It's a fine line, I think. I don't necessarily want all of this praise or credit or glowing theatrical comments about my awesome photography skills. But it annoyed me that it was reposted RIGHT AWAY and there was NO mention at all that even someone else took the picture. Not even a 'thanks to the mom who took the picture...you know who you are!' or something like that. (And that would have been fine.)
I was trying to figure out a way to explain it, and I guess it's kind of like giving someone a birthday present. You expect a 'thank you'. You don't give the present BECAUSE you want to be thanked, but you still do expect it. It's just one of those societal norms. And if you don't get the expected thank you, it skews your perception of the event, or the person, or the situation. Perhaps you don't need a gushing 15-minute dissertation of how you picked the perfect present, but you do expect some thanks, appreciation, acknowledgment.
I don't want to go through the hassle of watermarking my pictures. Most of the time, I don't even edit them. If I do edit, it's very basic software that I use. And I've honestly never run into this before, where someone would go to the trouble (lots more steps) to do it the way she did rather than just share it.
Incidentally, the other mother involved shared the pics and said a very nice thanks. No problem there at all. She even tagged her daughter again.
In answer to a question, I don't think there was malicious intent, per se. But nor was there, shall we say, honorable intent. I just think it was rather thoughtless and like I said, annoying. Inconsiderate. I'll just cross them off my mental list of 'people to take pictures of' (yes, I know that's not grammatically correct
Oh, and I did post a comment on her wall similar to Margo's wording, so thanks for that idea.
Now I'm off to bed, where I will not be losing any sleep over this, and I'll be dreaming happy dreams (hopefully)!