phineus wrote:What about the movement, anthropomorphizing, caffeine molecule, and inclusion of chemical formula underneath? What else is left of the shirt if we ignore those? I never rag on other people's designs but come on, this is almost exactly the same as the shirt ChaosDoctor posted. If this doesn't get kicked for similar shirts than I don't know what does.
Not similar enough - obvious idea out there in the aether. AND that's the problem I tried to bring up pre-derby! I predicted this would happen [although didn't mention RamyB by name]. I have been wearing chem-related shirts since the late '70s and there are very few TOTALLY ORIGINAL ideas left. Either Woot allows some latitude or there really is no derby. Note that only one of the spell things with elements shirts has been rejected - probably because it was too similar, but given the number that are out there, you could reject them ALL for being too similar. If a shirt is an obvious copy -spot on plagarism - then it should be rejected even if it was an obvious idea. But it should be a spot on copy, or, again, no derby.