I don't know maybe because they are being cheap or stubborn?
it happens in Guilds, someone makes graphics or post formats and a little lurker steal banners and edit them. I yell at them and contact the captain.
And poof they dissappear.
I hated it so much, that I had to put a rule like that in my Homepage.
"You will get reported for theft."
Members work so hard to make graphics for anywhere, and its not fair to steal them.
Graphic and art theft are really wrong.
Stealing anything that a person worked hard to make is always wrong.
Post formats is ok when it comes to stealing in my opinion, unless there was a picture made by the poster or a quote that they said, It's not really something that anyone couldn't come up with.
Like wordings formats, Post format, Hm, you know howsomeone lists something like their "Narration" or Just wording Paragraph?
Well I just feel that it is wrong, because if its not credited then it would be false ideas.
Like I own a profile shop. I put up intros and wordings like Rules and orders.
And someone from my Buddies list took the same post text context, and use it for themselves in their shop thread. I lurked, and I didn't like the feeling of that, so I asked to like credit me for the context. ^^;
I made a "Please do not steal context " in my guild, because it doesn't feel good to steal exact Essay context.
Hm I wish I had an example, do you know what I mean?
Oh, like the shops wording?
Rule 1: Bla Bla Bla
That still doesn't qualify as theft to me, It can be annoying though.
People copy off each other's wording all the time in the real world.
Why shouldn't it be fine here as well?
Sorry, just what I think.
I just know I don't want that happening, at least not with my stuff. its my desire and people should respect it. Its like copying an Essay and posting it online calling it your own. D=
I just, asked a little favor to all so no one won't take it.
Or about this view?
If you wrote a description, Footnote, idea, and found out someone just copied and pasted it in their shop or guild, wouldn't you get upset?
Like maybe somewhere in your Journal you made a little Mini-Description on an anime or song, and formatted the way you wanted it.
Someone lurks and pastes it into somewhere...your like "Oh my thats what I said!!" Exact wording too!
;_; I hate to see all of the people who admire it, even though it was your idealisms.
Well, as long as it's not something you can get credit for like a report then i'm
fine with people stealing text..
Still, if you found someone stole from you then you could always bug them/ flame them until they took it off.
I don't know if you can report them to a mod for stealing text though if you can, then there's always that.
3nodding Yep. You can. I even asked a Mod. Ambu is the one that helped me. I was so frustrated! When someone took my context like Poem, and a User posted it in the Writers forum. ;_;
The thread was locked and the user was 3 day block. Hopefully that taught him!
I'm going to best buy tommorow, I was thinking of buying Elfen Lied the thrid volume, and replacing my Kings and Bandits dvd of Yu Yu Hakusho. <3