I actually do run a blog that has had graphics stolen before, and I asked the person privately and guess what? They took them down. The reason why I brought up CC shippers is because every time someone disagrees with you, you seem to assume that's what they are- it's all over your tags. A little niceness can go a long way.
If what you’re telling me is true, I’m glad things worked out for you. Personally, I think a little public shaming in a case as egregious as stealing content doesn’t hurt. Maybe the OP will think twice next time.She didn’t ask me privately if she could use my stuff, no reason why I’m required to ask her privately to take it down.
Calling out that OP publicly also keeps me from addressing the issue (hopefully) over and over again. Don’t do what this OP did, OK? Please link back. Always. It’s shocking that I even have to ask.
"every time someone disagrees with you, you seem to assume that’s what they are."
Uh. No? I think once I assumed, jokingly, that a rude anon was a CC shipper, but most of those exchanges were clearly with CC shippers…excuse me TINHATTERS. Let me clarify the terminology, because I realize there are shippers who merely find the couple cute and don’t act like a-holes about it.
You have to understand, that after I posted the tidbit about Chris and Will being spotted at Adam Lambert’s birthday party, my inbox immediately filled up with asks that were basically calling me a liar, telling me to shut the f*ck up, go to hell, GTFO, and calling out my spoiling abilities in the rudest way possible. Sorry if I didn’t react well to that.
ETA: I’ve seen bloggers from high profile media sites call out others, in public, on twitter for content stealing. It’s not a thing that’s tolerated politely.
ETAA: Also, I would have been a lot less bitchy (but still not thrilled) if it were tumblr only content that she took. The content was from my wordpress blog, from which I earn ad revenue. Not cool.