Man, it's just amazing the attitude at MacCentral. You just gotta check this out MM folk.<br><br>A while back, a nice poster suggested we do Mozaic, which you've heard a lot about here. We were asked to contribute a picture. That's it. Finito. I was one of the early contributors, and did so promptly (based on my limited PS abilities.)<br><br>Then, as the project progressed, it grew into a MUCH bigger project. Posters, CDs, signatures, auctions, charities, press releases. You think DaVinci and Dali were back and working on something of import.<br><br>During all this, the MC split occurred, and I (for one) didn't really appreciate it. I thought it was yet another case in my life where a few mouthy fools were pissing off a few uptight fools and I get caught in the middle, a member of neither party.<br><br>Anyhow, a surprise, unannounced requirement of participating in the Mozaic is to include your actual name surfaced, as well as a write a bio about yourself. I chose not to include my actual name and wrote a short bio. That bio was refused, and a 'replacement' was sent back to me, featuring a paragraph about my active participation at MC. To this, I sent a snotty replacement bio suggesting I am no longer an 'active' MC participant.<br><br>To THIS I'm notified that-- fine then-- your tile is being removed from the Mozaic.<br><br>Perhaps you can help me: did I miss something?<br><br>A mozaic was suggested. The only requirement to participate was a contributed piece of art. Once I met the requirement, it changed. Now I have to write a bio, one that's pro MC. I have to consider signing the thing at a date which isn't convenient to me. I have to use my real name.<br><br>Am I missing something?<br><br>I try not to think there's a kindergarden at MC. I really have to try..<br><br>Do you rhumba? Excellent! Now pick a rhumba and sit down.. GM
Why not mention your name? I think it's childish to hide behind anonymity. Yes, everyone has a right to their privacy. But I don't think anyone would care much for "anonymous cowards."<br><br>Ofcourse, I agree with you on the being thrown out for expressing your opinion and not kissing MacCentral's ass. That's childish and lame.<br><br>Who threw you out?<br><br>--<br>I am dangerous. I am Dyslexic of Borg. Fusistance is retile. Your a$$ will be laminated.
<blockquote><font size=1>In reply to:</font><hr><p>Am I missing something?<p><hr></blockquote><p>You bet!!!<br><br>All the proceeds from the sale of CD's and posters as well as the auction itself are going to a very worthy cause, Cerebral Palsy.<br><br>You were well aware of this well before the MC meltdown yet you voiced no objection. The only thing new was the bio. <br><br>As far as I can see the only loser in this whole scenario is you my friend. I'm sorry you couldn't have put your bitterness aside but the project will go on with out you. Your loss. <br><br><br><br>
Loc: Milan (Italy) - Madrid (Spain)
NTO1, I understand you, but you could think the benefits of the mosaic will go to a worthy cause. Can't you stand it? It will take a short time, and when the project will be finished we'll be "free".<br><br>
Unless you are a fugitive on the run from the law, I don't see why this would be a problem. But, perhaps you are a serial killer and wish to remain anonymous. But then again if you were someone like that I would guess you had to smarts to register with MC using an alias anyway in the first place.<br><br>Seriously though, give them your name and bio info. I mean whatever your real name is, having it out there and public is no big deal. I doubt anyone is coming to hunt you down because of it. Well, unless your tile really sucked big time......then I might come and get you! Hey, it is for a good cause. Groucho Marx would not have the attitude that you have and I have to tell you Groucho is one of my idols. Probably my all time favorite quote and the one I live by is attributed to Groucho. <br><br>"Those are my principles, and if you don't like them...... well, I have others" -- Groucho Marx<br><br>I have that at the bottom of my geocities page. Words to live by!<br><br>http://www.geocities.com/siliconvalley/bit/1947<br><br>The site is a few years old and I haven't updated in a long time, but you are invited to take a look anyway. This was my first attempt at building a site, all hand coded.<br><br><br><br><br><br><P ID="edit"><FONT SIZE=-1><EM>Edited by mikeb_X on 05/10/02 07:05 AM (server time).</EM></FONT></P>
while I still think the guys at PRESSRELEASEcentral aren't running a great website for me, I do think they're all classy folks (not speaking about the forums members).<br><br>The option to not include your name is your decison. The decision to not include your mosaic is theirs. They want to make sure that they can back up the charity part of the mosaic, and I can understand that... that's what happens when things get bigger than they are meant to by the small minds that start them...<br><br>send them your name, or quit bitchin' and let them get a replacement.<br><br><br><br>simplex veri sigillum<br>
"In the old days, you'd finish a day's work and announce, 'I'm done.' Nobody ever does that now. There's never enough time." -- Elliott Masie
Um...are you saying that a MacCentral forum member is responsible for the project? Like he's the team leader?<br><br>I got the impression that NTO1 was thrown out by MacCentral Staff.<br><br>--<br>I am dangerous. I am Dyslexic of Borg. Fusistance is retile. Your a$$ will be laminated.
well, the project has grown...yes, it started as a fun little project...there was no mention of a charity or anything of the sort when we started. it is quite large now. i do not think any tile should be removed...then again. you have a copy of the original mosaic (if not, i can provide you with it). what did you think would happen with the project when you originally signed on? i thought we'd make a mosaic and that would be that and we'd look at it and say, "wow" or we'd laugh and plan on a doing a better job next time. well, we achieved the "wow" and patted each other on the back...if someone wants to take this project a step beyond what we did (or 2 or 3 or 4 steps), then fine, but it has fulfilled your original intentions so you are free to remove yourself from the process. so what if they drop you for not wanting to participate any farther? you've already met your expectations, right? <br><br>i have no qualms with having my name appear, but i understand that you feel uncomfortable. i liked your tile and think it is a good addition to the mosaic that will benefit the UCP. think about remaining as a part of the project and submitting the necessary information. it won't kill ya! if not...hey, at least it lived up to your original expectations. savor that and step aside. <br><br>[color:blue] -sean</font color=blue>
Loc: Bay Area, California, USA
Well i happen to agree that you shouldn't have to use your real name if you don't want to, and i don't see why that should be a big deal at all. As for throwing you out this is the first i have heard of it and it's pretty rediculous. <br>In spite of all the silliness though i think you should just bite the bullit and go with it anyway. Just get it over with and send me a date for when we should get together and sign the damn thing since we live in the same area.<br><br>
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