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deviantART Loves You by akreon deviantART Loves You by akreon
Don't get me wrong, I don't hate deviantArt. If that was the case I would be long gone. I enjoy art which is uploaded on deviantart everyday and it's friendly community.
What irks me is the way this website is managed. For every thing that is being improved two are being terribly fucked up.

Just read one of the most recent dA articles, if you haven't already about 1000 search limit. --> [link] <--

Cool eh? For millions of art uploaded to dA under every given tag you can now view only 1000. What with the less popular deviants? How can we find their work if they don't manage to get to the first 1k? And good luck with finding a print or a stock image.




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PART I: you are here
PART II: [link]
PART III: [link]
PART IV: [link]
PART V: [link]
PART VI: [link]
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Daily Deviation

Given 2011-03-01
In the first few hours deviantART Loves You by *akreon was uploaded I received more suggestions for it to be featured than any other piece, and the suggestions have been coming frequently ever since. Even without knowing that you can see from the comments how much support this deviation has received and how many people share the same views and concerns. It's important to note that those with these views, the artist included, still enjoy deviantART and it's for that reason many feel so strongly.
It's drawn with elements of humour and the the artist really has a knack for great expressions.
Suggested by many, many people. ( Featured by kangel )
:iconagnosticdragon:
AgnosticDragon Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2017  Hobbyist Writer
Pointless though some of these features may seem, they make the site a lot of money. Points are convenient for buying stuff in small increments. You don't have to make a separate credit card or Paypal transaction each time you buy something that only costs one or two dollars. Badges may seem pointless to a lot of users but some users are willing to spend a lot of money on them. I have seen users spend hundreds of dollars buying their way to 100,000 llamas. That might seem silly to most of you, but these people financially supported DeviantArt, and I like what they did. I did not care about badges or points for most of my time on this site (I had another account before this one that was active for more than five years before I decided to close it down. I did not plan on coming back, but I decided to be more careful about what I do on this account.). However, I have developed a fondness for them now, and I have gained a lot more watchers than I ever had on my old account, thanks in part to all the llamas I am now giving out. And no, I did not give you one; you are clear that you do not want them and that is fine.
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:iconofficial-maria-art:
official-maria-art Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
wow I liked this a lot, its not only true but also funny and you illustrated it very well :) great work 
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:iconiissq:
Iissq Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
7 years later - still relevant
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:iconalleycatwoman127:
alleycatwoman127 Featured By Owner May 9, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I've definitely had the most of problems with them too. I can't believe that a site, that was well- respected in the past, is now a joke and a mockery.
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:icongemstrike:
Gemstrike Featured By Owner Edited May 8, 2017  Student General Artist
Pixiv for the win.
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:icontimewap1:
Timewap1 Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2017
More like deviantart likes stupid ads for some anime shit...
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:iconmidnightdragon2121:
MidnightDragon2121 Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
true... but deviant art seems like the best art website i have seen
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:iconcrazyman5291:
crazyman5291 Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2016
Out of all those sites, DA is the only site that has the art I'm looking for.
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:iconschizoid3:
Schizoid3 Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2016
Preach brother!
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:iconhybrid-lycan:
Hybrid-Lycan Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2016
i do agree with the part referring to reports going un checked {sadly i and many have lodged and seen no actions}
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:iconcanttel:
canttel Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
where my dungeon niggas at
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:iconenderscout:
ENDERSCOUT Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2016  Student
Sooo! True So true!
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:icondragonfire211:
Dragonfire211 Featured By Owner May 5, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
yass i agree
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:iconmikecone69:
MikeCone69 Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2016   General Artist
If Deviantart is the "scum of the art world," then what is "better"?

I like this site, but if I become professional, then I'm going to seldom use DA, as it's a cash-grab that doesn't allow lewd stuff EVEN UNDER A STRICT 18+ FILTER. I'm going to use it until I become decent and I will always use it to view art, but I'm using it as an artist only for a while.
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:icontaintedtruffle:
TaintedTruffle Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
I have to point out as someone whos only means of drawing on the computer is paint Muro is SO helpful in adding shading /transparency ect. If they ever get rid of it I will cry
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:iconnorthwestpurity:
NorthwestPurity Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Same!
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:icontaintedtruffle:
TaintedTruffle Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
:highfive:
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:iconeric-erg:
Eric-ERG Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2015  Hobbyist Filmographer
The Muro is by far the SHITTIEST drawing tool I've EVER used
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:iconrayedragon:
rayedragon Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2015
So true. But I still like deviantart. You did a great job, but I'm really surprised you got a DD, no offense. As in, I'm surprised deviantart gave a rant about themselves a DD.
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:iconkillerprod1:
killerprod1 Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
good comic
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:iconmrm64:
mrm64 Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Still relevant. :m
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:icondracoguerrero:
DracoGuerrero Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Friendly community? Pal, you have yet
to dwell in the back alleys of deviantartland
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:iconjakeukalane:
Jakeukalane Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
well, points are useful, and llamas too. Thanks to that "stupid-thing" like you said I have a premium account and I requested almost almost a half hundred of commissions...
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:iconart-smg:
art-SMG Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2016   Artist
I have a "naive" question.
I haven't been in dA for quite a while and I am trying to come back.
However, I haven't received any feedback of any kind and keep receiving "llamas". What are they?
What do they even mean when it comes to giving feedback to your work?

Thanks!
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:iconjakeukalane:
Jakeukalane Featured By Owner Edited Jan 13, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
is like a standard digital "adward" per se it have no value. Llamas are useful in the sense that in llamatrade you can give them for points. Points are not very usefull in low cuantities but they are money although digital. In the past I gave llamas to the people I think that have great gallery; now I give them if someone have gave me one before, I prefer to give feedback and comments and favs, than a llama that is like nothing, but sometimes I give to a people that I can't allow myself to watch (because I already watch too many people) and after seeing his/her gallery and comment/fav I gave that in order to show my support. But of course everybody takes llamas in a different way, so is not a universal behaviour. Also, could lead to a more exposure of your work, but I don't like to have that only giving llamas (I have seen out there though).

:wave:
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:iconart-smg:
art-SMG Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2016   Artist
Thanks for the reply!
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:iconjakeukalane:
Jakeukalane Featured By Owner Edited Jan 13, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
welcome! it should say "can't allow myself to watch", sorry for typo.
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:iconart-smg:
art-SMG Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2016   Artist
I understood :)
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:iconradchoco:
radchoco Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2015
OMG this is soo true but the weird thing is that this was made all the way in 2010 O_o
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:iconnalothisal:
Nalothisal Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I think this sums up what I use the site for. The small ish community of friends that I have. Hell I'm on FA more for the art there than here.
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:iconarborrea:
Arborrea Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2015  Student General Artist
I'm off of this site.
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:iconssleepy:
ssleepy Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
This is extremely relevant right now TuT
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:icondreamergirl12303:
DreamerGirl12303 Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Yep. 
Also, there's a petition if you haevn't seen it yet: www.change.org/p/deviantart-co…
Hopefully it will help.
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:iconssleepy:
ssleepy Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
Ah~! Thanks a ton c: I'll sign it
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:iconsparklysylveon:
SparklySylveon Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Yes!
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:iconskyhighdisco:
SkyHighDisco Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Aproved! With style...
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:icondeltashockomnihorn:
DeltashockOmnihorn Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
I whish deviantart would add a feature that will save unfinished comments to sta.sh or something....
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:iconneutron-quasar:
Neutron-Quasar Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2015  Professional General Artist
Best!
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:iconusagisakura-pan:
usagisakura-pan Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2015  Hobbyist Artist
wow! claps i agree deviantart does need improvment.  i heard paigee worlds good
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:icondarkkirbyofthestars:
DarkKirbyOfTheStars Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2015
No it doesn'tdoesn't
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:icontotal-enderman50:
Total-Enderman50 Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2015  Student Digital Artist
I love this so so much!
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:iconanightlypony:
aNIGHTLYpony Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2014  Student General Artist
:iconclapplz:
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:iconromenx:
romenX Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
:llama favourite:
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:iconbenjabr04life:
BenJaBr04Life Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
haha
I have 0 points
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:iconfurrytunesmlp:
FurryTunesMLP Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2014
agreed! they updated so much, I don't even know how to work it anymore.
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:iconlolinkveins:
lolInkveins Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2014  Professional General Artist
lol 4 years later, still relevant. 
Still, it could be worse. It could be newgrounds.
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:iconjessaminediane:
JessamineDiane Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
This is really good, and you've made valid points. The DD was much well deserved.
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:iconapalrieuscentauri:
ApalrieusCentauri Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2014  Student General Artist
 I totally agree, dA shoves random stuff like badges and points in our face to make the experience tedious and ridiculously competitive. I also don't like the fact that some of the features are only available for premium members. Some are terribly basic, for example multiple favourite deviation widgets which are only available for premium people. 
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:iconsquid-kid-sam:
Squid-kid-Sam Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I don't think anything is wrong with DA infact I happen to enjoy it.
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:iconnavelcolt:
NavelColt Featured By Owner May 19, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Not gonna lie, really annoyed that the majority of site updates have been things about Muro, St.ash and other things the average user couldn't care less about, and less about fixing the bugs running rampant more and more.
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