25 1 / 2014
So, according to the new TOS and Community Guidelines for Tumblr, which were just updated today
Misattribution or Non-Attribution. Make sure you always give proper attribution and include full links back to original sources. When you find something awesome on Tumblr, reblog it instead of reposting it. It’s less work and more fun, anyway. When reblogging something, DO NOT inject a link back to your blog just to steal attention from the original post.
21 1 / 2014
Chick dick is chick dick
Yeah, and art is art. It doesn’t fucking matter what the subject is, the creator deserves credit.
Imagine you’re in college. You write a paper. It’s on something silly or unimportant. Something like why you love pasta so much. But you write it well. Well enough that you get a decent grade. So you decide to let other people read it. One of them takes it and passes it around, without saying you wrote it. Now that person gets credited for the noddle paper. People even offer to pay them to write papers for them about cheese. And you’re left with none of that. Even if the paper was something stupid like what’s good about pasta, you’d feel like shit if you found out, wouldn’t you?
Again, art is art. Artists are artists. Fucking respect them, you goddamn asshole.
20 1 / 2014
About sourcing images-
This is still a big fucking problem with futa blogs here. And, to be honest, I still have barely seen anyone else do it correctly. It’s why I don’t reblog posts here often anymore.
That said, I’ve seen a few people get a bit better about it. You’re still fucking up, but not as bad.
So here a few tips.
First, link back the artist. It’s not hard. Seriously. Just typing the artist’s name in the caption isn’t enough. Either put a link to their site, gallery, blog, whatever in the caption, or better yet, use the goddamn source link option that’s on every fucking Tumblr post. Just click the little gear, and copy/paste the link where it says “content source”. Unless it’s so fucking important that the source goes back to you, in which case, fuck off.
Oh, and people just like putting “dhiudgvbd.jpg” or whatever in the caption? Why the fuck do you even do that? Stop it. That’s like the furthest from a source you can get.
And, also, don’t just say “I can’t find/don’t know the source” like that fucking gets you off the hook.
Secondly, know what is and isn’t a source. Unless it was posted by the artist, booru sites like Danbooru, Gelbooru, Paheal, etc aren’t sites. Your best choice for sources are places like DeviantART, Pixiv, Hentai Foundry, the artist’s blog, and so on.
Third, you know what’s worse than posting unsourced art on Tumblr? Posting unsourced art when the artist has a fucking Tumblr, and posts their work on it. Try to seek out artists you like, see if they have Tumblr or whatever. In fact, most of the stuff I do reblog comes from the artists’ own Tumblrs. So you can just give a look through our archive to find a few artists.
Finally, finding the source. This is actually really fucking easy. Google, and SauceNao. Copy the image URL, paste it into Google, and hit “search by image”. Or paste it into SauceNao (Click advanced options. You can also upload the picture there) and search for it. Google is best for western artists, SauceNao for artists on Pixiv.
The reason I make such a big deal over this is because it is a big fucking deal. These artists create work we enjoy, and freely share it with us. They don’t have to fucking do that, but they do. So we should support them. Give them the recognition they deserve. Hell, that’s half the reason I post stuff here at all- so more people can see art that I like, and artists I like. And a lot of them do this artwork for money, so by sourcing pictures, we can help people who might want to commission something find artists we wish to support. And, if the artist feels their stuff is being stolen and reposted without giving them proper credit, they have every right to stop sharing their work. In fact, I’d encourage them to do it.
So, be mindful of the artists whose work you post. And be respectful of them. They’re the ones who should get the credit for this stuff, not any of us posting it. (Unless, of course, you’re the artist, in which case none of this really applies to you, does it?)