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pro tip: me.deviantart.com

Journal Entry: Fri Apr 22, 2011, 12:56 PM
we have this cool feature that may not be very well known...

if you go to me.deviantart.com you will land on the profile page of the account you're currently logged into.
(if you aren't logged into any account, to our frontpage you go)

it even works with any profile sub-page, like me.deviantart.com/journal/ or .../prints/ or .../gallery/ etc. which will direct the clicker to their own journal or store or gallery.

your newest deviation? me.deviantart.com/latest/

neat and simple, right? we originally implemented that to make it easier for us to link deviants to their own pages in our FAQs, but of course anyone can use it.

sadly it can be and is being abused, too.
you may have seen those stupid "worst artist on deviantart [link]" signatures, which upon clicking the link take you to your own profile.
while you may be lead to believe that you are being targeted by such half-witted prankster, simply hovering over that link and taking a glance at your browser status bar will show you that it's just the generic me.deviantart.com link and not actually your profile link.

unfortunately a lot of people who fall victim to this prank don't realize its generic nature and get upset and end up contacting us, just to be told what i just wrote, or similar.
calling someone a bad or the worst artist does not violate any of our policies.

so, don't be a lame bandwagon prankster, and on the other hand, inspect the links you click on that strike you in a bad way.
heck, you could even make a counter signature that generically links to the best artist on devianart, or something similarly positive.
generally speaking, don't let such minor bullshit get under your skin and ruin your day, or just a minute of your time, as that would just encourage the trolls.

have a nice weekend.

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:iconzirukurt01:
zirukurt01 Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2014  Student General Artist
How can i prank people if it shows the name of the link instead of just "[link]"????
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:iconthunderstatement:
Thunderstatement Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Well, you can't. :)
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:iconzirukurt01:
zirukurt01 Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2014  Student General Artist
Good, i love the word "The jokes on you"!!
If they change the sig they won't revert it!
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:icondazzlingdiva1004:
DazzlingDiva1004 Featured By Owner May 5, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
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:icondazzlingdiva1004:
DazzlingDiva1004 Featured By Owner May 5, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
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:iconpessimisticcunt:
PessimisticCunt Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
me.deviantart.com it finally worked!
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:iconlordofstamps:
LordOfstamps Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2013
~me I just get that. How do I make it look like a link?
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:icongasmasklady:
Gasmasklady Featured By Owner May 12, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
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:icontiger-fuather:
Tiger-Fuather Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
*sees where the link goes to*
:iconareyoukiddingmeplz:
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:icongasmasklady:
Gasmasklady Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
LOL
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:icontiger-fuather:
Tiger-Fuather Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hey, I didn't fall for it, I HOVERED MY CURSOR OVER IT!
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:icontorekzzak:
Torekzzak Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Its fun because my friend tried to do that put he put "ww.me.devblablabla" or whatever he put, it brought me to a guy with a very... weird... profile...
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:iconheiicats:
heIIcats Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
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:icontiger-fuather:
Tiger-Fuather Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:rolleyes:
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:iconthelunarangel:
TheLunarAngel Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
[link] Ah! You need to add http:// to it!
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:iconskyflamelitmoon23:
SkyFlameLitMoon23 Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2012  Student
I feel stupid...I fell for that alot of times but just ignored it xD
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:iconilaindar:
Ilaindar Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2012
Oh my god...someone did this to me and I LITERALLY fell for it!!! Dammit!!!...well,anyway,now I know...but it doesn't seem like a prank,that's why I don't like it and don't think it's a good idea...I feel stupid now I should've known this shit wasn't real. XD
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:iconpinkmelodii:
PinkMelodii Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Never mind, got it now.
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:iconpinkmelodii:
PinkMelodii Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
me.deviantart.com I type it in, but it doesn't link?
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:iconpinkberry83:
pinkberry83 Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh.....haha. Silly me. Now I know!
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:iconmkkibousha:
mkkibousha Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
I decided to use it in a "good" way after seeing all those worse artist sigs years ago. I've only had 10 or so people ask me about it, doesn't bother me though. :lmao:
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:iconkiichego:
Kiichego Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Ok, I won't let this "Bullshit" ruin my day.
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:iconkuchiyuki:
Kuchiyuki Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I have people bawwing over it all the time.

I've never even heard of them. What makes them think I would post a direct link to them in my sig?
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:icon90soul:
90Soul Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I'm a retard XD i fell for it!
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:icongmyumil:
GMYumil Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2012
Hence the 'insert insulting me.deviantart.com link here' part of my signature. XD
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:icondaniel-sg:
Daniel-SG Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
At first I was a bit worried.

Then I laughed.
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:icondenkidoodle:
denkidoodle Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2012
About a year ago or so I was actually sent to someone whose username was "me" but it was an inactive account. I can't find them anymore XD
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:iconrainbowsquish:
RainbowSquish Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
me too
I watched him for the hell of it
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:icontheiceunicorn:
TheIceUnicorn Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2012  Student Digital Artist
I use it to find under age kids on DA
Really is helpful
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:icontabarakm:
TabarakM Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2012  Student General Artist
I put me.deviantart.com and not become a link!:(
I did something wrong? which one is correct?
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:iconthunderstatement:
Thunderstatement Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You have to put http:// in front of it to linkify it - [link]
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:icontabarakm:
TabarakM Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2012  Student General Artist
oh yes..thank you! I did it!:D
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:iconmiisabear:
miisabear Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2012   Photographer
I feel like people should be here for art. What on earth is the point of making those signatures? It's only asking for disputes.. and someone going out of their way to pick fights on a freaking art site sounds like someone in desperate need of a life.
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:iconrainbowicepop:
RainbowIcePop Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Exactly :|
darn cyberbullies >.>

(I associate the terms "troll" and "cyberbully" differently)
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:iconasafary:
Asafary Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2012  Student Digital Artist
I want to know how to use it xDDD
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:iconmeruetta:
Meruetta Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Can you send me a link in a note or something? I dunno how to do it, lol.
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:iconl33tn3rdz:
l33tn3rdz Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
There is someone who uses it to accuse people of art theft.
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:iconmysteriolegend:
MysterioLegend Featured By Owner May 27, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Really?You have a link to the person?
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:iconsimplewolf:
SimpleWolf Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Yup [link]
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:iconshadowmaker-241:
ShadowMaker-241 Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
lol damn Firefox Metro app not telling me the URL before I clicked it.
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:iconr-c-r:
R-C-R Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
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:icon90soul:
90Soul Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I fell for your signature trick it worked....
After i clicked it i became enraged and made a journal about and then I read this and now I fell stupid! XD I'm a retard
deviantART muro drawing Comment Drawing
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:iconr-c-r:
R-C-R Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
wow XD
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:icon90soul:
90Soul Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
My brother read the comment that I
Fell for it and yelled....YOUR A DRAMA QUEEN!!!!!
and ran away...XD
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:iconweresandrock:
WEREsandrock Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2012  Student General Artist
.. I can't remember I ever fell for that joke. Do people really think they are so important that someone would make a sig just about them? srsly?
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:iconkorukikonaru:
KorukiKonaru Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2012
Some youngsters do that. Calling people out in their signature, I mean.
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:iconcrimzonlogic:
CrimzonLogic Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2012  Student General Artist
I thought I was the only one to use this link in a positive way. After looking at some peoples' signatures here in the comments, I'm glad to know there are others. :)
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:iconbluesolitaire:
BlueSolitaire Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
I find newbies fall for it, unprepared for the weirdness that is "The Net". I did something POSITIVE with that link. :aww: (check out my sig)
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