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I've been a member of Deviant Art for 3 years and it always amused me what great lengths some people go to get comments on their work. Communities sprung up that require its members to give comments to the other members; the forums are filled with "you comment on mine, I'll comment on yours" posts; I've even seen people do "write one comment, get 2 free" types of deals.
So why are comments so important? I'm overlooking the obvious fact that some artists seek constructive criticism on how to improve their technique and master the media in which they work in. I choose to overlook this fact for two basic reasons. First, Deviant Art is hardly the only art-related website on the internet – there are dedicated websites and communities for all forms of art which engage in this kind of criticism and technique discussions. Second, the people who deal and scheme and complain about not receiving comments are usually not looking for comments to improve anything but are seeking comments