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We Are DeviantArt

By AceNos

I don't really know what to even do anymore. Should I leave like many others, or should I stay and watch this site go down the pipes? Many are talking about leaving.



As CeeAyBee's said.. make this go viral. Time is running out.
Be HEARD! No matter how small, YOU HAVE A VOICE!

CeeAyBee has made the image FREE to USE.
Please download and re-post as YOUR own.
Make this go viral! Thank you.

I guess, this is goodbye huh? Ten days left to appreciate the old site before it's completely gone forever

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aegiandyad's avatar

ECLIPSE has crippled one of my groups, IndustrialART, by hiding the submissions queue so well that I, the only admin left, cannot even find it to approve submissions. It is now impossible to accept art on behalf of the group and therefore futile to submit any. The group is practically dead!

I tried not paying and found immediately that I had submitted twice my total .stash allocation and could not submit anything more!! But for what reason should I submit art if this site is to be swamped by phonecam using artistic illiterates? Being 'favoured' by such noobs is scarcely an accolade. Will ANY serious artists join us while the site is like this? Will any genuinely hard working and serious artists STAY for this appalling nonsense.

I faved this 'deviants' manifesto' because it's the truth! WE are the 'stock in trade' of deviantART and if we all folded our easels and left in disgust it would be practically worthless and the teeny-bopper anime fans could do what they liked with it. It would NEVER amount to anything again!

BTIsaac's avatar

The site is dead. It has been for years. The only reason i was still using it is Stash Writer. Well, guess what got removed with this new update.

AceNos's avatar
what about regular old stash?

So you're gonna leave to if eclipse go through huh?
BTIsaac's avatar

I believe my latest submission does a good job communicating my feelings about the site. Regular old stash is good too, but I've been using Stash Writer on a regular basis. It's a very convenient way for me to transfer large blocks of text between devices without mailing files to myself or putting them on storage devices. I know there are plenty of other alternatives, but this is something that was already available to me. No need to create new accounts, no need to download and install a separate app, and no need to log in to google from my work computer.

AceNos's avatar
Im also asking is stash is going to be removed alongside stash writer. I dont wanna lose some of the shit i have in my stash
BTIsaac's avatar

No, that was a misunderstanding apparently. Stash stays, but the writer is gone. They say they'll replace it but i could misunderstood something.

AceNos's avatar
though I'm leaving in case a mass exodus of users leave. which seems to be an inevitability at this point
Miraculor77's avatar
honestly though, Eclipse has pretty much every feature of Classic deviantart, just organized sightly differently and with a more modern look. The old site was amazing, definitely, but I feel that what made it such was the community, the amount of feedback and interest. the only way we can get that back is by being better users by actively participating in the community and being friendlier and more helpful. instead of turning deviantart into any other social media platform (all likes and shallow comments, no real feedback), or leaving, we should work to bring back the vibrant community this was so long ago.

and on that note, please stay.
Shadoweddancer's avatar
You've only been on DA for a year.  Have you even really used the old DA?  I have been here 15 years, and there is so much missing it makes me sick, especially my ability to make my pages look like I want.  Not to mention Sta.sh writer.  I can't even name all the things that are missing... except the many friends I have made that have already left because of Eclipse.  What DA was to us is being destroyed. 
CapnDeek373's avatar

"The old site was amazing, definitely, but I feel that what made it such was the community" - Because of Eclipse, our community is going to dwindle.

AceNos's avatar
You kidding me? It's disorienty and poorly laid out. many of us hate that layout and it makes many users less visible as more popular users are more visible
Miraculor77's avatar

The layout is actually really nice, it's a lot easier on the eyes too, but yeah, it should be better to less popular users. There are so many amazing artists on here that aren't popular just because their work didn't get enough exposure. And the "Undiscovered" filter is all but gone. :(

CapnDeek373's avatar

It's a little easier on the eyes, but very slow loading and ridiculous to navigate. You have to click all over the place to get anywhere.

AceNos's avatar
This is why you should encourage people to give as much constructive criticism about these things and spread the word about it to as many people as you can in these final days. If the DA devs and Admins don't listen to us. Join the Mass exodus that will follow when eclipse becomes permanent
SuperJesse64's avatar
They might not listen to us, but at least we won't go without making a fuss.
AceNos's avatar
Though i prefer spreading this just to make the fuss even bigger
SuperJesse64's avatar
And I approve of that.
AceNos's avatar
I'm currently posting this to as many groups and users as i possibly can.

Better spend those ten final days making en even bigger fuss. i think you should do it too
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