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Hello everyone,

I usually don't use dA journal to write about anything other than update on what I'm working on, but I have some important issues to address. As the Windows theming committee grows, it has been becoming harder and harder to control thief. As a result, I find myself constantly battling against thieves who shamefully steals my skin. What's even worse is that people are monetizing them for money through ad links or putting in dangerous adware through installation packs (aka skinpacks). Here is my theme, Acid, being used without my consent:…. It was posted by the deviant thedhruv. Like most skinpacks, the installer for this has adware and toolbars that the average user would not know how to avoid. The average skinpack from this person doesn't even give proper credit to where he has gotten the theme from. Usually, he would just put down "Thanks *username*", which is very deceiving and does not imply that the person being thank is the creator of the theme. It's an absolutely disgusting way for people to make money through deception and exploiting the ignorance of people. 

Another problem with skinpacks is that they are often very poorly put together. An average skinpack is made by taking someone's theme, a random rocketdock skin that doesn't even match with it, and some random icons. This takes away the beauty that the theme's author was trying to present and makes your desktop look bad.

So what I am asking from you guys is to spread the word about skinpacks so that less people would fall less for these imposters and give hard working themers the attention they deserve.


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dpcdpc11 Featured By Owner 3 days ago
thanks for the fav my friend!
minht11 Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2014  Hobbyist Interface Designer
Thanks for THE +fav
Astrikos Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2014   General Artist
Beautiful designs! :la:
rabra Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2014
Thank you for the :+fav:.
Nadir1 Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2014   Interface Designer
Thanks for the :+fav:!
IzzuThug Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2014
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iamchuck87 Featured By Owner May 10, 2014
Thank you very much for the themes
neiio Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2014  Hobbyist Interface Designer
dpcdpc11 Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2014
thanks for the fav!
rabra Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2014
Thanks for the :+fav:
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