Inspired by a post in Bones' journal and comments I have seen elsewhere on this site.
I want to begin with applause for all the VR members who have decided to remove copyrighted images they don't have permission to use from their profiles. You are showing leadership and help make VR a unique place which cares about standards.
I have heard "there aren't any rules" regarding the placement of copyrighted images on accounts. I thought I'd take this opportunity to clear that up a little. The rule, "Do not steal work that you do not have permission to use." is inherent in your role as a law-abiding citizen. It doesn't end at VR.
VR expects that you will conduct yourself lawfully, but does not pro-actively pursue proving copyright claims. That would be exhaustive. Instead, we cover the process for helping rightful owners recover their work from VR users who do not have permission to use it.
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Thanks for clearing that up
Oh,I didnt even know anyhting about this,I will certainly check into what Im using and act accordingly..thank you for posting it in your journal
it does ;)
friend: I wasn't thinking that!! sheesh
Joli: you SO were
friend: I was not!
friend: wasn't. totally wasn't.
Joli: I don't even know what you mean...that's how much you WERE!
friend: moving on
Joli: please note that I won that round
friend: please note, you also make assumptions.
Joli: no assumptions
Joli: I added the score
Joli: My win
Joli: simple math with females
friend: (here, he posts an emoticon which is shaking its head, not to be swayed)
Joli: (I post an emoticon that's batting its eyelashes)
friend: not fair
friend: you have pretty girl eyes
Joli: that's not fair? I was looking for a smiley with a low-cut blouse.
Joli: i neeeeeed something. u my PhotoShop whore, bb
Ockham: i spread my mouse legs for u
I feel so dirty, and used. Like my value as a person has been denigrated, diluted. I am more than just a charming, sexy genius with a minor talent for photoshop! It's not my fault I look like this, stop judging me! I have feelings too!
Hurray! Hurray! Hurray!
Also, you don't pay me, so that probably makes me more of a slut than a whore :( What have I become?!
I win! LOOK AT WHAT YOU HAVE BECOME!
Congratulations, Silverbow! Welcome to the team :)
You rated me. Cool. Wow, a real comment. I'm amazed. I don't speak for everyone, but I don't even see stamps anymore. You may actually have a good one, too. You may have put time and effort into it. I am blind to your efforts. Too many people do it now. It's just not special.
So what do I look for? Words. Oh, but that's no safe route. Many genuine-looking comments are copy/paste clones that are generated by stamp-minded people. So, the only rates I ever value are the ones where someone has commented a little on something specific they saw on my profile.
Now, every now and then, I get the jaw-droppers. Most screw-ups aren't worthy of taking a second look at, but this next one still tickles me.
According to Websters:
Furores: a very angry or excited reaction by people to something
Too bad your profile can't come equipped with pepper spray :P
THAT is a wonderful idea! I believe I am going to ask Cancer for that in the next PM update...meanwhile, maybe I can get a little tweak. Thank you, Morri; you always know the best ideas for making VR a better place.
Looks perfect lol
Yes, it does very much.
hell yeah, that's what I'm talking about!
*takes your Mountain Dew*
Thems fightin words, Thoth.
I see Scrabble. I also see that you haven't moved on our board. :(
Very nice indeed!
Ahhh... that looks wonderful.
A Toshiba Satellite series? Hmmm...
Did you ever find your adirondack chairs?
Only you, Ockham...only you would focus on the Scrabble game! OK, I'm gonna move now on our game and you better look out!
No, Birra...see where the two chairs are back in the garden? Across from the bench? That's where I want to put them. I received the patio table and chairs as a gift, and while it isn't exactly what I wanted (teak,) the sentiment behind the gift outweighs ANY disappointment. God, I love the umbrella! I sit out here a little while every day...nice to be able to even bring VR to the backyard! Beats the hell out of being cooped inside.
My grass really needs mowing. I'm busy not noticing.
I'll mow the grass!!!!
:Starts pondering something for your garden.:
Looks like so much fun to me, I want to do the same now!
Barefoot in a skirt and snapping pictures in the gorgeously overcast day before the storm hit.
The lillies had just opened yesterday.
These purple flowers will cover my sage after a good rain.
I'm going to post a few more images in my portfolio.
Stunning, don't you just love the lighting you get before the storm?
It was amazing.
What beautiful images to start my day with....thanks for sharing x
A stunning lily! Macro setting on the little purple flower?
Lightly overcast days seem to provide that diffused light so vital to good macro shots. Yet it didn't flatten the lily. Excellent use of the light.
They really are beautiful ... bet they smell nice too .. jazzy. lol
Oh since I'm here I will advertise the fact that I too have updated both my portfolios .. the pics on Lifebloods are almost too similar ... lol
And of course you show the one with the bridge collapsed! pffft...NEVER, I will never live in a place with a bridge like that. *takes a valium after looking at the pictures*
I can only deduct that you must be afraid of us since your pulling out all the stops to show us how scary New Orleans is.
Nah, I just think Seven is cute when she's all curled up in the fetal position chanting "looonnng scary bridge...looonng scary bridge..."
... Do I have to drive over those to get into the city coming from Texas?!
I'm proud of you for being the man you are. I see the hard work and sacrifice you put into the life you lead. I don't know that people here realize that the work you donate here follows a full time job, your own responsibilities, and volunteer hours you give selflessly to charity. You are a busy man who still makes time to help others. You maintain a sense of humor in almost everything you do (though you do talk kinda funny.) You have made me laugh for hours on end, and inspired me in ways that have made my eyes sting.
I'm honored to know you.
Also, thanks for teaching me how to make a proper cup of tea. =)
I used to make her laugh like that. So I finally stopped sending her pictures. :)
Proper cup of tea? Sounds interesting. Maybe I would drink tea more if I knew how to make it properly...
I spoke to Sevenn and Meeper on the phone just now and they are SO wonderful! We have a lot in common with our jobs and what we are passionate about. It's so great to take that step from text to the phone where you can hear inflection. Sevenn was warning me off before she called and I told her, "I want to hear you laugh, swear and have inflection!" I warned her that I have a filthy mouth for a Christian.
But as a matter of public record, let it be known that she swore first! We kept saying good bye and then finding that one more thing to talk about.
Meeper has a sweet voice and was confuzzled at my lack of southern accent. Take THAT 100% Dixie Quiz!
Kind, a literary genius, almost no southern accent (a definite plus), intelligent, talented and she's a hottie too!
How unfair is it that some get so much while the rest of us share so little?
You sound kind of Australian, are you sure you're not Australian? Or Canadian. You might be a Canuckystralian.
Damn I don't think I got to hear you curse. It was nice hearing your voice though :)
Ockham, I curse you to the pits of eternal kitteh stink for your suggestion that I am Canadian. Didn't you see that General Lee is my grandfather?! As to the allegation that I'm Australian...don't make me put YOU on the barby, you Fargo talkin' yankee "Yah you betcha" meanie.
Oh fine! Leave me out of it...
Next time you want to hear my accent, there's going to be a price.
Well, Stabb...if you don't want to be left out, take your own Dixie test, you British "I cahn't play anythin' attoll" Scrabble talking bingo-hogging meanie. I bet you aren't General Lee's grandchild!
You're all mad aboot my suggestion that you might have a touch of the Canuckistan in your accent, eh? I'm sorry, eh? I'll buy you a toonie worth of beer to make up for it, eh?
It's a rare day that I take a quiz, but I couldn't stand it any longer...all you people taking the "Are you a Yankee or a Rebel" test. I pretty much figured I'd get a strong Rebel score, but I don't really have a strong southern accent and I answered the questions totally honestly, thinking several would certainly count against me, like I pronounce "aunt" like "ant" and the road beside the highway is a "service road."
I expected about 60% Dixie. I freaking got 100% Dixie "Is General Lee your grandfather ?"
You've got to be kidding.
And I'd always thought you'd have a strong Louisianian accent.
You have a cute accent!
I didn't think either one of us had an accent... and we both got the same result :P
No matter how you cut it.....Louisiana is SOUTH. :)
Good to know DIXIE has some AWESOME G.R.I.T.S.
Yea I'm so glad I'm not alone *even if I do talk funny*
*Does the Dark Vader breathing* Welcome to the dark side of taking a quiz.
I love y'all :)
Morri has a post about spam mail. One promises enhancement for the ol' wandalier. It got me thinking...where are all the promises for the lil cunni? Don't we want enhancement offers, too? It seems a missed opportunity for spam. Perhaps they think the woman isn't as focused on her Devil's Triangle. Well...here's your opportunity. What would be good spammable products to market to people concerning lil miss muffet?
Well some of us females don't have to worry about someone mistaking our honeypots for airplane hangers.
Can your boyfriend hear the echo?
Do you often encounter unpleasant squishing/phumping/farting noises during boom boom?
Do you hear mysterious hollow wind howl noise while sunbathing nude?
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I was *going* to say something horrible, but after Morrigan's comment, I just don't think I can do it. The show here has been stolen.
*dies from laughter, pointing at Otter comment*
Sort of like throwing a hotdog down a hallway.
Holey Schnikey, BatBizzle! That wiffle ball bat disappeared! You should try new Pink Shrink! It'll reduce that airplane hangar to a 14 year old virgin status! (Results not typical.)
Ok, now whatever you think of this ad... I have your attention, don't I?
:sniffles: I want my garden back.
Ok so now I am going to enjoy your garden untill I can get my new one going.
Magical. I am waiting to see if I can spot a fairy. :)
Gorgeous... simply gorgeous. Poetry without words... well done!
Looks like Meatball is enjoying the coolness of the new doo!
WOW the last picture knocked me on my ass...Wow...wow...
Beautiful pictures of a place that looks amazing! I'd love to relax in a spot like this.
Man to Nature: I can simulate your real flowers in wax.
Nature to Man: I can simulate your wax flowers in reality.
Didn't I see those decorating a cake somewhere? Beautiful, but they don't look real.
I get a C? WTF!
50% and you're still giving me a C? You're much nicer than my teachers ever were!
I got a "C" too. :)
I got a B!
I guess I really should have studied.
Who is John J?
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