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    Ugh. Question about copy cats?

    I have a friend on Neopets. She's in my guild.

    We talk quite often, and we both enjoy NC, which I had gotten her interested in in the first place.

    anyways....she tends to copy me all the time. -.-

    Her lookup was the same premade I use, which is fine! Until she copied this thing I do, where I link my friends on my lookup with an item they like.

    I mean, she even used the same float from the Silent Serenity CSS site as me -.-

    So I changed mine to one that no one could copy, I made it pretty much with a basic layout and changed a lot.


    Well...I go in the guild today and she's talking about how she has new pet lookups.

    Just to throw this out there, I use the same pet lookup on all my pets, (a premade) but I change the bg to match colors of my pets. The bg isn't meant to be changed...it actually took me forever to figure out how to do it with the coding the premade had.

    She used the same fucking lookups as me. Even changed the BG's to something similar: a bg to reflect the color of the pet.

    What would you guys do in this situation?

    I kinda jokingly called her out in the guild, and she just brushed it off. It really annoys me.

    And no, imitation is not the sincerest form of flattery, it's the most annoying.

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    You could report her for 'attempting to be you' ;D

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    Well the thing is she's one of the people on my lookup.

    I'm on council in my guild, and it looks bad if a member quits because of a council member.

    And yeah, she's one of those people who quits if we fight. And blocks me. On everything. Including FB.

    She overreacts.

    And if I did report her, that would be very obvious it was me, and now are lookups aren't the same, it could just look like coincidence.

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    call her out more!! lol idk like be public about it maybe like on the boards and be all "wow cool layout hmm where have i seen it before " or s/t so she'll get embarrassed and stop? xD sometimes that doesn't work though.

    put a bunch of rude stuff in the alt tags or give divs dumb names like "imabutt" or "stupidpoop" then when someone doesn't know what they're doing and they just right click-->view source to copy and paste all your style coding they'll have dumb hidden stuff in their lookup and it will be really obvious they took it

    although if she's just using the same premades and stuff i guess you can't really do that if she's not taking them directly off your page... its still creepy/irritating though i know how you feel. the best thing to do if nothing else works is just ignore even though it sucks, she thinks ur kewl probably and is just imitating what she likes.
    Last edited by Tapir; 04-04-2013 at 02:44 PM.

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    Stop using premades - get someone on cK to code something unique for you or do something yourself.

    That way, she won't be able to copy it and if she does - you can just report her without telling her and she'll be warned by TNT and hopefully she'll get the message. That way you don't have to confront her or anything.

    Other than that, I really doubt that you can do anything about it. Even if you asked her kindly to stop, she'll probably just get butthurt and continue doing it. Sounds like she actually finds you inspiring though, which is kind of flattering.

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    I agree with @oventoast-- get someone to make you a personal lookup!

    Hell, I'll make you one.

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    I don't have the money to get someone from CK to do it.
    XD

    But I mean, it's a premade a lot of people use, so that's not really the problem. I mean it's that this isn't the first time that shes used the exact same premade as me and copied the same like, ideas/floats/wording I have.

    It's just too similar for my comfort.

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    ^ seconded, thats a really good idea
    Last edited by Tapir; 04-04-2013 at 02:40 PM.

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    @John

    john will know what to do

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    Quote Originally Posted by shadowbreakdown View Post
    I don't have the money to get someone from CK to do it.
    XD

    But I mean, it's a premade a lot of people use, so that's not really the problem. I mean it's that this isn't the first time that shes used the exact same premade as me and copied the same like, ideas/floats/wording I have.

    It's just too similar for my comfort.
    What I meant was, I can make you one for free?
    I'm always happy to help a charitable cause like creepy bitches being creepy.

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