Your concerns about the state of our gallery...
Are the things that concern us all, I hope with the updates and clarifications to our FAQ specific to stock and resources, plus an official reminder of the stock and resources policies here --->
Stock and Resources: Policy ClarificationThe Stock and Resources community is an integral part of deviantART, both for having an active community of its own as well as providing high quality stock to all deviants.
As this community has grown so much over the years, so has the amount of invalid stock and resources that have been provided by some deviants. The Stock and Resources community feels like this reflects negatively on them, the volunteers have a hard time trying to teach people about valid stock and how to use it correctly, and it gives an appearance that deviantART Staff tolerate so-called “art theft” or copyright infringement.
In this article our aim is to reinforce our policies regarding stock and stock use and clear up some misconceptions.
Stock and Resource submissions to deviantART:
What are Invalid Stock and Resources?
In short, invalid stock or resources are anything which you do not have full permission to upload. This incl
Will help to refute the rumours going around that staff and volunteers don't care about the "non-stock" being posted in our gallery.
I am here to tell you with absolute certainty that we DO care A LOT!!!!! Getting things like this into action to start resolving some of the far reaching issues we face as an integral part of the wider DA community takes time, but still doesn't mean your concerns are being ignored.
We will be working very VERY VERY hard to make a significant impact on the huge amount of "celeb stock" and "renders" (that aren't actually renders ) and all the other "stuff" thats being submitted to stock and resources.
Its not going to get better over night. Nothing worth doing ever takes only a few hours to do and believe me, your patience and continued support and understanding of the massive task ahead of us is appreciated!
I urge you all to refresh yourselves with the FAQ which I have listed below and to read through the journal by $dxd linked above. Right now we need to ensure that ALL members of our community, regardless of language spoken understand our policies. We all need to take part in this, to help educate our younger members so that they too can become good stock and resource providers, to continue the already excellent start the older ones amongst us have made.
I would personally like to reiterate the above journal with regards to "premade backgrounds". It is absolutely imperative that those of you who create this type of stock do so ONLY with LEGITIMATE resources. You know who you are. We aren't stupid and are quite capable of recognising images taken from google and other websites. Have some integrity and make sure you are the kind of role models to the newer members of our community who look up to you and want to follow in your footsteps that the rest of us expect you to be.
Stock & Resource related FAQ
FAQ #809: What are deviantART's stock image guidelines?
FAQ #157: Can I use things created by other people in my submissions?
FAQ #193: How do I prove that I had permission to use someone's work?
FAQ #257: What sort of permission do I need to use someone else's work?
FAQ #306: Does "Crediting" let me use whatever I want?
FAQ #217: What are "Stock and Resources" and can I use them in my submissions?