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Bluefley's gallery is filled with artwork that whisks you off in to a Sci-fi daydream, and keeps you captivated for hours. Marc has been a member of our community for over a decade and has achieved nothing but success with his astounding commitment to interacting with the community, sharing a prolific amount of video tutorials and generally being an all round rockstar deviant. It's no joke that we are absolutely delighted to award the Deviousness Award for April 2014 to Bluefley.

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milovanf Apr 1, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Question: What is a 'deviousness award'?
AndreyVdovichenko Jan 24, 2014  New member

Hello users

racism on deviantart

If I will not write it, then no one can do it
the worst disease on Earth is racism, division races, I'm on this site for 5 years and I have not seen such moronity as of late.
I am 2D artist, I love this site, but recently i was disgusted at it, is because of racism, I am Russian and I have a lot of friends of different nationalities.
I want to say that these users stay-meaning of on this site? that they are useful? DEVIANTART HAS ALWAYS BEEN a SITE CREATED for artists and photographers, why on this site need dirt?
Second, each of these people do bad things, there is no benefit from them.
Thank you in advance

Admin -

Hiya AndreyVdovichenko

Thank you for contacting deviantART, I will be assisting you with your support ticket.

Here at deviantART we enjoy providing a platform for our deviants to freely exchange ideas in a respectful atmosphere and we support providing our members with as much creative freedom as possible. We recognize that some individuals may use these freedoms to express viewpoints, political or otherwise, which are unpopular, scorned or outright hated.

We do prohibit the submission of what may be termed “Hate Art” and "Hate Speech" which advocate genocide, slavery or inflicting other harmful conditions upon a particular race or class of people, but we do not automatically consider certain symbols or symbolism to be "Hate Art"; it is only when the symbolism is combined with certain types of extremist or racist speech or used in an openly hostile manner that we will take administrative action.

The mere association of extremist beliefs with a profile or deviation is also not an automatic violation of policy; we will remove an individual from our community or delete a deviation based on the exact statement(s) which have been made or the manner in which they interact and not by the simple basis of their beliefs, political, religious or otherwise.

If you can actually provide me with specific evidence of any clearly racist or bigoted behavior then I will be more than willing to investigate further, but if your complaint is based solely on symbolism or political affiliation then I am afraid that we must consider this ticket to be closed.


Customer Service Representative, Copyright & Etiquette Administrator.
deviantART, Inc.

Me- andreyvdovichenko.deviantart.c…

  • Hitler was a mass murderer with inferiority complexes.

This are examples of citable specific evidences:

UNDEADWARRIOR7411 Jan 30, 2013 Hobbyist General Artist

Hitler is the greatest man to have ever exist!

janabuii May 23, 2013 Student Traditional Artist

I love Hitler
BlackEvilSkull666 Dec 24, 2012 Student Traditional Artist


SulfuricAcid Aug 13, 2012 Hobbyist Digital Artist

Just a short question. If this isn't a political group and doesn't support National Socialism...Why does it EXIST? I mean, Hitler wasn't exactly what you would call a photo model of any sort, was he? :O_o:

  • Hello AndreyVdovichenko

While we understand these statements can be upsetting, as my last reply has stated, deviants are able to freely exchange ideas and viewpoints in self-made groups, political or otherwise, which are unpopular, scorned or outright hated as long as they do not fall within the parameters of "Hate Speech". Upon further review these statements are not something that requires action at this time.

Customer Service Representative, Copyright & Etiquette Administrator.
deviantART, Inc.



What certain deviants on this site are writing to support  the hate ideologies of Racism, Facism, and  Nazism - to support the obnoxious conduct and gruesome deeds of Hitler, of someone who had massacred scores of millions of other races and nationalities – is simply cannot be tolerated on this site. The logic is simple: the practice you allow on this site is not in conformity with civilized values and norms that are upheld by the United Nations. These were the same hate ideologies that provoked and started World War II. It is obviously a great disservice to this DeviantArt site if you continue to encourage and condone hate philosophies and hate ideologies. A word to the wise is sufficient. 

 // may not be considered  the administrator

milovanf Dec 14, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Alright, so, how can I report someones retraced art that he is selling it as a print? I check all faq in DA library and I haven't found the answer. Help? This question gave me pain in a head, also, how can I report YouTube screenshots?
Ikue Dec 16, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Please use the "report deviation" link found in the sidebar of every deviation page. :)
milovanf Dec 16, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
I know that, but which category? "Permission issues"?
Ikue Dec 16, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Correct. Unless they are using your own personal work, in which case you should use "My Intellectual Property". :)
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Okay, several folks have already filed DMCA reports on the thief :iconalerkina2: , so why hasn't anything been done yet? Is the DMCA useless or are you Admins ignoring the reports?
realitysquared Nov 4, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Valid claims of infringement are never "ignored"; so if someone, as copyright owner, believes that they have filed a valid claim and has not received a response then most likely they have misfiled their notice to the wrong email or to the wrong area of customer support where it can be hidden among other unrelated tickets. If one received no response and more than 72 hours have passed then this is probably what has happened.
You know what? I don't care anymore. Maybe deviantART needs to be sued by before they finally take some action on this thief? Just saying.
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