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If we can be provided with the thread title or better yet a link I can retrieve the content for you smile.gif


It is a section that we have plans to make better in the future. The user is ultimately responsible for labeling the content as Sponsored. Failure to do so can result in content deletion.

Can I make a plea to allow watermarks on sponsored content? For those that watermark their stuff it sucks to have to export two versions with and without watermarks in order to conform to OCN rules. There's no harm to OCN if a watermark is on there as long as it's not obscene.
     
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I believe watermarks were always permitted provided they were just of your username or something. Watermarking with your site is still considered advertising even if the content isn't sponsored.
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I believe watermarks were always permitted provided they were just of your username or something. Watermarking with your site is still considered advertising even if the content isn't sponsored.

I had content removed before thanks to this silly notion, it's just frustrating. Having to manage multiple versions of the same image is irritating, I also much prefer the added security from being able to add the site and all that to a picture. A username is just that, it can be posted elsewhere without context and it means nothing, a website, however is what it is and everybody knows it. As such, if people don't want others to find out as easily, they have to go and edit it out etc.
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I believe watermarks were always permitted provided they were just of your username or something. Watermarking with your site is still considered advertising even if the content isn't sponsored.

 

Correct, we allow watermarking of images as long as the watermark does not contain a website name or affiliate name. If it is something like your username then this is just fine. If you are to watermark your images with a company name or anything that essentially ''Promotes'' then we would consider advertising.

 

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I had content removed before thanks to this silly notion, it's just frustrating. Having to manage multiple versions of the same image is irritating, I also much prefer the added security from being able to add the site and all that to a picture. A username is just that, it can be posted elsewhere without context and it means nothing, a website, however is what it is and everybody knows it. As such, if people don't want others to find out as easily, they have to go and edit it out etc.
Logically speaking, if someone posts your username-marked pics without using your username (if they don't bother registering under your name, anyway), isn't that still suspect enough to that community that the pics might have been stolen? That aside, I suppose all I can suggest is to find a way to watermark with your username that only you can do, like how you write the name or something.
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Logically speaking, if someone posts your username-marked pics without using your username (if they don't bother registering under your name, anyway), isn't that still suspect enough to that community that the pics might have been stolen? That aside, I suppose all I can suggest is to find a way to watermark with your username that only you can do, like how you write the name or something.

You'd think so, but it rarely works out that way. The problem isn't about how unique a username is or how it's presented, it's more to do with general recognition. Like my own name wouldn't be recognised much in say India or Brazil, unlike in the UK or for some reason Thailand. People might post the images that they found here (google searches often throw up OCN because of the site size) but then the username might not mean anything to anybody. A website means the same thing to everybody as it's the same format everywhere.

This is only for final modding content or important images btw. I wouldn't bother watermarking something like a review or simple progress shots as they don't have much individual value.
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Then perhaps include something involving OCN with the watermark? I dunno... advertising rules are a separate thing from sponsored content, anyway, you might want to either bump an old Suggestions thread or make a new one.
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You'd think so, but it rarely works out that way. The problem isn't about how unique a username is or how it's presented, it's more to do with general recognition. Like my own name wouldn't be recognised much in say India or Brazil, unlike in the UK or for some reason Thailand. People might post the images that they found here (google searches often throw up OCN because of the site size) but then the username might not mean anything to anybody. A website means the same thing to everybody as it's the same format everywhere.

This is only for final modding content or important images btw. I wouldn't bother watermarking something like a review or simple progress shots as they don't have much individual value.

Hmmm, just an idea, but technically there shouldn't be a problem with a watermark that links to your thread on OCN right?

Like goo.gl/ClDfeU for AETOS?
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You'd think so, but it rarely works out that way. The problem isn't about how unique a username is or how it's presented, it's more to do with general recognition. Like my own name wouldn't be recognised much in say India or Brazil, unlike in the UK or for some reason Thailand. People might post the images that they found here (google searches often throw up OCN because of the site size) but then the username might not mean anything to anybody. A website means the same thing to everybody as it's the same format everywhere.

This is only for final modding content or important images btw. I wouldn't bother watermarking something like a review or simple progress shots as they don't have much individual value.

Hmmm, just an idea, but technically there shouldn't be a problem with a watermark that links to your thread on OCN right?

Like goo.gl/ClDfeU for AETOS?

Assuming the content is OCN exclusive and the Watermark does not relate to anything else outside of OCN then yes that would be fine.
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very nice change, good news for sure.
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