Like many of the journals have stated, there has been a domino effect of lemons being taken down. The furthest I remember was when it started with the entries of ~xCreativePoppet's shower lemon contest. At first it was only the winners and honorable mentions that were reported. Soon, after posting journals pointing out that there was someone who might have been a sore loser, more lemons started to get reported.
There's been some suspicions as to whether or not ~ev0net was the one behind it, but it's not. Don't bash the person for the lemons. That user is reporting those who post things without permission such as preview pictures or motivational posters. As that person specified in addition to dA's own policies, crediting does not mean getting permission. Lots of people don't even credit the artist so I can understand where that person is coming from. That user even said he/she doesn't report lemons.
I don't know who the person is, but I still feel that it has a strong connection to ~xCreativePoppet's contest. That's when I remember seeing the reports coming up.
This is important:
As of the time this journal is being submitted, has anyone recently had a lemon reported before one day and 8 hours ago?
Because that's when mine was taken down.
An hour after my lemon was taken down, I posted a journal saying it was suspicious that it only happened to the winners and honorable mentions of the contest. Three hours later, ~xCreativePoppet posted a journal proposing an investigation. Then, came the domino effect of even more lemons being taken down a little while after she posted the journal. More journals came.
Looking at the users who have gotten their lemons taken down, I'm coming to the conclusion that someone is trying to cover up his/her trail since this person seems to only be attacking Hetalia lemons. Since that person has already been suspected of being connected to ~xCreativePoppet's contest, he/she is trying to look less-suspicious by reporting lemons not related to the contest but still in connection to the Hetalia fanbase.
A good graphic example can be found in Chapter 53 of Detective Conan: www.mangapark.com/manga/Detect…
I apologize if the link is filled with viruses. >.< I wouldn't know since I have a virus-proof computer.
Either that's the case, or that person is upset with the violations of dA policies. But no matter how I look at it, it seems all too suspicious that the reports would suddenly come now when lemons have been around for much longer.
There's another possibility that this person does not like a particular group of writers on the Hetalia fanbase and is attacking them while picking off some others to look less-suspicious, but that makes it even more suspicious.
dA specifically states that submission of graphic pornographic literature is prohibited so in a sense, that is our faults, but considering these reports have only been popping up recently is fishy to me. I would at least like to know this reporter's motivations behind reporting the lemons like this and in such a blatant and obvious way. I'm very upset about this. I hope the reporter confesses and offers the community an apology. I and the select unfortunate writers worked hard on our submissions. It's a shame that so many have been taken down just because of a simple inability to cope with a loss.