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02 January 2013 @ 05:43 pm
Hmm, I may actually make my journal friends only...  
I knew my very long much-worked upon Sire Bond post had made its way onto tumblr, but in every tumblr post I saw on it, they linked to my post. However, I just found it on a TVD/DE message board and the person who submitted it linked ONLY to the tumblr post and not my post It's a little disconcerting to know that I spent THAT much time on my post and it's just being reposted (and only a very, very small part of it) without any credit given to me at all.

I'm going to have to ponder this. I like discussion, but I also like credit for my work.

ETA: Eh, screw it. It's just TV show ramblings; I have a lot of people not on my flist who read/respond. I'll suck it up, LOL!
 
 
 
bangel_4e: delenailoveubangel_4e on January 2nd, 2013 10:48 pm (UTC)
Sometimes people can do that, they're too lazy to go back to the original post.
If you wanna feel safer about it, you can put a friends only lock, at least you'll know your friends won't just spread it all over tumblr.

I'm gonna miss your posts :=)
Arabian: Damon & Elena03arabian on January 2nd, 2013 10:57 pm (UTC)
I haven't decided yet what to do because I do have a lot of regular people who visit who AREN'T on my flist. *sigh*

Tumblr wasn't the problem, every tumblr I saw with it had a link to my post -- it was some random DE board.

ETA: Eh, I'm not going to do it. It happens, oh well.

Edited at 2013-01-02 11:39 pm (UTC)
bangel_4e: delenakiss2bangel_4e on January 2nd, 2013 11:50 pm (UTC)
Yep, I'm one of those ;)

No, No..I got that tumblr isn't the problem..I was thinking that maybe the post at DE board was taken from tumblr and not from here.
Arabian: Damon & Elena25arabian on January 3rd, 2013 12:33 am (UTC)
It was taken from tumblr, but that link VERY clearly was a quote from my post and LINKED back to my post. The poster at the DE board just decided to ignore that. Ugh
bangel_4e: olivia bwbangel_4e on January 3rd, 2013 02:09 pm (UTC)
Oh, I understand. Maybe they were in a hurry but it's still not nice. They could've added the source later.
Autopsy Gremlin: Defaultabby_i on January 2nd, 2013 11:16 pm (UTC)
In my experience, people will post your stuff regardless of how you lock things down. It is really annoying though, I agree. I get that a lot with my photos, especially the ones from flickr. People don't credit, or they modify the images and people credit that person and not me. It's rather irritating.

If you're not doing it already, you could try putting a disclaimer at the top/bottom of your posts asking for them to link back to the entry? I started doing that on my photo posts on LJ and it has helped somewhat. It might be worth thinking about?
Arabian: Alaric02arabian on January 2nd, 2013 11:38 pm (UTC)
I might do that. I don't know though, it might have just been this post since it got so much traction. I'm not going to flock my lj though, I've decided against that.

People are so rude! Harumph!
S.: the hour; <3artic_fox on January 2nd, 2013 11:44 pm (UTC)
Such is the life of the internet, it seems.

I make tumblr edits and I don't watermark them because I think it ruins the aesthetic, and I see them being reposted without credit. It annoys me, but what can you do? I think I would only bother to correct someone if they claimed it was their own. If they reblog without a source, I just have to learn to move on. I can't go contacting everyone!
Arabian: Sheldon Cooper01arabian on January 3rd, 2013 03:30 pm (UTC)
That's pretty much what it boils down to -- what can you do?
Florencia: Damon (Stardust to Remember You By)florencia7 on January 3rd, 2013 12:26 am (UTC)
I'm afraid it's inevitable to find things you post in weird places (and a DE message board isn't even a weird place lol) sometimes even without any credit at all. Some people just honestly don't know how to credit, but the small group that doesn't credit on purpose... well, it's incorrigible, so there's not much that can be done about that ^^
Arabian: Damon & Elena24arabian on January 3rd, 2013 03:31 pm (UTC)
Yeah, it's frustrating, I'm just at the 'what can you do?' stage.
Thoughts= stars I can't fathom into constellations: Elena: want to stay happythesicko1012 on January 3rd, 2013 12:29 am (UTC)
Ugh, that is just horrible. Your thoughts and posts are such a wonderful contribution to the fandom, it's really disheartening that people would abuse it by not crediting you. Not only do you not get the credit you deserve, but others might miss out on other things you have to say without linking to the source. *sigh* That is really frustrating, I'm sorry. Life on the internet, I tell ya.
Arabian: Damon & Elena14arabian on January 3rd, 2013 03:32 pm (UTC)
others might miss out on other things you have to say without linking to the source

That's kinda the key thing that bugs -- not that others miss out, but that I'm missing out on possible great discussion that could arise... I like the discussion! Ah well.

It is what it is, sigh.
(Anonymous) on January 3rd, 2013 12:43 am (UTC)
Ah that sucks! I guess i'll have to get livejournal account then so I can continue to read your lovely reviews!

But I would try putting a disclaimer at the top and bottom of your TVD posts to help eliminate the issue first.

Your Sire Bond Post is pretty well-liked in the fandom so....that's good, I guess LOL!
Arabian: Caroline03arabian on January 3rd, 2013 03:33 pm (UTC)
I've decided to not go friend's lock because I do have people who read it who aren't my flist. You should get an lj account, though, you might find it's fun! And then if you post here, I'll start to recognize your name! :D

Your Sire Bond Post is pretty well-liked in the fandom so....that's good, I guess LOL!

Yeah, it does (at last the Caroline drinking blood bag like Elena) seem to have spread.
tams71: pic#97498213tams71 on January 3rd, 2013 12:50 am (UTC)
While I agree that it sucks that the people posting and reposting, etc. etc. have not given credit where credit is MOST certainly due and that it's not cool to post your thoughts and ideas and try to pass them off as their own (if that's what happening) I think the fact that people are reading, pondering, wrapping their brains around the possibility, and making other people who might never have had the opportunity to digest the information, aware of your theory is kind of awesome. You're fast becoming a go-to TVD theorist/expert and in the grand scheme of things, the more fans, especially Damon/Elena fans, who read the theory, the better off it will be for the Damon/Elena fandom :)

Edited at 2013-01-03 12:52 am (UTC)
Arabian: Damon13arabian on January 3rd, 2013 03:35 pm (UTC)
Yeah, it's cool, I just... like the discussion here! {whines} I've pretty much decided it is what it is and am letting it go..........................
Larissa: Fringe_Olivia in glasseslarissa_j on January 3rd, 2013 12:53 am (UTC)
It might not have been malicious but rather just stupid. I guess you're just highly quotable now :)
Arabian: Peter & Olivia01arabian on January 3rd, 2013 03:39 pm (UTC)
Yeah, that's how I'll look at it, LOL!
JessSwann: Bonnie 1jessswann on January 3rd, 2013 08:23 am (UTC)
Oh it's sad to read that, but, it seem that is the internet rule... :(
And you're highly quotable, I love your reviews !
Arabian: Bonnie02arabian on January 3rd, 2013 09:00 am (UTC)
Thank you. Ah well, it happens. What can you do?
Cassandra Elise: detty sadcassandra_elise on January 3rd, 2013 04:35 pm (UTC)
If you stopped being so smart, intuitive, and creative, no one would bother stealing your work. ;)

In all seriousness, I'm sorry people aren't crediting you for your hard work. It is very frustrating, but as many people have already noted, there's really very little privacy on the internet. :/
Arabian: Betty01 - Yesarabian on January 3rd, 2013 04:39 pm (UTC)
Aww, DANIEL/BETTY -- I hearted that scene SO HARD. It might be my favorite D/B scene. *sigh*

Hee! You made me smile. Yeah, I'm in the 'it is what it is' phase. Such is life (and the interwebz!)