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(published by Laura Brown aka ldb)
Respect ASCII Artists Campaign
Most ASCII artists will tag  their ASCII creation with their initials.
This is not just about signing your art, it shows the original artist.
If someone else colours the art, or  modifies it in any other way, the
artist initials need to be kept  with it. Anyone modifying art can add
their initials (usually something like ldb/ you) and a note about what
they had  done to the original  art. The original artist  initials are
left on the art, the initials of  the person who modified it are added
after the original artist.
If you can not  find the original artist, or a link to  them on a site
or social media, include a link to  the source where you found the art
as  something  being better  than  nothing.  This helps  preserve  and
archive the art as well as giving the artist credit.
This is what the Respect ASCII Artists Campaign is about. Give respect
to the original artist and leave their initials on the work.
Not all  ASCII art is available  freely. Don't assume it  is there for
anyone to take (copy and paste  or screenshot). Ask to repost, modify,
or otherwise use the ASCII art you  find online. Don't sell art you do
not own or did not fully create yourself.
The ribbon above is from  the original Respect ASCII Artists Campaign.
Started April 1998, by truffle.