A Guide to Trolls and How to Spot ThemThe subject of trolls has been coming up frequently on the forums, leading me to believe that this issue might concern all of DeviantArt, even those who are not forumers.More Like This
Lately, DeviantArt has been plagued not only with an influx of trolls, but people who don't know how to spot them. For the most part I find it absolutely hysterical; but then I remembered that a lot of my friends might fall victim to trolls. Most of you aren't forum-whores (because you, unlike me, have lives), and most of you don't have much experience with trolls (because you, unlike me, have more than one digit in your IQ). So to save everyone some trouble, I'm going to provide this guide for Trolls of DeviantArt, and how to handle them.
What IS a Troll?
A troll is a
You May Say I'm An Artist...More Like This
I am haunted in this holiday season by the opening lines of Charles Dickens’s A Tale of Two Cities, his novel about a society 250 years ago coming apart in its seemingly irreconcilable divisions. Could it be these lines define where we have come to find ourselves today?
“It was the best of times,
it was the worst of times,
in the age of wisdom,
it was the age of foolishness,
it was the epoch of belief,
it was the epoch of incredulity,
it was the season of Light,
it was the season of Darkness,
it was the spring of hope,
it was th
Happy Holidays from DeviantArt!‘Twas the night before Christmas on DeviantArt,More Like This
Not a paintbrush was stirring, and creators took heart.
The artists scrolled through Daily Deviations with care
Knowing kindred warm-fuzzies soon would be there.
Deviants were all swiping, all snug on their phones
While visions of inspiration across all time zones
Were zapped to their smart device, quick as can be,
At the tap of a button in a +Fav’ing spree!
When across the Interwebs there arose such a clatter,
I sprang to the Comments to see what was the matter,
“I’m bored,” the Journal wrote, “I’m on a long trip, too.
I don’t have my laptop, and there’s nothing to do.”
I cracked all my knuckles, settled down in my chair,
Then descended upon the keyboard and wrote with a flair:
“Dear Friend, did you not get DA’s early present?
We now have an app, and it won’t cost you one cent!
“On, Watch Feed! On, Browse! On, Explore! On, Today!
Tap-and-hold to fave, sha