Where? From jdramas . Why? for pointing out that they had paid someone for a layout designed by someone else, and had not credited the original designer at all.
I had a question. Don't get me wrong, I really love the layout used for the community.
However, the person who submitted the layout did not design the CSS. Magicinabox was credited for the codes (nearly all the code belongs to _trendi) and only the 2 or three graphics used were designed by the winner.
Is _trendi (the owner of magicinabox) aware that the code was used for profit (the giftcertificate prize)? Is it fair to the other contestants who might have designed the layout from scratch?
I just came across the original layout:
The winning layout is practically the same thing.
At this rate, rather than wasting time to design a custom layout for the community, people could just rip those codes available online, credit the designer and win.
Something seems really off.
This is just now coming up?
I'm sorry, but the actual vote was for which layout the members wanted to be used first. Where, how, and who did what is not something we can verify. If anyone had complained when the layout was submitted we would have discussed it, but it's been months now. And, some people did state in their entry posts that they got some stuff from other people/places.
There's really nothing "off" about it. We're not critiquing a person's knowledge or ability to design a layout. The dramas are what's important here... the layout is nothing more than something (or more importantly ~someone~) easy on the eyes to look at as we do it, because in all honesty, the votes were for the dramas/actors featured in the layouts, and not the actual layouts themselves. It could have been brown with pea green dots and it would have won if it had MatsuJun/Kimi wa Petto on it. That's just the way it is with drama fans.
sabacat then responds to my own post on my own lj (I did not mention jdramas at all):
WHAT the FUCK? You're a little behind the times honey! You bring this up now? It's been well over two months since that person submitted that layout. Exactly why are you just now freaking out?
Don't worry though... I'll contact the mod who deals with changing the layouts, and we'll make sure to take that one down!
All this fuss for a WHOPPING $11.99 MU account prize? LOL Get a life!
This is coming up now because I did not join the community till the contest deadline. The winning entry submission had long since been posted and I never saw it until I saw _trendi's layout, compared it to the jdramas layout and went "WTF?"
Yes the layout could have been brown with pea green dots. However, read the comments to the winning entry...people liked the colors, the design and not just the header image at all. The winner won for a layout by someone else and got paid for it. The original designer is as yet unaware of that.
If it was just for the header image, then keep the header image. Credit the winner for that. If you are going to use someone else's layout credit the person in the community user info. The winner should have also notified the designer beyond just "using and will credit".
LOL you seriously need to get a life! Do the colors all belong to one person?
Actually our tech changed the colors somewhat because my bad eyes had trouble reading the ones that were there.
This is truly laughable! Don't worry your little self about anymore though, because I've already emailed our tech mod about changing it. AND as you yourself claim that you didn't realize it was based on someone else's code, I ask you, how the hell are we supposed to credit someone if we don't know?
We really don't want someone like you in our community. Like I said, we're about the dramas, not the freakin colors! But it seems like you just want to cause trouble.
Anyway, just so you know... you're leaving our comm.
Thanks for the layout info. It'll be gone soon.
Since I can't respond to her last comment on the community, I'll do it here:
AND as you yourself claim that you didn't realize it was based on someone else's code, I ask you, how the hell are we supposed to credit someone if we don't know?
Hon, I wasn't a member when the contest entry was submitted. The submission credits magicinabox for the CSS - but y'all didn't. I just pointed out that fact. If y'all aren't about the layout - why did you offer money for it? There seems to be a lack of logic somewhere.
And it seems like out of the two of us, you're the one who seems to be over reacting. I just commented on the situation. I didn't threaten, rant or otherwise abuse you or the community. I posted an anonymous entry in my LJ, never mentioning jdramas.
While I loved being a part of jdramas, there are other places to watch far eastern dramas. I'm just disappointed that the community has a moderator as tacky and lacking in common sense as you.