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Sat Sep 26, 2015, 4:56 AM
ProjectComment has been an active comment group for 9+ years to give you the constructive comments you deserve!

We have many projects that encourage our awesome members to give and get comments. These projects involve workshops, features, contests, and, more importantly, systems that rely on interchange, inclusion and interaction.

It's not easy to give and get comments, but, with the many projects we have here, we hope you find something that works best for you.

If you have any questions, concerns, suggestions, or anything else, please do not hesitate to contact us!

Our Values


Our amazing admins and members give comments and get comments with the following values in mind:

  • Interchange
    …to restore balance – comment for comment, positive and negative, give and take.
  • Inclusion
    …to accept all – every commenter, every art, regardless of skill or artist.
  • Interaction
    …to nurture together – educate, engage, elevate.


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If you cannot find what you are looking for, please note us!



Joining ProjectComment [^]


ProjectComment membership is automatically approved. We accept every kind of artist and all kinds of art. We don’t care if you are an expert, or a complete n00b, at commenting!

To join, you do not have to be an amazing artist or commenter. We believe everyone can write a constructive comment if they are willing to try and learn.

So, what are you waiting for? :la:


I'm new! Where do I start? What do I do? [^]


Welcome to ProjectComment! Where you start and what you do is entirely up to you! There are many places for you to start, and many things for you to do. No one way is right or wrong.

ProjectComment encourages you to ask yourself what you really want from the group. Do you want comments? Do you want to give comments? Do you want support for your comments?

These are just some of the questions that you could be asking yourself. Once you have your answer, check out our visual help guide for new members to find where you can start and what you can do.

As a group, we encourage you to join us whenever you can. We understand that commenting takes time - you may not have a lot of time, or be active. That is completely fine with us! Many of our projects allow you to come and go as you please, but some of our projects do require more commitment, such as Gallery at a Glance, Comment Tag, etc.


ProjectComment "Projects" [^]


ProjectComment’s projects can range from workshops, features, contests, actual projects and much more! Everything we have is to encourage you to give and get the comments you deserve, as well as aid you in your commenting.

Each project has its own rules, guidelines and information, as well as its own ‘Project Manager’. The Project Manager is the person to go to with any questions, suggestions or concerns about anything related to the project, as they, essentially, manage the project. If you are not comfortable talking to the Project Manager, please note the group instead.


ProjectComment Rules [^]


ProjectComment’s rules and group standards ensure the efficiency and fairness of our projects for everyone. Your understanding of our rules and group standards is very much appreciated.

Constructive Comments


Comments made on behalf of ProjectComment should be constructive. What is a Constructive Comment?

For the comment to really help an artist, a rough measurement is a comment of around 7 consecutive lines as seen on a desktop computer. 7 consecutive lines is around 200 words. If you are using a mobile or tablet device, this translates to more than 14 consecutive lines.

Please do not interpret lines as ‘sentences’ or lines that should be broken up.
7 consecutive lines means that the lines should follow on from each other - one after the other.

To really help an artist, we also expect constructive comments to use What is a Constructive Comment? as a guide and basic foundation for your comment, not to be used or interpreted as the bare minimum required by ProjectComment. For further support, please review our Constructive Commenting: Guiding Questions (questions to consider when writing constructive comments) and Comment Hall of Fame (examples of constructive comments).

Member Indication


To distinguish between comments made on behalf of our group, and comments made on behalf of other groups, please indicate you are a member of ProjectComment in your constructive comment.

You can use one (of three) ways to indicate your membership:

  • Use of Emoticons - :constructive: by a-kid-at-heart :Constructive: by stuck-in-suburbia Lil'comment by Amarantheans Constructivecomment by Amarantheans Lil' Comment Type by Amarantheans Lil' Comment by Amarantheans Supportcomment by Amarantheans
    Please note that emoticons will not show in Critiques written on the Critique Platform.
  • Use of Signature - Please edit your Settings and put :devprojectcomment: in your Signature.
  • Use of Group Links -
  • :devprojectcomment: - ProjectComment
  • :iconprojectcomment: - :iconprojectcomment:


Comment Tag


Please take note that Comment Tag enforces a 100-word minimum on deviation-related content. If you intend to sign up to Comment Tag, please be committed to giving a comment.


What is a Constructive Comment? [^]


A constructive comment is a comment that serves a useful purpose. For many artists, constructive comments help them improve their artwork. For others, constructive comments offer insight, depth, new perspective and more. Ultimately, constructive comments encourage critical thinking of both the artist and the commenter, and they embody our values as a group.

A constructive comment is...
  • Tailored to the artist and the art.
  • Precise in summarizing your interpretation of the piece regarding the concept, meaning and more.
  • Well-rounded and balanced in content, including things done well and not done well, things you like and not like, positive and negative, etc.
  • Targeted for artistic improvement, with suggestions of what to improve, how to improve and why the artist should improve in this specific area.
  • Justified with specific examples, evidence and explanations. This is done through 'why', 'how', 'what', etc.
    For example, what does this particular element create in / add to / contributes to...the piece, the subject, the concept, etc.? How and why does the element or artist do this?

Please take note that the above is to be used as a guide and basic foundation for your comment, not to be used or interpreted as the bare minimum required by ProjectComment. The above should help you expand upon your own comment. For further support, please review our Constructive Commenting: Guiding Questions (questions to consider when writing constructive comments) and Comment Hall of Fame (examples of constructive comments).


What is not a Constructive Comment? [^]


A constructive comment is not
:bulletblack: A line or a few lines - it is difficult to be constructive when writing so little.

:bulletblack: An Itemized List - or any list at all.

:bulletblack: Generic - feedback that could be applied to any artist or any art.

:bulletblack: Useless - no insight, no depth, no improvement suggestions, no justification, etc.

:bulletblack: Rude / Offensive / Insulting - constructive comments can be given (i.e. phrased) constructively.


Examples of Constructive Comments [^]


The different parts (or 'structure') of the comment for both 6-7 Lines and 7+ Lines are as follows:
  • Brief Introduction - first impressions and feelings over the artwork.
  • The well-done elements – main idea, examples and explanation of what was done well.
  • The points to improve - what elements could be improved and how to do so.
  • Brief Conclusion – supporting message and encouragement to the artist, thus ending the comment on a positive or hopeful note.

6-7 Lines*


7+ Lines*


RED: The main idea of each point for further development later; something general to introduce your point and what you will say.

GREEN: Examples used as 'evidence' of the main idea, thus helping the artist to spot different elements or areas of improvement. No 'evidence' can cause confusion for the artist.

BLUE: Further guidance by suggesting ways to improve, specifically focusing on how. Simply stating what needs to be improved is not enough to help the artist.

PURPLE: Justification and explanation of the effect on you (the commenter/audience) by the different elements (red) and examples (green). This is important in highlighting whether the audience (you) was able to understand the artwork in terms of meaning and concept.

*Many thanks to Tuntalm for the examples.

Check out our Comment Hall of Fame, which features amazing constructive comments!


Submitting to the Gallery [^]


ProjectComment guarantees constructive comments for every piece in our Gallery, but to get constructive comments, you must first give constructive comments on pieces from our Gallery! This ensures the system keeps running, that comments are being given so that others get comments. (Submission Limit: 7/week.)

If you would like to submit Literature, we would really appreciate it if you could comment on Literature so that it is fair. Submitting Literature?

Submission Approval


For ProjectComment to approve your submission to our Gallery, please do the following:
  • Give a constructive comment on a deviation in our Gallery, preferably from the same folder you would like to submit to yourself.
  • Once you have commented, please give us a link to your comment as seen here OR post on our front page OR note the group with a link to the deviation you would like to submit to the group.
  • We will review your comment. If the comment is constructive, your submission will be accepted into the group and will not be moved until you get a constructive comment back.

Please note it takes 48 hours (maximum) to receive a response from ProjectComment regarding your Gallery Submissions

Our Gallery System


Folders open to our members:

:bulletgreen: Give & Get 1 Comment, 6-7 Lines
:bulletgreen: Give & Get 1 Comment, 7+ Lines
:bulletgreen: Give & Get 2 Comments, 6-7 Lines
:bulletgreen: Give & Get 2 Comments, 7+ Lines

What do our folders mean?


  • Give & Get - If you submit to Give & Get 1, you will give 1 comment and get 1 comment. If you submit to Give & Get 2, you will give 2 comments and get 2 comments.
  • Lines - If you submit to 6-7 Lines, you will give 6-7 Lines and get 6-7 Lines. If you submit to 7+ Lines, you will give 7+ Lines and get 7+ Lines.

Take Note


  • Please respect our system. For example, if you are commenting on a deviation in the 7+ Lines folders, please post a comment of 7+ Lines.
  • If you have made and linked us to two constructive comments, you will, of course, get two constructive comments back.
  • Comments must be constructive. What is a Constructive Comment?


Submitting Literature [^]


You may submit literature to ProjectComment, but we do have specific rules…

  • If you would like to submit Literature to our Gallery, we would really appreciate it if you could comment on Literature so that it is fair.
  • Our members will not be commenting on more than two standard pages of Literature. Therefore, we ask that you refrain from submitting more than two pages or, if you insist on submitting, please do not expect our commenters to comment, fully, on the entire piece.
  • Our members cannot comment on any chapter after the first (e.g. Chapter 2 or 22) with understanding of happenings that occurred in previous chapters. Therefore, if you would like a comment on a piece that comes after the first chapter, it will be approached as a standalone piece.
  • Our members may not know the fandom of a fanfiction piece. Therefore, please bear in mind that our members may not be able to comment on the content.


Giving & Getting Comments [^]


If you want to get comments by giving comments, that is awesome! ProjectComment tries to foster an environment of reciprocity, of fair exchange and balance, so that those that give comments get comments back of the same caliber.

How does it work to get comments by giving comments? Well, we have projects that encourage you to give comments first. Once you have commented and linked us to your comments, your piece will be commented on by other members – just like what you did for someone else.

  • Our Gallery - ProjectComment’s main system. Submitting to the Gallery
  • Gallery at a Glance -  If you sometimes feel a little lost on your artistic journey, if you would like a fresh pair of eyes to help you pinpoint where your strengths and weaknesses are, or if you would just like to know the impression that your art leaves on other viewers, come join us for a round (or two)!
  • Comment Tag - This is the only project where you get a comment first, prompting you to give a comment to the next person. Comment Tag is a fun game where every comment given means a comment received (or every comment received means a comment given).
  • Weekly Commenting - We bring the commenting to you (via Notes), once a week, every week, so that you can submit unlimited deviations to our Gallery.

Please note that Give & Get Comment Projects guarantee you comments.



Getting Comments, Without Giving [^]


Commenting takes time, especially if you are posting constructive comments. Therefore, we understand if you just want to get comments without giving any (although, we would like you to pay the kindness forward by giving comments too).

  • More Exposure - Not exactly a ‘Comment Project’, this project aims to bring you more exposure by featuring you on our front page and in a news article.
    (Submission Limit: 1/week.)
  • No Constructive Comments - We guarantee one constructive comment for deviations with no constructive comments. (Submission Limit: 1/week.)
  • Points/Comment Exchange - We accept :points: in exchange of comments. To do so, please donate here and ensure you link the deviations you would like to get comments on. Our prices:
  • 100 :points: = 2 Constructive Comments of 6-7 Lines each.
  • 150 :points: = 2 Constructive Comments of 7+ Lines each.

Please note that some Get Comment Projects do not guarantee you comments.


Interacting & Supporting Commenters [^]


Without our awesome commenters, ProjectComment wouldn't be the group it is today. It is with that belief that we have initiatives for you all to interact and support one another as commenters, but also as artists and members of the DeviantArt community.



Comment Support [^]


You have come to the right place if you would like support for your comments and/or commenting in general! If you are open and willing to learn, we are more than willing to help and guide you through the realm of commenting.



Supporting ProjectComment [^]


We appreciate every and any support to help artists on DeviantArt get the constructive comments they deserve. As they say, the more, the merrier!

You can support ProjectComment in many different ways:
  • Post a Journal, Status Update and more about ProjectComment. Invite and encourage others to join in on the commenting fun!
  • Use our Comment Emoticons in your journals, artist descriptions and anywhere else you see fit!
  • If you see someone stating they want comments, mention ProjectComment to them and invite them to participate!
  • :+fav: and comment on our journals, create discussions, share your thoughts and opinions!
  • Link to ProjectComment in your Signature!
  • Donate :points: here, where every :points: received goes back to our members and the community in the form of contests, projects and other events.

Become an Admin


If you would like to go one step further than a commenter or member, consider becoming an admin at ProjectComment.

We are in need of volunteers to help us manage the group behind-the-scenes. Those who are interested in our open positions should send us a note with the position you are interested in and an explanation for your interest.

Open Positions
  • Writing and Posting Commenting Workshops/Tutorials (once a month)
  • Hosting Chat Events (once a month)
  • Commenting Officially (once a week)
  • Managing a Project (ongoing)

Please ensure that you can demonstrate activity within the group before application. We will not be accepting applications from people who do not have a history of making a difference in ProjectComment.



If you cannot find what you are looking for, please note us!



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:iconfrozarburst:
Frozarburst Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2018  Student General Artist
Thank you! I appreciate you choosing me, although I will admit I don't know how you found me. I understand the rules and all, but I still wanna try and be straight to the point with what I say unless its a full analysis like my reviews. Hope you enjoy them
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:icon3wyl:
3wyl Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you!
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:iconsketchook:
sketchook Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
hey! I commented on this: 
NEW ORIGINAL CHARACTER... kinda by crittar and i would like to submit something : )
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:icon3wyl:
3wyl Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you so much for commenting! :hug:

If you would like your art accepted into our gallery, we ask you to give a constructive comment of 6-7 lines, so that it is fair and our system continues to work.

:note: For a more objective measurement, 6-7 lines is 200 words minimum of deviation-related content.

So, we have the following options:

1. You can receive tips on how to improve your comment(s).

2. You can post another comment.

3. You can post in Quick Comments if you have a quick question.

4. You can submit to our favourites instead.

Up to you! :eager:
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cinnamonbscotchpie Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2018  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Would my comment on this post be a constructive comment? Did I do this right?
www.deviantart.com/theyummypie…
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:icon3wyl:
3wyl Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
Yes, thank you! Did you want to submit a piece to the gallery?
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:iconcinnamonbscotchpie:
cinnamonbscotchpie Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2018  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Yeah! :)
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:iconalektraanimation:
AlektraAnimation Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2018  New Deviant Hobbyist Digital Artist
dang, constructive comments are like paragraphs or an article.
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:icon3wyl:
3wyl Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
Yes, paragraphs are correct.
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:iconsporyous:
sporyous Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I have a weird question uwu

What should I do if I don’t want to receive comments in return? I’m really weird about being told what to do with my art lmfao— but I love to try helping people who *want* the help in form of constructive comments. 
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:icon3wyl:
3wyl Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
You don't have to do anything if you don't want to receive comments in return. The way that most of our projects work is that you give comments first, before receiving comments yourself. Just don't sign up for projects where you must link a piece of your work to participate, e.g. Gallery at a Glance. You can take part in Quick Comments (reply to people's questions in the comments section) or comment on pieces in our gallery. :nod:

Everyone who submits to our gallery has made the commitment to receiving constructive comments. :)
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sporyous Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
alright :0
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:iconthemysterywriter:
THEMYSTERYWRITER Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2018  New Deviant Hobbyist Writer
Hey, can you tell me how to submit my work to you guys? I don’t really understand the guidelines, and would really appreciate the chance to spread my work throughout the site :D
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:icon3wyl:
3wyl Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
To submit to our gallery, make a 200-word-minimum comment on a deviation in our gallery, and link us to the deviation you commented on so we know. You can also link to the piece you'd like to submit to the gallery at the same time, and we'll submit it for you. :nod:
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:iconthemysterywriter:
THEMYSTERYWRITER Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2018  New Deviant Hobbyist Writer
Thank you so much :D
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:iconundeadfae:
UndeadFae Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2018  Student Digital Artist
thank you for the invitation! My only question is if there's a number of comment everyone has to write over a certain amount of time? I'm all in for giving constructive comments to people, it sounds amazing, but I don't always have the time to do that :( (Sad) 
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:icon3wyl:
3wyl Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
No, that's up to you.
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:iconrengen0:
Rengen0 Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
ok, I will make sure I do all of what this says
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:icon3wyl:
3wyl Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
:highfive:
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:iconcometthemountainlion:
CometTheMountainLion Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2018
What? Does mine here not qualify? Smh.
www.deviantart.com/mewiebee/ar…
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:icon3wyl:
3wyl Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
If you'd like to submit to our gallery, comments should be 200 words minimum as you'll get the same in return.
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:iconzendisorder:
ZenDisorder Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
Can't wait to start, but this is a bit confusing so it's a bit stressful.
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:icon3wyl:
3wyl Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
Basically, we encourage people to give and get constructive comments. We do this through projects, where each project has its own guidelines. A lot of people just want to submit to our gallery for constructive comments. If you'd like to do that, please make a 200-word-minimum comment on a deviation in our gallery, and link us to the deviation you commented on so we know! :)
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:iconsharpshooterpamu:
SharpshooterPamu Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks for inviting me to the group! :D (Big Grin)  Not sure where to start, though. Sweating a little... 
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:icon3wyl:
3wyl Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
Basically, we encourage people to give and get constructive comments. We do this through projects, where each project has its own guidelines. A lot of people just want to submit to our gallery for constructive comments. If you'd like to do that, please make a 200-word-minimum comment on a deviation in our gallery, and link us to the deviation you commented on so we know! :)
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:iconsharpshooterpamu:
SharpshooterPamu Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Ohh I see.. I just made my attempt earlier. I’m not sure if I’m doing it right.
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:icon3wyl:
3wyl Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
I'm not sure I saw it. Did you link to the piece you commented on?
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:iconsharpshooterpamu:
SharpshooterPamu Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I just did two few days ago.
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:iconcannotleave:
CannotLeave Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2018
I joined yesterday I think! I do not so much want comments myself unless people have questions for me, but I would love to give comments to people who want them! I love answering questions really, and I love helping people... If anybody has something they want a comment on, just ask me if you want to!
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:icon3wyl:
3wyl Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
Sounds awesome! I'm planning on noting you a bit more about that. :nod:
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:iconaroojbasit:
AroojBasit Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I have a question! When you do 2 comments, do you comment on the same deviation twice??
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:icon3wyl:
3wyl Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
Please comment on separate deviations. :)
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:iconaroojbasit:
AroojBasit Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Got it!
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:iconthermidorresistance:
ThermidorResistance Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hi, I'm a returning member.  I was part of this group but I wasn't really active.  I don't really give out comments much these days, nor do I expect any in return.  If I see something I like I tend to just fave it, or if I know the artist I will comment.  I'm pretty shy about randomly commenting.
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:icon3wyl:
3wyl Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
That's fine. :)
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:iconparablebox:
Parablebox Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
I get it now. Basically writing a detailed summarized report on the artwork. Used to do these all the time back in high school. Easy peezy.
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:icon3wyl:
3wyl Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
Lemon squeezy! :dummy:
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:iconparablebox:
Parablebox Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
XD
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:iconsaliumakes:
SaliuMakes Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hello,

   I am a new member and I guess I usually find myself giving constructive criticism. Instead of receiving a comment for a comment I made, is there anyway I could earn points by giving constructive criticism?

Best,
SaliuMakes 

www.deviantart.com/saliumakes
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:icon3wyl:
3wyl Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
We will be hosting a contest this month where winners will get :points: for the comments they give. Generally speaking, giving points for comments is only used for special events, as there's no way for us to sustain that long-term.
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:iconparablebox:
Parablebox Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh shit, did not know you were a new member too. Awesome!
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:iconsaliumakes:
SaliuMakes Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
XD
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Bluelynny Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
Uh one question. I like posting short and sweet comments, but I'd never post a comment like,"It sucks" or "You should go back to (art) school". It's just rather a bit tiring, as posting a comment that's longer than a sentence or two would bore me. I think i can still put up what I like it and dislike it. If you don't want me in the group, then I'll go, as long as your okay, and when I feel like writting longer sentences (Or maybe I should start writting longer comments) Either way, the group will still be there, right?
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:icon3wyl:
3wyl Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
Yes, that is correct. You can comment however way you like if you have no intention of submitting to our gallery. Our gallery is used only for giving/getting constructive comments, so we have a minimum word count there. :)
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:iconlivingonlaughs:
LivingOnLaughs Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2018  Student Digital Artist
Thanks!
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:icon3wyl:
3wyl Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
:highfive:
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:iconlivingonlaughs:
LivingOnLaughs Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2018  Student Digital Artist
:)
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Chica829 Featured By Owner Edited Jun 16, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you for this information! It really helps a lot!

Thank you for inviting me to join your group! I love supportive groups like this!
I may not be the most active member in this group because of my real life schedule. But, I will try to post art, comments, and critiques as much as possible!


Thank you!
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:icon3wyl:
3wyl Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
That's fine, thank you! :la:
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