aerc712 wrote:And the description for that wonderful button you describe is -
"If you spot a derby entry that appears to have been borrowed / creatively acquired / shamelessly stolen from some other source, you can report it to your friendly derby-meisters by going to the offending derby's entry page (by clicking on the design image) and clicking the red "TATTLE ON THIS" button in the upper right corner. When tattling, don't forget to provide specific examples or links to the original work."
I interpreted that as that feature should only be used in the case of reporting an unoriginal work. Am I wrong? Care to enlighten me and say that I grossly misunderstood that paragraph? Teach me wise one, for you apparently have all the answers nickolis.
I think the general purpose for the "Tattle" button is for reporting unoriginal work, since that's the biggest liability to woot. I think people use it to try and argue why they think shirts should be rejected too, though I don't know how successful they are.
With this design, I think woot's probably already evaluated it and determined it meets the derby criteria, simply because there have been at least two, and maybe more, 'waves' of rejections since Friday. The rules for this week's derby are very loose. If it depicts an event before 1970 and it is "famous" enough that is included in wikipedia, it meets the minimum criteria for the derby. Yes, it's not something I would expect my kids to learn in history class, but it is "famous history" for the purposes of this derby.
Personally, I think it is funny, and I voted for it, since my husband is a big Trekkie.