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Thoughts on Copycats (Biters)

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If we were worried about "copy cats" or "biters" then we wouldn't have tutorials. :P

 

The problems arise with crews (hence why we are opposed), because they don't want to share because that would help the opponents.

 

Sharing is caring people.

 

"The more you know..."

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The term collective unconscious comes to mind... there are some bits of technique that are so inherent in an art form once it has started growing that it's not always possible to give every ounce of credit due.

 

In my opinion, you credit your most significant teachers, and theirs, so that others can track the history if they so desire. If you are so dedicated as to remember the history of every single bit of movement you do, hats off to you.

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i think its ignorant for anyone to get mad for using moves because thats how people progress in this art form, Its not like u can just see the move and be like, "ok i'm gonna use that" you have to first actually go through the process to learn it...so if u have the skill to do the move then obviously you have earned your stripes and should deserve to use it.....as long as your not copying a routine move for move like some others said.

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flattery is the highest compliment.

 

So... I disagree with that haha people can tell when it's honest praise or shallow flattery. Be Honest in your praise and lavish in your approbation. I would recommend you read the book called How to wins friends and influence people by dale carnegie. It could probably help everyone that has posted something on this topic.

 

As for this topic which is way old, but a good one, if someone copies what you do move for move I wouldn't be too upset really. I would more critique them and say hey I see you are trying so and so move try and smooth it out by doing this and that. If they are copying you move for move that would mean more hey, you have a better idea then me I'm going to try that. Then hopefully with a little help from the person they are "copying" they can expound on it. I'm sure everything I just said has already been said by someone else but that's what I think.

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As a new face to GS.C hopefully I'm a bit neutral to the whole copycat idea. My question is though, what's the problem with move copying? As so many people spam new member introductions with messages like "Go to the Glowsticking Culture Page or I'll kill your mother with a broken lawnchair" (slightly overexaggerated?), it explicitly states that the purpose of glowstringing and this site as a whole is for Peace, Love, Unity, and Respect. PLUR. Unity, as one entity we cannot possibly "steal" moves from our own. Do I know the history of moves? no, not really. I believe syphonkiller came up with the wristroll because of the awesome tut I learned it from. But I don't automatically assume every move was created by the performers. In fact I even tell friends about these other performers I see on youtube with moves I see as unique, and when I use them I do say I didn't come up with them.

 

If you have a move that is extremely awesome that you created, flaunt it. If someone can do it better than you, give them a hug. They took the time obviously to spend hours of their life watching and mimicing you in order to do so. And you can be proud. For immitation is the greatest form of flattery.

 

Yaaqob and SwitchOne were exactly right in saying both: "Sharing is Caring", and "its how people progress in this artform". You two win. Everyone else, keep an open mind.

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RoadofLight, in my opinion it's not so much the copying of a move that is bad, but rather copying and claiming you invented it, or completely copying a routine that is wrong. Sure enough, copying moves can't be wrong, how else could we all be doing weaves, butterflies, and in general, wraps. However, if a video shows up where someone completely copies a vid of any given person, than that would in my mind be definable as 'stealing' for lack of a better word.

 

Cheers

 

 

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However, if a video shows up where someone completely copies a vid of any given person, than that would in my mind be definable as 'stealing' for lack of a better word.

 

Cheers

The way I see "Stealing" is just being too lazy to think or contribute a move/style of theyre own.Otherwise,its a re-run.

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I absolutly LOVED reading this! OLD but GOLD. A must read for anyone in ANY art form. I can say I learned fast because I had great instruction by great spinners but that labeled me as a "biter" in my own head. After reading this though I feel I have a better understanding of what Im becoming and that makes me feel better!

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