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I was looking for some icons to use on a project and found a site called VistaIcons.com. I was interested in a set called Niome Icon Pack. They are beautifully done, but one thing took be aback. The calendar icon was displaying the date September 11th. I found this to be in very poor taste and have sent the website an email letting them know my disappointment and asking them to take the icon pack down. If you can take a few minutes out of your day, I ask you to do the same. The email address is: contact@vistaicons.com.

**** Update ****

I received an email reply from VistaIcons.com saying:

If you're joking, it's a bad joke ;-)

Regards,
VistaIcons.com team
http://www.vistaicons.com

I'm not really sure what that means. I don't know if it means they agree with me and will contact the author, or they think I'm making this up. But when I checked this morning, the icon pack was still available for download.

Also, I found the actual author of the icons. He is on deviantArt and uses the handle Bobbyperux. I've left a comment on his Niome Extras icon pack page letting him know of my offense. We'll see if anything happens.

**** Update 2 ****

Bobby explained:

September the 11th is the day that we celebrate the "diada". Some kind of 4th of July here in Catalonia

I guess that just go to show that we in America don't own the copyright on 9/11. I'm sorry Bobby for implying that you did this to denigrate the victims of this tragedy. Here is a link to National Day of Catalonia on wikipedia.

Still, maybe a better date would be the standard generic "January 1" that most people use to represent a calendar.

2 comments:

Sketchee.com said on May 21, 2008 at 3:37 PM ...

It's an unfortunate coincidence, I guess. But I don't see why you were so offended. Or why it was assumed that it was meant to be mean-spirited...

 
Donavon West said on May 21, 2008 at 3:59 PM ...

I really took offense at the time. I guess I just over reacted.

 

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