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motoyugota wrote:


Your point being?
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Don't be a dick, and properly link to the creators of the content you supposedly support.
 
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motoyugota wrote:
MungSu wrote:


Don't be a dick, and properly link to the creators of the content you supposedly support.



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motoyugota wrote:
MungSu wrote:


Don't be a dick, and properly link to the creators of the content you supposedly support.


Says the person who uses Snoopy as an avatar. Talk about being a dick.
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MungSu wrote:
motoyugota wrote:
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Don't be a dick, and properly link to the creators of the content you supposedly support.


Says the person who uses Snoopy as an avatar. Talk about being a dick.


Completely different scenarios. And if you can't understand the difference, there really is no hope for you.
 
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motoyugota wrote:
MungSu wrote:
motoyugota wrote:
MungSu wrote:


Don't be a dick, and properly link to the creators of the content you supposedly support.


Says the person who uses Snoopy as an avatar. Talk about being a dick.


Completely different scenarios. And if you can't understand the difference, there really is no hope for you.


I understand the difference. One is linking to an external image, which has plenty of citations as to it's source. Which is what I did. The other is stealing, which is what you have done.
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motoyugota wrote:


While I agree that proper credit is due the artists, the idea of posting only part of a comic and a link is a foolish one.

First many people are just going to be annoyed and not bother to click the link... leaving them with a BAD impression of the artist and the poster.

Second and even worse for the artist, if they do click the link and that particular comic wasn't funny they will likely never click on links to that artist's pages again.

Direct case in point... I find only about 20% of the Dork Tower to be funny... and while it is often linked in various nerdy site besides just BGG, I virtually never click though to see the comics directly EXCEPT when a full comic has been posted that I thought WAS funny and then I go to the author's site to see if that particular comic is part of a series. On those occasions I have ended up spending 20-30 minutes on the Dork Tower site reading things and even clicked through to look at merchandise and at some ads.

But if all people ever did is put in links or incomplete comics, once I had read 3-4 unfunny Dork Towers I would never have seen the ones I think are actually funny and worth supporting.

So I personally think exposure is the BEST thing you can do for a comic artist you think is actually funny. And links alone are not really very good exposure.

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Not to mention that some sites are so full of ads it makes using them almost impossible. So I, like many people, use AdBlock or something similar to make navigating ad filled sites bearable. I know that's unfair to the site creator, but news sites in particular load slower now than they did in the dial-up modem days.

To make it easier to navigate to the Dork Tower site, which I do enjoy, I have now included a URL link in the OP so you can click on the cartoon to go to the comic on the site.
 
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motoyugota wrote:
MungSu wrote:


Don't be a dick, and properly link to the creators of the content you supposedly support.


:: shrug :: nice to see you can click through to the site, but really the subject says it is "DorkTower", the first panel says "DorkTower" and at the bottom there are the links that anyone can type in to go to the facebook, twitter, website, and tumbler for the DorkTower as part of the comic itself. Really how much "citation" does one need... no, I actually think you are right... Does anyone know if this is actually a DorkTower comic and where it came from as I just don't trust the 7 other pointers on the comic/thread.
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Looking at the bottom of the strip, there is ...
goldencamel the credit to the artist,
goldencamel the link to his homepage,
goldencamel the link to the Dork Tower homepage,
goldencamel the link to his facebook page,
goldencamel the link to his twitter account,
goldencamel and the link to tumblr.

I think that should suffice. Says me, the Dork Tower fan-boy.


EDIT: ninja'd by Jarrett meeple
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