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Yet another one of these

Pasta

So I've been lurking around here for an extremely long time. Like, years before I even made the account. This is one of the sites that got me into Sprite editing and Pixel art in the first place. It's kind of sad, however, to see that a lot of these sprites get stolen...A lot. As I own my own server I am a member of Eathena and Ratemyserver's forums and I also lurk and stalk there. Recently I came upon a complaint topic that was extremely lulzy, except that when I looked at the screenshots in the second post I noticed that several of their NPCs were of a high quality than others, or more, of any quality whatsoever.

So I stared at them for awhile, they were so familiar. And then I saw the screen with the Sailor Moon sprites. I believe YET ANOTHER server is taking sprites from here.

http://www.ratemyserver.net/forum/index.php/topic,13004.30.html

The post is a couple of weeks old, and it was already closed so I couldn't bring it up. However I am looking for the forums to the server itself to see if it's still up, considering that it's completely ridiculous and probably wont be up for much longer.

I think we ought to start putting artist's signatures over the feet or something, somewhere were they cannot be removed, that might be more of a deterrent than "Please ask before you use."

I said my peice, I'm not patient, if youa re not satisfied with that outcome have at it: http://tsbro.forumotions.com/discussions-f6/you-ve-got-lots-of-custom-sprites-around-here-eh-t560.htm

(Also is there any reason I can't post on this forum using Firefox? I had to re-open this in Internet Explore just to send this.)

D.W.

Interesting idea, but it's been mention before. Also, there are ways to unsignature the artwork, there are ways.

D.W.

Interesting idea, but it's been mention before. Also, there are ways to unsignature the artwork, there are ways.

Pasta

That's because people don't put the signature in the actual sprite. Like, keep the unsignatured work for yourself and watermark your username onto the image itself, leave it light enough that you can still see the sprite but the watermark is impossible to remove without editing the sprite yourself. (And at that point only the truly determined will continue on, and atleast they had to do some god damn work before taking it.)

Also flatten the image you send so they can't simply download and delete a watermark layer.

Sakura200

this admin is rly stupid xD it is sad but yeah...you can`t do anything against this.......they don´t understand the makers feelings....okay with something like the watermarks,etc you can make the group of thiefs smaller..because the most of them are **** idiots who don´t know anything about editing and so on...mhh

the only thing which really works is to make the image smaller.....well yeah.......but the one who rly want to see it can´t see it so well either xD

hmpf...but thanks that you tried to protect the site and the sprites


(...my english is bad since i begun the apprentinceship....damn it)

Pasta

Like I said, I may not have been a member that long but I've been lurking here for years. I just never posted anything because whateverbrowser I used, if it was IE I couldn't post squat. But like...There is not other not-moonspeak website like this. I've looked. I have not found any, or atleast, not anything that I would want to put my work on. Granted that...Sadly I can't even put any of my nicer, newer or orginal stuff here anyways due to...well...stuff like this. Atleast if It's a custom Priestess pose it's something I stole in the first place. :X But even if I don't feel comfortable posting my work here, It's still nice to LOOK at the stuff.

And it still makes me mad when 13 year old boys do stupid shit like that.

Pasta wrote:
Like I said, I may not have been a member that long but I've been lurking here for years. I just never posted anything because whateverbrowser I used, if it was IE I couldn't post squat. But like...There is not other not-moonspeak website like this. I've looked. I have not found any, or atleast, not anything that I would want to put my work on. Granted that...Sadly I can't even put any of my nicer, newer or orginal stuff here anyways due to...well...stuff like this. Atleast if It's a custom Priestess pose it's something I stole in the first place. :X But even if I don't feel comfortable posting my work here, It's still nice to LOOK at the stuff.

And it still makes me mad when 13 year old boys do stupid shit like that.


Listen, your not the only one suffering alright? I understand your pain we all do in fact, but what can you do about it? We're artist we upload our work of course it's gonna get stolen or used without our permission, we deal with children and man-children who finds our work so interesting.

Our best defense against this is to just let it go and let them find us and know where the customs comes from, eventually someone will defend us and link the site soon they will realize they can't see this as there golden goose.

I know my words might not reach your ears too well and I don't upload alot of work but I've had my fair shares of my work being stolen in the past before I came here and R.U.N.E.

D.W.

Pasta wrote:
Like I said, I may not have been a member that long but I've been lurking here for years. I just never posted anything because whateverbrowser I used, if it was IE I couldn't post squat. But like...There is not other not-moonspeak website like this. I've looked. I have not found any, or atleast, not anything that I would want to put my work on. Granted that...Sadly I can't even put any of my nicer, newer or orginal stuff here anyways due to...well...stuff like this. Atleast if It's a custom Priestess pose it's something I stole in the first place. :X But even if I don't feel comfortable posting my work here, It's still nice to LOOK at the stuff.

And it still makes me mad when 13 year old boys do stupid shit like that.


Edit: Apologies for not reading this post all the way, I stop halfway was very sleepy.

We get many people who enjoys getting there nibs on our work constantly and on other websites as well, and we can't do nothing about it. If your here to view the gallery thats fine as long it's not stealing like you mention about the priestess pose.

And about your fear of uploading work, suck it up.
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