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Bob Todd
07-16-2015, 12:29 PM
I'm not sure if this is a Weasyl issue or Twitter issue. If you tweet a link to an adult submission (i.e. a submission that's not supposed to be visible if you're not logged into Weasyl), the tweet will still have the picture embedded. This means that potentially anyone can look at your adult submissions; they just need to know the url, tweet it, and Twitter will show them the picture.

I was quite alarmed to discover this because I'd been trying to tweet a link to an adult piece that I'd commissioned, expecting that only people who had a Weasyl account would be able to view it. Instead I realised that anyone would be able to see it because it was embedded in the tweet. I had to delete the tweet because I hadn't wanted the picture to be viewable by a general audience.