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07/24/2007 05:49:04 PM · #1
Users xXxscarletxXx and Alley Cat have been removed from DPC, effective immediately.

Amy (xXxscarletxXx) was suspended several months ago for stealing DPC images, modifying and posting them as if they were her own to other websites without permission or credit. An immediate surge in activity on her sister's account (Alley Cat) (during school hours, with the same camera and processing techniques) led us to strongly suspect that she was using that account to continue participating. Our suspicions have been recently confirmed through evidence discovered via further investigation.

To impersonate another person, and to allow oneself to be impersonated in order to circumvent a properly imposed suspension is a serious breach of the ToS, and both users have been permanently banned from DPC.

The results of the following challenges have been recalculated:

Sea (not land)
Vanishing Point II

We sincerely regret this situation and have posted this note in an attempt to better demonstrate our processes and, at the same time, stem criticism of our actions. This is not a decision we took lightly.

Rob - on behalf of the SC
07/24/2007 05:50:42 PM · #2
Wow! Sad!
07/24/2007 05:51:12 PM · #3
Cracking that whip! Shouldn't have broke the rules.
07/24/2007 05:51:39 PM · #4
The mind boggles. Thanks for your vigilance, SC.

07/24/2007 05:52:48 PM · #5
i knew it!
07/24/2007 05:53:30 PM · #6
Thank you SC for applying the hard rules when needed.
07/24/2007 05:53:40 PM · #7
wow, not good...

not good for the users but good job to the SC.

*edit to be sure Im not missunderstood ;)*

Message edited by author 2007-07-24 18:03:10.
07/24/2007 05:54:12 PM · #8
07/24/2007 05:55:55 PM · #9
o dear. how very sad.
07/24/2007 05:59:34 PM · #10
Thanks again, SC. You put up with a lot of garbage from them, which was exactly what you should have done. And now, you're again doing exactly what you should do, focusing on the right thing: not what they said, but how they violated important rules.

However, could you please DQ someone above me in Sea so I'll again be above the 50th percentile? ;)
07/24/2007 05:59:54 PM · #11
Sucks for them, glad you guys are on your game still.

Great job SC!

07/24/2007 06:01:19 PM · #12
07/24/2007 06:01:36 PM · #13
Thank you SC....I suspected scarlett was using ally's account but didn't say anything. The images were just too similar in processing.
07/24/2007 06:02:24 PM · #14
THANK YOU, Dpc for protecting our images! and rights!
07/24/2007 06:04:43 PM · #15
WOW, i knew there was something wrong, so sad she had to resort to that she was a good photographer.
07/24/2007 06:05:32 PM · #16
Thats a shame, waste of talent. Understandable though.
07/24/2007 06:07:29 PM · #17
good work SC, kudos to all the work you put in and I am sure you investigated everything thoroughly. I would hope in the future, DPC members who are caught stealing images and manipulating them and posting them as their own elsewhere comes with even stiffer penalties and are banned. Just my two cents.
07/24/2007 06:11:27 PM · #18
Bloody Aussies, dont ever trust 'em!
07/24/2007 06:14:16 PM · #19
I had no idea why Amy was banned in the first place ... now that I've read the OP it makes me really sad to know that one of our own was stealing images from the great photographers in this community ...
07/24/2007 06:16:38 PM · #20
WOW.... Stealing images? ... She didn't seem the type to stoop so low.

Hats off to the SC for that.
07/24/2007 06:21:59 PM · #21
Thanks for staying on ya toes, SC. You guys rock.
07/24/2007 06:25:26 PM · #22
What I would like to know, is if the owners of the pics she stole were notified?
07/24/2007 06:26:29 PM · #23
I'm speechless.
07/24/2007 06:27:33 PM · #24
Originally posted by ShutterPug:

What I would like to know, is if the owners of the pics she stole were notified?

The photos, as I recall, were removed very quickly once discovered so some may know, but others may not.
07/24/2007 06:29:18 PM · #25
She deserved this long ago.
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