Flagging author photos that have been on LT for a while
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E.g., John Dickson Carr's photo is from a copyrighted (russian) site: ©mx999&VRaptorссылки
Take a look please and vote: http://www.librarything.com/gallery/flagged
"Are you an administrator at LibraryThing? As I understood it, users and authors are free to post any imagse for which they have rights/permission, and choose whatever image they choose as their main image. Of course I know how to add the book to my personal catalogue, but that wouldn't be appropriate yet, as the book has not yet been printed, or published."
Perhaps other members might write him a note - rapotter
http://www.librarything.com/wiki/index.php/Where's_my_picture%3F#Not_an_author_i... for reference.
Guidance on author pictures
What are author pages and pictures?
LibraryThing author pages, including author pictures, are public repositories of factual information about that author. They are not promotional resources for authors, but similiar to Wikipedia pages.
What makes an author picture?
An author picture should be a picture of the author.
Do not post:
Pictures that do not represent the author
Pictures that violate LibraryThing's Terms of Service
Pictures that don't meet this criteria may be flagged for removal by other members.
Whose picture is it?
All LibraryThing members can contribute to author pictures. Members who wish to post purely promotional images, cover art and so forth are free to do so on their member galleries.
More information on contributing images can be found here.
I suppose "Common sense" is too much to ask from self-promoting authors?
God forbid someone should actually read that. After all, it's not like this is a site for literate people. /snark/
We seem to have removed the picture, at least for now.
>14 Collectorator: Celebrating the glorious day with you! Sun's out - we've got the office door propped open.
I think I've stumbled upon the ultimate self-referential author.
Take a gander into his catalog.
Question - Twelve of the thirteen author pictures he has loaded are his book covers. Yes, they all feature his face on them. Since they are book covers, should they be flagged? I can see a nasty fight if we do.
I'd say take the one picture that ISN'T a book cover and make it primary and leave the rest alone. But that's me, and only because the id... er author put himself on every cover.
Butt ugly pictures too.
There are some authors on LT who I think could be well-represented by a photo of a horse, but not of that end.
I think that those pages had been combined at one point. That damn issue with parentheses causes "C. T. (Charles Taze) Russell, 1852-1916" to go to the "C. T. Russell" page, so if someone tries to combine the former with "Charles T. Russell" or "Charles Taze Russell", we get an improper combination.
Consensus? I don't personally care one way or another, but the site guidelines say "no book covers." I'd be okay with a book cover photo if no others were available.
I changed the primary picture and PMed Lorannen
Anyway, lots of problematic behavior from this one.
As for author's reviews being allowed - I had to go digging to find the info. It wasn't in the flag dialog. I had to click on terms of service, then scroll down and click on tips and guidelines for authors, and then scroll all the way down to the bottom of that page to find this information.
Thanks everyone for clarifying this!
In the specific case of that particular author, he does himself a disservice by doing that review, since there are several other reviews, and they seem quite positive. Usually when I see an author do a review for their own efforts, no one else has bothered. Often, they're the only one that even has a copy. This guy just seems, well, ill-informed (I'm being kind).
and I know it's from an old film, but can't recall who the actors are.
ETA: Ah! Harold Lloyd and Mildred Davis. I have flagged the picture.
I just want to add that googling the name comes up with one image that is probably accurate: (both words are hashtagged)
from an Instagram account in the name of Uday Singh.
I won't add it to the author page, but it might be useful info if the member starts an image war.