Today we are implementing a new rule regarding watermarks.
It's long been stated in our submission rules: https://initiate.alphacoders.com/upload/rules that " It is a goal of Wallpaper Abyss to always show the end user the best version of an image. "
Most of us should be pretty used to that idea.
Thinking about it... there is something that, 99.9% of the time, is NOT the best version of an image. Any guesses? An image with the watermark of a wallpaper/image hosting site on it.
Due to this:
Images with watermarks from wallpaper sites/image hosting sites are no longer allowed on Wallpaper Abyss, and should be submitted to Image Abyss.
There's a repeated dynamic where someone will submit a version of an image with the watermark of another wallpaper/image hosting site on it, and literally all anyone has to do to get that moved as a duplicate, is find any version without it. It's a dance as old as time around here, and we want to find some new moves.
We also want to fully support responsible sharing. Finding sources that don't mark up other's content are also more likely to have actual author information.
Let me know if you have any questions or comments!