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20 April 2008 @ 10:13 pm
{ why'd you have to break all my heart }  

Dear people using icons,

If you did not make it, CREDIT IT!! 

I may not make icons myself, but I understand the kind of hard work that goes into making these things and there is nothing that annoys me so much as people who take icons, use them, but do not bother to say who made them how the hell else am I meant to steal them if I don't know who they're by?!.

There is no need for it. It takes like two seconds to type in someone's LJ name into that 'comment' box when you upload. And yes, I'm looking at some of you dear flisters. Really, two seconds. Honest!

In frustration,

mood: crazyGrrr
Shaz: [Torchwood] Victorian Jackdancy_dreamer on April 20th, 2008 09:30 pm (UTC)

As an icon maker it does get highly annoying especially when you ask to be credited!

I always credit, are you proud?
Campaspe: Hannibal Rising \\ Toastcs_whitewolf on April 20th, 2008 09:37 pm (UTC)
Very! X)

I always credit to, but if I upload something and do not know the maker, I alwasy put a note in asking if anyone knows who made it. So there.

lmao. I was floating through peoples LJ's checking out icons and was appaled by how many are uncredited- some of the icons were even made by people I know and that just really got me riled up.

Having one of those days I guess ;)
I'd call you a genius but I'm in the room: mb spike looking like noelelfinessy on April 20th, 2008 09:31 pm (UTC)
blimey I feel instantly guilty and I always credit, even myself!!!
Campaspe: Jeckyl \\ Hyde Grincs_whitewolf on April 20th, 2008 09:39 pm (UTC)
XD sorry, babes! Have just been trawling through some LJ's and was shocked by how many icons have been left uncredited.

I will admit I was looking to filch half of them and was left annoyed when I couldnt! hehe
I'd call you a genius but I'm in the roomelfinessy on April 20th, 2008 09:43 pm (UTC)
LOL! I'm the same - I'm always after people's icons. Often though if they're not credited I assume they've made them themselves....
Campaspe: Torchwood \\ 2.07 \\ Ianto/Rissen Mittencs_whitewolf on April 20th, 2008 10:00 pm (UTC)
See, generally I'd assume that too, except I know most of the icons and who made them and so, hence the ranting.

Even more annoying is the fact I don't think the people this is directed at are going to take any heed. Urgh.

But, it's always good to get a rant out there in the open ;)
Casey: random (pessimist)casey_bee on April 20th, 2008 09:33 pm (UTC)
Icon-stealing is annoying. But try layout-stealing. Fuck, they take a long time, a hella long time...headers too, profile layouts, oh and then some bitch wins a competition with your artwork, that kinda sucks too.

Sorry, I'm having a "people suck" day. But, yes, it annoys me when people don't credit too.
Campaspe: Dr Who \\ Jeremy Baines is sexy creepycs_whitewolf on April 20th, 2008 09:41 pm (UTC)
I'll make that the focus of my next rant, mmm'k? ;)

It is very annoying, and I don't even make these things! People do indeed suck. I'm actually quite offended that there are people on my flist doing it. I feel... I don't know, guilty by association?

Casey: doctor who (quote)casey_bee on April 20th, 2008 09:42 pm (UTC)
Heh. Thanks.

And I know the feeling, there's a bunch of people on my f-list who don't credit (even when using my icons!), and I feel kinda guilty too.
Campaspe: Mood \\ Will's die!die!die! facecs_whitewolf on April 20th, 2008 10:02 pm (UTC)
Yeah, it's damn annoying and you feel like you shouldn't point out the fact they're practically stealing them otherwise because well things could get awkward, but really, it does only take like two seconds.

Hurrumph. Hopefully someone of them will start taking heed.
Casey: doctor who (rose)casey_bee on April 20th, 2008 10:03 pm (UTC)
_stolendreams_ on April 20th, 2008 09:34 pm (UTC)
*points upwards*
What Shaz said...
Campaspe: Harry Potter \\ Bartek Borowiec as Dumblcs_whitewolf on April 20th, 2008 09:44 pm (UTC)
Well, as an icon maker, I expected nothing less from you ;)

Think I'm having "one of those days" XD lol
a silent tsunami of stealth: tw // jack/ianto // alonesundayschild on April 20th, 2008 10:01 pm (UTC)
=( I know. It makes me sad too. (Mind you, I'm guilty of doing a bit of that in my own journal -- but it's completely by accident, and only happens occasionally, AND I'm doing my best to rectify the situation)
Campaspe: Torchwood \\ 2.05 \\ Head&Hand Jobcs_whitewolf on April 20th, 2008 10:36 pm (UTC)
By accident can be forgiven ;) esp if you're rectifying it. It's the people who do it on purpose because they simply cannot be bothered taking two second to type in the makers name.

a silent tsunami of stealth: tw // ianto/gwen // arm in armsundayschild on April 20th, 2008 10:46 pm (UTC)
*snuggled back*
Georgie: Torchwood - Jack/Ianto (exit wounds)indiefairy on April 20th, 2008 10:17 pm (UTC)
Man that pisses me off no end, and not just cos I'm an icon maker cos I like you find it very difficult to grab icons from other lj users when they don't bloody well credit. grrr
Campaspe: Harry Potter \\ Who stole the cookie?cs_whitewolf on April 20th, 2008 10:37 pm (UTC)
;) my qualms exactly!
conjunkie: Sexy Ianto Jones - from out the rainconjunkie on April 20th, 2008 10:24 pm (UTC)
Oh that annoys the hell out of me, I ALWAYS credit I feel an obligation to do so it's the least I can do. Anything thats not credited on my lj I made I don't make many icons but I do have a few of mine on my lj.

I can't believe people can't have the common decency to credit. Thats just plan rude in my book.....
Campaspe: Original \\ hand-on-cockcs_whitewolf on April 20th, 2008 10:38 pm (UTC)
Exactly! I only have two uncredited icons. One made by me and one saying "by ???" because I honesly do not know who made it, and if they ever found me using it I'm sure they'd not be offended in any way/would tell me they were the maker so I could credit.

It's those people too lazy/can't be bothered/too ignorant to do it that get me so riled up. Makes it very hard to nab them myself then ;)
conjunkie: Save the last dance for meconjunkie on April 20th, 2008 10:44 pm (UTC)
It's like you say though by not crediting they are practically claiming them as there own and thats a form of stealing.

And yes it's extremely annoying when you find a great icon and have no clue who made it, I tend to rant at the screen and leave the icon be, because knowing my luck if I did nab it and was unable to credit the makeer would see it in my journal and think I was the one stealing it :)
Ambra: TV;;;Scrubs;;Elliott;WTFctheinvisible17 on April 21st, 2008 04:21 am (UTC)
:| People just really piss me off. How hard is it to credit someone? *shakes head*
Campaspe: Supernatural \\ Lean on mecs_whitewolf on April 21st, 2008 05:31 pm (UTC)
Exactly! And it's not as though no one knows they're supposed to in this day and age really.
jennso_severus on April 21st, 2008 04:28 am (UTC)
* hugs *

Campaspe: Torchwood \\ 2.06 \\ Ianto & Weevilcs_whitewolf on April 21st, 2008 05:31 pm (UTC)
Hey you! :D

::hugs back::
Ian Cochrane: (PT) me/ Dancing Harry anilankyguy on April 21st, 2008 05:07 am (UTC)
I always credit, although I can't say I never screw up. I'm actually in the process of getting rid of any icons that aren't mine - unless they're totally cool, and then I credit. I've also used other people as inspiration and created icons similar to what other people have done, I try to be sure to credit them. The icon above is an example. I saw one made by missmomoko and just had to learn how to do it and went and learned how!

That said, I try to be open about it. I would like credit if anyone takes an icon I made. But I realize that aside from icons made from my own personal images; I don't own them, on any level. They are not copyright by me no matter how much work I put into them.
Campaspe: Doctor Who \\ 8 Desirecs_whitewolf on April 21st, 2008 05:34 pm (UTC)
Sure they're not copyright or anything but it's a matter of principle. If you didn't make it and you want to use it, it's only right to credit the person who did. Sharing the love and all that.

On LJ especially, it's made easier to credit iconmakers, aside from most posts asking to be credited, even when you upload an image you have the txt boxes to fill in before you hit the upload button. Most of the time it's people being too lazy to type in the name of the maker, and that's what bugs me. If you're not going to credit, don't use it.
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Campaspe: Original \\ Man Abscs_whitewolf on April 21st, 2008 05:36 pm (UTC)
Oh, you and me both, hun! It is very annoying when you see a shiny new icon and go to nab it only to discover you've no idea who made it because the person using it didn't take the *two seconds* it would have taken to type the makers name into that comment box.

Frustrating, yes?