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Subject: Re: What _really_ happened to Scid and Shane Hudson?

Author: Tom Likens

Date: 10:25:49 06/05/04

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On June 05, 2004 at 08:56:28, William Penn wrote:

>On June 05, 2004 at 02:23:48, George Sobala wrote:
>>Is he ill? Is he dead? Or is the 2004 version of his website actually a
>>"hijacking" by someone else, after his "disappearance"!
>>It seems very odd to me:
>>- on his "return" in 2004 all the new work seems to have been on website design
>>and newsletters and not on updating Scid itself (i.e. window-dressing)
>>- no real update to Scid itself (other than using a different compiler and
>>different installation process)
>>- unrealistic promises of the development schedule of Scid given the recent very
>>slow timescale
>>- new requests for money via PayPal, people who have sent money for CDs have not
>>had them honoured
>>- sudden closure of the public scid forums just as the money flows in and the
>>CDs don't flow out
>>It all may have a perfectly innocent (or indeed very sad) explanation, but I
>>cannot help but smell a rat.
>>Does anyone know better?
>It's not a reliable operation, and your guess is as good as mine as to the
>cause. I requested and received a refund for my CD. His PayPal account was
>suspended for awhile because of my official complaint to PayPal, but was
>restored after he sent me the refund by Western Union. I'll just note that
>PayPal only honors complaints if made within 30 days of the payment date, and I
>waited exactly 30 days before lodging mine. One more day and I wouldn't have had
>any recourse!?

Sad to say, but I've waited more than 30 days without receiving a CD.  I'll
still give Shane the benefit of the doubt, but frankly I don't ever expect to
see either the CD or my $20.


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