Especially if @f.ai.l_designs warned you.
During the Design Challenge held on January 4, may favorite design that garnered my favor was subsequently identified in the comments as potentially AI-generated, as pointed out by the vigilant community member, @f.ai.l_designs. As a firm advocate for fair play and adherence to Spoonflower's guidelines, which explicitly prohibit the submission of AI-generated designs, this situation naturally raised concerns.
It was indeed confirmed that the design in question was AI-generated, leading to its rightful disqualification by Spoonflower.
@f.ai.l_designs reports that this incident was not an isolated case for the designer involved. Consequently, in line with my commitment to supporting original and rule-abiding creators, I have decided to exclude this designer from my future purchases. Yes, I have a DO NOY BUY list.
Following @f.ai.l_designs has offered invaluable insights into identifying AI-generated designs, and I extend my highest recommendation to others to benefit from their expertise. FOLOW THEM.
I would like to extend my sincere apologies to anyone who may have been influenced by my initial endorsement of the now-disqualified design. I am sorry.