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Hi dear customizers out there!
Don't know if you already mentioned it. Since the last weekend it is no more possible to upload exe files to DA.:(
Maybe this is caused by some dummies who added trojans  and malware to their executables. But they are for sure a minority. Why treat ALL customizers for this reason? Some VS need a modified explorer.exe to work and look fine. Some guys are modifying system files to complete a OS transformation. And what's about all the artists who make apps and tools? All of them get in trouble now.
What shall we do? Accept it as destiny? Make a petition and send it to DA staff?

Btw. The easiest way to handle things like that is to accept it. But it is not always the best way.

Please tell your meaning here. Or if you have other ideas, they are very welcome.
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desm0tes Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2012
"Protest ist, wenn ich sage, das und das paßt mir nicht. Widerstand ist, wenn ich dafür sorge, daß das, was mir nicht paßt, nicht länger geschieht. Protest ist, wenn ich sage, ich mache nicht mehr mit. Widerstand ist, wenn ich dafür sorge, daß alle andern auch nicht mehr mitmachen."
("Protest is, to say I don't like this or that. Resistance is to act for the things I don't like don't happen anymore. Protest is to say, I won't participare in this anymore. Resistance is to act to make everyone else also not participate anymore.")

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Maybe I'm too Linux for this, but are Windows users really that dumb they won't be able to apply system changes without an exe?
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mikethedj4 Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
As a developer I hate this. DeviantART was a great place to get the word of my apps out, and even find other great applications. Anyone know if there's a petition going around? I'll definitely sign it. Until then my apps will be hosted on SourceForge.
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PeterRollar Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I've written a note about this to our gallery moderator a few days ago. No response til now.:( That's frustrating. I've expected a little more from a gallery moderator.
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mikethedj4 Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I've like to keep posted on this, but I'm usually busy so if anyone knows anything else about this hit me up.
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deema78 Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2012
And I am MORE than HAPPY to produce the first "exe" file bypassing their system with Splinter at the link below. Just change the extensions of the files within the zip to .exe from .exc

[link]
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PeterRollar Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
You completely misunderstand the situation.This is not a challenge how to trick DA's servers. There are several ways to upload exes, no prob. The problem is that it is a clear break of DA's rules. This means you can be banned for this reason.
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deema78 Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2012
Also, I realize it was not a challenge. I could care less about winning anything. I only care about freedom for artists and end users. DA is regressing and it is disgraceful.
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deema78 Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2012
Well I didn't know anything about "banning". I deleted my file. Still stands that it works. DA is scandalous to attempt this. If FREEWARE AND SHAREWARE DOWNLOAD SITES HAVE IT IN THEIR CAPABILITY TO SCAN EVERY EXE THAT COMES IN, SO SHOULD DA.

IF THEY START CHARGING FOR THE ABILITY TO DO SO, THEN THEY ARE GREEDY PIGS
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deema78 Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2012
THIS is, BY FAR, the dumbest sh!t da has ever decided to do. SO stupid. BUT HOW IS THIS. RENAME ALL YOUR EXE'S TO EXC..............


OR ANNNNNNNNNNNNNYYYYYYYYYYYYYYY OTHER EXTENSION.........


RIDICULOUS. WORKS FINE. DA, YOU KNOW YOU ARE DOING THIS FOR MONEY. I KNOW IT. EVERYONE ELSE WILL TOO.

GUARANTEE THEY ARE GONNA TRY TO MAKE ONLY PREMIUM MEMBERS BE ALLOWED TO UPLOAD EXE'S.....



DO WHAT I DID. NO WORRIES. EVER. JUST LIKE SENDING FILES THROUGH GMAIL. CHANGE THE EXTENSION. ALL GRAVAY BAYBAY
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erelchris Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2012  Hobbyist Interface Designer
what i did was, i uploaded a NOTEPAD containing links that i had uploaded on a website. still my downloads are counted :) for now we'll have to accept it.
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