Hi there, Aerokat, and welcome to WikiFur! I see you're working on the Night Shift article - let me know if you need any help not already provided. :-) --GreenReaper(talk) 19:01, 11 October 2006 (UTC)
Oh, hey ^_^ I'm not sure if I'm doing this right, but thank you for the welcome. I do have a question about the content I put on the Night Shift and Starfire space. I see it says this site follows the GNU free Doc. License, that means that what I write on here can be copied and revised right? When people do copy it, does that mean that the copier may use the information for more than just information about my comic and claim it as their own comic idea? I'm just trying to think of a way to describe the comic without getting into too much detail. And about artwork, If I put an image that is copyrighted to me, then would it then be free to the public to use? Sorry for all the questions...I guess I'm just being paronoid ^_^ —The preceding unsigned comment was added by Aerokat (talk • contribs) .
- Yes, people can copy what is written. Can people claim it as their own idea? If they tried using the text word for word and passing it off as their own, it would be a violation of the GFDL. If they just used the ideas, it would not be. (though it'd still be plagiarism) Does that help? --Douglas Muth 19:52, 11 October 2006 (UTC)
- Ideas aren't subject to copyright, just their implementation. You could write it on your own website and it would make no difference to someone making a similar comic that happened to follow the same kind of characters with the same situations. If you did post anything here it would be dated, though, giving you something to point at if anyone later tried to claim your idea as their own and say they made it up. Remember that they might just have come up with something similar on their own!
- My advice? Don't worry about it. Comics aren't good because they have a good, original idea (though it helps) - they're good because they are well executed and regularly updated. The sort of person who is likely to succeed in that is likely to make up their own ideas.
- Unlike text, images are not automatically licensed under the GFDL. That is an option, but you may specify any appropriate license for them, including "please just display this on [page x]" if you wish. --GreenReaper(talk) 20:13, 11 October 2006 (UTC)
One more question. How do I move the comic from comics to add to the regular comics section? --Aerokat
- From where, exactly? I'm afraid I don't understand the question. --Douglas Muth 20:35, 11 October 2006 (UTC)
- To add an article to a category, you put [[Category:Whatever]] at the bottom. So, if you wanted something to be in [[Category:Comics]], add that. It will then automatically be displayed on the Category:Comics page. Note that if it is a mature comic it should instead be in the subcategory [[Category:Mature comics]].