Originally Posted by JThree
I started posting these online over a year ago, but let Google be the only way anyone would find them. I decided to start letting people know about them on forums like this after I saw someone had released a set of slides that looked very very similar to one of mine without mentioning the "inspiration". (Not accusing him, but it would have to be a big coincidence otherwise!) So I'm a little leery of posting the original files, especially on some of the more original themed slides or the ones i put the most work into.
Considering the fact that I spend way too much time creating these and offer them for free, I hope you'll understand. Hope that doesn't sound too egotistical or ungrateful because I appreciate your feedback and support!
I'm going to assume you're talking about me, since you're absolutely right about my Blockbusters
set being nearly identical to your Box Office Champ
set. I will say that I had not even seen your slide packs until just now (as far as I can remember), but given that they're so similar - it's very possible that I came across that particular pack ages ago and got the idea for the template design there. I'm going to add you to the credits for that pack, since you clearly released that one before I released mine, and I apologize for not giving credit where it was due. That said - I may hit you up a little later to attempt to steal your Double Takes
set idea and add that content to my themed slides. That's a really neat idea! I've got a ton of trivia to work through before I get there though.
Originally Posted by Steven Good
I had a similar situation a couple of years ago. A brand new member's output was very, very similar to some of my own slides, while others flat-out used the elements from my templates and just moved them around a little... then presented them as his own work The AVS community's reaction to his shenanigans ran him off for a while. But I'm nearly certain he has recently "risen from the ashes", as it were, with a new account and is now presenting work that is not based on any of my own 6 volumes of slides. That's all I'll say about that...
At the risk of sounding conceited, I'm going to assume this is in reference to my slides since I'm basically the only newcomer that I've seen creating slide packs. I can assure you, I'm not the reincarnation of anyone who stole your work in the past. I only recently decided to put together an HTPC using XBMC, and then got inspired to create slide content to make my personal HTPC experience more fluid. I really like your Coke themed slides - it's a really nostalgic throw back to the stuff I remember. I did find your slide packs a while back, and have specifically stayed away from creating anything like a throw back set in an effort to stay out of your business. I'm certainly not trying to eat into your profits or undermine your hard work.
I've tried to stay honest about where I get my ideas, and my data in an effort to be wholly transparent. I also release development kits for my slides in the hopes that others will get inspiration for new packs that they will release to the communities.