jerichoholic wrote:Jackson is now stooping to new lows. He has just refunded my Legal Tender pledge, preventing me from making comments on the project. He's resorting to silencing people, or at least me, for commenting on stuff that is effectively his own doing in this case.
I simply posted a comment that he should not sell something without knowing if he will be able to deliver, in this case the holographic strips, which I don't think is much to ask of a playing card creator. Make some samples, test it out. I also commented that considering the delays and how much he made on the project that he could have airmailed the decks from Taiwan instead of causing another 1 month delay.
Apparently he is still sending me the 2 decks I pledged for but I'm not sure I will back anymore of his projects. Not if he can't handle some criticism.
There's a difference between criticism and incessant/annoying nagging. What you do is the latter. It's obnoxious, unnecessary, and IMO the world would be better without it. You do the same thing on Kickstarter as you do here, and that is; repeat the same negative feedback over, and over, and over... We get it, you have an opinion and want to be heard, but I (and I think the majority) would prefer it if you did it once and got over it. Please stop acting like a child.
Has everyone else forgotten that Jackson's family suffered a tragic, severely tragic, loss recently? I'm a man involved in a business' design, engineering, and manufacturing fields. I can sort-of relate to Mr. Robinson's profession. I can also relate, some-what, to the loss of his family. I had a similar loss, and while JR may be a stronger man than me, it took me 4 years until I was "me" again. I can't help but be empathetic to his feelings and how it would impact his career and job. It's still his passion. You still have to deliver quality art, materials, and timing. However, being in a similar business, I can completely understanding manufacturing expectations and being unable (or delayed) in delivering. It happens rarely but it never doesn't happen. If your continued criticism of pushing the envelope truly affected the business then where would people and their projects like Lotrek and his be..? We wouldn't have new and excellent innovations. More often then not they come to fruition but sometimes (Legal Tender) it just doesn't work because the tolerance or application just isn't feasible after trials.
I'm proud of my Jackson Robinson collection and I am glad that he's continuing to make innovations to his style, artwork, and products. Everything you back on Kickstarter is an investment and all of them are subject to changes, delays, and occasional let-downs. Investments guarantee nothing. He holds himself to high standards and does his best to make fans, collectors, and etc happy. You can't make everyone happy, and IMO shouldn't try, because it's his passion and WE (the people) are the beneficiaries of his talents more than anyone else.
I suggest that anyone with a bone to pick sincerely re-evaluates their emotional temperaments.