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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. ;-)




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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Wikipedia Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2014
You have no choice but to make a new one, then.
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WhereEverMyHomeIs Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2014
Heylo :) I am really happy about your work (the site), i know your not the only founder , and you may not even read this but I just wanted to say thanks. I can share my art with so many people here, and It's just...really cool :D Thank you!
Creepypastagirl12864 Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2014
You banned my account JTKLover13
Here's the reason why I said "I'm underaged"

I LIED about being under aged, I'm actually older than thirteen
I lied cause of a stamp I found saying about under aged deviants
I felt bad for those kinds of deviantartists, so I said "I'm under 13" so they wouldn't feel left out

milovanf Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
FAQ #221: I was banned, is there anything I can do?
Contact staff members of CEA Community. The member you are talking to is not working for deviantART since 2007.
Also, you should know, that creating a new account is a count of harassment. So what you did, wasn't a smart move.
You should not create, or use additional accounts during a ban or suspension as this is considered an attempt to avoid the administrative action. The actions taken are targeted at the user of the account and not just the account itself and due to this fact any accounts associated with you as a user will also be suspended or banned. New accounts created during a ban or suspension may also have immediate action taken against them for the same reason.
Creepypastagirl12864 Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2014
I was tired and didn't knw what I was saying, I'm her friend actually
milovanf Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
It's okay. Contact them and tell your problem.
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InvalidatedBroadcast Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
Ah. So you're one of the Co-Founders of this website? It's a absolute pleasure to finally find your account. I Thank you, And Spyed for creating this amazing website. And I hope you, And Spyed, Continue to make fantastic updates on this sight.
xXChocolate-CreamXx Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hi, My friend :iconlovely9727855: was banned, Why did you ban her?
MilkTimeforMe Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2015
He's one of the Founders... The amount of power they have is TERRIFYING...
milovanf Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
FAQ #221: I was banned, is there anything I can do?
Ask staff members of CEA Community. This one is not working or participating for dA for 7 years.
This is their official $taff members group:
shadowangel33 Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2014  Student Artist
14 years 14 YEARS?! WOW
arricivita Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2015
Is one of the founders :D
shadowangel33 Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2015  Student Artist
i know :D
Splaser Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2014
Well yeah, that's what you get when you subtract 2000 from 2014.
Flagged as Spam
Splaser Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2014
Epic meme, bro.
lawilmer Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
hiya!!Wave I was just wondering on how you make a emoticon like La la la la. just curious. BUT I MUST KNOW, IT IS URGENT!!! also, Llama jump I gave u a lamaLlama Emoji-23 (Shyness) [V1] 
samcollends Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
groscochon72 Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2014  Student General Artist
omg aliens ARE THE BEST!!!!!!!!!!!! well aliens are the 2nd best. pigs are #1 :XD:
zydaria Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2014
i am surprised i wasn't watching you yet

well, now you are on my fabulous dudes list  :lelele: 
thereturnofthewill Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2014  Student Artisan Crafter
good to meet you user 1 
DalmationCat Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2014  Student General Artist
you're the guy who banned people for drawing anime in 2003 :stare:
mmv303 Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2014
coolestawesome10 Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
magickitten6464 Featured By Owner May 30, 2014  Student Artist
Can you bring back thoughtart ?
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