What exactly is an "Abuse" or "Exploit of the System"?

An abuse or exploit of the System is any action which takes advantage of a feature which we offer here on DeviantArt in a manner which is inappropriate or otherwise not as originally intended.

Some examples are; creating large numbers of accounts in order to award yourself (or anyone) large numbers of Favorites or badges, use of a script or automated system to artificially boost your profile pageviews, use of a script or automated system to comment, favorite or watch for you, offering a link which causes a DeviantArt account to preform an involuntary action (such as adding a Favorite), or any other similar activity.

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