And yet,a skin identical to the one that started this is now in the gallery.Where are the harsh words there? It's just another glass Vista clone,and the skinner has done it before,just different colors.Apparently these rules only apply to some,however.
I smell the stink of a double standard here.I didn't disagree so much with the message,just the venue in which it took place.A private discussion with the mods was more appropriate,but the "rulers" of WC chose the comments section.
If WC is going to be controlled by these so-called "masters" you just lost a subscriber.
No double standard that I smell.I thought we made it very clear that what was happening wasnt directed at one single individual...thats just where the sheetstorm began.More goes on behind the scenes than you are privy too Wizard.We dont control diddly...I've had a knot jerked in my tail more than once because I was behaving badly...no one is above reproach or removal was what I was told.
What makes you think we have time or even the desire to 'police' every damn upload...I barely make it in to the galleries and I download very little.I'm too busy and it aint my job.(thank god for mods,I could NOT do your job).So please dont insult us with this double standard bull.
We are expected to lead by example...but not jerk the leash too hard.
Fine...forgive us when we go to far.
As for apprentices...John and NT pretty much nailed it.
If we see someone who shows promise(and sometimes complete novices),we try to help as much as we can...and still get any work done.
Does anybody remember a thread where I took a complete beginner and led them step by freakin' step thru beginning a wb?I did it publicly because I knew that others might want to follow along.The would be skinner gave up and left(I dont blame her,she was young and probably discovered she had a life),but no-one stepped up and asked for the thread to continue.So it died.
When Maxstyles started up,John kinda took on Basj and I adopted Kitty((both showed excellent potential)...win some,you lose some.
I started uploading psd's to the graphics gallery and stopped being as harsh on potential uploaders.I felt I was discouraging them too much.(and it is way hard to keep picking at them over every little thing).If you can sift thru 70 plus layers and styles and use them...you got game.
I gotta say,I love all the skinners that help us make a theme more complete...Messiah ,Aroche,Bilbo,WebG,PuterdUDeJim,Philmar,Fairy,Zakai and on and on...they get little in return and save us huge amounts of work.The best ones require almost zero supervision and are quickly becoming so good they dont need us anymore...we are just lucky they like doing what they do.
So we bug hunt,tutor,loan graphics,upload free stuff,(I have 3 items for sale out of 10 PAGES of submissions)and then we take heat for badmouthing an individual who wouldnt stick around and defend himself...(by god,if I had nothing to hide,I'd fight)...and WE are the ones that make you not want to subscribe?
I think thats giving us a wee bit more responsibility than we deserve...or want.
Its risky too stand up and say what you think sometimes...kinda stupid too.DOH!
Trust me...you wouldnt want me as a mod.
(and Winc has never asked)