Before I even start this is a rant about dA's 'art theft' stuff so if you don't want to hear it here's your fair warning ahead of time ^-^
Do you ever just stop to think "what on earth am I doing on this website anymore" I know I am.. What's all this crap about art theft being okay and digital art not being 'real art' because it's not able to be taken down off a wall??? I have very few words for this whole thing... It is just amazing to me how stupid the people who run this site can be. People put real time and effort into their drawings and if someone takes it without permission and uses it in any way, not only just claiming it as theirs, that's theft, plain and simple. Tracing over someone's art work or copying someone's art work or character is ALSO theft.
How is that so hard for this website and the people to run it to understand I'd imagine they have never had their work stolen or something dear to them taken, art work is VERY personal sometimes or even can be very special ... but yet according to dA people can just trot right on by and take it and we have to have a civil "conversation" with these people to try and get them to take the art work down? ... Come on that's what people DO when their art is stolen yet the theif will continue to make claims or say that they have done nothing wrong OR EVEN BLOCK YOU for confronting them, delete your messages, and act like it never happened, dA you put a report button on your website for a reason, how about you stop being a bunch of lazy asses and do your fucking job to make this website safe to post art on instead of giving us more shitty updates that we don't want.
This whole damn thing started a while ago when they were telling people not to report theft and shit.. and now...? This is just another leg of stupidity and laziness that I never even imagined the moderators here could reach. I hope to god this is just one stupid person on the team who wrote up this little shit post about art theft and they fire them, because if it isn't I'm going to start my search for a new art website and possibly even move right on over to furaffinity, I'm tired of this site and the people who run it not giving a damn about the people using their website. Now getting to the point of trying to justify art thieves !? Come on dA you can do better than this... or has your team really just gotten this lazy and stupid to try and justify the wrongful acts of another because you just do not wish to deal with it on your own.
On another note, if anyone makes it this far, if you know of any other art sites I'm all ears c:! I'd love to hear of some new ones.