This is a rant but also kind of silly but kind of true and idk why im making this maybe its relate-able to a lot of you
Spam is a brand of canned cooked meat made by Hormel Foods Corporation. It was first introduced in 1937 and gained popularity worldwide after its use during World War II. By 2003, Spam was sold in 41 countries on six continents and trademarked in over 100 countries.
Spam is also a verb:
"to send the same message indiscriminately to (large numbers of recipients) on the Internet."
Now there is such a thing as shitposting, where you spam copy-pastas of the bee movie script, character emoticons, memes, memes made of character emoticons. That kind of spam.
Then there is spam like actually flooding someone with notifications, be it a message on youtube over and over, emails (this is the earliest form of online spam), pop-ups, and, in the case of this website (and others): Favorite-Spam.
Lemme tell ya, making the MLP Silhouette Edit series and all those Orb Edits for Torben, are a blessing like 80% and a curse 20%.
Every now and then, I get one person who favorites the entire set of silhouette edits or Torben Orb Edits and whatnot. It happens, and usually it's fine, and even makes me smile a bit.
But on occasion, I encounter people who "favorite spam" AKA going above and beyond to favorite so many pieces of my art. Unfortunately, this had kind of made the act of favoriting art have much less, even almost zero meaning. I mean, how could ALL of that REALLY be your "favorite" art? Now yes, I know, we favorite art thinking that we are doing something nice and sweet and taking the time to find and press the button.
That being said, I know others who are also annoyed by this kind of spam. What really makes it annoying isn't what is being done, rather what is left undone by someone who favorites so much from one person at one time: commenting.
If you favorite 10 pieces of art without commenting on any of them, that's fine to me. 25? Eh, still alright. But 50? 75? 100? Without saying anything on any art you really found interesting? It makes it seem like NONE of what was favorited was actually meaningful. Because if you really really considered what you favorited a favorite, you would maybe try to comment on a FEW of that persons content.
I know this seems very nit picky and selfish, and it probably is. Don't get me wrong: at I said above i understand that the time anyone takes to favorite that much is worth a thank you, but there comes a point where you just think these thoughts to yourself about who is favoriting your art and why they are, and why they don't say anything at all. They come, they fave, maybe watch, maybe llama, and you never hear from them again.
My own suggestion is: don't mass-fave unless you're doing so to put your art in an organized folder. Comment as much or more than what you favorite, say what you like about the persons art, even one little thing. If you favorite art thinking you are making the person happy by doing so, I'm not saying you are wrong to think that, but I am saying that a comment is many more times as sweet, meaningful, and will make that artist much more happy than a favorite that simply gets deleted in their notifications. I have my own section of comments I save called "Sweetness" and whenever I am down I look at that on occasion. I don't have a folder for that for favorites, that's for sure.
Anyways, I hope I didn't come across as like, mean or anything. This was really just thoughts I have had for months now.