Otaku Legend | Posted 02/06/12 | Reply
oh wow. i keep getting complemants on my rant!! ^^ I must say, it kinda makes me happy. i was just doing what I thought was right. i didn't mean to make anyone angry with me! :3 iam super happy!
News Correspondent (Otaku Eternal) | Posted 02/05/12 | Reply
Well. That's funny.
Embracing Insanity (Otaku Eternal) | Posted 02/05/12 | Reply
*reads up on latest dramaz*
People who don't like the feature, chill: Adam's given you the handy option to refuse lending your art to other creators. People who like the feature: rejoice, WE MADE IT! :D *throws confetti around*
Mind Reader (Otaku Eternal) | Posted 02/05/12 | Reply
Glad you think so xD
I just wanted to post the same comment , only with this video. XDD
WE DID IT!!
Protos Heis (Otaku Eternal) | Posted 02/05/12 | Reply
WE DID IT.
DOWN TO 2!
4 more guys and I can't submit any more. GO ON WITHOUT ME!
Otaku Legend | Posted 02/04/12 | Reply
40 more. We can do it!(I would love to be very happy now but I feel like shit)
bird nerd. (Otaku Angel) | Posted 02/03/12 | Reply
I don't think we're gonna make it. D:
The Hero of Time (Otaku Eternal) | Posted 02/03/12 | Reply
That's what I was thinking ! :D
I see the number increasing, so i want to browse them, but it is too hard to pick them out in the crowd.
Or we could just tag them all with "feature collaboration", I suppose.
Alert that person through private message to edit their piece with the reference link. It happened to me a couple times, where I pasted it in, but then it didn't show up.
To everyone participating, check your wallpapers/ecards after you submit them to make sure the link is actually there :D
It is unreliable though, I agree. So what can be done?
Otaku Legend | Posted 02/03/12 | Reply
LOVE THIS FEATURE! Although.....
I've noticed one thing, when some people post collabs they seem to not be linked to the original. Yet they in their posts they say who the original was by. This is affecting our numbers I've seen it a few times, is there anything we can do about this?
Redeemed (Otaku Eternal) | Posted 02/03/12 | Reply
It would be nice if we could see the collaborative submissions. Like they had their own special section?
eh, at least its something to do XD
Otaku Legend | Posted 02/02/12 | Reply
ohmigosh thank you so much!!
>//< i feel so bad for being rude...but i couldn't help it...i was so sad when i read some of those comments.
the o is nice. it is wonderful to come online to a site that always has someone online looking at my art saying "oh hi, oh hi!! i love your submissions...i hope you get more up soon"
^^ and don't feel bad, we can't always help it!
>thanks so much for the sub!!! ^^
Senior Otaku | Posted 02/02/12 | Reply
Is he joking?
@kamichama karin s:
Layin' down a verbal smackdown LIKE A BAWS.
I agree, this is definitely one of the nicest communities I've ever been in. I don't think they'd be art thieves! Sure there has probably been the occasional art thief, but this place isn't like that. Coming from a person that has been to some of the worse and ruder parts of the internet, this place is really nice! (Sometimes overly nice!)
Sometimes I feel like I don't fit in as well since I've grown accustomed to sharing my feeling with rage and rude snarkiness. So I feel like I'm being too rude sometimes D:
SuperBum (Otaku Eternal) | Posted 02/02/12 | Reply
when did all this drama get here
excuse me...may I have a word?
I appologize in advance for this rant, and I am usually a pretty agreeable girl...but for some reason, you're comments these last few days have really pissed me off. I have sat idle by and watched you deny and reject EVERY reply you have been sent. This may sound rude, but I think you are being unforgivable. Even if this comment gets me suspended from the O, it is worth it on all accounts in my opinion. but please, hear me out.
You say that It is promoting art theft...but HOWEVER it is really PREVENTING art theft, no??? this feature, will be making it LEGAL and more appropriate to edit someone's art.not to mention, the scans people use most of the time aren't as nice as the art on theO. and to tell you the absolute truth, i would feel honored if someone liked my own art enough to edit it to make something. who knows, the end result may even be more beautiful than the original. *something to think about* and as long as the original says it's all right to do it. what the hell!?
but none of your words hurt me more than the one vidal mistake you made.
you just accused my friends of being thiefs...
....and the knife cuts through my heart...
of all the websites I have been on promoting fan art and such, I have NEVER found a site more friendly and welcoming as this. look around you, get to know the people here and you will see things the way I see them. the people here care about art as much as you do. (if they didn't, then why on earth would they be here?)
look at our faces...think about it. we are ALL passionate about art. and I don't believe that any of us would stoop so low as to stealing someone elces art.say that I'm wrong all you want, but think about it, we know how wrong it is.
this community is more like a family than anything. and the challenges adam has presented us with have been here to motivate us. it has done good. no matter how much we complain about it, I think we all can agree that theotaku.com hasn't been this good about submissions in a long time!
it isn't cruel at all, not like you have been saying. and to tell you the truth, I think adam is fibbing anyway.
this may just be my personal opinion, but I think that if the features were just GIVEN to us, it would'nt be nearly as satisfying.
I wish you a good day, and hopefully you have taken the subject on with a little light, and that you have this comment has changed your mind at least a little bit.
I'm sorry for the intrusion
Otakuite+ | Posted 02/01/12 | Reply
Mofo mod Sol laying down the word like a wizard does that even make sense w00t
Agreeing with you on all points, basically. Because I've heard it enough times over the past few months to have it drummed in already, hahaha!
That said, comparing the response to this challenge and the previous... This feels like the direct opposite of "Third time's the charm." ಠ∀ಠ ...Anybody want to take bets on whether there'll be no raising of the limit this time? x3
~*FABULOUS MAX*~ (Otaku Eternal) | Posted 02/01/12 | Reply
U R SO KEWL ^_____________^
Cupcake Constable (Moderator) | Posted 02/01/12 | Reply
Moderation/report handling can take some time since TheOtaku is a reasonly big website - send me the link to the art ripper via PM, and I'll check out the issue.
As long as the internet is around, and people keep posting their items, theft will always exist. There is no full-proof way to stop art theft. That's the solid truth. Therefore, worrying about the possible increase of art theft on TheOtaku due to this new feature is a waste of time - without or without this feature, there are & have been loads of thieves on TheOtaku, and many times, the measures that artists go through to prevent it, even watermarking, doesn't phase many art rippers.
The best you can do is to keep track of your artwork, report any theft you come across, and patiently wait for the issue to be resolved- or prevent it altogether by not posting your work at all.
Senior Otaku+ | Posted 02/01/12 | Reply
I honestly really like the idea of site-wide challenges, and I love the fact that they tend to make theOtaku a much more active place. However, I'm just not really sure I'm up to this challenge. In the last two challenges I probably submitted more wallies than I had for a couple months previously, so I'm just a little wallpapered out. And also, I just haven't gotten to know enough people to have a good idea of where to start searching for people that make really good fanart. (And people that don't mind it being used.) Anyway, I wish luck to everyone participating in this challenge.
Nyaa~ (ZE MEANIE) | Posted 01/31/12 | Reply
I'm positive. Adam is basically pulling everyone's leg. The feature in question has already been programed, I've seen it and tested it myself. The challenge is a way to promote the new art deal and to get people motivated to be more active. I know I plan on giving it a try with some art to make cards.
But yeah, chances of him not putting the new feature on or taking away the new one is pretty slim. The only time something comes down is if it really doesn't get used or ends up being a programming nightmare to maintain. That hasn't happened a lot.
In the name of the tune I will punish you!
Lombax of Earth (Otaku Eternal) | Posted 01/31/12 | Reply
Really? Because I know at least one person (not me) who really balked at joining because they heard of these challenges and thought the "I'll take something away" part was him going on a tyrannical power-trip.
But if he's not being serious, I won't be so miffed at him.
Otakuite+ | Posted 01/31/12 | Reply
x3 Oh good, I'll probably not need to participate in this at all, since idk any fanarts on theO I would wanna use. *Too noob to know anyone who does HQ fanarts*
Still, ganbare, the rest of you! I really shouldn't have been so surprised to see that challenge in the backroom lol. Also, this is a freaking good tactic to see if this feature is worth being implemented at all. bwahaha. >D
P.S. if anyone wants to use one of my 'locked' submissions for this challenge (HIGHLY UNLIKELY), lemme know so I can unlock it til Sunday. xP
Keepsake<3 (Otaku Eternal) | Posted 01/31/12 | Reply
This is an interesting feature. I'm sad that I can't take part this time because most of my art is watermarked and they're mostly sketches, gifts, and contest entries any way; no way any one can work with that. (u _ u;) So I'm gonna have to block my stuff until I actually submit something decent. Sorry~~ XDD;;
Hunter (Otaku Eternal) | Posted 01/31/12 | Reply
I personally love the new feature, and am really excited to see how many talented artists are giving permissions. I will definitely be taking advantage of this feature.
"You won't like me when I'm psychoanalyzed."
Unicorn Lover (Otaku Eternal) | Posted 01/31/12 | Reply
Well, good luck for those who'll join :)
Otaku Legend | Posted 01/31/12 | Reply
Wait..but can't people steal fanart even without this feature? I mean, anyone can copy it, and alter it and post it on another site, right? So your arguing point isn't that up there, just saying. And you shouldn't always think of the negatives in life dear, I'm pretty sure there are waaay more good people here than you think. Why not try looking at this feature with a different perspective? :)
Sunrise (Otaku Eternal) | Posted 01/31/12 | Reply
Little problem with using fanart works for wallpapers- they often aren't just large enough or HQ for it.
Mighty RED RANGER
Not again with this challenges and this time when I don't even feel like it. At least I got my laptop back so that will make it easy.
Anyway let's go I know we can do this!
Lady-person (Otaku Eternal) | Posted 01/31/12 | Reply
The power of Pokemon! 8D
I guess I might try! The Pokemon song pumped me up! >:D
You can make wallpapers/e-cards if you really try...
I honestly think its kind of cool. I'm pretty sure no one here would maliciously steal art.
well said bro/lady bro! I've been wanting to say that, but I had no idea how to.
~*FABULOUS MAX*~ (Otaku Eternal) | Posted 01/31/12 | Reply
While I understand your concerns in terms of art theft, I have to ask you if you're aware that art theft is happening and will happen whether this site has this collaboration feature or not.
Like it was said in the previous news comments, the only way you can prevent your artwork from being taken is not posting it in the inet.
I don't mean to be rude but I fail to understand how this will promote art theft.
Otaku Eternal | Posted 01/31/12 | Reply
Personally, I think the collaborative sharing is a great idea! In fact, if you're familiar with Japanese art, you are aware that collaborative works created with consent have their place. (Check THIS out to learn a bit more.)
Also, I have to say that Adam's playful taunts are amusing! Creativity can flourish under pressure, and bribing us with new features is like dangling a carrot in front of the bunny's nose! It's gotten people engaged in the community - which is the whole point of a fan site like this!
I hope people realize that Adam is a goof and doesn't take features away. lolol Don't take this so seriously guys and have fun using the new option to use fan art, provided the artist has allowed it. :)
Baron Von Kumichou (Founder) | Posted 01/31/12 | Reply
Sorry to hear you don't like this feature, but that's why we made it opt-out (which I see you did).
We're trying to encourage art collaboration, not art theft. We're one of the toughest communities in the world on art theft.
As for the challenge, it's all in good fun
I smell people raging! I may have to sit and watch this challenge though (I can't do cards or wallpapers) I wonder what'll happen!
Holy shizz. The bossman strikes again.
Dude, seriously? You're just being cruel.
Bubblegum'd! (Otaku Eternal) | Posted 01/31/12 | Reply
I didn't know you could be so cruel Adam...
But Im betting that you actually would take away this feature if no one uses it.
But no worries!! I will take part and submit a lot of entries because I really don't want your hard work to got to waste! :D Plus, I really love this new feature. It helps for them graphic designers.
Pokemon Master (Otaku Eternal) | Posted 01/31/12 | Reply
*unlocks gallery so people can use her stuff*
Go designers go!
You should encourage people to use your work then
Infiltrator (Otaku Eternal) | Posted 01/31/12 | Reply
I see what you did there.
If I find the time, I'll definitely try to join the challenge~ c:
"Some people never go crazy. What truly horrible lives they must lead."
Pro-Procrastinator (Otaku Eternal) | Posted 01/31/12 | Reply
B-but.... I don't make e-cards and wallpaper! I make fanart!
Well, I guess it's always fun to try new things.
Ochibi~ (Otaku Eternal) | Posted 01/31/12 | Reply
LoL.. this site plays hardball XD
The Hero of Time (Otaku Eternal) | Posted 01/31/12 | Reply
At first I thought 150 per person, but collectively this will be a breeze. I'm kinda looking forward to what people come up with!
*falls to knees* [GRIFFLY LONG] NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO
*gets up* ok now im ready to help!
You are a smart man.
Detective Mask (Otaku Eternal) | Posted 01/31/12 | Reply
I think Adam may be serious in taking away the new feature if this challenge isn't accomplished. Failure to do so would be an indication to him that a lot of people still do not agree with the new feature, or that a lot of members are not interested in using it to create ecards and wallpapers and that the feature is just shaping up to be a useless feature.
"Students, be ambitious!"
O_o agian!? these are becoming quite a wave recently....not that i am complaining.....
WE MUST SUCCEED.
Ah you've gotta be kidding =_=
Oh well... Otakus UNITE!!!!
News Correspondent (Otaku Eternal) | Posted 01/31/12 | Reply
Wise man once said, "S#%t just got real."