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Former Creative Director/Head of Design @ deviantART.com, from ~2000 to 2012. Before I was officially the Head of Design, it was more unofficial—I'd help make sure the site had the graphics and elements it needed back in the early days while I went to school. I have long since moved on, but there was a time when this website was the center of my digital universe. Although I still want the world to have a digital place where everyone can share their creative spirit, grow their artistic talents, and expand their worlds...well, this website used to be that place but maybe it isn't so much anymore.

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Liquisoft has been a supporter of Deviant Art early since its inception. His vivid and creative style produces dozens of astonishing deviations, making him one of the most talented artists on this site.
Awarded Feb 2001
I don't come here a lot anymore. But when I do, I do so to see what's getting produced by the community. "What's popular today? Is it still provocative overweight anime horses and sexy lingerie model photography?" Usually it is...on the front page, at least. Having helped build this site into something-more-than-nothing I know that the front page, for all its purported attempts at sophisticated algorithmic-based sorting, is not really a reflection of the talents of the millions of members. However, it is a reflection of what's hot right now. And what's hot right now is AI-generated imagery. DALL-E 2, Midjourney, and probably 2-3 others that escape me right now. There are a number of reasons why you folks should not upload this stuff: Under the ToS of most of these systems, you don't personally own the art. The art is owned by the creators of the software that generated it. The art is generated by a system that scrapes the web looking for imagery it can categorize as something. It
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New Site Design

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Wasn't there a new site design for dA coming ~ 2.5 years ago? What happened?
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Hey' how's it's been

Hi, have an awesome day :happybounce:
Excuse me I was wondering if you can help provide some insight:

See a Friend and I Had Received a Message Basically Saying "DiamondEyedGemini! You are cool, and I am proud of you." But we both do not understand why...

Can you please provide us with some answers as to why since it has been sent to us yet hasn't been sent to others... If You Can please tell us why?
Well obviously somebody is proud of you because of your coolness.
Oh? Huh that's new for me do they always do this? I'm not even that popular on here.

Also another question if I may ask: My Notifications on the App doesn't work even though its turned in can you give me some insight for that?
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