Link for the mods: >>2218387
Also, what is the reason that DragonMan has no artist badge? He has a user link. Proof
Because they had a DNP and a non public link and only uploaded their images anonymously so everyone thought someone was violating their DNP but it was the artist themselves and we finally got to where we are now and the artist is ok with us de-anoning their own uploads of their own art so people don't think it's a violation of their DNP and report them any more, but we haven't gotten to a point where publicly awarding them badges is ok because maybe they might go anon again.
Case by case. I don't know if people really grasp what we mean when we say stuff like this is case by case.
Certainly not every artist is unique, but there is a lot of room for variances in the system.
2LDR: this is what the artist is happy with, and additional changes like publicly viewable badges is still being discussed. Right now the ball is in their court, so we aren't going to change anything.
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