Bringing this to attention because this has probably happened to many artists before. Someone on Facebook uploaded my artwork to their albums and cut off my signature and URL line watermark. By cutting off my signature and URL this person reaped likes and shares and no one will ever know where he/she got the images.
I'm not giving a link or telling names because I contacted the person in question and asked them to remove the cropped images. Hoping for a polite and considerate reaction.
EDIT: I got an answer and the person was very kind, so it'll all soon be solved.
I follow the policy of allowing the sharing of my images. Spread them, post them to your websites under the sole condition that my watermarks and signatures are not to be removed and a link back to this profile may be added if possible. This is stated clearly on my dA profile page and I feel that I am quite lenient with this attitude because my watermarks are comparatively non-obstrusive, and I believe that artwork should be free to look at on the internet – in a low-resolution file size, of course. This is why I refuse to heavily watermark my non-commercial pictures. Because I want people to be able to see them properly, as they're meant to look like.
This goes out to everyone who shares artwork – anyone's artwork – on sites like Facebook and other places: Please respect the artist! If possible, contact the artist and ask for their permission before sharing! Never remove any watermarks! And always CREDIT the artist! All it takes is a few seconds, just a few clicks and a link to copy/paste – crediting is even faster than opening the stolen artwork in an editing software and carefully cropping away all signatures.
Other news: real life is going quite well and creative projects are making good progress. My computer is still having issues and will be gone again for a couple of days soon. Until then, I'll do my best to stay in touch. Take care, everyone!