Uh oh..... I don't like that bit!

RB, please advise us how we can opt out of “Sharing”…

Tumblr doesn’t share, it steals! Just like Pinterest, lots of my work is on Tumblr without my permission, without acknowledgement of me as an artist, and without a link to RB. And what if I don’t really want my work on Google+, Facebook, or Twitter? Do I have a choice???

Everything else is awesome, but this is very bad news!

Response from RB:

“If you’d like to prevent people from pinning your item on Pinterest then you can change this setting in your ‘Account Details’ page.

The remainder of the share options aren’t able to be switched off I’m afraid. The ‘share’ button gives people who like and appreciate your work the opportunity to share them via these social networks, and in turn garner greater exposure for your work.

The default Tumblr, Pinterest, Facebook and Twitter settings also attribute the work to the artist on Redbubble, and should an interested party take a fancy to the design they can use this information to find and purchase it…

It might be worth noting that only a low resolution version of your design is shared, which looks great on a webpage, however would be no use at all if anyone wanted to print a physical copy of the design."

Sigh…

Comments

  • Country  Pursuits
    Country Pursuitsabout 2 years ago

    Hi.
    With regard to Pinterest, they (RB) journalled this on Sept 18th.

    Hope it helps.

  • Thanks, but this share button is new. And I went to the settings and there’s no “hide” option for it (yet).
    :(
    Thanks though!

    – Mieke Boynton

  • No “opt-out” for Tumbler/Google +/Twitter, I’m afraid. See above for the RB response :( :( :(

    – Mieke Boynton

  • Trish Meyer
    Trish Meyerabout 2 years ago

    Help … where is the “sharing” bit?

    I have just contacted the “contact us” as I logged in to do some moderating and can’t find the information required to moderate when I open the image …. just a whole pile of other images … may be good for the individual, but not for group hosts … and once again no consultation with artists, unless it was a “select few” who neither belong to groups nor moderate …..

  • Oh. I didn’t think about that, Trish. I guess that does make it a bit more tricky to moderate. Darn!

    – Mieke Boynton

  • The info is still there – you just have to click on “Description”

    – Mieke Boynton

  • Great news!!! It has a “Memory” just like our Activity Feed thingie does. If you click the “Description” tab for the first one you moderate, you should be able to get that as the default for all the subsequent ones :)

    – Mieke Boynton

  • John Conway
    John Conwayabout 2 years ago

    They have a “Hide ‘Pin It’ button and prevent pinning on my works”

    I expect one for Tumblr

  • Nope – there’s not one there at the moment. Hopefully we’ll get that option installed shortly!!

    – Mieke Boynton

  • No “opt-out” forthcoming, I’m afraid. See above for the RB response :( :( :(

    – Mieke Boynton

  • Trish Meyer
    Trish Meyerabout 2 years ago

    Considerably more time consuming to moderate Mieke. Several groups require information to be visible without having to click the previous “show full description button” for just that reason. Now it requires an extra click to see the description and yet another one to reach comments … and can one see both at the same time … I doubt it …
    Basically it is all GEARED TO SELLING with no thought for the hundreds of unpaid moderators who host numerous groups within the site …. enough is very nearly enough !

  • Here’s a trick – what I do. I open the moderating page. I right-click on the first photo to be moderated and select “Open in New Tab.” I then click on the newly-opened tab. I click on “Description” to set the “memory”. I go back to the Moderating page, and right-click on every photo to be moderated and choose “Open in New Tab”. I then check all the photos and accept/reject them as normal. No extra clicking at all!!
    Why do you need to see the comments?

    – Mieke Boynton

  • Garth Smith
    Garth Smithabout 2 years ago

    Thank you for letting us know Mieke, the rocket scientists have been at work again.

  • I like the changes! All except this one :(
    Fingers crossed they’ll give us an opt-out button soon!!

    – Mieke Boynton

  • No “opt-out” forthcoming, I’m afraid. See above for the RB response :( :( :(

    – Mieke Boynton

  • Country  Pursuits
    Country Pursuitsabout 2 years ago

    I realise that. I was just pointing you in the direction of the Pinterest opt out.

  • Thanks, Richard. I appreciate your kind-hearted help.
    I’m sorry if I was rude – you’ve caught me in a grumpy mood – I have kind of had a rant about the Pinterest thing when they put that in there too…. And I’ve had a bit of a grumble about why it’s important…. I just wish we could choose where our work was displayed, and have it credited to us as the artists, that’s all!

    – Mieke Boynton

  • Chris Armytage™
    Chris Armytage™about 2 years ago

    Sigh, I do wish RB wouldn’t keep changing things.

  • Change is good, but maybe not so regularly!

    – Mieke Boynton

  • John Conway
    John Conwayabout 2 years ago

    :(

    typical
  • I know :(

    – Mieke Boynton

  • Adriana Glackin
    Adriana Glackinabout 2 years ago

    Sigh. That’s all very well for RB to come back with that reply, but we all know that the internet doesn’t “play nicely” when it comes to attributing people’s images… :(

  • I know. But I’m not about to leave RB over it. Which sucks really. Because it’s not just about our work ending its journey up on Pinterest/Tumblr, it’s where it gets taken to after that. Once it’s on those sites, people feel perfectly entitled to then post those photos EVERYWHERE without acknowledgement. Last time I looked for my work, I got so upset that I decided not to look anymore until I have an entire weekend to hunt down all the offenders. It made me feel ill :( My photos are all over the place now (blogs, websites etc), and many of them are there without my name on them :(

    – Mieke Boynton

  • james smith
    james smithabout 2 years ago

    The problem is that when people see images on Pinterest, Tumbler and Flickr they think it’s public domain to do as they please. Then they take your “low resolution” work and add it to a commercial web site to draw attention to what they are selling. I’ve had web builders do it for clients. That’s using your work to help them make profit without compensation! From what I’ve seen lately RB wants to draw attention to their Tee shirt and iphone cover sales, not artwork.

  • Yep. I agree. With everything :(

    – Mieke Boynton