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Alright. I won't lie to you, what would be the point? I hate deviantART. Why?
  1. From the Terms of Service: "For the sole purpose of enabling us to make your Content available through the Service, you grant to deviantART a non-exclusive, royalty-free license to reproduce, distribute, re-format, store, prepare derivative works based on, and publicly display and perform Your Content. Please note that when you upload Content, you allow third parties to copy, distribute and display your Content." This basically means they can do whatever the hell they want with your work the moment you submit it.
  2. The design. Oh god the design. deviantART v5: Horrible green colours, too many round corners and gradients, out of place icons and lots of CSS to load.
  3. The community sucks. That's right, the community. Most of dA is comprised of idiots who think their scribblings are brilliant, furry hentai and yaoi. Also, :+fav: :+favlove: galore. Apparently it's necessary to tell someone that they added you. They DID click the link, I'm sure they already know. Also, a better thanks would be to keep making new art since they obviously like your crap.
  4. Let's not forget the small matter of firing the co-founder...

So. deviantART sucks. This account will remain anonymous - it's to spread a word, it isn't meant to be a person. I'll use it to leave comments on a few people's dA journals, if I do, you know who I am.

I'll probably banned on this account soon after posting this. They can't stand people saying what they've already said themselves, and they ban for saying anything bad about deviantART. That's just another reason.

So long.


Before you say anything, yes, there is another way. Or at least, there will be.</cryptic hint>


If critiques are discouraged, what's the point of a comment box? "AWW SO CUTE KAWAII!!!! ^_____^^^"?…

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nightsavior Featured By Owner Edited Aug 10, 2014
These days I simply see DA as storage space for my illustrations and as a backup in case my hard-drive goes to hell. 

I don't get much comments but then again it's nice I also don't put up with much bullshit either. There's a certain quiet serenity that comes along with being a small fish.

I'd say the only thing that annoys me is how fan-art will always trump original art. I'm not implying fan-art is bad per se and even I enjoy it on occasion. Having stated that, I'm simply not an illustrator who likes drawing someone else's pre-existing characters. Sure, I 'love" the X-men and "love" Adventure Time. You will just never see my gallery with Wolverine or Marceline in it. (Even though I adore those characters)

Do I blame unfairness for no views? Well I do know being a premium member comes with more perks. As to how that plays into "more attention,more views, & more feedback" I could not tell you. (I'm not a premium member) But while I'm happy with my illustrations I do not really consider myself "super good" either. If art was simply a competition to be "the best around" it would have lost its' appeal for me years ago. Yet I'm not so terrible I draw stick figures and furry porn with cheap crayons and the basic skill level of a challenged 2 year old. Take that as you will,heh.
Justaloverofhumanity Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2014  New member
.....I don't like this site that much....I mean, my one friend is always yelling at me for one thing or's frustrating, to say the least.
ewokthedog Featured By Owner Edited Aug 5, 2014  New member Hobbyist Traditional Artist
then why did you create an account if DA sucks?  :troll: problem? 

But yes,if you have been on Devaintart for like 11 years,are popular,or have premium membership,draw with sai,draw ponies with sai,draw anime with sai,draw with a tablet,or even draw anything with sai,you are drop-dead the ruler of Deviantart.

But the thing is,many artists that draw shit get premium membership,but not everyone with premium draw shit,heck many deviants with that membership draw damn well.

But snobs like that in under 1 minute of publishing get about 30 comments and 100 faves,and the next day 185 comments and 4,000 faves.But actually,to my view,those snobby artists barely reply back because they thing their so "perfect."Plus,thpse are just pics drawn in sai in under 10 minutes and after 2 minutes of publishing get 200 comments,50,000 faves,and 1,000,000 views.WTF???I put charm,effort,and love into my work,and after days or publish I get 0 comments,2 faves,and 10 views,while the people that are popular that make cruddy and effortless shit work after seconds get 80 comments,600 faves,and 3,000 views.Those people are just wannabes.

Many premium members make fucking shit art,and just get the membership because it'll instantly make them popular.When they make donation pools,they make it 1,000,000 points,because in under 30 minutes that bar is gonna be past full,while my donation pool is only reaching up to 30 points,and I made that thing weeks ago,and nobody donated.Non premium members make great art most of the time.

So I do maybe agree with everyone and you on this one.
Digital-SLR Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2014  New member
I used to have a deviantart account before and I got sick of it and I removed my account, not sure why I came back lol. It bugs me that only if your photos are really amazing people will like them. Probably a lot of photographer snobs on here as well that will not like your photos if they aren't 100% perfect.
RedlaSunShowers029 Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Alright- the third party stuff I totally agree with. I think it's pretty unfair that DA did that to some people. 

But the design isn't the best, but I don't think it sucks. This is just an opinion, though.

third- you can't judge millions of people off of whoever you've seen just now! Not everyone is unoriginal, and there are plenty of artists here who put tons of work into their stuff and it comes out amazingly. Not saying this is me, but a lot of my friends here. 
vanishing-artist Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2014  New member
i use to like deviantart........ but now it is getting so boring unless you are popular or you have a premium membership ! I just would like to get more noticed by people instead of being shoved in the corner for some base the promotes unoriginality or horrible fanfictions. (btw not using my main account and i will never tell my main account)
RainbowPowerDash251 Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2014  New member Hobbyist Filmographer
You just read my mind.
RainbowPowerDash251 Featured By Owner Edited Jul 11, 2014  New member Hobbyist Filmographer
I have a little rant about it myself:

Everything is just about....I don't know. What gets me is that no one even bothers to help me on important stuff. M
y best friend, writes journals alot, and his friends ALWAYS comment on them, but NOPE, they don't comment on the journals for ME.  I don't get it. They can comment on OTHER stuff but NOPE, they can't comment on stuff for ME. I work hard on my stuff, but NOPE. NO one comments on my stuff that I am most proud of. I don't know what people are thinking. 

The staff amazes me. If you get harrassed REALLY badly, and you need help, they do NOTHING to help you. Even when you send a report, they do NOTHING to help you. The bullys are untouched, NOTHING. 

And heres another thing: They suspend random people every month, or even every DAY. What is with them? Suspending inouccent  people, and leaving the trolls? Who does that?!

OH I CAN'T GET POPULAR FOR HARD WORK BUT I CAN GET POULAR FOR POSTING EFFORTLESS PICTURES!!!! What is with people? Don't good artists get some attention around here???!!! Oh, no,no,no, we give people WHO DON'T EVEN TRY ON THERE ART attention. 

Some of the things on here just make me want to kill myself. 

 Oh I don't have problems with trolls. They just attack RANDOM people any time they want even when they don't know them. And its not like a have a problem with the fact that they judge people by a darn comment. DON'T JUDGE PEOPLE BY AN OPINION/COLOR/RACE/GENDER. As much as they are told that, THEY NEVER GET THE MESSAGE NO MADDER HOW MUCH THEY ARE TOLD THAT. None of them listen.

I've told people SOOO many times that I need some comments, but of course, they do NOT listen. How hard is it for people to read journals and discriptions? They can do it with other people but NOPE, not with me. Its like, "OH YOU WANT US TO GIVE YOU THAT FAVOR OH WELL WE WON'T DO THAT FOR YOU NO MADDER WHAT." Give me a break. Everyone that watches me does that. I'd be willing to comment on stuff if people WOULD LISTEN TO ME FOR ONCE SOO I'D ACTUALLY BE HAPPY WITH PEOPLE ON HERE. 

And I know on this site it isn't about being popular or anything like that (even though it really is but no one accepts the fact).

Sometimes I just want to set my pencil down and walk away forever because people don't appreciate true art. 

People who put precious time into their work get no respect and I wish they would. I hate how people who draw stupid two minute doodles get "FRONT PAGE AND DD LOLOLLL IT'S SO KAWAII~~~~ LOL THE POSE IS PRFECT OMG SO PRETY I WISH I CULD DRAW LIKE U UR SO GOOD."


Just stop.

Stop making bad bases for people to use too. 


Also - deviantart breaks a lot. Sometimes I can't press any of the buttons and the whole website.

Thedivergentone Featured By Owner Edited Jul 21, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Completely understand I've realized that alot of watchers/artists here are very clanish they only care about artists that have been here for many years. It can really do a number on your self esteem sometimes. My work has constantly been ignored to the point I wanted to delete my account on numerous occasions. But I've decided to stick through it bc all that hard work will pay off someday.
Moboro123 Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I hope you don't mind that I comment and rant a little here but I agree with you. About evereything.

I too, get ignored all the time. Nobody bothers to comment and it pisses me off. Then I look other people's work that have been made about five minutes and they get many comments and favorites.
C'mon, at best I work many days for my works and nobody notices them. And when I think about something silly and make it in about 2 hours, suddenly I get all the attention.

The staff sucks. I've reported people several times and I get ignored. I'm just trying to help, people!
And about suspending people? Yeah, totally random. I've heard from some people that they even didn't get a warning and they were suspended just like that.

And not trying to be rude or offensive, but I hate it when people are all "Kawaiii~" and shit. I also hate that most people aren't respected here for no reason. They haven't done anything wrong, but their works aren't accepted for groups, they get blocked and stuff like that.
And the bases.. THE BASES!! I also hate them :) Don't you just love it when you notice a work that has been crappily painted on a base? Plus points if the base sucks.

Sorry for ranting, I'm just a random stranger and I really needed to get this out of my chest. Thank you for your time if you read this.
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