I'm free to complain like anyone else here...just like you're free to come on here and insult folks with all your information you ASSume everyone else knows-which is why it's called a forum.
I'm with CorranHorn on this one.
He didn't point any fingers at you specifically Slothus. If anything, I'd assume he was referring to the nice friendly post from DeanPaul which was followed by the post announcing Jesse's resignation.
To send someone to an event like Toy Fare, you'll be looking at transportation, accomodation, food, and of course spending expenses. That can quickly add up to alot of money.
If it comes out of the person's own pocket, as it most likely will, it probably also means that they have to book vacation time with their job, or take a leave of absence at school, if they're students.
That's alot to expect of people who, aside from the owner of the site, are in all likelihood volunteers
donating their time to make this a better place.
Many sponsors donate toys rather than money - where do you think the contests come from? Like CH said, those that do supply cash are probably barely covering site expenses. Certainly not enough to book even one staff member a holiday trip to Toy Fare or Comic Con.
Therefore, before people call the site 'bushleague', or find other ways to make their lack of appreciation for this free
site known, maybe ask questions first. Slothus, I know you did ask questions first - and that is why I do not believe CH was calling you in his post.
The accusation was made that 'know-it-alls' assume everyone knows the financial make-up of the site. To hear some of the whining is equally assuming that the site can send people across the country at whim.