Recently on Ravelry I had to remind a gal that a particular pattern can be used for charity and personal use only. I had written this at the bottom of the pattern she used yet she chose to ignore it and post openly that her shawl will bring a pretty penny when she sold it. Well, I just found out that she posted a new paragraph on the project page for this shawl saying some very rude things and I'd like to address them.
If you are gonna use someones pattern for the express reason of selling the finished item please email the designer first and get permission. We put a lot of time into our designs and we have our reasons for any policies we may have regarding our patterns.
If you have a problem with our policies just remember: We are the ones who put the time and effort into designing and writing up our patterns. We have more than earned the right to choose how our patterns can be used.
If you have an opinion about a designer and choose to disregard policies, keep it to yourself. It's not very classy to demean someone publicly just because they politely reminded you of something you were trying to ignore.
This one is to the person who decided to show there complete lack of class:
I am luckily very young and will not be dieing anytime soon (Lord willing) but many years down the road when I do pass away the rules will remain the same.
I did not rob this world of anything by reminding you of something that others have willingly complied with. What makes you better than them?
I really do think you're shawl is beautiful. It was very well made and the colors are wonderful.
I'm sorry you felt you had to lash out at me in public after I left a VERY polite comment on your project page.
If you really want to sell things you make you might think about designing your own shawls and such. Then you can sell them without issue. That's something that got me designing. It's really quite freeing.
If you have any more opinions you can message me privately on Ravelry.