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theflyingtinman says

hey, what happened to sense of humor ??

?? != ;)

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bitfade says

.... ok, i was kidding both posts

won’t happen again

sorry if it was misunderstood, not my intention to piss off anyone.

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Webmarbles says

.... ok, i was kidding both posts

won’t happen again

sorry if it was misunderstood, not my intention to piss off anyone.

Haha, you’re always polite ;-)! I had to laugh at your first post and was thinking exactly the same thing!!

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pezflash says

won’t happen again

It will. :D

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iamdok says


hey, what happened to “try to contact original author first” ??
In my opinion and since the request is for a custom work and not fixing a problem with the file, we do not need to tell any client, no, for freelance job check with the author first, that is not right.

No offence bitfade but as long as the job is not related to a problem with the file or it is on the files comments, anyone can take the job on a freelance bases unless you specify on the file comment that you take all the custom job on the file and even with that, in the forum you just tell them to check with you if there is any request.

I did not take this work as it needs a lot of work and assets.

Of course anyone can take the job, there are no written rules about these things, however out of respect for our fellow authors the decent thing to do is to ask the poster if they had checked with the author of the file first and offer your services only if the author wasn’t available or suitable for whatever reason.

If it was one of your files which was requiring some custom work, you would like it if this rule of thumb was followed.

Additionally from a clients point of view it makes more sense (rates dependent) to go to the author because they know the file and will likely get the work done much quicker than someone who had to initially spend time getting familiar with the code.

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CodingJack says

however out of respect for our fellow authors the decent thing to do is to ask the poster if they had checked with the author of the file first

+1 Authors should have first dibs on customizations of their own files, it’s just good etiquette :P

Plus, I don’t know if any of you guys have ever seen Bitfade’s, code, but if you aren’t a Flash ninja you might be in over your head :D

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iamdok says


however out of respect for our fellow authors the decent thing to do is to ask the poster if they had checked with the author of the file first

+1 Authors should have first dibs on customizations of their own files, it’s just good etiquette :P

Plus, I don’t know if any of you guys have ever seen Bitfade’s, code, but if you aren’t a Flash ninja you might be in over your head :D

+1 :)

That is so true, The force is stong with bitfade! I’ve witnessed the code from the dark side, and I wouldn’t dream of offering to customise one of his files, for any price! :)

When he writes, it comes out already encrypted! :D

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Tean says

“Some say he never puts semicolon on the end of the line.

Others say he doesnt know such thing as incompatible override.

All we know his name is bitfade.”

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Zino16000 says



hey, what happened to “try to contact original author first” ??
In my opinion and since the request is for a custom work and not fixing a problem with the file, we do not need to tell any client, no, for freelance job check with the author first, that is not right.

No offence bitfade but as long as the job is not related to a problem with the file or it is on the files comments, anyone can take the job on a freelance bases unless you specify on the file comment that you take all the custom job on the file and even with that, in the forum you just tell them to check with you if there is any request.

I did not take this work as it needs a lot of work and assets.

Of course anyone can take the job, there are no written rules about these things, however out of respect for our fellow authors the decent thing to do is to ask the poster if they had checked with the author of the file first and offer your services only if the author wasn’t available or suitable for whatever reason.

If it was one of your files which was requiring some custom work, you would like it if this rule of thumb was followed.

Additionally from a clients point of view it makes more sense (rates dependent) to go to the author because they know the file and will likely get the work done much quicker than someone who had to initially spend time getting familiar with the code.

Over all I like bitfade’s answer plus he promise he won’t do it again and I know he is sincere :)

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pezflash says

Last night in a dark bar, around 3pm, i catched a conversation. Two men were talking about Bitfade codes without even looking at the screen. And that he never traces.

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