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Re: Official Off-Topic Thread

Reply #560 on: August 15, 2007, 05:49:16 pm
They are CHARING people $25 for the 6 week pixel course which is basically just my free tutorial. There's something wrong right there. They might be helping people by showing them the tutorial and that's fine, as long as I'm receiving credit where due. But they aren't, they making a profit from it, which is what shits me.
Oh, well raise hell then, their courses are full of blow anyway, the artwork preview shit are just pictures tooken from Andrew Loomis books.

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Re: Official Off-Topic Thread

Reply #561 on: August 15, 2007, 07:10:01 pm
The hairstyles of the models are a dead give-away.

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Re: Official Off-Topic Thread

Reply #562 on: August 16, 2007, 08:30:30 am
Dolls are the ULTIMATE art form.

That sucks that you're getting stolen from.   You've tried threatening emails, right?
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Re: Official Off-Topic Thread

Reply #563 on: August 16, 2007, 04:40:45 pm
Is it me, or are the forums kind of sluggish(nothing new, has been for a long time now)? It seems threads take a loooong time to load, and even things like just viewing the list of threads loads like one thread at a time, very slowly. Of course, I'm on 56k which is ancient technology... but bleh, it's so painful to browse pixelation because half the time the page just stops loading midway because it takes too long.
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Re: Official Off-Topic Thread

Reply #564 on: August 16, 2007, 07:52:01 pm
That sucks about the people ripping your work, but then....well, there's nothing there that a person could not simply figure out on their own or pick off any number of free sites.  The fact of it is that this is very low-level stuff obtainable anywhere.

In addition, all they need to do is deviate from your tutorial by a single word and suddenly the $25 is for the instruction and the tutorial is a supplement not included in the cost.  If I were teaching a class and told a student to read your free tutorial as supplement, there's nothing legally wrong with that.  Is it a bad deal to pay $25 if the bulk of it is free?  Of course!  Is it illegal?  Of course not!  Is the entire course based on just your tutorial?  Unlikely.

Dusty I have the same problem
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Re: Official Off-Topic Thread

Reply #565 on: August 16, 2007, 07:58:30 pm
I've never experienced any speed problems with this site, and my computer's not that good. (Not sure how much memory though.)

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Re: Official Off-Topic Thread

Reply #566 on: August 16, 2007, 09:21:00 pm
It's a 56ker thing, elsewhere it works perfectly but on this compy it slows down and says "done" when only a couple posts are loaded.

I tend to avoid real nuisances by hitting "reply" even if i'm not going to because it limits the number of posts I need to load to just the new ones.
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Re: Official Off-Topic Thread

Reply #567 on: August 17, 2007, 12:14:31 am
im on 8mb broadband and it suddenly became slooooow...

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Re: Official Off-Topic Thread

Reply #568 on: August 17, 2007, 04:05:00 am

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Re: Official Off-Topic Thread

Reply #569 on: August 17, 2007, 04:09:07 am
Heh, I debated on posting this the other day...I figured everybody already seen it.  My brother showed me it actually....
Man cannot remake himself without suffering for he is both the marble and the sculptor.