I've taken quite a beating for asking for donations and then turning around and selling the sites. There is some validity to the criticism. I will say in my defense that the decision to sell the sites wasn't made until early September and I immediately stopped accepting donations as soon as I knew this was a distinct possibility.
Nevertheless, I have decided to either return or give away to charity ALL donations made at any point.
I can't believe the number of people who DON'T want the Wizard to keep their donations. That just seems kinda tacky, IMHO. Hell, one member has even come up with ways to donate the Wizard's own money. Geez.
I resent that I am being made to feel ungrateful for donating $100 to a complete stranger just because he asked for it, and that I then accepted his unsolicited offer to return it. No good deed goes unpunished, I suppose. Fuck you.
I agree with you Mosca. As soon as the Wizard posted "Nevertheless, I have decided to either return or give away to charity ALL donations made at any point. "
This is the Wizards decision regarding the donations!
the criticism from other members is clearly unwarranted due to the Wiz's statement.
Take me, I would much rather a food bank have my donation then the Wizard.
A food bank to feed the hungry.
Of course B9 being the troll he is, just has to come out against that.
Against a food bank receiving a donation, B9 obviously a troll.
Hmm. Is everyone a troll who doesn't wish their donations go to charity?
Of course not.
The wizard made a decision to refund or give to charity.
Regardless of a refund or going to charity, its the Wizard and members coming to agreement on certain moneys.
Its being trollish coming out against the agreement between The wizard and other members and criticizing members for taking up the wizards offer.
So trollish a member who has made great contributions to the site just got suspended due to the troll.