I'm pretty sure most have given up on Jimbra. But no one knows the whole story. In my mind, I see this:
Jimbra posted an enthusiastic missive about something extreamely relevent and desirable for all of us. This being a DIY Forum, he also offered to make available "for a substancial price", the materials for us all to duplicate it on our own. Even the "screen".
That crosses the line into pre-promotion of something that will obviously be "sold" as a finished product, and not by a uninvolved Mfg., but by the "Inventor" and his cohorts.
I didn't read into his post anything about his relating where one could bypass his "connection" and go straight to the source.
But even so, as in keeping with the mindthink here on DIY Screens, everybody just jumped on Jimbra's offering like big Dogs on a meaty bone, insisting that he post "details' and "sources". Naturally. We all want and expect the "sharing" mentality to be a focus on DIY screens. But from the start, much like Opticoat was, the obvious intent of this thread was to create interest in a 'marketable' product.
Was it all a sham? Possibly. But I really think some wisdom and cautious thinking came about as the result of the effusive response he received, and perhaps from some goading toward caution by his fellow cohorts. That would be a refreshing change; that someone actually saw that he was headed down the wrong path, and changed directions before he got "shot at".
I know all too well how even innocent efforts at promoting an "Idea" can get twisted into being thought of as promoting a "product for sale". Can't do that on AVS, for AVS'ers, and I've recieved requests from Alan to tone down my own references to how popular and easily sold LF is to the "Public", because some "people' (...all ya all can guess, I'm sure...) take offense to my "using" AVS as a promotional tool. I can only be, in their minds, making the effort I do on AVS to further my own finiancial goals at the expense of all ya all. That is totally false of course, for not one of my personally made, many dozen of LF screens have ever come from a Client having read a single word on this Forum. Ever.
So, after his lead in post, how much more in jepordy can Jimbra's efforts be at this conjecture? Poor Guy. :(
First thing for everybody to do is accept that he isn't coming back until he has something to post.
Secondly, everyone should stop speculating as to why he hasn't returned, and especially desist from making abusive, antagonistic, or insulting references toward Jimbra's motives or intentions. Or his character.
Talk about cutting one's nose of to spite one's face! Let's suppose Jimbra's reasons for not re-posting are not only valid, but absolutely necessary? What would his lurking about, reviewing the current contents of this thread seem to indicate to him? That his efforts so far have been appreciated? :rolleyes: Nope. More like his lack of a further response means that most think he's a liar, a fake, and a fraud. :mad:
He might just decide to go his own way, and the next you hear of him will be the posting of a Banner Ad at the top of this page. We'll all then have to pay to play, or go away.