Stop spreading this journal
, it's a hoax!
Sit back, have some food, etc., because this journal entry is pretty long. I give a big thanks to
for making this entry.
I can't believe that I just pulled over 200 members to believe in this shit!
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Educate yourself, people, check the info first before you decide to spread the news.For the past day, I've seen journals of users including somebody that I know that has written things about not being able to report spam, abusers, etc.My thoughts:Bull. Shit.When y'all decided to check the Help Desk out, did y'all even bother with clicking on the "I have a question or issue involving my account or another deviant."?Considering how much of the whiny fits that I've seen in comment sections, I'll answer these for you; not likely/no.Well, you see, when you click on the "I have a question or issue involving my account or another deviant.", you'll be taken to here:Now let's get on with the, what I see as the more, important details.In regards to Abusive or Unwanted Behavior", click that and you'll be taken here:If somebody is harassing, threatening, abusing, etc., you, click on the "How do I report someone who is abusing, harassing, or threatening me?" and you'll be taken here:If you think that the harassment, the abuse, or the like is such a problem to you that it must be reported, then click on the "How do I report people for abuse, harassment, or another issue I think is a problem?" and you'll be taken here to FAQ #238: How do I report people for abuse, harassment, or another issue I think is a problem?:Just click on the "DeviantArt Customer Service Center" and viola, you'll be able to send in your ticket.REMEMBER, only you can send in a report about how you were being harassed, receiving threats, etc. Reporting a user who was harassing a friend/acquaintance/watcher/etc. will not work. It is best to encourage the other user being harassed or the like to contact the Help Desk themselves. Believe me, I know how much of a blow it is to not being able to report for somebody that is known, but then another part of me is also pretty happy about it for reasons that'll be explained if you're interested in wanting to know why.
Now, in regards to reporting spammers (look back at the third screenshot on this journal entry), click on the "How do I report someone spamming my page or submission?" and you'll be taken here:Click on the "What is "spamming"?" and you'll be taken here to FAQ #263: What is "spamming"?:Just click on the "contacting the Help Desk" and viola, you'll be able to send in your report.
Underage users (12 or younger), beware.To report a user that is underage (look back at the second screenshot on this journal entry), click on the"Underage Members (COPPA)" and you will be taken here:Just click on the "How can I report someone who is too young to be on DeviantArt?" and viola, you'll be able to send in your report.REMEMBER, proof that a user that said that they're 12 or under in a comment is required.There is no 'feels like', 'looks like', 'acts like', etc, when it comes to filling out the report. Evidence is needed, not your assumptions in your report.
Other things."How do I report someone who is impersonating me or another user?"FAQ #918: How do I report an account that’s pretending to be me, or pretending to be another person?If you're not being impersonated, then send the FAQ link to the user being impersonated. Reporting the user impersonating the other will not be of any help. If you're being impersonated, then send a report about the issue."This work offends me! This person offended a lot of people with their anti-*insert subject here* and should be removed! I'm reporting this hateful deviation/avatar!"FAQ #303: I'm offended by something I saw on the website!Just because you may be offended that somebody may not agree with *insert subject here* does NOT mean that it may be in violation of the rules.What else?Posting a swastika is not against the rules.Posting art or literature of a favorite character of yours getting killed or the like is not against the rules.Having an avatar with a middle finger on it is not against the rules.Swearing is not against the rules.And most importantly; disagreeing and posting any deviations in regards to certain topics is not against the rules.FAQ #12: DeviantArt doesn't allow 'Hate Art', 'Hate Speech' or 'Hate Propaganda', what is this?Unless it's hate art, hate speech, or hate propaganda, then the deviation in regards to a disagreement is not against the rules.I'm pretty much done at this point. I'm sure that you may now understand what else you can do if you're having other problems. Here's the link to the Help & FAQ: help.deviantart.com/
...Okay, maybe I do need help with one thing. Is there any way that you can contact the Help Desk if one has seen a comment or more that has sexually explicit commentary (such as sexual role-playing) posted out in public? I'll update this journal entry in regards to that if help has been received or if I've figured that part out.
For any problems about a dA member that you have, you can contact them by via HelpDesk directly!