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Reporting Deviations?

:iconmorbid-angelic:
morbid-angelic Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2012
Do you guys ever report deviations? I see stuff in the wrong categories all the time, and it drives me crazy, but I worry about annoying the help desk with a bunch of different 'Misplaced Deviation' submissions. I also come across other violations like no permission and explicit sexual stuff, but I've never reported anything.

What do you guys do when you come across incorrectly placed or inappropriate deviations? Ignore it? Post a nasty comment? Report it?

I'm curious as to how volunteers and staff feel about misplaced deviations being reported. Do you appreciate the help in cleaning up, does it annoy you when people nitpick about something not being in the right category? Somewhere in the middle? Just curious to hear different people's opinions on the matter. :shrug:
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:iconpriteeboy:
priteeboy Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I haven't in ages. At this point in time I think "what's the point? by the time this gets dealt with, another thousand rule-breakers will be uploaded" :movingon: All I would be doing is trying to scoop out a raging flood torrent with a bucket :p
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PlasticusForkus Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2012
I report stuff if I see it. And action has always (eventually) been taken.

I would recommend that you do report when necessary.
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nosugarjustanger Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2012
I report them when I come across them. That's the least I could do.
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:iconmorbid-angelic:
morbid-angelic Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2012
Sweet! :dummy:
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:icon3wyl:
3wyl Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
It's a losing battle with miscats. If the piece needs to be deleted, then I'll report it. :nod:
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morbid-angelic Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2012
Hmm. Your comment got me thinking. There really should be some sort of better system implemented for helping people put stuff in the right categories. But who am I to think of a brilliant new idea when admin hasn't yet? :hmm:
I shall contemplate this nonetheless.
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3wyl Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
There have been talks of a new system for miscats, but.. yeah, it's just talks. :shrug:

Suggestions make a difference. :nod:
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:iconself-epidemic:
Self-Epidemic Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Yup, this is DA, I shall not let it be polluted!
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morbid-angelic Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2012
:dummy:
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siantjudas Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2012   Digital Artist
Usually I report copyright infringements and stolen or traced work. I don't believe in censorship, so I don't report things for not having a mature content tag. And rarely, but occasionally I report a misplaced deviation, but that really has to be a case where I feel like the user completely and utterly misplaced it.

In any case, I simply report, and move on, commenting or drawing attention to it only creates more problems and can slow down the process of removing or fixing the problem.
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:iconmorbid-angelic:
morbid-angelic Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2012
I agree with you on the censorship thing - I understand it's legally necessary for them to attempt some sort of age restrictions, but I've known since I was 11 to always lie about my age online.... :giggle:

It's not really much of an issue if someone has a photo in landscapes when it should be in waterscapes, but I do get really annoyed when, as you said, they've completely missed the mark.

I tend to agree on the not-commenting thing. Another person said that they'd rather be given a polite comment directing them towards the correct category, but I've tried doing that before and I find most people are belligerent and downright idiotic about it.
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siantjudas Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2012   Digital Artist
Yeah, I would believe that someone would get pretty hostile about it.
And as far as commenting on an art thief's profile, that'll just start a war.
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:iconmorbid-angelic:
morbid-angelic Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2012
Yup. That's almost as bad as someone discovering stolen art and posting a journal about it, sicking a bunch of angry shame-spamming children. :no:
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empiredice Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2012
I'd report something inappropriate if I came across it. Maybe I just don't look around much though, cause I haven't yet. As an artist, though, I'd greatly prefer someone leaving a comment over reporting a miscategorized deviation. Categories confuse the hell out of me so any references to better ones are appreciated, and it's so much less hassle to edit than re-upload or whatever happens. What does happen anyway?
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LisaReyOfHope Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2012
So this is just for faggots?
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:iconpuzzledheartbox:
PuzzledHeartBox Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2012
You're not the brightest crayon in the box are you?
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:iconlisareyofhope:
LisaReyOfHope Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2012
Who knows what is right and what is wrong?
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:iconmorbid-angelic:
morbid-angelic Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2012
The FAQ has pretty good explanations of what are violations and what aren't. :shrug:
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nokari Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2012  Professional Interface Designer
What bothers me more is when people think they're "bothering" staff whenever they report something. It's the staffs' job to deal with this crap. That's their whole purpose for being on a help desk. :roll: By all means, you should report anything you believe is a violation, because it's better staff know about these things and are able to make a decision whether they are violations or not than for tons of violations to remain violations and give others the impression it's okay to do the same things.
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morbid-angelic Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2012
Hmm, that makes sense. I'm horrible about this sort of thing in real life, too - I obsess over not wanting to inconvenience anyone to ridiculous extremes on a daily basis. :ashamed:

So you think I should report anything I see that is in the wrong category or violates dA policy?
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nokari Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2012  Professional Interface Designer
Absolutely. The system only works if people participate. Otherwise like I said, other people just get the idea that the rules don't actually matter and they also violate them.
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:iconmorbid-angelic:
morbid-angelic Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2012
That's actually helpful. Thanks! :aww:
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290Pika Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2012  Student Filmographer
I go on reporting sprees sometimes. :lol:

Usually I'll just report when I come across something though.
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:iconmorbid-angelic:
morbid-angelic Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2012
Cool! What sorts of stuff do you tend to report?
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290Pika Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2012  Student Filmographer
Usually blatantly copyrighted content. You know, promotional posters for movies, screen captures from TV shows, etc. :lol:

The screen capture edits are my favorite though. They're hilarious.
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morbid-angelic Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2012
Oh, trust me, screen capture edits aren't quite as good as they get. No, what takes the cake is crappy edits of PICTURES of screens. Yes. As in, someone took a camera and took a picture of their screen. Then downloaded that picture, added some words in a fancy font, and uploaded it as 'art'.
I saw this the other day, and now I cannot unsee it. :stare:
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Why-you-little Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I have never reported deviations because can't they all just claim that it's "artistic"?
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nokari Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2012  Professional Interface Designer
No. That's just a stupid excuse some people think actually works, but it really doesn't. If a rule says "no dicks in vaginas", you can't bullshit your way out of being caught posting such things just by saying it's artistic. Artistic intentions or not, that doesn't exempt anything from the site's policies.
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Why-you-little Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Ohh okay, well I guess I'll feel more at ease knowing that I can report something like that knowing something can be done about it, thanks. :)
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morbid-angelic Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2012
Well, people can claim whatever they want, but if they're using someone else's work I really don't think they have much of an argument, right? I think sometimes people just like being ridiculously stubborn and belligerent. :roll:
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Why-you-little Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Ah true, art theft, forgot about that hehe.
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:iconmorbid-angelic:
morbid-angelic Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2012
Yup. It's the same with sexually explicit stuff, too - dA actually just recently completely revamped their description of policy on that sort of thing. Before it was ridiculously vague and pretty much impossible to use, but now they have excellent, concise, extremely graphic (=p) explanations. :D
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Why-you-little Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow, that's really good news. I gotta go read that :D Thanks for the info!
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LadyZelda1 Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2012
kick ass.
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:iconmorbid-angelic:
morbid-angelic Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2012
:confused:
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PuzzledHeartBox Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2012
I often report deviations, including copyrighted material, art theft and pornographic deviations.
Just report and move on, no need to let the user know.
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morbid-angelic Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2012
What about things that have been put in the wrong category? For me there's nothing more annoying than trying to browse deviantART suggestions and finding a bunch of shitty demotivationals and MS paint drawings of wolves.... :chainsaw:
Do you report demotivationals with pictures from animes as not having permission, for example?
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PuzzledHeartBox Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2012
I do report those for breaching copyright policy, same goes for screenshots :).
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:iconmorbid-angelic:
morbid-angelic Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2012
Cool! Do you ever get messages from the Help Desk about deviations you report being taken down or anything like that?
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:iconpuzzledheartbox:
PuzzledHeartBox Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2012
I often get messages from them, especially if it's a deviation with a "mature" content.
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morbid-angelic Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2012
Interesting. :O
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