I stole your Motor-Bike: Confession of a Thief

Discussion in 'General Questions' started by TwoWalks, Nov 4, 2008.

  1. TwoWalks

    TwoWalks Member

    It was not my original intention but it appears that I may have stolen your motorized Bicycle.

    Enthusiasm often over rides Wisdom and perhaps this is the reason I stole from you. I discovered Motored Bicycles and began researching them. The first thing I did was run a search on Google Images and down loaded some pictures of different Motorized Bikes that I really liked, I did this for ideas. There were a few bikes that really inspired me and I used them as Background images on my computer, a different one each day.

    As I learned more and became more enthused to build one of these beauties, I had an idea, create a Squidoo Page about Motorized Bicycles. My intention for the page was to bring more attention to Motorized Bicycles as well as encourage people to come here to the forum to learn more. It was not my intention to Steal from people, but to share what I had discovered, Motorized Bicycles.

    In my enthusiasm, I shared the photo's from my computer that inspired me with the hope it would inspire others also. I did not record where the photo's came from or even who had built them. I should have taken the time to search until I found the creator of these bikes and asked permission, I did not do this. Perhaps I was not thinking or was so caught up in what I was doing that I wanted to get it out there for more people to find. My reasons are not important, what is important is the fact that "I stole some ones property". When notified of their objection, I removed their picture as well as the others.

    My apology for "Stealing Your Motorized Biccle".
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  2. Mountainman

    Mountainman Active Member

    I see no harm -- what so ever -- in what you did

    I have also taken pictures of MBs from this site and others
    and then shared them with friends
    I never thought about where they may send them (forward on)
    many were interested in MBs
    I truly didn't think that any owners of said MBs would care
    just trying to get the word out -- MBs are a blast -- and good looking !!!

    that's why we -- ride those things
  3. fetor56

    fetor56 Guest

    If u don't want your bike to be displayed on the WWW then don't display it in the first place.
  4. butch27

    butch27 Guest

    I see no problem with that.
  5. HI,

    I never even heard of Squidoo before seeing the link to it from here....I think you did a nice job on your page there...despite the possible concerns.

  6. TwoWalks

    TwoWalks Member

    Thanks Andrew, when I get a few minutes I plan to send you a PM.:grin:
  7. Karamil

    Karamil Guest

    I see no problem in what you did.

    IMO stealing is just that... stealing. What you did was nothing more then getting excited about a hobby you enjoy. Its no more stealing then if you were to post car show pictures.

    Don't let one person with their panties in a twist get yours all tangled up as well. No harm was done other then someone's imagined theft of a bike that was never stolen in the first place.
  8. RdKryton

    RdKryton Active Member

    Good of you to step up and tell us what you did. I see no harm in using the pictures but thanks again for being up front about it.

    Last edited: Nov 6, 2008

    POLINGPOWER New Member

    way to go , your a real stand up guy . my hat is off to you
  10. KilroyCD

    KilroyCD Active Member

    Two Walks, I like your enthusiasm for motoredbikes, and that you were forthright about admitting using the photos. If you'd like to use photos of any of my bikes on your page, you are more than welcome to do so. Photos are in the picture gallery section: http://motoredbikes.com/album.php?albumid=26
  11. Alaskavan

    Alaskavan Guest

    Feel free to use pics of my bikes.
  12. BSA

    BSA Guest

    My hat goes of to you sir...