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[IB community idea] Artist tagging!

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Bastion
Bastion
brought up a suggestion that I thought has merit. It'll require community cooperation, but I think it could benefit everyone: Tagging commissioned images with the artist/s that created it.

There's one problem, and that's that, often, an artist's fursona is the same as their actual account name, and this may lead to confusion. Is a submission tagged with 'elix' a submission I created, or a submission that contains the white kitty (or both, even)?

Solution: artbyname

This has a few benefits for everyone:

1) It allows you to find art by artists you like that much easier, especially commissioned art that the actual artist may not have uploaded on their own account.

2) It also allows the tag filter to be used as an extension of the "block all uploads by this user" function, in case you use that function, since it associates submissions with a creator even if it's not on that person's account. The current block function suffers from this limitation, since IB does not automatically perform image recognition or anything and has no reliable way to determine the original creator of a file.


An alternate option

seraph
seraph
mentioned an alternate proposal as a feature request, and I think this would benefit everyone, if it actually got used. During the upload process, when it comes time to tag and describe your upload and put it in pools, IB could have an additional checkbox for if the upload was a commission/gift by an artist. Checking that box reveals additional fields to reference the creator's IB (or other) account, and possibly the IB upload ID/URL of the artist's version (if they submitted it themselves). This puts the burden on the uploader instead of putting it to community tagging, but it'd make for a nicer, more integrated experience.


If you like this idea, please feel free to pass it around. Link to it in your own journals, etc. I'm not doing this for views or anything, but to try and spread this around.

If you don't want to participate in such a tagging scheme, I have an easy response for you: Don't. Per the IB ACP, you are responsible for your own submission's tags and whether or not you allow community tagging. You don't need to be a naysayer here. This initiative will live or die on its own merit without your help.
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Added: 5 years, 10 months ago
 
soggymaster
5 years, 10 months ago
I like seraph's suggestion better than Basty's.
Kaheiyattsu
5 years, 10 months ago
Did i really start all this with my journal?
elix
5 years, 10 months ago
...maybe? I didn't read your journal before this, but Bastion, or someone he talked to, might have. I've no idea.
Kaheiyattsu
5 years, 10 months ago
https://inkbunny.net/journalview.php?id=98511

this was my inital journal, dunno if it predates the others
elix
5 years, 10 months ago
Oh, I went and looked. I'm just saying, I have no idea if there's any chain connecting your journal to mine, or if it's coincidental.
Shokuji
5 years, 10 months ago
1 year and 9 months ago I had suggested to add artists in keywords: https://inkbunny.net/journalview.php?id=22992

X3
BrandonBunny
5 years, 10 months ago
I have been doing this, I always try to tag the artist and character owners names, aswell as the character names.

It takes only a minute at most and it makes for much easier searching back on later dates when you are looking for something specific
WhyteYote
5 years, 10 months ago
Been doing it for years, both in description and tags.  People still say I draw awesome art.

Some things you can't help.
elix
5 years, 10 months ago
This proposal is not a solution for stupid. There is no solution for stupid.

Haven't gotten anyone asking me for a picture commission lately, at least.
WhyteYote
5 years, 10 months ago
Heh, you're lucky.  I have a commissions page...for stories.  Yet people still ask me to draw them.

In any case, I think I'm doing all I can to credit art where it's due.  Whatever makes the system smoother.
Salmy
5 years, 10 months ago
Mentioning the artist using the shortcode (@ + name together) and/or adding the 'by X' in the description or the title will ensure that everybody who looks for drawings by an artist will find them on Inkbunny. The search engine doesn't search only keywords :)

In my humble opinion, the problem is that some people never mention the artist anywhere. That's so so rude! Or they say something like 'Jim', or 'Mary', without linking to the artist's gallery somewhere. There was times that I had to ask directly on a PM who made a drawing. Specially happens with user icons as well. Is it so hard to mention who made the icon in your profile's info??
elix
5 years, 10 months ago
Yes, but putting it in the tags leads to a more efficient search, and it also allows you to do something searching doesn't: block artbyX keywords to block alternate uploads of art created by people you've blocked.

The fact that some people don't credit at all is an entirely different problem.
JeffyCottonbun
5 years, 10 months ago
Been doing this for a long while, now~
I should actually look through my older submissions and add the artist(s)~
Shokuji
5 years, 10 months ago
I figured this was already a thing. ^^; I think it's suggested in the Keyword FAQ on the WIki. I can't remember.
Zeikcied
5 years, 10 months ago
I suggested to Starling to add a special Artist field for crediting the artist of a commissioned work.  He told me that such a feature is already on the wish list.
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