Banner Kerfuffle

Submitted by Brian on October 1st, 2008 at 10:46 PM

What's with the new banner?

Unfortunately, the winner from the banner contest uses a source photo from a flickr user who isn't exactly down with Creative Commons. He's asked me to take down the banner banner, and I've done so. In its stead is the other banner the banner banner creator submitted to the banner contest and yes I'm just trying to cram "banner" in to this sentence as many times as I can banner.

Yes, the above image got knocked out in the first round, but since the second-place finisher in the competition volunteered to have his entry replaced with the above I don't think he'll mind.

That's all. This is becoming something of a burgeoning tradition at MGoBlog, the banner contest winner that gets knocked out partway through the season.



October 2nd, 2008 at 10:42 AM ^

Remember everyone, you can download Stylish and set the banner to whatever the fuck you like.  Mine is the multisports one; you could even go with naked guy if you want to.


October 2nd, 2008 at 11:03 AM ^

It's got to be naked man.

If naked man is not immediately made the banner banner then I will inflict posts upon this thread that will make Maize and True appear both succinct and reasonable.

Is the world ready for Slocum's Darn Ellipses and True? \

Not really because I check this site at work and the feds are not down with wangs.

gpsimms not to…

October 2nd, 2008 at 11:12 AM ^

no, this would be like mccain winning the election, and then dying, and then palin becoming president, for whom no one voted.  your analogies are all terrible, mostly because they are not backed by research and lack critical thought, so i had to correct them.

 anyway, seems pretty democratic to me.

Sgt. Wolverine

October 2nd, 2008 at 11:20 AM ^

Yeah ... I liked the other banner.  A lot.  In fact, I think I voted for it.  But as a photographer, if the banner creator didn't first seek permission before using the photo in such a public manner, I can understand the photographer's reaction.  If I found my work being used in this sort of manner without prior permission, I'd probably be kind of irritated for a while.  I'd also probably grant permission for the use (as others noted, marketing is good), but if it were done without permission, yeah, I'd be irritated for a while.  My images are all I have, and it's in my best professional interest to know what they're being used for.

So yeah, I know posting on Flickr isn't the best idea if someone wants to protect his images, but that doesn't negate the minimum courtesy everyone should have to take a few minutes and ask for permission first.  Seriously, it's the right thing to do.  Remember: things aren't in the public domain just because they're on the internet.

Ninja Football

October 2nd, 2008 at 2:17 PM ^

Sarg, I agree with you- it doesn't make it public domain simply because it's on the internet, and permissioon should be asked. I'd be ticked off for awhile, too.  Btw, a few of us are tailgating at Pioneer about 1-ish Saturday if you antto stop by.  email me: [email protected] gmail

 As for what makes him a "douchebag" in my eyes is the lack of foresight on the marketing end.  To me, no business sense = douchebag.  Math being what it is, this is also the reason I'll never go into business with a Sparty fan, because douchebag therefore = no business sense.