You know what isn’t nice? When you spend a couple hours making something and then offer it up freely on the Internet, only to have clueless jerks source it directly from your server. I try to be understanding but, as this is the second time this has happened with the very same image, it kinda pissed me off. I decided to get revenge. How long do you think before this guy and these people and the friggin’ Emperor notice?
For future reference, I’m really happy to have people put the Valentine on their sites. I’ve gotten some great thank you comments in the past week or two and I’m just glad that folks like it. But if you want to display it, save it to your hard drive, upload it to your own web host, and source it from there. (You’re welcome to link – as in, <a href=”whatever”> – to it all you want. I’m just talking about people who do this – <img src=”whatever”>.) I know this is a controversial issue, and I’ve had lengthy arguments about it with the Snook. Some people think that everything posted on the ‘Net is fair game. I think of it as more a question of courtesy. For example, consider the little old lady that gives away samples of food at the grocery store. Sure, they’re free, and theoretically you could sit in front of her all day eating the samples without any intention of buying the food. But it’s a jerk move, you know? Just because something is free doesn’t mean you should hog it, especially without asking the permission of the giver. Am I in the minority here? Does that sound totally irrational? I’m really asking, because it just seems like there are fewer people who care about such niceties, and more people who are only interested in taking whatever they can.
And it didn’t help that I was hungover today.