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21 August 2012 @ 07:47 pm
PSA: rules of fanart usage  

Hello there all! I'm Kay one of the mods here at anime20in20 and you may know me as the one that keeps annoying you all about properly crediting fanarts.
Proper crediting of fanarts has always been in the rules here but it's only fairly recently that the penalty has been added and actively enforced. During each round I go through most, if not all, the entries to check if the credits for fanarts has been properly given. If I suspect that a fanart has been used I will usually comment on the post asking whether or not it has been as reminding you to add credits.
In future, I plan to continue commenting on the post itself but I will also send the maker a PM at the same time - if neither the PM nor the comment is replied to I will bring the entry in question up to just_miya and we'll make a decision whether or not to enforce the penalty.
Please do reply to my comment or PM - it would make things a lot easier and would ensure that your entry is not penalised if the icon is not using a fanart. Also, if you notice something that has slipped through the cracks please feel free to PM me about it and I'll follow it up.
Now what I want to see in the credits post. Ideally it would look something like this:
Credit for the original images goes to:
1. YUI6. 空田みらい@ついった
2. masala7. とーや
3. もきお8. さつき
4. ソララ9. ゆもと@青黒増殖運動なう
5. こうすけ10. はづき★6/24 ア13b
But I would also accept:
Credit for the original images goes to:
3.もきお8. さつき
4. ソララ9. ゆもと@青黒増殖運動なう
5. こうすけ10. はづき★6/24 ア13b

Credit for the original images goes to:
Remember though that when you are linking to the images that they must be to a site where the artist has originally posted it (i.e. usually pixiv) or where the artist is properly credited (i.e. for example with the first image, the site must include: artist is YUI or something along those lines).
Linking sites like zerochan.net or facebook do not count unless the original artist is credited.

Sorry if I seem as though I'm being overly harsh or strict on this issue. Many of us ask for credit when other use our icons so it's only fair to the artist of the art that we are using gets the same amount of respect and credit for thier hard work.
♥ Kay

EDIT: Thanks to caterfree10 some resources which may help you find the sources: here, here, here and here. Please still be aware that all sources must include credit to the artist :)
caterfree10: I heart my daemoncaterfree10 on August 21st, 2012 03:29 pm (UTC)
As a help for this, there are a variety of sites where you can search using images to find the source. I personally utilize a Chrome add-on (also available in Firefox flavor with more options) that allows you to use Google Image Search, TinEye Search, SourceNAO, and IQDB Search and over 90% of the time, I can find the source using one of these options. :>
caterfree10: All my Angels and Demonscaterfree10 on August 22nd, 2012 02:41 am (UTC)
Chrome add-on link!
Here's the link for the Chrome add-on I mentioned above. It's not as extensive as the Firefox add-on, but it works well enough, imho. :3
caterfree10caterfree10 on August 21st, 2012 03:30 pm (UTC)
Er, I'd like to be able to share some good resources on some search engines and browser add-ons that help locate fanart sources, but my comment was marked as spam because of the links. :C

Edit: ALKSJHFSLKDJH I forgot the link for the Chrome add-on anyway! *facepalm* At least I remembered the Firefox one. :T

Edited at 2012-08-21 03:31 pm (UTC)
Kaykayable on August 22nd, 2012 12:41 am (UTC)
I included your links in the post, thanks! :)
Miya: ♣ | kboyjust_miya on August 22nd, 2012 01:51 am (UTC)
Thanks for your contribution, I unspam your comment :D
[☆] [ you are my saviour. ]: camera time ♥ junjunbaka_tenshi on September 18th, 2012 02:11 am (UTC)
hello! i have a question regarding this rule. whenever i do use fanart for my icons, i always put the credit right underneath of that particular set (example 01 & example 02 [not dial up safe by the way]) and i was wondering if that's acceptable as well. :)

Edited at 2012-09-18 02:15 am (UTC)
Kay: head in the cloudskayable on September 18th, 2012 02:24 am (UTC)
That should be fine as along as it's all numbered correctly and linked to pixiv/original artist accounts (so from what I saw in the posts should be okay :) )
[☆] [ you are my saviour. ]: camera time ♥ junjunbaka_tenshi on September 18th, 2012 02:46 am (UTC)
alright thank you. :D and wow that's a fast reply