ATTENTION TO ALL GROUP OWNERS!!!
Bots have been going around targeting groups, spamming them with join requests and even surpassing voting processes. Joined groups will have their art, designs and so forth stolen and/or members get herassed. It also targets ANY affiliations a group has, and guess what? Our group was targeted!!
Since xXOriginal-SpeciesXx has alot of afiliations, PLEASE be on the lookout for any bot mentioned in this journal!!
Warning if you own/run groups, new bots found-WARNING-WARNING-WARNING-
If you got a notification of this account joining your group: https://universartist.deviantart.com/
please block and kick them from your group, ASAP!
How do I report a spam bot?
Here's the link to file a report: https://help.deviantart.com/contact/?category=7
- Be sure to mention the FAQ they're violating about spamming. https://help.deviantart.com/263/ I mention the FAQ a user is violating, and I tend to get more successful reports.
- Also mention this FAQ: https://help.deviantart.com/295/ and mention they're by passing "Vote-in" process and automatically letting themselves in anyways.
How to I block someone from a group?
If you're a founder/co-founder with these permissions, here's how you block people from joining and interacting in your group:
1.) go to "Admin area" in the top tags on your group page
2.) Click "Manage members" on the left o
Furthermore, ALWAYS check a new member's account!! Alwayss!!!