Old 18th November 2001, 23:38   #41
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Originally posted by IlluSionS667
I haven't been to the forum for a while. I even haven't been on the site for a while. Suddenly I see that ALL OF MY SKINS have been deleted...... That's unfair!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Originally posted by wildrose-wally
Here's the latest word from Steve G at Nullsoft:

- Authors who abuse the review system will not be tolerated, if you see anyone doing it to their skins, delete the skin.

Have a nice day.


If anybody else is thinking about uprating their skins with multiple user ID's, your skins will be deleted without a second thought as soon as it is spotted.

Zero ratings is , one rating is , more than one is .
FOLLW UP WHINE HERE
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Originally posted by IlluSionS667
I've just been quiet, because I have better things to do then quarrel with you guys. I went to see "Das Experiment" (great movie) with my girlfriend, and went to a bar afterwards........


And if you would delete every skin who had been multirated, you had to delete half of the database, man. You just wanna mess with me...

Anyway, I'm about to upload my skins again. I expect a fair rating. I won't multirate any more, I've learned my lesson. Please stop herassing me, OK????
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Originally posted by ethan_h


Fair enough - upload your skins again, and they'll get reviewed again when they appear in the review list - don't expect them to be reviewed any sooner. Nobody has been harassing you at all - the rules are there, you broke them, and action was taken. If you don't uprate your own skins, then you'll soon see that they'll be left in the database.
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Hey man, the rules were made after they were broken. This used to be a land of choas, in the beginning of the user-ratings....
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Originally posted by e-blackadder
It was originally based on the "honor system." Problem with the honor system is, it only works for people who have honor.
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Originally posted by IlluSionS667
The honor system also means leaving other people's skins alone, and rating them fairly. My skins have been flamed from the very beginning. What I did was a simple reaction to that....
Quote:
Originally posted by cyana
John, you have been warned several times. Also, it was you who started this uprating madness. This ugly flame war started when others were upset by your behavior and reacted with downgrading actions.

Now be a good boy and think of it. When you have learned your lession as you said, there is no more argument left, welcome to the skinning community, case closed, everything forgotten - ok ???
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It really was the other way around. I DID NOT START ANYTHING, OK!!! There were other people uprating and downrating skins, before I even knew that was possible.

Other people started messing with me, and that's the only reason I got to uprate my skins. I know you don't believe me, but it really is that way.......
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Old 5th December 2001, 15:35   #42
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I got this...

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Your component 'MJROD_KSU' is now unpublished.

The component has objectionable content.

Please visit http://www.winamp.com and resubmit your updated component.
If you have any qualms, Please visit the forum
http://forums.winamp.com/showthread.php?threadid=55236, and state your
case.

Thank you.

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What is the objectionable part? Pretty generic. It has a trace outline of the Kansas State Wildcat with some black and white pictures of some football games.

Thanks.
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mjrod, this is the reason your skin was rejected.



More information in this thread.
http://forums.winamp.com/showthread....threadid=64030

Sorry man, just how it is.
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Thanks. What a deal. Well, I'll just make it available from my own website.

Appreciate the quick response.
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No problem, sorry can't help any further, sucks I know, thanks for being understanding of the situation, please do look into some of the sites listed above, http://1001winampskins.com or http://www.deviantart.com


Peace out.
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Old 5th December 2001, 15:39   #43
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HERE WE GO AGAIN :)

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Originally posted by IlluSionS667
I got this.......

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Your component 'GDivX - amp' is now unpublished.

The component is a rip of another component

Please visit http://www.winamp.com and resubmit your updated component. If you have any qualms, Please visit the forum http://forums.winamp.com/showthread.php?threadid=55236, and state your case.

Thank you.

- Winamp Skin Review Team

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it's about this skin: http://www.winamp.com/skins/detail.j...ponentId=83036

Here are links to sites about the program where I based my design on. (I mentioned one of the links in my info)

http://www.divx-digest.com/software/gdivx_play.html
http://www.divxity.com/
http://www.centraldivx.com.br/gdivx.html

From the screenshots, you can see that my skin looks a lot like the program. I based my main window on their main window, and the rest I made from scratch.

Making a skin that looks like this program, is like making a skin with a Windows-design, or that looks like a certain website... That's NOT RIPPING. Please submit my skin.
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That skin was once before rejected as being a RIP and is NOT eligible for publication on Winamp.com.
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Originally posted by IlluSionS667
IT NEVER WAS A RIP, AND IT NEVER WILL BE. IT WAS DELETED BEFORE, FOR NO REASON!!!!!!!!!!




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Your component 'GDivX - amp' is now unpublished.

The component is a rip of another component

Please visit http://www.winamp.com and resubmit your updated component. If you have any qualms, Please visit the forum http://forums.winamp.com/showthread.php?threadid=55236, and state your case.

Thank you.

- Winamp Skin Review Team

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it's about this skin: http://www.winamp.com/skins/detail....mponentId=83036

Here are links to sites about the program where I based my design on. (I mentioned one of the links in my info)

http://www.divx-digest.com/software/gdivx_play.html
http://www.divxity.com/
http://www.centraldivx.com.br/gdivx.html

From the screenshots, you can see that my skin looks a lot like the program. I based my main window on their main window, and the rest I made from scratch.

Making a skin that looks like this program, is like making a skin with a Windows-design, or that looks like a certain website... That's NOT RIPPING. Please submit my skin.


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Originally posted by abaao
There were 2 reasons why this skin was deleted.

1. Everyone hates me

2. The link I provided to prove where I got my inspiration from, was an old link that did not work


These links I checked a couple of hours ago
http://www.divx-digest.com/software/gdivx_play.html
http://www.divxity.com/
http://www.centraldivx.com.br/gdivx.html

Here you can download, or see screenshots of the program I referred to when making this skin. Making a skin that looks like another program is not a rip!!!!!!!!

Just allow ALL OF my skins that don't have any "objectionable" content, and THIS WOULD BE THE LAST YOU HEARD OF ME.

I do not rip, and I never will.....

IlluSionS667
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Originally posted by Mr Jones
John,

Your feeble attempts at de-railing things around here with multiple names , is becoming very lame Pack it in.

You have your answer, you can talk till you are blue in the face, it aint gonna change a damd thing.

The end.
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Originally posted by BlaCk shEeep
About 2 years ago, I started making skins. I was 18 years old, and very idealistic. Skinning tools weren't widely used, those days. My skin was made in Image Editor 2.0 and without use of a skinning tool.

Later on I started to use skinning tools to quicken the process, but I kept using Image Editor 2.0. I tried to make my skins as personal as possible, and to leave as few effects possible from the skinning tool.

I started submitting them to winamp.com, and all of my skins had 3 or 4 stars. One even had 5 stars.

Then the public rating system started. Some guy named Merci Ef thought my GDivX skin looked like another skin and called me a ripper (I never ripped any skin). Instead of reporting it to the skin report thread, he started downrating my skins several times in a row. This made me very angry and frustrated, but I found out how he did it, and I started to multirate my skin up, to undo the damage.

At a certain point, I found out who he was, because one of his skins was uprated several times, in the same style. Then there was a downrating-uprating-war between us.

When that finally ended, someone a little smarter than he is, must have noticed this war going on, and used my name to downrate other people. Cyana then told me about the existence of this forum, and I subscribed here, trying to defend myself. But the damage was done. The more I tried to defend my name, the worse my reputation got. Poeple kept on downrating my skins (sometimes because they thought I downrated them) and I kept on uprating, sometimes a couple of hundred times, just to undo the damage. You have to know that one time, I got about 50 0's at one time, by one guy.......

At this moment, it's become that bad that the moderators have banned me. I have to use a different alias every time I want to post, because they keep on blocking my account. Also, my skins don't get submitted any more (because of false accusations of ripping, or because of "objectionable content") and all the skins I had on the site, have been deleted........

I hope someone between you understands me situation, and would like to defend me, because I don't know what to do any more. I stopped making skins months ago, and I also stopped uprating them a couple of months ago.....

I just want my skins to be able to be placed on this site, and get the same chances everyone gets.

IlluSionS667
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Originally posted by wildrose-wally
The reason John S' GDivX Skin was deleted was because it was reported to be a RIP of AZD-AMP, http://members.***********/~Djakovic/00.htm RIP was confirmed and offending skin deleted. End of story.
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Old 5th December 2001, 15:42   #44
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Here's my deal... I got directed to this thread with this email:

Begin email:
Your component 'Mazda ' is now unpublished.

We have received a missing or bad screenshot. Please resubmit your component.

Please visit http://www.winamp.com and resubmit your updated component. If
you have any qualms, Please visit the forum http://forums.winamp.com/showthread.php?threadid=55236, and
state your case.

Thank you.

- Winamp Skin Review Team
End Email

Now the thing was this... this skin 'appeared' in my list of skins to be published, and was not mine, oh about a month and a half ago... I posted a message here and they said it was a glitch in the system, so I left it on there, thinking it would be removed from my list. I had a skin on there that I /had/ put on there from about two weeks before. Eventually I get the message saying the mazda skin was published, but mine which was in the que about two weeks before it had not been. So I went and deleted it, since I did not want that skin in my list saying /I/ published it. Then after I delete it I get this message, and the offending skin is back on my to be published list... so I deleted it again.

Is this going to be a contining problem?? I have tried to remove this skin twice... and it keeps comming back **I wouldn't be so upset if the skin wasn't so crappy, not that mine were all that much better but at least I have the good taste not to use the same pic for all three windows.... ewww**

I don't know if this is a prob that I am having alone or if others are getting skins published under their name that they did not do...

Any help or response would be nice.

thanks

Rayne
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There's nothing we can do about that, just delete it if it shows up again.
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Old 5th December 2001, 15:44   #45
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I received 3 e-mails (see below). But why? what is objectionable and where i can read the cause? . It is wery difficult now to "play" with the winampskins!what i can do?
please write to marcello.romano15@libero.it
tank in advance
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Your component 'Building Amp' , 'summer-time','billiamp billiards'is now gone forever.

The component has objectionable content.

If you have any qualms, Please visit the forum http://forums.winamp.com/showthread.php?threadid=55236, and state your case.

Thank you.

- Winamp Skin Review Team
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Originally posted by wildrose-wally


This quote came from Steve Gedikan at Nullsoft. Your skins have been deleted in accordance to this rule; it's the ratings that were objectionable. If you have any problems, you take it up with Steve, but be forewarned, he has the power to delete all your skins and close your Winamp accounts.
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Your skins were removed because you rated them many times. This is unacceptable. Abuse of the ratings system will not be tolerated.

[edit] Hehe, hi wally![/edit]
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Old 5th December 2001, 15:45   #46
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Originally posted by BlaCk shEeep
OK, the skins at http://members.***********/~Djakovic/00.htm has the same color sceme and playbuttons as my skin ( http://cmdstud.khlim.be/~jslegers/Skins/Gdivx.html ). But it's no rip of that skin. Go to http://www.divx-digest.com/software/gdivx_play.html to see whre I REALLY got my idea from. Same color sceme, same playbuttons.

So my skin is not a rip!!!!!!!!!! It's a skin based after a program, just like all the WIN XP skins Real Player skins, Media player skins, etc... just like Angry Weasel points out, and I've been pointing out for quite a while.....
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So let me get this straight. Your skin has the same play buttons, and color scheme as this other skin (which looks like the one that was reported as the original in the rip report of your skin), and therefore, it's not a rip.

I can understand your claim that your skin might not be a rip. But in this case, your premises do not necessitate your conclusion.

Now, whether or not your skin is a rip:

1) More than one member of the SRS has agreed that it looks like a rip to them.

2) You have abused the system repeatedly, which is now officially grounds for skin and account removal, so your skin would likely have been pulled anyway.

3) You have been told this repeatedly. I can't be more blunt than this - shut up about it. No you don't have to, and no I can't make you, but right now it's your most productive option in that you're fairly unannoying when you're not talking out your ass, and could probably find friends around here.

4) I can't reiterate enough - drop it in this forum. Your only chance for reversal of this opinion is with admin, I suggest you pester them if you truly believe you're right.
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Old 5th December 2001, 15:48   #47
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WHAT THE CRAP!!!!!!!!!!!

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Your component 'HogAmp_White' is now unpublished.

The component has objectionable content.

Please visit http://www.winamp.com and resubmit your updated component. If you have any qualms, Please visit the forum http://forums.winamp.com/showthread.php?threadid=55236, and state your case.

Thank you.

- Winamp Skin Review Team
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THIS IS THE SECOND TIME I HAVE RECIEVED THIS MESSAGE FOR THIS SKIN. IF YOU ARE SAYING THAT IT IS A 'RIP', WELL OF COURSE IT IS. I TOOK MY PREVIOUS HOGAMP SKINS (HogAmp_Black & HogAmp_Gray) AND JUST CHANGED THE COLOR TO MAKE MY 'HogAmp_White'!!!!!!!!
SO IT WAS I WHO RIPPED MY OWN SKIN!! NO ONE ELSE!! I THOUGHT THIS WAS CLEAR THE LAST TIME I REPLIED TO THIS FORUM!

JAMES
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Originally posted by Mr Jones
Is that a football team skin?, Im guessing it is, cos I know nothing about American football. If it is, this quote should interest you....



You may wish to read further in here.
Everything you need to know about skin publishing at winamp.com
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I don't want to upset anybody, & I especially don't want to hinder anyone from making any of these skins, but this is just crazy. I'm guessing that it is over a copyright or licensing issue. If that's so, then there shouldn't be any name brand skins made at all. (Which sucks cause those are usually some of the best ones, in my opinion)

Please don't miss-interpret me on this. I think that you should be able to make any skin you want of whatever you want.

Sorry. I'm just venting a little bit.

James
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Originally posted by ethan_h
Unfortunately, shis isn't our decision to make. It's an Aol thing, and if they say so, we have no choice but to implement it.
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You can make any skin you want to. AOL just told us that you can't publish any skin you want to on their website. I understand your frustration - go check out http://www.1001winampskins.com Hope this helps
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Originally posted by jamesrains
I know that it is not Winamp's fault, cause you guys are really great! I would just rather post my skin on your site than have to go to another site to post it. I don't have anything against those sites either cause I have used some of them before when searching for skins. Oh, well.
James
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Old 5th December 2001, 15:50   #48
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My 'K-State Wildcats' skin was my first skin, and is not a duplicate skin. There are different components (avs,mb, etc.)

Steve Miller
semiller110@yahoo.com

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Is it a skin based on a football team?, if so , read the post above this one from me, the one that says "what happend to the sports skins".

If not, get back to us with an example screenshot of your skin.
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K-State Wildcats = University Logo Skin = (Bah!) AOL Unacceptable

Sorry.
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Old 5th December 2001, 15:52   #49
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QUOTE]Originally posted by lordicarus
I received the following...



I dont know how there is objectionable content in this skin. It is merely a university skin! Its not even based on a university team... JUST THE UNIVERSITY, so the thing about having to be removed for being a college team is just crap. If something else what is the objectionable part?
[/QUOTE]

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Did it have a University Logo on the skin? If it did, hasta la bye bye. Not our rule, mind you. AOL.
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Well I understand the reason for taing it off then, but I must say, and I'm sure I'm not the only one that thinks this, but AOL is lame. I know they pay the winamp guys and all and thats cool but other than that... down with time warner!
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Old 1st January 2002, 22:20   #50
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Originally posted by lordicarus
Why are some of the university skins such as mine, UNHAmp, removed from the collection while others arent. Even though others clearly have a "logo" like mine does. This is definately not fair in the least bit!

To take this even further, why arent all skins that have any NON-Original content removed? I mean if a skin has an artist in it, someones copyright is being violated... that person being the photographer of that image! There are many things that piss me off about AOL, but this one really takes the cake.
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Originally posted by Mr Jones
The skin review squad has only been told to remove skins that fall into this category since around september time, any that you see in the database are from before this date, they will be removed in time.

As for why other non copyright material is not removed, well until the original owner complains they will not be, this was the case over uni logo skins, the original owners complained to AOL , therefore AOL had no option but to ask Nullsoft to remove the skins from the site. It has nothing to do with AOL at all, your rant at them is not justified, they are simply carrying out instructions from a third party.

The end.

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My rant wasnt so much at AOL but at what they have to do. I understand the whole corporate deal, the company I work for has had similar problems, as far as copyright issues are conscerned at least. The corporate world is a really f'ed up one.

Thanks again!
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Old 1st January 2002, 22:30   #51
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Originally posted by bluekeydesign
Referring to this skin:
http://snecx.virtualave.net/snecxamp_pro.jpg

And this thread:
http://forums.winamp.com/showthread....threadid=68124

I talked to Justin (the boss) and he says that the skin "does not appear to be a rip". And he said if you have any problems to talk to him. Snecx, doesnt even care if his skins on the site anymore, he just wants his name cleared so that he and supa are not called rippers.

If you MR Jones could go into the thread and state that they are not rippers it would make them feel a lot better.

Jon
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Quote:
Originally posted by Mr Jones



1) Whats your involvement?
2) Whats it got to do with me? I didn't even see the accused rip, so have no idea if it looks like that skin or not.It was deemed a rip by one of the review guys, I just closed the thread afterwards.
3) I could go in and state they are the best guys in the world and I love them all, but it'd mean nothing as I don't know squat about the rip/original in question.


Ask Wally, he made the descision, but I will ask again, whats your involvement? are you one of the original authors?
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1. I know justin and other guys at nullsoft so i talked to them for my friend snecx. Snecx asked for people to help him get his name cleared, so thats what im doing.

2. It involves you becuase you seem to run this thread.

3. I gave you links so that you can look at the rip in question.

4. How do i contact wally? is he going to delete email messages like you do?

Jon
Quote:
Originally posted by wildrose-wally
http://www.winamp.com/skins/detail.j...ponentId=15102

http://snecx.virtualave.net/snecxamp_pro.jpg

My decision stands and my resignation is here.

I resign
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Originally posted by flatmatt
The map behind the vis is the same, but that's all I see. So, I guess it was built on top of SpyAmp, but I wouldn't say it's ripped. Perhaps you could change that small part of the main.bmp, snecx? Unless anyone sees anything else?
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Originally posted by bluekeydesign
it wasnt even built on spyamp. i look at the psds.
all he has is the map. the rest is all original.
thats why i cant understand how wally said it was a rip.
Jon
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Here's a good question: Why's the map there?
Quote:
Originally posted by cyana
can someone please provide me with the skin in question ?
(the real skin as published, not a screen shot)
Quote:
Originally posted by existence
camon man ... the color scheme on map is different and besides I can bet you the map used in spy amp was even taken from where and not created originally (some paparaze on the net will find that as well)

a person who can spend this much time with skin would rip something up? camon guys ... give it a break ... like I said ... you want to accuse snecx you go ahead and make yourself comfortable cause when the day ends ... we will be having a smile on our face ... but you better watch out before you shout out "ripper" ... nothing personal though ...

on 2nd thought .... may be you should "resign" ...
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Originally posted by cyana
existance,

one of the main tasks for us is to prevent skin rips being posted on this site. I think, the review squad did a fantastic job here. Before we started, nearly every day a new rip appeared on this site. Winamp even had been accused to be a ripper's paradise by other skin sites. A lot of original authors were pissed of.

Now skin rips have become very rare. Actually, I cannot remember when the last steal rip appeared on my panel. Quality skinners started to submit again - for your and our skin love pleasure.

All what I want to know about the skin in question is the truth. I have tools and methods that can detect the origin of a skin. I often spent hours and hours just for tracing down a single rip. You cannot imagine how much work is involved here. So please, have a little more respect for a member of the skin review squad who spent an incredible amount of time for the skinning community with fair reviews and nailing skin rips. No offense here
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The little bit of bitmap is not the problem, the problem is the statement below, taken from the skin:

Snecx Tan's Comments:
REAL skin is REAL quality.. this skin is original.. NO RIP from SpyAMP, permission granted for the idea from Supa's Sonique skin.. THIS SKIN IS LEGAL!!

If you are going to take something from sombody else, admit it and give the proper credit.
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Originally posted by bluekeydesign
HE probably thought that people would say it looked kinda like spyamp. So he said that it isnt a rip.

CYANA: the original skin is here: http://www.deviantart.com/deviation.php?id=34476

Jon
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thank you bluekeydesign, I'll dig into it
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Old 1st January 2002, 22:31   #52
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Originally posted by AaronHorrocks
I received an e-mail like this:

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Your component 'Miss Croft Amp v1.0' is now unpublished.

We experienced problems during installation. This needs to be resolved.

Please visit http://www.winamp.com and resubmit your updated component. If you
have any qualms, Please visit the forum
http://forums.winamp.com/showthread.php?threadid=55236, and state your case.

Thank you.

- Winamp Skin Review Team
-----


Why has one of my very old winamp skins been removed from the data base? "Problems durring installation" - How could that be, it's only a zip file...
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Update your skin, make sure you have at least main, equalizer and playlist done, make sure it's not 16 bit and upload again.
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Old 1st January 2002, 22:35   #53
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Hey I recieved this e-mail

Your component 'lara croft v2' is now unpublished.

The component has objectionable content.

Please visit http://www.winamp.com and resubmit your updated component.
If you have any qualms, Please visit the forum
http://forums.winamp.com/showthread.php?threadid=55236, and state your
case.

Thank you.

- Winamp Skin Review Team

But for god sakes man this skin has been around for mebbe a year or 9-10 months(my first n only skinner skins).The skin is in no way objectionable compared to lots of other stuff you find on this site.All of a sudden yesterday I found that it was being updated.How on earth did that happen.I didnt update it.
I've attached a screenshot of the skin.
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From the skin reviewers handbook:

Nullsoft can't allow any depictions of sex, crime, or cruelty.

If a skin has 'objectionable' content, eg. nudity, messages of hate, then get rid of it. You really have to be the judge here. You need to think beyond your own opinions. We are not about sheltering children from the realities of this world, however we have a responsibility at Nullsoft to keep porn off of the site. Sometimes there are hard calls to make. Please judge wisely. We suggest removing all of the nudity unless it is completely covered. This includes animated/simulated nudity, scenes of sexual activity, crime or hate.
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I'm not really bothered about the removal of the skin.It's horrible anyway.I would like to know why though.
I'm not talin bout personal opinion but didnt nullsoft avtually have a nude month huh???Explain that.And come on man that skin was made of a wallpaper found even on the official TR site.An come on man everything is covered.
Like I said Im not bothered about the removal of the skin.Skinner.exe skins need to be removed.It would have been much better if you gave me a better reason why the skin was removed.And why it took so long,
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I think that pretty much sums it up, no? The reviewer, based on his or her judgment, determined your skin (which understandably does not show nipple or pubic hair) to still be grounds for dismissal. You may still post your skin at other sites like 1001 if you wish, just not here.

Your question has been answered. Good day.
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I now have 3 old winamp skins that are going unpublished!

What is going on?

All of these were fine until just recently?

'Thumb Wars Amp v1.0'
'Cartman Cop Amp v1.0'
'Miss Croft Amp v1.6'


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Your component 'Thumb Wars Amp v1.0' is now unpublished.

We experienced problems during installation. This needs to be resolved.

Please visit http://www.winamp.com and resubmit your updated component. If you
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http://forums.winamp.com/showthread.php?threadid=55236, and state your case.

Thank you.

- Winamp Skin Review Team
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Resubmit them and (if possible) post some screen shots here. Having not seen the skins, I can only assume the same as keetah. Looks like a db gone fubar again.
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This is not a database problem.
Update your skin, make sure you have at least main, equalizer and playlist done, make sure it's not 16 bit and upload again.
Skins that do not have those 3 components will no longer be published, and published onces will eventually be purged from the database.
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What in the world is objectionable about my Crusader amp? I sure don't understand that Is it because its a Baptist School? Is it because there's a picture of a Crusader on it?! I don't understand!

jonathan@powerline899.com
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Your skin is not objectionable, AOL's policy on major league and university Sports skins is. Unfortunatly we can not publish them anymore.
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WHY DID U GET RID OF MY SKIN IT WAS NOT A RIP I WORKED HARD ON IT TOO SO WILL YOU PLEASE PUT IT BACK
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the screenshot to my skin
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Would this be your web page by any chance?

You ripped a skinner.exe skin, published it, it was identified as a rip, removed and you dare to complain? I do not appreciate you to waste my time like that!!!
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All of my work has what you say (main, EQ, PL) but what is this "Not 16 bit" that you are refering to? Is this colour depth? and why can't it be 16 bit?

Still puzzled...
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If your skin is in 16 bit color, the screen shot shows black, not very appealing. increase your color dept and it should be ok.

16 bit could be the whole skin, or parts of it. If the screenshot did not show the full picture this might be your problem.


'Thumb Wars Amp v1.0' - Incomplete (Main only)
'Cartman Cop Amp v1.0' - Incomplete (Main only)
'Miss Croft Amp v1.6' - Can't see what is wrong, maybe 16 bit
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wow! i didn't know that. I often reduced bit depth in order to save space where quality would not be compromised. most of my miss-croft amp is in monochrome, since I only used black and white - going for a 1920's look. I'll get back to updating my skins and resubmitting... Just that I'm busy making upgrades to my battlebot, AND restoring a 1954 Army jeep. =P
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I recently tried to publish a skin called "Washington Red_SkinS" and I just received an email today stating that it had "objectionable content." Then it gave me a link to this thread, which looks like it's for skin rips. So...
First, what objectionable content is in my skin?? It's a football team skin. There's no nudity, no crime, nothing bad.
Second, this skin is in no way a rip. I did the whole thing myself, mostly on Photoshop. It took me several days because it was my first skin and I had to figure out how everything fit together.
Third, is it because I included the team's logo on there? I did that because I had seen other skins with team logos, so I assumed we were allowed to use them. If not, I'd be happy to take that off, but don't say that I ripped another person's skin or that I have objectionable content.
What do I need to do to fix this?
Thanks,
Becky
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AOL owns Nullsoft, the company that publishes Winamp and upkeeps the winamp.com website. Recently (August 31ish, 2001) AOL corporate notified the Webmaster of winamp.com that they were very displeased by the fact that winamp.com allowed major league sport skins to be published on their website. A list of skins to be deleted was sent along with this message, as well as the instructions not to publish any more 'NBA, NHL, MLB, NFL or college team skins' on the site. We of the Skin Review Squad apologize to the authors of such skins, and suggest that you try DeviantArt,1001 Winamp Skins, or any other of the numerous sites that publish Winamp 2.xx skins.


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BAH HUMBUG that sux....

Well, thanks for responding so quickly. At least I can enjoy my skin on my own :-) Even though a lot of people are missing out ;-)

Becky
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You can't fix it. The directive from AOL is not to publish any Major League or college sports skins anymore.

[note to wally]Always read page 2 before responding.[\end note to wally]
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i just received this message in my mail:

"Your component 'Shiny Chrome Red' is now unpublished. We have received a missing or bad screenshot. Please resubmit your component"

first, this skin had not been published yet (at least not as far as i know) and second, how could it have a bad or missing screenshot? all of my .bmps were 24 bits so the ss wouldn't be all dark. i'm confused. someone please tell me what this is all about.
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Do as the message said and (after you've resubmitted) post your Component Identification Number here. We'll then be able to see if it is ok.

Obviously, we (reviewers) can see your screenshot prior to publication. This process is intended to save you grief ... unless you want your skin published with a broken screen shot.

Hey, we aim to please either way. Just don't blame us when the Public Review flames you for your 'funked crap skink' ... 'cause you know they rarely download anything before spouting off on their baby slobber tirades.
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republished. ID=90472
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Sorry, blackdog, it looks like you have to redo the whole main. Screenshot is not good at all.
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i deleted the regions.txt file (i think that was the problem) how does it look now? id=90698
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Yes, that must have been the problem. Looking good.
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I made a skin some time back called DOSAmp. It's not a rip, though it probably looks like other DOS-based skins, and I made it entirely myself, usng MSPaint, of all things. The email I recieved concerning DOSAmp states "Component preview images are too dark. Please fix component bitmaps. Change the 16 bit BMPs to 24 bit BMPs". This is now considered grounds for removal? I am fully aware that the preview image is too dark. There are two reasons for this, both of which are unavoidable. The first is that it's based on DOS, which uses white lines on a black background (making things generally too dark). The second is that I DO NOT CONTROL THE PREVIEW. When I submitted the skin, the preview was made ON WINAMP.COM's SIDE. Whether by a human or (more likely) an automated system, I do not know. Regardless, whatever made the preview made a very bad one. It appears as a black rectangle with some veritcle white lines here and there. Really awful. But how am I to blame for this? How is my skin to blame? I can't change YOUR scheme for generating previews. I can't change the skin without making it not DOS, which would defeat the purpose.

So, I object. Reoving the skin due to a problem that is completely yours is quite unfair.

Now, on to the color depth issue. I went out of my way to reduce the colors on each image to something very low (I can't recall exactly, I believe it was 8 or 16 colors). The result of this is an extraordinarily small skin. According to the email I must now make my skin WORSE by raising the color depth, simply to avoid a failure in your software. I can, and probably will, go back and redo the images to raise their color depth to something bloated and large. Please be aware that I am more than a little bit pissed off at you people for penalizing me for doing what is unquestionably the Right Thing by making my skin small and light.

So, now making a small skin is as illegal as making a ripped skin. What next? A ban on magic pink because some idiot reviewer thinks it looks ugly?
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Sorry, but your skin at this time does not meet the qualifications for publication.
We don't only want our database to be large, we also want it to be good. If a screenshot does not show properly, winamp does not look good.
If you do not want to change your skin, feel free to publish on a number of other sites that have a different screenshot system, Like deskmod, deviantart, etc.
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That the skin is good should be enough. DOSAmp is on other sites, and I will be "fixing" it to work on Winamp.com. I still say I should not have to go out of my way to fix your mistakes.
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Collin, stand down dude. It's just a friggin' skin. And this isn't *my* (or *our*) site. Not worth popping a blood vessel over. Geesh! Good thing we aren't curing cancer or something important.
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I have removed some of Tompa's skins from Winamp.com. Nazi and National Socialism related skins are not welcome here.
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I don't know why you want to remove these skins,you haven't given a reason. I made them myself from images readily available on the Internet. I have all of the original files. I would not rip off another skinner. If you want to take them down, that is your call. You moderate the forum, I do not. I submitted a Buffy skin about two weeks ago and I did not hear back from you, oh well? I appreciate your Winamp program and have recommended it to many people, but if you want to take my skins down, I probably won't submit anymore, and I'll tell what's happened to my other skinner friends.

Remember your program and site are the core, but the skins are what keep people coming back.

John Bragg "jfbpat"
artist and skinner of Heather Graham 3 & 6
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There is still a large backlog of skins waiting to be reviewed. 2 weeks isn't long enough to hear back from us. Give it time.

Regarding the other skins, please post your Component ID Numbers so we can investigate the reason for rejection. Most likely it is a bitmap issue. Could be wrong tho.
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This the threadid=55236
In reference to Heather Graham 3 & 6
let me know if it is a bmp issue. I have Paint Shop Pro,and I'll see ifI can convert them.

Thanks,
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No, that's the ID of the thread we're talking in. He asked for the component numbers of the skins you submitted. Upload a screenshot of the skins here, and we'll see why they were rejected.
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Here are the screen shots of Heather Graham 3 and Heather Graham 6.
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Hi,
I published a skin by the name of "Lunar Valley in 3D" (Component ID 46203) about a year ago. Last August I received a notice for it which states, "Your component 'Lunar Valley in 3D' is now unpublished. The component is a duplicate of another component." I checked WinAmp's web site to see if I could find the duplicate skin, no such thing existed. This is an unfair unpublishing of my skin because it is a lie. I would like for my skin to please be republished and its download counter reinstated to its last download amount.
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From your screenshot, you are laking a few components.
Update your skin, make sure you have at least main, equalizer and playlist done, make sure it's not 16 bit and upload again.
Skins that do not have those 3 components will no longer be published, and published onces will eventually be purged from the database.
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You state you got that email in August. That's the time the database went through more trouble than usual, and apparently sent out emails on it's own at times.
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Well thank you very freaking much Mike the Llama for sending an e-mail out of the blue stating Your component 'Stanley Cup Oilers' is now unpublished. The component has objectionable content. Care to expand on that a bit??? Why is it a skin that's been published for several months is now full of Objectionable Content???? I beg you please help me understand your moronic, vague statements and tell me exactly what the problem is with this skin!!!!!!!

Thanks
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WHAT HAPPENED TO THE SPORTS SKINS?

AOL owns Nullsoft, the company that publishes Winamp and upkeeps the winamp.com website. Recently (August 31ish, 2001) AOL corporate notified the Webmaster of winamp.com that they were very displeased by the fact that winamp.com allowed major league sport skins to be published on their website. A list of skins to be deleted was sent along with this message, as well as the instructions not to publish any more 'NBA, NHL, MLB, NFL or college team skins' on the site. We of the Skin Review Squad apologize to the authors of such skins, and suggest that you try DeviantArt,1001 Winamp Skins, or any other of the numerous sites that publish Winamp 2.xx skins.
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Also,please note, it hurts not being able to publish a skin featuring an Albertan hockey team.
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I published my origional version 900rr several years ago under another user name. When I could no longer log on under that name, I created another account and republished and revised my Honda skin. This is what the skin looks like. http://www.winamp.com/components/arc...jpg?1407250515
It is componentId 32929. I am guessing that I will probably have problems with some of my other skins also whick might be Skiv [Component ID: 32930],KawiAmpV600f [Component ID: 32927] and, KawiAmpV600d [Component ID: 33919]. These were under my old user name also but I can't remember what it was. Probably Skivhere, because I can't change badasszx6 to it. I have no idea what my old e-mail address was, probably an aol one though. Please let me know what I have to do, I haven't made many skins but like the ones I did.
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HondaAmpV929rr was made using the original FusionAmp by Blayde. It being called a "Fan-Date Rip" you can republish if you acknowledge the original author in both the readme file inside the zip and in your comments when you republish. Your other skins do not look like rips to me, so they should be safe.
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ok, I found my origional Honda Amp which is componentId=3043 and was origionally made on 29 Aug 1999, according to the included readme. I probably did use the basic fusion amp for the origional design. Since I lost everything on my hard drive several months ago, I was wondering if I would be able to get the files for it and my SuzukiAmp, both of which are in my unpublished section. This way I can change the read me to give credit to the origional.
By the way, I have tried to delete the origional account (BadAssZX6@vabch.com) for several years now, and have still been unable to.
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Check your e-mail for your Honda skin. To get you your SuzukiAmp skin, I need the component ID number.
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I submitted a skin a few weeks back, and this morning I received an email stating that 'The component is a rip of another component'. The skin is component id 87156, and I am wondering for some clarification of this message, eg. rip of which component. Thanks.
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I submitted a skin a few weeks back, and this morning I received an email stating that 'The component is a rip of another component'. The skin is component id 87156, and I am wondering for some clarification of this message, eg. rip of which component. Thanks.
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Your skin was rejected because of your own words:


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Based on Helix Sawfish skin for XMMS

My favourite skin for XMMS under Linux is Helix Sawfish by Viljo Viitanen. I modified this slightly to support the minibrowser, visualisation plugin window and the volume and panning controls on the top of the equalizer window.

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a) This isn't the original skin. This is a version that I have modified to suit my tastes better, and to support the extra windows that Winamp has compared to XMMS.

b) Before making any modifications, I attempted to contact the designer of the original skin through the email address in its Readme file about submitting it here on Winamp.com After getting no reply I modified the skin as I mentioned above, and then submitted it to Winamp.com

c) Quoting from the license file (GPL - http://www.gnu.org/licenses/gpl.txt) that was included with the original skin, "You may modify your copy or copies of the Program or any portion of it, thus forming a work based on the Program, and copy and distribute such modifications or work under the terms of Section 1".
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c) Quoting from the license file (GPL - http://www.gnu.org/licenses/gpl.txt) that was included with the original skin, "You may modify your copy or copies of the Program or any portion of it, thus forming a work based on the Program, and copy and distribute such modifications or work under the terms of Section 1".
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You are right, skin is published.



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Your Suzuki Amp was an August casualty and is now published, Your Honda skin will be re-published soon.
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My skin (Papyrus_II) remains unpublished because it is believed to be a RIP. I believe I'm following the process for an appeal with this message.

I do not know what the problem with my skin is. I believe I have done no wrong. If any one can tell me what the objectionable material was, I can either correct the problem or justify it. But first, I need to know what the problem is.

What I want to know is which part of the skin is considered a rip? I asked the original author (nucleo) if I could use his "idea" of an analog meter in my skin if I did all the work my self from scratch. He agreed and I did all the work from scratch. I have the PSD files to prove it. Is it the analog meter look and feel that is objectionable? Do you want the e-mail correspondence between me and the author to prove that I'm compliant?

I also asked him if I could use his icons as is (which he also agreed to) BUT I later decided NOT to use them. Did the icons make it into the skin? I cannot download to my computer the file that I uploaded to WinAmp to verify what files are in the WSZ file. The WSZ file on my computer does not have the icons.

BTW, I used his files as the base/template for my skin. But my skin is totally different from his. Could this have created the problem? Did a file get through that I did not intend to go through?

-j
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Hi Joe,

In order to review your complaint I need the component ID number of your skin.
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I had submitted my skin -The Rolling Stones- several YEARS ago. I just received a mail saying my skin is a rip of another component and that I can post my objections here. It feels like having to prove that I'm not an elephant. I don't mind if you don't want to post my skin. After all, this is your site and Winamp is your software. I would expect though, before calling my work a rip, to be given some evidence, for example "..your skin bears similarities to [other skin's name]" or something like that. Don't ask me my skin's ID#, I can't even remember my username and password I used back then. Please mail me and tell me why you think my skin is a rip. As far as I can remember, the only thing I used that wasn't mine, was the base skin, which was given as a guide.
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the reason we don't send out e-mails prior to the fact is because we don't expect to be wrong, and the general sentiment is that rippers deserve very little courtesy, if any. Generally speaking, rips are removed based on dates, original readmes, etc. The point is that the evidence is usually rather concrete, so that there's actually very little possibility of mistakes. However, we've had a few new people come on board lately, so it's possible that someone got a little overzealous, or even that someone just hit the wrong button. If your skin is original, I sincerely apologize on behalf of the SRS. If you resubmit, or if you can remember how to get to your cid, we can probably fish it out of the trash before it gets deleted for good.
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I have received today word that my skin was 'gone forever'.

The readme in my skin openly said that this skin was based on Pordey's design, I did email the author in Italy and received full permission from him to make a new skin based on his.

However my design is soooooo much modified that one can barely recognize the original.

I think therefore that this judgement is paranoid and does not serve either the authors, the skin lovers, or anyone for that matter.

Eversince day one the skin reviewing team has disappointed me greatly.
First they took 4 months to review my skin, second Mike never replied to any of my emails, third when my skin finally got reviewed it got reviewed in 4 seconds and did not receive the credit it deserved.. and now this.

I say again, this judgement is paranoid and serves nobody.

My skin was also reviewed by another site and it got the full credit it deserved. Well it got downloaded 60,000 times (instead of 1000 here), and everybody loved it.

I sweep the dust from my feet from having been in relation with the Nullsoft reviewing team.
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I did email the author in Italy and received full permission from him to make a new skin based on his.
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However my design is soooooo much modified that one can barely recognize the original.
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Now just think about that for a minute. That's not very likely to be true now is it, since I picked it out (though someone else reviewed my opinion and removed it) from the small screenshot @ 1024x768?


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I think therefore that this judgement is paranoid and does not serve either the authors, the skin lovers, or anyone for that matter.
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also not true. You're just pissed 'cause your mod/rip/whatever got removed. Tough titty. Do your own. Would you care me to cite the number of authors who have written us thanking us for removing the rips we've found of their work?


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Eversince day one the skin reviewing team has disappointed me greatly.
First they took 4 months to review my skin, second Mike never replied to any of my emails, third when my skin finally got reviewed it got reviewed in 4 seconds and did not receive the credit it deserved.. and now this.
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Would you like a tissue?


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I say again, this judgement is paranoid and serves nobody.
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I say again, also not true. You're just pissed 'cause your mod/rip/whatever got removed. Tough titty. Do your own. Would you care me to cite the number of authors who have written us thanking us for removing the rips we've found of their work?


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My skin was also reviewed by another site and it got the full credit it deserved. Well it got downloaded 60,000 times (instead of 1000 here), and everybody loved it.

I sweep the dust from my feet from having been in relation with the Nullsoft reviewing team.
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My skin Kenwood Z919 shouldnt be removed because i mad that skin from scratch and it is truly origninal. The onyl sknin that looks anything liek it is KENWOOD Z919 Car Audio [Component ID: 84749] by Iswahyudi Hanafiah which was added January 25, 2002 @ 6:58 PM, while mine was added over a year ago. I dont know why it would be considered a rip.
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Well, I would not say exactly from scratch. let's compare the Original Pioneer Audio Console 2000 and your RIP, shall we.

Here's the link and the screenshot it was ripped from:
http://www.winamp.com/skins/detail....omponentId=3925

Lets start at the main: Bottom third, including Cbuttons, Pos bar and EQ & playlist buttons is an exact copy. Titlebar is the only thing that is really changed.
Equalizer: Titlebar and some coloring has been changed, rest is an exact rip.

Playlist: Exact rip, except for the titlebar. (pattern here?)

Browser: Titlebar and buttons are changed. Conclusion: Next time submit your own work, not that of someone else. Appeal denied.

You think we should send an e-mail to 1001 to alert them to a rip on their site?
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Old 26th February 2002, 09:52   #71
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I posted this once in the wrong area I think, so im going to post it again. I submitted a Chicago Cubs skin, and i got an e-mail sayin it has "objectional content". I dont see how a cubs skin could be objectional. Please help me out here. Thanks.

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I sure wish someone would actually read this thread:

SRS FAQ: Everything you ever wanted to know about skin submission at winamp.com






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WHAT HAPPENED TO THE SPORTS SKINS?

AOL owns Nullsoft, the company that publishes Winamp and upkeeps the winamp.com website. Recently (August 31ish, 2001) AOL corporate notified the Webmaster of winamp.com that they were very displeased by the fact that winamp.com allowed major league sport skins to be published on their website. A list of skins to be deleted was sent along with this message, as well as the instructions not to publish any more 'NBA, NHL, MLB, NFL or college team skins' on the site. We of the Skin Review Squad apologize to the authors of such skins, and suggest that you try DeviantArt,1001 Winamp Skins, or any other of the numerous sites that publish Winamp 2.xx skins.
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Old 26th February 2002, 09:54   #72
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It seems you have removed my skin. I would like to which skin it is a duplicate of. I created this skin All by my lonesome self W/a skinner program yes but the picture and the colors and the combination of all the details were my own the name was original the same as a already published skin unknown to me so i changed the name but it is not a duplicate.My skin:CanadianAmp
I changed the name to OhCanada. Please tell me why you believe this skin is duplicate it is one of my best works.

Your component 'CanadianAmp' is now unpublished.

The component is a duplicate of another component.

Please visit http://www.winamp.com and resubmit your updated component. If you have any qualms, Please visit the forum http://forums.winamp.com/showthread.php?threadid=55236, and state your case.

Thank you.

- Winamp Skin Review Team
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Originally posted by wildrose-wally
If your skin looked like any of these below, or close to it, it could have been refused as a duplicate. Why don't you post your skin's Component ID number, and I'll take a look at it.

http://www.winamp.com/skins/detail.j...ponentId=88614
http://www.winamp.com/skins/detail.j...ponentId=15506
http://www.winamp.com/skins/detail.j...ponentId=19558
http://www.winamp.com/skins/detail.j...ponentId=20337
http://www.winamp.com/skins/detail.j...ponentId=20713
http://www.winamp.com/skins/detail.j...ponentId=22660
http://www.winamp.com/skins/detail.j...ponentId=23595
http://www.winamp.com/skins/detail.j...ponentId=22304
http://www.winamp.com/skins/detail.j...ponentId=29650
http://www.winamp.com/skins/detail.j...ponentId=31247
http://www.winamp.com/skins/detail.j...ponentId=47897
http://www.winamp.com/skins/detail.j...ponentId=51247
http://www.winamp.com/skins/detail.j...ponentId=83664
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Old 26th February 2002, 09:58   #73
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Hello.

I got a mail about my www.userfriendly.org skin.
What is the issues with it? And why is it taken off the site?

Aparantly there is no skin id for it? Didn't see any in the mail i got anyway..
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Need more info, skin ID number, screenshot, text of the email, whatever you have.
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Your component 'www.userfriendly.org' is now unpublished.

We experienced problems during installation. This needs to be resolved.

Please visit http://www.winamp.com and resubmit your updated component. If you have any qualms, Please visit the forum http://forums.winamp.com/showthread.php?threadid=55236, and state your case.

Thank you.

- Winamp Skin Review Team
Unquote.

This is the mail i got.. I dont have the skin or skin info handy.
I think i submitted it with a @lugu.org mail. Dont want to write more of the addy in the forum (I get enough spam)

It's a old skin i reckon 99 or 00 or someting like that..
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Did you skin the the main, equalizer and playlist?
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Originally posted by Tha_Hool
I dont remember but it might just have skinned a main. Was working on a eq and stuff but the harddrive decided to self destruct. I might do a updated version but i need to be able to download the published version to get the basics back.. I donw have a spare one it seemes..

The email really made it clear what the problem was.. not

Well.. if it's broken i'll be fingink it, ya
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Just in case other people inquire why their skin has been unpublished lately, I'll post this again:



Sorry, I can not get you your skin back, it is still in the database, but without the component ID number I do not have access to it.
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I forgot i submitted it to www.userfriendly.org fanart section.

Well.. i'll just make a complete skin and submit it again?


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That would be a good idea.
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Old 26th February 2002, 10:00   #74
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If you had bothered to read the Readme i did say who the original author was and i did also state that i had tried to contact him but to no avail... It was similar but there were a things changed int it read the readmes b4 you get skins classed as rips....
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/checks to see if anyone cares
/gets distracted in the process and sits down to watch Bugs Bunny
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If you never got permission, too bad, you can't publish it. Doesn't matter if you tried, you didn't get permission.
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Was that "your" skin I wacked? Sorry, but I hardly ever read readme's of RIP's. Too busy deleting them.

BTW, I did know who the original author was anyway, so why read the readme?
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Old 26th February 2002, 10:02   #75
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Originally posted by 7colors
hi,

some minutes ago i got an email about my »7colors orange« skin.
can someone tell me, from what skin it should be a rip?

- Marvin -
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What is the component ID number?

Never mind the ID number, I found them.

It is not a rip, it is a duplicate of your version 2 of the same skin. Newest version stays.

Goes also for the other 6 colors.
FOLLOW UP
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so you guys wont host more than one color scheme for each skin?
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No, he had a skin in seven colors, and than he updated each skin. Total 14 skins. The earlier versions are now unpublished, net result 7 skins published.
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Old 26th February 2002, 10:08   #76
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right, what the hell did you unpublish my skin for

what's it a rip of?
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right, cause in addition to reviewing skins, we're psychic. It'd be most helpful if you could provide a CID#, or a screenshot or download link.
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right, cause in addition to being psychic you brain must be functioning backwards since the title 'adidas beta' in my last post would pretty much give away what skin i am talking about

and i can't find a link for the skin cause you've unpublished it,
here, i did a screenshot, it's in the attachment

if you tell me that this skin is a rip-off of Karate Adidas Finished [Component ID: 10988], i'm gonna flip
that guy took my skin, stuck a karate picture in there, published it AFTER mine (at a later date), and now i'm getting screwed
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wasn't my call, will check around and find out the reason for your skin's removal. 'Adidas beta' helps us not at all unless you've posted it on another skin site under the same name, since the effect of unpublishing is to remove it from the database. Furthermore Without the CID, we cannot put your skin back up. You should be able to find your skins CID by clicking the skins tab up top, going to 'submit a skin'. Once in your profile, choose to edit the removed skin, and copy down the number in the url that follows CID=.

Anyway, again, after snooping around, one of us will get back here with the details of your skin's removal.
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ok, CID for adidas beta is 1167
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Is there anything else on this site you ripped?
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oh, and don't forget these two, just to be fair

http://www.winamp.com/skins/detail.j...ponentId=88703
http://www.winamp.com/skins/detail.j...mponentId=9455
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hmm, I agree that the design by necessity must be pretty universal, but there are several specific elements that are identical. The complete main window, except for the cbuttons is identical, as well as the majority of the EQ.

as for your skin coming first - sorry no.

CID numbers are issued chronologically. Therfore, 10xx comes before 11xx.

Anyway, I'm just trying to flesh out Wally's reasons. It's his call, and despite the differences I'm not particularly inclined to disagree with him.

As to your links, thank you. One of the last two has been removed. I'll let Wally or someone else deal with the first four, as I'm too lazy right now. I don't think most of them (if any) qualify as rips.
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Handling these skins one by one:
http://www.winamp.com/skins/detail.j...ponentId=10988
Sufficiently different from the original not to be a rip.

Ok, let's try two here at once:
http://www.winamp.com/skins/detail.j...ponentId=22242
http://www.winamp.com/skins/detail.j...ponentId=57073
Done with the permission of the original author $teven . Could unpublish one of them as a duplicate if I want to, I don't want to.
One second thought, one of them does not have the MB as shown in the screenshot, now unpublished as duplicate.

Next:
http://www.winamp.com/skins/detail.j...ponentId=10700
Not even close to a rip, just a bad skinnner.exe product.

The real rip:
http://www.winamp.com/skins/detail.j...mponentId=1403
Now unpublished.

And now for those last two:
http://www.winamp.com/skins/detail.j...mponentId=9455
Not a rip, just a different skin on the same theme.

And lastly:
http://www.winamp.com/skins/detail.j...ponentId=88703
Inverted rip of 9945, removed by BG.

BTW, that screenshot I posted was from this skin, the real MacCoy:
http://www.1001winampskins.com/skin_...ml?skin_id=105
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http://www.winamp.com/skins/detail.j...ponentId=10988

you gotta be kidding me,
the guy just took my skin and stuck a different background in it
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You mean the ripper got ripped? Life sucks.
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point is,
since he published his skin after i published mine, and ripped mine,
it should be unpublished as well
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Old 26th February 2002, 10:09   #77
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The message seemed rather vague, but okay, there were problems. I go to the zip/wsz file I sent in, and try double clicking it. Winamp pops up using the skin, and everything seems to work fine. So my problem is, I can't find a problem. Should I just resubmit it or what?
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From your screenshot, you are lacking a few components.
Update your skin, make sure you have at least main, equalizer and playlist done, make sure it is not 16 bit and upload again.
Skins that do not have those three components will no longer be published, and published ones will eventually be purged from the database.
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Old 22nd April 2002, 08:06   #78
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This is my skin, and I'm wondering what skin it ripped off?

I'll admit that it used certain elements of the interface from DestructAmp, but that's all that I took for inspiration.

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You've probably just answered your own question then, eh?

I really can't tell you since I didn't remove it, a CID number would help. You should be able to find your skins CID by clicking the 'skins' tab up top, and going to 'submit a skin'. Once in your profile, choose to edit the removed skin, and copy down the number in the url that follows CID=. Don't actually edit the skin - just copy the number and close the browser window.

Oh, and MJ - could you fix your link in that post up there? It links to this thread, not the history thread, and knowing that, I still click it when I need to find something to cut 'n paste, like CID instructions.
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Panasonic CDaudio, CID 32344.

There, ya go BullGawD.
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It is not a rip, it was unpublished as a duplicate of your updated skin. CID=60463
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Fair enough. (sp?)

(Start shameless plug!)
One of my favourite ever skins: Future Amp
(End plug)

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Old 22nd April 2002, 08:08   #79
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My skin was rejected because of objectionable content. There is nothing even remotely objectionable anywhere in the skin. I'd appreciate an explanation of this determination PLEASE.
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Crowbar's right.



As it says, this includes college sports, which includes team names and logos, both of which are displayed in your skin. Sorry - it's really not up to us.
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Old 22nd April 2002, 08:09   #80
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Hello,

Two of my skins have been unpublished, Blue Cat English and Blue Cat Francais, and I would like to know what "screenshots" are missing, since they have been published for a very long period of time.

Farewell,

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there was a screw up in the database and the screenshots were lost. upload new screenshots if you want them republished.
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