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:iconrose3212:
Rose3212 Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I'm almost 25, I joined when i was 16 in 2006...
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Jenny345 Featured By Owner May 7, 2014
Nice.
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:icontheinfiniteholic:
TheInfiniteHolic Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2012  Student General Artist
What about people from other countries who have different laws and such?

What if the COPPA doesn't apply to the country?
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:icony2jenn:
y2jenn Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2012   General Artist
dA is based out of the US and falls under US law. COPPA applies to the website, not the country the deviant is from/lives in. So, the deviant has to follow the policies set by the laws the website has to follow.
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:iconmidnight21:
midnight21 Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
what about obsessive ex friends who keep stalking and harassing you, never letting you go? I've been having problems with this person for the past 3 years and now she has stolen one of my characters, controlling and manipulating me into thinking the character is hers when it's really not. I have lost a lot of friends because of this person and I'm suffering post traumatic distress on top of it. and because I am blocked on her page, there's nothing I can do but endure it...
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:iconzombiebabe2012:
zombiebabe2012 Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2012
i need help please
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:icony2jenn:
y2jenn Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2012   General Artist
What can I do for you? :)
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:iconzombiebabe2012:
zombiebabe2012 Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2012
can you help me with a person that said really harsh stuff on here about me?
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:iconmultimugen:
MultiMugen Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
And thats why I plain hate Deviantart.
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:icony2jenn:
y2jenn Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2012   General Artist
I'm sorry you don't like it. But rules are rules.
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:iconnikhero:
NikHero Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Federal law is federal law. DA can;t be held responsible for what they must do.
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:iconabyssoflight:
abyssoflight Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2012
I'll never tell my age! But I am safe.
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:icon12momjosh12:
12momjosh12 Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2015  Student Filmographer
How old are you? Tell me, I won't tell every one.
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:iconabyssoflight:
abyssoflight Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2012
I understand why this rule is in place. And I completely support it. I'd just like to point out:

There is no way to verify how old someone actually is when the account is created, is there? Anyone can put down their "birthday" and send it to an email of an adult, or one they created for the sole purpose of creating an account here. I thought about it myself and tried it. No, I am not younger than required, I just wanted to test it out. I created a DeviantArt account and sent to my new email which required nothing but full name, birth, address, and a test of that handicap thing. And I was in. I canceled the account immediately, but what I am saying is that it is way too easy and simple to create a false age.
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mitchelledwards2 Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2012
I have a bestfriend that is 12 and she had a dA.
She got banned for being underage....even though she is close to 13....she really likes dA and she is very sad that she got banned permanently. I dont want her to be banned D: so is there a way to get her account back when she is 13?
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:iconpopipola:
popipola Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2012  Student Digital Artist
I heard that you can give a scan of your birth certificate once you reach 13, you can say that
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:iconmitchelledwards2:
mitchelledwards2 Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2012
i know that now
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:iconpopipola:
popipola Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2012  Student Digital Artist
ok
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:iconkakashi-narutorules:
kakashi-narutorules Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:iconxxxdeidaraxxx1235:

She is a friend of mine and she has been banned for being under-age. What options does she have to get her account back (apart from waiting to grow older)???? She posted some amazing art, had just started some groups. It's sad that perfectly good artists get banned from dA just because they are not quite 13.

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:iconmitchelledwards2:
mitchelledwards2 Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2012
Well there is no way for her to get her account back if she is not 13 or older because that is against the rules.And yea I understand that underaged people post amazing art but they cannot have a dA until they are 13 and up.That sucks and I wish they could be allowed on dA but that is just against the rules for an underaged deviant to post their info on these websites.
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:iconkakashi-narutorules:
kakashi-narutorules Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks for answering!

I just wanted to see if I could help her in any way, but like you said, there is now way around it.

Yeah, I know, but you can't argue to the law.
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:iconmitchelledwards2:
mitchelledwards2 Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2012
your welcome and yea true that
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:iconkakashi-narutorules:
kakashi-narutorules Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks!

And yea, it is.
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:iconmitchelledwards2:
mitchelledwards2 Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2012
yw c: and yup
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:iconkakashi-narutorules:
kakashi-narutorules Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanx and yeah!
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y2jenn Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2012   General Artist
All she has to do is contact the help desk from her banned account once she turns 13. We'll then be able to do what we need to in order to verify her age. :)
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mitchelledwards2 Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2012
oh ok thanks alot but when she is 13 does she have to say that she is? Because maybe they wont believe it....
what does she have to do when she is at the help desk page?
I just need assistance sorry :)
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:icony2jenn:
y2jenn Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2012   General Artist
Just tell her to contact us under "Ban appeal". :) We'll take care of the rest.
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mitchelledwards2 Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2012
ok :)
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NarwhalandSophie Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2012
My cousin is 9 years old and has a Facebook... I was like "Why does she really need a Facebook?" I'm 14 and don't even have a Facebook. I'm glad DA isn't ran by some people that are like, "So, you're 3 years old and want an account... You're in!"
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TheScorpionLantern Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2012
Excuse me, but does a banned member stay permanently banned? Because my brother :iconmarshmallowcoffee: is nearing thirteen, not any time soon, but assuredly within this year.

I am hoping that his ban could be lifted by November 22 this year, because he has submitted various artworks that some of them he no longer has, so would be unable to resubmit.

Honestly it's really upset him. And he's still a little put-off until now. I told him he might be able to salvage his account once he turns 13, but I'm asking to make sure.
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:icony2jenn:
y2jenn Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2012   General Artist
All he needs to do is contact us at the helpdesk when he officially turns 13 years old and we'll take the necessary steps to restoring his account to active status. All the artwork and journals and everything else will still be there. :)
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TheScorpionLantern Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2012
Ah, thank you, I'll inform him. His submissions were what he was worried about the most.
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Llamatothebest Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2012
My friend sent a underage thing but it didn't work

It is a girl that got multiple people banned because of 'harassment' even though they did nothing

She is 12 and i had proof on her youtube account here: [link]

This girl said : Ok so let me get this straight your 12 years old, knows how to Photoshop or what ever program your using, and you make YouTube videos? Thats fucking epic. Oh and correct me on anything i had wrong and or left out.

She replied back : Well this is Paint Tool SAI, that's pretty much the only thing wrong XD But I've also seen some like,...8 year old's who have made videos XD

She is a 12 year old girl that swears, and got my friend banned..

her name..

Tygerlily179

Her page.. :[link]


-THIS IS FOR AWARENESS !!
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:icontheinfiniteholic:
TheInfiniteHolic Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2012  Student General Artist
Excuse me, but this isn't a place to report.
Submit a ticket to the help desk if you want to get it resolved.

"She is a 12 year old girl that swears, and got my friend banned.. "

She is a 12 year old, she will mature when she turns 13, hopefully.
If your friend got banned, tell them to submit a ban appeal.
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FantaMullennix Featured By Owner May 4, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Okay - I, being a 13 year old (almost 14), do agree to these rules. I mean, I've known these rules for years and years before I was allowed to go on the internet. I watched my older sister on the computer all the time, and I learned a lot just from watching in those days.

They (the rules) make sense, and I follow them. And I'm aware that other people younger than me are creating fake accounts. Not really anyone I can think of right now, but I just know there are some out there.

For those who are younger than 12, there are evil, creepy people that want to stalk you, and then there are the thoughtful and kind people. I know I'm young but still, I want to help protect you guys. If you want your art to go out to the world on Deviantart, then yeah, post your art on here - but get your parents to make an account and put your artwork on there stating "This is my daughter's/son's/niece's/nephew's artwork". You also shouldn't let them post any, and I mean ANY personal information, or really any information at all besides 'My (above) drew this". It's still your art, just not your account and none of your info is being displayed.

I understand also just wanting to have an account to yourself - really, it's totally understandable. But just don't go there. It's for the site's sake, your parents' sakes, and most importantly, yours. If your sake wasn't more important there wouldn't be a rule in the first place.

There are lots of reasons - inapropriate content such as nude (I remember when I first made my account here, I didn't have the mature filter on. Guess what was on? Yeah, I'm scarred forever from that day on. ), language (which is used everywhere by kids your age anyway, but the only reason they know all these cuss words is because they're exposed to all of this, and it spreads. Which is not good.), gore (well... could give you nightmares. Or somehow inspire you to do something, but uh... don't get inspired.), and... well, stuff that is associated somewhat with nudity. You know... umm... nevermind.

Not to mention there are stalkers and creeps on here that want to gather up kids' information, and I have no idea why, because it seems really idiotic to ruin someone else's life (or take it) when you can just enjoy being normal. But nope. Deviantart has become such a huge site that all sorts of people can come onto it. And that includes the creeps. And cyber bullies.

There are probably more reasons to the restriction, but I can't really think right now.
The main point is, if the law says you can't do ____, then listen to the law. Just do it, no questions asked.

I'm going to stop acting like an adult now, and continue my regular teenage fangirling over Linkin Park (who have helped me mature much more than before). Thank you for reading. I hope you peeps get my point.
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R-C-R Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
May I ask, what category would I have to choose for reporting a ban evader?
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destinal Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2012  Student Digital Artist
The 'Abuse Report' category should work, it worked for me.
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R-C-R Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
Okay, thank you.
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xlightbluesnowflakex Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist

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9meow Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2012
but, i have a friend in deviant art who make another account and say his friends in notes, he is :iconcherrykidkupo: and the question is, can mods i ( $ ) can read notes ?
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The-Cookie-Man Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2012
I`am 15 :iconepicwinplz:
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:iconkiirlu:
Kiirlu Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2012
Why do we need age requirements? does it exist devianart jr.?
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:icony2jenn:
y2jenn Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2012   General Artist
My article explains why we have a minimum age requirement.
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:iconjonbuddy:
jonbuddy Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Whew! Minimum age is 13. I'm almost 14. :D
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Kiirlu Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2012
I hate being 13 (im 16, soon 17 now) And BROHOOF :P
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jonbuddy Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Lol....*brohoof* back to you. :P
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SagenTheWhiteTiger Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Hi, my best friend in the whole wide world :iconpinipy: has been banned for being underaged but she is 13 and I am very upset and so is she and I want to know how to bring her back because I know her in real life and I saw her screen that said something like "You have been banned for being underaged your age has been reset and you can't come back until you are 13" and I am very upset.
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:icony2jenn:
y2jenn Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2012   General Artist
She'll need to write into the helpdesk so we can speak to her directly. :nod:
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Starleaf8 Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I really think that you should lower the age limit to 12, because I have some friends of mine who want to join but are forced to wait a year longer. And my point of view is that DeviantART or any other website shouldn`t have a age requirement, just block the users from inappropriate content or something. Hope you guys consider this, at least a bit.
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