Fellow Singaporean Vanessa Tan has a nicely designed weblog, totally deserving of being nominated for Best Designed Blog at the Asia Weblog Awards 2003. One of the nicest bits is the comment postbit ("postbit" as in "forum postbit" parlance) which I had oohed and aahed over for some time before deciding to copy it. Yup copy it I did, and left a comment for Vanessa to let her know I was using her idea. Of course I said that I would take it down if she didn't like me stealing her idea.
Naturally, it was my bad for assuming that I could do something like this, because Vanessa actually had a no derivative works Creative Commons license and I had not attributed her. I found out when she posted an entry on her copyright notice, and have been trying to figure out how to attribute her in a way that is at once visible yet non-intrusive to readers. I think I have figured out a way by placing this bit of text in the comments section:
The paper doll icon that precedes each comment is an idea conceived by Vanessa Tan.
Want to see it? Post a (non-spam!) comment on this weblog.