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jark.me - my new home on the internets

Journal Entry: Sat Mar 24, 2012, 5:36 PM
Long time no see! It has been a super-busy few years. Last year especially so, with the huge 9.1 earthquake, tsunami and nuclear disaster. The March 11 event hat trick caused a huge amount of pain throughout Japan, touching and affecting the lives of millions.

As a result of the disaster relief efforts, I was crazy busy last year, especially the months immediately following the huge earthquake and its after-effects. I never really got time to think through a decent web strategy ... until now.

Without further ado, I would like to introduce my deviantART family and friends to jark.me.

What started out as a cool URL shortener for my personal use on twitter has been transformed into my new home on the internets. This is the one site where I will primarily share my thoughts on various topics and upload content - such as pictures - for sharing.

I hope all is well with everyone around here. Sorry I do not participate like I once did, but life has dramatically changed since those good ole days - days I will always remember with fond memories.

Take a look at jark.me when you have an opportunity and please let me know what, if anything, you think of the site. I always love to receive constructive criticism on my projects.

Speaking of which, before I run ...

A few close friends and I are working on a web-related project many deviants might find intriguing. Stay tuned for more information. ;-)

Cheers!

:jarkinajar:

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Scott Jarkoff, The Yellow Alien
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I am generally referred to as The Yellow Alien here on deviantART even though my real name is Scott Jarkoff. Since 1990, ten years prior to co-founding deviantART, I have been living in central Japan near Yokohama, the third largest city in this island country.

While I am a co-founder my daily activities label me as the Director, Community Development. I manage and oversee our Help Desk Team, Policy Violation Team, News Team and the Message Network @dministration. The position is effectively that of the one who leads the community in the various directions that it needs to go. Sounds weird, I know, but that is the basic definition. Management, and general community administration, take up a large portion of my time but I also submit product specifications in order to make your suggestions a reality.

Throughout your travels here at deviantART you should pay tribute to matteo, arc and tack for the large amount of help that they gave deviantART in its early days.

Current Age: 36
Current Residence: Tokyo, Japan
Operating System: Mac OS X & iOS
MP3 player of choice: iPhone $ver
Favourite cartoon character: *ME* aka The Yellow Alien
Personal Quote: Oderint Dum Metuant
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CerberusTheTerrible Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2019  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Oh I know staff won't do anything. It's been 2 to 3 years now and I changed my view about them ever helping people :/
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Puijela10 Featured By Owner May 27, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Woooah
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Pixelated--Coffee Featured By Owner May 27, 2017
I feel as if the majority of people commenting don't realize that this guy isn't a mod.
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Nakkurussu Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2019  New Deviant Hobbyist Artist
The real mods won't help either. They don't care.
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sae-von Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2017
Am i allowed to post a written piece related to one i made on Fanfiction.net on this site? Already asked them, they permit it, so...
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SonAmyFan362 Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2017  Professional Writer
If it is really your own work, you shouldn't have a problem, nor should you have anything to worry about.
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sae-von Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2017
Ok.
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HapeeBizeeBeez Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
What a wonderful, old deviant! :huggle:
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enigmos000 Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2017
Someone is threatening to ban me from DeviantArt over one small mistake that I made. I don't wanna be banned on here, please. You've got to stop this person from ruining what makes me who I am on this site. I'm begging you to answer this and help me. 

PLEASE! 
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SonAmyFan362 Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2017  Professional Writer
Hi. Can you send me a Note with the information, please? I'm willing to help out.
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Hoppin-Frogs Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2017
Can you tell me what happened to CreepypastaNextGen?
She disappeared mysteriously with no answer and she seems to have deactivated or she was banned. Was she banned or did she deactivate on her own?
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husemana Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2017  Student Digital Artist
Mother.
Of.
GOD.


THE OLDEST DEVIANT EVERRRRR
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jark Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2017
You honestly think I had a choice twelve years ago?

Did you ever consider that maybe, just maybe, you should do a _little_ reading before commenting? A small amount of Google searching takes almost no effort and would yield you the much needed education to better comprehend the situation.
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rix Featured By Owner Edited Jan 24, 2018
I remember everything. I hope all is well on your side of the world.
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mirrorkills Featured By Owner Edited Feb 23, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
12 year ago.. has it really been that long? oh my. 

Even if it didnt end well, i'm still thankful you brought me onto the PVA team way back when.  Those were the days. 
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Spleef Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2017
I'm sorry about what happened to you, Jark. I was around all these years ago when Spyed gave you the boot. Can you offer us any news/updates on what is happening between you and spyed, or?
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Joy-SamaOfficial Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2017  Hobbyist Artist
I came here to pay my respects. If you ever get your job back, please do your best to make dA less cancerous than it is.
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Server009 Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2017
Do you know who is responsible for changing outer appearance of DA? Seeing all artworks in one page is really not the best change. So could you PLEASE ask him
to to change it back? PLEASE! Pray
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FishTacoSenpai Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
i need some help, i was falsely premium content banned by a bot account and now because of that i can never use my points or sell anything again and can never get my core again, even though the staff  knows its false. im trying to get to the bottom of this, and the admin said that i cannot use my points again and the ban is irriversible. when i was doing nothing wrong and just selling prints. was it because my friend was suspened for a lil while with her one account that bought 2 prints from me? idk, i just want this appealed, and i just want to get this down to the source.
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h1resh1 Featured By Owner Edited Nov 20, 2016
The ban is reversible, they just don't want to undo it. This is a website built with html, everything is possible.

jark was conspired against and fired in 2006 by spyed . The latter wanted more money for himself.

Today Jark, although co-founder and premium, has no powers and is just a symbol.
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Smartstocks Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2016  Hobbyist Artist
everything is possible.

{:'-D
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FishTacoSenpai Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
ah ok, thank you for the info :3
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PinkLightning64 Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2016
How did i find you here xD?
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Smartstocks Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2016  Hobbyist Artist
*Squeak Squeak* {:'-3
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