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Does anybody remember the Darth Balor incident? If you donâ€™t, let me refresh your memory:
Here is the thing. Weâ€™re still getting people who are taking work from other modders and passing it as their own. In fact, weâ€™ve had two in two days and one actually got uploaded and that mod was deleted recently. This is unacceptable. If you think for one moment youâ€™re making a smart move to get praise and glory, I would think again. Youâ€™re looking at a long ban from this site if you do. Basically weâ€™re cracking down and weâ€™re cracking down hard. Ever heard of the slogan, â€œDonâ€™t do the crime if you canâ€™t do the time.â€ Basically if you steal work from other modders, youâ€™re going to do time away from this site. Enough is enough.
Here is something you should know about Emperor Devon, Darth InSidious, and me. Weâ€™ve been around the KOTOR modding community for many, many years. Letâ€™s just say you have three staff members who have been hanging around Holowan Labs long before this site ever existed. Iâ€™ve been around it since 2004. Iâ€™ve seen my share of mods. If you think for one moment that you can upload a mod that has long since vanished and think we have forgotten that it was ever made, think again. Many, many users have paid a hefty price for making such an attempt. Weâ€™re smarter than you think.
Also I would like to remind you that we do not accept mod submissions that arenâ€™t from the original author. If you have a mod that isnâ€™t public anymore and you think it would be a good idea to send it in to us for the community to enjoy; donâ€™t. Itâ€™s not your work to upload here. The best advice is to contact the original author and suggest them to upload it here. I know there are some awesome mods that vanished because PCGM crashed and burned and I would agree that those mods would have a good home here, but that doesnâ€™t give anybody the right to send those in. Though in those cases it isnâ€™t plagiarism (unless you decide to slap your name on the work); please donâ€™t do it. The mod will be deleted so youâ€™re wasting your time trying.
I hope I have made myself clear, though Iâ€™m sure others will still attempt to try it; Iâ€™m just hoping this news item will cut down the number of plagiarism attempts.
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