.am I correct in assuming that one who only submits ScreenShots is NOT a "skinner"??
I take this one, as resident Screen shoter
I am not a skinner IMO i am a porter/ modder. I port skins from one application to another or modify existing ones. I for a long time never really contributed to the galleries except screen shots.. during that time I di keep very busy of the forums helping out , and was promoted as my time and effort, deemed me worthy. I have made a few skins from scratch but that is not my forte.
A skinner is those who are gifted with the ability to visualize something then make it from scratch, whether it be a WB,or winamp skin, etc.
A modder/ porter is one who modify s existing graphics to new applications. Example: Logons where a wall iss used with permission from another artist and assembled in to a logon, or my NsYSExtazy DX theme , where I took Froozzen's aston shell theme and ported it to DX.
A screen shotter is one who enjoys the benefits of the latter two and assembles them in to various desktop arrangements, then uploads a screen shot of their idea of a cool desktop. While being a Good Screen shotter can be beneficial to the site as it can allow WC/SD to showcase new ways of utilizing the themes. It generally has not been considered being an actual skinner as it is not actually making the stuff from scratch, but rather assembling other skinners skins an a pleasing fashion.
Even at this time I still do not consider my self a skinner. With the likes of Treetog, Doodle,MikeB,Alexandrie,Snowman,Wreklesseric,Hippy,Starone,Boxxi,thredz,Dangruss,Jafo, etc, the true masters of skinning, I could in no way put my self in their category.
I am but a humble Novice Enjoying the fruits of their labors