Did you know? - Suggesting DDs

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DD is short for Daily Deviation and is - like the name lets you presume - a daily feature of artworks from different the galleries.
DDs can be featured by Community Volunteers and Staff members.

Suggesting DDs

While browsing it can happen that you come across deviations that you think should be featured as a DD, but how?

First of all you need to take a look at the gallery it was submitted to.
You can find this information in the description area, directly below the artwork itself.

03 03 2014 01 by GinkgoWerkstatt

With that category in mind, we are now heading over to communityrelations to take a look at this CV overview. It lists all volunteers and the gallery they take care of.

Beside the overview at communityrelations you can also find the same list at FAQ #18: Who selects Daily Deviations and how are they chosen?

For our example we now need to search for the Photography CVs.

03 03 2014 02 by GinkgoWerkstatt

As you can see there are plenty of them, so we take a closer look at the sub categories.  The deviation was submitted to "Animal, Plants & Nature", means to have to search for a CV that takes care of that. If we can't find anyone, then we stick to a general photography CV.

03 03 2014 03 by GinkgoWerkstatt

In this case there is a CV for "Animal, Plants & Nature". After that we also quickly check if there might be a special CV only for the "Birds" category, but as this is not the case we stick to our latest result.

Now you could go on by sending that deviation to the "A,P & N" CV via note right away, but it is recommend to check their DD guidelines first
(if there are any).
Most of the time a CV has their guidelines listed at their profile or links to them there. It makes sense to check those, if you are not familiar with suggestions in general or to that specific CV. They might have listed important things you should keep in mind for suggesting.

03 03 2014 04 by GinkgoWerkstatt

Go through those guidelines and then go ahead sending the note with the deviation.

03 03 2014 05 by GinkgoWerkstatt

And then you are done. Depending on the CV they will get back to you, if your suggestion was accepted or not.

:note: If you come across a deviation that has no CV, you can send your suggestions to Moonbeam13, Ikue, fourteenthstar or MidnightExigent.

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RebeccaBrogden's avatar
I've suggested DDs in the past, but 99.9% of the time I don't get a response from the CV. So I gave up suggesting :(
GinkgoWerkstatt's avatar
Like i said to others already, not everyone responds to notes, unless you directly ask for. Or it just takes a while until they would get back to you. And then there is the chance that they wanted to feature something in the feature, but their time as a CV was up before.
RebeccaBrogden's avatar
That makes sense. :)
Aryiea's avatar
Nice article! Main thing I learned was that the Artisan Crafts Gallery needs more CV's xD
Farand's avatar
I suggested something to neurotype recently but she couldn't feature it because the preview image was off Google :iconcryforeverplz:

Now that you've posted this wonderful guide... I guess I have no reason to be so lazy... I so rarely suggest people for DDs :noes:
GinkgoWerkstatt's avatar
That's always a shame if that happens. Or if credits are missing.

Then you have a mission now! :eager:
Erikari's avatar
This was quite useful! Actually It's months I stopped using actively DA due to bachelor, but I had spotted some good art out here and wondered how to feature them as DD and how the whole thing worked... Thanks!:D
GinkgoWerkstatt's avatar
Good to hear, thanks!

BlueSolitaire's avatar
This is good to know. I've suggested a deviation and sent it to the wrong person once. :ashamed: But I've suggested many and none were put into DD. And they were worthy IMO. :( So I just gave up.
GinkgoWerkstatt's avatar
That can always happen and is nothing to worry about :hug:

The "worthy" bit is always subjective and kinda difficult to judge, but usually CVs don't have a chance to feature everything they want, as they can always only pick one per day. Like i said before, even if you just receive two notes per day the backlog would pile up quickly and you can't feature everything anymore. So luck is also a big factor for DDs.
BlueSolitaire's avatar
Ah that makes sense. So many DA members, not enough time. :faint: Really the luck of the draw, and the CV's choice. I read your reply to SnowblindOtter and that makes sense too. ^^;
GinkgoWerkstatt's avatar
It's a difficult topic for sure and there are a lot of things you have to keep in mind for DDs.
And sometimes it is wiser to decline a suggestion to avoid pointless drama for the artist (whom art was suggested), because not everyone appreciates everything they see or do understand it.

Like "my" category - deviantART related - attracts a lot of drama because people think that (for example) stamps or icons shouldn't get DDs because they are too small, not enough of a masterpiece and so on.
But for those who are into stamps and avatars it is a whole different story :nod:
wyverex's avatar
:tighthug: Sorry, I just felt like it. :D
GinkgoWerkstatt's avatar
Random love and hugs are always welcome :giggle: :glomp:
wyverex's avatar
Not random. I am still happy about the given DD. :boogie:
GinkgoWerkstatt's avatar
Aww, that's great to hear! :happybounce:
TehAngelsCry's avatar
I also like to include when the Deviant last received a DD x) To save the CV the task of checking! 
GinkgoWerkstatt's avatar
Haha, that would be nice, but i don't expect people to do that :D
TehAngelsCry's avatar
Haha no I've certainly not received any like that... xD Haha.
Kohaya7Koizu's avatar
And I've always been curious about suggesting DDs... but never got any chance to search myself(busy and stuffs) but now I have idea, I'll definitely try suggesting few ones when I get chance YEY!!!!! :D I know so many great artists who I'd love to get DD because they deserve it! 
GinkgoWerkstatt's avatar
Good to hear! :w00t:

There is a lot of great stuff out there for sure :nod:
British-Prophetess's avatar
You know something? I've been here for almost 3 years now and I haven't even suggested a DD. I gotta change that.
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