In my opinion, there is a core group of about 3 to 4 dozen individuals who are the most responsible for the recent gang bang reporting. These individuals have taken it upon themselves to police everyone else in DeviantArts. Recently I had 22 images reported. NONE of them were ultimately removed by the DA admins. These Art Trolls are either very poor judges of what violates the ToS or they just did it to be vindictive. I don't mind honest violations being flagged and removed, but when you mass report images and NONE of them violates the ToS, you are abusing the reporting system.
Currently most of these individuals are hiding their activities by using a shell DA group. They signed up as admins which then allows them to hide threads & conversations from public view. Is that against the ToS? Nope. But it does show that they don't wish to be questioned or held to account if they make mistakes.
1. Block them - You can find a list of individuals who are current or former m