These people NEVER learn. It boogles my mind, I mean you're getting PRAISE for something you DIDN'T DO, and you are squeeing and thanking people.
It's gotta be a brain malfunction, I sometimes think they actually BELIEVE they deserve the praise.
I've had so many people plagiarise me (Fiction and Art)
I've had them upload my whole webpage (including the html formatting) to Fanfic.net and just change the author name.
I've had them airbrush or crop out my signature on images and repost...
I know usually within 24 hours when I log in and I see my e-mail has EXPLODED with reports of the theft to me.
HOW people think they can steal ANYTHING, especially well saturated/high view fanart/fanfic is almost laughable.
It would be like me coming here and taking Bogus' art and sticking my name on it. Everyone here has already SEEN IT and KNOWS it's hers.
I had a really HIGH profile in GW fandom for years. So it was the same there, I had my name and work out there, it was recognizable by the fandom at large.
So when people go to ff.net or mediaminor with my stuff, even NOW after I've left active fandom... I get theft e-mails at least once every 3-6 months.
People can be so stupid sometimes.
Is a screenname that stuck... and bloody annoying to type... Calling me "D" is just FINE.