I don't pretend to know what exactly happened beyond the posts in this thread, but did those other sites receive larger images directly from sources of their own and still choose to give credit to that other site?
Not that I know of. Again, what I was trying to do is explain how this could be viewed outside of the JD world.
I agree, there's no scandal Rob. Perhaps you can also see this from a different point of view than that of a JD staffer though?
A small forum posted some images of potential 2010 product that nobody else had access to (or so it seemed). I'm a very active member of that forum and saw there was some irritation there, and also received personal messages about it as well. So I decided that I would take the hit and bring it up here.
Instead of investigating a little bit, or demonstrating any measure of tact, you jumped to conclusions and called someone out in public. The "or so it seemed" part of your post here is important, because from the biased point of view of a JD staffer and a non-father, it seems to me that you're more interested in justifying your initial assumption that Jesse stole the images and magically scaled them up in a fully impossible manner, than just apologizing and letting it go. Meanwhile Jesse, who doesn't owe anyone an apology, did apologize to anyone who might have been offended by the whole thing - like an adult would do.
Sometimes I really hate the internet.
The conclusion that I made was that CP didn't get any sort of nod here. That's really the only conclusion that I had made. The rest, I was curious about hence I brought it up. If I had jumped to a further conclusion, I could have been a lot more direct than what you are claiming. I didn't do that though because I didn't feel that was fair without knowing more information. I wanted to give you guys a chance to explain, which is why I bumped my old post about crediting news stories. Once I bumped it, I felt I owed you guys every reason as to why I brought this up. And I have been nothing but honest with you in this thread.
I do apologize to Jesse for not explaining myself better, but not for jumping to a conclusion that I didn't actually jump to.
So, thanks for the thorough explanation Jesse, and for this suggestions section too. But I guess my entire point about supporting other community sites has been missed, the fact that the clarity of the photos became the focal point of this discussion only derailed the entire point I was trying to make. Supporting the rest of the community is what this was all about, not accusing JD of stealing images. Sigh.