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Fan art situation. ADMINS PLEASE READ!

This thread is for Admins User:Beeper100 and User:Aaron Warner-Perfection; please let me know what you girls think.

Since I do really see myself as a janitor for I cannot actually help improving the content on this wiki, I take my self-appointed job quite seriously; as you may have noticed, I've move onto the task of renaming files so it is easier to identify what they are (hopefully), and because the majority of the images I came across so far are all traceable to DeviantArt, I decided to simply use whatever they were titled on that platform plus the artist's account. I've being doing it for a while, until I came to the sense that, the majority of the fan art also happened to be the works by http://chrysalisgrey.deviantart.com .

My question is this: True, I've come to recognize that not EVERYONE has the moral compass or feel the need of common courtesy for asking permission, but since I'm one of those people who do, I need to ask, did either of you asked her about it before posting a ton load of her stuff? Hear me out. Sure, you've credited who those images were by, and honestly, that is already a lot better than what's happening on a lot of other places, but it's still not the same as actually being granted to upload them by the creator.

Why is this my concern and thought it's worth bringing up? Because I've already spent time renaming the files, and I felt extremely silly for NOT questioning this beforehand: What if the creator somehow finds out her images are used here without her permission, and demands them to be removed? Should this unfortunately happen, basically all the renaming actions I did was a waste of time (which is why until this issue is resolved, I will be working on something else). This is entirely possible, for not long ago someone came forward to the (now worryingly inactive) head Admin of tLCW, and expressed how displeased they were as apparently the said Admin had uploaded a personal photograph of the person's bookshelf without notifying them or their permission.

TBH, I thought it was rather embarrassing for it (the act of reposting something without permission) to even happen in the first place, and I would like to hope it doesn't come to that here, which is why better late than never: If one of you did in fact already get the go-ahead, please reply so that I don't have to worry. If neither of you did, well, you both are Admins, that means you have more or less the responsibility to take care of what's happening on this wiki. Since both of you have one point uploaded her images, I think it's safe to assume you girls found her images by some means.

I do not have a Tumblr account personally, and consequently barely know how to navigate on the site (due to the never-ending various themes) but it seems to me that if http://ice-ridden.tumblr.com was this person tumblr, according to http://lbardugo.tumblr.com/post/59355055246, it's deactivated. I have no idea how that works on tumblr, so I don't know if this person is actually still on that platform but just changed the url or something (like I said, I don't understand tumblr). However if that's the case, since it seems to be a source where you guys found her images, I hope you guys can contact here there and properly ask for her consent.

If Tumblr is absolutely out of the question, I have located what's supposedly her Twitter and her Goodreads account. Let me know about the situation; because I think the info is more private, I will PM it to you girls on Goodreads so that one of you can proceed.

Another reason why I feel like bringing it up, because on tLCW, some fan artists actually came to the wiki and uploaded their artworks themselves! This wiki is supposedly the most resourceful, if not the one and only, Wikia wiki for this series. And there are still a lot of stub pages. I am not pressuring you guys to work on them, we all have RL to deal with, however, I think it's obvious that it doesn't hurt to have new editors helping out. By asking her permission, maybe you'd introduce her to this wiki that she has never known existed; besides, she is seemingly quite popular around this fandom, and could be a good influence and bring in more people.

Please let me know what's going on. Perhaps one of you did already get her permission, meaning, I just wasted time writing the lengthy thing above, but I really do think it is an important matter and felt the need of posting this regardlessly.

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Beeper100
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Before I became member of this wiki, these fanarts were uploaded by one of the orginal ADMINS (I'm about 80% positive on that), so they might have requested permisson, but I'm not certain on that. I didn't get any consent when I uploaded the higher quality images, so it's a no for me.  

Likewise to you, I have no idea how Tumblr works (and never would bother to anyway; some areas of the Tumblr community are messy), but I do have a Twitter account - and obviously a Goodreads account, lol. My Twitter account is never used, so I'd prefer not to contact her there since it might seem like I'm trolling her or something. I think if we did get in contact with her, it would be nice to have her as a new editor, and hopefully I'll be more active in a month or so after I graduate.  

Thank you for the warning. The Goodreads method would be more convenient for me, so I'd apperciate if you sent me that account, but either way is okay. ><

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Oh that's reassuring (I was starting to think I'm one of the minority living in 2010s who doesn't have tumblr lol)

And yes, I completely understand your reasons with Twitter; it's kind of like that for me lol. I'm glad the Goodreads method is okay with you. Will be replying you there shortly.

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While the original ordeal (getting fan artist chrysalisgrey to agree with her being reprinted here) is resolved, the followup question at Thread:4009 has yet to be answered; when the both of you have time, I'd really like to hear your thoughts ASAP.

Now onto a different but related topic regarding to fan arts. Can anyone provide the original source (preferably DeviantArt, but any platform the art works were originally uploaded to is fine) of the following?

Also, besides the ones listed above; I also couldn't find the source for:

Upon first glance, I assumed they were also by chrysalisgrey, which was why I didn't list them... Until I realized they were not uploaded onto her DeviatArt (if they were at one point, they are now removed)... So yeah, not exactly sure if it's her work (even though I feel like I'm seeing her signature on the piece... but because the image quality is so poor... it's really hard to tell).

ANYWAYS, if anyone knows who created those art works, some enlightenment will be deeply appreciated.

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Below are the ones I am able to find their sources (the last one was found by Grace) and the links are all provided in this gallery. I believe those artists deserved to be notified (albeit afterwards) just like the treatment chrysalisgrey got. I've done half of the job, so again I'll leave the contacting to you Admins.

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Oh my god, I'm so sorry, I'll tell you who created the other fan arts. I'll check them immediately. 

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Image One: The first one is just a meme. I really doubt whoever orignally made it will be found. Basically a bunch of fandoms have swapped the name "Warner" for whoever was in their ship, and I don't suspect whoever made the meme made it for the Shatter Me fandom either. So best bet is to delete it, but your opinion matters too, so tell me what you think.

Image Two: this is where is was supposedly orignated from: http://odairey.tumblr.com/ via this wiki: http://shipping.wikia.com/wiki/File:~Shatter_Me_%C2%A4Warnette_$Aaron_Warner_$Juliette_Ferrars_tumblr@odairey_*1.jpg

Image Three: Same as above

Image Four: That one was actually from the dramione ship family (Draco and Hermione) so probably best to delete as well.

Image Five: From a Youtube drawing tutorial, not from the fans of Shatter Me. Delete as well.

Image Six: I'm not sure; no search results, but it was obviously made for the Shatter Me fandom because of the word Ignite etched on his back. Perhaps the artist directly uploaded it to the Wikia?

Image Seven: I'm not sure. The account is @igniteme_ but I'm not sure which platform. Best bet is to ask Lyra since she uploaded it. The websites that show up are for Instagram, but not the actual Instagram website.

Image Eight: No search results so I'm unsure.

Image Nine: The watermark says "cathy_herondale" but I don't know if that is an account name or not. I looked it up, but there were no direct results for Instagram/Twitter/FB.

Image Ten: This fan art was made for the Unbecoming of Mara Dyer series, not Shatter Me series.

Image Eleven: It led to a Pinterest board, but I couldn't find the image on the board. Sorry, I don't really know how Pinterest works. https://www.pinterest.com/anneleyyd/shatter-me-by-tahereh-mafi/

Image Eleven: http://weheartit.com/dela12/collections/104138004-shatter-me (but no Deviantart, sorry)

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Tomorrow I'll ask the artists, but it seems quite late right now.

EDIT: Is there any area on Deviantart where they might post a link to a different social media account of theirs because I don't have an account there.

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