uritziel wrote:I was simply answering the question of why this design hadn't been rejected. Obviously, the real answer was that the powers-that-be are slow ;).
Though I must observe that Woot could get sued over almost every shirt they print. Obvious fair use is (unfortunately) not a defense from litigation. And in this case, the rejection reason appears to be redundancy rather than infringement.
Don't be literal here. I can speak for MANY of us when saying that a designer must be able to read between the lines and seriously consider the advice from others. Many great artist have left this site is a huff due to the pendulum of the moods of the mods.
The Woot Mods were once a mighty race of beings, who once smoted even the lowliest of vote attractors. If any rule was broken or not followed the ban hammer would come down with a mighty roar.
Now, the Woot Mods of old are a more gentle race. They only curse the existence of the few that dare reach the heavens without paying heed to the signs and divinations of the see-ers.
Sinners that keep their feats low and do not seek the heavens do not attract their wrath. For if the sins only affect the mortals, what business is it of the Mods to smite? Especially if reverence to their mightiness observed?
Bottom line, woot does not examine the validity of each piece, only pieces as the approach the fog. They do not want to alienate the average participant... and potential purchaser.