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SourC00kie's Avatar SourC00kie
Retired Moderator
Level 45 : Master Blob
This is a based off of a true story happening around the world everyday:

Johnny gets home from a long day at school, he is very bored and decides he wants to create a skin for Minecraft. He opens up SkinEdit and starts editing a skin, only to realize he doesn't like it and thinks he is terrible. So, he closes SkinEdit and browses PMC. Then, an idea pops into his head. What if I can browse different skins on different sites and upload them onto here for easy XP and community respect? Johnny then got on MinerShoes and found a very nice Mario skin that someone had been working for about 3 hours to finish. He downloads it and puts the skin up on PMC claiming as his own and ends up ranking up 5 levels and getting loads of XP.

Well, I hoped you enjoyed my story, for now I shall explain further. This is basically what people think about when they are about to steal a skin and claim it as their own.

Obviously to solve this situation there is a report button, but even that can get quite annoying due to the insane amount of reports Moderators get per day. It's completely crazy, but honestly, this should never happen. Generally speaking, if someone reports you, there should be a better punishment than just removing their skins and letting them off with a warning. Okay, maybe the first time sure, but the second time, Moderators definitely need to remove their skin posting rights because I honestly see no other way.

You would expect someone with a right mind to stop stealing skins and claiming them as their own after getting in trouble once, but usually the people just shake it off and continue to rack up unearned XP. Like I've been saying in most of my other blogs, XP is the main factor of this. Levels and level titles are huge factors because people just want to be a very high level even though they don't even earn it.

Deleting levels is a bad decision but what might be a good decision is after a person say gets about three reports for stolen skins, he should be terminated from leveling up because honestly, if you cannot learn your mistake after three tries, something is obviously wrong. You should be able to learn and FIX your mistake after one try.

I think terminating the level aspect of those who cheat will for sure have them stop stealing skins because then they truthfully see no point in it since they cannot rank up. Then, if they stay active on the site enough, don't steal anymore skins, they can have their leveling up rights back. Just an idea, because I truthfully think that will definitely work in getting people to stop stealing skins.

I will also be interested if you agree or disagree or have anything else to add. Other than that thanks for reading this blog.

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02/16/2015 3:01 am
Level 14 : Journeyman Hunter
Glayse's Avatar
I've posted my PERSONAL SKIN!!! PERSONAL!!! And... 71 views and 36 download!!! 36!!! 36 people walking in the servers with my skin!!!
04/19/2013 7:41 am
Level 6 : Apprentice Dragon
Vortexy's Avatar
i remember before i was on planet minecraft i was on a site and they had the same things as planet minecraft ranking up and the same kind of punishment and one time someone had stole something i posted on that site and due to bugs on that site the upload time was wrong and it showed the stolen content as uploaded before the original and the admins banned me from the site and the person claimed it all as their own and it took me 2 weeks to make the things which was a made from scratch 128x128 texture pack they even started to get a bit famous from it and never uploaded something else after that unless it was just text so people didn't notice that he was terrible at it
11/01/2012 1:39 pm
Level 24 : Expert Skinner
janiekh's Avatar
When i would report all stolen skins... i see like 5 every page i look...
08/24/2012 7:07 am
Level 6 : Apprentice Network
darkrider5000's Avatar
flag/report the skin thats what i always do when i see a stolen one
06/20/2012 5:03 pm
Level 35 : Artisan Droid
Hermesbird's Avatar
I agree.
I'm a skin maker, and had a few of my skins stolen already.

What makes me really mad is how people pretend it's their work to begin with, and take all credits. If I worked hard on something, if I used time of my life to make it, I do at least want to get the feedback for it.
Edits without credits piss me off too.

Scumbag thieves.

On the bright side, all of my reports on PMC have been dealth with within hours. The staff seems to be efficient.
02/19/2012 5:53 pm
Level 6 : Apprentice Dragon
CentauriTheStarMoth's Avatar
I agree.
11/08/2011 4:57 pm
Level 17 : Journeyman Narwhal
Grimwolf1995's Avatar
I agree with your idea. But can't people just steal a skin and change some minor detail :/ God I hate thieves :/
Zenith V
11/07/2011 7:43 am
Level 26 : Expert Cake
Zenith V's Avatar
Yes, skin thieves are annoying.
11/02/2011 2:41 pm
Level 41 : Master Pokemon
SliKz's Avatar
Well, I once got a skin reported for being unnoriginal/copied content.

It was the ender steve but with a detail. I had a request to do a slight modification to the original skin by adding a quiver and a bow. nWas the modd fair or unfair? Please let me know!
10/27/2011 5:07 pm
Level 1 : New Miner
gogoworld's Avatar
to all skin thives what the heck were you thinking
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