Tbh Deviantart Eclipse feels like a giant middle finger for writers

as someone whose gallery is 90% literature, it's just disheartening to see it :|

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blueswansong's avatar
blueswansongStudent General Artist
Eclipse is naff. I'm so glad I narrowly avoided it. Now I see everyone hating it left right and center. I knew something was off about it.
dailydragonlair's avatar
I hope it won't stay that way. It looks awful.
Tabanoffi's avatar
That does look pretty awful. I'm mostly okay with Eclipse but I don't know what made them think that design was a good idea.
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SavageFrogHobbyist General Artist
hope they do something about that :/
Serendiipitii's avatar
SerendiipitiiHobbyist Writer
They did say in the journal that they were working on the lit issues ;
I kinda like it so far, barring that ~
Mythiril's avatar
MythirilHobbyist General Artist
If you're not a professional digital artist you have no place in the new dA
That's how they are making things look atm and I find it hard to believe they might listen because the protests of the people who alpha tested this went unheard and they still went ahead with the design that pushed community, groups, interactions and any art medium that isn't digital back without care. 
Serendiipitii's avatar
SerendiipitiiHobbyist Writer
That's one way to look at it, I suppose. I'd never disagree with
the fact that digital art is more prominent here than most mediums.
Mythiril's avatar
MythirilHobbyist General Artist
It's not one way to look at it, it is how it's happening atm and there's no denying that they overshadowed everything else in favor of digital
Even groups got hidden behind a few menus that are hard to navigate through 
Serendiipitii's avatar
SerendiipitiiHobbyist Writer
I say one way to look at it because we don't share the same views.
And I would never deny that digital is prominent - that's what I mentioned in my previous comment ~
Though I didn't find groups hard to find, myself. 
Mythiril's avatar
MythirilHobbyist General Artist
Yep, pretty much 
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Khafre4400Student Digital Artist
And I say it as a granson of jewish and son of Israeli father, these guys are the worst.
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DiablaDeLasFloresHobbyist General Artist
I fully agree. I feel like they've always been more visually geared, but these changes are basically like telling us our writing doesn't belong here at all. If not here, where can we go?
Mythiril's avatar
MythirilHobbyist General Artist
dunno honestly, there aren't many art sites out there that welcomes literature and i dont feel like going to the plague that's called wattpad
DiablaDeLasFlores's avatar
DiablaDeLasFloresHobbyist General Artist
Maybe something needs to change...
Mythiril's avatar
MythirilHobbyist General Artist
well, the beta testing journal has a thousand comments telling them it's bad
watch dA marvelously fail to listen, as always
DiablaDeLasFlores's avatar
DiablaDeLasFloresHobbyist General Artist
Yep. That's exactly what I'm expecting.
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xXSerena-CrosseXxHobbyist General Artist
It looks like they have changed it since then, but I prefer the preview scrolls they had on
writing. I don't like how they squeeze it up either (but that is across all deviations currently).
Everything is more long less wide. Comment reading is gonna be a bitch and a half.
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MythirilHobbyist General Artist
they really have no idea how to design a website at this point
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xXSerena-CrosseXxHobbyist General Artist
Yeah getting rid of a lot of the customization, devastating the browse section, altering
the format on deviations, getting rid of freaking sub folders...there is a LOT of bad changes
thus far and that wasn't even all of them. The color change I think was good but that doesn't
make up at all for the things they took away.
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MythirilHobbyist General Artist
also getting rid of the critique widget and feature
and widgets
and anything that isn't gallery
and id, and and and and
and everything that isn't digital art
i know the people who were in alpha were protesting the design
but now it's in beta
next week it'll go live

it's as if they're trying to run people off site
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xXSerena-CrosseXxHobbyist General Artist
Even digital art got a hit in favor of video...how many
videos do you even see on DA honestly? 

But wtf it goes live next week!? With all of these problems!? 
I thought it'd be like 2019...
Mythiril's avatar
MythirilHobbyist General Artist
who even submits videos to dA :| 

they'll prolly launch it next week, yeah. beta testing isn't really more than a week or 2, a month at most :\ 
unless they somehow listen, which i doubt it
wix wants money, it doesn't want a community. 
you might want to see their terms of service and privacy policy, because they lay claim to art and since dA is now on a wix domain, wix Tos and privacy applies
xXSerena-CrosseXx's avatar
xXSerena-CrosseXxHobbyist General Artist
I hope so badly it's a month this time I don't think they can fix this stuff
in a weeks time. I hope they do listen too, it's more across the board this time
(senior, core, beta testers, ect) with complaints that are consistent complaints too.
If they want to keep more money they should see from stats alone that people got
core for customization so this would take a massive hit to their profits...so i almost
guarantee they are gonna fix that one if anything.

I remember the outrage with the wix problem...I was really uncertain about it myself
honestly and still to this day am. It's why I always try to keep an eye out for other
art sites. But I don't think there is a good rival yet to DA.
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