Saturday, July 16, 2011

Giving credit where credit is due

This is a post I've been meaning to make for awhile; I've just been distracted by other, more exciting topics. But it needs to be said, and now is as good a time as any.

These things are just matters of politeness:
  1. If you share a picture that you found somewhere else online, tell your readers where you found it.
  2. If it's a professional shot and you know who the photographer and/or model is, tell your readers that, too.
  3. If you have only incomplete information about a picture you found, tell you readers as much as you know.
  4. If you publish a story on the EMCSA and someone else helped you with it in any capacity (even proofreading), thank them by name at the start of your story.
I'm not thinking of any particular incident as I write this entry. It's more about an accumulation of annoyances over several years - annoyances about things done to other people and things done to me personally.

What it all boils down to is this: if you want credit for the things you do, then it only makes sense to give others credit for the things they do.

End of rant. I promise to give you something sexier next time around. ;)

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