Allow me to "Reprint" this comment I made earlier in the day which has already gone off the Hot 10 list of threads here at PSC: (if you've read this already then I am somewhat appologetic!)
This IS WHAT HAPPENS HERE. IT HAS BEEN HAPPENING SINCE I GOT HERE A YEAR AND A HALF AGO. If you ask the OLD OLDIES I'm sure they will agree it has happened since this site was created.
YOU ARE GONNA SAP ALL THE FUN OUT OF IT IF YOU KEEP WORRYING ABOUT SHIT LIKE THIS.
IMAGES ARE USED HERE. "USED". That's what HAPPENS HERE. We MANIPULATE IMAGES here. ANY IMAGE. There is no policy of "HERE IS MY LIST OF PHOTO CREDITS FOR EACH PIXEL I HAVE BORROWED TO CREATE MY AMAZING IMAGE". THANK HEAVENS FOR THAT! - it would suck ALL the fun out of this site (this particular site) to need to worry about that each post.
FUN. This word keeps coming up over and over. The person who designed and created this site, JMH, continually mentions this word: FUN.
It ain't fun for most creative people I know to have to RESEARCH all their sources here, and REPORT all their sources. AND the added horror of being a viewer of final pic and having to POLICE it to make sure that ALL CREDIT HAS BEEN GIVEN HERE - shite, I'm exhausted just thinking about it.
I know I'm ranting on here, and I'm not mad at anyone in particular (specially you Nikon - this matter really needs to be discussed and put to bed!) BUT IF YOU'VE BEEN HERE LESS THAN 1/2 A YEAR THERE IS A RISK THAT YOU DON'T UNDERSTAND THIS SITE YET. I'm not making you "bad" or "stupid" or "wrong", I'm saying THERE IS A REASON THIS SITE IS SO POPULAR WITH THOSE OF US WHO STAY HERE. And for most of us it is because we have FUN here.
Votes. Credit. Praise. Etc. THIS IS NOT WHAT THIS SITE IS ABOUT!
Learning to CHOP. Learning to CHOP better. Helping someone else CHOP better. Giving others a laugh or a "whoa, that's cool!". Smiling your ass off as you either stick your two pixels onto the source, or totally create the next Picasso. THAT IS A PART OF WHAT THIS SITE IS ABOUT.
This is NOT REAL LIFE HERE PEOPLE. Just a wee part of it. You wanna sit on your death bed (hopefully in the far future) and worry about how unfair and misguided PSC was, well you go ahead. IT JUST AIN'T THAT IMPORTANT.
ReinMan Sez: "Shut the F* Up n' CHOP"