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January 9, 2013


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dA cheaters

Wed Jan 9, 2013, 2:03 PM
I felt as if I needed to do this. Not really for my sake but for the sake of others. Especially the ones who host giveaways, kiribans etc.

So, I hosted my first kiriban to have it be cheated to get caught. Definitely a great first kiriban experience... Now, I want to talk about it to the dA community to warn you about cheaters on deviantArt.


Kiriban cheaters are the most common cheaters you'll find on dA; you should watch out for those. The method these type of cheaters will use are:
:bulletred: Use of a page view bot
:bulletred: Editing the number of page views with the use of another program.

I would advise making your kiriban number something random rather than something specific. (It'll be much harder for them to get it.) Or just don't do kiribans at all.

The second kind of cheater on dA is the giveaway cheater. They usually have one method of cheating which is:
:bulletred: Entering with multiple accounts.

I would recommend you set a rule for entering contests. Something like "no entering if account is less than a month old" or "no plz, point or default avatar accounts." This may help a little bit but not that much. Giveaway cheaters are hardest to catch.

The last kind of cheater is contest cheaters. This are the easiest to catch. They only have one method, which is:
:bulletred: Stealing or modifying art to use as their own.

For these types of cheaters I would recommend just using a website to find the original image. Tinyeye does it pretty well, But with modified images, it'll be much harder. You just have to hope that the image is popular enough to be noticed by somebody.

For those of you that host contests and want to stay away for the cheaters, here's a list of the dA cheaters I know. (If you know more, just send them to me so I can add to the list.)
zaqer Singl13 Dark-Arctic-Fox <-- All the same person.
SOYUNICA KillThatSpider

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GelliiAce Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
i'll keep this in mind once i do a giveaway again!

tbh, i never thought of making a rule like "no entering if account is less than a month old" and i think that's a pretty good idea. i did post "deviants who dont have any artworks submitted" as one my rules before...

cheaters are just really... -___-
it makes me disappointed that some people would cheat just to get what they want and then there's these people who play fair. worse is, if the cheater wins. ><
NovemberHarrins Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2013  Student
Seriously? That's just sad... I was really looking forward to seeing who got the Kiriban! Well, selfish people are everywhere, I suppose... I'm sorry your Kiriban turned out that way.
k-i-w-i-t-u-r-t-l-e Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
How can you tell if it's the same person? :O
Flipster-Wolfie Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
thanks for the warning
DemonicRhino Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2013  Student General Artist
what are kiribans?
dully101 Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
You know the page view counter on a deviant page?
Well, some people like specific numbers like 2000 or something. These people giveaway art or points to anyone who is the 2000'th person to visit their page. Usually they ask for a screen shot of the number to show that you really caught it.
DemonicRhino Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2013  Student General Artist
ok, thanks!
dully101 Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
NP :)
44redz Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
OMG,Thanks For Warning.
21stUser Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2013  Student Artist
It really is sad when people have to lie, hurt and cheat their way to the top.
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