I am deleting my "new" account from my last journal post. DeviantArt has pissed me the frak off this time. I am going to be systematically REMOVING my works from dA and then deleting my account. I'm sorry to anyone that still watches my account for updates, but the inability of the deviantArt development team as well as the administration end itself is one fucked up mess that DOES NOT LISTEN TO THE USERS. They seem to think that when MANY USERS COMPLAIN ABOUT THE SAME ISSUE then it's not an issue that should be addressed and repeatedly brush them off with "we dealt with that already".
They keep the users misinformed or ill-informed. And I am sick to death of it.
So, over the next few weeks when I've got the time, I am taking my stuff off of here and moving elsewhere. Because dA is a piece of crap and I regret the day I ever signed up and gave them my money.
BY THE WAY! Does anyone remember the Cutechong debacle? Does anyone want to know WHY it happened?
I am Target Zero. It started because I left a comment on her first ex's dA page because I liked a piece of his art. I had met him IN PERSON two days before he moved away from Florida. I met him completely independently of this website and of her. I used the word "groovy" and she turned that into some weird ass way to insult me.
THE ONLY REASON THE CUTECHONG ISSUE EVEN ESCALATED THE WAY IT DID WAS BECAUSE DESPITE REPORTING HER HARRASSMENT TWICE DAILY FOR THREE MONTHS STRAIGHT COMPLETE WITH SCREENCAPS AND EVIDENCE DEVIANTART DID NOTHING BUT TELL ME TO BLOCK HER. DESPITE TAKING THEIR ADVICE, SHE CREATED FAKE ACCOUNTS AND CONTINUED. WHEN I DECIDED ENOUGH WAS ENOUGH AND LEFT DA BECAUSE OF THIS, SHE TURNED HER ACID ON OTHER USERS.
BECAUSE DESPITE THREE MONTHS WORTH OF PROOF OF HER ACTIONS, DEVIANTART DID NOTHING AND I WAS FORCED TO TRACK HER DOWN AND HAVE HER SERVED WITH CEASE AND DESIST PAPERS, AND BECAUSE THIS WAS HAPPENING ACROSS STATE LINES, IT WAS DEEMED TO BE AGGRAVATED STALKING ON A FEDERAL LEVEL AND CONSTITUTED A FEDERAL OFFENSE. ALL BECAUSE DESPITE FOLLOWING THE APPROPRIATE COURSE OF ACTION AND REPORTING HER, DEVIANTART SAW FIT TO NOT DO ANYTHING AT ALL. NOT EVEN BAN HER AT THE TIME. SO YOU CAN THANK DEVIANTART FOR BEING THE ROOT CAUSE OF HER TURNING THAT ACID ON EVERYONE ELSE AFTER.
Despite this bullshit, I never deleted my account. Despite having to actually take legal action because dA did not feel the need to actually investigate a proven legitimate case of harassment, I left it active. I came back. But now? No. I've had enough.
I'm taking my shit and going elsewhere. Probably Tumblr or Wordpress.