On Sat, 11 Dec 2004 00:04:51 +0100, Michael Schumacher <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> 
> Gert Cuykens wrote:
> >>Some suggestions if you write a GIMP testimonial: be honest and
> >>positive without over-emphasis, avoid negative comments about other
> >>programs, check your speeling, keep it relatively short and make sure
> >>that you are allowed to mention the name (and the country/state) of
> >>your company in the testimonial.  Personal testimonials from artists
> >>who are not necessarily affiliated with a company are also welcome
> >>but it is probably too easy (*) to get personal testimonials so the
> >>focus should be on those coming from professionals.
> > I am sorry but when i read this, the first thing i think about is
> > marketing corruption. It just my opinion nothing more but i would
> > never ask someone to do that. Because it raises three questions.
> >
> > a) why are my testimonials not good enough ?
> Well, someone who writes a testimonial should be rather fluent in using
> about whatever he writes about - your other mails show that you
> currently aren't yet, as GIMP is concerned.
> > b) do you think i am a lier ?
> Huh? Come again...
> Being honest is one of the most important things when writing something
> that is intended for a large audience. There are lots of examples that
> it is good to remind people of the obvious - see slashdot comments etc....
> > c) are does testimonials real ?
> This is of course something that might be hard to prove - but it
> shouldn't be impossible.
> HTH,
> Michael
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anyway my point was if you want specific artist people to write
something about gimp. You find that person yourself and do a interview
with that person.

1)Read this little part again.

"Are you or do you know some professional artist/designer/publisher who
uses the GIMP and can provide a testimonial mentioning the name of
your/her/his company?  If yes,"

Ask your self this question how many people reading it have to say no ?
It makes people disappointed they do not qualify.

"Personal testimonials from artists
who are not necessarily affiliated with a company are also welcome
but it is probably too easy (*)" 

In my opinion it also not good to tell specific persons they are easy.
It make them feel less important.

Ok i already feel most of you thinking so smart pants what would you
say then :) well it would be something like

Hi i would like to interview some artist who use gimp and why they use
gimp, can anybody help me ?
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