AngiePen (angiepen) wrote,

FanLib Crashes and Burns

Join me in an evil-but-justified laugh as FanLib goes down in flames. Proving that a handful of deluded enthusiasts isn't enough to keep the cash rolling into a commercial site, FanLib is closing on 4 August.

At least Chris Williams will have more time to spend with his baby now. (Remember, the newborn who was his excuse for spamming his incoherent rant into a bunch of critical posts, including mine?) One can hope he'll teach his child, as soon as he or she is old enough to learn from Daddy's mistakes, that it's not nice to try to make money off of other people's work without compensating them, nor is it nice to try to profit off of a maybe-legal activity while scheming to ensure that everyone but you is left holding the bag if anything goes wrong.

Or at the very least, perhaps he'll teach his child that insulting your users and giving them an inferior product, when there are hundreds of superior (and free) products already established and available, is a poor business strategy.

Of course, in order for any of this teaching to happen, we have to hope that Mr. Williams himself has learned some of these lessons. The flame of hope burns eternally.


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