I feel like this should go without saying, but since so many folks in the tags continue doing this, I feel like it’s worth talking about so none of our followers ever commit this crime, so to speak.
Do not repost art. That’s incredibly disrespectful to the artist, who puts so much time and effort into every piece they create. If you find it on a site other than Tumblr or DeviantArt or Twitter, and/or the signature on the picture is different from the person posting it, that’s a sign it’s a repost. Don’t grab photos from WeHeartIt and other reposting sites. And don’t do any of this “credit to the original artist” bullshit either, fam. You either link to the original artist or you don’t post it at all. Many artists don’t want you reposting period; they’d much prefer you reblog their original post. All it takes is a quick Google Reverse Image Search and sorting through the results to find the original. And if you can’t find the original? You still should not fucking repost the art!
Do not repost fanfics. If you see a fic on AO3, don’t copy+paste it onto Fanfiction.Net or Wattpad. If the author wanted them on those sites, they’d put them there themselves. Don’t even repost and then link to the author/original fic in the descriptions/notes; that’s still really disrespectful since you did not get permission from the author. And if you’d like to translate the fic into another language for others to enjoy, simply ask the author and they’ll probably be okay with it if you give them the proper credits. A lot goes into writing fics and it’s a slap in the face to repost fics so you can get recognition for something you didn’t even write.
There is literally no excuse to reposting work. Period. I’m really disappointed when I see reposted art or fics around the web, so I hope none of our followers are guilty of doing this. If you are, please cut it out and try to show more love to your fandom artists/authors, who go out of their way to create content for the community.