Hi there! I'm a storyteller of sorts, and a Community Moderator here on DeviantArt! Feel free to say hi, and if you need help with something, send me a note and I'll be happy to help as much as I can.
thank you so much for the watch <3 it really means a lot and keeps me going doing more art
Hello I would like to have a chat with you.
You and the rest of your crew have left us in the darkness for over a month now. People are now leaving and boycotting the website because of Eclipse.
Here are the reasons on why:
1) You forced the change on us when a lot of us didn't want it.
2) You and the rest of your crew ignored and spat in our faces and you told us lies.
3) It's very user unfriendly
4) There are a lot of bugs and glitches that are still causing troubles and in some cases it fails to load or causes some computers to crash
This is especially unfair to those who don't have high performance internet. And it's also especially unfair to those who like or use older computers or browsers. Because in their cases these problems are much worse.
5) The scammers are worse than ever
6) It's no where near as good as the previous version
The previous version functioned a lot better and that is one of the reasons on why a lot of us want it back.
All of this is the truth about what is really going on and why this chaos has happened.
If you're going to redesign a website there's one big question to be asked. "Will this be better or worse for the users?"
If it's better for the users than you're good to go.
If it's worse for the users which is clearly the case here with Eclipse than you don't do it.
And once again you have clearly forced this change upon us without taking that thought into mind. Which is one of the reasons on why people have been screaming at you for the past month. And your ignorance of our please is also a reason on why.
You have got to stop ignoring us and start listening to us.
So how about you change DeviantArt back to the original/Pre-Eclipse version and make Eclipse an individual stand-alone website and have a different crew run it so it saves you the trouble of handling two websites.
And allow the community to take care of DeviantArt for you? That will lessen the work load for you. And it will make life much easier for both sides.
At the end of the day it's always better to function better than to "look" better.
Classic's not coming back.
The toggle option would've been too expensive to keep, and it'd be too much work for the staff to run maintenance on both Eclipse and Classic. And what's more, hiring a separate team to run Classic wouldn't be as easy as people seem to think. Also, the green theme this overhaul has harkens back to Classic DA by utilizing its color scheme - a call-back to the nostalgic site that DA used to be, showing that the staff really does care about your concerns. That's why that theme exists.
Something else that's worth mentioning is that this same thing's happened with Classic, too - people were delusionally blabbing that the site would die, and lo and behold - it didn't. People left, people stayed, people joined. This'll happen with Eclipse as well. Also, the staff's dealing with the tremendous amounts of stress from all those bratty, immature, rage-filled comments on that marketing account and their profiles, which is why Eclipse's taking so long to get fixed these days. Oh, and this current version of Eclipse isn't even the final version, and it bears mentioning that Classic's the reason why Eclipse's so buggy, so there you go.
That is just complete and utter nonsense.
The original platform is not the reason on why Eclipse is problematic. It's problematic because of the amount of ram space it takes up and other things. Not, the, original, platform.
The original platform will and must return no excuses otherwise the site will die.
Now I will not argue with you any further so I suggest that you back out of the battle zone.