Because apparently it needs it.
Stop harassing the admins, particularly realitysquared. Seriously.
Yeah, you may be mad about it but knock it off.
Going off and being a jerk to someone isn't going to solve the problem at all. So please, stop it.
Don't spam his page and call him names.
Sure, I don't really like him either but there's no reason to go apeshit at him.
He's not going to give you the time of day, trust me. And if he does chances are you won't like what he has to say anyway.
There's other admins to talk to who would most likely be willing to actually listen and talk back.
In light of that, the fact that an admin actually did come forth and display some interest in the subject [fourteenthstar] is kind of interesting, and according to her she'll be talking to the other side mods and staff about the situation with theft. You can read the conversation(s) with her here -- comments.deviantart.com/1/4273… and share your own voice in the conversation as well.
If you are really concerned with what is going on you can try to contact the admins and share your opinions CIVILLY with them. At this point some may be willing to listen.
As far as my boycott goes I am still standing on it and even though I'm on here to post this I'm not coming back until the 17th of next month regardless.
There is a reason I'm not asking others to do this boycott with me. I'd sooner give people the opportunity to choose for themselves rather than have someone banter them into participating in something that may very well be met with a moot point of conclusion.
In light of the fact that Furaffinity has it's own demons to slay as far as drama goes I probably won't be active on there either.
If you're looking for updates or anything I'll be on Tumblr and while I won't post art that often I'll be around. Commissions (as you can imagine) will not be reopened until after the 16th of February. I didn't foresee this coming when I posted the pricing list so, sorry about that.
Again, stop posting hate and drama on that guy's page, it's not going to solve anything. It's one thing to express your views or even concerns about his way of running things but I've been told a lot of people are just being flat out mean and caustic toward him with insults and the like.
You're slamming someone for not doing their job and yet you're going to toss insults at them as if you're going to seem the bigger person? Come on now, don't be like that?
For the time being let the admins discuss what is going on. By now it's become a 'thing' and apparently it's enough to get some kind of recognition from them. I don't take any credit since I was merely reposting someone else's information and story. I am glad that there's some kind of response from the admins and staff, that's something promising. HOWEVER, I don't dare hold my breath because we've heard the schpeel before about policies being changed and fixed.
I'll await the changes for when they're put into action rather than words.
For now I'm going to enjoy some down time before I get back to work on art. I'm not looking at it as some kind of disappearing act but rather just time off until the storm subsides. Right now it seems dA and a few other places are having troubles and I while I said my piece on it I'm at peace with and just want to take some time off.
Perhaps it was a little less clear that I was not mad, and I'm not. Disappointed greatly but not mad. There's not sense to be mad about it since it's to be expected. However, the way it has been handled is still not acceptable and that is what was the initial nail in the coffin for this leave of absence. Given that there's been contact (voluntary contact mind you) from a site staff member with actual concern and conversation, that gives me hope this isn't the end. But again, I'm not holding my breath.
To those who chose to drown out the real reason for the upset with stating copyright law and all that. I am well aware of copyright law, I had to study it. This wasn't about just one law (even if dA should follow the law) it's about this site upholding it's own rules and regulations; copyright law included. So I am well aware that there's no proof positive way to stop this epidemic of theft on the internet. What I am not fond of is the fact an art website doesn't try harder to do just a bit more to deter theft of it's member's works from outside users. Not to mention the fact the way internal affairs of theft/tracing are dealt with.
That was the main issues here.
Lastly, I'm not the one whose work was stolen so please don't think that journal was my personal beef with the situation. I did state my opinion on the matter but that was all it was. While my work has been stolen more times than I can count or remember at this point, this wasn't about me. So please, I remind you that I was spreading the news of someone else's plight and situation. Not mine personally.
That all said....
I wish you all luck, safety, and greatness. Good luck admins with keeping your word and also with making this place a better place to be a part of in the future.
Take care guys,
PS: any further contact (if you're interested) can be made via Tumblr if you have it, otherwise I'm sorry but I won't be checking back here for a while. So, if I don't answer I am sorry but now you know why.
If you do contact me through Tumblr DON'T be a jerk and send me hate mail. It's not funny nor amusing.