About that DD..
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Firstly, for those that decided to rip shebid a new one because of the daily deviation I awarded her on her cute little frog.. shame on you.  You should all feel like giant asses for
A> starting the new year with such hostility and
B> for attacking a fellow deviant.

Two days ago, the ability to select DD's went the way of the dodo bird and when it was discovered that we had technically reached our 'limit' in the database, I had chris make a fix and had to test to ensure it worked correctly.  To test this out, I selected shebid's frog McCreepy the Frog by shebid because it was the first in my watch list.  I thought I had deleted it after confirming it worked but obviously, this morning I find out it didn't delete properly.  I have removed the DD because while shebid is an amazing artist worthy of a daily deviation, and McCreepy is a fun game.. it's not what I would normally consider DD material.

It was a test

and truthfully.. while I may have made a mistake in removing my test, those of you that went to town bitching on the deviation and attacking shebid officially failed as deviants.

Start 2009 with some love and if you're one of the aformentioned that failed to give anyone the benefit of the doubt.. perhaps you need to start issuing some apologies.


Here let me start, my dearest shebid I apologize for not ensuring that the test DD was removed and thus caused some anguish for you that you did not deserve.

The rest of you can get on it.

For everyone else, the ones that noted me asking if I made an error, thank you for not being jackasses and checking in with me with some degree of respect and concern.

Here's hoping 2009 continues with a little more compassion.

:love:



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Lolwutburger's avatar
LolwutburgerStudent Digital Artist
McCreepy's kind of cute.
dazza1008's avatar
I love the story behind McCreepy... and I love the story behind Guatamala Day, too! :dummy:

I really hope that people don't think "that site" is unbiased and should be taken as Gospel truth. xD There are some laughs to be had, as long as it's not taken seriously.

:iconcheerplz::iconmccreepy::iconcheerplz:
monochromera's avatar
monochromeraHobbyist General Artist
I know this is late... but dang I love that frog~

DD? well sure, why not. ^^ the froggy fits the bill if you ask me. if people don't agree, then they don't have to look at it. as far as I know, the frog hasn't done anything wrong~
Moonbeam13's avatar
Moonbeam13Hobbyist Photographer
People are sure hitting ED a lot lately :D
monochromera's avatar
monochromeraHobbyist General Artist
:dummy:
unconventionalsenshi's avatar
unconventionalsenshiHobbyist General Artist
Something weird came to my mind... If an an artist receives a DD but they are not happy about it(for whatever reason, or just doesn't WANT to be on the frontpage with that particular piece), can they delete the submission and that wil result in DD disappearing as well? Or is that deviation undeletable, once it becomes featured as a DD? :paranoid: Just curious :B thanks for answering in advance :aww:
Moonbeam13's avatar
Moonbeam13Hobbyist Photographer
The artist always has control over their image. I'd much rather they ask to have the DD removed than delete the deviation but the choice is ultimately theirs.
unconventionalsenshi's avatar
unconventionalsenshiHobbyist General Artist
I see, thanks for the reply :nod:
iternallife's avatar
Purpleblur re-awarded a DD to McCreepy the Frog, just to assert that mod powah is absolute and to stick it to the whiny bitches that actually wanted to see art. This makes it the only piece on dA that was deliberately featured for 48 hours straight, and thus the most important Daily Deviation to exist.
WormandaDuck's avatar
WormandaDuckStudent Writer
Way to plagiarize from Encyclopedia Dramatica.
iternallife's avatar
If its there it deserves it
kaikaku's avatar
kaikakuHobbyist General Artist
I don't understand why people flip out about DDs like that! Nor do I understand why they think it's appropriate to leave nasty comments on the artist's work about it getting featured. ^^;

I had to go favorite that froggy. The story behind how it got a DD is funny, and I'm glad that shebid was able to handle the situation with humor and grace. And hey, thanks for the work you do here on DA. Sometimes I look at the drama and think we're all really lucky to have such a dedicated and patient staff. :aww:
Moonbeam13's avatar
Moonbeam13Hobbyist Photographer
thank you this made my day :)
ElfenLiedLilium's avatar
"Just like winning the lotto, except your chances are improved by asskissing and the prize is in pageviews and flames, not money. Daily deviations (DDs) are arts that have been featured for 24 hours, give or take a day or two depending on the server lag. Considering the quality of the daily deviations chosen (see right for an example), it’s no wonder that most admins with DD-picking privileges complain about being inundated with suggestions. Fits that DDs are visible on the dA footer, which is kind of like the asshole of the whole site.
Regarding McCreepy the Frog… moonbeam13 initially awarded the DD. Much butthurt ensued, both at the ‘artist’ and the DD selector. The next morning, moonbeam13 posted a journal explaining that she didn’t mean to award it a DD - it was to test out the new DD system, and she hadn’t removed it properly before going to bed. She then removed the DD. Soon after, Purpleblur re-awarded a DD to McCreepy the Frog, just to assert that mod powah is absolute and to stick it to the whiny bitches that actually wanted to see art. This makes it the only piece on dA that was deliberately featured for 48 hours straight, and thus the most important Daily Deviation to exist."
Moonbeam13's avatar
Moonbeam13Hobbyist Photographer
wow you're on one old journal, obviously you got here from somewhere?
ElfenLiedLilium's avatar
yeppp. i need to note you where i got that quote thing from. if i post it on here, someone could report me for posting links and i could get banned ^^; ff.
Moonbeam13's avatar
Moonbeam13Hobbyist Photographer
It's from ED :)
ElfenLiedLilium's avatar
ohh, you saw that? lawl
Darkenmarr's avatar
DarkenmarrHobbyist Digital Artist
:rofl: I think that is the most epic and awesome mistake ever. I'm also glad that the cute little froggy stayed a DD. It doesn't matter the talent, just the heart and love put in to the pic.

:heart:
Aquarior's avatar
AquariorHobbyist Photographer
I totally agree with you, xandria. I got a good share of laughter from this story :D
Commander-Luminaire's avatar
So this is how we started off 2009...
Hopefully we start off 2010 better =P
Moonbeam13's avatar
Moonbeam13Hobbyist Photographer
rofl yes
Commander-Luminaire's avatar
Of course, we've got that blog bashing deviantART... but that was still in 2009 ;)
blackzer0's avatar
So that's what it was about. Why would someone attack an artist for having a deviation of theirs get a DD? it doesn't make sense, it's not like it's their "fault." People are weird.
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