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CRUCIAL UPDATE: Please read "Update #6" in the Update Log, it suggests that the staff may not be wholly at fault: fav.me/d57il1d However, the revolution continues as we have yet to receive an answer. Proceed to the latest update below

UPDATE: All Updates will be posted below the journal entry, just ctrl + f "Update #12" to see it. All updates are numbered at the bottom

Please note this event ended a long time ago, though there was no official resolution to the matter, my work is no longer targeted and though I don't know who/what was responsible at the time. I have decided to raise awareness of the literature community through my art, rather than through this event

Breaking the Limit - A Special Event by Chen

Hi there everyone,

I would like to start this with a simple appeal: DA seems to be trying to prevent me from reaching front page by shuffling my literature behind less popular pieces each time it reaches a set fave count. They have not given me a reason for their actions, but I'm looking to turn this set of lemons into lemonade. To do that, I will be hosting an event; because I love to put on a show. Read the summary if you don't like long reads, or read the full event for all the goodies :3

SUMMARY: My work is being targeted, fave it to break the limit and show them who's boss

Introduction Speech:

Brothers and Sisters :iconamon-plz:,

It appears to me that despite us coming home from the dreary classrooms and boring amphitheatres of our schools and colleges (universities), there are those who seek to continue to control us and tell us how to live our lives. They seek to tell you that your taste counts for nothing and that you should adore only what they want you to adore. This speaks to me of tyranny and abuse; dictatorship at its very finest. Why? Because they are telling you that you are free to like whatever you want...as long as they like it too. As soon as they find something that goes against the grain...they seek to take it away, simply because they want to promote what THEY believe is the correct ideal.

In my long years of study, I have learnt that the variable most unpredictable; most immeasurable: is the human spirit. Humans are innovative, destructive, loving, caring. We have so much capacity for change within us, that it seems foolish to have to cage that away. Fortunately, I will not let my spirits be caged once again; not when I have earned my freedom. Hence, I will be hosting the following event, to BREAK the conventions and shackles that they seek to place upon me. The details of the event are as follows:

Supporter Classes:

In order to overcome these limits that I have been shackled with, I will need support. However, rather than simply asking for support; I shall turn it into a game for all to enjoy. As with all good games, they start with CLASSES!

Basic Support - These are people who want to remain anonymous. All they have to do is simply favourite my works when they view it (think of it as courtesy). Surely, one click of a button is not too much to ask ^^

Knights of the Round - Supporters in this class will have the following things:
1) Their icon displayed here in the journal, the current Knights are:
Knight :iconskylark-13:, Knight :iconcrystallized-skies:, Knight :iconmaj0rmaremolester:, Knight :iconking0fbabel: Knight :icon5popcorn99:
Knight :iconinkweaver22: Knight :iconkajatica: Knight :iconfrostkissxx: Knight :iconharold-f-davidson: Knight :iconzippydsmlee:
Knight :iconmossstar10: Knight :iconextranzia: Knight :iconzstew2: Knight :iconirideamagicalladle: Knight :iconkoratoshisfriend:
Knight :iconshi-sagi: Knight :iconacalanthide:
2) Exposure from me, daily faves and views of their work :3

How do you make it into this class? SIMPLE! All you have to do in addition to faving my work, is to simply put up journals that help to raise awareness of the problem OR raise awareness through alternative means (check with me first). Examples:
i) Putting up a journal that tells people to have a look at the 24 hr lit page and seeing the difference in pieces
ii) Telling people about the problem of DA tweaking their own system to change public perception
Note: It would be nice if you told them to also fave my work in the journal, but this is NOT a requirement. I want to raise awareness of the issue more than anything, as this is no different from governments trying to silence the freedoms of the public.
Note 2: Putting up a journal just once will get you featured only for a short while. I don't expect a journal screaming about this everyday, but keep awareness of the issue alive. That is all ^^

Godfathers/Godmothers - Supporters of this class will have the following things:
1) Their icon AND group icon displayed here in the journal, the current Godparents are:
Godfather, :iconbattlebrothertherix: from the group :icondeviantliterature:
Godmother, :icondragonawakener: from the group :iconhumblewriters:
Godmother, :icondrksorceress: from the group :iconassassinscreedfreaks:
Godmother, :icontigergirl008: from the group :iconstop-teh-bullying:
Godmother, :icondark-harou: from the group :iconcreative-pens:
Godfathers, :iconzenzero541: and :iconkoratoshisfriend: (and all the co-founders) of :iconpoem-forthe-poemless:
Godmother, :iconjetblackheartxxx: from the group :iconthe-unheard-poets:
2) Exposure from me, daily faves and views of their work :3

How do you make it into this class? Just follow these steps:
i) This class is only for Group Founders/Co-Founders who are willing to get their groups to help out.
ii) Just put up journals explaining the situation and the event and raise awareness of the problem. Get people to be aware of the fact that freedom is something we all have a right to and that it is worth fighting for.

PROPHETS OF DOOOOOM! - Spelt with exactly 5 O's. This class will probably be empty for awhile, but it is reserved for the people who want to literally dedicate their lives and souls to the cause and lay it on the LINE! Here is what they get:

1) Honourable Mentions in every poem posted.
2) Their icon AND their main group icon (if they are founder/co-founder) displayed here. The current prophets are:
Prophet :iconforgotten-reaper: Prophet :iconskipskatt: Prophet :icondragon-demygod:
3) Exposure from me, daily faves and views of their work :3

How do you make it in? Well, it's a little tougher:
i) Be an ultra activist. Fave every piece that comes out...heck go fave the old stuff too. Get people to be aware and convert them with the power of speech! (for Age of Empires players I will accept 'Wololol, aiyoyoyo') Your job is to be a prophet of doom, so get the support of the masses.
ii) Go to forums, start topics (NO SPAM OR FLAMING), just mature topics where you tell people about the problem and let them start getting active.
iii) Use your journal! Much like Luke uses the force...
iv) VOLUNTEERS ONLY! No wishy-washy commitments

DO NOT:
i) Create fake accounts to fave. This is illegal
ii) Get people to create accounts just to fave. It's kind of the same as above. If you do do this, make sure the person really wants to be a member of Deviant Art and they must put up at least 3 - 4 deviations before faving my work and may not just fave and then deactivate their account or something like that. I don't want those kinds of cheap faves. We must win with HONOUR! :iconazulaplz: Whoops wrong one, this is the right one :iconzuko-plz:

So, if you fit the requirements (or have the intention of fitting the above requirements) post a comment or send a note. I will add you into the class immediately.

Special Class: Angel of Mercy
This is dedicated to :iconuntamedunwanted: a powerful author who gave me a chance and read my appeal for what it really is. Not a cry for attention, but a fight for fairness and a push against unfair oppression. I am proud to have her support and she even went so far as to give me a premium membership. I am deeply honoured to receive such kindness again, it first began with :icondarlingangel0565: and it seems angels still watch over me.

Rewards:

Alright, now we get to the part everyone likes. REWARDS!

In addition to the above stuff. Here are some extra collectable goodies for anyone who wants them:

Screen-cap a limit-break - Each poem posted will have a 'Faves Needed for Appeal', if you screen cap it after it breaks (within 10 faves of the break) you receive an honourable mention in the next poem :3. Maximum of three, round robin-style. If you've won before you'll wait till the next cycle before getting your name up again ^^.

Breaking the Limit! - Like in Final Fantasy Seven, I enjoy breaking my limits. So here is what will happen whenever you guys help me break my limit. This starts next week, but I will post pictures of myself (in regular clothes, I'm too poor for outfits) and even try to get videos up on youtube or me talking or doing other funny stuff to entertain you guys ^^. Heck I might sing but your eardrums might bleed. Anyway, just to clarify, breaking the limit means going over and beyond the number of faves that I post up as an appeal.

Swell the forces - If you refer people to me, get them to drop me a note with WHO referred them and I will give you an honourable mention in the next poem.

Have FUN!

The most important thing in the world about this, is to HAVE FUN! Get involved, get active, but don't forget; fighting for freedom and for someone's rights without a smile...that's not what I want. I'm an entertainer and I refer to myself as such. I go by the name Chenbeard because I like to make people smile with my pirate accent. I LOVE to do accents, I LOVE to put on a show and I hope I make this a good one for all of ya'll.

How long will the event run? Till I get an answer. I'll run it for a year if I have to :3

So let's get this party started! Heck...fave this journal right now if you want to xD

-Chen

Update #12
Posted as at 27th July 2012 4:18pm

To my dearest friend and supporters,

After two days I have finally returned and I need to bring the following news to you:

1) The revolution ends on Sunday, irrespective of the result. I made a promise to end it and so it will end. The admins have no responded to me yet, but that was expected (i was told they would take a long time). Instead I will be using a different method to raise awareness of literature (namely through the use of each of my pieces as a way of bringing awareness to the category specific popular page).

2) I will resume handing out favourites and other items all the way till Sunday.

3) I intend to observe the system over the next three days in the hopes of better understanding it. My research and any discoveries will always be catalogued in my journals, so you will all continue to receive news as soon as I obtain it (which includes information that the admins can hopefully bring back to me).

4) The reason why I was away for two days, was so that I could upgrade my skills. When one chooses to write in a particular style, it is easy to get absorbed into that style and to favour it. This is a natural occurrence, but it stymies creativity and progress. It is common to see artists get locked up in a single style and since I update very frequently, I am at greater risk of that than anyone else. So occasionally I go through self-imposed 'reset' periods. Essentially, I will speak to no one, and not leave the house during this period. The only people who will have contact with me are specifically chosen individuals who sort of serve as a link to the outside world in case anything goes wrong, usually everything is fine though. In any case, I am back now and I hope to see if I have learned anything ^^

P.S. all updates are catalogued here so you can read the history of what has happened: fav.me/d57il1d

-Chen
  • Mood: Pride
  • Listening to: Remember the Name - For Minor
  • Reading: Stories of Hardship
  • Watching: The World struggle on
  • Playing: An old game of Halo for feels
  • Eating: A simple sandwich, can't afford more
  • Drinking: Water, it's free
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KittykatMWuster Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I shall help! ^^ anyway, good luck, I'm faving stuff regardless of whether the admins respond or not, because your work is awesome either way X3
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Koratoshisfriend Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Good luck my friend, I will still be supporting you, but not as active because of personal matters (My grandmother passed away yesterday so I will be spending a lot of time with family), I will still try to raise awareness
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LPeebles Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I love the fact that you're doing this. The fact that so little literature is on the front page gets under my skin, especially since that's pretty much all I do... I may sketch something occasionally, but I mostly write poetry... I wish it got more exposure, though... In feel as if people are in some huge rush and don't take the time to sit back and enjoy a piece of well thought out literature... I take pride in my poetry and it deeply saddens me when I see literature being undermined so much... :iconsadplz: We work constantly to improve our art, just like other artists... We have similar drives and inspiration, and also love what we do... Why doesn't literature get more of a highlight, then? For me, literature is as beautiful as traditional art... It is well planned and takes an intelligent mind to be able to paint such a beautiful mental image. Literature is just as, if not more so on some occasions, beautiful as traditional artwork and deserves its chance to shine too. Just because we may be more of a minority doesn't mean that we don't work as hard or don't love art just as much... Anyway, sorry for the speech... :iconsosorryplz: If you read the whole thing, give yourself ten awesome points and keep loving literature! :iconhappinessplz:
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chalekam Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Hey Chen!
Im a big fan of your work. I just heard of your impending surgery...im sorry to hear you're unwell.i wish you a speedy recovery! Im off to finish reading your poem 'the avatar state'
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Scarlettletters Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2012  Professional Writer
I realize that DA has more visual art categories than literature but I have always been wondering why there are not several pieces of literature in both the 8 and 24 hour page, as many pieces are deserving. I also think literature deserves a few more Daily Deviations....
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WordOfChen Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2012  Professional Writer
Hey ^^ you're a frequent front pager too :3. I remember your NaPoWriMo selection of poetry, it was great.

Anyhow, Daily devs won't help, we need front page slots. They're worth way more than daily devs. Reason being, daily dev you can win once every three months, front page is easier to get. However, things are different now...VERY different

I am hoping that after my research this week I will be able to shed more light on the system.

-Chen
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Scarlettletters Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2012  Professional Writer
I would just like to see ore space given to literature. Increase the top 24 to 30 and make six of them literature. Make three to four DDS literature. There is some excellent work and authors here that deserve to be seen and recognized.
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WordOfChen Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2012  Professional Writer
Well you can manually increase the top 24 count. There is a button to do so, so that feature already exists.

However, DA will not give 6 slots to literature.

Consider how many categories there are for visual arts as compared to literature. Two slots is a probable bet, but six would be way over the top.

Furthermore, the helpdesk is unlikely to listen to our pleas, as it is they turn aside most requests and they are very slow in responding to people and getting back to them.

I understand that there is a lot of work that needs to be seen on Deviant Art, but a war cannot be fought with idealism alone. We must see what our current position is and work with small gains.

For now I am focusing on advocating the pop 8 and pop 24 for lit. in every piece I post and starting next week (once my college schedule resumes) i will no longer be posting daily and instead following an update schedule. During off-days I hope to feature literature from other writers in pop 8 and talk to them about the problems facing the literature community. This information will be released on monday.

I understand that many writers feel strongly about the discrimination we suffer, but at the same time there are many that are against us as well and if we start asking for too much, we'll just end up feeling the reprisal.

-Chen
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Sakurachan105 Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2012
....-faves-
XD sorry this piece made me smile, therefore is deserving of a fave, honestly i think it's awesome that your taking a undesirable situation and turning it into a rather amusing looking game. :meow:
i'll continue faving and try to make more time to read your new deviations XD
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DarlingAngel0565 Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2012  Professional Writer
You will always have Angels watching over you me Capetian. :hug:
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Sutsuki-Sensei Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2012
To everybody that is concerned,

Chen will be undergoing a bit of treatment for hte next two days before returning. If anything needs to be brought to his attention, please message myself or ~LugiaLuvr13 and we will take it to him.

Thank you!
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LugiaLuvr13 Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2012
Hey everyone,
Chen will be undergoing "treatment" for two days. If you need to speak to him urgently, send a note to :iconsutsuki-sensei: or myself :iconlugialuvr13:
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irrenderNarr42 Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
news from the staff?
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GileadsBalm Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2012
I'm curious about why the admins/website is doing this kind of thing. From what I've seen on DeviantArt, the powers that be make well-meaning decisions that often have unpredicted, negative side-effects.

I don't pretend to know, but maybe somebody thought it would be good to give more attention to some of the artists who don't get ten-thousand :+fav:s within five hours of submitting. Especially because if a new submission has a bunch of :+fav:s, it means that a whole bunch of people have seen it, so taking it off the front page would give more attention to less popular works.

I hope they get back to you about why it's happening. Petty problems like these are easily solved with communication.
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LyraJolt Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2012  Student General Artist
Oh Dear, Oh Dear , Oh dear ! Why is it that I am always out whenever these events always happened ?! I might be late to the party of breaking limits and not have a lot of watchers, But I'll try my best to help you in any way possible Chen ! This is unfair of dA to target you just because you want what is right for everyone and for a fairer system for the front page.. We'll do this chen, to break the steel covering of wrong to show the right !~
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rainy129 Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2012  Student General Artist
I will definitely post something in my journal about this. This is very unfair.
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BatmanWithBunnyEars Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2012   General Artist
Also, I forgot to mention, we've got no literature on the 24hr front page again.
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BatmanWithBunnyEars Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2012   General Artist
Some time within the last hour or so, Baby!Canada X Reader was shuffled behind Battle Cry. The one that was shuffled back was one of those Hetalia fanfics with exclamation points and x's in place of proper spaces, which I find very vapid and annoying, but I'm not sure if that's why it was shuffled back. It was submitted almost 20 hours ago, so it wasn't because it was going to reach the front page too quickly. Judging by the popularity of =ChibiWillow-Chan's other uploads, she's probably made the front page before, so we can't eliminate that as a possible reason. (Although, as I mentioned earlier, An Artist was held back for a long time before it was finally allowed to reach the front page, and the writer ~Koratoshisfriend hadn't made the front page before.
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Forgotten-Reaper Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2012
Have you guys considered the fact that it's the algorithm doing it...?
As in, if your favourites tail off, then you get shuffled down, it's what happens.
I saw it with my works, when it got to about 20 favs an hour it got shuffled back to the second page.
It's not how many favs you get, it's how many you get in a constant stream.
If you get 100 in five minutes, you're on the 8 hour maybe even the 24 for about ten minutes, but if you get none after that, you're shuffled.
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BatmanWithBunnyEars Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2012   General Artist
If you bothered to read update #6, which was linked in the very first sentence of the journal, you would have seen that we considered the algorithm to be at fault. But that isn't really relevant, because who wrote the algorithm in the first place? If their algorithm is doing something it shouldn't (because of mistakes in their programming) they should fix it.

BTW, I've seen deviations linger on the second page without accumulating many favorites for hours, but still remain long enough to be promoted to the front page when the more popular deviation expired off the front page, so I don't think your hypothesis is correct.
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Forgotten-Reaper Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2012
Yeah, I read it all dude. Look at whose in the damn journal?
See my photo? Well done. Aren't you smart?
And hey, who said it was the algorithm at fault?
Have you read how the guy actually took over dA in the first place.
One of three founders narrowed down to one in loopholes.
He's a fucking tyrant, so he can do what he likes.
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BatmanWithBunnyEars Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2012   General Artist
*who's

"Have you guys considered the fact that it's the algorithm doing it...?"

Next reply:

"And hey, who said it was the algorithm at fault?"

But yeah, this guy is a real tyrant. He's obviously orchestrated the perfect villainous plot to cheat the system, and that's why the system regularly and unfairly works against him. And the way he forces people to favorite his works against their will: diabolical. This Machiavellian genius must be stopped at once, lest the literature world be rent in twain and cast asunder!

Seriously, what is your problem? All I did was organize some thoughts in a quick comment, and you're hostile, condescending, and melodramatic right out of the gate.
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Forgotten-Reaper Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2012
You're a fucking idiot...
I MEANT THE ADMIN, NOT CHEN.
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BatmanWithBunnyEars Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2012   General Artist
My mistake. But it isn't as though you haven't made any mistakes either. Also, you have to admit this sentence isn't worded very clearly: "One of three founders narrowed down to one in loopholes." Are you saying that the site started with one founder but only one still manages the site? To what loopholes are you referring?
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Forgotten-Reaper Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2012
There were three guys who founded this site.
One basically abdicated under unusual circumstances and +Snipe and another remained.
The other one got perma-banned for too many reports although he'd done nothing.
So now +Snipe is the only founder left.
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Forgotten-Reaper Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2012
:thumbsup:
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Dragon-Demygod Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2012
I do hope that is what happened, but until then, I'm by your side.
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IRideAMagicalLadle Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
:shakefish: i think i can i think i can i think i can
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WordOfChen Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2012  Professional Writer
Everyone can :3 So keep on believing ^^

-Chen
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orpheus14 Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2012
I agree about the excitement of seeing our drawing or verse in posted gallery,...one experience. I sure miss the 'watchers' on my postings.
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WordOfChen Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2012  Professional Writer
Ah indeed...

-Chen
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Krusnik03 Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
That shooting was terrible. :( I'm glad your loved ones are safe, at least.
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WordOfChen Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2012  Professional Writer
Aye, it was bad...

-Chen
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Krusnik03 Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
That shooter must have been terrifying. He was thorough, too. I heard he went through the aisles.
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WordOfChen Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2012  Professional Writer
I know, very terrible indeed. Where is a real batman when you need one .___.

-Chen
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Krusnik03 Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Indeed. :/
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AngelxDance Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2012
Okay, I get it you want your stuff being front page and you work so effen hard and whatever. But there are LOTS of artist who work just as hard and harder with just as much talent or more talent then you. You can't go dissing at the admins. for 'Oh I saw my art on 1st page now it's gone'. You're being a selfish kid who wants too much glory and crap. and then starting your little 'Break the Limit!'. Annoying as crap.
Read a comment from another dev to someone else, you're doing this so you can pay up to your parents for paying your college and you want to sell stuff to earn that money. THERE ARE PLENTY OF DEVIANTS WITH YOUR DAMN STORY! Caidychen is working hard so he can get a job, President-Violet is near being poor surviving off commissions to support he and his gf while they're working hard t find a job. There are other not well known deviants with your story!
I get it you're working hard and you wanna be known. Stop begging and whining and getting others to pity you!
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WordOfChen Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2012  Professional Writer
First of all, I'm not getting anyone to pity me. If you read the journal, there is NO mention of my financial situation ANYWHERE in the journal. Which brings me to question, how did you find out about it hmmm? Furthermore, the only line I placed in my breaking the limit journal is (I'm too poor to afford outfits).

The only time my financial situation was mentioned was in an old journal and that was removed and changed into an Update log.

Why? Because the event was never run on the basis of what I need or don't need (I've told other deviants in private, but I don't look for a pity vote when I run events).

As for dissing the admins. I left the original statements there on this journal for the purpose of honesty. If you will read update 6, the staff is not fully at fault, because the algorithm is automatic (theoretically). While we wait for the admins to reply on this matter, I am continuing my efforts to prevent the reshuffling from hitting me further. Why would this be a problem? Plain and simple, the reshuffle should be explained to deviants. You don't want to release your best work and not get a chance to show it everyone. If your works are going to be shuffled you'd want to just put up fillers to fill in the gap, until you're set to keep going again.

I get that there are other people with my story, but I don't put up for pity in my journal. I checked both the Update Log and my Breaking the Limit journal. The only phrase even barely alluding to that is "too poor to afford outfits".

I do apologise that you don't like my event and that you don't like me, but I'm just doing what I can.

-Chen
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AngelxDance Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2012
sorry sorry. I read comments from others and it gives information as stated in my original comment. You should be more careful when you talk about financial issues online where people easily get the wrong idea, plus your 'Break the Limit' and best work backfires still on you. Many deviants release their BEST work and people hardly see it. The 'Shuffling' is a great system to show other artists work plus some worked MOST LIKELY got more attention then your pieces and was kicked off then back on when you brought peoples attention to it and blamed the admins blindly going on about people 'censorshipping' your work when in REALITY some other work got more viewers and favs.
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WordOfChen Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2012  Professional Writer
Actually, the only time it was backshifted by other work was ONCE and that was when a deviant miscategorized their work to purposefully beat the system. In a situation when I've been fairly beaten I take a chill pill and relax, because it was a fair fight.

Let me point out though that despite taking a break yesterday, no lit. is on the frontpage today. So how is new work being showcased? The closest piece has to use an image just to attract attention and the piece before it is from another great poet who is well recognised on DA.

New work won't get the attention unless people start clicking the Lit. category and selecting popular in 8 hours and viewing the work that they really live to upvote it enough to survive. Therefore, what I'm doing actually has 0 impact on the work of newcomers and furthermore it helps to have at least one representative from the literature division on DA making a regular appearance to prove that words are still alive AND that they can stand on their own without the need for an image to cover for them.

Finally, when the reshuffling started it was noted (not just by myself) but other deviants that the work I was shuffled behind has less views and faves and was of a longer duration. In all factors, my piece was unfairly blind sided, which was the issue in the first place.

In any case, it seems the whole time-out box lasts for a week so if this last battery of tests goes well I can let everyone know that their max time-out period is approximately five days.

-Chen
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Atanvaron Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2012  Student General Artist
Let me get this straight, because deviantart hilights unfairly, you want us to 'like' your art, instead of actually doing something about it?

I like and admire your art as much as your skill to bend and blend truth to get people where you want.
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WordOfChen Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2012  Professional Writer
Well until the helpdesk comes back with an answer the system barrier has to be overcome somehow.

-Chen
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Mossstar10 Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Oh, I'm glad I'm not the only one worried about Colorado!

...well, I knew other people cared, but I certainly didn't think a journal would be made.

I lived in Colorado for 3 years, and this gives me the chills (But the snow didn't).
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WordOfChen Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2012  Professional Writer
Well, my thoughts are there and they always will be ^^

-Chen
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Koratoshisfriend Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Yes, I must agree it was a tragic accident, I wish the best of luck to you, your friend and everybody else who was affected by it
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WordOfChen Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2012  Professional Writer
Thank you ^^

-Chen
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Koratoshisfriend Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Hope things will turn out to be all right for you and your friend ^^
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WordOfChen Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2012  Professional Writer
They will be ^^ and thank you :3

-Chen
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Koratoshisfriend Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
not a problem my friend ^^
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irrenderNarr42 Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
my sympathy and best of luck to your friend.
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