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In a team meeting reviewing "mature content" on DeviantArt. The team is continually aiming to address the (mismatched) perception that DA has a lot of this content. Again, this perception is incorrect, so we're trying to figure out why the perception exists.

For the record, this type of content represents less than 4% of DA.

What's interesting is that random samplings of what members flag (or DA automatically flags) as "Mature Content" are objectively not really mature either. So the number is definitely less than 4%, I'd say closer to 2% of all submissions. 

So what we know is that some images are disproportionally popular if they contain actual mature content, and so our popularity algorithms pick this up and represent it.

We're working on the perception issue, but please know that a very small % of art submissions to DA are "mature" and that over 96% of DA is "clean" 
This is when a real SLR makes a big difference over the iPhone 6, as great as it is.

Dude was just perfect in this frame! Shucks!

Filename by spyed
Loving this entire MLT sort behind this car, and generally the car community on DA which is the greatest in the world.

Meanwhile I am hoping to meet President Clinton a second time this Friday at one of his CGF events. You know, hand shake if you are lucky. But, thats very lucky!

And as an insider note, we got cleared for take-off in a couple weeks. Not quite time to buckle your seat belt, but the portal is forming its shape out of blinding green light.
Green frog! by aconnoll
Green frog!
It's been a long time since posting but finally got in some spare time to produce this. As usual, Sketchup, VRay and PS. No Artisan was used. SketchyFFD used a bit.
when my mind
is unmapped.

continuos plans and goals

people and noise

a well designed team
balances imbalances

but my mapped mind
is peace to me

DeviantArt the beneficiary
of a life long collaboration

of mind mappers

are you under it?
or, is it under you.

it is coming.

surrender your beliefs
open your mind

is the idea
sadness when my mind is unmapped
some things are status and some things are journals

but feelings and ramblings are art


5D MII 50MM 1.4
Artist | Hobbyist | Varied
United States

I have the privilege of making the ultimate day-to-day decisions on deviantART in my acting position as Chief Executive Officer. I Co-Founded deviantART in April of 2000 with jark along with a founding team of individuals including matteo most of whom joined around launch in August. Honorary founding team members include: mccann, chris and spot.


I've had a passion for building online communities since my addiction to game BBS's (doom, doom 2, heretic, hexen, etc.) when I was 12. I co-sysop'd the Netherworld BBS in Northern Virginia at that time (till I was 15) and fell in love with the possibilities; especially as they applied to a global community. deviantART mirrors many aspects of BBS's and as time progresses you will find even closer comparisons to the quality of community MajorBBS and other platforms were able to support. Of course, most of you have no idea what I'm talking about when I say BBS's. Ugh.

I've now spent more than half my life building online communities. Seeking to deliver a mainstream application that captures the depth and passion that I felt for BBS's in my youth youth, rather than my now youth. :D

I'm very proud of the success of deviantART. Especially the fact that we took the road less traveled and arrived a little later, but on our own pure and untainted terms. We're doing it our way.

And that ladies and gentlemen ... feels like a milli-millillion dollars.


Before you read about the future, read about the past. And I think with a past like that and a team like this, it is a bright future indeed.

It is our intention to create the most powerful outlet in the world for known and unknown artists alike.

Most importantly we intend to take our time to do it right. For the first time in history there is connection and communication between artists and fans on a massive scale. deviantART represents a breakthrough for the promotion and exposure of otherwise stranded artists in all corners of the globe. Our job is to make sense of the possibility, and craft it in a responsible manner.

And that's what I'm here to do along with the strong team we've assembled here at deviantART; until the job is done.

(If you have something real and tangible to propose that may help deviantART in one way or another; Feel free to send me a note. I read every note even if I don't respond. Forgive me on the responses, there are thousands of notes!)

Current Residence: Hollywood, CA
deviantWEAR sizing preference: M
Print preference: Fine Art
Favourite photographer: coxi
Favourite style of art: street
Operating System: OSX
MP3 player of choice: there are no choices
Shell of choice: Sea.
Wallpaper of choice: (changed often)
Favourite cartoon character: Stewie
Personal Quote: y0.


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janetandmarian Featured By Owner 2 days ago  Student Filmographer
Please help me
I have deleted all llamas that mistake my
So is there a way to restore them
Thank you
Z0mbie-W0lf Featured By Owner 3 days ago  New member
Ello, I just wanted to bring something to your attention. Some one is pretending to be dA staff and is going to's and saying very hurtful things. I can't report it to the help desk since I don't think a dA staff member would come and say very hurtful things like this. If you would like to see some of the things that were said during my own I will note you the link to it, I am not going to put the link here since there is a lot of language and hurtful things which were said...
VanuInfiltrator Featured By Owner 1 day ago  Hobbyist Writer
I doubt the staff would do anything since the troll is doing it off site :/
Z0mbie-W0lf Featured By Owner 1 day ago  New member
Yeah I figured, I just wanted to let the staff know in case they would like to inform people if this pops up again. Or to let everyone know that the dA staff would not act so childish to say something like this.
VanuInfiltrator Featured By Owner 1 day ago  Hobbyist Writer
spyed's profile isn't the best place to warn the staff of anything, the helpdesk is.
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LuciferTheShort Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
People have gotten away with submitting bigoted and insensitive stamps.
LuciferTheShort Featured By Owner 6 days ago  Student Traditional Artist
Thanks for that link, but I am afraid freedom of expression is no excuse for what I saw.

I've seen a user get away with submitting stamps that say intolerant and narrow-minded things like "All religious people are morons who deserve to die" and "All vegetarians are mentally ill". No stamp actually says that, but they are the basic messages a good number of the stamps say.

I do not think it is acceptable for a submission to insult people for being vegetarians or vegans or for having religious beliefs.

I attempted to report the user, but the administrators chosen to handle my reports and tickets proved to be very incompetent.
VanuInfiltrator Featured By Owner 6 days ago  Hobbyist Writer
Can you link me to the stamps in question?

As far as I know, even stamps that say what you quoted are within the rules.
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hisspetal Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2014  Student Digital Artist
mr deviantart i want sub sub folders :c </3
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