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MinerShoes, Skindex, etc. = Content Snatching

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SourC00kie
Retired Moderator
Level 40 : Master Blob
If any of you are skinners you would know about MinerShoes, Skindex and any other skin sharing site. What I'm getting at here is that these sites are the biggest sites to steal content from and post it onto here.

If you go into the 'Skins' category, I guarantee you that most of the skins you are seeing are either stolen from MinerShoes or edited from there without any credit to the original creator. This really angers me and all the legit skinners of PMC.

Just today in the 'Skins' category I hit the Flag/Report button a total of five times. Why? People just love to steal skins from other sites so they can get the credit and experience points to level up. Skins are the easiest to snatch because all it requires is a download and a file upload and you're good. People completely take skins to an advantage because they are just simply too lazy to create their own skin. To those people I say, lazy! It DOESN'T matter how good/bad your skin is! What MATTERS is ORIGINAL content. If you can provide original content no matter how bad it is, you will be okay! People upload great content they find from these sites in hopes of getting a massive amount of XP they don't even deserve.

Another thing that quite annoys me is people steal skins from PMC and post them on MinerShoes. If you get on MinerShoes ever you WILL see skins that you see here on PMC. Then you realize that the skin posted is FROM PMC.

Once again, PMC has so many people stealing its content and so many people putting stolen content on the site because of the massive amount of people that get on PMC everyday! Minecraft doesn't even seem legit anymore with all this content snatching going on. What PMC needs is a type of system that will prevent people uploading stolen content on it. However that won't be easy to do, especially if none of us have any ideas.

How Can I Stop This?

What we can do to stop these annoying acts is following this list:

1. If you see a skin that looks exceptional and the person has no description about it, something is wrong.

2. Always check MinerShoes or any other similar site if you are unsure about something.

3. If you DO find a stolen skin ALWAYS use the Flag/Report button, DO NOT create forum posts about it. It will be a waste of time.

I'm sure there are many other tactics on how to solve this issue but these are the basic ones that I use. I see stolen skins everyday and whenever I do see them I never hesitate to click that Flag/Report button and I recommend the same to all of you.

If we work together, we can possibly decrease the amount of skin stealing there is on this site.

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superICH3
Level 7
Apprentice Skinner
August 17, 2012, 12:04 pm

I'm a legit skinner.

nyanekomimi
Level 39
Artisan Pyro
July 21, 2012, 10:15 am

Some people use those sites for personal use, just saying.

god8me
Level 1
New Pokemon
July 15, 2012, 2:45 am

is it OK to upload your own stuff from miners shoes and stuff like that?

eldin
Level 21
Expert Geek
August 12, 2012, 4:48 pm

Well, I make skins on Skindex and post them here, and not one got deleted. So, I'm guessing yes.

god8me
Level 1
New Pokemon
July 15, 2012, 2:44 am

SourC00kie should be an admin or mod

eldin
Level 21
Expert Geek
August 12, 2012, 4:47 pm

He/She is -__-

god8me
Level 1
New Pokemon
August 26, 2012, 4:19 am

YAY

sniperman08
Level 31
Artisan Herobrine
April 19, 2012, 10:58 am

MinerShoes isn't ALL bad. It offers a way to create your own skins without downloading things. The only problem with that site is is the armory and all the other skins posted there. You can easliy steal one of those skins. If MinerShoes would delete everything there that is not skin making then it would be good.

sniperman08
Level 31
Artisan Herobrine
April 19, 2012, 10:59 am

And yes, I see billions of stolen content everyday.

eldin
Level 21
Expert Geek
August 12, 2012, 4:50 pm

...You should see some of the skins on Skindex....

sniperman08
Level 31
Artisan Herobrine
August 13, 2012, 6:33 pm

I know, I hate that site.

eldin
Level 21
Expert Geek
August 14, 2012, 1:14 pm

Hm. It's a nice site, but you know, too many stealers.

sniperman08
Level 31
Artisan Herobrine
August 15, 2012, 2:48 pm

Yeah

yoavsnake
Level 32
Artisan Herobrine
March 7, 2012, 7:29 am

I hope Notch could make miner shoes and the other sites down...

eldin
Level 21
Expert Geek
August 12, 2012, 4:52 pm

No way. Just because there are a billion people stealing skins does not mean a select few people use them for good. I would be really disappointed if Skindex went down, even if there are 6 exact same "Cat" skins made by different users on there.

Roamf
Level 14
Journeyman Unicorn
October 20, 2012, 2:55 am

lol bit of an overestimate. xD

JamesTheAwesomeDude
Level 23
Expert Farmer
January 20, 2012, 8:32 am

2 things:

1. where is MinersShoes?

2. Why isn't SourC00kie a moderator?

Roamf
Level 14
Journeyman Unicorn
October 20, 2012, 2:56 am

2. *facepalm*

eldin
Level 21
Expert Geek
August 12, 2012, 4:49 pm

2 things:

1. I don't know. Looking for new content to steal, eh?

2. He/She is.... Jeepers.

JamesTheAwesomeDude
Level 23
Expert Farmer
August 13, 2012, 4:20 am

No, but every time I ask for someone's skin, they say "look it up on minershoes. my username is <username>."
BUT I've already found the site.

eldin
Level 21
Expert Geek
August 13, 2012, 7:53 am

Oh, okay. I don't like MinerShoes, to me it's too... eh... never mind.

SuperSodaPops
Retired Moderator
Level 39
Artisan Farmer
October 16, 2011, 9:29 pm

Gets me SO angry. :/

Shadoward12
Level 1
New Engineer
October 15, 2011, 11:13 am

I have found my Nether Hunter skin was uploaded by leonardor on the skindex... Lousy thief stole my skin

JamesTheAwesomeDude
Level 23
Expert Farmer
August 13, 2012, 8:12 am

FLAG HIM TO DEATH

Leeticus
Level 1
New Explorer
October 6, 2011, 2:29 pm

The only thing I've submitted to here was my personal skin, just because I felt like people would have access to it anyway, may as well put it on an awesome database/forum like PlanetMinecraft

Cipher_Punk
Site Moderator
Level 76
Legendary Grump
October 2, 2011, 12:10 am

Some of my skins are rated as 'most popular' on sites that I never uploaded them to. Unfortunately, there really isn't much we can do about that.

JamesTheAwesomeDude
Level 23
Expert Farmer
August 13, 2012, 8:12 am

Click the Flag button. That's all that we can do.

xeroxthemachine
Level 27
Expert Robot
October 1, 2011, 11:36 pm

If I see a really good skin that seems out of place, I always check that person's channel. If it doesn't fit with the quality of the other work they've done, then I either report it or ask them about it in the comments.

SoulStealer
Retired Moderator
Level 26
Expert Toast
October 1, 2011, 7:01 pm

Create a report > Copy the link from where it was stolen from and put it in the report... > Submit Report

samochips
Level 47
Master Pegasus
October 1, 2011, 8:18 am

Lol Sour rantin' all day long

Camo7
Site Moderator
Level 68
High Grandmaster Demolitionist
October 1, 2011, 7:57 am

THANK YOU. on some days i flag up to 5 skins stolen from me alone. and thats about half. i hate all the Minecraft Skin hosts that dont have a flag system that works (like the one here on planet minecraft). they are filled with stolen skins with no credit to the owners.

Screeper
Level 1
New Network
October 1, 2011, 7:44 am

Okay. Tons of this stuff happens so I kinda agree with you, this is madness.

This happend with my other website. then I came across pmc. Its amazing here. its so much better than that old one.

PandaManTheElite
Level 16
Journeyman Cowboy
October 1, 2011, 8:17 am

Actually, this is sparta. But go on.

Screeper
Level 1
New Network
October 1, 2011, 8:20 am

Oh, Woops, sorry the sign was backwards.

eviltictac
Level 34
Artisan Spelunker
October 1, 2011, 5:49 am

i use those sites but I've never uploaded any1 else s content
but you are right there is a lot of plagiarism on pmc

Fender432
Level 5
Apprentice Taco
October 1, 2011, 5:09 am

I use minershoes and i only upload MY content

yokoolio
Level 84
Elite Boss
October 1, 2011, 3:29 am

I have never uploaded any skins, and this is the reason why. Ive seen so many stolen or 'edited' (changing the colors slightly) skins its not even funny, and thats why i dont upload them, because i figure whats the point if people are just gonna copycat me, and i wont end up getting any credit for my work. I may upload some eventually but right now it just doesnt seem worth it at all, but when i do upload them ill just have to accept the fact that people can and will steal them.

Mark916
Level 27
Expert Mountaineer
October 1, 2011, 3:26 am

I SAW TONS OF THEM!
im just afraid to get banned when i hit the report button :(

Pay2014
Level 15
Journeyman Skinner
September 30, 2011, 8:03 pm

I just wish I knew how to upload skins that I made legitely from MinerShoes to PMC.

eviltictac
Level 34
Artisan Spelunker
October 1, 2011, 5:51 am

simple you download the pic from miners shoes then go to your account, skins, upload new skin, and choose file fill out the discription then click save
hope that helps
:<D

TwiDragon
Level 40
Master Nether Knight
September 30, 2011, 5:44 pm

One thing, I know people who are legit skinners and do skip over the description and tags, just because they are time rushed.

But yeah, good rant <3

UndeadYautja
Level 42
Master Architect
September 30, 2011, 11:23 am

I agree, I'm a legit skin maker, I had one of my skins stolen off of another website, put onto here, and ended up being featured. Where as I have never had a featured skin, project, etc. it just pisses me off.

D-gamers
Level 1
New Pixel Puncher
September 30, 2011, 10:38 am

totally true...

PS. 99% of all stolen skins are honeydew edited in some way -.-

xeroxthemachine
Level 27
Expert Robot
October 1, 2011, 11:38 pm

lol.

They should ban all Honeydew related skins :P

Most of them just change his beard to a disgusting colour like Cyan anyway, who would want that?

eldin
Level 21
Expert Geek
August 12, 2012, 4:55 pm

My friend would, he made a whole series of Honeydew skins. And another guy on some server has the Simon skin... in reversed colors.

Bleyd
Level 24
Expert Pirate
September 30, 2011, 6:27 am

You hit the nail on the head with the description part. 90% of stolen skins just have that area blank, while the rest say something idiotic like "i maked this plz votte."

SourC00kie
Retired Moderator
Level 40
Master Blob
September 30, 2011, 6:33 am

You'd think people would take five seconds out of their day to check their spelling! ;)

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