15 years here at deviantART.
I've loved it like a second home, but it looks like...
"All good things must come to an end".
It's effing sad. I'd rather it had just shut down than see it transformed into this buggy/broken, frustrating, infuriating, limited-control, feature-stripped, sorry-ass-excuse for an "art" site.
I hope some drastic changes will be forthcoming (and soon) to fix this WixEclipse abomination, but I have a sick feeling in my gut that it's not going to happen, that we're going to have to either swallow it or leave...
Fingers crossed that Artrise and/or ArtSpacious will fill the void, not just for artists/artwork, but for stock/resource providers as well, with support for non-image files (zip, rar, abr, psd, etc.) and a download count...
(Jeezus... what brain-dead moron(s) made the decision to remove the download count for deviations? That's vital information for stock/resource providers.)
Not sure what the future holds for my gallery and resources/freebies. I've disabled my Core auto-renewal and it's pretty much just a waiting game at the moment... major fixes/improvements to Eclipse vs. what Artrise/ArtSpacious have to offer when they're ready for the public.
R.I.P. deviantART... and welcome to WixEclipse: The new home of amateur-hour incompetence and a great big middle-finger to anyone with an artistic soul.
Thank goodness you are here! I was a big fan of your work on dundjinni and was shocked to see that it's gone now. Thanks so much for the great work you do.
Thank you so much! It's a real shame dundjinni shut down. 😕 It was such a nice community, with so many wonderful people and great resources. I'm glad you were able to find me here, and I hope you continue to enjoy the freebies! One day I hope to get back to sharing more resources for mappers. 😊
You're welcome. 😀 It's really disheartening to see that after 2 years there's still no good alternative to the old deviantART (as far as I'm aware). Had to break down a few days ago and pay for Core again. Feels so bad. 😔 Hopefully a year from now there will be a better option. *fingers crossed*
Agreed. The aim of this new DA must surely be to piss everyone off. Latest try was sending emails out for a contest to "improve the overrated Mona Lisa" which means defacing a Da Vinci work. I damn near deleted my account for that.
I deleted that notification a few mins ago, thinking it was an April Fool's joke. Hmmm... I have no idea how to find the contest page to check if it was posted today or not. I really hope that's just a joke. 😐
EDIT: Found it. It was posted yesterday, but I'm pretty sure it's for April Fool's day. 🙂