dnigrin wrote:I don't understand why Adafruit is being so cryptic. Why not just say what you're planning you guys? One way or the other, we'll all be fine, but don't leave your customers in the lurch in the mean time.
adafruit wrote:At this time (4/2010) the waiting list is closed and no longer will be used. Our data retention policy for this list is as follows -- We do not retain email addresses or names, if you signed up you can safely assume the list has been deleted, you will never be contacted by Adafruit or anyone else. We respect your privacy. We hate spam. We created a video of the tour of the empty waiting list, you're welcome to review it here http://www.adafruit.com/pt/x0xzero.m4v.
exactspace wrote:adafruit wrote:At this time (4/2010) the waiting list is closed and no longer will be used. Our data retention policy for this list is as follows -- We do not retain email addresses or names, if you signed up you can safely assume the list has been deleted, you will never be contacted by Adafruit or anyone else. We respect your privacy. We hate spam. We created a video of the tour of the empty waiting list, you're welcome to review it here http://www.adafruit.com/pt/x0xzero.m4v.
So you just delete the waiting list and don't contact them letting them know what's going on? How about all the people that are still waiting and haven't checked this forum to see that you are no longer taking requests? Now there's tons of people that are still waiting patiently, as you demanded on your FAQ before updating it. Before you deleted all those email addresses, you should have emailed us. I'm glad I looked to see what was going on in this forum, but seriously, what is your excuse for not emailing everyone on the waiting list?
phono wrote:there is no excuse and none is needed, no money was taken from anyone without a kit being available and the project is completely open source. If you'd taken a little more notice of the forums here you'll have seen this was coming for a long time.
exactspace wrote:phono, I knew for a long time that the project was open source. To me, it's irresponsible for a business to not notify it's customers that something isn't available that they've requested and are patiently waiting for. Who's to say they are going to check the forums? It's just going to leave a lot of people on a bad note. :( On top of that, there's a video showing all the contacts and requests were deleted. Okay, we were interested in doing business with you, but you deleted us and didn't even let us know what was going on? And adafruit said it was for our security? Why do you think we're worried about the integrity of Gmail? It just seems like an excuse to me. So, they don't want to offer kits anymore. That's fine. It just boggles my mind as to why they didn't send out an email. When people find out... four months now ...they won't feel so interested in buying products from adafruit again.
toxaco wrote:I put my name on the list Feb 2008, when i realised that the chances of me getting a full kit were getting slim i self sourced.
It isn't difficult, with the help of people on the forum it is actually quite painless.
Look in the x0xshop and everything you need to build a x0x is still for sale there.
Stop bitching at the people who have put together one of the best synth diy projects ever !!!
AND ENJOY ! :D !
I just spent the last 10 years working in a San Francisco music shop and I really liked my job. I loved that I was helping people make music and that’s something that I still want to be a part of. Me and my wife have been making plans on moving to Taiwan for a number years and in 2009 we took the plunge. During 2009 I was selling completed x0xb0x’s on eBay under the name of bitcrusher76, it was a success and I am continuing on with the opening of my new web store willzyx.com.
My goal with Willzyx Music is to keep supplying the x0xb0x community with Parts and Kits. I have spent the last year building up a stock pile of parts and will bring the Kits back at an affordable price. Any new projects that are produced from Willzyx will have the same MIT open source license, so you can hack, modify and commercialize any of Willzyx’s original designs.