#BringBackOldDeviantArt!Now that DeviantArt has enjoyed a happy fifteenth birthday, allow me to bring us all back to Earth. I say this, for I have some bad news for you all: DeviantArt is dying.More Like This
Yes, it is true—the once chivalrous, majestic website has fallen victim to a common syndrome known as website inflation. It works like this: a website will start off small during a "dark age" in the Internet's history, but slowly rise through the ranks and become one of the most popular websites in its category. And then, just when you think nothing can go wrong...BAM! things take a 180 and everything starts spinning out of control. Soon, it becomes apparent that the website will never return to its former glory.
Many websites fall under this trap: Youtube, Facebook, and Myspace, to name a few. But let's be real here, since everybody already knows that Youtube, Facebook, and Myspace (especially Myspace) are complete crap. DeviantArt isn't going down that same route, is it?
That's where you're wrong
SIZE COMPARISON HELP SITE!ever have trouble visualizing size differences either for art and/or description in writing? Suffer no longer!More Like This
Just input the heights of your humanoid characters to this site and get an instant visual of the size difference!
Once again that is Comparing Heights
It will handle great differences in size. I tested this myself!
Dear deviantART...I am refusing to use the rebranded name because, I'm annoyed about the rebrand. I'm annoyed about your direction, your lack of focus in key areas and your lack of communication. I said I'd never be a bitter former staff member, but it seems that I am.More Like This
Last year you spent a lot of money on a rebrand, this year you've cut 50% of your work force, entire departments have been decimated and peoples lives have been thrown upside down without notice. But you never really communicated to anyone why. You still don't, you're not telling the community what's happening and that's only going to hurt you. People will see that helpdesk tickets take longer to get a response, people see that lots of people are no longer staff and you're not letting them know why. You know that people have a belief that the site is dying, you're only furthering it right now. How much of a better state would the site be in if the rebrand hadn't happened? Would I and the rest of the people that lost our jobs without notic
if you're serious about boycotting, read this.another edit, about the money stuff.More Like This
here's spyed talking about issues with revenue and money stuff, and hinting at core.
and more discussion about lack of communication.
there was some discussion in the comments about how DA could possibly be broke, with getting $10million in 2013 to keep it the top art website. but after a discussion with a website dev, it's entirely possible for a website to cost millions of collars to host. Similar websites like tumblr and imgur have received 4x and even 100x money in funding.
(but there's also this if you want to read it too.)
any other insight on this topic would be helpfu