Add a required Artist field for art uploads.
I've noticed that when people upload art now, users are telling them they have to credit the artist, even if it's themselves.
If true, Ferzu should just add an Artist field. When you upload an image or edit its caption, the Artist field is required.
There could be three bubbles. A bubble for "Photo", a bubble for "I'm the artist", and a bubble for "Not my art". If you select the last bubble, you have to fill the artist's name in a field.
Then the system could automatically display the artist name or "user's art" depending on which one they filled in. (It would display nothing if they select Photo.)
In the image upload screen, add a text disclaimer denoting ferzu's art crediting policy, telling users that furry-related artwork must have the artist credited in all circumstances.
Kerns Phoegon commented
This is a bad idea.... the whole crediting artists is noting more then a waste of time (and yes I lime to post my own art)
It solves nothing as someone who would steal artwork, would as easily lie and create a fake name / use their own name as well.
I'd rather avoid the logical conclusion of verification and that will only lead to a headache database and using a system to troll lesser known artists.
I think it would be a good idea to require a person to add captions to photos they upload on here and when they hit submit, a pop-up appears reminding them to credit any artist involved in the post if necessary or risk getting a strike on their account.