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I never thought it would happen to me.... 1557

Head Turd Polisher Administrator Just Bananas Posts: 61,253 Optimum instrumentum est inter aures
I never thought it would happen to me....
« on: October 04, 2007, 04:55:35 PM »
There are pictures of my deck on a Japanese auction site!

http://auction1.taobao.com/auction/2203/item_detail-0db2-c8c3e03c45a739d5248a0c9a1bb32b5b.jhtml

Scroll down 2/3 of the way and you'll see some very familiar pictures!  If they don't look familiar, maybe you need to re-read the Gerber Clutch review:

http://www.multitool.org/gerber/keychain-tools/gerber-clutch.html

Def

Leave the dents as they are- let your belongings show their scars as proudly as you do yours.
Head Turd Polisher Administrator Just Bananas Posts: 61,253 Optimum instrumentum est inter aures
Re: I never thought it would happen to me....
« Reply #1 on: October 04, 2007, 04:57:12 PM »
Looks like my mouse pad is for sale on eBay, complete with dog hair!

http://cgi.ebay.de/sog-pocket-power-plier-multi-tool-with-leather-pouch_W0QQitemZ320161826735QQihZ011QQcategoryZ16042QQssPageNa

 :grin: :grin: :grin: :grin:

Def

Leave the dents as they are- let your belongings show their scars as proudly as you do yours.
No Life Club Posts: 3,994 Improvise.
Re: I never thought it would happen to me....
« Reply #2 on: October 04, 2007, 05:05:15 PM »
Can you track down what sites use pics from Multiutool.org?  Or were you just perusing Asian auction sites for multis? :pok:


Someone on ebay copied/pasted word for word the description I wrote from a previous auction for the same item and used it in his :twak:

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Head Turd Polisher Administrator Just Bananas Posts: 61,253 Optimum instrumentum est inter aures
Re: I never thought it would happen to me....
« Reply #3 on: October 04, 2007, 05:13:43 PM »
Actually it's funny, I was looking through Multitool.org's control panel to see if a recent thread on EDCForums about multis had linked to us yet.  Someone else had sent me the link to that forum, and I went through three pages of it and no mention of us...  >:(

Anyways, rather than go back to EDCForums (I lost the link and I wasn't going to poke around randomly) I decided to look and see what pages folks were at before they came to us (whoever has been visiting "certain" sites before coming here may want to use a buffer site between us! :P) which is something that the Control Panel allows me to do.  I found a few interesting links, and thought I'd share.  I just wish I could read whatever language that is.  I was going through all the links on it to see if it linked to us, but it's just people "stealing" my pictures, as I explained in the Q&A forum.  Luckily I don't mind folks doing that, but I'm seriously starting to think about more watermarks on pictures!

Def

Leave the dents as they are- let your belongings show their scars as proudly as you do yours.
Hero Member Posts: 692
Re: I never thought it would happen to me....
« Reply #4 on: October 04, 2007, 08:00:42 PM »
Looks like my mouse pad is for sale on eBay, complete with dog hair!

http://cgi.ebay.de/sog-pocket-power-plier-multi-tool-with-leather-pouch_W0QQitemZ320161826735QQihZ011QQcategoryZ16042QQssPageNa

 :grin: :grin: :grin: :grin:

Def

Most of the images are of your PPP but the last one's mine.  I guess they liked yours better than mine.


Luckily I don't mind folks doing that, but I'm seriously starting to think about more watermarks on pictures!

Def

While shopping on Ebay, I've come across my photos a few time--even the photos that are watermarked!  ...I emailed one seller and asked if the photo was of the actual item ...and if so... can I have my multi-tool back.   ;D
Head Turd Polisher Administrator Just Bananas Posts: 61,253 Optimum instrumentum est inter aures
Re: I never thought it would happen to me....
« Reply #5 on: October 04, 2007, 08:16:43 PM »
I don't mind them using them- I've been known to use a few "borrowed" photos myself from time to time.  I just think it might be a handier way to advertise this site if the pictures are all over the place anyway.

Def

Leave the dents as they are- let your belongings show their scars as proudly as you do yours.
No Life Club Posts: 1,479 4x4 since '74
Re: I never thought it would happen to me....
« Reply #6 on: October 04, 2007, 09:20:32 PM »
Actually it's funny, I was looking through Multitool.org's control panel to see if a recent thread on EDCForums about multis had linked to us yet.  Someone else had sent me the link to that forum, and I went through three pages of it and no mention of us...  >:(
....
Def

Hotlinks are not permitted on EDCF.  We remove them as soon as we see them.

The Asian web site hot linked to multitool.org's Gerber Clutch photos.

Def, as multitool.org's administrator, you could probably rename those files which would make them disappear from the Asian site until they find the new names.

Retired engineer, author.

A man with one multitool always knows exactly which to use. A man with many multitools is never quite sure. - parnass
Head Turd Polisher Administrator Just Bananas Posts: 61,253 Optimum instrumentum est inter aures
Re: I never thought it would happen to me....
« Reply #7 on: October 04, 2007, 09:30:05 PM »
Naw, I kind of like it.  As soon as I get around to watermarking them, I'll be even happier to have them getting around!

I understand why some sites are against hot links, but I prefer to let them go.  Frankly I figure it means someone had enough interest in my site to visit it, and if they steal pictures, well they steal pictures.  It's the nature of the web, and it'll happen whether you like it or not.  The fractional amount of bandwidth that these sites are "stealing" from me, is so little, that it's not worth getting upset about.  That's my philosophy, but other sites think differently, and that's great.  That's why they have their sites, and I have mine.

Def

Leave the dents as they are- let your belongings show their scars as proudly as you do yours.
Admin Team Absolute Zombie Club Posts: 23,276
Re: I never thought it would happen to me....
« Reply #8 on: October 05, 2007, 03:24:05 AM »
Hmmm.... >:D......seems to me you could have a little fun with this! Am I wrong? Could you just take down the Clutch and PPP pictures, then replace them each with a picture of some beat-up hunk of crap tool with the same address?

Huh? Could you?  ;D ;D

In order to be certain of having the right tool for every job.........one must first acquire a lot of tools
Head Turd Polisher Administrator Just Bananas Posts: 61,253 Optimum instrumentum est inter aures
Re: I never thought it would happen to me....
« Reply #9 on: October 05, 2007, 08:08:50 AM »
I could, but I'd rather replace them with watermarked pics and get the free advertising.

It would also be kind of funny to put up more... risque photos, which would be funny to see in an auction! :D

Def

Leave the dents as they are- let your belongings show their scars as proudly as you do yours.
Chief of the Absolutely No Life Club! Abandon All Hope Ye Who Enter Here... Posts: 43,090 Why haven't you got a Farmer yet!
Re: I never thought it would happen to me....
« Reply #10 on: October 05, 2007, 10:55:55 AM »
I could, but I'd rather replace them with watermarked pics and get the free advertising.

It would also be kind of funny to put up more... risque photos, which would be funny to see in an auction! :D

Def
Now that would be funny ;D, is it hard to watermark your pictures then? ???

Give in, buy several Farmer's!!!!!!
No Life Club Posts: 4,531 Hello...is this thing on?
Re: I never thought it would happen to me....
« Reply #11 on: October 05, 2007, 01:03:46 PM »
Its not that hard to watermark stuff, here's a 1minute job i did on one of the photo's. but going through all the photo's on the site might take a little while!!
105.12 kB | 711x502

Life is like a sandwich...the older it gets the crustier it becomes!
Chief of the Absolutely No Life Club! Abandon All Hope Ye Who Enter Here... Posts: 43,090 Why haven't you got a Farmer yet!
Re: I never thought it would happen to me....
« Reply #12 on: October 05, 2007, 01:50:37 PM »
That's pretty good work for a minutes fiddling about :)

Give in, buy several Farmer's!!!!!!
Head Turd Polisher Administrator Just Bananas Posts: 61,253 Optimum instrumentum est inter aures
Re: I never thought it would happen to me....
« Reply #13 on: October 05, 2007, 01:59:18 PM »
Doing that much would take me hours!

Def

Leave the dents as they are- let your belongings show their scars as proudly as you do yours.

 

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