Sorry but the only thing that bugs me more than not sourcing is sourcing places like 9gag and places like that.
Just some insight into this for those who don’t know. 9gag steals content constantly! They take peoples work and watermark it with their logo and never give attribution for anything! They crop work as to remove peoples watermarks who are rightful owners of said work. They are dubious in every way shape and form. They are thieves of the highest caliber and plagiarists of the lowest common denominator so don’t support them whenever possible, which should be always.
Reblogging with the reason as to why as given by the Scott. Why reblog again? Because I keep seeing this shit on my dash. Don’t make me unfollow people I like because they keep posting shit from 9GAG
Dash would you please stop. Please. 3 in the past couple of minutes……no. Don’t….Stop making me see this when I refresh
bringing this back. BECAUSE STOP
REBLOGGING cause its needs to been seen as often as possible by as many people as possible so this shit stops. Post 9gag and I shitcan ya, NO EXCEPTIONS. Put your money where your mouth is even if it is only something as seemingly inconsequential as a reblog, don’t reblog or support 9gag ever!
needs to be brought back again
I agree to most of the points above, however the reason why most pictures on 9GAG aren’t sourced is because the uploader couldn’t be bothered to (or just didn’t include) the source when initially uploading the image; it’s not 9GAG that actively remove the source/watermarks (as far as my own experience has taught me; I could be wrong, but my time spent on that site tells me that I’m not).
I, personally, don’t upload anything unless I either know, or can find, it’s source and I often spend a lot of time searching for an original post/image, when I know the one I’ve seen isn’t the original. In the case of Tumblr, I always want to reblog the original post, not a re-post someone has made (because they either want the credit themselves, or they just haven’t done their research to see if it’s already been posted). It also makes me very angry when I know someone has posted something, without crediting the creator/source, when I know that it wouldn’t have taken more than a 2 second check on Google to find it. Or when it’s credited to another image-sharing website, when the original source is actually displayed in the image itself! (Oh yes, I’m sure we’ve all seen that happen!)
The one redeeming factor of 9GAG (and, again, I do agree with the above points; them putting their watermark on every single picture is something that frustrates me to no end) is that you can (and I have) found a hell of a lot of amazing original content, by being directed to Tumblr or DeviantART (etc) which I wouldn’t have found out about, had I not been browsing images on that site.
When you upload to 9GAG (and all image-sharing sites I’ve checked for this feature so far) there is a very clear (not hidden or obscured) box labelled “Via / Source (recommend)” just underneath what tags you’re putting into it… Please remember that people are responsible for their own actions; it’s when they disassociate themselves from those actions that it’s a real threat, I think.
I don’t actually use 9GAG often any more (not for political reasons; I’m mainly just sick of all the smart-alec comments on every bloody picture, as it almost always ends in people having a go at each other over the web for no apparent reason!) but please don’t swear off something that does bring good (seriously, there’s some great stuff to be found there!) just because the majority of the people who use it are inconsiderate or ignorant to online/art-based etiquette…
If we all did that, I literally don’t think we’d be able to use any website!