Some of it is me and a lot
of it is dA and the people that are on dA. It mostly started back when they changed the reporting, so third parties couldn't get theft taken down, the original artist had to be the one to report it. Even if you're, oh, I don't know, Disney, Book Covers, screenshots for shows
It's not their responsibility to monitor the entire internet for people using their copyrighted... anything. I believe the change was due to the backlog of reports. So instead of hiring new people... Easy way out!
I just can't stand coming on and seeing so much theft and knowing there isn't anything I can do about it. God forbid I search for a series (book or TV) or movies and I come up with screenshots or the book cover art! I wrongly assumed this would be less in groups, that content would be monitored but nope, I see copyrighted art being submitted and allowed in time and time again.
Though I disagree how dA has handled a LOT of things, I can understand why they would give up on trying to deal with the theft. It's so disgusting rampant. I don't believe that most of them just don't know you can't post something you didn't make yourself. If they did, all you'd have to do was tell them the rules and they'd take stuff down. Instead they argue, saying "I credited them!" or "A ton of other people do it!" or just don't a shit. Of course, it would help if you could report the theft and it would, yanno, get taken down!
I used to love getting a subscription but slowly the things I liked about it got taken away or changed to something annoying. Journal page widgets, I loved them! But instead you have all the same shit that's next to a deviation where you used to be able to put a widget. dA made clear they don't give a shit if people want back things that were taken away.
The people in the forums now, are just...ugh. A great deal of the people I liked are gone. Lots of trolls now. It all contributes to making the site unpleasant for me. It makes me sad because dA and the people meant a lot to me. I'm not on much anymore but I check back every once in a while to see if maybe it'll turn around.
I can't stand people much anymore, online or off. My doctor confirmed my suspicion of me having PTSD, so that obviously contributed a lot. Lots of anger, anxiety and insomnia. Still sick to top it off.
My endo has strung me along since July. She won't order tests, won't put me on medications I NEED to be on (she won't put me on growth hormone even though I have a well documented deficiency but she WILL prescribe it for social fucking anxiety. Are you kidding me?) I only just got the test results mailed to me from the July tests and the tests were no where near complete. She said she was putting together some other doctors to confer with but she put it off for 2 months. She said they all concurred with what I
have been saying but she disagreed with, about the hormones. That was 3 months ago and she still hasn't prescribed anything. She's never there when I call and has stopped calling back.
GUESS WHAT BITCH, YOU CAN GET IN TROUBLE FOR NOT TREATING PATIENTS.
So yeah. I needed to rant and this was as good a place as any.