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Questions about Donations
Question: Don't feature me anymore
Answer: If you wish to cancel your feature at any time, leave a comment on my profile with the word "terminate" in it. You will be removed from the featured section. Any points remaining in your feature(s) will be refunded to the original donor
Question: What do I get if I donate 50 points or more? As I will give you 100 Points, they will return to the 25%?
Answer: If you donate points as described in the Feature Guidelines you will be featured to receive watchers, favs and llama badges. If you donate 100 points or more, you will receive 25% more activity as described in the Promotion Guidelines
Question: How long do I get featured when I donate 100 points? How do I get featured on your page? How much is it to get featured on your page? What happens if I donate 20 points? I donated points earlier and was featured for a brief time in the watch/fav/llama portion of your page; why was I removed from it?
Answer: Features are based on the number of watchers, favs and llama badges received, not a set duration of time. Donors are removed from the featured list when they have received the amount of activity that matches their donation. Donate points and you will be featured for the given cumulative value of watch/fav/llamas; you get more activity when you donate 100 points or more [guidelines] [promotion]. The minimum donation is 20 points [minimum]
Question: why am i not on the feature list yet? Im still not on the feature list >.<
Answer: Once a donation is received, a note is sent out confirming the transaction. If you receive such a note, your donation has been properly processed and your avatar now appears in the featured list. The featured list is sorted by the number of points remaining in each donor's feature (those about to be removed appear at the end). It is possible your avatar appears in the middle of the list and may not be immediately evident.
Question: If I donate something to you, and tick the box that says "I want my donation to only be visible to dAhub", will I still be able to get featured underneath the headings in your donation box, assuming that I type in feature me etc?
Answer: Yes. Donors may give points through the Donation Widget on my profile page (publicly or anonymously) or through the "Give" button; all donations are processed in the same way. [details]
Question: Sorry for the inconvenience but I just donated 100points for the option of a feature but forgot to enter the term "feature me"
Answer: If a donation message is not included with the donation, or if the donation message cannot be understood, the default service is to feature the donor in all three sections: Watch, Fav and Llamas. To change your feature settings, follow the instructions in the "Correcting a Mistake" section of the Standard Feature Guidelines
Question: I just sent in 800 points. forgot to say they are for watches. I want watches. only watches.
Answer: To modify which headings you appear under, follow the instructions under the "Correcting a Mistake" section of the Standard Feature Guidelines
Question: When I am on the feature list and donate more points when I am still in the feature list,get they added to the other points?
Answer: Yes, donations are added together. The resulting feature is for the sections specified in the most recent donation. If you initially donated 20 points with the donation comment "feature me watch" and then later donated 1 point for "feature me fav" while you were still featured under the watch section, you would then appear under only the fav section for a service of 21 points [guidelines] [promotion]
Question: i just got a note saying that i receved 150 watches, but i gave 200 points? im missing 50 then right? and then the 25% also. please fix
Answer: Please note that watchers, favs and llama badges are not given one-per-point. The transaction rates for each action can be found under the "Transaction Rates" section [here]
Question: Is it possible to donate extra to be featured around the start of the list? Like at the top?
Answer: The featured list is sorted by the number of points remaining in each donor's feature (those about to be removed appear at the end). Users who donate more points will appear higher in the list.
Question: How do you make a group to be featured?
Answer: To feature a group, follow the instructions in the "Group Features" section here: [details]
Question: Can I feature another user/friend?
Answer: Yes, to feature a friend, follow the instructions in the "Friend Features" section here: [details]
Question: When I'm featured in the "Favs" section and someone clicks on my icon to be taken to my gallery, they see my most favourited work all the time. This is old work of mine, I would rather them see my recent art. Is there anyway you will be able to change it so that the gallery settings are different?
Answer: To feature a specific gallery or deviation, follow the instructions in the "Feature a Specific Deviation or Gallery" section here: [details]
Question: How much points do you have to give to be on the featured list forever? how do I get a permanent feature?
Answer: Currently no service is offered to feature users forever. The Exclusive Feature lists users for up to one year [details]
Question: What if someone watches an user for points then unwatches the user later and watches the user again for more points?
Answer: Earners will only receive points for the first time they conduct an action. Any additional activity beyond the limits specified in the guidelines is not counted.
Question: I'm wondering, why am I not receiving the full amount of watchers I should get now? I donate 200 points and I get 150 watchers. It clearly says on your page that you get 25% more free if I donate over 100 points Yet I am receiving 25% LESS, meaning that I lost 50% of all my donations. It's being clear that when I should be getting 25% free, you are actually taking 25% of what I donate, and not giving me anything for it.
Answer: Watchers are not given one-per-point. The standard rate for watchers is 0.6 watch per point [guidelines]. However, with a 25% bonus on donations at or over 100 points, that rate is increased to 0.75 watch per point [guidelines]. For a 200 point donation that becomes: 200 points * 0.75 watch per point = 150 watchers
Question: I've donated 300 points for llamas. When I asked for a balance within a minute it said I had 285 points remaining.
I'm not sure if this is right
Answer: When a donation is received, 5% is immediately deducted and sent to users in the Referral Network. This does not affect how many watch/fav/llamas you will receive, only how many points you can receive back if you ask for a refund.
Question: I recently made 3 separate donations of 300 points each, one to appear in the + watch list, one to appear in the Add to Favorites list and one to appear in the Give llama list. For some reason I only got one note, and my avatar only appears on the Give llama list. Why is that?
Answer: The bot combines points donated for the Standard Feature into a single feature and uses the settings listed in your most recent donation. In this case, you now have a 900 point feature for llamas. To modify your feature to appear under all three headers, you can donate 1 point and include the text "feature me watch fav llama" in the donation message (the 20 point minimum only applies to starting a feature, not editing a feature that is currently running). You will then have a 901 point feature to appear under the watch, fav and llama sections. This process is referred to as "Order Stacking" in the "Details" section of the [quidelines]
Questions about Earning Points
Question: How old does my account have to be to get points?
Answer: Two weeks. Details about the Activity and Eligibility Requirements can be found here: Earning Points Guidelines
Question: If I watch the users in the Donation Widget, will I get points?
Answer: Yes, if you watch the users in the "watch" section. However, for example, watching users that are only listed in the "llama" section (and do not appear in the "watch" section) will not earn you any points. You will receive points for watching users in the "watch" section. You will receive points for faving the works of users listed in the "fav" section. You will receive points for sending llama badges to users in the "llama" section. Carrying out an action for a user not listed for it will not earn you points. You must leave a comment on my profile page dAhub when you are done to be reimbursed points. Please refer to this [journal]
Question: do i have to watch, fav AND give a llama to a user to receive points or can i just do 1 out of the 3 things?
Answer: To earn points watch the users under the "Watch" section, fav the users under the "Fav" section and/or give llama badges to the users in the "Llama" section. There is no minimum and no requirement you must do all three actions. For example, you may llama one user and receive the corresponding number of points for that action
Question: If I watch you, will you give me points?
Answer: No, points are not given for watching, faving or sending llama badges to the dAhub account itself. You may watch this account to be notified of updates, but no points will be given for this action.
Question: how many points do you earn Per Watch. How many points Per Fave. and how many Points per Llama?
Answer: See the "Examples" section [here]
Question: should i write a comment after every time i watch/fav/lama or can i do it once after few days?
Answer: Please leave one comment after you give watches, favs and llama badges. When you leave a comment all your activity is checked and your balance is updated. If you do not leave a comment within about a day, your activity may be lost and you will not receive points for your activity. Please only leave one comment at a time (wait for a reply before leaving a new comment); do not leave a comment for every watch, fav and llama badge you give.
Question: If I have given a watch/fav/llama to a user a long time ago, will I still earn the points?
Answer: The bot only checks for new activity within the past few days when determining the points to be awarded.
Question: Can I fav people her art again?
Answer: You may only fav the artwork of someone in the "fav" section two times. Once you have added two favs from that user to your favorites, you will never be able to obtain points from that user again for favs. If that user's feature ends and then they choose to renew, the favs you gave that user are retained. In exactly the same way watching and llama'ing users can be done only once in exchange for points from each donor.
I looked at a couple of Donators featured there, and I'm unclear as to just what I'm supposed to Fave... one link took me to a specific folder, another took me to the Featured section...
Answer: You may receive points for faving up to two artworks for each donor, regardless of where the donor's avatar links to. Donors may choose to have their avatar link to a certain gallery or deviation to encourage more favs in a subset of their gallery.
Question: Can you get points from fav/llama/watching the people in the "exclusive feature" section?
Answer: Points are only granted for giving activity to the users in the donation widget. The Exclusive Feature section is separate and distinct from the Standard Feature in the donation widget.
Question: I want to know what "I will send you 5% of the points of any users who visit my page because of your referral" Means!
Answer: When a donation is received, the bot checks who the user is watching. If you are on the dAhub referral list and the watch list of a donor, then you are entitled to a portion of the points the donor gave. When you encourage your watchers to donate points to my account, you receive a share of their donation [details]
Question: how many points do i get per day from the link
Answer: When posting a journal as described in the [Referral Network Guidelines], the number of points earned each month is not a fixed rate. Rather, earnings are calculated based on the number of points your watchers donate after you post the journal.
Question: I haven't been as active as I usually would be on Deviantart as of late. Today I gave llamas and a small amount of favourite and left a message. In the bot reply, it said "Sorry, your account does not meet the LONG TERM activity requirements necessary for earning points for watch, fav and llamas. You must INTERACT with users outside dAhub for an extended period of time to be eligible to earn points." But, in the same message, it mentioned I had earned 1 point and I received a notice stating I had earned 1 point. I'm unsure as to whether I was meant to receive that 1 point.
Answer: It's possible to receive points other than through the watch/fav/llama system. When you comment, the system polls your Referral Network balance, combines that with your Remaining Balance and, if there are any full points owed to you, gives you those immediately. That code was added to enable users to receive points as quickly as possible rather than having to wait for weekly payouts from the Referral Network.
Question: What does the 'remaining balance' mean?
Answer: The points awarded for each watch/fav/llama are not strictly integers, there are fractional points given as well. After giving watch/fav/llamas, the user receiving the points often has an integer number of points earned, but also a fractional portion too. The deviantART platform does not support the transfer of fractional points, thus whenever a user has a fractional point left over, this remaining sum is stored in the program's database until the next time this user gives watch/fav/llamas and earns more points. The retention of this fractional point is referred to as the "remaining balance". This balance is added to the next group of points earned.
Question: My account was flagged for being an alternate account, points account, etc, but this is my home account/only account, what should I do?
Answer: To earn points for watch/fav/llamas you must meet the eligibility requirements. This restriction does not apply to donors or users in the referral network. Please note the eligibility requirements are separate and distinct from the activity requirements. If you are told you do not meet the eligibility requirements, I'm sorry, but you are ineligible to earn points with this account, this is a permanent status. If you believe your account was erroneously flagged for violating the eligibility requirements, the ban will still stand. No exceptions (this includes you) will be made under any circumstances. Whining and complaining will not change this rule. If you have been flagged under this rule, accept the fact you will not receive any points from my account and enjoy the rest of the site.
Question: My account is not yet active for the activity meter or old enough for the eligibility requirement, but can I still donate to be on the watch list?
Answer: Yes you may. The activity and eligibility requirements only pertain to earning points, not to donations.
Question: I have saw that people who weren't on DA for more than two weeks weren't allowed to get points. However, I just moved form my other account that was 2 years old. Can I still have points, or I can't ? I switched accounts and this is my home now. What do I have to do to prove it?
Answer: Sorry, the two-week age restriction applies to all accounts. Please return in a few days when your current account is old enough and you will be eligible to earn points
Question: My profile is complete, and I am active. I don't understand why I'm flagged as inactive
Answer: To earn points for watch/fav/llamas you must meet the activity requirements. This restriction does not apply to donors or users in the referral network. Please note the activity requirements are separate and distinct from the eligibility requirements. For the activity requirements, your activity level is compared against other active users - if your long term activity level is too low you will be considered inactive. If you are told you do not meet the activity requirements, you must interact with other users outside of dAhub to boost your activity level. This includes commenting on artwork, joining groups, watching users, posting artwork, faving work, etc.
Question: what is the minimum amount of deviations, comments, critiques, forum posts and favourites needed to earn points? why my activity is too low? It says I don't meet the activity requirements to earn points, but I've used dAhub just fine before.
Answer: The activity filter looks at nearly all the information presented on a user's profile page but focuses on changes over the past few weeks. The algorithm compares each metric against the typical activity of common active users and computes a cumulative score for the given user. If a user ranks too low on this scale, they are considered inactive. There is no fixed minimum quantity of activity for comments, deviations, etc, just a cumulative total (a deficiency in the number of deviations posted recently could be rectified by posting more comments, for example).
This profile has historically faced a large number of fake accounts requesting points. Users earn points with their home account and then turn around and attempt to earn points with alternate accounts, old accounts (eg abandoned in order to change the username), plz accounts, point accounts, role play accounts, etc. The activity filter has been put in place to remove these accounts from the service. By removing these accounts, donors are assured that the accounts giving watch/fav/llamas are of at least a standard caliber, and that activity is not 'fake'. By ensuring a minimum quality to this service, donors are more likely to donate, ensuring points continue to be distributed among real users.
I apologize to those who are flagged by this requirement and are frustrated by this rule. I recognize it is an imperfect process, and I sympathize with those who ultimately forgo receiving points because other users have abused the system, but this is a necessary measure given the conditions this account operates under.
Question: Do I need to make my recent activity public to be considered active?
Answer: Whether you have your recent activity is set as public or private will not affect the activity level assessment.
Question: I didn't meet the activity requirement, but do my favs/watches/llamas still count? does the opportunity to earn points expire?
Answer: Once you are recognized as an active member, the watch/fav/llamas you have given will be reimbursed based on the users who are featured at that time. If you watch a featured user before you are considered active, and they are removed from the featured list before you are recognized as an active user, you will not be given points for this action. Additionally, the bot only collects activity from the past few days, it is possible activity that was given too long ago may not be found.
Question: What else can I do to get points? Can you earn points in any other way than watching, faving, and llamaing?
Answer: After you have given watch/fav/llamas [details], you may post a journal [details]. Contests are held periodically, you are welcome to participate in them when they are offered. Additional services are being developed, please watch this account to be notified of new ways to get points.
Question: Do you donate points? Can I have points? Can you donat points to my pool please? gife me pelas 500 ponits pelsas, pelas gifem me 500 pnots onder 300 ponits. is there somthing i can do to get 3000 points, i really need them badly. please please can you give me soe points. Hello Can I Have 200 Points? excuse me...can I have 1700 points please or at least 900 points? plis give me like 10 points. can u give me a premuim or points? Can you please give me free premium Membership? Can I get 500 points please Its urgent. I'm not begging im just asking. please can i have points! POENTS GIMME GIMME GIMME. GIVE ME PREMUM MEMBER SHIP NOW. GIVE ME POINTS!
Answer: Points are given to users that earn them. Users that do not follow the guidelines stated on my profile will not earn points. Please read [this]
Question: id like to request that you will not visit my page any more. its fairly annoying to see it on my page
Answer: Please leave a comment on my profile page with the word "blacklist" in it and you will no longer be visited for promotional purposes. Note that if you have posted journal(s) or updated your signature as part of the Referral Network, the bot may continue to occasionally visit your page to donate points.
Question: The bot replied that I was "blacklisted". My comment does contain the word "visit"... so what exactly happened and how can I change it?
Answer: If you received a bot reply that stated you have been added to the "blacklist", there is nothing to be concerned about, this list simply stops the bot from occasionally visiting your page for advertising purposes; this does not affect any point transactions on dAhub
Question: Are you an actual person? Because you make me feel like I am talking to a metal headed, no blood, robot, with all the auto messages
Answer: The dAhub account is handled by one human user and a bot. The bot answers all routine tasks such as donations and requests for points. To learn more, please read the About Me section
Question: Do you actually work for DeviantArt? I noticed you give away points. You must be a moderator/staff/admin
Answer: I am not a staff member. I am not affiliated with deviantART. I am a standard user like you but employ a bot to automate my interactions with users. My operations are in compliance with the dA ToS as described here [details]
Question: what is bot
Answer: A bot is a software program that automates repetitive tasks. The dAhub bot is a program running on one computer that exchanges data with deviantART to post comments, give out points, send notes, feature users, etc.
Question: How did you set-up the bot? How do you make a bot like dAhub? How do you get or make a auto bot?
Answer: You can read more about the bot used on this account [here]. The software created for this account is closed source. If you would like to create your own bot, start with an open source chat bot through #Botdom
Bot Ownership Guide
FAQ #510: What is a bot, and how can I get one?
Question: How did u came up with that idea? And what is your reason? I´m just interested.
This was a proof of concept to see if a points account could be run without loosing money (if you look closely at other accounts like 100millionPOINTS, they either skip requests for points or have "angel investors" that infuse them with capital from time-to-time to keep their operations running). I'd say this account was a success for the thesis I had, and now it takes little effort for me to let my program continue running.
Question: dude how come your bot is slow? been waiting for a while on the bot but it isnt doing anything?
Answer: Please understand that the bot running on this account is not officially supported by deviantART. The data required to determine how many points to be given out must be collected manually. Because deviantART does not provide developer tools for running a bot, this becomes a very time-intensive process. In most cases however, the bot will respond in a matter of a few minutes.
Question: What do the blue and yellow bullets mean?
Green, yellow and red refer to the statuses of an action. For example, earning points will result in a green bullet in the earnings section of a bot reply. Earning less than one point will result in a yellow bullet (your earnings are listed but there is no significant activity). If you are missing a donation widget, the bullet next to that message will be red to indicate action is required. Blue bullets refer to information requests, such as requests for the "newest" list of donors in my donation widget.
Question: I joined the GiveALlamaGetALlama Group a short while ago, and just found tonight that I am blocked - and I have no idea why I was blocked! maybe you could ask someone why I am blocked?
Answer: dAhub has no control over which users the GiveALlamaGetALlama group blocks. The bot is only there to provide automated replies to comments on the group's profile page. To question or dispute a block, refer to the group's blocking policy [journal]
Users who abuse this profile will be blocked without warning. Such abuses include, but are not limited to:
- Leaving several comments at once (spamming on the order of five or more comments)
- Using multiple accounts to earn points
- Begging for points (points will only be given to users that follow the guidelines for earning them, begging will not be tolerated)
- Leaving comments advertising contests, other point accounts, or similar
- Sending notes to this account for irrelevant purposes (invitations to view art, role play, etc)
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