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1 hour ago, Gnollrunner said:

There is no requirement for anyone replicate the worst behavior on the internet.   In general anonymous communication tends to get to get more heated because of it's nature.  I think most people (including myself) have been guilty of bad behavior at times. However it's not something to strive for.

I'm an American but I actually live in Russia and the vast majority of people here treat me well.   There are low lifes in every country. If you want to associate with them and act like them, that's your choice. However I know that most people in Russia interact on a daily basis with a reasonably high level of civility.  In general, you can choose to ignore the few that don't.

And BTW I hope this burning hamsters stuff was simply a bad joke. Because to me that's way cruel.

You must be living in some different Russia. I've summarized my 30 years of experience dealing with Russians in the following story: https://github.com/saniv/text/blob/master/one-life-in-russia-eng.md

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This is staying very off topic from both game development and music creation, consider this a friendly warning that the topic will be closed if it continues to lack relevance.

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On 12/8/2018 at 12:46 PM, jbadams said:

This is staying very off topic from both game development and music creation, consider this a friendly warning that the topic will be closed if it continues to lack relevance.

I'm just warning people, so they double check everything and won't get into troubles. Here are a few recent additions to the OGA list (I contacted them at their IRC channel, but they insta-banned me again):

  - https://opengameart.org/content/tileset-for-tile2map-with-tsx
    Relicensed into Public Domain various non PD tilesets, such Sylveira's CC-BY-SA tileset from  silveiraneto.net/2011/08/20/
  - https://opengameart.org/content/bug-animation
    Bug from Startship Troopers movie.
  - https://opengameart.org/content/animated-san-holo
    Han Solo, a character from Star Wars
  - https://opengameart.org/content/knights-glove-mouse-cursor-0
    World of Warcraft cursor and edits of it.
  - https://opengameart.org/content/hyena
    Paint over a copyrighted photo relicensed ad Public Domain http://www.istockphoto.com/stock-photo-14024734-hyena-showing-tongue.php
    Author responds angrily, for some reason putting comas into wrong places: "the hyena may have rights to this photo, I don't care if you'll remove this draw ,this showing the limits of free licenses. The open source wolrd seem to be an utopy for me. I could argumenting so long but I won't. Time is precious , contributions are precious I don't care about formated minds who dig there grave."
  - https://opengameart.org/content/insectoid-aliens
    Obviously Tyranid characters from Warhammer40k.
  - https://opengameart.org/content/nutpea-pixel-sprites
    Plants-vs-Zombies Peanut character.

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6 hours ago, NikitaSadkov said:

I'm just warning people, so they double check everything and won't get into troubles.

It's good to know that I can't use artwork by amateur artists, most of whom are children, without doing a little research on the legality of the use. Who would'a thought? You may have saved me a pretty penny or two, and for that I say thank you good sir, thank you!

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22 minutes ago, fleabay said:

It's good to know that I can't use artwork by amateur artists, most of whom are children, without doing a little research on the legality of the use. Who would'a thought? You may have saved me a pretty penny or two, and for that I say thank you good sir, thank you!

Not everyone is as savvy as you. And the site claims "you can use any of the art submitted to this site. Just be sure to adhere to the license terms." Earlier OGA also distributed a lot of icons with trollface character, then its author, Carlos Ramirez, sued everyone, taking down many games using it:

https://kotaku.com/the-maker-of-the-trollface-meme-is-counting-his-money-1696228810

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The long and short of it is this - don't steal other people's work and you'll be fine. Closing this thread as it's used up all of it's usefulness. 

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