CEA Blog: How to communicate with the CEADuring the course of our daily activities we receive a lot of communication from members, in the interests of helping you get the right help in the quickest possible manner we have put together this guide on how to communicate efficiently with the CEA team.Before contacting the CEA we ask that you do the following:Check for a relevant +faq entry to make sure your question isn't already addressed there. This can save you a lot of time waiting for a response that you can easily access.Check recent #communityops blogs to make sure that your issue hasn't been addressed there.If reporting harassment, have you blocked the deviant and hidden their comments already?Collect any relevant information about the issue, links to comments, journals or deviationsIf the issue has upset you, take a few minutes to make sure you're calm before contacting us. This will help your tickets
CEA Blog: Mature ContentHey guys, today I want to talk about Mature Content on deviantART and hopefully clear up some misconceptions that exist around it. For those of you eager to look at some boobs and hot male torsos, I'm afraid I won't be including any here .How the mature content filter worksAll members over the age of 18 can choose to enable or disable the mature content filter to suit their needs. All members with a registered date of birth under the age of 18 have the mature content filter locked on and can not disable it. All logged out visitors have the mature content filter enabled and can not disable it.The mature content filter is split in to two types, strict and warning. The strict filter is completely voluntary and prevents any deviant with the mature content filter on from accessing the work. The general or warning filter is the standard mature content tag and will remove the image from immediate view when browsing and place an warning page on the devi
OMG dA hates NarutoOk, so there's been a bit of drama today because a few Naruto images have been removed. People are blaming hackers and trolls and biased admins, but here's the real deal.Today we received a report about a group that was focused on sexualised images of the girls from Naruto. On inspection there were found to be well over a thousand images that broke our policies regarding underage characters. We removed these these policy violations, but as you can imagine, so many images being removed there was a bit of a stir caused. A very small amount of images were removed accidentally, but we've restored the ones that were and have been notified about. But we're talking less than1% of the images removed.So why was all this removed?In short deviantART does not allow the sexualisation of any image involving a human minor, real or fictional.I know this seems a bit vague and it is clarified a bit in :faq248:But what does that all really mean? Why is it so vague and subjec
What is deviantART?So I'm sat in dA HQ with loopstart, LisaLotek, allixsenos, draweverywhere and inazar and we have come to this conclusion, that I know know all deviantART staff will agree with.deviantART is Passion.deviantART could be any other site, but once we lose the the passion we lose the deviantART.So please, reflect on that.deviantART loves you, I love you, you love you.Peace guys.
Stock and Resources: Policy ClarificationThe Stock and Resources community is an integral part of deviantART, both for having an active community of its own as well as providing high quality stock to all deviants. As this community has grown so much over the years, so has the amount of invalid stock and resources that have been provided by some deviants. The Stock and Resources community feels like this reflects negatively on them, the volunteers have a hard time trying to teach people about valid stock and how to use it correctly, and it gives an appearance that deviantART Staff tolerate so-called “art theft” or copyright infringement.In this article our aim is to reinforce our policies regarding stock and stock use and clear up some misconceptions.Stock and Resource submissions to deviantART:What are Invalid Stock and Resources?In short, invalid stock or resources are anything which you do not have full permission to upload. This incl