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Journal Entry: Sat Apr 4, 2009, 11:25 AM
An interesting new feature. I'm thinking it might change the way artists interact with their viewers. Really shouldn't be subscriber only though, every artist deserves thoughtful input.

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lainwicked Featured By Owner May 16, 2009
that wouldn't be necessary if people cared more about quality comments
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Eonity Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2009   General Artist
I almost wanted to quit deviantART when I found out the critique feature is for subscribers only. It feels as if they are telling us that only the privileged here can receive quality commentary and criticism, or can give them to others.

It just reeks of unfairness and elitism.
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mattahan Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
exactly, very off putting.
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lpowell Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2009
Just joining the "why the hell is this subscriber-only etc." crowd.
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g3m1n1 Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
i was wondering what that was. thanx for clearing that up.
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PunkJax Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
It looks good, but I agree that it shouldn't be subscriber exclusive. If they were just testing, it should be Beta Tester exclusive, anyway.
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kheleksul Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2009
Well that's silly. Artists have been giving and receiving critiques before they created this critique system. And they're just going to keep doing what they have been doing: giving critiques in the comments section. Unless they void the ability for non-subscribers to comment, the addition of this new feature is really quite absurd. o__o
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mattahan Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
the difference is that the critiques show up on the critics profile page and under the deviation, above comments. It's given more prominence which I hope will encourage an increase in thoughtful criticism by subscribers and non alike.
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jonathanvair Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2009  Professional Traditional Artist
I know nothing of this feature, and haven't seen it mentioned anywhere.
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:iconmattahan:
mattahan Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
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jonathanvair Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2009  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks a bunch for the link.
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Pinflux Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2009
I think it's a great idea - just what DA needs... wonder if people will start posting WIPs and ask for input.
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wilsoninc Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2009  Professional Interface Designer
Man i just sent you an email on gmail :) let me know if you got it and give me your paypal address :)
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muura Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2009  Professional Artist
I suppose that if you're a subscriber and have thrown money at dA, you'll be less likely to abuse the critique-system for spam and stuff.. they probably need to test it out first anyways.

I think the positive notion is that giving critique is being encouraged! It's just more easy for subscribers right now.
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mattahan Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
Good point. But the artist can decide if a critique is fair or not, so there's an anti spam measure that's free too.
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nirman Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2009   Digital Artist
Very true! Everyone has the right to a thoughtful insight. But just that dA is doing some business here! So u pay money and the staff take pain to critique! But this feature should be made public to all!
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JTPepper09 Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2009  Hobbyist
Is it that you can only /get/ critique as a subscriber, or that you can only /give/ it? I hadn't seen anything about it until someone I watch got a crit.
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mattahan Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
i think only subscribers can give and receive crits. I could see if only subscribers could receive them, but limiting non-subscribers to comments alone seems unfair.

But then i guess there's nothing stopping people from doing critiques in the comment section. The subscriber benefit is that it shows up on the critic's profile.
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Verdokai Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2009
I suppose deviantart needed desperately to come up with -something- to give the subscribers ever since easy browsing was given out to everyone ;)

(But yes, it sucks that it's only for subscribers)
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