I'll admit that I easily misinterpret things people say. Okay, so "theft" is the proper word for physically stealing, and "copyright infringement" is the proper way to term the theft of digital work. But even when they say they will work with their users and take down anything that infringes copyright (in other words, copies other artists' work and posts it as their own, traces over it, recolors it, etc), they don't. Even when artists SHOW EVIDENCE that their work was copied or traced, admins do not care, and that is just wrong.
Misunderstandings aside, DA's still dug its grave for me long ago. This place just isn't safe anymore. Most users on here think that reposting others' art and claiming it as their own is okay when it's not, which is a load of malarkey. The site is too carefree about this and it's about time I do what's "right for my art" and protect it by posting it someplace safer.
So, I can say with utmost confidence that I hardly will be on DA anymore (at least on this account). The site obviously does not care for its users and their work, despite trying to look like they do, which is absolutely atrocious.
I'll be storing all of my deviations, now, and I won't be posting anything new here. If you really want to see any future work from me, or want to be able to contact me more efficiently, send me a note and I will give you my art tumblr. I'm gonna be hiding all of my links because I feel I can't trust any users on DA, either, knowing that more and more art thieves appear on this site and go unpunished as the days fly by. I'll only be lurking around now. Take care of yourselves, everyone.