Occasionally though, our underbelly shows. Either we stumble across one of the bad seeds (every hobby has them) or we just catch one of the normally friendly folks on a bad day. Believe it or not, these posts, and the idea of doing a project based on input from the community brought out one of the two (I suspect it was the latter.)
I really do think that it was a simple misunderstanding, because when I responded to the individual on Facebook, his posts suddenly got deleted (I assume he deleted them himself?) He also left a slightly aggressive comment here on my blog. I chose not to publish his comment because he doesn't need to be chastised for making a mistake. If he happens to read this, here's a message just for him:
I understand the sentiment behind your comment, but you were mistaken about the intent of this project. I will not post your comments unless you want me to, because they seem to have been made in haste. I also promise that I will clear up some terms so that others don't get turned off by incorrectly making the same assumption.
Notice that none of the things being solicited are tangible - i.e. it is looking for ideas and input, not money or goods.
This is what I am NOT doing, that our friend, through a misunderstanding of terms, got a little excited about.