Possible problem with a member of your community? Flaming, sprite theft, and other good stuff!
Posted 23 July 2011 - 06:57 AM
Also I'm not sure this is exactly the right place to put something like this but I read the rules and poked around a bit and this seemed like as good a place as any really. Apologies to the staff around here if not.
Anyhow, getting to the point. I searched your members and failed to find a guy named "londonbreksa", either because he's got a different name here, isn't here anymore, was never here to begin with, or I'm retarded and dicked something up when searching.
Reason this person is important is mainly because of this video.
It appears to be some sort of shoddy promotion for MegaMan X9 (your site here and possibly a game?)
Stuff like this is common on the internet and poses no problem, except for at 1:24 there's a cute little image that's displayed for several seconds.
The sprite on the bottom right, with the wonky black aura, was a villain I used in an old sprite comic like a bajillion years ago. It's a pretty lame sprite but eh, I was like 15 whatever that's not the point.
I left a silly passive-aggressive comment ("I like the part where you used my sprite without permission.") and got on with my day. You won't see that comment though because the user in question deleted my comment, left quite the nasty comment in response, then blocked me.
This is kinda dumb because I don't really care about the old sprite that's kinda crappy, nor do I particularly care about retards on YouTube. I've just had a really really bad week, and an even worse day, so part of me is hoping that if this guy is a member of this site (an assumption I made due to him promoting it), bringing this to the community's attention and getting him punished or at least squeezing an apology out of him will make me feel a little better. :P
Not that I really expect anyone around here to care about my problems. Just thought I'd give it a shot~
Thank ya'll for enduring the wall of text! Any replies not telling me to go fuck myself much appreciated!
Posted 23 July 2011 - 07:15 AM
The one to the left of yours is also stolen. I dunno who actually made it, but it was intended for and still in use by the member Zero_v2.0.
That art at the very end on the right was also stolen. It was made by the member Arby Works for the Armour Contest.
And the song itself is from Newgrounds Audio Portal, also without any credit given.
Anywho, checking his actual channel page, he was so kind to leave a link directly to his profile on here: http://megamanx9.com...136-killtoy666/
Now, given he hasn't directly violated the rules of the forum, I don't really have much reason to take action against him, sorry. You could try messaging him directly on here. I'll be sure to also bring it to the attention of Arby and Zv2 if they don't see this already.
Posted 23 July 2011 - 07:34 AM
Also thanks for your civility. As an administrator of another site/forum myself I guess I can understand not taking action if he hasn't actually violated any of the forum's rules.
I also feel a little better knowing I'm not the only one he jacked sprites/artwork/everything from. :P
And furthermore I appreciate you linking me to his profile. I don't know why I didn't think to check his YouTube profile initially. Just been one of those days I guess.
I may write him a message tomorrow when my mood has improved (to assure civility on my end.) I'd hate to come busting in here and acting like a tool, I try and make a good first impression when I enter a community. :P
Even if I don't write him though I guess I could be happy with anyone else seeing this and at least thinking he's a douche.
Either way, thanks for your help!
Posted 23 July 2011 - 08:48 AM
Yay sprite theft, amirite? I didn't know our own community had such good sprites that everyone would think to steal them. I think we're pretty average at best.
I guess we should be flattered?
Posted 23 July 2011 - 09:41 AM
I think you, Xero, Reaver, Renegade and ZTRL are amazing, while Cem, myself, Ed, Zaf and Scarlet are average.
How did you not know I was here? I kinda did tell you all about the Maverick Contest.
Posted 23 July 2011 - 10:35 AM
And I don't pay attention to stuff. You tell me a lot of things and it kinda goes in one ear and out the other unless it doesn't.
Yes that made perfect sense.
Hey we're doing what probably qualifies as spam. I'm off to a good start.
Posted 24 July 2011 - 04:06 AM
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Posted 24 July 2011 - 07:59 AM
Well, I meant the stolen work, not copyright. People are free to draw anything that it's fanart, but people shouldn't steal someone's work and claiming it was theirs.
EDIT: And yes I was referring to Zv2's blue zero sprite.
Posted 24 July 2011 - 08:10 AM
Posted 24 July 2011 - 09:00 AM
He took something I made (albeit a pretty lame thing I made) and used it for a video on YouTube neither crediting me nor asking for my permission. Then proceeded to insult me.
The problem could have been as simple as "Oh sorry, I'll credit you in the description." Or even him just ignoring me, since I really didn't care that bad and that would have been that. But instead he was a bit of a raging douche, so I'm kinda blowing it out of proportion a little. :P
Regardless, I sent him a message on the forum here politely requesting that he either credit me in his video or remove it. I guess we'll see what happens next, as I still haven't received a reply.