After wondering if scans_daily (a great website! – that apparently isn’t just one person posting all the time) had a rule against posting images upon images from individual comics, I finally stumbled onto their official rule. Which wasn’t super easy to find but it gave me the answer I was looking for.
Apparently they got threaten and instead of being fine or shut down, they were given the opportunity to change their ways and they created a new policy.
The rule is that no more than 1/3 of a story or chapter can be posted on the comm, excepting free, orphaned, public domain, web-published stories, and stories that are 1-2 pages in length.
In order to keep my own nose clean, we here at S&FwM are going to try to abide by that same rule.
X-Men Supreme seems to be okay with nine image posts, and I had already thought that seven pages was good enough but officially, a 21 page comic, a third would be seven so I think as long as I stick with the 7 – 9 images, we should be okay.
Of course, S&FwM is nowhere near as popular as those websites – one day I hope to be counted amongst them in terms of greatness – I still think it is a better idea to have some sort of rule than to just be going forward as a rogue blogger.
I don’t really read too many comic blogs, besides the two referenced above, I have those two blogs and then I mostly follow official comic book websites like Newsarama, Goods Should Be Good (which I suppose is a blogsite under the umbrella of an offiical website, Comic Book Resources) and of course, uncannyxmen.net – which is mostly an astonishing fan site.
On fun note, for anyone keeping track of which countries we’re still waiting for a tenth visitor from (I haven’t ran these numbers in quite some time!) those countries are –
Taiwan and Brunei, so if you know anyone, or you are those two people, please come back one more time!
I hope those two websites don’t mind that I’m going to co-opt their rules (and maybe unofficial stance, in terms, of X-Men Supreme). I’ve been thinking that I’ve gotten carried away with how many images I’ve shown, so I have kept going back to wondering what the rules are out there. Plus, I don’t want to make any comic creators or Marvel slash Disney, mad at me – as I definitely can’t go up against them in court. So instead of waiting for a hammer to come down, I rather be proactive.
Though I’ve seen some websites that don’t even do images, House to Astonish probably being the best one, and I admire how they don’t waste time with reviews but their reviews seem to be two or three quick paragraphs and they are done. Which I like but I like seeing images to go along with the text, so I’m sticking with being an image heavy website. I’m still at my 43% of my media that WordPress is allowing me to have – so I’m not worried about how many images I have just yet.
Now that I think of it, TMNT Entity has images, and just looking at his latest three pages, it seems like he has a rule of sticking with only three images per post.
That’s what I’ve been mainly thinking about, that I need to set a limit and I think I’m good with seven to nine. I will aim for seven but if it takes two more, I will go with that.
I may have one or two reviews of my 365 drafts (I got a lot in the pipeline, ya’ll!) may have more images but going forward, I will set a limit on myself.
I just mainly wanted to get these thoughts out of my head. I also hope those three websites don’t mind that I’ve included them in my Favorite Websites link roll.