Hi, after a series of dubious bans, I was scared to write here not anonymously, but still got the courage and here I am.
I have been selling my work for 2 years. I was in a very difficult life situation, I could lose my home and it was difficult for me to find money even for food. I suffer from endogenous depression, in my country this is referred to as severe mental disorder. With this diagnosis, impossible to get a job. I often have to drink prescription antipsychotics and antidepressants. I cannot get out of bed at this time. There are times when I have to take tranquillizers, then I have problems even with drawing because of serious side effects.
Over the course of 2 years, I actively developed my work, post reminders every 4 hours. During this time, I scored about 4,000 subscribers. I I didn’t have enough time and energy for some kind of communication with customers since there is a price limit that you can set and a limited number of people who will be interested in your ychs, so I had to draw a lot of orders and ychs, and there wasn’t enough time for the rest. Being able to sell something here solved all my problems. For the first time in my life, I ate normally, did not experience financial difficulties and was not in danger of becoming homeless. This is the only job I could do.
I naively believed that this would go on forever, but everything I did was destroyed in an instant, as soon as the administration forbade the promotion of artworks.in for a reason unknown to me, I was banned for 9 days(total number of days), while bots terrorized my page, and the administration ignored this problem and did not explain the reason for the ban. As it turned out later, I was banned for those rules that were not on the site, but they were added later. Now I am only convinced that the possibility of earning here is completely closed. For all the time I sold just a few artworks to regular customers. This is 1/100 of what I had before the innovations in the rules. The new rules were a shock to me because earlier I had not encountered a negative reaction from the reminders. I could not think that this could harm anyone, because this is an established part of the market without which we can not sell art.
I do not see further development paths. From not to take my own life, I am restrained by a sense of duty to customers, to whom I did not have time to draw art, if everything goes on like this. In a couple of weeks I will return to where was 2 years ago. I can’t pay for the rented apartment, I can’t get paid treatment and I can’t buy food for myself. The only remaining option is to go to a psychiatric hospital for state support, but can this be called life?
I ask you to think carefully about the administration of the site and users before taking such drastic measures. Competition before that was quite complicated, but now we are completely deprived of the opportunity to sell something. I think it would be wise to lay out reminders every 2 hours, but certainly not completely remove them. There is no global indignation only because some still circumvent the rules and enjoy the tape free from competitors