I'm still not home so this may be full of mistakes here again, but I wanted to clear this up real quick.
Jesse, since you knew that CP had posted these first, I think a simple nod somewhere to CP for sharing this information with the community well before JD did would have been appropriate and easily avoided any and all confusion. Moving forward, my suggestion is that in the future if a situation like this arises again, just give the other site their due credit for breaking the news first. Ignore that if you want to, I guess. I was pleasantly surprised to see even RS do that today, even though these images are all over their forums now, Curto still linked to CP.
This is exactly my point though... CP did NOT post THESE images! They posted their own, and I had larger ones. I wasn't stealing their thunder... most people had already seen the smaller images, and I was doing OUR story for OUR benefit because I had unique images that were either all larger, or were COMPLETELY new. That's the point.
I don't think that there was so much of a feeling that anyone stole images from CP so much as dismissing them by not giving them due credit to be the first source to reveal them. I would not have shown any sort of image comparison if not for Chris saying it's not possible. In certain cases it is, which is all that image was. And like I said, I'm taking your word for this Jesse so please don't feel offended. I was responding to Chris on that one.
No offense but I'm really believing this, at this point. Your implications of theft of the images were pretty clear, and much like you, I got a couple messages not pleased with that issue myself. Maybe you didn't think what you said through hard enough, but the implication was there I believe, if nothing else by your photoshopping over our images with a new watermark. You were clearly showing how you felt CHEWIE. Excuse me for not believing what you said above there entirely on this, but it's what I see with your post at CP. You maybe believe me now, but I still feel I was personally attacked.
As far as slighting Coreplanets, like I said, first and foremost they're not a news outlet so I wasn't really even considering slighting anyone as an issue. I'm sure the guy that posted them is a nice guy and kudos to him for his pics. Second though, I still maintain our images are OUR images from our source, which are completely unique. Was the other guy mad I didn't link to them? I doubt it... I only ran our story because it was unique. Had this been an exclusive, much like Yakface's Clone Wars packaging sneak peak, I'd be geeked so much about the SNowspeeder I would've gladly ran a story on it with credit... It wasn't though. I don't know what else to say on the matter.
What Coreplanets should
be mad about though, are sites without their own images not linking to them, and just lifting them and saying it's their story. Technically though, they're not watermarked either so nothing's stopping anyone from doing that... Curto credited Coreplanets because he doesn't have the pictures, if I were to guess... Dan's pretty good about giving credit where it's due, he always is, and when Scum releases exclusive info it's pretty much credited by everyone to them... Same deal when Adam May posted the Big Falcon last year, and so on and so forth. I'm not mad we're not getting credit for having larger images, different photos and such either. Sites often upload them to their own forums (I see mods at sites do it a lot, actually), and while disappointing there's little that can be done about it besides watermarking. I could be annoyed that we gave everyone a look inside each item in much greater detail, and other sites are studying that stuff, and not crediting us with it though, sure.
It's like this to me though... Does Scum post their watermark on High-res Hasbro pics? Does Galactic Hunter? Does Yakface, etc.? Do they not all get, generally, the same high-res images? Should they all credit the one that posted them first? Does this analogy make any sense?
I'll say again on the issue of enlarging, and Rob (Brad too) works in graphics and things for a living so I wholely believe him on this as an expert, you cannot enlarge without losing detail. If you compare your enlarged BGJ38 with my large image, CHEWIE, yours lacks some detail. If you compare yours with the smaller image from CorePlanets, yours lost some detail still. I'm a bonafied noob at PS, and I see it. I know you're not because of your PN's so I'm sure you see it too.
but I don't think I'm alone in throwing a gigantic Who Cares!?
Without a doubt I can't disagree with this at all. I've only replied because my integrity was called into question on my own forum home, and less the rest... I'm a tad peeved at that, and I doubt that perspective changes. Like I said, I'm viewing the online community a little differently tonight now thanks to this recent string of stuff.
Nothing was stolen though, and if people are offended by something, they really need to contact the administration of our site first, rather than CHEWIE, and voice it to them. I'm not the boss. I don't feel I did some great disservice to anyone though, and if someone's upset they really have my sincerest apology, but they also don't have the images I personally received either, so I don't think they should be upset, nor did their images get posted as our news at all, and I'm disappointed some seem to have thought that on their own, or have been lead to believe that is the case.