Now be gentle with me Moderators, I am here to make a confession, and pay penance for my Swish sins, so keep that it mind before you go for the throat ! ;-)
Firstly I've got to say that I have been using Swish for a while now, although I am a relative newbie when it comes to actually posting to the Support Forum.
Like many newbies, once upon a time I too was a complete moron when it came to trying to suss out how to do "this" or "that" in Swish - and this place proved time and again to be an awesome and highly generous information sharing community - and like many others who come here, a lot of the really impressive techniques and tricks I learned over the past 12 months have mostly come from opening other peoples swish files and checking out the processes and procedures they used in order to make something happen.
The problem is that over that time I have 'used' so many of these impressive little "bells and whistles" on jobs I have done that I have lost count, and in a lot of ways, it is mostly the Swish-ified elements of some of these jobs, that seem to have captured the clients attention - and led to repeat work, or referrals to other jobs.
The point is, in my heart I KNOW that I didnt originally create whatever "effect" or sprite it was that led them all going "WoW!" - and despite the fact that I had customised the work to suit that particular client - I am now feeling guilty about using some of these things, I would like to "right my wrongs" by putting some kind of credit somewhere to the kind person in these forums who originally posted their work here, and helped all of us clueless newbies get a start, and give us the tools to sort through how to do all these wonderful things......
What is your advice peeps ? As a rule should we put something in the html header of our pages, or should we put some type of logo, some initials, or what ? I want to give these people the credit they deserve, because in my heart I know the original concept was not mine, and its making me feel like a scam artist by continuing to do it - and I would rather be as generous of spirit with those who help people like me through this Board, as they are with the rest of us.
I'm gonna be nice and close the thread.
Before the wolves decend.
For those who feel compelled to repy I suggest the coffee lounge here or other swish support forums.
But before I do.
I think the majority of the swish community wants people to succeed with swish otherwise why would we offer as much as we do.
We all borrow in one manner or another from one another.
It's how we learn. One of the methods we in the community show thanks to one another is by passing on knowledge.
Another is to thank those that come to our aid in one capacity or another.
While I hope that it wasn't blatant theft that lead to your success. When someone offers up an open swi They do so that someone might use it. Hopefully by breaking it down and learning the techniques. Invovled in its' creation. If not at least putting ones own stamp on it.
Carlos Santana once said of Robert Johnson
Robert Johnson invented shoes and everyone else invented style. It's one thing to draw your inspiration from others it's quite another to plagarise the work.
When someone offers up an open swi for use that becomes an open swi for use with the exception of falsifying authorship.
If you've been around a year and follow the threads like I do you'll notice a small group of individuals whom in the scurry for attention have taken works of others and claimed then as there own.