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Re: Special Snowflake Stories
« Reply #18660 on: December 31, 2012, 10:45:09 AM »
There are a couple of bits like that near me - they go round the edge of the roundabouts but separated by a media so you don't have anyone to give way to.  I was driving behind someone and we hit two within half a mile and this person stopped at both.  Bearing in mind it was a 50mph road so I've got vehicle s coming at me at that speed and this guy won't move!!!

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Re: Special Snowflake Stories
« Reply #18661 on: December 31, 2012, 11:17:37 AM »
Shame on Redbook.   >:(


Her original tutorial has been posted for a couple of years now.  I think she updated it to include regular shoes later though

The original is dated April 2011, so quite a while ago.

Oh, and The Bloggess has now tweeted about the situation. It's all over now for the Redbook editors. Do not want to be them right now.

Oh goody! I'm hoping this goes the same way as Judith Griggs and her "Cooks Source" debacle: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Judith_Griggs

It's really entertaining to go read Redbook's FB page now. Every single post and comment is about the Great Flip-Flop Debacle. They finally had to comment:

"Redbook Magazine Thank you, everyone, for bringing this to our attention. We did run a version of Jen Yates' idea in our story without crediting her — it was an unfortunate oversight on our part. We promise you that the mistake wasn't intentional, and we deeply regret it. We’ll make it right by crediting Jen online, as well as in a future issue, and compensating her, as we do all our contributors. We agree with all of you that it is essential to give credit where credit is due."
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Re: Special Snowflake Stories
« Reply #18662 on: December 31, 2012, 11:27:22 AM »
Shame on Redbook.   >:(


Her original tutorial has been posted for a couple of years now.  I think she updated it to include regular shoes later though

The original is dated April 2011, so quite a while ago.

Oh, and The Bloggess has now tweeted about the situation. It's all over now for the Redbook editors. Do not want to be them right now.

Oh goody! I'm hoping this goes the same way as Judith Griggs and her "Cooks Source" debacle: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Judith_Griggs

It's really entertaining to go read Redbook's FB page now. Every single post and comment is about the Great Flip-Flop Debacle. They finally had to comment:

"Redbook Magazine Thank you, everyone, for bringing this to our attention. We did run a version of Jen Yates' idea in our story without crediting her — it was an unfortunate oversight on our part. We promise you that the mistake wasn't intentional, and we deeply regret it. We’ll make it right by crediting Jen online, as well as in a future issue, and compensating her, as we do all our contributors. We agree with all of you that it is essential to give credit where credit is due."

Don't you have to contribute something to be a contributor?  That's like calling a robbery victim a donor.
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Re: Special Snowflake Stories
« Reply #18663 on: December 31, 2012, 11:47:36 AM »
Shame on Redbook.   >:(


Her original tutorial has been posted for a couple of years now.  I think she updated it to include regular shoes later though

The original is dated April 2011, so quite a while ago.

Oh, and The Bloggess has now tweeted about the situation. It's all over now for the Redbook editors. Do not want to be them right now.

Oh goody! I'm hoping this goes the same way as Judith Griggs and her "Cooks Source" debacle: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Judith_Griggs

It's really entertaining to go read Redbook's FB page now. Every single post and comment is about the Great Flip-Flop Debacle. They finally had to comment:

"Redbook Magazine Thank you, everyone, for bringing this to our attention. We did run a version of Jen Yates' idea in our story without crediting her — it was an unfortunate oversight on our part. We promise you that the mistake wasn't intentional, and we deeply regret it. We’ll make it right by crediting Jen online, as well as in a future issue, and compensating her, as we do all our contributors. We agree with all of you that it is essential to give credit where credit is due."

Don't you have to contribute something to be a contributor?  That's like calling a robbery victim a donor.

It's all about branding, Traska. "Contributor" sounds much nicer than "we nicked her work and tried to get away with it."
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Re: Special Snowflake Stories
« Reply #18664 on: December 31, 2012, 11:50:17 AM »
That's a start for Jen, but what about the other Pinterest ideas they took from other people? I hope they will track down EACH 'contributor' and credit them all.
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Re: Special Snowflake Stories
« Reply #18665 on: December 31, 2012, 11:58:53 AM »
Jen has received an email from Redbook and is satisfied with the response. See her post. I hope they do the same thing for each of the Pinners who had their ideas stolen.

And somewhere, some Redbook writer is getting read the royal riot act for setting off this firestorm.  >:D
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Re: Special Snowflake Stories
« Reply #18666 on: December 31, 2012, 12:13:57 PM »
Jen has received an email from Redbook and is satisfied with the response. See her post. I hope they do the same thing for each of the Pinners who had their ideas stolen.

And somewhere, some Redbook writer is getting read the royal riot act for setting off this firestorm.  >:D

The link doesn't seem to work for me. 

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Re: Special Snowflake Stories
« Reply #18667 on: December 31, 2012, 12:19:17 PM »
Jen has received an email from Redbook and is satisfied with the response. See her post. I hope they do the same thing for each of the Pinners who had their ideas stolen.

And somewhere, some Redbook writer is getting read the royal riot act for setting off this firestorm.  >:D

The link doesn't seem to work for me.

Sorry, mistake in the coding. I've fixed it now.

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Re: Special Snowflake Stories
« Reply #18668 on: December 31, 2012, 12:53:36 PM »
Jen has received an email from Redbook and is satisfied with the response. See her post. I hope they do the same thing for each of the Pinners who had their ideas stolen.

And somewhere, some Redbook writer is getting read the royal riot act for setting off this firestorm.  >:D

The link doesn't seem to work for me.

Sorry, mistake in the coding. I've fixed it now.

Thanks.  She seems exceptionally gracious!!

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Re: Special Snowflake Stories
« Reply #18669 on: December 31, 2012, 12:57:19 PM »
Quote from: Jen, my new hero

For the record, the only thing I ever wanted from Redbook was recognition for my work and images, so I'll be asking Ms. Rollins to donate any compensation they wish to offer to my Give Kids The World campaign.


That part brought tears to my eyes. How lovely!

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Re: Special Snowflake Stories
« Reply #18670 on: December 31, 2012, 01:22:04 PM »
Shame on Redbook.   >:(


Her original tutorial has been posted for a couple of years now.  I think she updated it to include regular shoes later though

The original is dated April 2011, so quite a while ago.

Oh, and The Bloggess has now tweeted about the situation. It's all over now for the Redbook editors. Do not want to be them right now.

Oh goody! I'm hoping this goes the same way as Judith Griggs and her "Cooks Source" debacle: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Judith_Griggs

It's really entertaining to go read Redbook's FB page now. Every single post and comment is about the Great Flip-Flop Debacle. They finally had to comment:

"Redbook Magazine Thank you, everyone, for bringing this to our attention. We did run a version of Jen Yates' idea in our story without crediting her — it was an unfortunate oversight on our part. We promise you that the mistake wasn't intentional, and we deeply regret it. We’ll make it right by crediting Jen online, as well as in a future issue, and compensating her, as we do all our contributors. We agree with all of you that it is essential to give credit where credit is due."

Don't you have to contribute something to be a contributor?  That's like calling a robbery victim a donor.

It's all about branding, Traska. "Contributor" sounds much nicer than "we nicked her work and tried to get away with it."

The insult to the injury is that Redbook is the only print publication to give Jen's CakeWrecks books negative reviews. 

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Re: Special Snowflake Stories
« Reply #18671 on: December 31, 2012, 01:35:17 PM »
Shame on Redbook.   >:(


Her original tutorial has been posted for a couple of years now.  I think she updated it to include regular shoes later though

The original is dated April 2011, so quite a while ago.

Oh, and The Bloggess has now tweeted about the situation. It's all over now for the Redbook editors. Do not want to be them right now.

Oh goody! I'm hoping this goes the same way as Judith Griggs and her "Cooks Source" debacle: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Judith_Griggs

It's really entertaining to go read Redbook's FB page now. Every single post and comment is about the Great Flip-Flop Debacle. They finally had to comment:

I think because the whole thing's gone viral.

http://consumerist.com/2012/12/31/redbook-ticks-off-internet-after-allegedly-copying-bloggers-idea/

It is too big for them to ignore now. They are going to be doing damage control for quite a while over this.
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Re: Special Snowflake Stories
« Reply #18672 on: December 31, 2012, 01:39:15 PM »
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Re: Special Snowflake Stories
« Reply #18673 on: December 31, 2012, 01:40:00 PM »
Shame on Redbook.   >:(


Her original tutorial has been posted for a couple of years now.  I think she updated it to include regular shoes later though

The original is dated April 2011, so quite a while ago.

Oh, and The Bloggess has now tweeted about the situation. It's all over now for the Redbook editors. Do not want to be them right now.

Oh goody! I'm hoping this goes the same way as Judith Griggs and her "Cooks Source" debacle: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Judith_Griggs

It's really entertaining to go read Redbook's FB page now. Every single post and comment is about the Great Flip-Flop Debacle. They finally had to comment:

I think because the whole thing's gone viral.

http://consumerist.com/2012/12/31/redbook-ticks-off-internet-after-allegedly-copying-bloggers-idea/

It is too big for them to ignore now. They are going to be doing damage control for quite a while over this.

I posted it on Regretsy's Facebook page, too, but I'm glad that Redbook responded quickly instead of pretending like their theft was OK.

I know a blogger who went through a similar situation with Martha Stewart Living. Her idea was posted many many months before MSL published their idea, so it was not an issue of two people coming up with the same idea at the same time. She contacted them about it and got credit on their website and I think in the next issue, but nothing even close to an apology IIRC.

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Re: Special Snowflake Stories
« Reply #18674 on: January 01, 2013, 12:46:59 AM »
The other day I was out shopping with a friend, her mother, and friend's little sister. I quickly found out that family sticks together in the same stores and won't leave until everyone's ready. When I mentioned I wanted to split off and  look at a window display further in the mall this idea was quickly shut down. Friend's Mother said "Oh no, it's okay, we're almost done here," etc., so I stuck with them until it was deemed "my turn" to pick a store. I made a beeline down the hall to Store and walked in. I made it at least 15 feet inside before I realized that no one was behind me. My friend, her mother, and the little sister were all standing outside staring in at me, and the mother was grasping the girl's hand while she asked to go in, saying things like "But Mom, you never let me go in there, can't we just go look?" to which the mother loudly snapped, "No, you're not going in there, everything's too expensive, you're out of your mind if you think it's okay to pay that much for clothes."

The mother kept berating her daughter for wanting to go inside and the three of them stood there (in the middle of the hall, people had to walk around them) and stared at me while I went inside to look around. I got the sense that my friend's glaring mother blamed me for wanting to go inside/her daughter wanting to go in. I felt so uncomfortable that I quickly walked out without buying anything.