Gallery Purged for Desktop Screenshotsposted Mar 3rd 2010, 7:49AM
Music: Starless Night - Olivia Lufkin
I logged in this morning and found a moderator message in my inbox:
"Your entire gallery consists of screenshots and images you had no part in creating. You are receiving a gallery purge and a warning, if you wish to avoid a future account time out or ban, please do not submit work that is not yours. SheezyArt is not photobucket or facebook; any images with no artistic merit are not permitted on this site."
So, of course I'm pissed. They claimed that because of the ammount of screenshots in my gallery had no artistic merit. I'm not denying that, and had I been asked, I would have deleted them myself.
But to purge my gallery of ALL work, like the over one hundred peices that actually was art work.
That was going a little too far.
And what I'm really pissed is that I don't know who the moderator was who did it. Even on big sites like DeviantART, you know which moderator did what.
I submitted this to the Support center.
I fully expect to get banned for this, but right now, I don't care.
If one person reads this, then the damage is done.
No offense, but deleting my gallery, claiming that its entirety contained non-artistic elements is a little harsh, especially when it just is not true.
Yes, I had a large amount of desktop screenshots in my gallery, I do not deny that. Had you asked, I would have deleted them myself.
I also had 22 hand drawn items, 24 non-anime wallpapers, well over 20 anime wallpapers (while i do not claim credit for the characters, I do claim credit for the composition and editing required to create the items in question), several Fan Fiction and poetry items, and over 38 items of photography.
That's over 100 pieces of artwork that you claimed had no artistic merit.
All of which have Artistic Merit, and created by myself.
You're telling me that pieces like http://aceman67.deviantart.com/art/t3h-Fractal-04-52100458 http://aceman67.deviantart.com/art/Natures-Power-Elbow-Falls-39223318 and http://aceman67.deviantart.com/art/Living-in-the-Family-of-1000s-62416085 are not art? (the items linked were in my gallery)
I've been a member here for 5 years now, and in all that time you have allowed the upload of desktop screen shots.
Deleting my gallery, and then having the unmitigated gall to say my art work has no merit is dumbfounding and heavy handed.
Wiping the slate clean instead of removing what you see as "Non-Artistic" pieces (IE Screen shots) smacks of laziness.
If you're going to be doing that, you might want to start your work now, because you got a lot of it, I'll give you a hint on where to start: http://sheezyart.com/art/browse/tag/desktop%20screenshot/#/art/browse/tag/desktop/100/