1) okay, I'll give you that one. I made a mistake now checking my balance before placing a casual advert. +1
2) If your only concern was that you didn't receive payment immediately, then I have no defense.
3) "you have my word on that one"... lol, well... obviously Bitmole's word is no good.
Yes "obviously". Because a one time exchange and an unfortunate turn of events translates to a human being's entire persona.
Are you listening to yourself?
4) This about sums up what I figured dealing in BTC would be like. If Bitcoin fails just know its folks like Bitmole who helped speed up its demise.
This about sums up the reserve of idiots on bitcoin.org that run to the forums to handle their issues, instead of using the already open communication channels provided to them. Does anyone care to take note that this person never bothered to respond with any sort of disagreement, deadline or even so much as a threat given his state of unrest? It's almost as if he's more interested in just causing trouble than receiving payment.
I am an idiot about some things, that much is true. I don't always do the smartest thing. Like when I'm losing a fight. Sometimes I will kick the assailant in the balls on the way down. "It's just my nature," said the scorpion to the frog as they both drown.
We were handling the issue in private until you simply told me to wait. Wait for what? The agreement was on completion. A week after completion I decided I'd waited long enough. Assuming I would never get paid, I posted so the community would be aware of your actions. I could be wrong but I felt it was then the only course of action available to me. I understand you're embarrassed or upset at everyone finding out about your deceitful nature. It could all be changed if you admit you stole services and paid for them. Then I could go back into every thread and let the community know I am an embarrassment of a human being for ever doubting you.
You keep saying I never gave you a deadline. You stated "payment on completion" in the original terms. That was the deadline. Hello? Earth to Bitmole. Earth to Bitmole. Come in, Bitmole.
5) Bitmole never intended to pay. So I release to the world Bitmole's logo -- please abuse it as you see fit.
And we get to the bottom of your real agenda. You're not interested in receiving payment, you're interested in a witch hunt that has now cost you payment. You do realize you did this to yourself, right? That your lack of professionalism and ability to deal with delays is the only reason why you're not getting paid now?
I was interested in receiving payment until it became apparent you intended to not pay, at which point I kicked you in the balls on the way down. I love that you keep saying my lack of professionalism and my inability to deal with delays is the reason you feel being a thief is justified. It really is precious.
You are correct. My regular rate is $85, not $80. Though I do sometimes charge a lesser fee for clients who bring me more work than one-off projects. It really depends on the projects and amounts and such. It's the area of the country not an indicator of skill. Washington DC, New York, some other places charge the most because the cost of living is higher. Web developers in this area charge anywhere from $50-$150 for graphic design and web development, with some more or less in the extremes. Heck, plumbers and builders charge at least $60/hour in this area to swing a hammer. I realize those prices are out of the norm for non-metro U.S. cities and outside the country.
As I said elsewhere I was simply trying to get you to understand, after you came back for revisions to the art, that I couldn't put endless hours into the project. Normally we'd have a contract and an estimate for hours but dealing through the forum was a bit different.
While the art I provided you may have its quality debated, you were offering $12 (1BTC) and so you got $12 worth of effort - that's barely minimum wage in the U.S.. Amazingly, there is no accounting for taste, since after delivery you exclaimed "Superb! This is good enough for me. I'll take it," and so as a client you must have been pleased. Or were you lying then as well?
And as for you being a graphic designer... I can see why you wouldn't think someone could charge that rate. However, remember that you came to me because you couldn't accomplish the task yourself. Recall you said, "What I couldn't get to look right was the shading of the 'ㅂ'. It just doesn't look like it's part of the coin, you know what I mean? It needs to be raised, and I didn't really know how to do that and make it look right."
This is an open shut case of me not being able to provide the funds soon enough, and you blowing everything way out of proportion, jumping to conclusions and avoiding communication like the unprofessional you are. No one is listening to you.
So none of this has anything to do with your theft of service, only with my unprofessionalism? That's rich... its a laugh riot. Ta-ra-ra-goon-de-yay. I admit I am unprofessional. I work from home while in my underwear. Now will you please go ahead and admit you're a thief?