I have discovered two things:
:bulletblue: People on Y-gallery are way nicer/better commenters than people here.
:bulletblue: being mean doesn't always work, though it's my favorite.
On Y gallery, I started getting favorites without comments.. instead of being a bitch like usual, I went over to their y-page, left a comment with a link to my work asking what they liked about it, and about 9 times out of ten I get a good, coherent, intelligent response!
I do wonder if that would work on DA, though my faves here are ten times as rare.. Hmm.
A MYSTERY I SAY.