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" All I would be doing is trying to scoop out a raging flood torrent with a bucket
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? I shall contemplate this nonetheless.
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.
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....
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.
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?
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. 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.
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.
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.
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.
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 () explanations.
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.... Do you report demotivationals with pictures from animes as not having permission, for example?