Marauder281, on 18 March 2012 - 06:40 PM, said:
I earn Kudos daily. My Base Game TS2 lot still receives lots of downloads.
I stopped submitting here (and deleted my TS3 lots) when people started reading my Private Messages without my permission. There are two people here that know what happened. This is between me and them. I'm not going to discuss it any further, publicly or privately between anyone other than the two people responsable. The people that did this know I will begin submitting again once I receive an appology for it. However, if "push comes to shove", I'll be more than glad to completely wallpaper every square inch of the internet with their PM's. These PM's prove I am right. So far neither one of these people wishes to appologize. Maybe it's time to do this? Hmmm...
I am upset because my friends here at TSR are loosing their Kudos. I am upset because TSR still has not officially announced the end of the Kudos system, despite knowing full-well in advance that they were going away. I am upset because it appears that TSR is trying to 'pull a fast one' on us. We only know about it because of this thread! Not another single word has been mentioned of it 'til now.
Holding onto my Kudos days just makes sense. The longer I wait, the more stuff there is to download. Besides that, I earned them. I provided content to TSR that was good enough for subscribers to download....obviously. I only score Kudos when subscribers download it. It's hard to say I'm submitting low quality work just to score Kudos when you have to be a subscriber to download it, right? Subscribers don't download junk, do they?
Right now the only people that have no issue with the loss for rightfully earned, free days are the people that have no use for them. Isn't that odd? SA's, FA's and management all have access to free downloads.
I am glad you can appreciate the fact that people who used these on regular basis will be upset.
I highly doubt that one lot - or one anything, for that matter (other than one "set") - regardless of who it was created by, will return any noticeably significant numbers (downloads, kudos, incentives, whatever) in such an abbreviated amount of time that you're citing as "daily." If you look back over a couple of years, then okay, there will be some decent numbers.
I understand that Private Message issue would be quite infuriating. By no longer submitting, I interpret that as your "symbolic withdrawal of support" for TSR, by no longer offering your downloads, and thus reducing the downloader base that you brought to TSR. Forgive me if I'm wrong, but the way I'm piecing this together is that TSR wronged you, thus you try to hurt the site to get back at them. Despite that you're apparently not supporting TSR until you get an apology from whoever, you now expect TSR to support you?
Not once throughout the entirety of either thread have I seen you talking about these "friends" that you now claim you're fighting for. It's been "I" in everything that I've read.
Waiting to cash in your free days does make sense. To an extent. You are WAY beyond that extent. Four years? By all means, continue to wait until the cows come home... but unfortunately, the cows don't know how to use the internet. If you had only had the free days for a couple of months and they were being taking away (which I understand will be happening to some people) then I would say that your issue is valid. Four years is slightly excessive, since, as you said, you are still earning them daily... there is no need to safeguard the future that much, as surely you would have just earned more?
Lastly, I hereby regret to inform you that it HAS been announced in the recent news post. Oh - wait, you already knew that, seeing as you vented all over the comments there as well.