|KukkiisArt had been an active member of the DeviantArt community for almost 4 years.|
She had created many o' varied works of art -- beautiful and stylish photography, charming sketches and fully colored pieces featuring male beauty, tasteful nudity, flexibility of the human body, adorable chibis, pixel-art emoticons free for the DeviantArt community to use, and much, much more...
She had been available for commissions and had been doing them successfully for the few recent months.
But most of all, she was a great friend to many people, and a close, dear friend to me and a few others.
On the 24th December, 2014, it took an anonymous member of the DeviantArt staff 15 minutes to completely ruin her account. He or she marked most of the violations twice just to double the overall count, marked 4 work-in-progress stages of the very same drawing as 4 separate violations, and marked about 20 completely private items on Sta.sh as violations of the DeviantArt rules. That summed up to over 30 violations, while only 3-4 works were actually removed from her DeviantArt gallery, 2 of which were posted many years ago. She had tried to appeal to the DeviantArt court 4 times but because of so many faked violations she only had got a short answer:
"Given the volume of content removed from your account we will not be reactivating your profile at this time."
It was a complete shock to all of us that -- mainly because of the use of the Sta.sh site -- her lifework had been destroyed like this.
Deviants who come after us -- please always check what you post on Sta.sh by the very same standards as you do with your main gallery. You can be banned if you post something "wrong", even if you think you're the only one who sees it. They can see it all. The same goes for private Notes. Be careful and stay safe
I myself tried to contact the Help Desk and describe the situation in detail, but only got a short message from an admin that "the banned user must contact the Help Desk personally", and when I tried to explain that KukkiisArt had contacted the Help Desk multiple times already but they just wouldn't want to listen to her, the admin ignored me and marked my ticket as "successfully solved". When I tried to re-open it and ask if they marked it so by mistake, they simply marked it as "successfully solved" once again without any other reaction. When I tried to submit a new ticket, I found out that the Help Desk is now blocking me and I can no longer submit ANY tickets - DeviantArt simply resets my connection whenever I try to submit anything to the Help Desk.
The admin who had banned her had done everything to make sure she could never be reactivated again. He had not just punished her to the possible maximum, but even double-marked the same violations 2-4 times to punish her 2-4 times more than what was physically possible, so now nobody on the DeviantArt team is no fool to assist her...
Rest in peace, Kukkii. You're not the type of person who will be easily forgotten.