Hi, everyone ^^
is totally right; I should at least keep the account - and I will.
Unfortunately, it would take me ten hours to erase my gallery by hand (Seriously! The only way to erase all deviations at once would be deleting the account altogether). So I will not erase the gallery; sooner or later some DeviantArt-staff-member will do so for me anyway, because they will find, that the tuned S-class-Mercedes reminds them of small erect dicks or something like that.
One of my oldest watchers said "Don´t go! Don´t let the Art-Nazis win!" but you know what? By NOT going, I would let them win. And they are not really Art-Nazis, are they? They are business-people; The Establishment. And there´s nothing wrong with that. We all said "I agree", when we were joining.
DA makes money by selling adverts - that are illustrated with OUR artwork. In return, we get these free presentation-features like this "Journal" and the option to sell our stuff here for on-board-currency, that has to be bought here on the board with real money - and of course we need Core-Membership to be allowed to sell our stuff, that DA sells in form of advertising without sharing the profit with us. The whole scheme is genius. Earning money not only with the art of others, but with the artists aswell. Also, the members of the community of the IT-company, that bought DA, get to use the DA-gallery-contents for their websites. Not for free, of course. Absolutely genius - like a money-printing machine. Works with totally low maintenance and almost automatically; especially if you are willing to let brainless people do the administration (they do not ask questions and obey orders - Blinder Gehorsam).
That´s why the flags are so important: flagged artwork is not used by the advertising algorithm. And as mushrooms do not need a flag, as they do not violate rules, they become dangerous for DA and the advertising customer, when they look like penises.
So my Kyoko-pics with mushrooms get deleted, although they do not violate the terms and conditions. They merely cause trouble with the paying customer, who of course isn´t familiar with the content and the story behind the pic. The customer only sees male sexual organs. I even dare to doubt, that the pics are getting reported. I guess, there´s some little DA-police-officer, who checks all deviations for advert-suitability; probably for free, as an intern
For the last eight years, I say "Thank you, members of DeviantArt, who were watching me and encouraging me, commenting on my attempts to draw sexy comedy!" - but from now on I am planning to make money with my stuff myself, instead of providing the material for YOU to do your business. You made pretty clear, that you don´t want artists who are drawing FILTH, like me, as their products cannot be used for your advert-selling-business. Although it´s the FILTH, that is attracting the advert´s audience in the first place. If DA would be clean, you would have about three members
So all my (five regular) followers, please note: I will not post new stuff.
If you want to meet me or Kyoko, you can do so on KyokoNeko dot com - I have started posting new stuff on a daily basis for a couple of days now.
Thank you for your support