I'll keep this short and sweet.
Quite a few of you are sending me messages with information and links to stolen patterns and/or translated patterns that give no credit to the designer, in this case to me, and I appreciate that very much. I don't publish those comments because that would just send traffic to the offending sites. But I do report the sites when I can, however, some sites are untouchable due to location or site ownership.
I just wanted you to know that even though I don't reply to you or publish your comment that I appreciate your love and concern.
Thank you so very much, your messages have been received :)
Now to you, pattern translators:
To you who take patterns and photos without permission, stop doing that! I am a reasonable person to deal with. I work hard at making these patterns for all to enjoy, and if one of my patterns gets translated then yahooo, I'll send people to those translations when I can. But I don't feel so happy about it when you steal my pattern, remove my website stamp from my photos and post it on your site with no credit or mention of my website at all. That is called theft and that makes you a thief.
Don't be a thief, there's no need to steal anything. Leave my stamp on my photos and provide a link back to the original pattern you are translating and mention my website. And do this in your introduction and not in microscopic print somewhere at the bottom. That just means you'd rather not mention me and you just want to steal from me. Don't do that either, that's so wrong! Would you like me to come to your site and take all your work, all your photos, remove your name from your photos and post it all here. And somewhere near the bottom in fine print mention your name.. just your name? I don't think that would be nice of me at all, you'd probably be upset about that, right?
In the future when others come here and ask if I have the translation in Spanish, German, Japanese.. or any other language, what would you like me to tell them, just your first and last name? Or should I provide a link to your translation? What do you think would be the best way to send people to you? Think about that.
Provide a visible link back to the original and say where you got the original in your introduction. Use one photo only. That's all I'm asking! Be kind to me as I've been kind to you. Let's make sharing something awesome for both of us and the public.