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Reply to "Important Reminder about Copying and Posting Characters without Permission"

Sil Quiroga *Homemade Cookies by Sil* posted:
Julia M. Usher posted:
Sil Quiroga *Homemade Cookies by Sil* posted:

Certainly, when I first started posting, it was because I saw so much character cookies posted everwhere and so lovely, so nice and perfect that I decided to do that type of cookies myself, really inspired in this page.

I took  courage and posted them anyway as everybody does. Now I was eliminated from a challenge and that was really frustrating.

After this advice: I have erased all of my character cookies from the page, a video and my first 2 tutorials I was so happy of! 

Really  I got very frustrated about being taken out from the challenge and later on, was surprised to see character cookies displayed in:

- previous challenges 

- featured cookies 

- tons of character cookies posted to the page

I sincerely felt this was unfair.  I understand they are rules we all agreed with, but  this rule isn´t exactly running in the site and we invested precious time in these cookies and creations we were so excited about. At least, although in the end, this was sad and frustrating, I have made such a wonderful path together with my nearby and far distance in kms Cookie-friend.

After this has happened, I recommend users to do the same cleanup as there are tons of character cookies displayed and this rule if needed, runs for everyone.

Don´t you think it this way? Thanks for reading,

I can appreciate your frustration - I feel it too, because I have to remind people over and over again about this rule. It's frankly exhausting and not how I like to spend my time. The rule has been posted from the very beginning of this site, and, as this is a community-based site (not one I police 24-7), it is incumbent upon members to act on the honor system and follow the rules. When they don't, everyone is cheated - myself included.

that´s right and understandable but I have seen these type of cookies in challenge number 1: snowwhite and star wars and they have participated anyway. I have just  seen superman in featured cookies and another character´ cookie that is the most wonderful cookie I have seen in earth and is featured by Cookie Connection.

This is what frustrates me and I feel i was the first cookie erased although perhaps it´s not. Nothing to do for this but couldn´t avoid expressing my self. 

All I can say is that I am human, and I probably have missed some violations of this rule in the past. I will try to be more careful going forward, as I can feel that you are upset.

And, no, you are not the first person to have had a cookie image deleted. There have been many others. (I spend MANY hours each week cleaning up various things on the site, and still miss stuff as you have so noted.) Some people have been asked to remove entire portfolios from the site because they continued to violate this rule after many warnings.