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Remember, this is a support group.

This group was founded by :iconsonicthemeatball: under an alternate account.

We're protesting for the right to refuse unwanted gifts.
Don't upload deviations that have nothing to do with this group's cause. It's not an art dump group.

Please feel free to tell others about this group. It needs all the support it can get. Just don't harass the admins about it - that's what got me suspended once!

Everyone on the suggestion forum thinks it's crazy to dislike gifts. So, for those of you who think so, I am not crazy. I simply care about my friends, and would like to see the policy change by 2015.

At present, the refund policy doesn't allow premium memberships to be transferred because the admins believe it would be fraudulent to remove a gift that someone else paid for.

Well, here's my point of view, which takes several people's sides into account:
What DA is doing could be considered a crime, in that the policy allows anonymous gift-givers to pick on people who don't like gifts and get away with it.

Bullying is illegal. Period.

A crime is not a crime if the victim wants it. In fact, in this case, it's generosity. Likewise, if a very kind person (or maybe someone who feels guilty about having more than some other people) told their friend, "Just take anything you want from my house," that would be giving, not stealing.

My friend :iconcelticpath: says it's noble of me to feel this way. She says it's the same principle as straight couples who refuse to get married until gay couples are allowed to.

Besides, this policy makes no sense, when you think logically about it, for three reasons:
1. You can refuse gifts in the real world, so why not here? It's perfectly acceptable in the real world to say "no" to an unwanted gift.
2. You can regift points, so why not premium memberships? What kind of policy allows one but not the other?
3. What's so wrong about regifting a premium membership? Giving it to a friend is a kindness. So this policy discourages generosity. (And no, there is nothing rude about regifting.)

Also, some people just happen to like banner ads.
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Please post a positive, supporting comment on this suggestion. We will win the fight for the right to refuse premiums!
Our goal is to see the policy change by 2015, and if everyone in the group supports this suggestion, it may happen a lot sooner.
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:iconkainerano:
KaineRano Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
The most retarded argument of all time in history of retardness...
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:iconthesuggestionguy:
thesuggestionguy Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2012
Why? Am I not allowed to care about my friends?
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:iconquintreii:
QuintreII Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
LOL
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:iconthesuggestionguy:
thesuggestionguy Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2012
I'm fighting for the right to refuse unwanted gifts.
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:iconquintreii:
QuintreII Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Let reiterate, LOL
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celticpath Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2012  Professional General Artist
I understand the reason behind this "not wanting a premium membership" thing.
It's kind of like the straight couples who have decided not to get married until same-sex couples are allowed to get legally married. I know it's a bit of a different scenario, but the premise behind it is the same. :) I think that it's kind of noble of you to feel that way. :)
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sonicthemeatball Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2012
Thank you very much. ^^ I feel that being deprived of our right to care is like our century's equivalent of slavery.
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:iconcelticpath:
celticpath Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2012  Professional General Artist
You're welcome. :) I personally wouldn't equate it to slavery, but I do think it should be an option to accept a gift subscription or not.
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sonicthemeatball Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2012
Thanks for agreeing. ^^ Please feel free to spread the word.
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Aapis Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2012
It isn't an issue of rights. You have, in fact, 0 inherent rights on this website. None. Absolutely nothing. You might as well be in North Korea.

The only things you have a right to are defined in the ToS, privacy policy, etc. If it isn't there, it isn't a right, and you can't be denied non-rights. This whole crusade of yours is tiring at best, and a blatant misunderstanding of what rights actually are at worst. People who are actually being denied real rights should be offended that you think you're being mistreated. You have no idea what that is really like.
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