After seeing this link
which happened to tooch and a few other incidents, I think it's high time for me to write a guide
for the Paramore spot. Well, generally, all the Paramore-related spots and clubs.
I'm sure Hayley would love it if you do read this article. :)
I'm going to touch on 3 topics in this article:
1. Image crediting
3. Repeated contents
1. IMAGE CREDITING
Please take some time to read this link
Or this link
OR this link
by Cinders on plagiarism
If you don't know what the Image credit
section is for, well, that section is to give credits/praise/recognition to the people who took the photo/screencap and those who made the fanart/wallpaper.
example of image crediting:
eryfjfuj is not an image credit. It's... NONSENSE
An example of correct image crediting:
So take a look at the image above, notice the name Kieran Frost
at the image credit section? That shows that I'm giving credits and recognition to the photographer of the photo
, Kieran Frost, which also shows that Kieran Frost is the one who took the photo and not ME!
If you've posted a fanart
, give credits to the artist
of the fanart.
If you've posted a screencap
, well, you can give credits to yourself if you're the one who took the screencap. Better still, give credits to the producer of the video.
For example, the music video for Misery Business was produced by the Warner Music Group. So give credits to the Warner Music Group!
Okey, what if you don't know who to credit?
a. Google and Wikipedia are your best friends.
Example: If you don't know whose name to put in the image credit for the Pressure screencaps you've posted, use Google to find the producer of the music video or you can always check Wikipedia.
b. "I REALLY DON'T KNOW WHO TO CREDIT!!!'
If you have seriously
do not know whom to credit, be nice and put a link to the original image in the comments.
*whiny voice* "WHY SHOULD I GIVE CREDITS? IT'S NOT THAT IMPORTANT!"
If that is what you think, then I'll feel really sorry for you when you're charged with plagiarism one day. :( Keep in mind that photographers and artists have feelings too! Would you like it when a photo that you've taken ends up in somewhere else
and that person who stole
your image did not give credits to you or gave credits to him/herself?
I wouldn't like that at all.
This is a BAD EXAMPLE OF KEYWORDING
The keywords section are there for you to fill up. PLEASE DO NOT LEAVE IT BLANK!
Here's a GOOD EXAMPLE OF KEYWORDING
The keywords are almost close to perfection! But I guess Michelle121094 forgot the image credits section. Whoops!
So, this is exactly the SAME picture like the one before. Compare the keywords in both the photos.
Michelle121094 put "paramore, hayley williams, jeremy davis, taylor swift" as the keywords, where else luly98 did not put any keywords at all!
*groans* "Why the hell should I do that?"
Simple. To benefit YOU
and the other Fanpoppers
. Let's just say if you want to search for an image that you've posted, you can search for that particular picture with the correct keyword
in the search toolbar.
Example: Now I want to find that picture of the Paramore band members and Taylor Swift- the exact image above
. So I type: paramore taylor swift
in the search toolbar.
CAN YOU SEE IT?
Take a look at the photo at the bottom part of the image above. The photo posted by Michelle121094, comes out in the search results. But the photo posted by lulu98 didn't! Why?
Because of the keywords! Do you see the importance of keywords now? I hope you do.
Remember to put proper and useful
keywords when you post an image. Do not just put "paramore" as your image's keyword. There's no use if you do so since ALL THE IMAGES
in the Paramore gallery are ALL PARAMORE-RELATED
You see Hayley Williams, Taylor Swift and Jeremy Davis in the photo. Then, put all of their names in the keywords section.
You know the day that photo was taken was Josh Farro's wedding
, so put "josh farro, wedding" in the keywords section too.
BE MORE SPECIFIC WHEN GIVING KEYWORDS! :)
3. REPEATED CONTENTS *headdesk*
I see this...
and I see this AGAIN the next day...
REPEATED CONTENTS ARE NOT COOL.
Well, they're outdated
so to speak. Since someone has already posted the picture, why post it again? Not only it takes up space, it's also unnecessary
IDK about the others but if a picture that I've posted is reposted AGAIN
by a fellow fanpopper, I'll be... annoyed
. I mean-seriously, what's the point of reposting it again??
AND NOW THAT'S WHY... USE THE SEARCH TOOBAR.
It's there for YOU!
To make sure that the content (pick, image, video, link, quiz, question, forum...)
that you're about to post has not yet been posted, use the Fanpop search toolbar [look up... there's a grey toolbar with the term "Search Club'] to check.
: I understand if you didn't know that a content has already been posted before or you made a mistake and you forgot to give image credits and keywords... Everyone makes mistakes. I've made these mistakes many times as well, so I've been trying to perfect my Internet etiquette as well.
But please... DO MAKE AN EFFORT
to follow the guidelines when you're contributing to the spot.
If anyone (including me) has told you that a particular contribution of yours has already been posted or you left the keywords and credit section blank...
"To err is human, to forgive is divine."
Don't be upset! There's no need to, really. All that we (especially me) want is for the spot be neat, tidy and in order. Just correct your mistake and everything else is fine. ♥
Thank you for reading and remember to follow the guidelines!