well, i do believe what you said right now is your very opinion. i wish you could have acted the same when dealing with the customers too. Most people doesn't like the back-link even if it is free. provide the option to keep or remove the backlink on your product. don't force users to use it just because you are providing the product for free and asking for the money to remove them as a donation.
People do donate money to or whom they admire or like the work of.
I myself don't like it when people don't give the proper credit to the work. but you know, what i don't like the most is people who are too desperate or trying to be one just because they want to prove that they are doing it only to serve other people, which is clear that you are not.
You want to earn money from your product so be it like that way, make it paid give proper support to the users, take your valuable time and spend it on improving it like no other can. Be the best in what you are. and i will happily buy. Actually i will be the first to buy your product if you let me know that you have done so.
IF you don't please don't force people to donate money just to remove the backlink.
see what i want to say is that donation and contribution are two different words. You can't mix the whole world in one.
People out there think that you are trying to provide a new platform to other where they can get things for free and can be better off with it. If they think that they can provide you a backlink to your product believe me they will.
i myself can do it, just because i am angry doesn't mean that i don't like you or something. The thing is that please don't mix the two different world - "Free for all" and "Only for money".
if i could i would have provided a free platform where users will get every possible thing for free. But i am at the beggining stage of learning the coding [censored], so i think i will have to wait to actually do that. trust me if i ever get to know as much as you do about coding things, i will do it. and i will let you know.
Hope i didn't say something which i shouldn't. I am so sorry for that. You know we can actually talk sometime
If you like this whole post can be deleted. and i think must be aware that other people can get rid of it easily if they know what the code is saying. (i hope you know what i mean)
so make it a paid version or provide it for free to all
btw, i like your kid, he looks so cute.