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Topic: Paying for Twitterific

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Author: Seth Dillingham

Date:12/27/2007

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# 6118

Paying for Twitterific

Twitterific IconTwitterific is a great little Twitter client for Mac OS X. I use it for most of the day, almost all day. It makes my one-man-office here at Macrobyte feel a bit like I'm working in a big room full of friends and other developers.

The software is free if you don't mind seeing an ad once an hour. They show up in the same space as the "tweets" and can be skipped or ignored very easily. If you don't like the ads, you can register the software for $15. It's a good deal all around.

Some idiot unhappy person, however, has posted a hack that strips out the ads. People who use this hack are stealing money from the Icon Factory: they didn't pay for the software, and they're not showing the ads.

In response, I just registered my copy. They now have my $15.

The idiot gentleman who posted the hack is defending himself, as if he didn't do anything wrong. Here's how we (all Twitterific users, especially software developers) should respond:

  1. Register your copy of Twitterific for $15
  2. Post a note somewhere to let everybody know you've just registered your copy. (I put mine here, but that was probably overkill.)
  3. Post something on your own weblog. Either point here, or reproduce something like these instructions.

Let's see if we can drum up at least a few hundred registrations for them, to show our support. Turn the idiot's bad behavior into something good for the Icon Factory.

Update 1: Some people think the hack never worked, and that it's just link bait for the idiot. Would be great if that's true, but it lets the air out of this particular challenge. ::shrug:: Oh well. At least our friends at the Icon Factory have seen that we will stand up for them. :-)

Update 2: He's definitely a nut. Some people report the hack never worked anyway. Others say it did.

Update 3 (final?): Sheesh, he's a scary nut. With a banana. Now I'm sorry I called him an idiot. Wouldn't have done that if I had known.

Update 4: Here's a MUCH SHORTER version of this story/challenge. Funny!

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Author: Sam D

Date:12/27/2007

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# 6119

Re: Paying for Twitterific

registered, what an ass

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Author: Marc Fiszman

Date:12/27/2007

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# 6120

RE: Paying for Twitterific

Watch your (server's) back, Mr Dillingham...

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Author: Brian Carnell

Date:12/27/2007

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# 6121

Re: Paying for Twitterific

Marc Fiszman wrote:
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> Watch your (server's) back, Mr Dillingham...
>
Wow. So first you post this info describing how to stop ads from
appearing in some little app that costs a whopping $15 to register.

Then when people start calling you on it, you go around posting thinly
veiled threats?

Classy.

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Author: Marc Fiszman

Date:12/27/2007

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# 6122

Re: Re: Paying for Twitterific

For more class, do check out some of the comments on the Odelbee post.

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