I just want to point out that people are getting the wrong idea what is meant when we talk standards. I recieved an email this morning from a friend asking if I was angry with them for asking to use my images to port another skin. Of course we aren't angry that people use our images. WE LOVE IT!
If a skin is only half skinned and alot of deafult images remain, this is what is meant by poor standards. Quality has nothing to do with it. Not once in any of th 2 threads has anyone criticised quality. If it is a WB skin and your SYSTEM BUTTONS of any kind are unskinned that is just tragic and in some peoles minds, not skinning. THE ONLY THING THAT HAS BEEN CRITICISED IS LAZY SKINNING AND TAKING CREDIT FOR WORK THAT IS NOT THIERS.
Some may think that this is not anyones place to police but you haven't had your work taken by someone else and claimed as their own. Until you have, you really don't have anything to stand on except a misinformed opinion.
One recent skin in question had way too many unskinned elements and the Author refused to give credit where credit is due. Most of the images were from the Diamond skin by Stardock Design and most of the other images were from Kol's Vista skin.
Noone was chased away because of anything else. Some casual users left messages about how unusable the skin was and those were justified comments. That is a to each his own thing and if a skin is unusable, then it just won't get used. We know that alot of people react to screenshots so sometimes people don't even have a clue how useless a skin is yet they leave a comment without downloading praising the work.
I recently uploaded a skin and the file was corrupt, yet people continued to leave nice comments when they could not have possibly used the skin. Had they used it they would have seen that it didn't work.
Now I have to say something in hopes of preventing what I believe is going to happen next. This will be the last thing I say on the subject (I will really try). It has to be said publicly because too many people have the completely wrong idea of what is going on.
I already called it that Butch would delete his skin to hide the evidence. Now that the evidence is gone, he comes trying to defend himself with some sort of fantasy about jealousy and downloads. The campaign will continue as he chisels away at the facts. Eventually noone will know the reality of the situation and we will all look like jerks. By removing the evidence all that is left is public perception and that is easy to sway.
Please don't be fools and play his game. Be wise and ignore. We will all end up better as a community for it.
YOu see there are so many people on DeviantArt that have altered them in one way or another that I always use the same ones so that nobody could ever say anyting. So all of my windowblinds that were here were using the same buttons.
This right here tells it all. Anyone with the ability to put 2 pixels together would have made new buttons by now dontcha think?
Anyone that has been around the site for a good lenght of time remembers that we have gone through all this before.
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a person, as a psychopathic personality, whose behavior is antisocial and who lacks a sense of moral responsibility or social conscience.