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:iconcommentplz: Comment Before You Favourite by BoffinbraiN

Comment before you favourite. Comment because you care. And spread the word!

Use the icon by putting :iconcommentplz: in your journal, deviation description or comment.
Use the stamp by putting :thumb43231916: in your journal. Thumbnails do not work in comments and they only work in deviation descriptions if you have Core membership nowadays, or if you are a senior member.

If you're going to comment here or ask a question, read the FAQ first. 90% of people don't, and they look stupid for it.



This stamp was made for livius (journal) and the hundreds of you who agree with them.

If a deviant displays this stamp or icon in their deviation description, they are indicating that they care more about comments than favourites, and will ignore people who fave just to get attention.

Show deviants some courtesy and respect by giving them critique and feedback if they request it. Nobody can force you to comment, but we hope people will read this and consider giving something back to the artists they love. This stamp has influenced and enlightened a lot of people, who say they feel better knowing they've made contact with the artists.

If you are the kind of person that favourites more than 10 things per day, then you're not using the system as it was intended. A favourite means you consider something to be really special, and they should not be overused, or they become worthless.

Favourites should not be a way of seeking attention - this is known as fav-bombing and is not welcomed. Prove that you care by saying what you like about the piece. Critique and praise alike, comments are a form of human social interaction that favourites can never give. That's the kind of active community we want in DA. Which would you rather receive?



FAQ:

Can I use this stamp/icon in my submissions? Yes, you can use it anywhere on deviantART.

Does order matter? Does it matter if I favourite before I comment? Don't be silly; of course not!

What if I'm too busy to comment? Consider coming back and commenting later.

Do short comments like 'Cool' or 'Nice!' count? If the deviant has specified that they wish to receive critique, then no.

What if the artist never replies to comments? Well, it's up to you to decide if you think the artist will appreciate your comment or not.

What if I never know what to say in a comment? See below for some awesome guides on how to write constructive critique.

Why does this stamp have more favourites than comments? Because this is just a typical example of a deviation on DA. At least by having a high number of favourites, it's increasing awareness.



See also:
Read before you Comment - because it saves you time and possible embarrassment.
A Compromise - Can't comment on everything? Read this fantastic comic that received a Daily Deviation.
Good Comment Guide presented by bringbackart describes, as briefly as possible, what you should be looking to give when you comment.
Constructive Critique, a brief note by realitysquared that urges you to question whether your comments are benefiting the artists you frequent.

If you have a suggestion for this list, leave a comment.
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:iconsmtheawkening:
SMTheAwkening Featured By Owner 6 days ago  Hobbyist Filmographer
I hope ill get some comments on my work since i dont get any. Hopefully it'll work
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:iconhanamiyumeno:
HanamiYumeno Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
First I give a fav and throw it to the main folder, then I go there and comment when I feel right about it~ But I ALWAYS comment~
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:iconcolorfulfandomwriter:
I've been looking for a stamp to use on my work.A fave is good,but it's great to have a comment once in awhile.
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:iconspongebronyph:
SpongeBronyPH Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2018  Student Digital Artist
Why I stamp's thumb link can't work oin my art description? Please help.
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:iconboffinbrain:
BoffinbraiN Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2018  Professional Interface Designer
They only work in deviation descriptions if you have Core membership nowadays, or if you are a senior member.  I have updated the description to reflect this.
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:iconbloocrayonstudio:
BlooCrayonStudio Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
using
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:iconpuddingpudina:
PuddingPudina Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
using
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:icondankakathecat:
DankakaTheCat Featured By Owner May 12, 2018  Student General Artist
Using!
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:iconxemylixa:
Xemylixa Featured By Owner May 8, 2018  Student General Artist
Will use! Thank you!
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:iconicefeather21:
Icefeather21 Featured By Owner May 6, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
using
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:iconfoxtrot-nation:
Foxtrot-Nation Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2018  Hobbyist Artist
using.
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:iconari-dynamic:
Ari-Dynamic Featured By Owner Edited Feb 23, 2018  Professional Digital Artist
I don't see why people are so angry about this. :/ I like this stamp, and definitely will be featuring it.

I can understand people not having anything interesting to say, which is fine, but leaving a comment helps reinforce the fact that the artist didn't waste their time leaving it out to the public. I've spent days or weeks on something; sometimes leaving a comment does much more than just hitting a button and calling it a day.

I don't expect people to write me a paragraph of information, but at least give me something to acknowledge that my Saturday spent drawing comics for people to read just it could sit unnoticed. Gimme something to work with, at least.
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:iconanimatedobjectsshows:
Animatedobjectsshows Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2018  Student Digital Artist
So.. People wanted comments than Favs for attention.
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:iconyamchafan91:
YamchaFan91 Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Tell me about it, ever since I joined DA twelve years ago, all I wanted are comments as well as :+fav:s.
But I mostly get mass-:+fav:s of my older artwork for anime girl collectors and a MAXIMUM of three comments per picture.

It makes me feel like I waste my time with my artwork...:sadsigh: 
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:iconsaveourplanet01:
SaveOurPlanet01 Featured By Owner Edited Apr 2, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I understand, but like I mentioned previously in my other comment. There's people out there that just fav lots of posts just for the sake of faving posts. They don't take the time to really appreciate it. It's just a quick glance, a quick fav, and then that's it, done, onto the next. :/
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:icongyassman:
Gyassman Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Yeah, there's also people on here who fav stuff, and they happen to be popular, and they expect to be praised from faving your stuff. Sorry popular users, but I'm not praising you anytime soon.
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:iconsaveourplanet01:
SaveOurPlanet01 Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Or the opposite. Quite a number of times people have faved me, or sent me a llama and then i’ve gone to their page to thank them and then found something saying “DON’T THANK ME”. 

I’ve turned Llama notifications off now because they were getting too annoying because I was getting too many of them. In regards to people that fav my work tho, I think that they deserve at least a “thankyou for your fav” with a smiley face. It’s just polite to do that. 
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:icongyassman:
Gyassman Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I know it's the polite thing to do, but it does get annoying after a while.
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:iconsaveourplanet01:
SaveOurPlanet01 Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I still prefer a nice comment tho rather than a fav or a Llama. 😔
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:icongyassman:
Gyassman Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Yeah, it would be nicer.
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:iconsaveourplanet01:
SaveOurPlanet01 Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I guess I could request a critic but I’m guessing that some DA critics can be a bit harsh.
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:iconastr0feline:
Astr0Feline Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Using
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:iconforceofnatureandcorn:
ForceOfNatureAndCorn Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2017  Hobbyist Writer
Hey, here's an idea for everyone who's actually thinking it'd be a good idea to use these.

How about you realize not everyone who likes your art has the time or patience to type out long critique filled comments and you appreciate the god damn favorites for once.

Seriously, these stamps piss me off so much
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:iconshooting-starchild:
shooting-starchild Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2018   Writer
It's not just long critique filled comments that certain artists want. Sometimes people would rather just have someone say just AAAAAAH or THIS IS AMAZING or etc. Because it makes them think their work is being seen in a nice way.
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:iconsaveourplanet01:
SaveOurPlanet01 Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I agree, and there's lots of people out there that just fav lots of pictures just for the sake of faving. That's why i'd personally prefer people to comment on my posts instead of just faving. Then you know that they are actually taking the time to appreciate it.
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:iconforceofnatureandcorn:
ForceOfNatureAndCorn Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2018  Hobbyist Writer
The problem is, some people aren't even like that. Some people actually want everyone who favorites it to leave long critique filled comments and outright saying it as well
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:iconsannoji:
Sannoji Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2018  Student Traditional Artist
same
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:iconsaveourplanet01:
SaveOurPlanet01 Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Has anyone had lots of people that just fav without even bothering to comment?... I have
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:icondaphne-brown:
Daphne-Brown Featured By Owner Edited Apr 2, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
Yersina88 and BritishShally60s
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:iconsaveourplanet01:
SaveOurPlanet01 Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I think that people should take the time to comment. It's inpolite not to.
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:icongoth-clown:
Goth-Clown Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2018  Student Writer
Same
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:iconsaveourplanet01:
SaveOurPlanet01 Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Don't you find it annoying?
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:icongoth-clown:
Goth-Clown Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2018  Student Writer
Very. it's just an empty fav without a comment!
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:iconsaveourplanet01:
SaveOurPlanet01 Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Yeah, when I fav someone's post I usually leave a comment.
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:icongoth-clown:
Goth-Clown Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2018  Student Writer
same, or I come back to it later.
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:iconsaveourplanet01:
SaveOurPlanet01 Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Yeah
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:icongoth-clown:
Goth-Clown Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2018  Student Writer
:)
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:icondark-and-mews:
Dark-and-Mews Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2017  Student Filmographer
Thanks fam hope it helps
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:iconsaveourplanet01:
SaveOurPlanet01 Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks I use this. It's really handy :). Is there a way to post one in the description for art work? Do you need a special icon for that?
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:iconarielshere:
arielshere Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2017  Student General Artist
Nope
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:iconmikathebluekitty:
MikaTheBlueKitty Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2017  Hobbyist Artist
Thank you! I need this^^
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:iconstarrysundae:
StarrySundae Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
what??
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:iconforceofnatureandcorn:
ForceOfNatureAndCorn Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2017  Hobbyist Writer
Okay, but what if I actually don't have anything to say? Or what if, even with those little guides you come up with, I still don't really have anything I want to say? Or what if I just don't fucking care?
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:iconglassworms:
glassworms Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2017  Student Digital Artist
if you dont care, dont favorite ?
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:iconforceofnatureandcorn:
ForceOfNatureAndCorn Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2017  Hobbyist Writer
What if I like it enough to favorite it, but don't care about commenting?
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:iconfakepewdiepie2:
fakepewdiepie2 Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2017  Student Writer
Testify!
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:iconmlpwindbreeze:
MLPWindBreeze Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2017  Student Digital Artist
I am going to use it. Thank you! ^^
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:iconriskypaper:
RiskyPaper Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I... honestly cannot understand this. It's compliment enough that someone fav'd your art. As an artist who is perfectly grateful and happy with getting favs, I do also enjoy comments, but I don't feel I have the right to tell people to comment before faving. That's just rude and kind of snobby, in my opinion.

Yes, we work hard on what we make and it's wonderful to receive feedback and compliments, but the fav is honestly good enough. We don't NEED an EXTRA pat on the back. Can't we just be happy that someone admired our art enough to favorite it? Can't we be extra appreciative of the comments we DO receive without begging or demanding that everyone leave one?
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:iconregnoart:
regnoart Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2017  Hobbyist Photographer
Very true!
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:iconmimzybird:
mimzybird Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2017  Student Digital Artist
I feel like i need this! I love feedback! Thank you! :D
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