Here is a new update of my old News Article on DeviantART's policies, now in line with the new policy violation report system.
DeviantART, like all other sites, suffers from a large number of unwanted material.
DeviantART is a growing community with active staff and admin doing so much to make everyone's time here a little more pleasant. But they also need help from the many deviants on the site to keep the galleries trimmed and tidy.
What is a Policy Violation?
A policy violation is a deviation that basically breaks the rules of DeviantART. When you join up, you must agree to the etiquette policy of DeviantART, which is the basic set of rules that must be followed during your time on deviantART. These rules are unfortunately rarely read when deviants join the site, but this does not make them any less important. These rules can be as simple as being nice to other deviants on the site