well, I'm not calling out people to take action D: in fact, I didn't even report the person, I just told her to add credits and she complied. It's just a rant and it turns out this topic's over-done. I'm new to the forums so I'm sorry if this topic offends everyone apparently.
I think that Deviant art should have stricter guidelines as to what can be submitted as art. All else can go up on Tumblr. I saw a picture up recently of some douche making a post about ' hey! this is my new hair cut!" -_- Seriously. that shot in the mirror with your camera phone is not art its photobucket.
those use to bother me, but I guess I've been desensitized from seeing too many. Nowadays it's more about girls posting iphone-nude photos of themselves and getting hundreds of faves. If it's with a proper camera, at least I can be like "well, maybe it's artistic nude", but those are grainy pictures that are taken with no more than an iphone -_-;
Sadly, most people who join DA won't even look through the TOS and such once. Won't even glance through them. Then newbies and children will post violations unknowingly and claim "I DIDN'T KNOW!" It is becoming more and more frequent though, I notice. The report system is so sluggish now though. IMHO, it's only going to get worse until DA can't even withhold the most basic rules. It's sad.
If it looks like they're just recolors or some new kid, I kindly warn then how it's wrong and illegal, etc. Sometimes they'll learn their lesson and take the pictures down. That's the situation I hope for. Most of the time you get blocked. However this doesn't stop you from reporting the images.
If I can at least change one person then it's a good day. That's one person who'll stop recoloring and start drawing. So it's all good.
You're lucky it went well when you messaged them. I don't even try and do this unless I know the person is actually new. You can get in some nasty fights that way.
Now, I'm not saying DON'T message them, because the few people you get through to will make it worthwhile, I'm just saying be prepared for fallout. If you think this forum is bad, you haven't seen a kid trying to defend their shitty recolors
So at least familiarize yourself with the 'block' system if you haven't already. Use it sparingly but judiciously.
Nope, that's why I rather message them if they're new rather than report them. I'm just asking whether there's more and more of these popping up, nothing sinister. btw, you have amazing traditional works, congrats on your dd :3
nah, she's new to dA, so I didn't report her, she agreed to put credit to the origins of the images. xD wow, you're too generous with the faves thanks! Been going through your gallery. D: the hands... I struggle so much drawing hands lol
yar. some thrive off the attention, others may actually try to run (such as "fabledpersona" aka FableArtist (current) and a fuck ton of other accounts he's gone through and DA has never stopped) but they just continue to repost the random images and stolen works. Even if the actual artists chime in and get things removed, DA doesn't even look at the thief's other items in any way shape or form.
worse off, unwritten rule, you mention it to these thieves and random image posters, you are at risk to be banned for "backseat moderating"
even if its just a friendly "hey you might not want to post that here" for new comers...
Deviantart needs to fire its mods and hire new ones that will actually ban these clowns. Then change its IP policies. I see stories about how DA is flooded by anime traces, art thieves, ponies and other things it doesn't need infecting it.
Most would rather be snarky than admit that this pisses them off, too.
My Bluff modifier is -5.
Screenshots piss me off.
You're going to get a lot of "report and move on" here, which really is good advice at the end of it. Nothing may ever come of it but you do feel some momentary satisfaction when you click that button.