Hi deviants!
Today I would like to address an issue that unfortunately happens quite often in abuse reports filed to our support center. We've had guides and articles written about this in the past but we felt it was time for a refresher!

So what is an "Abuse Report"?
The Abuse Report category is where a deviant would file their ticket under if they are being harassed or  was witness to someone else being harassed out there in our community. Not knowing where to go or what to do when this happens understandably only adds to the problem!

Before anything else, please remember that abuse reports are only for the most severe of harassment issues. Things like disagreements, debates, general rudeness one might experience due to the anonymity of the internet or personal drama you may have with another deviant are some minor issues that can be easily handled by taking advantage of our Hide and Block tools. We ask that you make a conscience effort to remove yourself from the problem before coming to us. These tools typically resolve the issue without us having to intervene.

If the problem exceeds simple use of the tools please file the report! Before you submit it, make sure you're picking the correct report type from the Category drop down menu on our Contact page. Picking the right category ensures the correct staff are reviewing your ticket straight away. Otherwise, it has to be escalated to them and that can add to the wait time for a response.

So what kind of information should I give in my Abuse Report?
We need to see evidence of the harassment to back up your report. Please also keep in mind that we don't need several paragraphs worth of information. Keep it detailed, but short and to the point. While we'd love to hear about what you had for breakfast this morning, it isn't relevant in your abuse report! :D

The absolute best kind of evidence you can offer is links to the issue. We cannot properly investigate with just a deviant's username or just a link to their/your userpage. Comments on userpages can get buried under new comments over time so we need a direct link to the specific comment. Direct links to comments and pages can be given through the steps available here and here.

Tips on proper Abuse reporting!
So now you know how to open a report and what we need to follow up on that report. Here are some helpful tips on how to make your reporting experience quick and as painless as possible.

:bulletgreen: Be coherent! Tickets written in "chatspeak", alternating every other letter in CAPS, excessive use of emotes or complete disregard for sentence structure makes it difficult for us to help you right away. If we cannot understand what you're saying we have to use more time asking you to re-explain the problem.

:bulletgreen: Follow directions! If we do have to ask you to provide evidence or more information please do it! Help us help you by cooperating with our requests. If we need more information from you please don't get huffy about it. Give us what we need and we'll work to get you back to deviantARTing as soon as possible.

:bulletgreen: Be specific! Vague reports take more time to resolve than tickets that offer information and evidence right off the bat. You'll receive help much faster if you provide information and links.

For example:
"This deviant is being mean to me. Let me know if you need proof." is not a good report. It doesn't tell us anything other than there's a deviant out there amongst the millions giving you a hard time. We would then have to respond to the deviant requesting links and wait for them to answer. If you have evidence let us have it in your initial report! Telling us to ask for it is an unnecessary step.

A good report will look like the following:
"Deviant xx00Buttface-McGee00xx posted a racially offensive comment on my deviation. The link to the comment is [link] and the deviation it was posted on is [link]." This report was short, offered information as to exactly what the problem is and gave links. This is plenty of information for us go straight to the source and start our investigation.

So what if I can't sign in or use the contact form?
You can still contact us at violations@deviantart.com. This goes to the same team as Abuse Reports. Just follow the same advice as above!

All this said, we know there's quite a delay in Abuse reports. We're working hard to catch up! We have two new full time members of our CEA staff (Yay dxd and kozispoon!) and the future is looking good! If you have any questions for us here please don't hesitate to ask!

:heart: y2jenn
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gnuttormen Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
"Copy the questions below and then insert your answer to each question we ask at the end of the appropriate question. Please answer every question so that DeviantArt Staff does not need to prompt you for more information."

WHERE do I insert it? I don't understand.
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smmqhg Featured By Owner Edited Aug 28, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
daffydanazi has been in my comment section of my profile, harassing me because I'm trans.

Also it all started because of me saying "Wat the hell?!" in here:www.deviantart.com/yawtawthese…
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Animatedobjectsshows Featured By Owner Edited Mar 26, 2018  Student Digital Artist
Can't you just link us the report page so we can type in our complaint and submit it!? We're not looking for how to do this or or that! We're trying to find a way to report someone! Duh! It looks like this.
against-bullying.deviantart.co…

By the way, the violations@deviantart.com link doesn't work. I want to find the Abuse Report page because I believe this person is against muslims, which is obviously racism. Death to the Refugees WIP
Goodnight Muslim Scum (updated version)
Goodnight Muslim Scum

She rudely commented below this picture "Get the fuck out of my country then!", which clearly means she idiotically believe all muslims are terrorists. She think they should be deported out of the Western (which included as "Westerns"?) countries in the above link! She has a problem if they're wearing a niqab, but the picture below is showing muslim women have rights to wear the niqab what ever they want. It's considered freedom and she's pretty much nitpicking nonsense of her "ancestors" work "hard" on whatever things. She also talked back a German user named PinkuJessy for no reason! She said "You are not Welcome here!"
Niqab till the END
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Nakkurussu Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2019  Hobbyist Artist
Sadly Against-Bullying doesn't actually care about bullying either. In fact, bullies are allowed to join.
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Archfiend-dux Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2018
this person says some "offensive racist comments   "  comments.deviantart.com/4/4099…
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CherryStarsROCK Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2018  Student Digital Artist
Yeah, so some user named: HailyHeart had been stealing arts from another user and been bullying her.
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PrincessFireShinee Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
hey i was reporting a cyber bully but deviantart is offering some attachment proof!But they accept screenshots than what can i add to the attachment file as a proof?Please tell me
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Archfiend-dux Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2014
good day, i want to check if this user  Luigi26000 can be unlock his account, he was reported by a user unfairly, all because  Luigi26000 was defending from this user
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SnowehTheKitty Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Can you please report IcyAngelos for being really rude to me and blocked me when the only thing I did was defending myself and accidentally didn't watch someone before I commented.. I blocked her, now I have to report her, because she is hurting my feelings, and she edited it and It feels like the part where it says 'If someone is breaking the rules' it directed on me (Even though I didn't)! And I defended myself by telling her it didn't really matter, even though I watched the person after I posted my comment, it just counts if I did watch the person. And it didn't say I had to watch the person BEFORE I commented, so it was unfair. Please report her, and I hope she will close the unfair contest.

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Zashtroid Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Also, :iconthepcglaceon: is the new account of the banned account :icon900tails:
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Zashtroid Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Here are :iconthepcglaceon: one of her journals comments.deviantart.com/1/3904…
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Zashtroid Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This girl has been very rude by swearing and gossiping on her journals.
:iconthepcglaceon: 
I'm sorry if I put this on the wrong type of reporting journal, but could you ban her?
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Suzukitwin1050 Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2013
The Gallery :iconarrowdownplz:
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Suzukitwin1050 Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2013
Can you report elipick11pop.deviantart.com/ For stealing art and Pictures From GoogleStare 
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BlueFlareProductions Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Can you report this guy that wrote this journal  ezuruka.deviantart.com/journal… because he has been stealing my friends art work, calling them names although he doesn't know them in real life, and getting mad at other people for know reason, also he been noting me with a bunch of threats
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Silverwing61 Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I'm sorry for having to ask this, but my friend recently joined. She was uploading her art, then someone posts a link to porn on her drawing.
Quite honestly, it was inconsiderate, spamming, and very, very rude.
I would not like my friend to be known as 'The newbie who got spammed with porn'.

[link]

This is the person that did it, look in her recent comments and you'll find it in almost every one.
Being a thirteen year old, I find it quite offensive, and to know that there are some- less mature, albeit- other thirteen year olds out there that have probably never seen this sort of thing- not like I have- and to suddenly click on this, to find that....
This person deserves to be reported. Hopefully banned. It seems their account was made only to spam with porn. :|
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RcklssMisfit Featured By Owner May 23, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
how can i report this guy [link] he stole points from us.........
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Uruchan234 Featured By Owner May 13, 2013
this person is leaving hate comments and asking innapropriate stuff. Please do something about this. [link]
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supersonic3225 Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
I have problems with screenshots and attachmints.
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Kirafan05 Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2013
OK, I don't know where to post this, but here seems good.
This user has been hacking MLP groups. [link]
Please look into this as soon as possible.
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Allyzodia Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
How long does it take for them to get back to you?
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Isazel Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
It’s like I’m in kindergarten surrounded by petulant children crying out to mommy DA because Buttface McGee called someone poop breath at recess.

Judging by the comments below, here is a list of amusingly “unforgivable” offenses worthy of e-death:
Being someone’s ex and creating a deviantart account.
calling someone a retard
Using foul, disgusting language.
insulting someone's fursona.
being suspected of being a troll.
being mean

“This person is using his signature to make jokes about me”
“This person is disagreeing with me”
“This person is being childish to my friends”
“This person is criticizing my art/my friends art”
“This person is telling me I can’t post mpreg”
“This person is bugging me”
“I suspect this user is a terrorist because his username includes the word Jihad and I find him offensive”

If the admins don't respond to your utterly trivial, schoolyard complaints its because your acting like a petulant, whiny child. Learn to solve your own conflicts with the tools you are given before turning to someone else to fix them for you.
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KuchikiYorume Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
I have reported multiple people who were telling me to kill myself, and all I got was "they aren't quite severe enough for administrative intervention."

...they were trying to get me to KILL MYSELF. They were telling me to kill myself so that I wouldn't breed into society.

If this isn't severe enough for administrative intervention, I'd HATE to see what actually is.
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Riavic34 Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2012
Wow, if they won't do anything about people telling you to kill yourself then I don't see much hope of their helping me with an abusive ex who created an account on here to stalk me. Of course, I blocked him. But it doesn't seem fair that he can find another avenue to distress me and nothing can be done about it. In the end, I guess it's my word against his. I could send them abusive emails he's sent to me on many other sites but I guess that's not relevant to this site and may contravene privacy policies. It's so unfair, as dealing with his abuse in person and online triggered FMS (Fibromyalgia) in me and I now live in almost constant discomfort/ pain.

I'm sorry for what happened to you and the lack of help you received here. I hope you feel much better now.
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KuchikiYorume Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Isn't it ridiculous?! Though I suppose you could try to report him, maybe it wasn't the staff that messed up, maybe it was just me.
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Riavic34 Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2012
Hey - don't blame yourself. They need firmer and more pro-active policies on here for tackling abuse. It is quite obviously not a priority. That's not necessarily the fault of the staff (although they could be more sympathetic) but neither is it your fault.
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KuchikiYorume Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
To be honest I was asking for it, being the attention whore I am. *shrug*
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Riavic34 Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2012
XD
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KuchikiYorume Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
I'm totally serious.
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lightvanille Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
This deviant :iconjapanerd1:
Is with a signature saying "Worst artist on DA" And she gives the link from a DA page, and It's linking to my page seems like she's done this to other deviants as well!
Please ban her/him
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JaidenIV Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2012  Student Digital Artist
I'm pretty sure it's a joke on her behalf, but I wouldn't know
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Nakkurussu Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2019  Hobbyist Artist
I remember a user who did that and actually linked to a real artist's page instead of using the "me.deviantart.com" link. He's banned for it now, but that says a lot about what deviantart has become. I know this is a nearly decade old comment, but Lord... This community is toxic. 
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lightvanille Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
yes It was a joke e.e''
anyway thank you \o\
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Loco-The-Pervert Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
can you tell them tah my bff :iconDarkShadpw: was being bullyed?
the person who was doing it was :iconskarbrand:
they said to me and my friend are Fuck heads, and said to my friend: to die, why can you still breathe, I asked the mto stop and they said no and they called me a retard! and I am empty minded! and is being me to lots of other people! he needs to be banned NOW he's says to other people they're retards
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Loco-The-Pervert Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
that :icondarkshadowtehcat2426:
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sweetflowcrazy Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2012
What do you do when you come across foul disgusting and derogatory language? Blocking doesn't seem relevant, and abuse reports are only for harassment that is out of control.
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JohannaPax Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Fake profil for sex porn :iconcourtneyfond: use link outgoing to [link]
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ModelPinkTiger Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2012  Professional Photographer
Art theft and Attacks on me and many more artists by balipoet :iconbalipoet:

Please see the following:
[link]
[link]
[link]
[link]

I have blocked him, but this guy needs to be banned. In one of the journals he even admits to stealing art. I never once have commented to him. I just support banning of art thieves and then he started the attacks on me and *Arkandia and many others. i know he's been reported numerous times by now.

Please stop balipoet and ban him

Thank you
PinkTigerX
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Chevaliar Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2012
ItIsImpossibru


New account created by the same stalker I reported below. This is getting tiring; I thought once banned, DA wouldn't allow another account. I even tried awhile back to delete my account when I found a site I wanted to move to, and DA refused to allow that...seriously? I'm gathering information myself to report this person to the proper authorities, as I'm not seeing too much happening with this site on getting rid of this moron.
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Ana23Kytra13Alien Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
:iconscottexwilliams: is insulting me! He need to be reported! and :icongwen-mf5: is making a porn pics of me and of my friend... She need to be reported too...
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Chevaliar Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2012
LovelyDerision Here is another that's trolling DA...just registered today, imagine that! I do believe it's this same person I just reported, but I can't prove it. They are harrassing a paying. popular member of your community, so please rid your site of these parasites, please.
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Chevaliar Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2012
~CaptainNeckbeard00 14 hours ago New member
Your fursona is, quite literally, one of the most disgusting I've seen so far. I don't even think sparkledogs match the sheer volume of retardation coming from your works.



Here is a post that was left on a VERY popular PAYING member of your site who never causes problems. This guy just became a member a week ago, and is making his rounds being nasty to people with talent that he obviously has none of. Just trolling. Please handle him..thank you.
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Chevaliar Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2012
This was a copy/paste I took of his comment...my part is at the bottom..thank you..:D
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Chevaliar Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2012
CaptainNeckbeard00 seems to be trolling all over with his nasty rants and insults. Just look through his 'recent activity' and you'll see what I'm talking about.
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UnicornsaresuperAJ Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
[link] this guy is mean and I tried to report him but this is useless who knows how to report mean people
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UnicornsaresuperAJ Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
[link] this guy is mean and Please if I can get all of you to report him
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0Anesthetic4u Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2012
This isn't how to go about reporting abuse. This is how to go about writeing about the abuse. This does not help what so ever.
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