Friday, August 10, 2018

We need to talk

I posted my Woodbridge scarf on Ravelry last night. I had a promotion going where the pattern would be free for some time of my choosing. I shortened the timeframe from a few days to ending today at noon.

Since the promotion ended, I have received a good number of hateful messages on Ravelry about ending the promotion early.

This behavior from fellow Ravelers is not acceptable. It is not okay to shame or guilt a designer for what they decide to do with their pattern.

I have every right to do what I wish with a promotion I put on my own pattern. I updated every place where I had placed the promotion end date (including on the pattern's page itself). I am not responsible for forum posts that may have had the old end date and were never updated.

One more thing. This is from the Lovin' the Freebies group on Ravelry on their discussion board about temporarily free patterns. Note the highlighted part.

I'm sorry if some people who wanted my pattern missed the promotion. My pattern is still available. It just costs $4 now.

1 comment:

  1. I am sorry that you felt the need to have to post an explanation. You don't deserve the negative responses or im's. For a bunch of "mature adults" people prove time and again how childish and greedy they can be because they "didn't get the freebie". It is disgusting behaviour and forces more and more designers to give up introductory limited time free offers.

    On behalf of the adults that recieved a complementary copy, Thank you. On behalf of the adults that didn't make the promo, I am sure that they will be happy to pay for a copy, since you put your time and effort, experience and education into creating it, testing it, tweaking it and then releasing it, and deserve some restitution and recognition for your work.