reposting vs reblogging
reposting takes away control and recognition from the original creator - if you want content on your blog then reblogging that content means the creator of it still has ownership and control over it. reposting means you automatically, even if it is not ur intention, unfairly take presumed ownership of the work that went into that content.
reposting on tumblr is rarely needed - if content is already on tumblr then there is no need to repost over reblogging. if you are posting content from elsewhere online 1) get permission to post it on this platform and 2) credit appropriately in the caption of your post so the original creator still clearly is linked to the creation and receives the recognition for that
if you wish to use gifs, art, graphics or fic for purposes other than the context of their original post - ask the creator first for permission. most people do not mind when art or gifs or graphics are used for sidebar images, headers, etc but it is courteous to ask first. if you wish to use a gif in a text post - tumblr allows your to search and post gifs in a way that attached credit to them in the post. if you wish to use gifs for meta posts/text posts/photosets/moodboards etc - ASK FIRST, i know i don’t mind myself and will even gladly make shit for people to use for their own purposes, but it is not for anyone but the original creator to decide what happens with their content.
people spend a lot of time, effort and thought over the things they post on this site for others to enjoy without any obligation - be polite and aware of that, don’t piss off the people who make content for u
how to tell if something is reposted
- are all the gifs in the photoset somewhat consistent? colouring will vary depending on scenes but if one gif is super saturated and bright and one very, very neutral and unsaturated that might be a sign they are not made by the same person. if the gifs have text - are the subtitle texts all the same font, size, etc. are the gifs the same dimensions - if one gif is 268px width and another 177px width etc and they are stacked side by side, usually that indicates they aren’t from the same maker/photoset. any of these can tell you if a photoset has been compiled of reposted gifs from various sources.
- edit, art, fic tags. if the OP has used tags such as common original content tags (‘mine’, ‘my gifs’, ‘*’, ‘my art’, ‘my fic’, etc), and topic edit tags (such as ‘shadowhuntersedit’) this is usually a good sign that this is original content
- if a gif has had a filter put over it you can usually tell by a) the quality will seem slightly diminished and pixelated 2) any text will be affected by the filter seeing as it was added after the gif was saved - usually people use white text for subtitles on gifs, if the text looks altered double check the source
- if content is captioned by the poster in a way that tells you it is not their original work (’i love this’, ‘this artist is amazing’, etc) and there is no credit link, do not reblog it.
you can report reposting as it is against tumblr’s terms of service.
find the reposted post > click the arrow icon at the bottom of the post (next to the reblog/like buttons) > click the circle that says ‘report’ > select the option ‘this violates tumblr's community guidelines…’ and press ‘continue’ > ‘misuse of your identity or work’ > ‘misatributation or non-atribuation’ > ‘yes’ > ‘i posted it to tumblr’ > ‘someone reposted it instead of reblogging it’ > enter the url of the original post then the url of the repost and ur details (if you want to) and submit.