A definite flame bait. Of 5 posts, two are comments about SMF going paid and nothing to back up the accusation.
If anyone has good, solid, verifiable evidence of this project going paid, feel free to bring it up, otherwise shut up with the conspiracy and rumors, they are getting very tiring.
I really hope this was not directed towards me, I have made over 100 posts, and I was only asking fair questions. Why is everyone thats a part of the team so rude to users?
I'm not rude to users, [or I would like to perceive myself as not being rude] I don't think the team is either. This topic has been brought up time and time again. [since the beginning of SMF over 3 years ago...] We have a topic News: Wondering if this will always be free? See why free is better.
One would think this would satisfy any question and or reasonable doubt. But it isn't. We understand the community has questions and a right to know. We feel we've addressed the issue as clearly and concisely as possible on more than one occasion. Even though we've gone through great lengths to keep posts like "Why Free is better"
in our NEWS
This question's comes up every 2-5 weeks. Don't believe me, do a search here. Look around online on the net. But here we are 3 years after conception, we are free today as we have always ever been.
So please forgive us if we tend to get a lil' defensive when this topic comes up for the umpteen time. But after so many times, this topic becomes some what of a bitter "lose-lose" situation for us. If we post a link to the last time the topic was brought up, it doesn't satisfy some people. If we link to the "Why Free is better
" topic, people still aren't satisfied. And if we ignore it, we are perceived to be dodging the subject.
I guess you can't please all the people , all the time. With that said, you are free to think what you want, but I ask you to look @the facts, SMF was free from its 1st release, its free now, and the team maintains its stance that it will be free in the future. As for the team, let us focus on what we do best. Concentrating on making and maintaining the best Free Forum software on the net.
So one last time. SMF is free and shall stay that way
I hope that answers any questions that previous topics do not.