At The World of CD-i, we don’t post news very often, we are more dedicated to complete the database of all CD-i titles ever published.
But when we talk about something, we try to dig at the maximum, even if, when it comes on-line, the information is already known from other places.
To give an example, when we write a review about a title (known or unknown), we try it in all ways possible. We play it with and without a Digital Video Cartridge, with and without a 2 player splitter, in different CD-i player models, we also test the CD-i emulator compatibility, we try to find bugs and we check the memory space used in the NVRAM… and it takes time…
We also take, edit and rework numerous screenshots, scans and now also making our own videos.
You will always see the name of the title’s owner or contributor in our database. If no name is shown, then it is because the title is owned by one of us (team).
Write an articles takes time to confirm facts, to ask permissions to include pictures and documents. Same thing for hardware repairs and development. We don’t just quote other people who have done this work and just add some personal opinions (this is the easy way).
Of course, we publish on this site and so, on the internet. But being on internet do not means it do not have an owner.
The CD-i needs to be shared, but when shared or just quoted, it has to be credited, and not copied then published with previous dates to avoid any credits ( we saw it many times unfortunately).
Talking about quotes, it is important to remember when you quote someone from different parts of a discussion, it can be stay out of context and this is a form of how a fake news can born.
I asked personally to some people to do not quote me (omegalfa) as I am not in search of any kind of fame or glory, and also don’t want to be related with some websites/blogs, but unfortunately, it has not been respected.
We have also seen very often our real names being shown. We use usernames for a reason… please respect that.
That is why, even if known from everyone, we now publicly ask to anyone who copy/paste our text and/or use our pictures, to always add a direct link to www.theworldofcdi.com and to not credit it to a specific person but to The World of CD-i.
All the pictures that are watermarked, must be used as it is, with the watermarks, for the reasons described before.
We do not tolerate any watermark removal or hiding.
IF YOU DISLIKE THE WATERMARKS, JUST DON’T USE THE PICTURES.
And talking about watermarks, we have to be clear about this point:
When we re-opened The World of CD-i website, we was watermark free, but after seeing many times our pictures shared without credits, we decided to add this feature.
Many people also choose us to share pictures of titles, collections and information on our Forum, Facebook Support Group or Twitter, but once again, the credits goes to the person who shared it and do not include the place where it as been shared.
To conclude, at The World of CD-i, we are 7 people, you can know who they are on the contacts page, and even if I use to be the front-man, we work as a TEAM. Each one of us have a specific work here.
When I decided to relaunch the site, I asked to each one of them to join me in this journey. I can’t and will not tolerate a disrespect of there work, which includes many late long nights working on the information you can now read on this site.