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Dear rule-breaker,

For a while now, I have been keeping an eye on you and what you do around this website. I have to admit, I don't like the things I've seen so far. You have uploaded scanned manga, or other scanned images, screenshots, re-coloured screenshots and other images you have found from the Internet. Sometimes you have the decency, if one can call it that, to try and edit the image, so you have done at least something to it – whether it is a simple (de)motivational poster or maybe an interesting collage of your favourite cartoon or game character. Too bad, the editing does not make it entirely your own work, since DeviantArt's rules are quite harsh on the matter of copyright law.

You know, there are members, who often like to help people out on the matters of breaking rules. They usually politely point out that you've done wrong and help you to fix things before it's too late. For the worst rule-breakers the administrators might strike a ban-hammer. And then they might make another account and get banned for ban-evading and so on…
Unlike the popular belief and whatever your friends say, these people pointing out your mistake are not jealous of your amazing skills (of copying and pasting). Nor are they trolls, or cunt-fags, or shitbags, or bunch of whiny losers. They are just trying to help you.

I'd also like to address the excuses you typically use.
"Others do it, too!" is old and does not work. I'd like to see you using this in court. Besides, many wrongs do not make it right. These "others" might also steal and murder, would it still be okay to do, since "others do it, too"?
"I credited the original artist." Honey, it does not work like that. Read the rules of DeviantArt, any member of the Thiefbusters-group or Damn-Army-group can show you the right link. You see, DeviantArt automatically gives you the copyright, when you upload something. And you simply can't wipe it off with a comment like "TheAwesomePopularArtist made this!"
Also, there is one other excuse you usually use: "I just wanted to share!"
Honey, this is an art-site, not a site dedicated for sharing pretty pictures. There are tons of other sites just for that, and they have no trouble with the copyright law, since they have a different set of Terms Of Service.

There is actually just one thing that hurts my feelings the most. It is the lack of your appreciation, considering that most of us want to help you out, so you won't get banned. Just because we don't agree with your views on the common rules, it does not give you the permission to toss muck and shit at us or come calling us names, whine, bitch and moan, because rule enforcing people are mean and jealous of your works – those insignificant little edits, colour-overs and collages. I hate every little call-out journal, hateful comment and all those so-called friends, who are helping you to bring us down and throw more muck at us. You should be angry at your friends; after all, it was them letting you upload three hundred and more stolen images without telling you it was wrong in the first place.

So. You're welcome for the help, and fuck you, too.

Yours Sincerely,
MiaTheBadger

PS. I am in your gallery, reporting all the violations I see. Happy now?
A little something I wanted to get off my chest. I hope many people agree with this one - but I don't mind if they don't. :)

For a moment, I wondered if there really is someone named TheAwesomePopularArtist, but apparently there is not. :D

Is there anything I should add?
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TheRealDarkFox13 Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2011
TheAwesomePopularArtist has too many letters to be an existing artist, but i agree with the whole thing.

i normally talk the person into removing all the violations asap, though there are users who rather not hear they're wrong. same with the underaged, but they like to say they're not like the other little kids, but saying you're different from all the others only makes you the same, because overused excuse is overused.
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MiaTheBadger Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Uh-huh.
Now I keep hearing though, that giving out warnings is forbidden. Or typing just 'reported' or something. I am not quite sure about this, so I've started to do the silent reporting. Unfortunately people don't always learn things when the deviations get deleted and just upload violating stuff again.

Thanks for the comment and the fave. Much appreciated.
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TheRealDarkFox13 Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2011
well, i've had a "nice" convo with r^2 already about the whole thing, and i found out if someone gives a warning, as long as it's not too offensive, it's allowable. but if you go "reported" then it's not. but if you can play your cards right, you can make someone listen, or you can turn a whiteknight to your side. now on the part of deleting the images then the person reuploads them again, that's when they're clearly missing a large number of brain cells and all means no more warnings and re-report. if they end up banned, then that's on them.


not a problem, as soon as i figure out what i'm doing, i'll submit it as a fav to #TheOOI also.
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MiaTheBadger Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Really?
A nice warning will be acceptable? Well, I've seen some of those, but it seems they don't help much. I once mentioned someone that they can't have manga scans in their gallery - I was as polite as possible and added a smile and stuff. And yet they called me "some shitbag who threatened to report my stuff" in their blog. So, I decided to swap into silent reporting.

And thanks for adding my letter to group favourites as well. :)
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TheRealDarkFox13 Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2011
i'm having issues with the faving so, bare with me if you see a ton of updates.

and when it gets to that point, then they don't belong on dA in the first place.
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MiaTheBadger Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Well, the person in question did have some original art as well. As far as I understood, the manga scans had text made by the deviant themself. As I recall, the person was quite young, merely a teenager - so I guess she got scared and used the help of the slurs in order to make herself to feel better.
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TheRealDarkFox13 Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2011
i got the fav in, and even so, that's not the way to handle it. i understand if she made a journal that was something along the lines of "woe is me, someone told me what i'm doing is wrong" but to insult the person after they acted polite? hell no. not cool. if i got scared about something, you'd see my account deactivated and a new account would show up in the next few days.
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v-e-y-a Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2011
Hear hear.
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MiaTheBadger Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
:lol:
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RogueWarrior869 Featured By Owner May 17, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
these people pointing out your mistake are not jealous of your amazing skills (of copying and pasting).
That was my favorite.:XD:


Far too often when you point out the rules of the site, people automatically call you a troll others are quick to join in.><.
This was a very pleasant read, thank you! :la:
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