im just curious, does anyone else find these comments disturbing from a co founder of RB?

Okay – enough. This is not a balanced or constructive discussion. When one contributor tries to present alternative perspective she gets told she’s got an awful mean streak. The discussion is more akin for a mob baying for it’s perspective to be heard and there’s little attempt to listen. We have made a decision – we’re not reversing that decision. We think the issue here was black and white – many of the contributors to this discussion disagree. I don’t think we’re ever going to agree.

I have done the posters in the thread the courtesy of reading ever post and we will reflect on how we can better communicate our decisions and policies in the future to improve the sense that things are fair on RedBubble.

RedBubble is free and you are free to leave if you don’t like the way we’re running the site. We’re human and if you view this decision as a mistake I can guarantee you that we will make more mistakes in the future. I’m actually surprised that more of the serial complainers don’t leave. There are lots of other places out there on the interweb similar to RedBubble. Find one that suits you. I’ll list the ones that I know about: Zazzle, CafePress, ImageKind, etsy, DeviantArt and I’m sure there are many more.

RedBubble should be fun and enjoyable. If it’s not fun have a think about why you are here. And finally let’s keep thing in perspective. Some of the posts here were written like Helen died … no one has died. A decision was made to close an account – Helen is still around in life. You can still contact her. The views she espoused will still be found on RedBubble. There will still be debate and controversy on RedBubble.

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