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Happy New Year!

Quick Thoughts on deviantART ...

Journal Entry: Thu Dec 4, 2014, 6:00 PM
A few really quick thoughts:

1) DA's reimagining, rebranding, updated logo, and overall story is fabulous. I will have more to say later, most likely in a longer journal post.

2) I am going to make a concerted effort to be more active in the community again.

3) Need to rebrand my own image here on DA. The current branding is a bit ... dated.

It almost feels like I'm coming home after being gone for years ...

Zero by jark
The only fully intact Zero left from WWII is in the Smithsonian Museum in Washington DC.
Hello world Handshake This probe's for you! 
Long time no talk ... - my new home on the internets

Journal Entry: Sat Mar 24, 2012, 5:36 PM
Long time no see! It has been a super-busy few years. Last year especially so, with the huge 9.1 earthquake, tsunami and nuclear disaster. The March 11 event hat trick caused a huge amount of pain throughout Japan, touching and affecting the lives of millions.

As a result of the disaster relief efforts, I was crazy busy last year, especially the months immediately following the huge earthquake and its after-effects. I never really got time to think through a decent web strategy ... until now.

Without further ado, I would like to introduce my deviantART family and friends to

What started out as a cool URL shortener for my personal use on twitter has been transformed into my new home on the internets. This is the one site where I will primarily share my thoughts on various topics and upload content - such as pictures - for sharing.

I hope all is well with everyone around here. Sorry I do not participate like I once did, but life has dramatically changed since those good ole days - days I will always remember with fond memories.

Take a look at when you have an opportunity and please let me know what, if anything, you think of the site. I always love to receive constructive criticism on my projects.

Speaking of which, before I run ...

A few close friends and I are working on a web-related project many deviants might find intriguing. Stay tuned for more information. ;-)




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Scott Jarkoff, The Yellow Alien
I am generally referred to as The Yellow Alien here on deviantART even though my real name is Scott Jarkoff. Since 1990, ten years prior to co-founding deviantART, I have been living in central Japan near Yokohama, the third largest city in this island country.

While I am a co-founder my daily activities label me as the Director, Community Development. I manage and oversee our Help Desk Team, Policy Violation Team, News Team and the Message Network @dministration. The position is effectively that of the one who leads the community in the various directions that it needs to go. Sounds weird, I know, but that is the basic definition. Management, and general community administration, take up a large portion of my time but I also submit product specifications in order to make your suggestions a reality.

Throughout your travels here at deviantART you should pay tribute to matteo, arc and tack for the large amount of help that they gave deviantART in its early days.

Current Age: 36
Current Residence: Tokyo, Japan
Operating System: Mac OS X & iOS
MP3 player of choice: iPhone $ver
Favourite cartoon character: *ME* aka The Yellow Alien
Personal Quote: Oderint Dum Metuant


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BritLawrence Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Oh wait, you ARE number 1 D:

Thank you! Thank you! 
BritLawrence Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
You are user number 4 on deviantART... who is #1? :O

I'm number like, 8 million and something D:
xanderdyson Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2014
Scott. You're awesome! I've been a fan of your work for over a decade now.

Does the girl alien mean that you're married now? :)
Silver-moon123 Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
You sir, are a true genius!
Thanks for all this Heart
The community has grown so much over the years^
Stormtali Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2013  Professional General Artist
I would like you to permanently deactivate this person's account for good for one main reason.... HE IS BLAMING ME FOR STUFF! Like spamming someone's page when i stopped asking the person questions long ago. he is trying to destroy my game project... and he is being rude and a cruel hearted man. ---> :icon001lol100:

please do something of this right away and don't talk to him its just what he wants.
001lol100 Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2013

The amount of Being-A-Fucking-Moron in this comment is Overwhelming, If anyone is breaking the rules here it's you.

You're breaking atleast 3 Copyright laws by working on your Project, Trying to warn you of the Consequences is not "Being mean"... It's called being a good person and trying to help you not get your ass sued.
pixeltwee Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
It's fairly obvious by the title of your lastest journal, "Successful Troll is Success", that you are by no means 'a good person' and are most certainly not 'trying to help' in any way, shape, or form.

Good day.
001lol100 Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2014
Ha ha, Good day to you too sir.
Silver-moon123 Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
calm down
001lol100 Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2014
I am calm, It's idiots like these that make me want to reach through the Fucking screen and beat the shit out of them.

Trying to warn them of a Lawsuit and Getting a Nasty comment as a Reply then getting Blocked like a pussy, Yeah... That'll make me pretty pissed off.

Deviantart should remove the blocking Feature IMO, It's Overused and Heavily Abused.
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Joseph-W-Johns Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2013  Professional Photographer
Jark unfortunately is no longer an admin of this site. He has not been since 2006. You should take that to the helpdesk.
Stormtali Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2013  Professional General Artist
actually i got the issue solved and me and :icon001lol100: talked our differences out. but thanks for heads up.
Djmusicandcartoons Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2013  Professional Filmographer
Dear,and admired Jark, I would like to inform that a man named Mojo… innocently accusing a child for to do fanart victorflynnfletcher.deviantart…, saying that is plagiarizing Copyright the real creators of the animated series, do not let accused people for something that did not. Please do something right away, I want you to report!. Thank you.
Draycen Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
I recommend reporting to the help desk. Admins and deviants such as Jark can't keep track of every page comment and often do not see posts here.
shadetempest Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2013   General Artist
Djmusicandcartoons Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2013  Professional Filmographer
oh are you jark?? OMG
OMG !!
wow i love you!!
PROTOTYPE223 Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2013
Have you thought of making an official deviant art app
SAMMIPOOT Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2013
 👽 hey look
Insacove Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2013   Digital Artist
I must come here to thank you so much for this amazing website. Many might just look past it as just an art site, but I have found my true love on here. If it wasn't for deviantART, I may have ended up being foreveralone. :iconforeveraloneplz:

You're awesome , and I also must say that the updates to deviantART lately have seriously come in handy.  :laheart: 
ChelseaHantken Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2013
This is soo sweet! :iconcryforeverplz:
Insacove Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2013   Digital Artist
EFfdofjsdofj ;w; Thank you random stranger
swiftythefluffball Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Thank you for this beautiful site, dude. My friends and people on here have always brightened my life thanks to DeviantART. Thank you so much for this heaven.
mkinne Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2013
Hey Scott, let me introduce you to "The Business" -… - got it in my personal library in case you ever want to borrow the bluray or digital.
Official-Fallblossom Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2013
what does the o mean next to your name
PreussenSauce Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
It's a degrees symbol.
It means he is a co-founder of deviantART.
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