weheartit is not a source either


ok so at least in the mcr fandom, reposting is a huge problem. i constantly see reposts on my dash and the tags these days are like 50% reposts when it comes to gifs/photosets/graphics so i’ve been wanting to make a post on how to spot reposts.

of course, you can’t expect yourself to always be looking for reposts or to even spot all of them, but it’s good to have in mind cause some reposts end up getting thousands of notes which sucks for the people who spent their time and effort making them.

so, how to spot a repost?

  • if weheartit is the source, it’s a repost. every time. regardless of fandom. do not reblog things with weheartit as the source.
  • people don’t do this as much now i find, but a few years back and earlier on tumblr, most people watermarked their original content with either just their url or ‘url | tumblr’ or something similar. if you see a recent post in a tag with a url that doesn’t match the url of the poster, it’s almost definitely a repost. if you see it on your dash with a couple hundred notes but the url doesn’t match, i usually go to the url on the watermark and see if that blog still exists or if they’ve linked to their more recent url, if some hunting brings you to a different blog than the person who posted the version you’ve seen, its a repost.
  • pay attention to the captions of posts. if the caption is something like ‘too cute!’ or ‘omg!’ or something like that, i tend to assume its a repost. the real content creators generally caption with a link to the source of the photo or video thats they’ve edited/gifed or something along those lines. this isn’t always the case but if you’re not sure, i usually check the blog which ties into my next point -
  • if you go to the blog of the poster and all of their posts are ‘original posts’ (aka not reblogs) but they’re gifs of all different sizes, qualities, styles, etc. you might want to assume that this is like…a serial reposter. plenty of people do this unfortunately. 
  • pay attention to the tags. i find that most people who create original gifs and edits will tag their work with ‘my gif’, ‘my edit’, ‘mine’ or something along those lines. this isn’t always true, again, but it would be another time i’d check the persons blog to see what else they’re posting. if the tags on a gif are evry band member, 10 different variations of the band name, and then a bunch of bands or band members that aren’t even related to the post, i usually assume that this is someone just trying to get notes and followers as opposed to getting people to see their work. not always true, but use your discretion.
  • if it’s a post of all different gifs of the same band member as an ‘appreciation post’ for their smile or a certain hairstyle or something but the gifs are all different sizes and not put together as a gifset in any way, just a ‘list’ of gifs or whatever, it’s usually just an entire post of reposts. i wouldn’t reblog it.
  • REPOSTS WITH CREDIT DON’T COUNT! tumblr dot com created the reblog feature for a reason. so even if the person who posts it says ‘not my gifs but credit to whoever made them’ or even if they say ‘credit to:’ and link or name the original creator, that does not count. it’s a repost. i don’t care how much you like a gifset, you don’t get to post it as your own. reblog it from the op, tag it with how much you love it. message the creator to tell them you like it. don’t just repost it and give them credit.
  • i’ve also seen a lot of screenshots of text posts. or screenshots of entire gifsets and their captions getting notes. this is dumb and not how tumblr works. if you see an image of a text post, don’t reblog it. if you like it that much you can google the post with quotations and you should be able to find it so you can reblog it.

most of all, use your discretion. like i said you don’t have to be constantly on the lookout for reposts, but it is a huge problem right now and you should be aware of that, especially if you’re someone that makes original content as i’m sure you wouldn’t want your own work reposted. feel free to add on to this post if you have any more suggestions!

So recently I see a lot more reposts then before. It might be because if the new fans, new people on tumblr and all that. So here is a little bit of information on why you should reblog and not repost. 

First things first. 

“Wat is reposting?" 

Reposting is when you take an image, art work, graphic, gif… that isn’t yours (Read as; not made, edited, created… by you) and upload it onto your own account. Simple as that. Reblogging is when you press the little arrows on a post, so it goes onto your blog and adds to the notes on the original post. So you’re ‘sharing’ it without uploading it again.

Now, a more prominent question. 

"Why is reposting wrong?”

There are many reasons to why this is wrong. Reasons different for every person, reason people often don’t see as a reason to why this is wrong. Let me list a few.

  • You take away credit from the original poster.
  • It is no sign of respect to any artist. 
  • The same image turns up over and over again in a tag, which is really annoying. 
  • People assume you edited/created the art you uploaded, the original creator gets no credit. 
  • The no credit thing is really a thing to keep in mind. 
  • A lot of work was put into it, even if it is just a gif. Even when it appears as a simple edit to you. People do these things because they want to. Because they like it. Because they feel the need to contribute something to the fandom they are in. And maybe even because they want some recognition and notes. For you to take all of that away, is simply rude and disrespectful. 
  • It actually counts as copyright violation. Something people often forget is a ‘crime.’ I’ll go into this later on in this post. 

So those are just some of the reasons to why reposting is wrong. Now, speaking out of my own experiences, reposters often don’t take this as a reason. They often hold these things up against is, making us, the artist, feel like /we/ did something wrong by pointing out they reposted. It happens all of the time. I’ll list a few things I have come across to, answers people gave me when I politely asked them not to repost, and to take down my graphic/edit. I’ll also explain to why I believe what they said, was wrong. 

“I didn’t stole anything from you, I never even visited your page!.”

This you’ll hear very often when you are dealing with reposters. They probably never even seen your Tumblr. Which still doesn’t give them the right to do whatever they did. There’s a lot of sources to where they could have found your artwork. Think about google images, weheartit, pininterest… and so on. I will list and explain all of these later on in the post. Anyway, it doesn’t matter whether you have visited the website or not, it gives you no right to repost whatever it is you have reposted. 

“But I credited you, look there’s a little link." 

Another thing you’ll often see/hear. People indeed do that sometimes, repost your thing and put a source underneath. Now.. Let me tell you this; mostly the source is wrong and it wouldn’t lead to your original post at all. And second, people don’t care about that. 99% of people on here wouldn’t take a second to check wether you actually created that or not. Especially not when you put a link and still make the source connect to your own page. Speaking about this, reposting something when you actually know the original post makes everything, imltho, even worse. You know where the edit is, you know who made it… Why don’t you just reblog it? Why don’t just just click two times and have it on your blog. Why do you feel the need to go through the entire upload thing when all you have to do is click two times and have it on your blog? I assume people do this to gain notes/followers… And that is rather pathetic and once more disrespectful, because the person who created the thing that has been reposted deserves that credit and those notes/followers. 

"You should be thankful, look it has …. notes now!”

No. We artists should NOT and I repeat NOT be thankful for you reposting our art AT ALL. If anything, we should be offended. Which most of the time we are and we have every right to be. Reposting is not a way of appreciating you love the thing we did, reposting is not something we should be thankful for. 

Those are just some of the most common things I have come across from. Believe me, I have seen about everything by now. I also found, people are incredibly rude when you point them out they have reposted something. I barely ever come across someone who friendly replies. Of course, there have been some. But they really are outnumbered by the amount of times people shouted, called me names or whatever for just asking them to take down MY piece of art. If you want to know a few things; they involve calling my followers psycho bitches for letting me know about the repost, saying I cyber bully, saying I was causing them to feel suicidal. Yes. It really goes that far. 

Recently I found a lot if people putting together gifs/edits that aren’t theirs in a photoset, but claim they made the photoset. This also is reposting. This also is wrong. And so is taken an already edited image and just putting it into black and white. 

Anyway, to carry on, as I said earlier there are a few things people consider as a source, which isn’t really a source. Here’s a list. 

  • Weheartit: This website is probably the worse thing ever for an artist. Basically everything on there is stolen and credited in a wrong way. It gives an easy opportunity to repost things you find on there on Tumblr and it automatically creates a source that goes back to weheartit. Now I know it’s easy to find things on there, but please, keep them on there. They are already stolen once, please don’t do it a second time. So now all repeat after me: weheartit is NOT a source.
  • Google Images: Yeaa, we all did this I guess. Googled our favourite show/ship/anything. You’ll find load of great images, art work, edits… It is alright to save them to your computer. But it is not okay to reupload them. Follow the link you find on google, find out where it comes from and usually you’ll end up on some sort of Tumblr. Yes I know, it takes a /little/ bit of effort. But still not as much effort as it takes to repost the entire thing. 
  • Instagram: Aaah, instagram is like a repost heaven. Or hell. I’d call it hell. If you go through the Sherlock tag on there, you won’t see much original posts. Graphic after graphic, edit after edit gets reposted. On top of it, IG doesn’t come with a good report system like tumblr does. All we can do is ask them, but really. This drives me crazy more then anything. Because people won’t listed at all. As long as they gain followers though things they haven’t made, all is well. Fuck people who spent hours on what they just claimed as theirs. (Just to make sure, that was sarcasm.) 

Well, those are pretty much the main things about reposting. There’s a million more things to it and I could write/complain about it all night, but yea… Let’s move on to things YOU can do to prevent this.

  • Take a second to look at the source. 

Please do this. If you see the source is weheartit, or IF there is a tag/URL on the image you see and it IS NOT the same as the source, please do not reblog it. Don’t spread those reposts, instead either message the original poster OR just message the blog who reposted and FRIENDLY (always friendly. Never hate.) ask them not to repost. If necessary explain them why, they might not know.

  • Find the original post instead of reblogging the repost.

Yeaaaa I know, this sounds like a lot of effort too. And ain’t nobody got time for that, but you would really show your feelings towards a graphic/artwork if you did this instead of reblogging the reposted version. If there’s an URL on the image, you can just go to that tumblr and most artist have a tag for their art on their blog so it’s easy to find. If that isn’t the case, grab the URL of the image (right click, copy image URL) and take it to google images. Once there, you see this little camera in the right corner. You should click that and you’ll get this:

External image

Past your URL there and 9/10 times you will find the original post. 
  • If all else fails, and the person doesn’t have an ask. Please report them to tumblr. Don’t be afraid to do so. Just contact the suport and send the the links of your original post and the reposters. They will take it down. Click here and read more. 

OP Fandom Tagging & Posting Guidelines
Not everyone is clear on what some of the frequently used tags in this fandom are for. This post is to explain the three biggest tags in this fandom, and to remind people about what’s not okay to do (spoiler: it’s reposting).

The opgraphics tag is the tag for original One Piece graphics made by the person posting them. Fanart, gifs, manga edits, playlists, and a few other things—all these things are welcome in the tag so long as you are the one who made it. Content that did not take work to make, such as unedited manga panels, whole manga pages, and screencaps from online streaming sites, should not be posted in the tag. Posting other people’s work in the tag will result in a whole lot of people blocking you forever.

The opsourced tag is for fanart that is properly sourced back to the artist (usually pixiv). Ideally the artist should have given their permission for their art to be posted elsewhere with credit. If an artist has stated that they do not want their art posted to other sites, even with credit, then respect their wishes. This seems obvious, but apparently not to everyone—fanart (and other graphics) by people on tumblr should not be reposted back on tumblr even with credit. It’s already here, so just reblog it.

The opspoilers tag is for content from the manga that the anime has not gotten to yet. Many people have their own specific tag for this, but this is the general tag for it. The opspoilers tag is NOT for spoilers of the new chapters before they are released in English. Please do not post content from the raws of the new chapters before the chapters are out for people to read. Any discussion of the new chapters before they are translated should be done behind a read more break so that people who do not want to see the spoilers don’t have to see them.

Finally, as most everyone already knows, there is a problem with reposting in the One Piece fandom. Not absolutely everyone is aware of this, so I’ll say it clearly here: weheartit, zerochan, and pinterest are NOT valid sources. Weheartit is the most frequent problem—all the gifs and other graphics posted there are taken from other sites (frequently tumblr). Using weheartit as a source is meaningless, as you are just reposting a graphic to tumblr that was usually made by someone on tumblr without permission or credit to them. Reposting other people’s work—be it unsourced fanart, stuff sourced to weheartit, or general credit-less reposting—is only going to encourage people to block you. Also, taking other people’s gifs to make your own photoset is not okay either. Reposting multiple people’s stuff at once does not make it any less reposted.

Hello! This post is provided in good faith that since I have not written a post solely meant for detailing my policies on reposting, here they are:

  • I do not allow reposting of my artwork
    • Absolutely not on tumblr
    • Other sites may be okay as long as you have received my permission and correctly sourced me
      • The source link must redirect to my tumblr/directly to the tumblr post
      • Please do not just source the art without asking for permission to repost.
    • If I have already contacted you and you have properly sourced my work, you’re OK
    • If I have contacted you and you’re avoiding my messages, you’re an asshole
  • I do not allow edits on my artwork
    • Please do not remove my signature
      • That’s a dick move
  • Please do not take credit for my artwork
    • Do people seriously do this
  • Personal use is okay
    • Phone wallpaper, desktop screensaver, etc.
    • No need to ask permission
  • Icons are even more okay!

Please do these!

  • Ask permission if you want to repost on another site other than tumblr
  • Reblog/Like the original post!
  • Correctly source it to my blog/original post
  • Let me know if someone reposted my art. I will contact them.
  • Hug your kitty

As a common rule of thumb, please assume an artist does not want their art reposted, especially on sites like pinterest or weheartit because from there, almost no one will know where the artwork came from. On that note, if you find a piece of art that you like, but you don’t know where it comes from, either research who the artist is or do not post it at all. I am seriously tired of all those “credit to whoever the artist is” posts. Just do not post it if you are not sure who made it. Also, the rules listed above do not necessarily apply to other artists.

Do not be afraid to ask permission! I will likely say yes if you correctly source!

Again, I’m glad that you like my art and are excited to show it off, but please keep to these mannerisms and the whole world will be happy.

anonymous asked:

why does everyone hate disneyfansonly?


disneyfansonly (or disney-fans-only as he has changed his url before) is the most hated Disney blog on the internet.  It is run by Scott Harris, who is a douchebag known in the DIsney fandom as  Scallywag Scott.  WE don’t like him because he takes the GIFs and screencaps that other people WORK VERY HARD ON and then posts it on his blog with this or something very similar to it

This is a BIG DEAL because unlike other Disney blog that add stuff like this to their posts, he adds it to OTHER PEOPLE’s posts.  Therefore, he gets the credit for OTHER PEOPLE’S hard work, because let’s face it, people are about 198796976000000000 times more likely to click on the giant “If you’re a Disney lover, check out this blog!” than the tiny little source button in the corner.  He takes advantage of other people’s art and uses it to promote himself.

There’s more.  He is a notorious re-poster, which means that he takes GIFs people make and post online, and posts it by himself instead of reblogging it.  This means that there is ABSOLUTELY NO WAY THAT THE ACTUAL ARTIST GETS CREDIT FOR WHAT THEY CREATED.  EVER SOURCE JUST LEADS BACK TO HIS BLOG.

SO what makes him an asshole?

When people try to call him out on the stuff he does, he responds with severe hate.  You think that the shit the Disney fandom gives him is bad? LOOK AT WHAT HE SENDS TO ANYONE WHO TRIES TO FIGHT HIM.  Here’s a fun game: Tag Scott in a post and see how long it takes to get “anon” hate. 


Reblogging stuff with his signature is usually okay, as long as the source is NOT disneyfansonly or WeHeartit (he uses weheartit a lot to repost stuff).  If it’s from an actually tumblr user, delete his little self-promo and reblog.  DO NOT LET HIM PROMOTE HIMSELF BY PIGGYBACKING ON THE POSTS OTHER PEOPLE MAKE. Spread the word.  He’s got a lot of followers that either don’t know or don’t care what he does.  They should care, because they are supporting plagiarism and bullying.