Well it seems that we have half the year gone already.Where does the time go?Went fast for me for some weird reason.Don't blink or suddenly it will be Christmas. LOL
Okay,now for some info.If you post photos or digital art like photos of models or digital art of women that is sexy work or adult work or fashion,we recently gained a member who posts work that isn't his.The profile says he is female but he's not.This person even posts photos and art with artist signatures on them,website names,and even at least one person on deviant art's screen name address for DA.This person was told about what DA feels about theft,not getting permission from the photographer or artist,and not giving credit to the real artist or photographer.I was told I was "lecturing".It was more like warning this person and explaining how serious theft is taken on here on DA.I even mentioned that they remove all the work that's not theirs and adding the work that's on DA to their favorites collections.So due to the conversation,he left our group.So as I told him,either get permission and give credit or leave our group.So he left us and I'll probably get blocked soon by him.If that happens,he will get blocked too as well as here in our group.Theft is real people.Happens more times than we could hope to count.I won't have someone who steals work without getting permission and giving credit to the real owners of the work.If you choose to look through the 30 pages of his gallery and see your work there without your permission,decide to report him to the websites he took photos or art from,or report him for work stolen from DA itself.Then it's 100% up to you.I found one and went to the DA member's page and left them a comment with the means to find their work in this person's folder/gallery.Sadly DA won't take my word for it and HAS TO HAVE the original owner report them.Been there before and that's what I got told by DA themselves.Shame they won't investigate at least when someone catches a thief here on DA and see it all for themselves plus actually do something about it.
I will leave a link to this guy's page here on DA and if you see your work there or the work of someone you know,please do something about it okay?If nobody speaks up,then the ones who steal or don't have permission to post other people's work will win while we all pay the price for it.
The profile in question: jessica-beaumont.deviantart.co…
To those that vote:
Please be mindful of the content in what you vote on.I've seen work going into normal folders that should have been placed into our adult folder in the normal folder it would go into if it wasn't mature work or too sexy or did contain some nudity or implied nudity.So be careful for me okay?I deeply appreciate it.Also if you approve of something to go into our "Where does this go?" folder,you need to move it to the right folder.If the group permissions don't allow you to do that,send me a comment or note telling me so I can take care of it.That being said,keep voting each day that you can okay?It takes more than me to keep us successful.
I've seen a rash of new members coming in and I can only assume some of you are getting the word out and asking people to join us.To you who have done so,I give a HUGE thanks to those that went that extra mile to help us grow.If I could do it,I'd hug each one of you personally.Means more than you know.I so hope we can grow large enough to become a super group someday soon.It would mean the world to me and I know it would to you as well.
In case I'm unable to do another blog before it gets here,I want to wish a great 4th of July to any and all Americans.Have a great time,eat well,have fun,watch loads of fireworks,and stay safe out there.Till next time guys,love you all.