A few monts ago I decided to make a page about reposts because this is something that bothers me a lot and I’m always complaining here (because people don’t have morals and always need to get followers using me). Now I’ve been asked to make it rebloggable. Be aware that english is not my first language, so, sorry for my mistakes.
When you go to Google or We Heart It or even Tumblr and see an edit that you like, you usually will save it on your computer, right? A repost is when you save it on your computer and post it on your blog to get notes with it (and followers). A few people do it because they want to share the image bla bla bla. But there are lots of people here who do it just to get followers and notes. They don’t care if it yours or not. They don’t care if you spent a lot of time making that gif that you are so proud of. They just repost it, take the credits for it and don’t care if it makes you sad or not.
- I like to reblog posts, does it count as a repost?
Not at all. This is why we are on this website in the first place. When you reblog, you share that post that you loved and the credits go to the poster! Reblogging is totally fine (unless this is a repost, them it’s a bit more difficult).
- Why do you care so much about reposts?
Because I love editing and making gifs. I don’t do it only because I want followers. I do it because it’s my passion. I feel better when I edit a pic. I spend hours (HOURS) making gifs and I don’t mind at all. Can you imagine how bad it is seeing a repost of my work? That edit that made me so happy because I made it the way I wanted? They take the credits for what I do. That’s why.
- What do I do if I see a repost?
You have two options:
1) Ask the reposter to take the post down;
2) Ask Tumblr to take the post down.
You need to have the link of the original post AND of the repost, specially if you ask the tumblr to delete the later. To ask to Tumblr you need to go on Help, write “reposts”, then you click on Contact Support and write an e-mail with the link to the original post AND to the repost. The subject of the e-mail needs to be “reposts”.
If it’s not yours, you can tell to the original poster, they’ll know what to do or what they want to do.
- Do the reposters always take the post down?
No. Some of them use the argument “it’s on the internet, if you don’t want it to be reposted don’t post it on your blog”. Which is ridiculous because this is my blog, this is where I share what I do and since I made the edit/gif, I want it to stay on my blog, thank you very much.
But, of course, you might find people with good heart..
- I repost, but only when the edits don’t have a name/watermark. do you think it’s reposting?
Yes, it is. Some edit/gif makers don’t like to put watermark because they think it’s ugly (I do) or weird etc. But it’s still theirs. It’s still a repost.
- What do I need to do to not be a reposter?
This is easy. You know that edit that you saved? That amazing gif that makes you smile all the time? Don’t post it on your blog. It doesn’t matter if it’s beautiful, if you want to share etc. Don’t post and don’t share. Stay with it on your computer, only on your computer. Did you make it? No? So don’t post it.
Reposting is now against tumblr’s terms and policies. You see, now it’s not only our thing. It’s not about edit/gif makers complaning. It’s about tumblr now (and I’m happy, I have a new argument against reposters yay!)
(screencap / post on the official blog)
Also, the girls from repostingisstealing are always fighting with reposters. Follow them and give your love, they deserve it.
I’ve unfollowed reposters.