I am not sure what to say. Many people are not reading what my stock rules are and continue to create art for sale (DA prints and beyond) or to be published in magazines with my non-commercial stock. Some do not speak English well enough to begin to understand my rules or what I write back in response to them when they tell me where art using my stock will be published. I am tired of dealing with this, and may be forced to remove all my stock. Gah!
I have many thousands of downloads on many of my plant stocks and that makes me happy. What does not is that many who visit here and download have no respect for my rules or those of others.
I came here with the intent of sharing properly cut-out stock with hobby artists, not to supply stock for commercial use. I have not fully decided what to do yet. If you are reading this and my galleries of stock are still available, you might want to download soon whatever you have not already that you might find useful for art for your own personal use.
I never thought I would remove my stock from DA, but I am teetering on the edge right now. I will at least put them in storage first for a while before removing them. I have no set timeline. Two flagrant violations in two days has not helped. You are forewarned - access may be terminated soon. (edited to add: now at 6 violations in 4 days and now all stock has been placed in storage for an indefinite period.)
I have put all my photo manipulation art (non-stock) in storage just now. I will be back in a few days and decide what to do about my stock. I do not like drama and am not posting this to create any. I just felt that my watchers should know that my free stock may disappear, but not because I don't want to freely share with those who like to create hobby art. I have had plans for some time to sell other (commercial use) stock later on Renderosity, but not these free items. They will always be free for personal use. Comments are welcome.