It is well within the group's rights to block any individual from interacting with the group. The group also has the right to decide its own blocking policies. These are written under deviantArt's ToS
and Etiquette Policy
."Keep in mind that Group administrators may determine their own rules and privileges for deviants who participate in the Group and as a general rule we will not become involved in any disputes between Group members, between Group administrators or between one or another Group unless there is a clear violation of our own policies, rules and terms. We suggest you use good judgment and decency in all of your Group interactions as well as exercising the same cautions you would use in any Internet exchanges with individuals who you may not know." - Etiquette Policy
Any deviant found breaking our group rules will be blocked from the group. The time length of this block varies by what group rule has been broken.
There will be no warnings or notifications if a deviant is blocked from the group.
If a deviant continually breaks the group rules, they will be permanently blocked from the group.
Below you will find the current list of what will cause a deviant to be blocked from the group and the duration of the block.● Double Posts
A double post is when a deviant posts a comment asking for llamas within a few moments of a previous comment. An example of this would be a deviant asking for llamas in one comment, then a few seconds later asking the bot for a "list" of deviants. (Note: We understand that deviantArt can post twice on its own, this is easily identified by a posts comment as they will have the exact same time. Double posts generated by deviants have different times.)○ Block Duration: 1 week.● Posting Under 30 Mins.
Posts that are made by the same deviant that have comments posted under 30 minutes after a previous post will be blocked. This is to allow others to post comments and have their comment seen by other deviants. Doing this multiple times will change the offense to spamming.○ Block Duration: 1 week.● Advertisements
The only comments we accept on our group's main page are those asking for llamas in exchange for llamas. This means that any comments promoting something other than the equal trading of llama badges are not acceptable. You cannot ask for points, favorites, comments, watches, commissions, art requests, or promote contests, deviant profiles, other websites, galleries, journals, and anything that does not simply ask llamas for llamas.○ Block Duration: 3 months.● Spamming / Comment Flooding
Spamming or comment flooding are comments that are posted continuously. he reason for these comments could be to annoy, troll, or generally be malicious or the deviant seeks increased attention over others. These types of comments are unacceptable. This is also referring to comment replies as well. You do not need to reply tell deviants you have given them a llama, they know through their notifications.○ Block Duration: 3 months.● Excessive Icons
Use of excessive icons is considered a form of spamming. While we understand that icons are a way to make your comment unique, there is no need for a person to use icons to leave large comments with icons that have - to be blunt - annoying animations. For this reason we will consider comments that use more than 10
icons to be excessive.○ Block Duration: 3 months.● Bot Abuse
Abusing the bots functions in order to create spam or break the bot is highly against the rules. The bot is here due to a partnership, we do not run it nor control it, but we will protect it.○ Block Duration: 3 months.
(*These are subject to change with no notification.)
We have hidden the moderators of this group due to deviants sending us notes on our personal accounts for group matters instead of sending group notes or noting the group's deviant account LlamaKingBot
. While you can see who posts journals and if you research really hard, you could find the group moderators, we do not want to be contacted through our profiles for group related things.
We know that if you are blocked, you cannot interact with the group. So, how would you contact the moderators about being blocked from the group?
You may send a note to LlamaKingBot
Please note that LlamaKingBot
isn't checked every single day, so it may take a few days for you to receive a reply to your note! Please also understand that sending a note about being blocked does not guarantee you will be unblocked. It simply means your block will be reviewed and you will be in contact with a group moderator who you discuss your block with.