I want to disable profile comments because I'm sick of people thanking me for faves and llamas even though it's in my signature and my about me that I clearly do not want to be thanked. I'm not going to stop adding people's work to my favourites just so people don't comment, I just want to block all comments from my userpage comments section because I've had enough of " thanx 4 fave/llama/comment".
In a nutshell, she posted an unpopular opinion about a fanon background MLP character nearly a year ago since she agreed with her disabled friends and family that said fanon depiction was hurtful to them. The MLP staff, after endless nagging and begging, made the fanon depiction of the character temporarily canon when they gave her a destructive speaking role in the actual show.
A week later the production removed the episode from itunes and the bronies flipped their lid, pointed the finger at Yamino and launched a bully campaign from the depths of 4chan, poniboru, and equestria daily. Sock puppet accounts spammed the hell out of her profile with vile, hateful comments and death threats.
The episode was later edited, scaling back the depiction of the character, and reuploaded to itunes. What did the OP have to do with this? Nothing. She never had contact with the studio, started a petition or even signed a petition to change the character. Scapegoating 101.
Even worse though, is that the attacks continued even after a show animator and the writer of the episode in question have posted about the editing of the episode. They specifically said the OP had nothing to do with the pulling of the episode and the ensuing changes. Go figure.
Hi. It is a shame that you have been attacked and unlike some smart people on here I won't criticize you for having the gall to feel something about it. It is well within your right. Also I think there may be something in this idea. But your 32,000... I looked at your profile and the most you've got is 2,225 views in a day and that was on Mar 17. Also I don't see what you'd describe as a massive attack. These spammed comments seem to be around 29-30 March. So you have overstated the problem a bit which is a pity since the idea works just as nicely with the situation as it is.
I had an eye on her profile those couple days during the attack. Every minute or so I would refresh and 5 new pages of threats and attacks would appear. 4chan, ponychan, and equestria daily all directed the attack on the profile. I have never seen anything like it on deviantart ever. EVER.
That is massive. Keep in mind when this forum topic was created: The Monday after the attack, nearly a month ago.
there are methods in place to stop people from bothering you. in response to these methods, the OP doesnt feel they need to use them. These methods are blocking another deviant, removing the comment option, and leaving dA.
dA is not required to do anything, as it is not forced on anyone to be a member of the community. If the community is harrassing you by the thousands, as claimed by the OP, then you leave the community.
Those options were addressed elsewhere in this topic, including in the original post.
When a user is blocked, they can just make a new account to continue harassing their target. On top of that, there is a limit to how many users you can block, and you will run out if they keep making more accounts. This was already stated by the OP.
Adding the option to remove commenting is what the OP was initially suggesting. Either the option is not there, or the OP did not see it and nobody pointed it out to him/her.
Leaving dA is essentially 'running away from your troubles'. If everyone who was harassed left, then dA, as well as many other sites, would become significantly less active. Here, the OP is attempting to suggest an option that will make it easier to stop harassment without leaving the site.
From my personal perspective, it looks to me like you didn't fully read the comment that started this topic. You are arguing things that have already been answered.
No, I read and understood the issue. you can remove comments. you can block people. you can leave the site.
dA is not the be all/end all for internet popularity. This site is not needed if all it give someone is greif. And it's not "running away." That's stupid. if you were standing under a fan getting smacked by the rotating peices of wood, would you stand there and ask the fan to stop hitting you or would you move?
nothing on dA is so exclusive to dA that you must remain here at all costs.
There are, however, downsides to removing comments, blocking people, and leaving the site. Blocking has a limit that the people being blocked can get past, rendering it ineffective. Removing comments can do more harm than good, as it leaves a bad impression on those who look at the page. If person A looks at person B and sees that person B has 'This comment has been removed' over and over, person A is likely to jump to a negative conclusion about person B. As for leaving dA...
While leaving this website would stop attacks from this website, it would not prevent potential attacks on other sites. On top of that, who said that this website was giving her nothing but grief? She has friends here, and chances are that some of them don't have any other way of communicating with her. There are many people who refuse to make an account on a different website, download Skype, share email, etc. Leaving the website would not only be letting bullies walk over you, it would be leaving behind friends and watchers. A new account could be made, but that would be erasing a slate that is more than half a decade in the making. If she were to tell others about the new account being the same person, then that information would get out one way or another and people would flock to the new account to continue their work.
The fan metaphor is a bad example, as fans usually do not decide whether or not they are moving. People on dA decide what they do, and they, unlike a wooden fan, would chase you. If the fan somehow followed your every move, and you kept getting out of the way, you would get tired eventually, but the fan would keep going.
Nothing on dA is that exclusive to dA? That is a matter of opinion. dA has things that other sites don't have, definitely...said things are of different levels of importance to different people. What you might not consider important might be treasured by someone else.
I will rephrase my original question, if she uses said methods of stopping others from bothering you to their limits, and they don't solve the problem, how is that 'not helping herself'? The methods available didn't work, so she suggested a new one that has the potential to be more effective.
A troll's job is to simply annoy the living shit out of anything it can. It will focus on those who have the most reaction. The best way to avoid this is to keep you head down and ignore the insufferable pricks. There are still people who truly enjoy your art and don't let these idiots ruin your fun.
I think the effects of blocking should be completely increased, and other privacy issues should be addressed as well!
I have a few deviations that are about my bad break-up with my recent ex. Her psychotic new boyfriend registered just yesterday to read everything I wrote and spam me with degrading comments, then he messaged me a threat along with a detailed summary of how well he's %*$&ing my ex. I reported his page, but that won't stop him from registering again to leave more hateful messages. I know who he is and am physically requesting a protection order against him in person, but I don't like the fact that he can read anything I have. I also don't like that my ex is reading everything I have as well.
I feel like I should be able to block them so they cannot see ANYTHING on my page, or any of my posts. I also feel like I should be able to make certain deviations private to non-registered members. I'm being cyber-bullied as well, and I really don't like it.