff other than skinning and the direction SD is taking with it's software and useful stuff he says about computing in general. I want to know the things which unite us positively.
I am not criticizing you, nor your questions.
I think you're unhappy about something and I wish I could talk to you about that, but I'm not sure you wish to, nor with me.... I am open to that, anytime (except noon - Dentist appointment for a rather severely painful tooth, I'm afraid).
No matter what, I'm your friend and don't look to fight with you. You're entitled to yours, and to debate them. I respect your right to have them.