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My »Core Membership« is has been gone (and is now back, see below)!

Well ... I thought something like that could happen. Two weeks ago I recognized my core membership will last only two more weeks. So I went to renew the membership trying to renew it.

Uhm ... it did not work. Just because the DA-systems says I am assigned for automatic renewal and therefore I can not manually renew my account. For whatever reasoin that is. And to be hinest I do not recognize to ever turned on or agreed to a »automatic renewal« but well ... I hoped the best.

Side note: When looking into my

Settings > Rebiling

it states

»You are not currently signed up for automatic rebilling on your Core Membership. ...«

Which reads for me: »Automatic rebilling of my Core Membership is NOT turned on.«

Well ... well, well, well.

So two weeks passed ... and now my »Core Membership« is gone!

And I have an eMail in my private account stating DeviantArt could not automatic renew my account because stating

»... due to a problem with your account information.«

They do not give any hint WHICH problems they mean. And there are near to nothing settings in the account settings which I can change. There is no private name, no private address I can change. The eMail must have worked just because they've send me the notification. Well ...

So I tried to renew my Core Membership manually using PayPal ... and it did not worked! After being send to the PayPal page where I had to insert my PayPal-Account name (eMail) and the PayPal password and accepting the transfer of $50 for one year ... I was send back to the DA-page for the Core-Membership-renewal. No sign of the transfer being accepted or whatsover, no confirmation eMail from PayPal which is the usual case for PayPal.

Sorry, this is ridiculous and I suspect deep bullshit-programming by the admins. I also suspect a difference in my eMail for DA an the eMail for PayPal (to raise security I have a different eMail for PayPal).

Now trying to desperately get my »Core Membership« back.

I am a bit pissed ... !

[Update]
1. PayPal-eMail
It was definitely my eMail address. After switching the DeviantArt-eMail to the one used with PayPal I was able to start a transaction.

2. Still not working
Now PayPal told me an error message stating:

»I can not buy this because this PayPal account is not able to fullfill automatic renewal«

That is quite interesting. PayPal offers something like a subscription. But not in my country (Germany) as I found out. Up until this it's not a problem.

But (!) when trying to buy the 1-year Core Membership using PayPal they will AUTOMATICALLY sign me up without any further notice for an annual subscription. Together with point 1 above that was the problem.

3. Buying points with PayPal works
Now the interesting part: I can buy a 1-year Core Membership using the Deviant-Arts-points; 4000 points needed. And those can be purchased using PayPal with no problem.

Hell ... who has programmed this bullshit?!?

Anyway: I now have a Core Membership again. In spite of the Deviant-Art-programmers.

4. Contacting Deviant Art
Have you ever tried contacting the staff? The do EVERYTING on their pages to NOT let you send them any eMail.

5. Positive thing (very positive)
When my Core Membership passed away so did my custom CSS and the layout of my profile page. Now that I have my Core Membership back it's all automatically there again. That is a good thing because that was the main reason for my anger. :dance:

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TheInflater
Inflater Izutsu
Artist | Hobbyist | Digital Art
Germany
Website
www.cyberflating.com/

Coming from the good old age of the BEArchive in 1996 - which still exist - as a humble so called »artist« making photo manipulation in PhotoShop I soon discovered everything inflatable has a strong influence on me. After some pictures at the BEArchive I dropped my interest but soon came back to 3D rendering which let me better express what I have in my head. As a side effect my pictures are now original artworks (as far as you judge using Poser as creating »original art«) rather than relaying on real life photos. My pictures usually circles around inflatable woman, mostly made of rubber like balloons, sometimes plastic but always in love of being inflated up to the point of bursting. So beware: Sometimes I also show the results or the moment when this happens.

I created the term »Living Lovedoll« for this type of moving and speaking inflatable dolls and the virtual company »Cyberflating Inc.« who manufactures them (last one is also my own website).

I prefer to keep the ladies in proportion while they inflate, so you will hardly see any belly or butt inflation in my pictures. Instead you can expect lots and lots of breast inflation and/or expanding the whole body.

Last words: This is just my private own twisted fantasy! I am far from being a sick nerd (hopefully). But this type of inflatable dolls which closely resembles BDSM practices - which I am not a fan in real life - really creates a strong feeling in me.

So: Have fun looking at my pictures. :)

Commissions
I've put up a Journal entry about my rules for commissions. You can find it here.

Contacts
Twitter: TheInflater twitter.com/theinflater
Yahoo! Messenger: inflater (currently not available)
E-Mail: inflater@yahoo.com

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Solidblaze85 Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2016  New Deviant
You have some beautiful dolls have you ever thought about getting into animation?
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TheInflater Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
During my humble beginnings around 10 years ago: Yes. Well, now ... hm ... render times are and scene setup (not to speak about creating a halfway viable story) takes a lot of time. Creating animations would multiply that time by about 10th. So: No. No plans in doing animations.
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Solidblaze85 Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2016  New Deviant
I see I completely understand and that's too bad you are very talented and you would be the first to do inflatable animation but I completely understand if you don't have time
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TheInflater Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist

Thank you again for your kind words. :) The problem is mostly not my own spare time but the sheer brutal amount of time needed to get halfway satisfying results. 15 years ago one could have kept away with plain old In-Poser-animations. Nowadays we a dozens of professional made CGI-movies for cinema where hundreds of people are working together not to mention the thousands of render-servers working for them to calculate animations. Any private made animation is compared to that. And I am totally newcomer in this business. So, thank you, better not. :)

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okario Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you for the fav :)
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TheInflater Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
My pleasure! :-)
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AkibaStudio Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks for watching!!!!!
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TheInflater Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
M pleasure! :-)
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PlumpieBombshell Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2016
Hi~hi :3
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TheInflater Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hi .. hi! :D
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