I think this is what's going on as far as the community outcry is concerned...to all those who are like WTF is with all this.
Jark isn't leaving of his own accord. He's being forced out. If it was that he was leaving it would be a totally different thing and to be honest we'd be sad, but the majority of the community would support him and wish him well.
I'm no expert on this, but from what I've gathered it's kinda like art theft. Jark made this site, him and a few friends, but I believe that he was the one who stayed with it all five years. Suddenly, he's told hit the road the site isn't yours anymore. He pours his sweat; blood and tears into this site for all five years and this is what he get's for it...a pink slip and a kick in the ass.
That's why it's got me so bothered, if the "new" admins can take a guys site right out from under him then who's to say that they'll uphold the rules on no art theft? No one! That's who.
Support Jark!! Support the Community!! Down in my footer there's a link to one of Jark's journals.
Go here for support ideas:
SUPPORT JARK!!! READ--jark.deviantart.com/journal/60…
The greatest art theft on DeviantART was the theft of the site itself~Me
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Dipstick-July 8th, 2005
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