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Re: Special Snowflake Stories
« Reply #18660 on: December 31, 2012, 10:58:53 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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« Reply #18661 on: December 31, 2012, 11:13:57 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

The link doesn't seem to work for me. 

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Re: Special Snowflake Stories
« Reply #18662 on: December 31, 2012, 11:19:17 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

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 #18663 on: December 31, 2012, 11:53:36 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

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 #18664 on: December 31, 2012, 11:57:19 AM »
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 #18665 on: December 31, 2012, 12:22:04 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 #18666 on: December 31, 2012, 12:35:17 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 #18667 on: December 31, 2012, 12:39:15 PM »
Extremely entitled customer on Customers Suck. (minor language warning).

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« Reply #18668 on: December 31, 2012, 12:40:00 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 #18669 on: December 31, 2012, 11:46:59 PM »
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.

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Re: Special Snowflake Stories
« Reply #18670 on: January 01, 2013, 03:37:15 AM »
Oh wow that's nuts! I'm guessing you won't be joining them on another shopping trip ever again.
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Re: Special Snowflake Stories
« Reply #18671 on: January 01, 2013, 01:25:44 PM »
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.

That was pretty PA of her. I don't think I'd want to join them again.
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Re: Special Snowflake Stories
« Reply #18672 on: January 01, 2013, 01:44:02 PM »
This friend's mother is odd on occasion. She acts normal most of the time but she has certain things that she tends to have a different opinion/way of doing things from the norm. This just happened to be one of them, I guess. I definitely won't be joining them again on a shopping trip though!

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« Reply #18673 on: January 01, 2013, 04:52:42 PM »
That is so sad- one of my great pleasures used to be going to the local elite shopping district, and going through the stores looking at all the things I'd buy if I had married a millionaire.  ::) Fancy jewelry I have no place to wear, and art glass (which would never survive the felines!) were tops on the list. I'd imagine taking it home to my beautiful mansion with me, where I'd put it, etc. Strangely enough, this was at a time where I was prone to impulsive buys when shopping in the store I could afford- if I went to JCP I ended up with something I didn't really need because I felt too deprived if I came home without something. But shopping for $400 art glass...somehow, the imagining that I was taking it home solved the deprivation feelings better than a $20 shirt.

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« Reply #18674 on: January 01, 2013, 08:31:47 PM »
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!!!

When my mother came down for DD#1's graduation from high school, we were driving up a 2 lane highway, with a center passing and turning lane for a short portion of it.  This was a road that a LOT of the big rigs that service farms use - these are large vehicles, and many of them are fully loaded when using this road, so stopping quickly is NOT going to happen.  Mom and I were coming up on the passing and turn lane, and somebody from the housing complex swung out into the lane, and stopped, waiting for us and the farm trucks to pass by so they could enter the driving lane.  Mom comes to a screeching halt IN the DRIVING lane, thinking that the car in the turn lane is in front of us, instead of one lane left of us.  I tell her that the car is next to, not in front of us, AND there are big rigs bearing down behind us and we're going to be hamburger very soon if she doesn't motivate asap!  I got her to get moving again just as the truck behind us started honking and using his brakes, and we got out of there.  I nearly wet my pants...  Mom really did not believe me that the other car was next to us, even as she passed him still sitting there. 

That was the last time any of us got in the car with her driving.  I told the girls they weren't allowed any more, I told Mom that none of us would be riding with her anymore, and I wrote a letter to the DMV describing our close call.  DMV didn't do anything about it.  I finally got Mom's car away from her after her 2nd hip replacement, when dementia had become obvious and was confirmed by the doctor in a letter I took to the DMV.  It was nearly 5 years after that first close call.  In that time, she totaled the car she had, and had no clue how the accident had happened.  She had her license suspended until she took 2 classes mandated by the DMV, and got another car, which she had a few more accidents in, and again did not know how they had happened.  She got lost while traveling to our house for Christmas, and couldn't tell me how she got lost, and didn't have a good reason for not leaving hours earlier so she'd get to our place before dark.  It was a long and frustrating period that I spent wondering if she was going to get into an accident that hurt somebody.
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