My name is Ian Field-Richards and I work on DeviantArt's UX. I do magical things with designs and create prototypes with nothing but washing up liquid bottles and sticky backed plastic.
ATTENTION DEVIANTART STAFF:
THERE IS A BUG ON YOUR WEBSITE AND IT HAS NOT BEEN FIXED.
PLEASE GET OFF YOUR LAZY BUTT AND FIX IT, THIS IS NOT MY JOB TO TELL YOU:
This is the issue: A spammer is randomly liking comments triggering a wave of notifications on my messages panel. This results in me mass deleting comments, and accidentally deleting comments from buyers interested in my artwork. I take steps to test the validity of DA's "block system." So I upload an artwork, post a comment, then disable the comments section. I refresh the page and I unable to access the comments section. Good. I then create a secondary account, which I block, try to access my main account and post a comment, but am unable to (good). However THIS spammer is able to bypass ALL of that. Even after blocking them they are STILL able to view my artwork and access the comments section HOURS AFTER the comments section was disabled. That should NOT be happening. Your DA "block system" is MESSED UP. DA blocks ME from accessing their page, yet THEY still have access to MY deviations and comments section after -I- was the one who blocked THEM? As the user who does the blocking, I should be the one to still access their profile, NOT THEM. WTF are you doing DA? Why are you ignoring people's requests to get this fixed? Are you intentionally trying to dodge your job and responsibilities on this website? This is YOUR responsibility, NOT OURS. FIX IT. THIS IS A SERIOUS BUG. This spammer has over HUNDREDS of accounts. I am mass deleting HUNDREDS of their notifications and am getting TIRED of it. It should not be THAT HARD for you to simply check up their IP ADDREDSS and BLOCK their usage of this site using their IP ADDRESS. Here is a list of all of their accounts:
I have made a forum related to this. READ HERE:
I block this user, assuming they will have no access to my page and all information associated with me. HOWEVER they are able to BYPASS this by STILL viewing all my deviations.