Someone responded to my appeal of the appeal and escalated it to their supervisor.
I am only suspended for 2 weeks!
“You have been suspended from deviantART for 1w 6d 23h 46m 14s with a reason of Re-submission of content previously deleted by staff.”
I think they must have dug deeper into my records and found a few things not-so-kosher with them.
They were also swayed by the support everyone has shown for me on DA!
I need a nap now… but a happy nap now!
Original post below…
I feel sick…
I just got the response to my appeal and the main reasons I got the ban WAS the thumbnail. But that is not all.
Despite behaving myself for 2 months, they still thought they should ban me anyhow.
Why jump to ban?
They said I had already had been suspended a few times before.
This is news to me.
I have never been suspended!
I have been a deviant for 7 years and I am pretty sure I would have noticed having my account suspended and taking it as a warning of possible future actions if I had not behaved.
In fact I would have changed the purpose of my account on Deviantart altogether.
It felt like I was unexpectedly being punched in the stomach when I was extending my hand to them in appreciation and agreement.
It felt like DA was saying: “We know you have been sincere and see you have behaved… but we don’t care about the fact you have changed and you promised not to be a problem anymore… we are going to ban you now and not give you a chance to prove yourself.”
Whatever… do what you want.
I really don’t care right now.
They aren’t giving me a chance because of some made-up “suspensions”… so I am really fucked for another month… when they say I can try to appeal the ban again…
Mythical suspensions they pulled out of thin air…
Right now I want to just go to bed…
… for maybe a month…
…dream of a miracle perhaps…