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I am starting to see more of my content reposted elsewhere and it is frustrating that there is usually no credit or connection to me. I usually make 2 versions of a GIF, one without a watermark specifically for HQG, and another with one to post elsewhere. Honestly, I don't do it often unless I know it has a lot of usability. I appreciate the community here, but even people I talk to every day have recognized my work but didn't know I made it.
Just because users like u/ElPinko "creatively" add their name, does not prevent it from being a watermark. I am just using him as an example because he does it most visibly, and by no means hating or mean to be disrespectful. I WISH I could do what he does. But When I have a 1 second GIF, how is it different if I flash my username by changing the opacity (so it is not even static) different than him flashing it several times across 60 seconds?
The rule in https://www.reddit.com/r/HighQualityGifs/wiki/submission_criteria simply says "No personal watermarks."
So if I can't have my name flash for 1 second, but others can, you should strongly reconsider how you are enforcing this policy, or even better get rid of this silly rule within a rule that is restrictive to the point that it dissuades people from submitting their content here.
Is this something we as a community could reconsider?
Thanks for coming to my TED talk,
Edit: I appreciate replies from mods who were direct and provided their reasoning. I appreciate everyone’s stance, and would like to see more flexibility in this rule in the future. I only take issue with the rule, not the mods. So, thank you again for taking the time to talk to me.