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DeviantArt
DeviantArt Logo.jpg
Type of site: Art display/Social networking service
Language: English
Created by: Scott Jarkoff, Matthew Stephens, Angelo Sotira, and others
Date of launch: August 7, 2000
Status: Active


DeviantArt is an social networking/digital art museum website. It was originally launched on August 7, 2000 by Angelo Sotira, Scott Jarkoff, and Matt Stephens as part of a larger network of music-related websites called the Dmusic Network. It was later bought by Wix in 2017 for $36 million.

Why Their Business Is Rotten

  1. Art thieves are rampant, and the staff does nothing about them. It's worth mentioning that the staff user named "ProtectArt" does not care about its platform.
    • Aside from that, there is a spambot problem as well that posts scams with horrible grammar, and other sorts of pointless trash.
    • Also, the staff does nothing about abusive notes that have been marked as spam.
  2. In the past the "Report Deviation" system was unbalanced, the "Sexualized Minor" was often shrugged off by its fanbase, but trolls can use it to delete other people's deviations, and the "Permission Issues" NEVER had any closed cases. "Misplaced Deviation" wasn't something anyone would even care about, nor did it make any notable impact.
    • One of the more infamous theories that DeviantArt has a bot/macro that is based on how many times a deviation is flagged, even if it were to be the same flagger. If a deviation were to be flagged enough times; automated action would be taken against it, whether it be false mature tags or even deletion. This made things a disaster because trolls could mass-flag deviations to take them down or falsely mature-tag them.
    • This could explain some recent unfair bans on deviants who never broke the site's rules.
  3. Terrible community that revolves around kids/fanboys/fangirls that are wannabe pros that can't take opinions or problems right. These can also include pedophiles, trolls, perverts, hypocrites, etc.
    • It is also full of various shippers which make cringe-worthy artwork.
    • Some even go as far as to manipulate others into blocking innocent deviants.
  4. No quality control whatsoever. You can make something that's really bad and cruise to hundreds of views with it, while some underdogs with high-quality art go unnoticed. Often times, because "newest" is extremely fast it can be difficult for the average new user to get expectations.
  5. There are even trolls like the now hacked JeffyJeffy UHUHUH.
  6. Some artists cannot take any form of criticism and are very toxic.
  7. Inappropriate fetish art often appears on the site due to the lack of quality control. This type of art is usually not tagged as mature content.
    • Speaking of fetish art, there are people who steal pictures of other people and use them to make fetish content. This includes people who steal pictures of pregnant women and put disgusting subtitles on the pictures just to make them look like vore. Other cases include people who steal pictures of women in general and put poorly written stories next to the pictures just to make them look like a gender swap, or use them for other fetishes.
    • This community also has predators that manipulate younger users into drawing fetish art for them without knowing it's sexual.
    • There are even pedophiles that make art or take/steal photographs of underaged children dressed in skimpy outfits and dresses used in "Candydoll" modeling, and DeviantART doesn't do anything and nobody is calling it out.
    • When you search for any term, you will often find atleast 1 or questionable/explicit deviations, even if you chose the option to hide mature-tagged deviations.
  8. Regarding the points mentioned above, almost nobody calls out such things. This is because when they do, the people behind it and their supporters will insult the critic and tell them they can do whatever they want.
  9. Terrible blocking system. If someone blocks the other person they can't see each other's profiles, galleries, or posts. This can lead to potential harassment by one account without the other knowing. Also since one can usually log out to view the other's stuff, it can lead to art theft as well.
  10. Terrible reporting system that is easily abused to get people banned after the revamp. (Trolls can flag false reports/mature tags to get people banned).
  11. Commission scams are rampant.
  12. No security for spambots whatsoever. Spambots can take over forums and post scams that have often times malware and even horrible grammar as well. Even though volunteers/forum mods work a lot to take down the spambots, the staff refuses to do anything to stop the spambots.
  13. DeviantArt was once temporarily blocked in countries for false reasons, such as Syria, Egypt, China and Iran. Even worse, protests and complaints about it have been mature-tagged possibly by either immature staff or trolls. However, the Syria ban was successfully turned over after significant backlash.
  14. Usernames are still an acceptable form of logging in, which means a hacker just needs to obtain a password to break into someone's account. On top of that, there's no option to enable 2-step verification unlike many other social media websites.

Redeeming Qualities

  1. Still a lot of good and nice artists, and plenty of amazing art to counter the bad art.
  2. It started many good memes, such as the Llama song, etc.
  3. Many projects there are notable; such as Gen8's Chibi Maker and the Pony Creator by Generalzoi.
  4. While most social media sites are usually just brainless time-wasters where all you do is post messages and reblog stuff, at least DeviantArt encourages you create art and explore your artistic hobbies which is a lot more productive. You can find at lot more professional artists on this site than you do on places like Tumblr.
  5. It is still better than Tumblr at times.
  6. There are rarely any SJWs or anti-GG on DeviantArt.
  7. Most of the problems are caused by the users, not the site.
  8. There is a group at DeviantArt called "Deviant-Cemetry" that dedicates to paying respect to Deviants who passed away.


Trivia

  • The term "deviant" means to depart from usual or accepted standards.

See also

Atrocious Deviants Wiki

Videos


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Theresnoname

10 months ago
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A deviant called AquaGemPrincess made everyone blocks me just because I criticize a Dora fills in meme.
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JeagerEX12

5 months ago
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She used to, but not anymore since she changed her behavior in Nov 2018.
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Theresnoname

10 months ago
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That Female VyondTard called alexeigribanov makes journal out of me: https://www....04-776909306
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Theresnoname

10 months ago
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and by the way, I reported it.
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Theresnoname

10 months ago
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She mades another one!!:https://www....ed-776914005 and I reported it too!
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DeltaStorm

7 months ago
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Yeah, about your wiki... It's extremely biased. You have users marked down as "atrocious" solely because they're bronies or furries. That's extremely discriminatory and unfair. I'm a furry too, am I immediately atrocious by default?
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Theresnoname

7 months ago
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@DeltaStorm no, you are not atrocious.
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DeltaStorm

7 months ago
Score 0

Since you replied I just wanted to ask why I was permanently blocked from your wiki? I got this message from one of your admins. "That's it. You are a whiny troll. You earn yourself an infinite block for disrespecting opinions."

I did not disrespect anyone's opinions, I was just having my own. Can I please be unblocked?
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DeltaStorm

7 months ago
Score 1
Also I can't edit comments here, but his accusation was wrong. I'm not a troll.
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Orangeyboi

10 months ago
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Deviantart has lots of cringe
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LoudHouseFan777

9 months ago
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I know some people who have DeviantArt: AnimationFan15 (Admin on The Loud House Wiki back on Fandom) mrathehedgehog (TTTE YouTuber) Thomas1Edward2Henry3 (TTTE YouTuber)

2 other YTers I shouldn't mention (One makes dreaded scorecards, the other hates everything in the world)
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Se

6 months ago
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You could at least send links instead of telling me their names.
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HummingbirdHDHDHDHD

9 months ago
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This site is super



Super Bad
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Orangeyboi

9 months ago
Score -1
Why does devinart have that werid fet art
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ElectricMarioTheMiraheze

9 months ago
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DeviantArt Sucks! The Unable The Favorites Error is The Example of How Deviantart is Really Lazy
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R3dP4ndaYes

9 months ago
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why the people like these fetish arts
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Hayden B.

8 months ago
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Regarding Point #7, it just makes me wanna know what mental hospital these pedophile creeps broke out of. STEALING PICTURES OF REAL LIFE PEOPLE AND MAKING PORN/FETISH ART OUT OF THEM?!!? I don't think anything worse can come out of those people. No, seriously!
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DeltaStorm

8 months ago
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That's what I hate about Rule 34, the fact that it also applies to real people and animals, especially pets and children. I saw porn of Courage Wolf and Advise Dog, both of whom are real animals. (The artist was an obvious zoophile.)
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DeltaStorm

8 months ago
Score -1

Actually, the blocking system is good.

I mean, how does it increase the possibility of stealing? They can't even see your gallery! Even you stated that they'd have to log in to see it.
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Mar9122

7 months ago
Score -2
Nah!
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LoudHouseFan777

8 months ago
Score -1
I now have DeviantArt.
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LoudHouseFan777

8 months ago
Score -1
My Username's FastFlame3549
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DeltaStorm

7 months ago
Score 1
You really should stay away from DeviantArt. It's a bullying site now.
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LoudHouseFan777

7 months ago
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Well, not many people bully me unlike on other websites especially Roblox.
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DeltaStorm

7 months ago
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Actually the site itself is also bad, not just the users. For one example, they're thieves. They ripped off ArtStation's layout and the Platzkart logo. You can keep posting articles about how they're "not" selling your art, they are. It' no wonder they support art theft. Meanwhile, one of my accounts was banned for spam even though I didn't comment at all. They never banned all of those Indian spam bots or any of my attackers, just me and for no reason. I'm not the first person to be banned for nothing. Yes, I'm aware that I can just block evade and make another account being as they don't actually care about block evading, what with all of those spam bots. However, I'm not coming back. They are a greedy and corrupt corporation and they don't deserve a single penny.

So both the site and the users are a problem, not just the users alone.
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DeltaStorm

7 months ago
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Actually the site itself is also bad, not just the users. For one example, they're thieves. They ripped off ArtStation's layout and the Platzkart logo. You can keep posting articles about how they're "not" selling your art, they are. It' no wonder they support art theft. Meanwhile, one of my accounts was banned for spam even though I didn't comment at all. They never banned all of those Indian spam bots or any of my attackers, just me and for no reason. I'm not the first person to be banned for nothing. Yes, I'm aware that I can just block evade and make another account being as they don't actually care about block evading, what with all of those spam bots. However, I'm not coming back. They are a greedy and corrupt corporation and they don't deserve a single penny.

So both the site and the users are a problem, not just the users alone.
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Mar9122

7 months ago
Score 0
DeltaStorm is a DeviantArt hater and have a hugh boner to spread hatred. You are disgrace for everything. I'm not listening your stupid opinions. lolololololol
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PeterPhantom

7 months ago
Score 2
Well, there's Artstation...
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Mar9122

6 months ago
Score 1
And my god, that website is beautiful.
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PeterPhantom

6 months ago
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True dat.
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NockeyNoo

7 months ago
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that Eclipse toggle won't leave us alone
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LoudHouseFan777

6 months ago
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DeviantArt will always beat Tumblr.
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Maxkatzur

6 months ago
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They can sometimes ban Shantae fan arts, but thank god it got stopped for good.
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JeagerEX12

5 months ago
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Now DeviantArt became a warzone between Friendlymrguy and Bandettos since January 2019. That is the most terrible moment in dA this year. Now, I eventually left the Friendlymrguy hatebase by not commenting in The Peachriots group and one of his alts.
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LoudHouseFan777

5 months ago
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There's this one group called "SJW-Resistence", it is a group that is Anti-SJW.
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Anti-furries = SJWs

3 months ago
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It's a good group, right?
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Anti-furries = SJWs

3 months ago
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They banned me once because I don't like pride month, that's all I said, just an opinion. So they ban people for not celebrating pride month I guess.
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Mickey Mouse

2 months ago
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Test
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Donutbandit

one month ago
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As of this point, DeviantArt is way too bad to even deserve an article here. It just isn't enough. Drama has gotten worse. Two users wrote hate journals and sent their massive fan bases to attack a single person and threaten her life over the internet to the point of suicide, even saying they hope she dies (he even agrees that she deserves the death threats), all because she started a petition to get this site shut down which it fully deserves, pedophiles and hate/killing artists are officially more common which is also considered a death threat because you're essentially telling that artist that you want to do that to them, and especially the white knighting. I remember having two call outs written against me because an abusive user got banned for ban evading due to having harassed and threatened multiple people, one of the journals is still active because the staff refused to take it down when I reported it to them, but the fact that there are people willing to defend toxic users and gaining popularity for it just shows that DeviantArt is pretty much the new Tumblr at this point. Honestly, it doesn't deserve to be listed in the "neutral websites" category, it's far from it.
Why won't the staff do anything? I've done the counting, at least 29 people who I have encountered have committed suicide because of bullying that they refuse to do anything about when it's brought to their attention, one of these people who offed themselves was an extremely young child, too young to even be allowed on that site.
I would add more about my own drama, but I think that's just asking for trouble...
...
...yeah, it's that bad.

Okay, I think I'm finished pointlessly ranting.
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Donutbandit

one month ago
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  • commit suicide I mean
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Donutbandit

one month ago
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Also, this point...
"There are rarely any SJWs or anti-GG on DeviantArt."

Actually, there are a lot of them. They overpopulate the site.
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SoboKim

12 days ago
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I used to use DeviantArt, now I no longer use this because so much people (I believe it that most of them are SJWs and trolls) called me a troll, and i decided to change my name into Sobo to avoid with my old name.
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Donutbandit

7 days ago
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Unfortunately changing your username doesn't work since your old username will redirect to your new one. That's why I had to make a new account entirely.
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Donutbandit

7 days ago
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Jeez! This site is so broken, it's not even funny! They supposedly took away the ability to view "spam" comments but I can still see them.
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Donutbandit

7 days ago
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Also, bad news. The Syria ban has been reinstated.

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