Now let's get to the point.
1. Once they reupload it, it is no longer yours, it is yours and theirs.
Did you miss the part where I said I don't care? If that's their fun, then that's their fun. I made creatures for people to be entertained. To rephrase my general sentiment, I don't need a pat on the back for it.
2. Point 1 creates a problem, keeping the stats of your creature. It will no longer be one but 2 or whatever many were copied going around, eventually the stats about that species will be completely biased.
Again, only relevent for people who care about that stuff. Even still, god forbid the number on how many times your creature was downloaded/killed/befriended/whatever isn't an accurate number. Now, my first post was speaking generally, and here we're having a personal back and forth now, but my next statement isn't intended to offend you specifically as I know nothing about you nor presume to understand how you function as a person - This kind of mentality only speaks to me as someone who needs that "pat on the back". That kind of person who draws a picture and puts it up not for the entertainment of drawing a picture and spreading "joy" (lack of a better idea), but so they can get the satisfaction of how that picture is recieved. An ego boost, if you will.
Am I little extreme in that belief? Yes. But I don't attribut it to the stats thing really, more so the opposition to stealing and wanting credit for ones crap. The stats thing I view as a different issue and my simple response to that was the previously stated - "Who cares if the number isn't exactly accurate?". With the amount of creatures (millions) that'll one day exist, and the amount of creatures being the exact same (congradulations, you've created the 249th xenomorph), the number of your creatures stats will be significantly low anyway.
I'm gonna break the last point into two parts. First real quickl
3. There is something to gain actually, reputation/popularity.
Again (or perhaps I haven't said it at all yet), this is my personal opinion on this kind of attitude, but I find this way of thinking utterly rediculous. Now, don't take this as a direct insult if that's something your looking to get from Spore. Everyone is 100% entitle to their own things that bring them pleasure. I don't think less of people for this kind of thinking. I just think the idea in itself, independant of who thinks it, is purely a futile investment of ones emotional/mental/whatever interests.
If you want as many creatures to see your creatures and even get them then the best way for that to happen is for them to get featured. Now, imagine someone copies your creature and their upload is featured. They'll be getting more downloads than you, probably people will even get other creatures they have stolen from all over the place and the original creator is left pissed off and with no good way of showing his content to the world..
So let me see if I can sum this up;
Me - I want people to experience and derrive fun from my creatures
Response - Stealers could have my creature featured which gets them downloaded more
So... Why should I be upset with the result? This goes back to my question of whether you understood the idea behind my post. If somebody stole my creature and it got featured (for whatever reason, since it wasn't featured under my title/account) I'd be thrilled. My creature is now featured.
Does it have my name on it? No. Do I care? No. Why? because I don't need that pat on the back. I'm perfectly content knowing that the second I hit the upload button - thousands of people will find entertainment in something I made. I don't need to be acknowledged for it.
Or perhaps more accurately and less volatile way to phrase it would be that I don't care if people don't know who the creature truly came from. I'll know. It doesn't matter if they know.