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:bulletred: August 19th, 2018: The dAhub bot will be taken offline permanently in the immediate future, read [link] for details. Please stop donating to this account. To request a refund for points previously donated, leave a comment on my profile page with the word "refund" in it

:bulletblue: January 13th, 2019: I'm through the first month of notes (and have an 8 page outline). I'd forgotten the drama around Discount-PMs (back in 2012). That profile offered Premium Memberships (aka subscriptions, aka Core Memberships) at a discounted rate: you paid about 40% of the price for one, waited some number of weeks, and then received a full-priced PM/Core. This is a classic Ponzi scheme. I reached out to the account operator but the situation didn't end well.
Description of incident: comments.deviantart.com/4/2288…
Rebuttal: comments.deviantart.com/4/2288…
The account operated for a couple more months before closing. I remember talking to many donors who didn't receive so much as a refund, let alone the promised membership. I recall those conversations being some of the most emotionally charged content I have in my notes, though I haven't gotten to them yet. Discount-PMs reopened the following summer (2013) then closed again permanently.
YouAreStarred employed a similar Ponzi scheme many years later, but I'm glad to say they refunded their donors :)

:bulletblue: June 30th, 2019: I was offline for vacation for the past week. During that time some dA pages were updated from http to https protocol. The result was that the bot was unable to send comment replies for several days. This issue has been resolved.

:bulletblue: July 18th, 2019: I expect there will be several challenging sections of this report to write, largely because I need to collect resources spanning so many years. My first prerogative is planning the major sections. It occurs to me I'll need a few sections re-introducing the guidelines (as I expect a large number of people reading the report will not be familiar with the original operation here). I expect that part should be relatively straight forward since it entails summarizing a small number of journals.

I'm reading through the last of my 2012 records. I'd forgotten there was a time when I used the default journal skin for my profile page journal rather than a custom CSS... Point accounts, particularly those run manually, are a large time commitment. It took months to years to build the reputation of this account; there was a time when users actively questioned if the operation here was legitimate. There have been many interesting comments left by users over the years, one of my favorites I like to imagine spoken like Harry Caray from the SNL skit.

If you have questions on the report, please leave them [here], I will be monitoring the comments section periodically during this process.

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