You're NOT Human
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By Mythiril   |   
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According to deviantArt that is. 
Because in less than a year (at the time this was written that is, hence the date on the images below), they went ahead and geobanned Syria again. I mean, it's utterly fantastic to be the victim of whatever politics and politicians simply because you live in a part of the world that isn't approved by anyone, as it seems. 

It's tiring, I have a ton of back and forth emails between myself and the help desk that opted to stop replying ages ago. But let's give them some credit of trying to solve things before absolutely going nah fuck this in the form of copy/pasted replies that went 'we're trying, please wait' then going back to 'nah, fuck this, not bothering with you anymore, in fact, we are revoking everything we did lol'  

This is how the site looks to me (and had been looking since last year) 
Untitled5 by Mythiril
Untitled8 by Mythiril

Eclipse: 

Untitled by Mythiril


annnd this is the first email that went out to them: 

Untitled by Mythiril

nov 14th 2018

today is May 20th 2019 

Last time they bothered answering -properly- was Jan 31st. the last time they bothered answering after a threat was made to make this public March 10th or so. So guess what, it's now public. 


To be honest, I am done trying to put any sort of effort into this place. They made it clear people who are unlucky enough to be in places Israel and the USA politicians don't approve of are not welcome. 

Why am I speaking out again? Because this isn't right. and I also have a foul mouth according to many *cough*staff*cough people

I mean, it does take a special kind of stupid who initially did this: 
The hypocrisy of deviantArtEdit #5
Well, I'll be damned
Staff reply here: comments.deviantart.com/1/7310…
And we WON! We did it!
and my comment here: https://comments.deviantart.com/1/731065159/4555022355 stating why this is still up
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Edit #4: Iran is geobanned too see here Imagine!
Bravo deviantart, bravo, I applaud you
:clap:
Please share this, every bit of support counts. I am probably getting my account perma banned after this journal, but I am voicing this discrimination and I want as many people to see it as possible. 
I know people will have various opinions about this. Voice them as you please, but politics shouldn't meddle with art. This isn't fair. This isn't right. You can't deny me service because some politician says so.
Edit: feb 17th: There's a change.org petition now too


then rushed and apologized after a long week of PR nightmare 
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to go through the same cycle again while going around Waving banners and screaming equality for all, yeah no. 


There are people here, people who go on about their days the same way as anyone else would. Live, laugh, strive, survive, but that too isn't allowed. Does anyone even remotely think of the people? and I mean the normal civilians, not politicians, not soldiers, just people? because none of what you're doing helps end your so-called-war nor ease it. it just makes an economic collapse happen faster and it denies people out of their most basic rights. 

We are humans. We have no hand at war nor your twisted politics. So damn you to hell a million times over for being hypocrites who wave high banners and shout fancy words while playing this dirty game in the background. 


so here you have it. Congratulations deviantart into turning into a dead horse that isn't worth beating. 
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pipandwolf's avatar
pipandwolfHobbyist General Artist
why cant the world be like equestria were war i ussaully won by the magic of friendship and everyone loves each other 
JewelBandiBun's avatar
JewelBandiBunHobbyist General Artist
And you know what's worse? I'm actually banned from donating points.
Mythiril's avatar
MythirilHobbyist General Artist
that one is old, it came into effect when they unbanned us the first time
use a proxy if you want to donate, but i don't really recommend it, idk if that's would  terminate our accounts 
JewelBandiBun's avatar
JewelBandiBunHobbyist General Artist
Well, I tried switching to a different proxy. That's the problem, it won't let me donate points anymore.
Mythiril's avatar
MythirilHobbyist General Artist
they prolly banned you from store entirely, you might have received a mail with that info
JewelBandiBun's avatar
JewelBandiBunHobbyist General Artist
That's a bummer. I wasn't aware about an e-mail though.
JewelBandiBun's avatar
JewelBandiBunHobbyist General Artist
You know what sucks? I can't even view pictures on DA anymore. I had to switch to a different proxy to actually view them.

It just goes to show that they never actually cared for Syria despite our expensive financial economics.
Mythiril's avatar
MythirilHobbyist General Artist
yeah, same here
still fighting them over it and they keep going we rerouted you
but now they're saying it's a DNS issue
JewelBandiBun's avatar
JewelBandiBunHobbyist General Artist
Very strange, indeed.
i-Kirhi-O's avatar
And you don't have to leave you're still sorta here just try and ignore that be for now and focus on your art don't give up and don't lose heart again you inspire you educate you're the light in the darkness I can see you can you see me ? I'll help you we are one 
i-Kirhi-O's avatar
Hello friend I read all about you wow amazing story I'm sorry to see DA treat you this way I love this site now as much as you its a shame to see the staff be puppeted like this however its no different how our entire world is puppeted and I love the world too. I know you still love this site I can feel your pain. But if you must let go of it let go I can't know what its like living in Syria...but I do know this you're an artist and you still are an artist with or without DA and its artist who change the world for the better its artist who promote love and freedom and only from artist will we ever be free of the tyranny and lunacy that plagues our world degrades and destorys. It must be hard for you I know brother but your situation as you have said your life hasn't ended and thier is a greater war that has already begun the war for our world the one that will decide if humans are worth more than a bullet we artist are the soldiers our pencils, pens, brushes are our weapons our love, passion, imagination is our ammo I say to you brave artist look towards the stars and feel now your own heart it is what made you touch so many and many more you may still touch you inspire you educate you change with your art now help me change the world I love you.... I wonder and like to think the Staff really do feel bad about this and simply must obey the law or risk problems after all this site was made by artist too. 
Tirramirr's avatar
TirramirrHobbyist General Artist
I'm so sorry that this happened again to you! :<
Calxtra's avatar
CalxtraHobbyist Artist
I believe DA was bought by WIX which is an Israeli owned site
Silerna's avatar
Deviantart has the most unproffessional and unexperienced staff I’ve ever seen. They are complete idiots and only care for our wallets. They got a staff that has been fucking arrested for copyright violation and he is NOT fired. Like wtf?

Deviantart is complete garbage. Thanks to the change in 2015.
I-AmUndertaleTrash's avatar
I-AmUndertaleTrashHobbyist General Artist
Lmao I trust people who are more profane because they're willing to be themselves and speak out without fear than people who are more formal and cleaned up because it makes my broken mind think that they're planning something against a party, whether it be me or people I know.
Mythiril's avatar
MythirilHobbyist General Artist
:lol: that's a logical way of thinking that's usually right too 
I-AmUndertaleTrash's avatar
I-AmUndertaleTrashHobbyist General Artist
It's just my incurable trust issues lol
Likeclockworkorange's avatar
It does take time to fix things.  Occasionally, all users get screenshots like the ones above.  I certainly have. But for it to be a continued problem, DA should at least be giving you an estimated timeline, and discussing the technical problems in private with you.  That said, it's disappointing WIX services still has a geoban.  It's not nessecarily the mods or devs' on DA's fault, it's a fault with sanction laws and WIX as the parent company.
Mythiril's avatar
MythirilHobbyist General Artist
yes, it does, but not this long given that it can be solved by rerouting my connection. Also they revoked the progress they did so another point that really got me to roll my eyes
see their replies below and see my reply, you'll see exactly what kind of bs is going here to the point i am being asked to get someone else so they can do their jobs 
please keep in mind i am a networking engineer so i am not just tossing random solutions to them
this is more or less a matter of shitty people who revoke whatever they want when they want at this point.
also, no the screens are due to 403 errors cuz the css link is hosted by wix now
Likeclockworkorange's avatar
It would be nice if they could hire YOU to do tech things for them.

I hope it gets resolved soon.  
Mythiril's avatar
MythirilHobbyist General Artist
lel
that will never happen, they'd rather see me dead. :lol:
and it wont bth, it's gonna happen whenever and for no reason, whenever someone feels like it 
:shrug:
i don't really care what they do, because i have no desire to be part of a site that cant stay out of politics but i am not shutting up about it until it's solved
Likeclockworkorange's avatar
Hmm.  I doubt their feelings are that strong.  

We'll battle this problem again!  
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dahvursity is ahr strengf
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