How to report bots that reblog your posts and inject their own links
You’re an artist having a wonderful day posting your art to Tumblr dot com. You don’t always get a ton of attention, but that’s okay. But then one day somebody reblogs one of your posts…
You’re super excited! Someone appreciates your hard work. Then you see the profile picture, and it’s something like this…
[Screenshot of a Tumblr notification that shows an icon that looks suspiciously like a white girl in a bikini showing off her butt, though it’s so small it’s hard to tell. “axpgthglewut reblogged your photo.”]
You’re suspicious at this point, but mildly optimistic. Maybe someone likes both T&A and your Steven Universe fan art. Then you go to their blog and…
[Screenshot of my drawing of Lapis Lazuli. My original description was replaced with the text “you want to fool around?” and a link that leads to God knows where.]
It’s happened. Again. For some bizarre reason a p/orn bot is using your completely safe for work art to get click throughs to something that’s definetly not safe for work.
You desperately want at least your attribution back, but since Tumblr is so horrifically set up you’re very sure there’s no way to do that.
Except you can!
Tumblr allows you to report copyright violations which includes removing your description and injecting their own link. But how to do this?
Step 1: Report them
Go to that human icon, click it to go to the drop down, and select “Report”.
Step 2: Select “Community Violation”
This behavior is explicitly against the Tumblr terms of service so that’s where it goes.
Step 3: Select “Misuse of your identity or work”
Step 4: Select “Misattribution or non-attribution”
Step 5: Select “yes”, this is your work that’s being misattributed.
Step 6: Select “yes”, you posted it to Tumblr.
Step 7: Select “Someone reblogged it and injected a link to their own blog.”
Step 8: Put in the link to your original post, the link to their reblog, and your email. Then submit!
You can get it the link to the reblog without going to their blog directly by going to the dash view of the blog, hovering over the top right corner, right clicking and selecting “copy link address.
While all of us here on this trash website enjoy picking on staff, in my experience they take care of this kind of thing relatively quickly (usually 2-3 days).
I hope this has helped at least some of you, and remember: only you can stop bot reblogs. [insert gif of Smokey the Bear here]
Reminder that users getting banned from websites for shit they did against the TOS is not the problem anti’s have most of the time, but the selective usage of TOS against the users by the website to them down for having opposing or conservative views. Selective use to the TOS is unacceptable, and if you’re going to shut someone down for breaking them, shut everyone down for breaking them.
Ew I heard America passed a bill banning trans people from joining the military? (I'm not American forgive if I'm wrong) But oml fuck Trump honestly
Actually please make it well known that there’s been no bill passed as of yet. The Secretary of Defense was supposed to implement the official policy of accepting transgender service members by July 1st, but they opted for a six month delay. During this delay, Trump became very public about how he would be banning transgender service members. While the president is at the top of the Chain of Command in the army, he still has to go through various channels to actually get the ban implemented. He PLANS to reinstate the bill. The bill has not been reinstated.
Our biggest problem is that the government keeps doing these things and then we keep thinking there’s nothing we can do. In this case, spreading the information that he’s passed a bill makes it seem like a much harder fight than the one it really is: getting the original bill that was postponed to pass in six months. As far as we know it hasn’t been scrapped yet. It’s still a huge deal that the Commander in Chief has proclaimed this but saying it doesn’t make it law.
So what’s important is 1) spreading correct information and 2) what can be done about it while 3) encouraging ACTION
Even if you can’t protest on street corners or donate to relevant advocate groups, the least you can do is send a letter to the Secretary of Defense
Jim Mattis Secretary of Defense 1000 Defense Pentagon Washington, DC 20301-1000
Tell him that you support in no uncertain terms the inclusion of transgender service members in all branches of military service. Tell him you demand the same constitutionally provided respect and equality for them as he would provide any other service member. Tell him that it’s his responsibility as the Secretary of Defense to ensure the success, camaraderie, and morale of the United States Armed Forces.
This is a case where the reaction to this decision, this unofficial not-on-the-books not-yet-legalized decision, is more important than the initial action. Please by all means do whatever you can to spur people to action in the next few days and for the next six months.
Shut down by US tech companies, the internet’s biggest neo-Nazi website has been denied sanctuary by Russia, too.
Daily Stormer had on Wednesday attempted to rebrand itself as dailystormer.ru after several American web hosting services, including GoDaddy.com and CloudFlare, pulled their support. The site had acted as a hub for a white supremacists and neo-Nazis who rallied last weekend in Charlottesville, Virginia, where a driver killed anti-racist protester Heather Heyer. After her death, the Daily Stormer site began posting offensive content about Heyer, prompting widespread outrage.
But while individual American companies made the decision to refuse to host Daily Stormer, in Russia, where government censorship is far more restrictive, it was a legal matter. Russian law specifically prohibits, among other things, online content that glorifies Naziism.
Alexander Zharov, the head of Russia’s Roskomnadzor, the country’s federal communications regulator, wrote in a statement that it was within his agency’s authority to instruct Russian domain registrars to refuse to host the site.
“The Daily Stormer website promotes neo-Nazi ideology, raises racial, national and other types of social discord,” Zharov wrote. “Russian legislation has an extremely tough regime to counter any manifestations of extremism on the Internet.”
It’s not clear how quickly the Russian state made its decision, but the site was already inaccessible by early afternoon Wednesday, when attempts to reach it were met with a “DNS address not found.”
It’s unclear where the Daily Stormer will try to land next. The site is down, and its Twitter account, which normally would be used to point followers to its next iteration, has been suspended for violating Twitter’s terms of service.
I wanted to make a new commission list, and trying to figure out the prices…
1. I’m willing to draw and paint most things. As long as it ain’t “absurdly morally deviant.“ 2. You can ask for a commission, but wait with the payment until I’m finished with the others. So you do have time to come to your senses. =D
3.Terms Of Service (will be added on invoice)
Asking for a Commission Describe what you want, characters etc. 1. Their Name 2. Age 3. Personality Traits 4. Image examples, clothes/face. 5. Your paypal mail, so i can send an invoice. Don’t expect more than what I’ve shown I can do. Send it to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Seriously, it’s been SO many days since my last drawing, so here have a doodle from my Married AU (Still need to come up with a freaking name for this).
Yes, I am now officially keeping this headcanon about Plagg’s aversion to …married human couple things. Why? Because I have updatedIt’s An Effort with a new chapter and I just used the same running gag a second time..or a third? (I can’t remember)
PLEASE DO NOT REPOST OR REUPLOAD. DO NOT USE MY TERMS OF SERVICE
Anita Sarkeesian, notable feminist and founder of the Feminist Frequency organization, verbally harassed Youtuber Sargon of Akkad at a panel about combatting harassment yesterday at Vidcon. She has launched a person attack on Carl Benjamin (Sargon of Akkad), calling him a garbage human, and a shit head on stage, to praise from her followers (Garbage human no doubt being an insult her fans will use on him for years to come.). Anita has quite blatantly broke Vidcons terms of service regarding harassment, and so Sargon is requesting that we make Vidcon founders and organizers Hank and John Green aware that this has happened, and request that she is removed from Saturdays panel also about harassment, for flagrantly violating Vidcons terms and guidelines, and for flying in the face of the message of her own panel.
just because you’re confused doesn’t mean it’s out to steal your fucking drawings oh my god
“granting them use” literally means that they can use it for log in screens, resize it for mobile blogging, and have the ability to store it at all. granting “derivative works” as they defined, means that other people can reblog it, otherwise there’s just a bunch of copies of your art out there on people’s blogs and you could sue with that loophole
christ people quit crying wolf, it’s fucking annoying and you’re scaring the kids who have a hard time understanding legal talk. quit making petitions to change something that DIDN’T EVEN HAPPEN oh my god