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Though this goes without saying, I think it needs to be talked about and legitimate lines need to be set as to what defines "inspiration" and blatant imitations of people's work.

Everyone can clearly understand stealing or "jocking".
"JUST BECAUSE YOU CHANGE A WORD OR TWO SLIGHTLY DOESN'T MEAN IT'S NOT JOCKING"
Now, applying that to coding....It's when a user takes a code (or more often, the whole code) and removes the credit and even goes as far as to claim it as their own work. It's quite easy to understand that it's inexcusable and extremely rude to the maker.

However, a more foreign concept to everyone is the "inspiration" idea.
But partie, you should be flattered that someone thinks your artwork or your work is pleasant!
While you could claim that it should be "flattering" that someone doesn't have enough creativity to come up with something on their own, it's still very disrespectful to blatantly make a mock version of someone's work without attributing anything to the original owner.

Taking a small idea and attributing is reasonable, however making an almost-exact replica can still be the same as jocking ones work. Though you coded it by yourself, you still didn't have enough creativity behind the idea to claim that you made it all by yourself.

What makes a person a good "layout maker", "format maker", or anything artistic for that matter, is that they have the driving force behind them; that is, they have the creativity.
Sure, you can code and be great at it, but you have no creativity whatsoever and that's only going to hurt you in the long run.
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this format was made by partie! please only use this for your

28 faves · 10 comments · Jul 20, 2014 3:24pm

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*blushes* · 5 years ago
Okay I don't want this to stand "between us" anymore and I already regret doing this, but I really like your work. However, my quotes have never been jocked and yes, I did get the inspiration from that one quote of yours to use a filter.
Now you can believe me or not believe me, but I am not someone who would simply steal someones work without saying that it wasn't mine and mention the original creator (take away deleting source)
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partie · 5 years ago
Thanks...I guess?
But, the issue was never that you stole or that you didn't code it yourself. I can see that you coded it yourself but the point is that, aesthetically, it looked like my format and I could tell it was inspired by one of my formats...I can spot my format style from a mile away.
The problem was that you were claiming that you came up with the idea of that format by yourself, out of nowhere, when in reality you didn't.
If you're going to attempt to remake my format, then inspiration credit is really /the least/ you could give and that's what this whole quote touches on...that though you coded it, you still didn't think of the idea all on your own.
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partie · 5 years ago
(edit) Or you could even just use my format base coding and just edit it (while keeping all the credit intact.) But basing it off of my format and saying it's your idea, that you saw it in your own head in your own ideas, is a biiiiiit of a reach.
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*blushes* · 5 years ago
Well but I only got inspired with the filter. The rest was 100% my own. The overlapping thing was also something I came up with on my own without even seeing that you did that as well. It was probably an unlucky coincidence. But having a look on my older quotes, you can also see that I have used the shadow things tons of times before.
I won't say that the filter was my idea but everything else was.
I really don't want anything to stand between us, but I won't say somethig I actually didn't do and if I should ever actually want to use one of your quotes, but change something in the code (even if it was something big) I will mention that in the code.
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*blushes* · 5 years ago
The format on my own page is also far away from the original one gabikk did, but I kept credit (just saying this so you know I am no snake)
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partie · 5 years ago
The point is make up your own ideas. If you coded it by yourself but took inspiration (an idea) from someone else then you credit them.
I think you mean /layout/ and even if you edited it "far away" from the original you should still keep credit, but you can get a congrats for doing the right thing?

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Lethal* · 5 years ago
you go girl
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partie · 5 years ago
Big thanks to the people I mentioned in the gray areas, (http://www.wittyprofiles.com/q/6795393) and abokist for helping me produce this quote with actual quotes from real people :-)
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Baby Haku * · 5 years ago
I thank you for mentioning me :^) I appreciate the fact knowing that I actually "helped" you produce this quote. You're welcome.
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partie · 5 years ago
Chill
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