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Okay, so, I read this, and, while I agree it’s important to give an artist credit, I think this is sometimes too server.
Some people just want to browse tumblr and reblog photos of pretty, cute, or otherwise “interesting” things. Sometimes the person who posted them did not include a pixiv or whatever click-through link.
Yes, some people have enough spoons or whatever to go through and search the web, find the original, and add the click-through link.
But others… they just don’t. They are not trying to take credit for others art, they just cannot, for whatever reason, go out of their way to search for sources to things.
They want to share beauty, in whatever shape it takes for them. If you put this constraint, this idea that reblogging without adding a click-through link is “bad”, it is shaming people who cannot do it. It forces them to choose… do I put a lot more effort into sharing this picture, this photo, so that I can be “accepted” and “good”, or am I forced to ignore it, even though it is something I want to share, I can’t, because it would make me “bad”.
So, yes. Again, it is important to add these links when blogging them the first time. It is great to add them when you discover a post which does not have one. But please don’t shame people who, for whatever reason, cannot do more than simply reblog? It’s not their fault the post does not have a link.
talking about not having enough spoons to use tineye/google
shut the fuck up tumblr
Make excuses for lazy people. Yup.