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My fellow artists,

Some weirdest thing just came into my attention. Deviant Art site is blocked in Russia by the communications commitee. Thanks to my husband, we have Hulk, I mean TOR.
And Odin is with us. :horns:

I'm not sure why it happened (I hope it's not about politics), but my suspicion is that someone 'been posting CP or something related. If so - ФАК you muchly, you pathetic idiot.

I hope next morning there'll be a petition to unblock the resource. Usually it works.
Until then, I'll be working from under that unwanted cover.

Cheers,
Elena
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rivinca Featured By Owner Edited Aug 12, 2014   Digital Artist
О, понятно, почему не работал дА (и что доставило мне немало неприятных минут). Спасибо за информацию и действия.
ДА - один из любимых ресурсов, было бы очень неприятно, если бы к нему применили какие-то санкции ):
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EKukanova Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2014
A little positive update =) We've contacted the controlling body. We had to use the complaint form, as there's nothing else to post a counter-complaint, sic!. And we've got a reply within 12 hours. It was like "Thank you for your active civil position, but there's nothing illegal at this resource". It's weird, but it worked. Back online. \m/ =)
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alarie-tano Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
Ha glad you and your wonderful art are back! :)
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Sirielle Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2014   Digital Artist
Good it works!
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CrimsonMagpie Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2014
Well, a lot of people are discussing the Ukraine incident in the Politics forum, and kind words are not being said about Russia, but hopefully - as you say - it's not a political issue. :o
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EKukanova Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2014
Well, CrimsonMagpie, Russia will survive this shittalk.
And I'm positive, the blockage is about CP and hentai, we've called our provider, we've got a confirmation.
And I truly hope it's the last case I have to touch politics on this resource.
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CrimsonMagpie Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2014
Indeed, politics on the internet can devolve into a brawl quite quickly. :stare: Glad it's only about hentai and such, and hope you get the block undone soon. :noes:
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Sandra-777 Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
Обратитесь к своему провайдеру, скорее всего заблокировали весь сайт вместо положенных 30 страниц.
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EKukanova Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2014
Сандра, обратились. Полная блокада. Ничего сделать нельзя. ТОР. =(
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Sandra-777 Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
Очень жаль(( Можно конечно еще официальное письмо написать, но легче переподключить интернет, чем  добиться своего( 
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:iconekukanova:
EKukanova Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2014
Yet another (now it's official) update, it's about hentai.

Here are the causers.
www.lookatme.ru/mag/live/exper…

Well, dura lex sed lex.
Still, ФАК you muchly, you damn perverts. We're blocked.
TOR.
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:iconekukanova:
EKukanova Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2014
UPDATE. We're stil blocked, info is red-hot from our provider... =(
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:iconekukanova:
EKukanova Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2014
Nope, home spot is stil blocked. My hosband tried it from his corp address, it was on. Our home access is still dead. TOR it is, for a whie. Must be Rostelecom thing.
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yoggurt Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
вроде не весь сайт банили, а определенные страницы
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esemese Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2014
I've read about this a lot, great to hear it has been deblocked. Congrats and stay fighting all this repression politics are doing all around the world; is plain stupid and will do nothing to keep them in the comfort zone capitalism gave them. The world is changing and internet is a huge part of it, they'll have to adjust.

Great to know we'll still get to appreciate your artwork around here :3
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EKukanova Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2014
Are you for real?
If so - get lost. It's an art resource, not the State of dept branch. (or is it?)
My point - screw politics.
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esemese Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2014
I apologize if I didn't explain myself correctly, my english is not the best. I'm trying to mean what you said exactly: screw politics.
In my country they have debated to control of some social websites such as Facebook, just because it has become a great tool for citizens to stay informed and in touch about anything politicians are planning to do. I have heard some harsh behaviors about russian (and other countries) politicians too and I'm not sure if there's something about that to decide blocking DeviantArt. I know is an art resource, and a great one; but also is a social site, so some politic standards will be criticized in the form of art, as well as informed to other people around the world and viceversa. Art is a great tool to communicate, and DA is a great tool for art.
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EvilScarrlett Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
glad you're unblocked now :)
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:iconekukanova:
EKukanova Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2014
Well, looks like we're back online. The block is off.
Our communications committee has to react on every block request, but quite often they OVERreact and then seize the block in a really quickly.
Let's hope it will stay unblocked. =)
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thegreymoon Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2014
I'm very sorry this is happening. Russia has really been going in the wrong direction lately with all the censorship. I hope things will be resolved soon because you'd be missed here. :(
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lathander1987 Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
i'm sad for hearing that! good luck!
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Observer14 Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
Politics and the Ministry of Information Purity...  :-P  Just be careful with TOR, since really deep technical spooks know entry and exit points in the network, and can often figure out where you are going, or at the very least, they know you are taking steps to get around their firewall.  Don't get yourself in deep trouble!!
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pearwood Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Oh, joy.  I'm sure every possible position on every possible political question has been posted here at some time or other.  I tell folks if you can't find something on dA to offend you you're either blind or numb.
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Artigas Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2014
Well, that's bad.
Good luck!
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Ithildin-dA Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I agree with everyone here, hoping the situation's resolved as soon as possible! Female Huggle
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keight Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2014
Oh, bother. I do hope it is cleared up without any harm to anyone. :hug:
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Vidom Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2014
That's bad :-(
Hope it will be solved soon :hug:
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calikal Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
hope it will be unblocke soon! keep up updated!Hug 
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