Coming here to see my maybe 10 new favs, I ran into no less than 265 new messages.
That feeling was familiar. I was not disappointed.
Thanks a lot for giving me a daily deviation ! I spent 3 or 4 years around here, thinking DDs were that impossible goal I would never reach. And then I get two in one year. That is a surprise!
Thanks a lot, and thanks to you all that cheer me up!
It's been almost exactly a year since last time I talked about the font gallery. Since then, I sadly stopped reporting deviations that were not mine, mainly because it takes too much time.
At least, with the new report system, when your own work is stolen action is taken very fast :)
But I decided to couple my reports with cease and desist letters to the deviant. Having deviations removed don't seem to bother the thieves, but I think receiving such a letter, followed by the deletion of the work in the next 2-3 days might be scary enough for them to stop. Or even (Am i dreaming?) for them to pass the word. Why not.
If it was not in
A DD ? A DD ??? OMGWTFBBQ
Just logged in and wtf 103 new messages ? Maybe my new font is being featured somewhere ?
But no, Saint-Andrew's Queen has a Daily Deviation, thanks to you all, and especially to znow-white (https://www.deviantart.com/znow-white) :heart:
Quite a cool ans unexpected Christmas gift, makes me really happy :aww:
If you're into font just a little bit, you probably already know KeepWaiting (https://www.deviantart.com/keepwaiting) . He just made a wonderful news article about how the font category is being spammed by hundreds of stolen works.
I talked about that in my previous journal already, but almost nothing has changed since last time I posted that journal. Please go read and fav this article, we need it to be seen by as many people as possible, so that things can be changed.
He's describing the situation very well, please go! :D
Yesterday, I passed 2-3 hours to report (more than?) half of what can be seen in DA's font category.
If you want to understand, just go there: http://www.deviantart.com/#catpath=resources/fonts&order=5
I reported 16 out of the 24 thumbs we see. And those only are the ones I could recognize, ones I was certain to find on dafont or google. As you can see, the font Ghost town is there three times. And none of them is done by the original author, dirt2 (keepwaiting here on DA): http://keepwaiting.deviantart.com/art/TTF-FONT-GHOSTTOWN-64860228
What's even worst, is that I contacted one of the font-posters, asking her to remove the fonts she pos