Well, a year has flown since the Administration began to do drastic changes on this site. Such as a change of policy, the general atmosphere of disrespecting users of their site, the way administrators behave towards us deviants. Changing policy of reporting an art robbery, fraud, spam, youthful deviants, pornography, hentai, deviations that are lacking censorship, double standards, laziness’ etc. As usual, a deviantART organization is doing all their best to alien deviants off their site; for the last year and a half, this site lost over 7 million constituents. In 2014, this community had 32 million deviants, now they have only 25 million. They had that much back in 2012, if it was not for those comprehensive changes, this community would have by now 40 million users. Instead of making their site more popular, they are doing everything in their power to be worse than it is, by losing thousands of members a day.
What alarms me the most is that any extreme change that they have done for the past two years, it's been done on the insidious and silent mode; just do not know what is going on here.
When you ask them why they didn't familiarize you about the latest renovation that was done, they start to act dumb and silly relating how they wanted to familiarize you with the new changes that they made but they were too occupied to deal with it. For one thing, according to them, there IS no such thing as art crime online because there is no physical thing being lifted.
They've also basically said they won't really do anything about jacked fanart even if it's the original artist who is reporting it. Why? Because we don't own the copyright for the source material. Again, for real. Seriously.
Furthermore, their argumentation for not allowing third party copyright reports? It circumvents the original artist's right to do nothing about it. An admin told me and several other people that in the comments for the "legal reasoning" admin journal post (which was all basically "these are the ridiculous reasons we've come up with to avoid doing our jobs that we're paid for as admins").
So any of you wonderful people out there who have reported stolen posts of their official owners? You can't do that any longer here on dA because it robs me of my right to do absolutely nothing about it and let the thief continue to claim it as their own. In 4 years of being here that takes the cake for the most absolutely asinine thing, the admins have ever tried to pedal to us. Because apparently, they think we're all blithering idiots who couldn't find our way out of a wet paper bag. That one is STILL boggling me. Who the hell would want to do NOTHING about their own work being stolen?! I just can't with that level of stupid.
Let's move all these bad things to the side and talk about something positive for once in our lives. Like, how's at school, did professor already start torching you with doing homework, writing an essay, preparing for colloquiums, exams? If they did, how's it going?