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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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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
Insanerst 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:
Insanerst 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.
xPopFloss Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
it means he's a co-founder. the founder of deviantart is +spyed, and °jark is a co-founder ^^
VanuInfiltrator Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Technically there is no true founder, the makers of deviantART were spyed, matteo, jark, and various other people. So there are 3 co-founders.
xPopFloss Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
yeah i guess, but spyed technically is the biggest.
KidPitIcarus Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I like salad and you are not a salad.
Rockmenowa Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2013  Hobbyist Interface Designer
Hi, I have a problem with the author She stole my work and reworked it, and what bothers me. Is it possible to block the author?
YoursTrulyAurora Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
you don't work for dA anymore e.e?
UchihaItsumi Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2013  Student
aki5 Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
If there is a problem, consult the help desk. I doubt any authority would respond if you post here.
UchihaItsumi Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2013  Student
Ah, this problem is already resolved, but thanks. ^^
thebigcrunchone9 Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Hello nice to meet you.
VishnuOfVideogames Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2013
I got news for you.

aCharmingTiger Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2013  Student
hi. i have made an account and i have seen allot of BAD things on here and i do not appreciate what i have seen. i think that each piece of art should be seen before posted on the artist wall. i say that because i know allot of kids like ten to twelve year olds have an account on here and are witnessing bad things such a nudity. so i think that this site should change by having art reviews to see if the art is bad or not

thank you, aCharmingTiger
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