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.
I guess, this is goodbye huh? Ten days left to appreciate the old site before it's completely gone forever
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!
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.
and on that note, please stay.
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.