Non-Skinning With Permission?

Posting Wallpapers You Like

Wednesday, March 28, 2007 by boss0190 | Discussion: OS Customization

I ran across something new to me here today, posting someone else's wallpaper, unaltered, from another site with permission. My question is..Why? The explanation was that the uploader liked the wallpaper and wanted to share it with the community. Certainly many many walls are used here in Bootskins, Logons, and Screenshots with and without permission because people like them. But to post an unaltered wallpaper created by someone else that is posted at another site, with permission from the original creator, could open a floodgate and turn Wincustomize into another "Free Wallpapers, get 'em now" site. There are hundreds of wallpapers that I and everyone else love at sites all over the Internet, but to get permission and post them here would be a mess. It seems like a very bad idea to let something like this continue.
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Reply #41 Thursday, March 29, 2007 6:40 PM
and Boss it's ashame you felt that way of me
'cause I think your work is some of the best on this site !!
Reply #42 Thursday, March 29, 2007 6:41 PM
As long as the person has permission or the wallpaper was designed to be widely distributed and it's good then I want it here.

The High Frog has spoken. And so it shall be.

Sorry for the trouble, AzDude.
Reply #43 Thursday, March 29, 2007 6:47 PM
Is there a reason that every forum post turns into a fight?

No one can post anything here without things going overboard.

Makes me just want to pack up and go away..
Double Zero
Reply #44 Thursday, March 29, 2007 7:13 PM
I want to be able to come here and find good wallpapers. Period.

As long as the person has permission or the wallpaper was designed to be widely distributed and it's good then I want it here.

Why should I have to comb dozens of sites to find good wallpapers?

And there ya go, end of story...LoL

Side note, Azdude, no one was trying to implicate you publically or point the finger at you personally... Nobody would have ever known it was "that" wall that started the discussion except for a select few... It really was nothing personal and I hope that you do continue on your "creative" path...

Dreams...make more *Dreams* ..LoL
Reply #45 Thursday, March 29, 2007 7:45 PM

The Mods gota have a tuff job sorting thru all this stuff - and some of it has
to fall in the " Gray area " i'm sure making for tuff decisions to be made,
but they are the Mods and that's their job - and ALL decisions then should
be FINAL !!! the END -they except or rejct based on ALL the info the have gathered
We are not privy to that info - to be the Judges

Yes, it is often 'tuff', but when it comes to works being uploaded to a site the onus is directly upon the uploader to seek/obtain appropriate permissions for whatever it is he wishes to borrow/use/upload.  This is often cause for much angst and drama as it is NOT uncommon for the permission obtained to be fundamentally flawed.  One common issue is with - "yes, you can use my wall as a logon"....but the uploader made a winamp skin out of it.

Sometimes [rarely] permission is obtained from what the uploader believes to be the author.....only to subsequently find out he may NOT be, but is simply another person who 'saw the wall' and decided to share it [without consent].

I explained the sense and sensibilities of this thread topic way back in #5  [look up].

Frogboy clarified the 'why' of it all....[more good wallpapers].

Both of us, [and others] simply stressed the point "with permission".

If and/or when  an upload bounces to and fro from public access it's an indicator that an 'issue' has come to light....which is eventually resolved one way or another...

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