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I'm sure people coming up to you and saying it's breaking the rules would be distressing as first, especially if many people flock you. Nevertheless, you can just:

-Look at the FAQ they are leading you to and delete the work that breaks whatever rule is there.

-Ignore it and possibly be banned and suspended if you wish.

Yes, this was a simple someone telling this person that a piece of someone's art broke a rule. Creating a call out on someone just for telling you to obey the rules of this site will cause more trouble than help. It doesn't make you look cool; it doesn't make you look tough; it makes you look like you are one-step away from being banhammered, as you are too stupid to stop digging your own grave.

This goes for everything you do on the Internet, whenever is posting malicious comments, pornography, spam, stolen art or creating a personal hall of shame.

Even if you block me, I can still report you and your abusive behavior.

Copyright infringement. 

Copyright infringement is financial gain, making a commercial work accessible to members of the public. Disguising intent of infringement, providing false copyright, delivering or importing for distribution false copyright information, or removing or altering copyrights. (DAmn-Army Blog: US Law and dA PolicyNot only it's another form of plagiarism, it's a civil violation in the United States. Where one can be sued for if "Fair Use" cannot be proven. And posting someone else's work, Photoshopped, Edited, traced or recolored or not, in your gallery doesn't qualify as "Fair Use." When you post something up in your gallery, it's automatically copyrighted to you. However, if you are posting something that someone else has created, he or she already copyright the piece. 

--World-Hero21 [A. M. Johnson]

Several times I had opportunities to people block me, hide my comment or flag it as spam just because I told them to obey the rules. 

Posting something that isn't your property, you are claiming the image as yours, even though you may say that you aren't. In simpler words: What you post up here is automatically copyrighted to YOU. If someone else created the piece you are posting, then you are altering the original copyright, which is unlawful. Unless you didn't grant a permission from a creator of a piece that you want to present it, edits it, then don't post it! It doesn't fall under the Fair use category.

Commentary and criticism. 

You may not use comments, notes or replies to make statements which are racist, bigoted or which contain other forms of hate speech.

Comments or notes which are lewd, sexual or otherwise pornographic are also prohibited.

Profanity and strong language used for emphasis conversationally or included in deviations don't need to be reported.

There is a chance that the administration will take action against your comments, especially if URL addresses you provided contain copyrighted material, or contain something that the deviantART administration doesn't allow to publish.

Flooding is the act of repeatedly making comments in a single area with the obvious intent of overwhelming a single web page with your commentary. Flooding can also take the form of filling a single comment or small group of comments with a huge amount of text, again with the obvious intent of overwhelming the page in question and possibly with the intent of causing substantial page load difficulties or browser crashes.

These acts are considered an abuse of the system and may lead to your account being suspended or banned without warning.

Journals
FAQ #34: Are there any rules for the journals?
You may not post anything to your journal which would be considered pornography (whether it be image or textual), you may not post racist remarks or other hate speech or post links to websites which host materials which are prohibited under the DeviantArt terms of service.
Also, you may not use your journal to display unfiltered images which are considered to be Mature Content.

FAQ #60: Do you allow "Adult," explicit sexual or pornographic content on DeviantArt? How about linking off site?
FAQ #565: You prohibit the submission of 'pornographic imagery'; what do you consider this to be?
FAQ #214: What are DeviantArt's policies regarding avatars?
FAQ #305: Is posting 'Adult' oriented artwork alright if I censor it first?
FAQ #13: Does a Mature Content tag make it safe for me to submit whatever I want?

Avatars you posted may also not contain prohibited material, such as porn deviations, racist material, hate speech or anything which would require a Mature Content Tag

In other words, whatever you post here, I'll report if it breaks these rules. I don't care what your excuses will be; I'll report it and give an order to staff members of CEO team to remove it.

Case dismiss. :iconsnapeleavesplz:

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:icondestinylovesshiva:
DestinyLovesShiva Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Yes, I post screenshots, but I also credit the creators of the games I post screenshots for, I am not making money off them.
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SeantheInkling Featured By Owner Edited Sep 21, 2017   Digital Artist
OK I understand.

I will obeying the rules. And never used mature stuff, no mature, that's cost trouble.

I want to avoid porn.
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AgnosticDragon Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2017  Hobbyist Writer
I am all for reading for the rules. I have read all of them. I don't think most users of this site have. I think people report stuff without reading the rules too sometimes. I saw one once that I thought needed a mature tag so I checked it out. Somebody has already reported it as explicit porn. People file reports that far off the mark sometimes. I made a joke poll on my old account linking to eight photos that I thought would fit most people's definition of pornography but clearly complied with FAQ #565: You prohibit the submission of 'pornographic imagery'; what do you consider this to be? and asking which violated the rules, with all and none as the remaining options. Nobody picked the correct answer. I am thinking of doing that poll again.
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SailorSeiyaDigiGem Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
RealitySquared need to see this!
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MisterSickness Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2017
youre damn right, if anyone breaks the rules here on DA youll get the ban hammer.HC: Banhammer 
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:iconiki-fujisaka:
Iki-Fujisaka Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Did it ever work for you? I tried to report someone for insults and death threats and other person for slandering. dA stuff just ignored me!
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Username-91 Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2017  Hobbyist Filmographer
It worked, but not anymore.
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:iconiki-fujisaka:
Iki-Fujisaka Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is stupid. They create rules and then don't even care.
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Username-91 Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2017  Hobbyist Filmographer
Realitysquared especially, he NEVER cares for our problems. Sometimes I'm wondering how did he become a staff member?
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Iki-Fujisaka Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I remember when they announced that thefts would be no longer prohibited and that should take care of it on our own.
I don't remember what I've said but I got a reply saying "if you don't like how we work, go and create your own site". The whole comment was generally a big 'fuck you'.
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Iki-Fujisaka Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
They just kick users out themselves. Why not to close the whole site instead of trying to get rid of us first?
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Username-91 Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2017  Hobbyist Filmographer
Wix company bought them several months ago. I'm still hoping that Wix will do something, but, as long as Daniel works for deviantART.Inc there is no hope for us.
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