#deletelater"Can I make my DeviantArt profile private or block someone from viewing my profile?
No. All DeviantArt profiles are public and accessible to anyone, both logged in and logged out. Anything you post on a public website, such as DeviantArt.com, is available to anyone with Internet access; as such, all public posts can be archived, searched, and displayed by Google or any other search engine. If you do not want specific information to be searchable, then we encourage you not to post that information publicly online, as all such information can be viewed by anyone. There is no way to block a deviant from viewing your page, as logging out would allow anyone to circumvent this block."
Well, they do have a point. There's always that thing I tell myself:"Think before you click"
Because even if you delete things off the net, websites keep information that you may or may not be aware of. They are indeed archived as data even if you may not see them anymore."There is no such thing as a free lunch"
Making accounts online is free, but at what cost? Information. Why do you think surveys are very rare these days and they know just what to advertise to you? Be careful of giving out any information; choose them wisely. While it's fine to interact in social media, try not to give out your whole life to it.However
Even if I do agree with certain points there, I admit that it was a little cheeky. Blocking feels unsafe because people CAN STILL SEE YOU and have FULL ACCESS to view your stuff.
Logging out can circumvent it, but I think people choosing to share their profiles private can help.
If dA can make like FB and put status on profiles, I'm sure there can be a workaround to making private/public profiles, or at least make broader options for keeping certain things private.
I suppose all I can think of is that there are certain people who, regardless of what to share, will look at your stuff and find fault in EVERYTHING you post. Or just look at your stuff out of intrigue, stalking, etc. In such cases, that means you pretty much can't share ANYTHING anymore without that underlying feeling of being watched.
There WILL be people like that, it's unavoidable. But the thing is, I would prefer to minimize it as much as possible. Hopefully there will be a workaround to it.Bottom line,
I sincerely hope the blocking system gets improved and there will be considerations for more options to privacy.MORE LIKE THIS
For browsing convenience,
I'd also like to request that the MORE LIKE THIS feature can get filtered, like:
you can block certain art/artists you would rather not see, as in blacklisting in MORE LIKE THIS, but NOT
blocking them in totality. Meaning, not necessarily blocking interaction altogether.
You would just rather not see unrelated/unpreferred art attached to your own art in MORE LIKE THIS, and you'd just like to see what you want or prefer.
Think "mature content" availability. It's filtering them out in a similar manner, except with categories, tags, artists, etc. Not "blocking", but "filtering out".Again, these are just personal suggestions.
I know people will have different preferences and opinions, but I'd like to voice out my own preferences.
Thank you and best regards to the staff, please keep dA a safe place and I hope that it will still be all about the art (and not merely "popularity") as it was years ago. Please have a good day!