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RP Theft Alert: Heroes of Humanity

luciferandphilosophy:

Other than stealing your theme and color scheme, most of this is bullshit. The idea was unoriginal. Heroes save a city? Woooooo been done a million times. You can’t steal an idea literally everyone has had.

Good job reading the post. That’s not what we’re concerned with. We’re not the first to make a DCU or super hero rp. Hell I’VE made a super hero rp before STC. That’s not the issue. The issue is that they literally took the format of our RP and made a carbon copy, made it Marvel verse instead of DCverse and called it original. AND the fact that these are people who were mods at our RPs and members and at one point called us friends. And have since denied that they even looked at our rules despite the fact that they are barely rephrased from ours in the same order. 

FFS, I don’t remember what order our rules are formatted. You didn’t do that from memory. You copied. 

If you don’t see what’s shitty about that, well, you’re probably a shitty person.

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Picjumbo / New Old Stock / Refe / Unsplash / Gratisography

I get quite a few questions about where I find my stock images that are used in live previews so here’s a list of my favourite (all can be found on the resources page). Most of these are free to use on personal and commercial projects but double check the licenses before use.

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Trivia:

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RP Theft Altert: Heroes of Humanity

heroicfictions:

It is saddening that I have to make another post like this, but its been brought to my attention that the RP Heroes of Humanity consisting of several of our former members and some old mods have stolen a large amount of creative property from Save This City and our previous RP, Into Each Generation. And we aren’t the only ones who have noticed. Here is an ask that was sent days before any of us found the RP.

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Each mod of this RP is one of our previous members. Some members are our old mods. These were mods who were recent additions to the team when our structures had been in place for some time, not mods who brought those ideas to our games. I believe this is an important thing to distinguish.

Just a small number of things they have stolen are:

  • Similar themes and color scheme and both comic themed RPs
  • Similar rules format and near identical wording in places, all in the same order
  • Use of “seasons” for telling plots
  • Plots of the Week
  • Previouslys
  • Our etiquette guide
  • Our locations format
  • Online interactions with person to person interactions only allowed to take place in chatzy or para.
  • Costumed/Masked PMs to differentiate personas
  • An OOC quotes tag on the main.
  • Para mashups
  • In character questionnaire challenges
  • Same character bio format and use of both tags and singular character pages for preferences (most rps use one of the other)
  • Same relationships, triggers page and follow page formats (all the same categorization and formatting)


Some of these are minor things and some far larger but the fact all these things exist in the same RP and our statcounter shows them having been stalking our page (which we will not post screenshots of for privacy reasons) indicates they have almost identically copied our whole structure and mode of operation. A lot of this is very unique to our games, which have been around for over two and a half years now. Some RPs do one or two of these things, but no other RP does them all, in the exact same way. We will always say that we don’t mind the occasional idea being used for inspiration here and there and have given previous games and mods permission to implement some of our ideas in the past. A problem arises when someone copies almost our whole game identically.

We also have reason to believe the members of this RP have been spreading discord, attacking our mods in their OOC chat and spreading rumors that have disrupted the course of our game and begun to create an unsafe environment for our players. This is not acceptable. I urge anyone who is considering joining this game to think twice before doing so. I have included screenshots below as evidence. Please reblog and get word out.

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PLOT THEFT: PRETERISLANDRP

kstewrpc:

A few years ago, I was part of a lovely rp you might remember as elysiumisland. Their main plot was about an island that was considered paradise. It was a safe haven for mutants that were seeking safety from the mutants on the Mainland. Another large part of their plot was the divide between the “good” and the “corrupt” mutants. The Good half believed that humans were equal and strives to bridge the gap between mutants and humans to reach peace. The Corrupt half however considered themselves superior to humans and wanted to displace them from power.

Now today I found an RP with a very similar plot. Their plot is about a mutant island that is a sanctuary to mutants with a divide between Peaceful and Righteous mutants, much like the plot of Elysium. And as if that wasn’t fishy enough, I noticed that it was run by one of Elysium’s old members. 

I’ve messaged them and they’ve refused to respond so I’ve decided to go public with this information.

preterislandrp is a ripoff of elysiumisland. They may not have taken the work word for word, but they did steal the bare bones of another RP and are trying to call it their own. They have slightly reworded almost everything they have and it’s an insult to the original RP and Admins. One of the admins [ cecaelias ] copyrighted the content of the original RP before it closed and is looking into taking legal action if the RP is not taken down.

Please reblog this to spread the word. Please do not join preterisland, an RP that has stolen someone else’s plot and ideas.

Thank you.

Please stop trying to rationalize your plagiarism

"Most rps are run pretty similarly."

"There’s only one way to do this."

"But you’re not using it."

I kid you not these are all real live statements I’ve gotten from people when my rp resources have been blatantly stolen. Somehow they think these statements make what they did alright. NO. NO IT DOESN’T.  

It’s sad to say that I’ve had my rp resources stolen before. More than once. Hell I had graphics stolen from an rp I DIDN’T EVEN GET TO LAUNCH YET. That one was truly special. The worst part of every single time this happened was that, upon approaching the swiper, they were convinced that they were in the right. And how DARE I accuse them of swiping. They changed it a little bit. Right here.

No. They were wrong. And let’s analyze just how wrong each of those statements were.

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RP Theft Altert: Heroes of Humanity

heroicfictions:

It is saddening that I have to make another post like this, but its been brought to my attention that the RP Heroes of Humanity consisting of several of our former members and some old mods have stolen a large amount of creative property from Save This City and our previous RP, Into Each Generation. Each mod of this RP is one of our previous members. Some members are our old mods. These were mods who were recent additions to the team when our structures had been in place for some time, not mods who brought those ideas to our games. I believe this is an important thing to distinguish.

Just a small number of things they have stolen are:

  • Similar themes and color scheme and both comic themed RPs
  • Similar rules format and near identical wording in places
  • Use of “seasons” for telling plots
  • Plots of the Week
  • Previouslys
  • Our etiquette guide
  • Our locations format
  • Costumed/Masked PMs to differentiate personas
  • Same character bio format and use of both tags and singular character pages for preferences (most rps use one of the other)
  • Same relationships and triggers page


Some of these are minor things and some far larger but the fact all these things exist in the same RP and our statcounter shows them having been stalking our page (which we will not post screenshots of for privacy reasons) indicates they have almost identically copied our whole structure and mode of operation. A lot of this is very unique to our games, which have been around for over two and a half years now. We will always say that we don’t mind the occasional idea being used for inspiration here and there and have given previous games and mods permission to implement some of our ideas in the past. A problem arises when someone copies almost our whole game identically.

We also have reason to believe the members of this RP have been spreading discord, attacking our mods in their OOC chat and spreading rumors that have disrupted the course of our game and begun to create an unsafe environment for our players. This is not acceptable. I urge anyone who is considering joining this game to think twice before doing so. I have included screenshots below as evidence. Please reblog and get word out.

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mollywobbles867:

coldalbion:

READ TO THE BOTTOM FOLKS.

supernatural-who-lock:

youarenotaneggplant:

radbluecinderblock:

korrslight:

missmetaldetecter:

your-secret-senpai:

Just a reminder here; they are grabbing IP adresses.
This means they can find out where you live, or easily bypass any security on your computer or device and hack you.

Please, be safe. Pass this on so others know they may intend to do something with the IPs and be careful, if you think you’re being too careful, you’re not.

It’s not too far off to say your best safety measure is even to even leave tumblr/go on hiatus until this is done with.

(Blacked out most of the IP for security reasons.)

THEY ARE TAKING NAMES. THEY ARE TRYING TO GET YOUR IPS.

DONT DISMISS THIS SO QUICKLY. THEY ARE ACTIVELY ATTACKING US!!

Aren’t there supposed to moderators on 4chan or something? Either way, this is really starting to worry me.

Real talk here for a second. I work in computing professionally and it bothers me when I see these posts upsetting people, so I’d like to talk about it.

The majority of Tumblr users will have what is known as a ‘dynamic IP’, something given to them by the provider of their internet service. This is true regardless of where you are in the world. This will allow someone who has your IP address to use geolocation to find your internet service provider, but does NOT reveal your physical address or personal details. If you happen to live in the same city as your ISP and someone says “hey you live in such-and-such” and it is correct, it does NOT mean they know your actual address!

Some people make the conscious choice to have a ‘dedicated IP’, which is specifically assigned to you. This will NOT reveal your physical address or personal details either - these details are safeguarded by your internet service provider. If you do not know whether or not you have one, you probably do not. Ask the person responsible for your internet service at home or contact your internet service provider for more information about this if you’re concerned.

If you have a dedicated address (and for a limited time, it may be possible to use a dynamic address, but these change frequently), this can IN A VERY LIMITED SENSE be used to remotely probe the network you are connected to. A sophisticated and dedicated attacker MAY discover a way in but will then need to additionally find a way of accessing your computer - and your run-of-the-mill hacker is HIGHLY UNLIKELY to have the skills, software, time and dedication to do this on completely random people with little chance of securing anything of financial gain.

Let me re-iterate, someone having your IP address does NOT mean you have been compromised in some fundamental way and does NOT pose an immediate threat to you. It does in no way make it EASY for people to gain access to your computer, much less gain control of it or access any of your details stored on it.

This post is correct in advising caution, but know the facts before you decide to leave Tumblr, go on hiatus or make other decisions. Many websites on the internet are capable of collecting the IP address of their visitors for statistical purposes and it’s possible that is how these are being harvested - if they know your IP address, it does not automatically mean you are under threat.

I don’t have many followers, but I encourage who I do have to reblog this. I am also happy to take asks, anon or otherwise, to provide further information.

tumblr user youarenotaneggplant helping educate and calm the tumblr community one post at a time

Reblogging because I hate it when people are afraid based on false information.

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