Data loss: Reposting art in particular or changing the source can cause loss of artist traceability. Have you ever loved a piece of art so much you needed to see more by the artist? To find out more about the piece? Well thanks to these dickshits reposting art without crediting, tracing comics to create “memes,” and removing artists’ comments, you may never know. :^)
Privacy: It’s fairly easy to backtrack through my notes and locate exactly which of you shitwads changed the information or deleted my comments. People who disregard the effort and/or commentary made by artists (be they musical, visual, literary, or other) should prepare to be reblogged, publicly defamed in moments of rage, and barraged with angry messages pondering the state of their conscience and maturity. This is not our fault; they only have themselves to blame.
Performance: The weak and overused excuses of “but i found it on an imageboard/deviantart/google” causes onlookers severe ocular trauma from forceful eye-rolling. When our friends and fellow artists detect this level of utter bullshit, they automatically throw it down to prevent others from thinking it’s a good idea. This causes us to have less time to be actually creative, since we are now spending good chunks of our lives attempting to teach you not to do gross, rude things.
Support: Because the issues that arise often appear to be problems with Tumblr, our ask boxes are frequently flooded with claims that we are “overreacting,” “should not post [our] art to the internet,” as well as lofty attempts at humor wherein the messenger uses information gathered from our “about” pages, including but not limited to: identity, gender, gender identity, race, and age. To keep these messages from overwhelming us, we’ve had to close anonymous messages, preventing not only you assholes from sending your petty spammy BS, but also making it impossible for us to receive messages from shy friends. Thanks.