Tuesday, November 07, 2006

life sure is interesting...

so deb IMed me tonight to look at something and as i was looking at her links, it took me to another link that was a manufacturer's DT call - no biggie - i like to read about different DT calls but this one sounded oddly familiar in fact, one would say that it was copied almost exactly from our DT call - like literally word for word except they changed Maya Road to "insert company name here" and a couple of extra flourishes to personalize it.

right now, deb and i can laugh about it but it really BUGS me when people cannot do their own thing. dude, coming up with a DT call is not exactly rocket science.

out of respect for the industry, i won't post who the offending party is. i will say, read our DT call here:

http://www.mayaroad.com/2006MRDesignTeam.htm (which was published like 3 weeks ago)

and if you see something floating around that sounds almost EXACTLY the same - just remember where it came from.

ok, enough negativity, thank you for all the people who entered. we are overwhelmed by all the people who thought enough of us to enter our call!

17 Comments:

At 11/07/2006 11:36:00 PM, Anonymous Greta said...

Well, if you can laugh it off, I guess you can take it as a compliment! They wanted something good, so they took yours! Sad though it came to that! I was hoping to enter the MR DT, but sadly I can't find enough MR around this small town to make my project 50% MR. I'm bummed! I'm going to try one more store tomorrow. Oh well, at least I got my bum motivated to have a fun new project to display! Good luck to all who enter!!

 
At 11/08/2006 12:42:00 AM, Blogger Tammy James said...

LOL
I read that today and thought gee that really sounds like the MR DT call then thought about how great it is that American manufacturers are not looking for big names but nicer 'fits' for their teams.

 
At 11/08/2006 03:25:00 AM, Blogger scrap 67 said...

I had seen it immediately,and thought hey that is Maya Roads DT call. Laugh about it some people have no creativity of their own.
have a nice day Greetje

 
At 11/08/2006 06:24:00 AM, Blogger Sharon said...

Imitation is the sincerest form of flattery. or an extreme case of laziness. ;-)

Or instead of a scraplift, this could be call a DT call-lift?

 
At 11/08/2006 11:27:00 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

LOL I totally seen that and was thinking the exact samething - that sounds like MR dt call. Usually you see people copying stuff word for word, but not usually a manufacturer!! lol what's next hey!! lol

They must look up to MR!!! maybe they are lacking in the confidence department!

 
At 11/08/2006 12:26:00 PM, Blogger MonaS! said...

Ya, I noticed that today too! Consider it flattery Caroline that someone might want to copy you!!! What else are you gonna do?! They are looking for creativity but have none of their own

 
At 11/08/2006 12:53:00 PM, Blogger Anam said...

interesting - weird form of flattery.

 
At 11/08/2006 03:51:00 PM, Blogger Andrea said...

so crazy...it is great to be able to laugh about stuff! have a great day :)

 
At 11/08/2006 03:54:00 PM, Anonymous jody said...

are you serious? well i will just say what all the above have said..

 
At 11/08/2006 03:58:00 PM, Anonymous jody said...

lol..it is similar isnt it...if it is the one i have just read than it is similar,otherwise there is another too...
too funny(well not really but i am sure you get what i mean)

 
At 11/08/2006 04:43:00 PM, Anonymous Rachel Greig said...

I saw that too - and immediately knew they copied MR!

 
At 11/08/2006 05:30:00 PM, Anonymous kelly G said...

I just read that...Very Interesting Indeed! It is not rocket science to figure out your own DT call info.

 
At 11/09/2006 12:08:00 AM, Blogger amber daNeLL said...

when i saw that i was ditsy enough to think that maybe there was like a program or template out there and you just fill in your company's requirements! HA! that just goes to show you how much they copied it word for word. glad to know that you were the original composer though.

 
At 11/09/2006 12:34:00 AM, Anonymous jody said...

QUOTE:when i saw that i was ditsy enough to think that maybe there was like a program or template out there and you just fill in your company's requirements! HA! that just goes to show you how much they copied it word for word. glad to know that you were the original composer though.

lol...im glad i am not the only one i would have done too until i popped 2 and 2 together..lol

 
At 11/09/2006 11:46:00 AM, Anonymous Celeste said...

I read it and thought the same thing - kept reading thinking it was a typo or duplicate call of MR or something.

 
At 11/09/2006 02:15:00 PM, Blogger mel said...

OUCH! It is soooo obvious!!!

 
At 11/10/2006 10:40:00 PM, Blogger Jenn said...

I thought the same thing when I read that call.

 

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