to the person who’s just made two submissions:
i am pretty dang sure that neither of those pictures was taken by you. in fact, one of them is a low-res version of a picture from wikipedia, which by the way is there under a CC BY-SA licence, and that means i am not allowed to repost it without attributing the author. i’m sure it must have taken a lot of effort to slap your website’s url on the bottom of each picture, but the photos are still not yours. what you’re doing is basically using others’ work in a way that violates its licence to promote your website, and i have half a mind to actually put its url in this post so that people who care about crediting photographers know NOT to visit it.
to everyone else:
the submissions are primarily a way of sharing moth pictures taken by you or your friends/family, plus other moth-related content (if you record a moth-themed concept album, i will absolutely post a link to your bandcamp, and also love you forever). i love receiving submissions! all i ask is that you briefly specify the source; a short “photo by me” or “taken by my friend who’s made a vow never to touch a computer” will easily suffice. i’d just hate to accidentally post someone’s work without crediting the author.
on that note — thank you to all submitters (who haven’t lifted their submissions off goddamn wikipedia)! seriously, it’s not just empty words when i say i love receiving them. y’all are super rad and you have no idea how much i appreciate you.
sealed with a kiss & signed by the head moth