Wednesday, February 25, 2009

A new friendly face in the crowd

Late last year, I was pretty ticked with the rudeness of some of my guests to my website. I ranted and wondered if my rant would change anything. I think it did.

After my comments were posted on the blogs, I started getting emails from all around the world. Not a lot, but enough to let me know that the rudeness of those few rogue visitors is certainly not the norm. I think I've made some new online friends. There have been people asking for permission to use my scripts and even some offering to pay me money for them! WHOA!

For example, this month, I received an very nice email from a person who helps manage a mountaineering website in Mexico. He explained his situation and what he was looking for. He wasn't vague or obscure. He was open and upfront. My kinda people! Well, Heck Yah! Not only is he using my calendar script on the website, but I even modified it to change the week set up to end with Sunday instead of start with Sunday. Club Explorador is using the Moon Phase calendar to help with planning their events. Now How Cool is That?

Granted, I may not always freely give away a script to just anyone. But in some cases, it is the right thing to do for a person who was willing to ask, before taking.