Wednesday, June 18, 2014

We're Sorry

We want to thank everyone who submitted a design for the official Blogville logo contest.  Unfortunately, there was a copyright concern raised with one of the entries.  Because we do NOT want to violate any copyrights we decided to pull the post down.  We feel that just pulling the logo in question would have invalidated the votes that were already cast so the most fair thing would be to just pull the plug on the contest.  We're sorry for those who took the time to prepare and submit an entry.  This copyright issue turned out to be much more complex than we expected and we were in over our heads.  We hope everyone understands and once again are sorry this did not turn out well.

Murphy & Stanley's Mom


scotsmad said...

Yeesh! Copyright for a contest that's only going to be used by Blogville. So sorry you went to so much trouble and again, for those who worked so hard. sometimes things are just UNFAIR.

XXXOOO Bella Roxy & Dui

Ruby said...

Oh noes. So sorry to hear this. Wells, Congrats to everyone who did such great work, I did loves them all! Thank you Doods for all your hard work on this! Legal thingies are such a bugger!
Wells, I still thinks Blogville Rules, and maybe in the future we can figure it out.
Ruby ♥
Pees: Hey Murphy....whatcha up to?? ;)

Idaho PugRanch said...

Oh No! We just got online to look them over to cast our vote. We are so sorry this happened, Unfortunate for all involved.
Mr Bailey, Hazel & Greta

Frankie Furter and Ernie said...

OMD WE are SO very VERY much SORRY to hear this !!! It breaks our HEARTS. We KNOW how much work you did on this and it was SUCH a FABULOUS Idea.
We SINCERELY wish to THANK YOU fur giving this so much THOUGHT and Consideration and TIME and ENERGY.
AND we would like to THANK all those who Submitted entries for THEIR work also.


Madi and Mom said...

Dear Doods
We are so very sorry. You put so much work and thought into this project and what a wonderful idea it was too! Mom and I love all of the designs and commend each and every designer on the logo! Thank you for your time.
Hugs Madi and mom

Yamini MacLean said...

Hari Om
Oh dear. The best laid schemes and all that... never mind eh? Doesn't mean Blogville is being trashed!!!! You doods rock. Hugs and wags, YAM-aunty xxx

Tweedles -- that's me said...

You did a terrific job in rallying blogville ,,, and it was a wonderful idea,,
But we understand,,, so On with the show.
Thank you for caring so much

Millie and Walter said...

That's a bummer. Sorry it didn't work out.

Jeanne Pursell said...

This is so sad! Everyone put forth such effort to come up with a great logo. Well...guess it just wasn't meant to be. Sorry for everyone's hard work!

Jazzi said...

Oh no. How sad that this would happen. I mean it's just a contest and it all got ruined.

sprinkles said...

Oh wow! I'm sorry that this had to happen. I do hope that there will still be some kind of logo one day. It was a really great idea.

Whitley Westie said...

Sorry bout this. It were a really good idea though.

Molly The Wally said...

So sorry to read that. Copyright is such a tricky thing and really better not to take any chances so we agree with your decision. Pity though. Alas better be safe than sorry. We feel for you and all the participants and their hard work.
Best wishes Molly

Anonymous said...

oh no...that's so sad, sometimes the www has some traps... it was such a great idea.

Lassiter Chase and Benjamin said...

I agree with your decision 187% to take down the post because of copyright. Too bad the contest didn't work out -- thanks for all your effort in trying to have the contest though.

Hailey and Zaphod and their Lady said...

Better to be safe then sorry. Copyright rules can be so complicated. We are sorry your contest (which is still a pawsome idea) didn't go the way you had hoped and you had to deal with all of this!

stellaroselong said...

Oh Doods we are so sorry to hear about this, but you were correct in doing it. Copyrights are a very sticky thing and it could have went south quickly. I sure do appreciate all the work you and everyone else did though. We have lots of talent here in Blogville!!
stella rose

Sarge said...

Wow, I'm so sorry this didn't work out and it was a wonderful idea. Thanks so much for your work and time and being so creative. I totally understand.
Grr and Woof,
Sarge, Furiend

Mollie said...

We are so sorry to hear this after all your hard work. We don't know much about copyrights but StellaRose is right. It was a great idea Dood's..Love ya xxoxxxx

Mollie and Alfie

Sweet William The Scot said...

Murphy & Stanley I think that was a very wise thing to do. I am sorry that it happened and I know the person who submitted that logo thought she was legal to use it. But even if you pay for an image somewhere you cannot use it all over Blogville.
That is why I drew my image from scratch.
You dogs had a great idea.
Thanks for being a friend
Sweet William The Scot

Two French Bulldogs said...

Sorry for you too. Copyright? It's only for Blogville. Best to forget the entire thing
Lily & Edward

Coccolino B said...

Eeek copyright is such a tough issue, so sorry to hear this. What a disappointment but you did the right thing.

Doc said...

Oh man. Sorry to hear this. But thanks to everyone that took time to try and make one.