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Those people again! + doctor + ZOO PHOTOS!

Journal Entry: Fri Jun 29, 2012, 11:57 AM


So many things to say today, I need to make it shorter :XD:

At first, THANK YOU for support, people, really!
I went to the doctor on Wednesday, although I already felt better. The doctor said I probably really have salmonellosis and I am already treated for it. Smoked salmon is probably to blame - and I ate it, because I wanted to be healthy :XD:
It is not a big deal, in fact I already feel completely healthy :aww: I have no pain or stomach problems at all. I am just on a diet (I need to drink a lot of coke, mineral water, three litres of drinks in general. And I need to eat over salted rice) and take some pills. But I am ok, just a bit tired. I was warned to not underestimate this illness, so I am a good girl and I stay at home. I just encouraged myself to try to eat some soup and chicken meat - nothing bad happen, so I think I am just fine :D
I was probably lucky - it was likely some weak type of salmonellosis and moreover it was even weaker illness in my case. So great!

Honestly, I was surprised to see you so worried. But the thruth is, that I also thought that getting salmonellosis means a need to get into isolation in a hospital and to get a drip-feed. Fortunately, it was not my case at all. Thanks for all encouraging messages once more :hug:

I must say that when I post something about people on dA, I am often angry and I mention problems - art-thieves, rude people, animal cruelty, porn or spammers. But when I was browsing dA, I found this => - I had to say it really PLEASED me! :aww: it really made me happy :D thank you :aww:

But of course, I need to mention those problems too :XD:
Nowadays I meet many people who love to post comments under somehow popular deviations - just to announce their own galleries! And believe me, I do not mean those ,,Hi Woxys, I like this photo. Please, can you have a look at my art too?". If somebody asks this question, I am even WILLING to go and really have a look and even leave a nice comment.
But people, who need just ,,LINK" as a link to their gallery, are selfish bastards. If you check their activity, you can see they post the SAME comment under deviations of MANY people. They just spam, posting many comments a minute, using art of another people as their own platform.
I usually post some angry answer and just mark their comment as a spam, no big deal.

But there is a type of a spamming comment I REALLY totally hate.
It is a spamming comment, which pretends to be real comment.
Something like:

,,Omg, what a great image!
I do 3D art, I have a dA account here - LINK. I also have my facebook account HERE. Visit me, I love to welcome another people!"

When you check activity of such guy, you can see, that he/she posts the SAME comment everywhere - even that ,,omg, what a great image!" part.
Which means: not only this person is spamming. It is also making an idiot from you.

Yesterday I met a guy, who did exactly that.
He posted many comments like this.
I was shocked, because such spamming is usually made by teenagers.
But that guy was 26 years old!!!!
I posted a comment, saying that his behavior is not acceptable. And that if he was really that great artist as he thinks, he would not have to spam to get attention :P
He just blocked me and continued, this time focusing on young girls, posting more and more spam.

I got angry, because I really hate people who use art of another people for their own self-promotion.
So I contacted dA through help desk, asking them to NOT ban him, but to gave him official warning.
dA was pretty fast!
It took only few hours, but they temporary blocked his account, so he might return soon.
I hope the lesson was learned.

Spammers, do not use art of another people to advertise yourself! :P

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MapleJazz Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Omy gosh that meerkats soo cute!
...O.o wait that birds not dead right??? jk I dont think you'd post dead animal pics..
although that pic does look a little strange.
woxys Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2012
it is not dead :giggle:
Olvium Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
:thumbsup: You are a great fighter for justice, I appreciate this unique quality in people! :hug: And it's great you are all good now, keep getting better!
TearsOfWolf Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Dat spammers...:iconbitchpleaseplz: How pathetic...
Btw, nice photos, I really like the first one. :love:
FairyStoryteller Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2012
Glad to hear you feel better! ^_^
TVD-Photography Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2012  Professional Photographer
I'm happy that you are well again. I wasn't worried you were going to die though but I know it can turn serious so I'm glad you went to the doctors just to be sure :hug:
God-like-thing Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2012  Hobbyist Filmographer
DA fans will probably donate so you can buy an isolation bubble to live in.
No more home bound
woxys Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2012
Zintah Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Yay, I'm glad to hear that you feel better :D :huggle:

I know what you mean. It's really annoying. It's happened to me a lots of times to, also creapy (young mostly) guys who's commenting your art with phrases like: Oh very nice artwork, sweetheart. If you'd like to see mine, please check out my gallery and page, lovely.
Thank's for making a journal including this. I hope it opened the minds of a few people who does this (if they're reading ofc).

Well as I said I'm glad to hear you're feeling better (: Take care now! Cheers!^^
Woodswallow Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Awesome that you do something against people who spam!! :thumbsup:
Lumituisku Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Ehh. I admid that I rarely read any journals but this time I randomly did and not regretting that. Im as well greatly annoued of many kind of spam here on DA. One of spam type I have recently met is FAV+ spamming. Im not good artist and I know that but each time I get FAV it means lot to me and I try to find out what I did well and what not by investicating comment left at my deviation that sadly usually doesnt exist or is just type of spam mentioned here or something less intelligent. More than this it annoyes me that I get favorites from persons who dont favorite since that they like my art but that they get views to their callery. Example person has been on DA for about week. She has over 10 000 favorite devitations, 8 000 pageviews, 1000 comments where everywhere reads "thanks for FAV+" or something like that. Usually that person has several quite poor artpieces. >.< that people have taken view to see what kind artist one is. Its irritating and I think its one of kind spamming.

Its good to hear that youre going well now Woxy, youre after all one of my favorite artist that I keep eyes on. ;) It would make me fustrated to notice you being absend for too long apart your regular posting habits on deviations and journals.
woxys Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2012
it is good to NOT thank for faves :giggle: people who faved your art because they like it do not need any thank you - because FAV is THEIR ,,thank you for creating this" :D

thanks :hug:
Lumituisku Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
At your case you are so right. There is no need to thank for FAVs :)

However I find it somehow reasonable to thank from favorites in some cases. Especially if deviant is new and wants to get more feedback. Its not that reasonable if deviant is already having hunreds of favorites and has well visible succes. At that point commenting at his works begins to be fustrating as well as there is high change that someone has already said same things youre going to say. Or at my case artist is probably so much better that my comment would be piece of noobish trash.

however any kind of spamming is annoing. At my case I dislike faving deviations with no reasoning that one at all likes that artwork. to get better stats >.<

It as well spoils my stats as deviant since those are one of kind spam and not valuable notifications of succes that starting deviants might wish for. (depends from ones attitude of course. o.O Some might actually wish to have any fav+ views and comments.)
FeatherSpiral Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Excellent journal! Take a look at my gallery [link] and check out my Facebook (which I don't even have) here! [link]

Darn, I missed a lot it seems, while I was preoccupied with university problems. But it's good to know you're feeling better (and gonna live ;P).
Get well soon. :la:

As usual, adorable faces with pretty eyes everywhere. Too many for me to pick a favorite. D:
DoxySocks Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I'm glad your feeling better! lucky it wasn't anything serious. I've also seen people do the self advertising thing on youtube as well, but their a bit more blunt about it they will literally say that the video is not as good as their stuff and link to their channel.
exia-4ever33 Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
ignore those people mate DX not worth your time
and get well soon! D:
Valhallia Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2012
So pleased to hear that you're feeling better :happy bounce:
AncaXBre Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
can't take my eyes off the owl's eyes...gosh you captured it so well!
and I'm glad to hear you are feeling better:)
Legolassss Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2012
Nice effect there with the bird and the lion cub :XD:

Aand a fast recovery to you :)
LunarBerry Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Good to hear you feeling better :) It never ceases to amaze me how spammers and scammers are and will do just for a small amount of attention >_>;
Gryffgirl Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2012
I'm so happy that you are feeling better! Really lovely animals! Yes, spammers are annoying--I just delete their notes!
judoFlipp Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2012  Student General Artist
Wow. I am really, really overjoyed that you're doing much better. And I never really heard about spammers before. =-= How amusing. People can be... Strange.
superlionblaze Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Im glad your better!
ScribalWriter Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2012   Traditional Artist
I agree with you completely on spammers. Great job! I hope he learned something.
:hug: I'm very glad to hear you're healthy again!
wolfy987 Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2012
Get well soon!

On the spamming issue, I know how you feel, and I feel the same! It's especially annoying on youtube where they say 'Oh, this video is cool- and so are mine!' and put an entire paragraph on their comment. It just makes you less inclined to visit their page... But yeah...

I really love the sleeping meerkat too, it's adorable! I've always loved meerkats :D
ErinM31 Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2012
:huggle: I wish you a quick and complete recovery! :heart:

And glad you reported that spammer! :thumbsup:
Rukia-Lover Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Oh God... I hate that, too. It's very annoying. I just don't reply to them if they only ask me once. But I've never had anybody nagging to me about it. I just know I will get frustrated, inhale, then exhale and do the right thing and tell them to stop.

BTW, I love Snow Leopards~ That one right there is adorable >.<
leakykarma Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2012
What kind of lizard/reptile is that in the second photo?
SilkenWinds Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Woxys fist I'm so glad to hear you are OK and doing well! I think I may have misunderstood, I thought you'd be in the hospital or something. :blush: But nonetheless salmonella IS serious so I'm glad you had only a weak case and are doing well. :huggle:
And isn't that just the way? You try to be healthy by eating fish and the fish makes you sick! ARG.

Anyway, great new photos!! I always adore your animal photos they are so crisp and beautiful. I'll be requesting some more... :XD:
woxys Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2012
haha, thank you for all, you are cute :D
SilkenWinds Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
:blush: You're welcome!
Skylacine Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2012  Hobbyist
I'm glad that you are feeling better! c: I dont think I can live without salmon o.o
and using other peoples art just for advertising. thats just terrible!! hopefully he will stop.
beautiful shots too! they very are gorgeous. ouo
SuujiiSan Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I know what you mean about spammers, often when I look at deviations from the 8-hour page, I sometimes find these random spam comments saying something that is COMPLETELY irrelevant to the picture, like yesterday some random deviant kept typing "Marry me?" and posting some random link on a bunch of deviations from the 8-hour page yesterday.
I'm so glad to hear you're feeling better! :hug: And those photos are so cute!
Fellmekke Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2012
The person post the same comment every time? Then quickly report them.
Kurokurousagi Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
ZOMGGGGG SUCH CUTE PHOTOS!!!! >W< u take such good picturessssss
DeeOtter Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
That reg legged seriema photo is adorable! I have yet to see one that silly.
Have you eaten salmon before this event?
My boyfriend is allergic to salmon, but he just gets an upset stomach, doesn't sound quite that serious.
woxys Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2012
yes, I have eaten salmon many times - even the same product and also many times! :D I think they just had the one package of a salmon too close to hot summer air or something like this :nod:
DeeOtter Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Hopefully you won't encounter that event again.
Salmon is too yummy to pass up :D
woxys Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2012
definitely! I need to eat sea fish a bit :D
PluckyPooka Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2012
Salmonellosis isn't an allergy. You may be more familiar with the term salmonella as that is what it is usually called in the United States. It is a bacteria that causes food poisoning. If you ever hear people tell you to not eat raw eggs, it is because eggs and poultry are the more common foods that are contaminated by it. Bad kitchen hygiene can spread it to anything. Pet reptiles are known to transfer it to humans as well.
woxys Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2012
that's why it made me so angry - I am so careful about hygiene and not only in kitchen! I wash everything like a racoon XD
DeeOtter Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Yes I know that.
Just throwing out the possibility since I know someone who has an allergic reaction to salmon.
Not saying that it isn't salmonella either.

Did not know that about the reptiles though.
Ayamel Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Glad to hear you're feeling better :)

In the matter of spammers, dA is really, really fast. But for stolen artwork they need weeks or even months. Or nothing happens.
That's really sad, since I think art theft is a greater problem than spamming is.
Nami-Chan1999 Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2012
So happy to hear you're better C: love the photos, especially the white leapord (or at least I think that's what they're called :P)
MusicWolfy333 Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I know how you feel on the spamming part. someone did that whole "OMG! AWESOME PICTURE! check out my stuff too (link)" blah blah blah. So I did that to be nice and turns out the person did that to a lot of people. I felt really sad because I honestly thought someone liked my art outside of just my friends, whom I know say stuff like that to be nice. :shrug: I hate when people do that. It can actually hurt other's feelings and they never even think about it. :'(

ANYWAYS. I'm super glad to hear you're feeling better!
Urasiade Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2012
thosse photos were cute!

I hate spammers D:

oh well.

I loved the meerkat pic the best!

If you ever need to talk to someone about animals and photography, I'm open. I love advice and giving it!
What is your fave animal? I LOVE meerkats, otters, and rodents. Also all felines.

(just random, do you like chinchillas?)
Ravens-Eye-Studio Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
I am so glad that you are feeling better. I have never had salmonella poisoning and would not wish it on anyone, not even my worst enemy. It is good that you are feeling well enough to eat soup!

I agree with you; People who spam are VERY undesirable in the REAL Art community, especially those who use another person's art as their own. THey are lying and, believe me, they will recieve retribution eventually. The Art Gods are not gentle with those types...LOL!

You can count on me to report spammers, too! I haven't seen my work being used where I haven't authorised it to be used. But, I have reported to others about their work being used, especially when I know, without a doubt, that the actual artist forbids it.

I have to mention to you that the last picture in this journal is ADORABLE! That little lion cub appears to be discovering the trees and sky. :heart:
DanTR Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2012  Student General Artist
Hehe, welcome back! And it's good that you're feeling better.

And, those spammers are truly annoying. Instead of making good arts and letting the people see it for themselves, they do those stupid comments.
GottaLoveMushrooms Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2012
Glad you're feeling better!

Oh I hate when people do that, it's so annoying.
TrickyCreature Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I'm happy you are recovering. I know that salmonellosis is no fun at all. So I'm happy you're with us again.

Terrible. Well, I hate spammers, too. But I've got to make another comment, if I'm allowed to:
On some days there are SO many beautiful, gorgeous, cute, wonderful images that one runs out of compliments. So it may not be spamming if somebody just says "Nice" or "OMFG - that's just incredible!"under different deviations.

But I must also confess I hate attention whores who write: 2Hi, love your stuff. Please fave me on twitter, fakelook, myspace, youtube..." And their art looks like dog poo (in my humble opinion)
That's just my 50 ct.
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