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20 July 2011 @ 12:26 pm
IMPORTANT!!! The Decision.  
 After much thoughts and of course with the help of your opinions as well, I've decided to watermark all my arts. I will not take drastic actions for now as to suddenly splurge all the members in the community nor will I lock it. I guess everyone deserves a second chance and I will give those people the benefit of doubt.

I hate to uglify my drawings when I'm showing you guys but it seems that's the only way. At the beginning I was tempted to just watermark the whole image, like one of a pic I saw on tumblr. It's a clever idea actually because if you only watermark certain parts, the people still can crop it or clean it up. But I was thinking of those who really wants to enjoy looking at my arts without the stupid stuffs. In the end I've decided to just watermark some part of the art, making sure that it's still viewable yet will be hell for people to clean it. I have to insist on using lengthy words instead of a shorter ones 'cause more words = more time to clean up. >:) I don't care if I'm being mean because I think I've been nice enough to give everyone a chance. Worse come to worse, I will watermark the whole art itself just so I can have a peace of mind when I post it online.

And I know my drawings people so I know if it had been cleaned or not~

Hopefully with the watermarks they will think twice before uploading anymore images from this community. I will just leave the previous arts I've posted before untarnished. I figured it won't be of use reposting the images with the watermarks since many already have the original drawings stashed in their computer. All the usernames I'm using for my other sites will be written at the bottom of this post, at the sidebar as well as in the art itself so no one can make the excuse that they didn't know about the rules.

One of the main reason I did not want to lock my community is because it will be harder for me to promote my arts on other communities since some of them do not allow locked post to be shared. The other thing is, it's a hassle for me to keep approving their requests 'cause they might have to wait a long time for the approval if I am busy.

If the people still breaks the rules then I have no choice but to clean up the community so I will only share my stuffs with the people I trust. Like they said, the smaller the group the easier to track down the culprit. If that still persists, then I will just have to shut down the community and locked it for my private viewing only. Which would sucks since I love sharing my arts with people and receiving their opinions on it. Helps me get the ideas and also grow from it, you know.

If I EVER have to splurge the members,


It will be a huge task but I won't mind if that means it will protect my copyright. The easiest way for me to start deleting is by seeing how much you comment. Usually these people who break the rules are lurkers and won't bother commenting ( much less read the rules ) therefore I will start off with those bunch. The reason why I'm insisting that you at least comment here and there is so I will know that you are not a lurker, and also I will know about you more. This means I can gauge what kind of person you roughly are and whether can I trust you.

And when the time comes for me to clean the community, I will keep the people I know and save you guys from the trouble of having to join the community again. There are already some of the usernames I have in mind. They are the people who have been commenting on my posts many times and I really am grateful for that. After I've cleaned and locked the community with much lesser members, I might or I might not start accepting new members straightaway. When I do reopen my community, I will make it harder for them. ( e.g: Their LJ needs to have a certain number of comments posted, how active they are etc. )

Here, I hope to seek cooperations with all of you. If you ever see my arts being posted by someone else aside from the places I've stated below, be a dear and ask them to take it down? Or you can PM me the link and I will talk to them myself. :) I will be eternally grateful for your help.

I'm sorry that I have to trouble you people with these but I was already worried about those who would make profits out of my hard work when I created this community, and now this have to happen. I thank you for your support and encouragement seriously. I really appreciate it and wish for you to continue enjoying my arts. It makes me happy when people's lives are brightened up by my simple drawings~ :DDD

Thank you once again guys!!!

On a brighter note, there will be some arts coming u soon!!! XDDD

These are the three places which I will share some of my Arashi arts; please remember the abbreviations for it since I will use it in my watermark. ^^

Deviantart: msloveless@DA
Tumblr: arashickhuda@tumblr
Facebook: Nurulhuda Samad Amnos

I do post my arts on Facebook but I've already locked it so only my friends will be able to view it. My FB are mainly use for my own personal life though :)
sunnydreams416sunnydreams416 on July 20th, 2011 04:43 am (UTC)
I have no problem with your decision. I might not be able to comment very often because RL at the moment is very busy for me, but I will try my best!!!
Crystaltwinklestarlove on July 20th, 2011 04:45 am (UTC)
I hope you won't have this problem again....will definitely inform u if i happen to see anything(though most of the time i juz hang out in LJ...)

can't wait to see the new arts :D
hikarihinahikarihina on July 20th, 2011 04:49 am (UTC)
I don't comment that often...actually maybe I've just commented a couple of times, but honestly I'm not as active in LJ as I used to be. I'm way more active on Tumblr (That's actually the first time I saw your art!) But I'll try to comment over here more often. :D
Good luck with all this that's going on, I hope that with the watermarks people will stop stealing you art.
メグkeiko_artemis on July 20th, 2011 04:52 am (UTC)
the smaller the group the easier to track down the culprit

----made me smile a little, so true :)
メグkeiko_artemis on July 20th, 2011 04:54 am (UTC)
i'll inform you if i see your work outside of the community...(secret police is the way to do this and stop from happening again) *wink
kiki_junnino89kiki_junnino89 on July 20th, 2011 05:03 am (UTC)
No problem! If I ever do see any of your artwork circulating, I shall definitely inform you. Hope the watermark will minimize the problem.
dekkawaidekkawai on July 20th, 2011 05:24 am (UTC)
uwaa I feel bad..it's like I'm commenting only when something happen.
but whatever your decision I'll gladly accept it.
do your best...and I'll inform you if I see your work outside the site you mentioned before...
Aiba-ddicted ♥ouji_ness on July 20th, 2011 05:26 am (UTC)
I'm fine with the watermark decision, hope it can somehow solve the problem. I'm one of the seldom commentors here! So sorry, I will try to comment a lot more now~ :) just want to use this opportunity to tell you that I really appreciate your artworks and they are really cute and awesome! :D thank you!!
familytablesfamilytables on July 20th, 2011 05:27 am (UTC)
Hay you've got to do what you got to do. I'll try to comment more. I just really hate just to put "Oh it looks good" or "nice job" when you're work really deserves more.

WOO New Art! ^^
Fara Aibafaradakiut on July 20th, 2011 05:27 am (UTC)
i'm Fara Arashi @ facebook and faradakiut @ lj/tumblr/twitter..
i dont know if u still remember but i've said before that i;m your fangirl.. i love your drawing and wish i could draw like you... ^^

this might sound like an excuse but the thing is, my internet connection is too weak... took forever to download a page and sometimes, the picture just wont appear...
so i wouldn't want to blindly comment on your drawings but i'll be sure to comment whenever i can..
thank u very much for your consideration.. ^^

p/s: more sakuraiba please~ XDDD
Huda Luvs FT.AraShinki ~nhbsakakude on July 21st, 2011 06:41 am (UTC)
haha yupyup~ i rmbr you on FB :)
shiyunshiyun88 on July 20th, 2011 05:53 am (UTC)
copyright is always tricky business, but I do believe that water marking your art is the right way to go. =) I've enjoyed your art all along, so I'm looking forward to your new ones. (^-^)
dourousha on July 20th, 2011 05:54 am (UTC)
I'm a newer member of the community and actually found you through deviantart. I didn't know any kind of improper use of your art was going on . . . and that's terrible. I understand that you want to have more control over what you create, so watermarking is a good idea. I also understand wanting to manage access, so the whittling down of your community seems a reasonable thing to do, too. I haven't ever commented on your drawings, so if you remove me I don't blame you. I got to see your sleepy Ohno Cap Ranking Derby drawing, so I'll count myself lucky—it was super cute! Anyway, I'm sorry that you have to feel bad about this kind of thing . . . but I'm glad you keep drawing. :-)
Eleneeternity8694 on July 20th, 2011 06:40 am (UTC)
Good decision!
I don't mind your watermark since your works are solely yours, not to be stolen by others.
I would help you keep an eye out there if ever your artwork has been circulating around.
pandabehpandabeh on July 20th, 2011 06:45 am (UTC)
I think watermarking is a good idea. i don't really mind it as as long as I can still enjoy your awesome artwork :). Hope whoever it is that's causing you problems will stop. I'd hate for this community to be closed coz you make one of the best fanarts I've seen :)
Annanxm9473 on July 20th, 2011 06:51 am (UTC)
Honestly, I'm not someone who likes to comment on stuff on LJ comms nowadays. I'm busy with work and study but I do check them everyday, just not into details. And I haven't had much time to comment on your previous entry about this matter. I think the decision you made today is wise and fair for people who do follow the rules. ;) Don't worry, I respect the artists because I once did edits on tumblr and I quit because people did bad stuff and stealing my works and re-edit them. SUCKS BIG TIME. As you said, we know our work. So yeah. I hope you will not stop doing what you do best at. Coz I really like your drawing. It's like, every work portrays different story each time. Good luck!
amgbaby17amgbaby17 on July 20th, 2011 06:54 am (UTC)
I look forward to seeing what pictures you have in store for us! I always look forward everyday to a post of something cute you've drawn :)