Important information for Content Creators on Tumblr (Last Updated June 23, 2017)
okay i know ive posted alot about this just now, but now that ive got it more or less figured out I’m gonna make a better post here and include the tags relevent to my interactions in it to ensure no one else in my fandoms/communities are blindsided like i was.
I encourage you to make your own, or to just recopy this, tagging the fandoms and communities important to you!
CONTENT CREATORS: TUMBLR IS HIDING YOUR POSTS!
If you make a post with external links, your post will be hidden from searches. If you make a post and link to your redbubble, no one can search for your post. If you make art and link it to your deviantart or artstation, no one can search for you post. If you make any post and just throw on a “hey here is where you find me!” no one can search that post. If you want to recommend a fic or a youtube video, no one can search your post, if you… hell you get the idea. Tumblr has completely shut down content creators on this hellsite and its fucking infuriating.
I have just confirmed that the post type “Link” also does not show up in the tags. Thats right, there is an ENTIRE TYPE OF TUMBLR POST that cannot be searched. G-FUCKING-G TUMBLR.
EDIT: Okay! I have done more testing (and a video to go along with it) and at this point i can say that this is still very real, but that it only affects links to specific websites, presumably ones that tumblr doesn’t have added to some sort of “internal whitelist” of safe sites. I would suggest if you intend to continue tagging, to maintain a very very unique tag and use it to keep tabs on your work to ensure they are continuing to show up. In the meantime, I will do my best to keep a list here of links verified to work, and ones verified to not work. Please feel free to comment on the post or reblog if you have your own experiences!
Also there has been confirmation that this change affects posts regardless of posting date. So it’ll hide posts made before the update went into affect; expected but good to confirm!
Edit (6/1/2017): working with someone to try to determine why an image is being hidden from the tag regardless of if it has text or a link or anything. The image in question should have worked, we tried reposting, we tried changing the file name, it still didn’t show up. Finally we changed it from a .png to a .jpg and it worked! So we thought we stumbled on something but, i posted one of my images in a test tag, as a jpg, as a png and as a transparent png and all showed up. So sometimes posts arent showing up for other reasons that have yet to be discovered (just because tumblr is shit it would seem)
Edit (6/23/2017): So it looks like certain links might only show up in certain searches.
in this case the etsy link only showed up in recent, not in popular and not in text posts.
Also if you wanted to try to include a non linked post in the description such as a url with the dots obfuscated by parenthesis then you have to do both the www(.) and the (.)com, one or the other will still find your post blocked.
in short using any links whatsoever COULD be problematic, using no links at all could be, but will probably increase the chances of your post being seen.
In general Tumblr’s search is absolutely degenerating, seemingly with each passing day.
WHAT TO DO?
It shuts down posts with external links, so at first i assumed internal links would be fine. and they are. if you make a page on your tumblr blog called like /links or something you can certainly link to that. But in that way you run into an issue, tumblr mobile is a piece of shit and cant load tumblr pages, and itll just take you back to the mainblog any time you try.
The best solution ive found so far is put all your relevent links in your blog description like so:
and then in every content post, call tumblr out for being a piece of shit and direct them to the links in your blog description.
Edit: In the top right hand side of photo posts you can click on it and include a single link as “source” that should work if you have one link neccessary. though if you need more you are still SOL. Find it like so:
It will appear in dash format at the bottom left of the post:
in desktop them view where it can be found, or if it can be found, varies by theme.
CONTENT CREATOR SUPPORTERS
It is important now more than ever on this hellsite that you try to support your artist and content creators, reblog as much as possible, look to find them on websites off this piece of shit, and generally do your best to spread the word and support them, since tumblr itself is trying to silence them!
PLEASE NOTE: This is only MY OWN policy in regard to only MY comics – different artists have different policies, so always evaluate on a case by case basis. This only applies to me, and absolutely not any other artist, and I’m making it because I get a lot of questions about this.
Can I repost your work to other websites?
Do I have to credit you when I do that?
Not explicitly – You DON’T have to credit me in the description or put a link to my site. The only thing is, I’d appreciate it if you left the “owlturd.com” watermark that I usually put in the bottom corner. I deliberately try to make it not very intrusive.
If I forgot to put the watermark or something, or its just one of my shitposts, but of course don’t worry about it. :]
Can I print your work, for myself or friends?
Can I use your work for educational, charity, or philanthropic purposes?
Can i print your work and then sell it to others?
What if it’s for a small club or event, and I’m only “selling” it to members to recoup the costs of printing it, and not actually making any profit?
Can I make something that’s derivative of, or heavily inspired by, or parodies something you’ve made and sell it to others?
Of course, as long as you made it.
Voiceovers, animatics, parodies, I love all that stuff!
Can I make edits/memes of your work?
But, 2 small caveats: 1. Do not edit my comics into something offensive, that’s not cool or good. 2. If you’re particularly good at editing and it’s not clear that it’s an edit rather than the original comic, then please make it clear! :] Obviously, in 99.9% of cases, it’s clearly an edit.
What if I see somebody else posting your work without crediting you?
I appreciate people letting me know when they find this, but in 99.9% of cases, I don’t care. The only time I would care is if somebody else were explicitly claiming to be the original creator!
So basically, I’m not very protective. But again, this is just me. This absolutely doesn’t apply to any other artists, unless they say so. Artists with a smaller audience have many good reasons for being more protective of their work – not crediting them impedes others from discovering them, a process that is crucial for an artist to find their audience.
Thanks you for reading this, and also for reading my comics! :]
EDIT: ASDFGHJJKL I FORGOT THIS! Please read from Right to Left because I’m used to drawing comics that way…
(And thanks to everyone for making the 800+ notes possible! I’m in the process of making a Saeran drawing. Hope you guys all like it!)
**Also, please do NOT repost, edit, and/or distribute my art on other sites unless asked and explicitly given permission.
This is my first contribution to my descent back into MM and Saeran Choi is now officially confirmed my fave. I love him so much, and because I love him, that automatically means I love Saeran/MC, so I hope you guys enjoy this little comic I drew!
I imagined Saeran would be able to become bolder sometimes to tease and fluster the hell out of MC…
The reason was because of the repeated problems of art theft
they had to deal with. The stress of translating (they were Korean), asking the
perpetrator to take them down, and reporting made them decide enough was
enough. They had to deal with this almost DAILY.
So they chose to drop everything and leave.
I’m going to take this moment to talk about the prominent
problems of art theft within the Undertale community.
I don’t plan to force my stand on this onto you, but I hope I
can ask a bit of your time to read on. Because
I really need your help.
To start with,
It’s when you take and repost another artist’s work without
their permission (even if it’s sourced). This includes reposting, editing,
using in MVs, and selling merchandise using the stolen works.
Aside from it being illegal, it is disrespectful to the artist
who put in their personal time to create art for their enjoyment. It is their
work and they have the rights to do what they wish to do with it. To see their work being used without their
permission violates their ownership. It is natural to feel uncomfortable
about art THEFT.
This is the part where I would like to ask for your help. I love
Undertale and wish for it to be a healthy community for all, globally. But I am
only one person who happens to speak both Korean and English.
So, if you see a site/video/merchandise/etc without permission
to the original artist, please take the following steps:
Paste the paragraph below in the
(English) Did you get permission
from the original artist? If not, please get permission or take it down. We
will file a report if you don’t.
Tienes permiso del artista para subir esto? Si no lo tienes, por favor pidelo o eliminalo. Se te puede denunciar por hacer lo que estás haciendo.
(Korean) 원작자로부터 허가를 받았나요? 받지 않았다면 지금이라도 허가를 받거나 내려주세요. 아니면 신고하겠습니다.
Apakah gambar yang anda gunakan sudah diberikan izin oleh pemiliknya?
Jika belum, mohon jangan dipakai atau mintalah ijin
terlebih dahulu, jika tidak, akan kami laporkan penggunaan ilegal ini ke yang
Adakah gambar yang kamu pakai telah diminta keizinan daripada pelukis itu? Jika belum, sila memohon izin daripada pelukis tersebut atau memadamkan post tersebut. Jika tidak, kami akan melaporkan ini kepada pihak yang berwajib.
Nagtanong ka na ba sa artist kung maaring i-post mo to? Kung hindi mo yun ginawa, sana huminge ka muna ng permiso, o di kaya itangal mo yung post mo. Ma re-report ka kapag hindi nyo inatupag kahit isa sa sinabi namin.
Bạn đã nhận được sự cho phép của (các) tác giả gốc chưa? Nếu chưa, hãy đi hỏi sự đồng ý của họ hoặc xóa chúng đi. Chúng tôi sẽ báo cáo bạn lên hệ thống nếu như tình trạng này còn tiếp diễn.
Kennen Sie den tatsächlichen Künstler und haben sie eine schriftliche Erlaubnis seine Arbeit zu benutzen? Wenn nicht, holen Sie diese Erlaubnis ein, ansonsten wird dieser Fall der Urheberrechtsverletzung von uns zur Anzeige gebracht.
Har du fået tilladelse fra den originale kunstner? Hvis ikke, vær venlig at få tilladelse eller fjern dette. Vi vil indsende en raport hvis du ikke gør.
Hai avuto il permesso dall'artista originale? In caso contrario, si prega di ottenere il permesso o toglierlo. Ci sarà una segnalazione se non lo fai.
Avez-vous demandé la permission de l'artiste pour publier son oeuvre? Si non, demandez une autorisation ou supprimez le poste s'il vous plaît. Sinon je vais devoir vous signaler.
Har du fått tillåtelse den ursprungliga konstnären? Om inte, var så vänlig och få det eller ta ner verket. Vi kommer att anmäla dig om du inte gör det.
Heeft u toestemming van de artiest gevraagt om dit te posten? Zo niet, haal deze post a.u.b. zo snel mogelijk weg. Als u dat niet doet, zullen wij dit rapporteren.
Saitko luvan julkaista tämän? Jos et, pyydä lupa tai poista kuva. Muuten joudun raportoimaan sinut.
Czy masz pozwolenie na użycie tych artów od ich autorów? Jeśli nie, proszę, zapytaj o pozwolenie albo je usuń. Inaczej zostaniesz zgłoszony o użycie ilustracji bez pozwolenia.
Извините, у вас есть разрешение автора на использование его работ? Если нет, либо получите его, либо уберите взятый материал. В противном случае мы отправим на вас жалобу
(Portuguese) Você tem a permissão do artista para postar isso? Se não, por favor
ou retire. Você poderá ser denunciado se não o fizer.
Resmin asıl çizerinden izin aldınız mı? Almadıysanız lütfen izin isteyin ya da gönderiyi kaldırın. Yoksa şikayet edileceksiniz.
Jeste li tražili dozvolu originalnog autora? Ako ne, molim vas tražite dopuštenje ili maknite post. U suprotnome ćemo vas morati prijaviti.
(Romanian) Ai primit acordul de a posta aceasta lucrare din partea artistului original? Daca nu, te rog sa faci rost de permisiune sau sterge postarea. Daca nu o faci, te vom raporta.
Hefur þú fengið leyfi uprunalega listamansinns til að nota þetta? Ef ekki, gerðu svo vel að ná í leyfi eða takka það niður. Annars munnum við láta vita af þjófnaðinum.
(Slovenian) Ali imaš dovoljenje originalnega umetnika, za uporabo? Če ne, prosim dovoljenje dobi ali pa izbriši post. Če tega ne storiš, te bomo prijavili.
(Arabic) اخذت اذن من الرسام نفسه ؟ اذا لا. لو سمحت استأذن منه او منها اول. او شيل الصورة. بنسويلك ريبورت اذا ما سويت
(Hebrew) האם קיבלת אישור מהיוצר המקורי? אם לא, בבקשה תקבל אישור או שתמחק את היצירה. אנחנו נתן אזהרה אם לא תוריד את היצירה.
(If you can help translate to other languages, please send them to me so I can update this post!)
(Optional) Check this linkand report any sites that has been submitted over 3 days ago.
@junkpilestuff and I (along with other friends) will check from time to time
to see if the link has been taken down. If not, we will send in a report
Lastly, I want to thank you for taking your
time reading this far. I am grateful for the followers I have and been blessed
with kind people who asked for my permission before using my art. Not to
mention, I haven’t had as many art theft issues thanks to all your keen lookout
for me, which allowed me a healthy environment to continue making art.
Starting Friday, 1st June 2018 until Sunday, 1st July 2018 we will be celebrating Multi-Sakura Month!
This event is meant to celebrate every single Sakura ship! Keep in mind that it is your own choice to celebrate or not, and you are allowed to skip certain days if you do not support certain ships.
This blog is a hate-free blog and place for people to share their love and creativity for their preferred ship, so please do not spread any negativity as we wanted this month to be a wonderful one for people who enjoy different Sakura ships!
Day 1, June 1st - SasuSaku
Day 2, June 2nd - SakuIno
Day 3, June 3rd - NaruSaku
Day 4, June 4th - SasoSaku
Day 5, June 5th - SakuHina
Day 6, June 6th - KakaSaku
Day 7, June 7th - PainSaku
Day 8, June 8th - KonanSaku
Day 9, June 9th - IzunaSaku
Day 10, June 10th - TenSaku
Day 11, June 11th - ShikaSaku
Day 12, June 12th - SakuKarin
Day 13, June 13th - ItaSaku
Day 14, June 14th - TsunaSaku
Day 15, June 15th - TobiSaku
Day 16, June 16th - MinaSaku
Day 17, June 17th - HashiSaku
Day 18, June 18th - SakuTema
Day 19, June 19th - GaaSaku
Day 20, June 20th - MadaSaku
Day 21, June 21st - DeiSaku
Day 22, June 22nd - KushiSaku
Day 23, June 23rd - KisaSaku
Day 24, June 24th - MenmaSaku
Day 25, June 25th - ShisuiSaku
Day 26, June 26th - ObiSaku
Day 27, June 27th - MikoSaku
Day 28, June 28th - SaiSaku
Day 29, June 29th - IndraSaku
Day 30, June 30th - NejiSaku
Day 31 July 1st - Freestyle!
Due to the fact that there are too many Sakura ships, Day 31 will be freestyle. Meaning that you can celebrate a ship that wasn’t mentioned above on the last day!
A ship doesn’t have to be romantic, it can be familial, friendships, soulmates, inspiration, etc – as long as it follows the guidelines.
You are not allowed to publish NSFW content that contains pedophilia, incest, or anything that disobeys basic moral values.
Edits, AMVs, fanfictions, fanarts, quotes, gifs, and threads are all welcomed!
When you publish please include the hashtag #MultiSakuMonth2018 within the first five tags to adhere to the tagging system so we can easily search and reblog! You can celebrate at any social media site including Twitter, Instagram, DeviantArt too! If you celebrate outside Tumblr, please inform/message/DM us that you did so that we are able to tag you at the end of the event.
If you want to celebrate it on Twitter or Instagram, please DO NOT repost artists’ artwork without proper permission and credits. Please message them and ask them kindly, as we’ve seen users from other platforms steal artist’s work during other events. Remember that NO means NO. If the artists said no, please DO NOT repost it on any other site if they’re participating in the event.
Don’t forget to reblog this post so we can spread the word to creators and people that want to participate in the event!