From: Paul Gibson
To: Pete Sass
Monday, January 20, 2014 3:03:56 PM
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> Hi folks,
> I have received a couple of requests lately into me email asking things like:
> "I need your help in developing "some project".
> Just want to advise I am not ignoring these requests, but I do not on a
> one-to-one basis work with new developers on how to build complete projects.
> This is how I make my living and bill for things of this nature - lol
> I and many other seasoned developers are always glad to assists with advise
> and review of code you are struggling with, etc.
> Hi, notice how I used the work seasoned, I side stepped calling myself an
> old developer (lol) (lol)
> However generic requests such as Help me it is urgent, I need to develop a
> full "xxxxxxxxxxxxxx" type of system will not be replied to.
> If you need help then post specific questions here in the forum.
> Pete "the IceMan", from the Great White North of Canada.
After many years of being on Foxite and only really receiving 1 or 2 private emails previously I've had a larger number in the past few weeks and months and most following a similar style to what you've just described. For each of those requests for source code I've simply ignored the emails - not out of rudeness but because I'm not looking to do other people's work for free, I'm extremely busy and often can't take out the amount of time people are asking me to donate.
On my Foxite profile I've put my works email address so that I can get notified on the threads I subscribe to when I'm in the office, however when I'm in the office I tend to be too busy to reply to people in general (apologies to Stefan, Mike and Dan - maybe others - people who have sent me nice emails - not emails asking me to do work - and I've fully intended to reply to them but just been too busy until it got to the stage where weeks later it just seemed too late to do it) sorry guys. Maybe in the future I'll be better at responding to emails but like Pete I will not respond to unsolicited emails asking for source code.
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