The system doesn't make much sense to me either. I shouldn't have to like you, and you shouldn't have to like me, in order for me to like your art(or the reverse). I know some artists who are complete assholes, but do good work.
But this whole website makes it too easy for people to turn into uptight twats who think they're more spechul snowflakes.
Where does it say the block system is to prevent bullying? It doesn't matter why he blocked you, he wants no contact with you. The blocks system is for preventing people from contacting you. No contact includes favourites.
I find it annoying how I can't favorite art from people who have blocked me, if I like the art but I can understand how they'd think it would be a good idea. I would hate to be fav-bombed by somebody I had blocked, especially if it were an ex-friend.
Oh stop whining to the Help Desk about everything. Spamming them with your constant art theft reports and complaints about how you think what they're doing is wrong. Calm down. There will always be art thieves and the best thing to do is to ignore them. I only care if somebody steals a friends art. :v You should let people stand up for themselves.
((If anybody is wondering what I'm talking about with art thieves and reports, see here: [link] like what *prosaix thumb nailed.))
I understand that as a reason why, but I'm fairly certain that's suppose to be covered under reporting people for harassment. If dA handled it's reporting tickets with any form of competency then they wouldn't need to do this. This current system is a redundancy based on incompetence.
Blocking is a mechanism in which the blocked is completely prevented from interacting with the blocker. Faving is a form of interaction, and can be abused in various ways. The system is working as intended.
I got banned because I reported a lot of art thieves (with proof). dA banned me reporting over it, which still baffles the shit out of me. You notice that was submitted in 2010, so it's not an indicator of anything to do with these events.
I never said the artwork had to be historically correct, I never said anything was suppose to be historically correct.
I corrected a mistake the artist had made in his artists comment. That's all I said I didn't. Stop trying to put words and motives in my mouth.
You've been deliberately combative with everything you've written. It's entirely believable that you're trying to make me angry. Now, with your attempts to textually make me angry, you're posting a picture of me, and you jump on my reaction to all you've said and trying to make it out that I'm angry at myself.
There you go, cherrypicking again.
I wonder if you're trying to be this much of a douche, or if it just comes naturally to you. And the worst kind of forum user outside sexual deviants.
Until you're actually going to stop being said douchebag, I'm not going to engage you any further.
Take for example, artistic nudes. I come across a lot of largely young women who are tired of getting creepy, perverted messages on their art. It would be a smack in the face if they blocked some perv only for him to go faving her entire gallery. Inb4 don't post nudes on the internet - I'm talking about art here, not porn and crotch shots.
Alternatively, another problem that arises is fav abuse. Between fav bombing for pageviews, or repeatedly faving and unfaving work for the sole reason of pissing someone off, it's both been done.
And finally, blocking someone is the only way you as an artist can remove your artwork from someone's favorites (aside from deleting it all together). This is an incredibly useful tool in another popular troll situation where some jerk will make a collection called "worst art on deviantart" or something to that effect, and fav everything they see.
Personally, I just wouldn't want to support an artist who'd block me like you were blocked so unfairly.
That's not recent at all. That's been in place for years... It's not a bad idea, it just sucks for the person being blocked, and you can't have everything you want. But hey, if you were blocked, obviously you did something that made the other person not want to have any contact with you whatsoever, which includes not having you fave their stuff. Faving isn't a right, it's a privilege. If you can't do it, there's always your browser's bookmarking or right-clicking and saving.
It a horrible idea to have that in place. Blocking the users from commenting is a fine idea, stopping them from favorite works defeats the purpose of the site; a public gallery where people can track artists and collect art. Plus submit art, naturally.
Naw, you're mistake was in thinking it was somehow a new thing, like it a bad decision made by someone new or something.
It is not a horrible idea, you're just angry that you can't get what you want. Blocking is meant to block everything, not let you continue to push messages into the person's inbox of you collecting their art for whatever unknown, possibly bad purposes. And if you think "but I really like their work and wouldn't do anything bad with it", then 1) you should have thought of that before you gave that person a reason to block you and 2) just because you might not do anything bad doesn't mean others don't.
Obviously you can still see the art and bookmark it with your browser, which isn't much different than faving to begin with. So... deal with it.