Hi VioletHue- I must step in here and say something because of all the hard work that goes into these reviews. No-one on the review staff is paid anything, nor are any of the news writers or moderators. We are here because we enjoy the site and wish to give back in some way. Sometimes the reviewer can keep the hardware or software, but we always give an unpredjudiced look backed by tests and examination of manufacturers claims, you can see this if you inspect any of our articles. You may think this and apparently another article subject is nothing more than a “mediocre product” and that is your right. And that’s where you should have left it, and not added your insult at the end. We are entitled to our opinion as well, but at least we tried the software and tested it to the best of our ability. Take it or leave it, it’s fine with us! But, to accuse us publicly of being “bought” is pure speculation and furthermore, it is a slap in the face to every volunteer that have given their precious free time to help provide content and mange this very large website for you and all the other CDFreaks members. You may “love” this site but you don’t “know it” or you would have never made that hateful comment. We would never betray our own membership, as it would surely be the demise of this site if we did. Plus, our own names mean much to us and we refuse to give up our reputation for a manufacturer or a developer for money. How long do you think the scores of volunteers would stick around here if they found out others were taking kickbacks for lies in the press? That’s right, not very damn long. Why not put your money where your mouth is and elaborate on what SPECIFICALLY makes this review “bogus” otherwise, we are at a loss as how you came to this conclusion. This is how to react in a communinty and make improvements, by making constructive comments or criticism. Did it ever occur to you that if there is a feature you find lacking in this product that a constructive comment might result in the author including it in a future release? Or are you more interested in making wild accusations?
[edited by Crabbyappleton on 10.08.2005 00:36]