The Fan SpinRite logo post

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Sep 16, 2020
Ontario, Canada
I have [temporarily] moved the post to the moderators forum, here (it was in "Coding" which was not the correct place anyway.)

I don't think there is maliciousness here, but I also probably don't think Steve wants this kind of BS either. Anyone who created a logo for a commercial product is going to need to sign their rights away, probably multiple times, before anyone would be crazy enough to risk using a submission. There is no mention of the legalities of it all on the post, and no matter what, I would like feedback from @Steve about whether he is okay with this.
Thanks for your consideration, Paul. I'm inclined to think that this is okay and allow it to continue. I suspect it's the sort of thing that arises with "fans" in any venue. And it is my hope that "the return of SpinRite" is something that will be taken up much more widely over time than my own first-person reach. So, I think we ought to allow it. Once these folks actually have SpinRite to use, there will be much less trouble with "idle hands." <g> Thanks!
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Okay, thanks for letting us know. I will restore it to a new location, and just add a gentle post about setting people's expectations.
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