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Important: Have you Notified your Stock Providers?

Journal Entry: Sat Jan 25, 2014, 8:42 AM
Hi all,

I just wanted to take a quick moment out from registering people for the Photomanipulation Tournament to bring to your attention an issue that is plaguing our community.

I think a lot of people think that, with the new Mentions system, there is no need to notify stock providers when you use their work. This is untrue! There are a few of reasons why you still need to notify them via note or comment, as per their preference, when you use their stock:

1. Some people turn their Mentions off because they get to be annoying. Thus, if you don't tell them, they may never see your gorgeous work.

2. Stock providers like to keep track of your work, and notes/comments help with that.

3. If your stock provider doesn't see your work, he/she can't give you love!

4. It is almost always in a stock provider's Terms of Use to NOTIFY OF USE. If you cannot follow the TOU (including notifying them via note or comment), please don't use the stock.

Please keep this in mind next time you submit a photomanipulation or other deviation that uses stock or resources. We are so lucky to have an absolutely amazing stock community, and it is important to honor their wishes and show them respect.

And while I'm at it, I couldn't give a few DDs that I wanted to give last week because people didn't credit or wrote, "I'm tired and will add credits later." Seriously? Don't upload until you are able to credit. Again, it goes back to being fair and honoring these wonderful free gifts we are being given as members of the photomanipulation community on dA.

Carry on, and don't forget about the TOURNAMENT!!


Thank you,

Jade


Don't forget this important step in crediting your stock providers!
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:iconduesterheit:
duesterheit Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2014
It's a matter of propriety. too bad not everyone has it.
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WDWParksGal-Stock Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I hope it is okay that I don't even require notification. If someone notifies me am always happy to fave the work, and with mentions I can see other works by those who gave me credit (credit isn't necessary either). I always notify stock providers when I use their stock but on my own stock sites, I just don't have the time to worry about who is using what or when.

Good article. Invited into DevNews :aww:
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:iconaeirmid:
Aeirmid Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2014   Digital Artist
I guess I need to add an addendum that you just need to follow terms of use, whatever they may be.
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:iconwdwparksgal-stock:
WDWParksGal-Stock Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
That would be good. Some of us stock providers just don't want to have to deal.
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:iconmippieart:
mippieArt Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
I didn't know you can turn off your mentions, mmmm... awesome, now I know
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:iconcelticstrm-stock:
CelticStrm-Stock Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Amen, Sister! :salute: :D I agree with every single word! Also, with the mentions thing.. it seems to stop mentioning people after the first five or 10. It's a handy system, but not always reliable. :iconsquishhugplz: Also, the 'will credit later' thing drives me batty too. :/
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dreamswoman Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
It happened to me to notify the user, but someone wrote to me: "I have seen already mention, there was no need to leave a comment". And this puts a little confused... :(
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:iconaeirmid:
Aeirmid Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2014   Digital Artist
Yeah i guess it goes back to the whole "follow the terms of use" thing. I guess some of them don't want to be notified anymore, but I keep hearing stories of people who aren't being notified and are getting upset about it. :/
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dreamswoman Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I continue to notify and I will do even more attention to the terms of use, is the only thing to do. Perhaps with the introduction of the mentions, the stocker should review their rules and also include some doubts concerning the mentions :/
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PirateLotus-Stock Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2014
Indeed, they should!
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:iconaeirmid:
Aeirmid Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2014   Digital Artist
that's a really good point. :)
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Dani-Owergoor Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You're right , Jade, I agree with you.
Sometimes I credit the profile page of the stock owner on my descriptions, but I notified them in the page of the stock I used, because after I check the Mentions I have I delete them, and I think many people do the same and if the stock owners delete the Mention after they check our artwork, they will be without the direct link to our jobs. 
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:iconaeirmid:
Aeirmid Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2014   Digital Artist
:nod: exactly. :heart:
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Dani-Owergoor Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:hug:
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Mystary-Angel Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Are mentions when you use the deviant's icon in the description?
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:iconaeirmid:
Aeirmid Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2014   Digital Artist
Right, and it automatically says someone mentioned you in your inbox.
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shelldevil Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2014
THANKYOU!!!!!

I hatehatehate the "Will credit later" thing. I've seen that on pieces that are 3 years old. Sadly, by the time 3 years have passed the stock provider has probably got jack of having thier rules broken and left anyway. 
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:iconaeirmid:
Aeirmid Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2014   Digital Artist
:heart:
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Magical525 Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2014  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
So very true and so important - so this is going into my fav folder with stuff artists need to read :)
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Cassy-Blue Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2014   General Artist
thank you thank you thank you. I prefer a notification because it's permanent, it's always going to be there on the comment section of the deviation. A mention can be very easily deleted and then the deviation lost and doesn't get into my collection of art using my stock (which I do features of).
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Slug22 Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2014
I copy the url's of stock that I use and then paste them into notepad as I download it. Then I just save it to the folder for that manipulation. That way it's easier to credit when it comes to submitting, I usually compile that on the saved file and copy/paste into the description. Doing it that way I can then copy the url of my submission and use the handy links I just made to notify the stockers. Being a stocker myself, also RockStocks, I find it a little upsetting when people don't let me know what they have done especially when it is really great work this one being one of them www.psdbox.com/tutorials/doubl…
Personally I would have done a feature on such a thing just because I'm proud that my stock gets where it is.... but this one leaves me feeling a little less than content and there is no need to for anyone to react because I already said my piece in note form!
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:iconaeirmid:
Aeirmid Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2014   Digital Artist
That is an awesome idea (to keep track of your stocks). Thanks for sharing!
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Slug22 Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2014
:)
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SoulcolorsArt Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I always comment on the stock I use, because I find it superfun if they give a reaction on my work and like it :) 
And its handy to have a system to save the links of the stock you use, so you don't have to find them again when you wanna post your work.
I save hem as a concept email and when I post my work, I only have to copy and paste :)
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mirz-alt Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2014   General Artist
:clap:  I am an emoticonist. I get hundreds of mentions a day. So many, I usually just mass delete. (I don't turn them off because I like to see which of my emotes are used and when.)  Sometimes I will find a mention in there for my stock, but 90% of the I miss them. I must prefer a notification. Not all my stock requires it, but some do and I like to fave all deviations that use my resources.

That said, if I can play devil's advocate, when mentions first happened, there were a couple of high-profile stock deviants who said that mentions were fine in place of notifications, as they preferred not having 2 links to the same piece. I think some people saw that and felt it was okay across the board, but it's not. You really need to check and make sure the TOU are followed.
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:iconaeirmid:
Aeirmid Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2014   Digital Artist
so exactly on point! :D
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:iconchimeraartz:
ChimeraArtz Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I'm having this issue in my group now. One person even state they don't credit brushes. I don't care if it's the most smallest of detail, if you use someones stock credit them. I don't understand why this is so difficult for people to understand!
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LadyEvilArts Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2014   General Artist
Totally agree about "I'm tired and will add credits later.", always considered that as disrespect to stock artists :cry:
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:iconcassy-blue:
Cassy-Blue Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2014   General Artist
Ooooh I hate that too.
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:iconaeirmid:
Aeirmid Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2014   Digital Artist
:nod:
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Nichrysalis Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
THIS. so much this, in fact, that it's awesomely awesome in its awesomeness.
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:iconaeirmid:
Aeirmid Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2014   Digital Artist
:heart:
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:iconnichrysalis:
Nichrysalis Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
:heart: I receive a lot of mentions for my fractal stock but only a shocking few comments or notes about it. So thanks for putting this out there.
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:iconaeirmid:
Aeirmid Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2014   Digital Artist
Sure thing. Your fractal stock is awesome.
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:iconnichrysalis:
Nichrysalis Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Thank you! :)
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FictionChick Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I've been guilty of relying on the Mention system. Hide Under Rock I've also done the whole "Credits in a minute..." thing. But I always come back and post them. :D
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