'My Photo Buddy' Dispalying Screenshots Stolen From Here As.

Roo's picture

Joined: 2003-07-16
Posts: 88
Posted: Wed, 2004-03-17 20:57

Grrrrrrrrrrrr..and another one.

Granted Gallery is Open Source, but it pisses me off when I find my screenshot and other screenshots stolen from the sample galleries here and displayed in a manner that makes it look like someone else had a hand in it.

Offending Link

' Check out our sample galleries and see how personalized it can be!' Yeah....OUR...

No....theses samples are GALLERY samples and were stolen.

Of cource they are going to look like idiots should someone click the old 'Powered by Gallery' link on those sample sites.


Joined: 2002-07-20
Posts: 1301
Posted: Wed, 2004-03-17 23:22

I found this link the other day and meant to contact you, Roo. Something came along and I forgot about it. (DOH!)

I've written to a couple of the other people who have sites showing up there. It's the GALLERY PROGRAM that is Open Source, not the layouts that people have poured their hearts and souls into.

I'm getting really sick of these idiots. :evil:

Sorry you got bitten by another bunch of posers. Do you plan on contacting them?


Roo's picture

Joined: 2003-07-16
Posts: 88
Posted: Thu, 2004-03-18 00:51

Yes I did and got three reples. the first was just asking for the url.

This is not a production site, so it's quite possible that this was just
being used as an example.

I have passed your mail on to our Head of Design to resolve the matter.

The FortuneCity Team


Thanks for your email and I apologize for the use of your screenshots.

myPhotoBuddy is a beta site for a new photo gallery service that we are
developing. It was created by our web designer "[I've removed her name]" of
[the above url]
I believe that she used your screenshots as test examples during her
development. I will talk to her in the morning and we will take care of it

Peter Macnee

I guess what bothers me most about this sort of thing is that they are lying.

Pffffffft.....if I were doing a 'beta site' I'd use blank thumbnails with 'sample image' written on them.

If you are just starting up make your own damn sample galleries!