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Brynn
Hi Friends,
        Another moderation question has come up (mostly just for me), which is
about how we want to define "fan art".   Most (if not all) of the moderators
think fan art should be allowed in the gallery.  But I think it might be a good
idea to have some parameters about it, and so I'm hoping the community can offer
their thoughts about it.

        For a starting point and example, I'm totally ok with the Wikipedia
defintion (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fan_art) :

"Fan art, or fanart, are artworks created by fans of a work of fiction
(generally visual media such as comics, film, television shows, or video games)
and derived from a series character or other aspect of that work."

        Does anyone think it should be expanded or restricted in scope, from
there?  Or should the description be more or less detailed or specific?


        A separate but related question is whether we want to bother with
copyright issues, or leave it up to the license holder whether they want the
image removed.  For example, if someone reproduces a Pepsi or Coke logo.  Or I
remember a popular AI tutorial a few years ago, about how to draw the Chevy
logo, which I always wondered whether it was a copyright violation.  Those don't
particularly seem to be fan art, at least not by the wikipedia
definition....unless maybe television commercials are considered fiction.

        Martin says there is a concept within the DMCA and EUCD known as "safe
harbor" which protects small websites from being responsible if its members post
a copyrighted image.  At least that's my understanding, based on the research I
did about it.  I might not have paraphrased it technically correctly.

        So should we go with the "it's not our job /we're not lawyers" position?
Or should we be a little bit pro-active for blatant copyright issues.  If we
want to be a little bit proactive, I'm thinking we should also set some
parameters about that.  Or at least clearly state our policy.

        Fyi, this is what the current CoC says about it "Art must be your own
original creation or derived from artwork available under an open licence. We
cannot accept submissions that infringe copyrights."

        Personally, since Inkscape is an artist's tool (among many other uses),
I think the community should be a little proactive about protecting copyrights
and/or licenses.  But I also think that if it requires a long and complex
discussion, or detailed changes to the CoC, then falling back to "it's not our
job" might be reasonable.  But if that's the case, then the CoC isn't properly
stating our position, and perhaps should be edited.

        Thanks for any thoughts or comments you might have about these things.

All best,
brynn



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Re: gallery moderation, fan art, and copyright

Ryan Gorley

Hi Brynn,
That definition of "fan art" seems appropriate to me.

I think how DeviantArt handles issues of copyright is probably a good starting point: http://about.deviantart.com/policy/copyright/

The key takeaways from my speed reading is that we probably need to do better educating users of the liability of distributing copyrighted material. We also need to publish a DMCA takedown form, and a complaint mailing address. It's worth a closer read, but I do think we should probably be proactive.

Ryan Gorley @ Dijt

On 07/17/2017 09:47 PM, brynn wrote:
Hi Friends,
       Another moderation question has come up (mostly just for me), which is about how we want to define "fan art".   Most (if not all) of the moderators think fan art should be allowed in the gallery.  But I think it might be a good idea to have some parameters about it, and so I'm hoping the community can offer their thoughts about it.

       For a starting point and example, I'm totally ok with the Wikipedia defintion (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fan_art) :

"Fan art, or fanart, are artworks created by fans of a work of fiction (generally visual media such as comics, film, television shows, or video games) and derived from a series character or other aspect of that work."

       Does anyone think it should be expanded or restricted in scope, from there?  Or should the description be more or less detailed or specific?


       A separate but related question is whether we want to bother with copyright issues, or leave it up to the license holder whether they want the image removed.  For example, if someone reproduces a Pepsi or Coke logo.  Or I remember a popular AI tutorial a few years ago, about how to draw the Chevy logo, which I always wondered whether it was a copyright violation.  Those don't particularly seem to be fan art, at least not by the wikipedia definition....unless maybe television commercials are considered fiction.

       Martin says there is a concept within the DMCA and EUCD known as "safe harbor" which protects small websites from being responsible if its members post a copyrighted image.  At least that's my understanding, based on the research I did about it.  I might not have paraphrased it technically correctly.

       So should we go with the "it's not our job /we're not lawyers" position? Or should we be a little bit pro-active for blatant copyright issues.  If we want to be a little bit proactive, I'm thinking we should also set some parameters about that.  Or at least clearly state our policy.

       Fyi, this is what the current CoC says about it "Art must be your own original creation or derived from artwork available under an open licence. We cannot accept submissions that infringe copyrights."

       Personally, since Inkscape is an artist's tool (among many other uses), I think the community should be a little proactive about protecting copyrights and/or licenses.  But I also think that if it requires a long and complex discussion, or detailed changes to the CoC, then falling back to "it's not our job" might be reasonable.  But if that's the case, then the CoC isn't properly stating our position, and perhaps should be edited.

       Thanks for any thoughts or comments you might have about these things.

All best,
brynn



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Re: gallery moderation, fan art, and copyright

Brynn
Thanks Ryan.  Those ideas sound good to me.  We'll see what others might have to
say.

I think it has been noted in the past that it's hard to find a way to contact a
webmaster or website representative.  I know I've had more than one message sent
to me via Inkscape Community (forum), because they couldn't find a way to
contact the website.

It seems to me something was done about that, but I don't remember exactly what.
I don't readily see a contact link though.

I'm off to catch some sleep.

Thanks again :-)

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Hi Brynn,
That definition of "fan art" seems appropriate to me.

I think how DeviantArt handles issues of copyright is probably a good starting
point: http://about.deviantart.com/policy/copyright/

The key takeaways from my speed reading is that we probably need to do better
educating users of the liability of distributing copyrighted material. We also
need to publish a DMCA takedown form, and a complaint mailing address. It's
worth a closer read, but I do think we should probably be proactive.




Ryan Gorley @ Dijt

On 07/17/2017 09:47 PM, brynn wrote:
Hi Friends,
       Another moderation question has come up (mostly just for me), which is
about how we want to define "fan art".   Most (if not all) of the moderators
think fan art should be allowed in the gallery.  But I think it might be a good
idea to have some parameters about it, and so I'm hoping the community can offer
their thoughts about it.

       For a starting point and example, I'm totally ok with the Wikipedia
defintion (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fan_art) :

"Fan art, or fanart, are artworks created by fans of a work of fiction
(generally visual media such as comics, film, television shows, or video games)
and derived from a series character or other aspect of that work."

       Does anyone think it should be expanded or restricted in scope, from
there?  Or should the description be more or less detailed or specific?


       A separate but related question is whether we want to bother with
copyright issues, or leave it up to the license holder whether they want the
image removed.  For example, if someone reproduces a Pepsi or Coke logo.  Or I
remember a popular AI tutorial a few years ago, about how to draw the Chevy
logo, which I always wondered whether it was a copyright violation.  Those don't
particularly seem to be fan art, at least not by the wikipedia
definition....unless maybe television commercials are considered fiction.

       Martin says there is a concept within the DMCA and EUCD known as "safe
harbor" which protects small websites from being responsible if its members post
a copyrighted image.  At least that's my understanding, based on the research I
did about it.  I might not have paraphrased it technically correctly.

       So should we go with the "it's not our job /we're not lawyers" position?
Or should we be a little bit pro-active for blatant copyright issues.  If we
want to be a little bit proactive, I'm thinking we should also set some
parameters about that.  Or at least clearly state our policy.

       Fyi, this is what the current CoC says about it "Art must be your own
original creation or derived from artwork available under an open licence. We
cannot accept submissions that infringe copyrights."

       Personally, since Inkscape is an artist's tool (among many other uses), I
think the community should be a little proactive about protecting copyrights
and/or licenses.  But I also think that if it requires a long and complex
discussion, or detailed changes to the CoC, then falling back to "it's not our
job" might be reasonable.  But if that's the case, then the CoC isn't properly
stating our position, and perhaps should be edited.

       Thanks for any thoughts or comments you might have about these things.

All best,
brynn



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Re: gallery moderation, fan art, and copyright

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On Tue, 2017-07-18 at 04:13 -0600, brynn wrote:
> I think it has been noted in the past that it's hard to find a way to
> contact a webmaster or website representative.  I know I've had more
> than one message sent to me via Inkscape Community (forum), because
> they couldn't find a way to contact the website.

As a counter point. As the webmaster I have to field support requests
for Inkscape quite often already. As an individual, I'm not Inkscape's
consumer support department and widening the contact link would lead to
even more requests from well meaning but demanding users who I have to
politely redirect to the community support links.

Part of the job of the moderation team is to spread the load and stop
the need for any one central webmaster for moderation decisions. So we
don't have a bus-factor of one for things like copyright violations.

As the webmaster I will:

 * Keep web server functioning (and report when it's not)
 * Deploy new versions of the website's code
 * Investigate ways to improve the website's infrastructure

I won't:

 * Deal with copyright issues (see moderation team)
 * Deal with content issues (see editors team)
 * Be a support contact (see community links)

But as you know, I'm in all of those other teams anyway. I just don't
want the webmaster email address to be a lightning rod, because that's
not fair on users who will be wasting their time emailing me via that
link.

Best Regards, Martin Owens

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Ryan Gorley

For the good reasons stated here by Martin I would probably limit DMCA takedown requests to an online form aor perhaps just a mailing address (so long as we get notice of it). Still if someone jams a support question into a form clearly for legal purposes I don't think they should have too high of an expectation of receiving a response. I don't know if such requests typically require a response, but it seems like something the moderating team could handle within their normal workflow. Just my $0.02.

Ryan Gorley @ Dijt

On 07/18/2017 07:49 AM, Martin Owens wrote:
On Tue, 2017-07-18 at 04:13 -0600, brynn wrote:
I think it has been noted in the past that it's hard to find a way to
contact a webmaster or website representative.  I know I've had more
than one message sent to me via Inkscape Community (forum), because
they couldn't find a way to contact the website.
As a counter point. As the webmaster I have to field support requests
for Inkscape quite often already. As an individual, I'm not Inkscape's
consumer support department and widening the contact link would lead to
even more requests from well meaning but demanding users who I have to
politely redirect to the community support links.

Part of the job of the moderation team is to spread the load and stop
the need for any one central webmaster for moderation decisions. So we
don't have a bus-factor of one for things like copyright violations.

As the webmaster I will:

 * Keep web server functioning (and report when it's not)
 * Deploy new versions of the website's code
 * Investigate ways to improve the website's infrastructure

I won't:

 * Deal with copyright issues (see moderation team)
 * Deal with content issues (see editors team)
 * Be a support contact (see community links)

But as you know, I'm in all of those other teams anyway. I just don't
want the webmaster email address to be a lightning rod, because that's
not fair on users who will be wasting their time emailing me via that
link.

Best Regards, Martin Owens


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Re: gallery moderation, fan art, and copyright

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Am Dienstag, 18. Juli 2017, 09:49:41 CEST schrieb Martin Owens:

> On Tue, 2017-07-18 at 04:13 -0600, brynn wrote:
> > I think it has been noted in the past that it's hard to find a way to
> > contact a webmaster or website representative.  I know I've had more
> > than one message sent to me via Inkscape Community (forum), because
> > they couldn't find a way to contact the website.
>
> As a counter point. As the webmaster I have to field support requests
> for Inkscape quite often already. As an individual, I'm not Inkscape's
> consumer support department and widening the contact link would lead to
> even more requests from well meaning but demanding users who I have to
> politely redirect to the community support links.
Thing is, even after looking for a few minutes I couldn't find any contact link
on the website whatsoever. The menus at the top are where at least I would
have expected some contact link but there is none.

Slightly off-topic: while clicking around the site I found the "inkscape-cvs"
mailing list which is supposed to have SVN commit logs. It feels odd to see
two VCSs being mentioend that are both not used any more.

[...]

> Best Regards, Martin Owens

Tobias
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I'd keep it light on the copyright wording and options as well. I agree with Martin, we don't really have the resources to handle copyright squabbles. If someone informs us of copyright material they own that's hosted on our site, writing a plain English request to us should be sufficient I think. Have we ever had that happen anyway? The more legal stuff we say the more questions we will get about it, and all of us are grasping in the dark, guessing on the issues with our own (c). To do this right, we would need lawyers. So I think let's not do it, and not make it sound at all like we do it at all. 



On 18 Jul 2017 4:47 p.m., "Tobias Ellinghaus" <[hidden email]> wrote:
Am Dienstag, 18. Juli 2017, 09:49:41 CEST schrieb Martin Owens:
> On Tue, 2017-07-18 at 04:13 -0600, brynn wrote:
> > I think it has been noted in the past that it's hard to find a way to
> > contact a webmaster or website representative.  I know I've had more
> > than one message sent to me via Inkscape Community (forum), because
> > they couldn't find a way to contact the website.
>
> As a counter point. As the webmaster I have to field support requests
> for Inkscape quite often already. As an individual, I'm not Inkscape's
> consumer support department and widening the contact link would lead to
> even more requests from well meaning but demanding users who I have to
> politely redirect to the community support links.

Thing is, even after looking for a few minutes I couldn't find any contact link
on the website whatsoever. The menus at the top are where at least I would
have expected some contact link but there is none.

Slightly off-topic: while clicking around the site I found the "inkscape-cvs"
mailing list which is supposed to have SVN commit logs. It feels odd to see
two VCSs being mentioend that are both not used any more.

[...]

> Best Regards, Martin Owens

Tobias
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Ryan Gorley
I'd agree with keeping it light on the legal explanation. Better to point elsewhere for that, frankly.

Right now when someone uploads a resource they have the option to select "No Permission". Is there any instance where we want people uploading items for which they have neither ownership or permission? That seems problematic and should either be removed or allowed with a clear warning of the potential consequences.

If we do nothing, the only recourse for a claimant to email the mysterious gandi-contact at sfconservancy.org found on the domain registration. Hopefully someone at SFC would see that and let us know, otherwise it would probably get pushed up the ladder to OSUOSL based upon the IP address, in which case they could just shut the server down to protect their own behinds. Having some means to lodge a complaint just mitigates that risk. A simple form with name, organization, address, phone, email, material hyperlink, and description, seems like it would put up too high of a barrier to be abused for support questions, but not be too much heartache for a legitimate claimant to complete.

Ryan Gorley @ Dijt

On 07/18/2017 10:02 AM, C R wrote:
I'd keep it light on the copyright wording and options as well. I agree with Martin, we don't really have the resources to handle copyright squabbles. If someone informs us of copyright material they own that's hosted on our site, writing a plain English request to us should be sufficient I think. Have we ever had that happen anyway? The more legal stuff we say the more questions we will get about it, and all of us are grasping in the dark, guessing on the issues with our own (c). To do this right, we would need lawyers. So I think let's not do it, and not make it sound at all like we do it at all. 



On 18 Jul 2017 4:47 p.m., "Tobias Ellinghaus" <[hidden email]> wrote:
Am Dienstag, 18. Juli 2017, 09:49:41 CEST schrieb Martin Owens:
> On Tue, 2017-07-18 at 04:13 -0600, brynn wrote:
> > I think it has been noted in the past that it's hard to find a way to
> > contact a webmaster or website representative.  I know I've had more
> > than one message sent to me via Inkscape Community (forum), because
> > they couldn't find a way to contact the website.
>
> As a counter point. As the webmaster I have to field support requests
> for Inkscape quite often already. As an individual, I'm not Inkscape's
> consumer support department and widening the contact link would lead to
> even more requests from well meaning but demanding users who I have to
> politely redirect to the community support links.

Thing is, even after looking for a few minutes I couldn't find any contact link
on the website whatsoever. The menus at the top are where at least I would
have expected some contact link but there is none.

Slightly off-topic: while clicking around the site I found the "inkscape-cvs"
mailing list which is supposed to have SVN commit logs. It feels odd to see
two VCSs being mentioend that are both not used any more.

[...]

> Best Regards, Martin Owens

Tobias
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On Tue, Jul 18, 2017 at 05:45:41PM +0200, Tobias Ellinghaus wrote:

> Am Dienstag, 18. Juli 2017, 09:49:41 CEST schrieb Martin Owens:
> > On Tue, 2017-07-18 at 04:13 -0600, brynn wrote:
> > > I think it has been noted in the past that it's hard to find a way to
> > > contact a webmaster or website representative.  I know I've had more
> > > than one message sent to me via Inkscape Community (forum), because
> > > they couldn't find a way to contact the website.
> >
> > As a counter point. As the webmaster I have to field support requests
> > for Inkscape quite often already. As an individual, I'm not Inkscape's
> > consumer support department and widening the contact link would lead to
> > even more requests from well meaning but demanding users who I have to
> > politely redirect to the community support links.
>
> Thing is, even after looking for a few minutes I couldn't find any contact link
> on the website whatsoever. The menus at the top are where at least I would
> have expected some contact link but there is none.
>
> Slightly off-topic: while clicking around the site I found the "inkscape-cvs"
> mailing list which is supposed to have SVN commit logs. It feels odd to see
> two VCSs being mentioend that are both not used any more.

Don't worry about that.  It'll go away when we migrate the mailing
lists (and if we still need something equivalent we'll pick a new name
then).

Bryce
 
> [...]
>
> > Best Regards, Martin Owens
>
> Tobias

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On Tue, 2017-07-18 at 10:53 -0600, Ryan Gorley wrote:
> Right now when someone uploads a resource they have the option to
> select "No Permission". Is there any instance where we want people
> uploading items for which they have neither ownership or permission?
> That seems problematic and should either be removed or allowed with a
> clear warning of the potential consequences.

Try and submit something with no permission. It /should/ stop you, both
the python code and the javascript checkers try and require users to
think about their ownership on each upload.

Best Regards, Martin Owens

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Re: gallery moderation, fan art, and copyright

Ryan Gorley
Brilliant!

On Jul 18, 2017 7:58 PM, "Martin Owens" <[hidden email]> wrote:
On Tue, 2017-07-18 at 10:53 -0600, Ryan Gorley wrote:
> Right now when someone uploads a resource they have the option to
> select "No Permission". Is there any instance where we want people
> uploading items for which they have neither ownership or permission?
> That seems problematic and should either be removed or allowed with a
> clear warning of the potential consequences.

Try and submit something with no permission. It /should/ stop you, both
the python code and the javascript checkers try and require users to
think about their ownership on each upload.

Best Regards, Martin Owens

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Re: gallery moderation, fan art, and copyright

Brynn
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Ah yes, I knew I heard something about this before.  I just couldn't remember
the details.

While it wasn't the point of my original message, I think it is important for
people to be able to contact representatives of the community, through the
website - for copyright or any other reason.  Few things annoy me more than
needing to contact a website, and not finding any way to do it.  We like being
seen as an open and friendly community, but a lot of people won't subscribe to
the the mailing list for a one-time issue.

What if we did have a prominant (meaning in the main or a 2nd level submenu, or
in the footer) link for members  (members, not just any visitor) to contact
website representatives, and it feeds into the moderation system -- somehow?  It
seems like a reasonable job for moderators.  Then moderators could send the
request on to whoever needs to handle it....or direct the user to a forum or
whatever.

All best,
brynn


-----Original Message-----
From: Martin Owens
Sent: Tuesday, July 18, 2017 7:49 AM
To: brynn ; [hidden email] ; [hidden email]
Subject: Re: [Inkscape-devel] gallery moderation, fan art, and copyright

On Tue, 2017-07-18 at 04:13 -0600, brynn wrote:
> I think it has been noted in the past that it's hard to find a way to
> contact a webmaster or website representative.  I know I've had more
> than one message sent to me via Inkscape Community (forum), because
> they couldn't find a way to contact the website.

As a counter point. As the webmaster I have to field support requests
for Inkscape quite often already. As an individual, I'm not Inkscape's
consumer support department and widening the contact link would lead to
even more requests from well meaning but demanding users who I have to
politely redirect to the community support links.

Part of the job of the moderation team is to spread the load and stop
the need for any one central webmaster for moderation decisions. So we
don't have a bus-factor of one for things like copyright violations.

As the webmaster I will:

* Keep web server functioning (and report when it's not)
* Deploy new versions of the website's code
* Investigate ways to improve the website's infrastructure

I won't:

* Deal with copyright issues (see moderation team)
* Deal with content issues (see editors team)
* Be a support contact (see community links)

But as you know, I'm in all of those other teams anyway. I just don't
want the webmaster email address to be a lightning rod, because that's
not fair on users who will be wasting their time emailing me via that
link.

Best Regards, Martin Owens


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Re: gallery moderation, fan art, and copyright

Brynn
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Ok, so just to try and summarize the responses, it sounds like most people think
the CoC should remain as it is - mentioning that copyright violations are not
permitted, but not going any further to define it.

That leaves the line between "fanart" and copyright quite subjective for
moderators.  And without any way to justify our actions, if it became necessary.
I'm a big fan of transparency, if you didn't guess.

The reason this came up for me, is because someone recently reported an image as
a copyright violation.  Moderators did not remove the image, and left it in
place in the gallery, on the grounds of being fanart.  But I keep thinking, if
the member who reported it could figure out how to contact someone, they're
probably wondering why it wasn't removed.  There's nothing in the CoC that we
can point to, if we needed to justify it.

Anyway, getting back to summarizing, it sounds like it might be a good idea to
have a contact form - either only for reporting copyright problems, or I'd like
to see a contact form in general, which could take a copyright issue, or be used
for other things as well.

It seems reasonable to me for moderators to handle these contacts, and then
moderators could either forward the issue to whoever needs to handle it, or
reply to the sender, indicating where they can find what they need.

Any other moderators have comments?

Martin, would it be difficult to create something like that, which feeds into
the moderation system?  Or is there some reason why you'd be opposed to such a
thing?  Or have a different idea?

All best,
brynn

-----Original Message-----
From: Ryan Gorley
Sent: Tuesday, July 18, 2017 10:53 AM
To: C R ; Tobias Ellinghaus
Cc: inkscape-devel
Subject: Re: [Inkscape-devel] gallery moderation, fan art, and copyright

I'd agree with keeping it light on the legal explanation. Better to point
elsewhere for that, frankly.

Right now when someone uploads a resource they have the option to select "No
Permission". Is there any instance where we want people uploading items for
which they have neither ownership or permission? That seems problematic and
should either be removed or allowed with a clear warning of the potential
consequences.

If we do nothing, the only recourse for a claimant to email the mysterious
gandi-contact at sfconservancy.org found on the domain registration. Hopefully
someone at SFC would see that and let us know, otherwise it would probably get
pushed up the ladder to OSUOSL based upon the IP address, in which case they
could just shut the server down to protect their own behinds. Having some means
to lodge a complaint just mitigates that risk. A simple form with name,
organization, address, phone, email, material hyperlink, and description, seems
like it would put up too high of a barrier to be abused for support questions,
but not be too much heartache for a legitimate claimant to complete.


Ryan Gorley @ Dijt

On 07/18/2017 10:02 AM, C R wrote:

I'd keep it light on the copyright wording and options as well. I agree with
Martin, we don't really have the resources to handle copyright squabbles. If
someone informs us of copyright material they own that's hosted on our site,
writing a plain English request to us should be sufficient I think. Have we ever
had that happen anyway? The more legal stuff we say the more questions we will
get about it, and all of us are grasping in the dark, guessing on the issues
with our own (c). To do this right, we would need lawyers. So I think let's not
do it, and not make it sound at all like we do it at all.




On 18 Jul 2017 4:47 p.m., "Tobias Ellinghaus" <[hidden email]> wrote:
Am Dienstag, 18. Juli 2017, 09:49:41 CEST schrieb Martin Owens:

> On Tue, 2017-07-18 at 04:13 -0600, brynn wrote:
> > I think it has been noted in the past that it's hard to find a way to
> > contact a webmaster or website representative.  I know I've had more
> > than one message sent to me via Inkscape Community (forum), because
> > they couldn't find a way to contact the website.
>
> As a counter point. As the webmaster I have to field support requests
> for Inkscape quite often already. As an individual, I'm not Inkscape's
> consumer support department and widening the contact link would lead to
> even more requests from well meaning but demanding users who I have to
> politely redirect to the community support links.

Thing is, even after looking for a few minutes I couldn't find any contact link
on the website whatsoever. The menus at the top are where at least I would
have expected some contact link but there is none.

Slightly off-topic: while clicking around the site I found the "inkscape-cvs"
mailing list which is supposed to have SVN commit logs. It feels odd to see
two VCSs being mentioend that are both not used any more.

[...]

> Best Regards, Martin Owens

Tobias
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