a set of meters, doesn't mean I want a calendar, a clock, and a media player to boot.
You are comparing apples to oranges, my friend...lol
Not at all Jim.
Meters + calendar + clock + media player = Widget...or in some cases a gadget. One fruit...maybe different colors...but still one fruit. Tabbed dock + Side dock + Tray dock + weather flyout = docks. One fruit...different colors...and still one fruit. If it talks like a widget and walks like a widget...hey!...it's a "widget".
Now...you say "if I want docks...I want docks"...well...alright then...what kind of dock? There is more than one kind of dock...I ought to know since I create them...but when they are created for a single theme or skin they get packaged together regardless. It has nothing to do with whether someone doesn't want the side dock and another doesn't want the tabbed dock...it's a "packaged deal" for one theme or skin. Then once they download them it's a simple matter of pick and choose and delete what they don't want. And the great thing is...everyone has a delete button!
If I used your way of thinking for this discussion I should be uploading everything separately since a side dock...although it is a dock the same as a tabbed dock...it behaves differently than a tabbed dock...it's just a dock of a different color or use...but maybe someone doesn't want the tabbed dock and shouldn't be forced to download it. Especially if someone is using the free version of OD which only allows the use of a side dock...and who wants something you can't use! Man! My download count would be huge!!! Hey...maybe your on to something here!?
A "widget" is a widget. A "gadget" is a gadget. A "dock" is a dock. Unless of course they are made for a different theme or skin...that is the only time they can really be considered different. Different theme or skin...different widget or gadget.
And no one is saying or suggesting you should re-upload anything...just from this point on...a widget is a widget...etc. etc. The one thing I can't dispute is that a widget is different from a gadget. So I can understand you wouldn't want to package a widget with a gadget...2 different galleries.
This will be my last statement in this thread. It is getting out of hand and isn't necessary.
Steve, before you throw stones remember that you uploaded the following which could/should have been bundled.
Rusty Rooster 4 subs.
Universe Metal 4 subs.
3 Cinnabars, 3 CopperDecks, 3 Darths....etc. Just saying.
I am within the the upload rules/guidelines set by administration here at WC. Unless I missed something. If those rules change you all will have a gripe.
I will consider bundling my widgets/gadgets, when I deem it artistically feasible, in the future with one exception. I will not bundle weather widgets. If I am forced to bundle weather widgets, I will quit making them. Anyone who's been here a while knows why I say that.
I don't appreciate being hassled over something when I am within the rules. If there is a problem with something someone is doing, get the rules changed. I slept very little last night due to being all torn up over this thing. I do care, and I try to be a good community member. I see the point on the icons. Widgets aren't icons and I'm not uploading 60 seperate widgets. It's 5 widgets. You'd think I ripped something. I simply don't see making someone download a whole widget pack when all they want is meters, per se. It isn't about counts.
Look back through the gallery, widgets/gadgets have mostly always been uploaded seperately.
Skinning is supposed to be fun. This site is becoming less and less fun. I think this is why people are leaving. There is politics going on in the background, it's not hard to see, if you look.
I'm about to get tired of it all.
I love skinning, I find it fun, relaxing, and I will always do it.
I am done here. (this thread) If the powers that be feel the need, please contact me with your thoughts.