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A field/form for reposting permissions

Parasprite 4 years ago updated by Digby (Community Manager) 3 years ago 1

As I come from a site where artists aren't usually the uploader (e621), permission issues tend to come up a lot. Most artists don't seem to mind reposts but some prefer to have more control over what happens with their art (or at least feel like they have more control). For instance:

  • Many users don't ask because they don't know how to
  • There may be a language barrier
  • Artists are often not aware their art is being reposted
  • Artists can put their preferences on their profile page or a journal, but users rarely expect information like this to be there, and usually have to dig to find it

Even being optional, standardizing this could help improve communication to other users and reduce the risk of conflicts. This could be implemented either as a "one size fits all", per-image, or a combination of the two. Even just an empty field with the right label on it may be enough, but here's an rough sketch of a quick form:

I allow uploading to...

Websites:
( ) Any website
( ) Any website except: ______________________________________________
(o) Only these websites: e621, FA, IB, SoFurry, Weasl, Furry Network________

The following people can repost:
( ) As long as I am credited as the artist/character owner, anybody can repost
(o) Only these people: commissioners and character owners, otherwise just ask me first__

The following content can be reposted:
( ) All content
( ) No commissions, except if the commissioner uploads it
(o) Any content except: No weird fetishy stuff, everything else is fine____________
( ) Only the following types of content: ____________________________________

Other notes:
____________________________________
____________________________________

This will not directly prevent other users from reposting your art, all it does is give a place to put information about your preferences. We do not have the ability to control art posted to other websites that we do not own.

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Reposting is always a sticky issue, and having a standard form may make users feel obligated to allow reposting elsewhere. If artists want to grant reposting permission, they may have text either on individual art or on their profile page.

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Reposting is always a sticky issue, and having a standard form may make users feel obligated to allow reposting elsewhere. If artists want to grant reposting permission, they may have text either on individual art or on their profile page.