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    Hello.

    I've never seen a credits page on a 'pet' site. Shouldn't there be one to list what items were created by which artists? and what 'pets' and who created what stories and so on. I'd like to see people get credit for their work.
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    I think Paladoor has a credits page. I've never seen one anywhere else.
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    I'm afraid I can't find it.
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    I think when making writing, graphics, art, etc. for the site and you've been paid you shouldn't have to receive credit for it.
    Although on some smaller sites credit is given in the newspost of who made the items/graphics/art.
    If anything I don't think writers are given enough credit.

    I would say no to a credit page, but yes to a staff page listing out what each staff member contributes too.
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    Artist get paid to create console games online games and they give credit. why not the specific kind of games found here? I for one would be reluctant to sell my work if I don't get credit for it. In selling the right to use work. To enchance and/or use the concept of it and/or incorporate it in your project I think that's enough to recieve credit.
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    This a good idea, but wouldn't that be what the feedback forum is for sites? Such as, a sticky thread for everyone that has helped the site out.
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    I'm not sure if a sticky thread would help. Unless only the site owner can post there or something. Imagine what could happen if everyone could just post there.

    No I think a page or two dedicated to credits would fit. It can't be that much of a hassle to create.

    Edit: thinking it over again, A sticky dedicated to the ones who deserved it could be good. But then I think a proper credit page should be in existence as well.
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    What about including credits on an about us page though?
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    The about page exists in order to display general information about the site to give visitors and potential new members a big enough impression of the site to aid them in making a decision about it. The about page can link to other pages such as staff,rules and credits.

    I still don't think a whole list of credits does not deserve its own page. Nor that it would be handy to put it on a page already dedicated to something else.

    Also, Could you tell me how the idea of having credits on the about page came to you?
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    I am going to have a credits page on my site. What would you do if the credited person isn't a member of the site? Also, would you list every thing that they made or just a summary?
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    Praise to that Lewis. I don't think there should be much of an issue when someone is not from the site.You can still have their name,artist name,username etc on it. You could have a list of anonymous contributions for those who would rather have it so.

    A summery is already a good step in the professional direction I think. But if you really want to please an artist make it in full. That's what I would do.
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    What if you found an artist from deviant art or a similar site? Would it be good to link to their profile?
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    You could do that if the artist would like that. I see no harm in it if they agree and you post it. It might please them very much as it means even more publicity for them.
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    So would you ask the artist before adding them to the page?
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    It came to me as an idea because an "About us" page could contain credits, a mission statement, and things like that. I guess it's more of a thought than anything.
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    I sure would ask them. It's important to understand an artists privacy. Not everyone would want their main page or pages of art to be linked to in every or maybe none of the projects they are involved in. It just depends. You could always ask them why.
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    Thanks. I will make sure to ask them first.
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    I should be on Credits list in core right?
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    I had gotten into the habit of making a credits page on every site I make due to my work in graphics. (Not having a credits page on ones' graphic website is looked down upon greatly for obvious reasons.) For any and every site I make, I will always have a credit page. People deserved to be recognized and thanked for their work, regardless if you paid for it. That's just me though.
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    I like credits pages myself. My pet site will have one <3 and @cpvr will probably take up 90% of it. :laugh: jkjk.

    I think they are good to have, though I've noticed most of them are named 'Staff'. :p For instance, BooPets credit page is really the staff page. It lists everyone who works for them. I'm not sure if @PaulSonny removes anyone even if their contributions are kept but their employment isn't. Good question actually.. :laugh:
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