View Full Version : lack of originality
22nd October 2000, 23:33
i've published several skins to this site and i never really took a look at the skins that are published until just a few days ago. i was alarmed at what i saw, and also a little disappointed. after about 20 minutes of looking through most of the skins i noticed something; there are identical skins with subtle differences in coloration or markings. my question to this is...why publish them?? i know it's school spirit and all that, but copying other people's design, changing it to fit your school, and not even crediting the original is lame and shows a gross lack of originality.
23rd October 2000, 00:08
I agree....there is a lot of lameness and lack of originality when it comes to skin mkaing. "Why publish them?" you ask. Winamp has over 17,000 skins on this site, and a very limited number of Reviewers to review them. In all fairness, it's a bit lame to expect the reviewers to remember every skin they've published to know when another one comes along if it is a rip, or a "subtle change" from another skin. http://forums.winamp.com/ubb/smile.gif
Now I have a question for you......you said you checked out most of the skins here in 20 minutes.....what kind of connection do you have? (apparently not a dial up).....that's alot of skins to browse in 20 minutes! http://forums.winamp.com/ubb/smile.gif
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23rd October 2000, 01:07
i wouldn't expect you to remember all the skins your reviewers see, that wasn't my point. it was just a general gripe that the people that submit that kind of stuff are lamers. university network connections are wonderful http://forums.winamp.com/ubb/smile.gif
23rd October 2000, 03:00
How the hell do you become a reviewer? I've got shitloads of time, let ME do it - Criticism is my middle name, although I'm not sure if I got the spelling right http://forums.winamp.com/ubb/biggrin.gif
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