So a few days ago, this less than a week old group we-r-minecrafters.deviantart.c…
started requesting that most of my better Minecraft photos be showcased in their group gallery. I took a look at their group before hitting yes, just to see what the group was about first. Most of the photos at that time were minecraft build screenshots taken from within minecraft itself, and I figured it wouldn't be a super great fit for my 3D art. So I declined. About an hour later, I received another request on the same image. I ignored it, because I was busy at the time. Came back a few hours later, to have ANOTHER duplicate request on that same photo, plus an invite to the group.
This went on for a couple of days with various photos. And eventually I just accepted one to stop the endless requests. And it continued. I've received 5 separate invites from the group asking me to join them after repeatedly saying I was not interested, (and I don't even know how many requests on my photos) and declining them. Its to the point now that if I receive a single request more from them, I will personally contact Deviant Art to report them for harassment if that's what it takes.
It gets better though, trust me.
I went on the groups page a few minutes ago, to ask them to stop requesting me to join their group, and that I was fine with them showcasing the photos, but I had no interest in joining the group. (I just don't join many groups as a general rule so my messages count doesn't get too crazy.) The admin/owner of the group then replied back in a barely readable statement, basically accusing me of only wanting advertising from him. AFTER HE REQUESTED THAT MY ART BE IN HIS GROUP.
His exact statement for those who are wondering: "you not alright with showcasing u r alright with advertising AND YOU GOT NO RESPECT"
Upon doing research on the guy and his group, the guy's first language isn't english. Hes a russian YouTuber (with 31 subs as of now) who for some reason decided to make a minecraft group on DA, and is amassing anything pertaining to minecraft in his gallery.
His Channel: www.youtube.com/channel/UC11r0…
So if anybody reading this gets a request from this group. Decline it and move on. Its a waste of your time, and its run by some jerk who believes he's doing you a favor by spamming you with useless requests.
And as a side note, they have also been requesting my friend
's art be in their gallery aswell. And upon looking at the comments in their group, I'm not the only one being harassed by them.
Just received my 6th invite to join the group. They don't know when enough is enough.
Here is photo proof of the group requesting me join them AFTER I declined them once already. Keep in mind both of these requests were from just today.
So, most of you guys probably know
But, this group requested quite a bit more of her art today. She declined with this message:
Because of how poorly you have treated one of my friends, and how poorly you have treated others, I will not accept any requests for my artwork to be accepted into the gallery. I am giving you a heads up so you can please no longer request for any of my work to be put in the gallery.
If you want artwork in the gallery, please stop spamming people and being a jerk when they say no for personal reasons.
Have a nice day.
She received this response:
LOL YOU WILL PUT YOU HEAD Up! LOL no one cares about you! there like 1 million of people and like 1 billion of pictures about minecraft so go away! And stop acting hard!
He's really trying hard to make people like him. So please, do not associate with this group. Its run by a total douche.