DeviantART removed the raffle contest entry. You can't ever offer any form of the raffle, not matter which price you put in. They will always find a reason to remove it, if not worse, suspend you /or/ banishing your account for doing this. I'm really sick of the admins here. I'll be looking for a new art website This is seriously getting out of control. With this, deviantART is officially DEAD! I'm going to start a boycott if it's possible, but I doubt anything will be done about it. Now I don't know is this just a joke or not. But after seeing a CommunityOPS blog about this, I don't know what should I trust! Okay, so the latest unwanted DeviantArt update is "Points and/or currency cannot be awarded in any raffle, contest or giveaway."
If you've now decided to forbid raffles too, you seriously need to update this. And send an official statement to the community. Because this is clearly a new thing. There have been huge raffles in
So I found these helpdesk snippits today and it shows a rule dA has regarding Contests and raffles. So I looked into this further. I found a few other journals on the matter that people are having their raffles/contests taken down because of this rule. Raffles, contests, and other giveaways cannot offer points or other forms of currency as a prize.
There is no clear rule I can find in the points policy or in the FAQ's that dA provides. The only thing mentioned that's close is FAQ #894: Can I run a lottery for Points on DeviantArt?
which states that you cannot run a lottery for points on dA. I wish there was a more in depth rule somewhere in the policies but I cannot dig it up. The blog mentioned in the FAQ can be found here communityops.deviantart.com/bl…
Please be careful when creating contests and raffles. Make them non point/money oriented and they should be fine.
I mainly wanted to address this for manajiwinp
since they are hosting a wonderful 2P Hetalia contest with a lot of cool prizes. Sadly the point prizes need to be revised to something else due to the policy dA has. Last thing I want is someone to get in trouble because dA is paranoid that some illegal activity may happen.
Thank you for reading and share your opinions below. Spread the word too about dA's policy on using points and money as prizes for raffles/contests. It seems not many know about this.