Well, while down at ATL
taking pictures and doing some work for Pratt & Whitney, I received an email from the "Cajun Hustler." Just the name makes me laugh, but that's not the point. It seems we have upset this gentleman with our tirades concerning the use of our photographs, and now he and his contemporaries are not going to come to A.net anymore! That will certainly teach all of us a valuable lesson - that being: never stand up and be counted when you find out you are being taken advantage of.
It seems the $5 fee to become a member here is a bit too much, so the Hustler has suggested I post his email here. If for no other reason, I will just to highlight is horrific writing, spelling, and punctuation skills.
Here's the email:
"You guys are too quick to jump to conclusions.
Settle down and act like the friggen squid that you are,not like a Liberal childish moron.
Know the facts before jumping to conclusions.
And you can post this in the A.net forum if you like.
Dear A.net Forum members,
After reading your many inflamatory posts, we the Flight Sim as a majority are boycotting A.net.
We in no way shape or form use any photos for money making purposes.
We are avis aviation enthusiests as you are,many of us are indeed real world pilots,many are student pilots,and many are just enjoying a hobby.
There are many among us who range from pilots to lawyers,to students,to public elected officals,to active military personel.
Dont bash us for enjoying your photos and making a signature image out of it,that causes no harm.
I could see if we were hosting your photos and charging money for people to view them.But we dont.
I am a texture artist for Microsofts Flight Simulator freeware add-ons and I use many of your photos for reference in getting the livery as accurate as the visual model will allow.
That is the extent of my use of those photos and most all are deleted,except for a few that grace my desktop as a wall paper image on occasion.
And I usually do ask for permission to use the photos as a reference,even though no photo gets uploaded anywhere.
But the point is,a few of you with a wild hair like to get trouble started because you have nothing better to do.
So its like this...those few who moan,whine and complain are going to ruin it for everybody,and should that happen..welll.....none of us will like the end result.
So grow up and take your photos while we still have that right in this country,since so many other rights are being taken away from us.
Anyone wants to discuss this further with me..you can contact me on yahoo messenger under the screen name CAJUN_HUSTLER
MSFS Master Texture Artist"
United States Navy submarine sailor turned aviation photography geek.