I have never hated or regretted posting a picture. Before now.
At first I was just annoyed and asked the first page to credit. They did but wrongly (# instead of @) but I thought: eh what the hell. They listened to me. That was the most important thing for me.
Then I was alerted again. And again. They didn’t even respond. Facebook didn’t respond either. I could report it but the picture wasn’t taken down. I sent proof to Facebook. They still haven’t even opened my message. Yeah, Facebook, you made that feature yourself, asshat. So now I know you’re lying when it says you respond within a day.
Some listened and credited eventually but the users were…less nice.
People have been defensive about sharing it: “but I didn’t know who to credit so I didn’t”. Perhaps you shouldn’t have shared it then?
People have blamed me like in the comments above: “why didn’t you just watermark?” Well because I didn’t assume people would be such assholes.
And well people have told me to shut up. Thanks, Kev. You’re a gem.
But a lot have been really nice. You have tagged me in the posts so I could deal with it, you have stood up for me, you have ranted with me. Thank you. So much. It means the world to me to feel less alone with this stupid situation.
What I hate the most is that I don’t feel safe in the Internet anymore. I know one should always act with caution but I never posted anything I didn’t feel comfortable with so I couldn’t see how the Internet could hurt me.
Well, lesson learned.
Currently pretty defeated Kat