I am a web developer, and it’s part of my job interfering with my clients’ ideas. Though, under a certain experience level from the client, I am almost sure I am going to be taken for a fool. It’s expected.
But then, there’s also the readers, that are going to be losing the reading quality I provided. I will therefore stop being such a fool.
So, from now on, I am not going to go against my ideals when people ask me personal corrections for my open-source software. I code for the love of proper reading, not for giving individuals a tool for world domination. There are some things that are objectively right to do, and I did them, or will implement them. And there’s things one shouldn’t do, objectively.
I am never going to add anymore or suggest you code about:
- Right click block
- Any kind of code to make saving the page harder
- disable preloading…
- Adding registration/login locks
- Ways to add too much advertising
- Obliging people to click buttons to read
- Automatically add watermarks
- Encryption (yes, there is a certain way to do this)
- Any kind of horribly thought interfaces
- Limiting sharing freedom in general
Such requests come mostly from shoujo teams. I respect your rules, and I am not going to change them. I just won’t assist you anymore in your world dominations plans. Find a coder and get him to edit it for you.
Let me say this: I probably have much, much more experience than you, in web development. If you ask me this kind of code, you probably aren’t knowledgeable enough, therefore you should listen to my suggestion. Giving limitations to readers is not only morally wrong, but it’s also annoying them, and making them go to other sites. You’re losing three times.
I am not open-sourcing my software to give scanlators a nice toy, but so I can go to their site and enjoy reading. I am not going to rape my own software from the reason I have created and released it for.
To everyone who is using it to share freely, instead: THANK YOU. You’re contributing in making this community a better place.