'Sometimes I wonder why I still use this app after so many bad dates... I've been burned enough to know better, but here I am, inviting you to prove me wrong.'
Oh snap, thank you for posting that gif cuz I didn't notice this got a DD! I swear, I'm just wandering around the new dA not knowing where anything is or what anything is lol. Unless I'm missing something, looks like the site doesn't say anything to you if you get a feature now? Interesting.
No worries at all, Eclipse is making matters ten times worse for everybody..
Well even using old DA, even when they began informing people via their feed when they received a DD, even then not everyone saw it. (for many possible reasons - frankly, I feel people should be notified via private noting. But Moonbeam13 , when I contacted her some months ago she did say they are looking into making changes there, so.. )
But yes,.. with Eclipse, to my understanding we should still be receiving notifications when awarded a DD. ( I know, as a suggester, when my suggestions are accepted I get notified in my box ) . But again, to my understanding, even using old DA this is something that has always been glitchy for some weird reason regarding notifications to members of a DD feature. Just too many folks have told me over the years, since 2014 : "if not for your note I would never have known".
It's why I commissioned someone to make me this gif, in fact,.. It's an eye-catcher that is hard to miss. LOL
But anyway,.. Yes,.. Eclipse feels like a huge mess that's all over the place. So,.. just take it at your own pace.
Good to hear they might be looking into it! Yeah... for a long time now it's been kinda like... 'oh' when you get a DD. I remember when I was first around here in 2006, it was SUCH big deal to score a DD and you got a LOT of attention. Seems like DD's have been scooted down the front page for the last ten years until it's like... being featured on a footnote? As we all know the front page of dA has always suffered from unfortunate content, you'd think they'd want to present the site to new visitors with a good foot forward like, perhaps, the daily features.
Anyway, I'm feeling too old to care too much anymore. Even eclipse is like... huh. We ride this weird platform, but we're here for the art and the people we've met, so as long as that stuff's going strong it'll always be dA!
Well, it stands to reason in my opinion, that once they moved the DD's from front page location the thrill would diminish eventually, too. This is an art community, we learn off one another and encourage one another every day, and seeing works making it to the front page was a huge incentive to do better - all around.
Not to mention the wonderful art showcased there drew in many new accounts - ... just as, I suppose, the crap that's featured there now is drawing in a certain... 'element'.
No need to say more. they've been told enough times so that element is clearly what they want.
Thing is, though. when a site listens to its own wants over that of its members, well,.. those members go away. eventually... And that's a normal reaction.
Yeah, true enough. we are here for "the art and the people" - but that's the thing too.. Eclipse has - and I'm going to say Deliberately - because no other word is accurate.. they have deliberately made it hard for us to support one another... with all the added, excessive, ridiculous clicking. Had we never known the ease of operation of which the prior platform functioned, it would not be a problem - we can't miss what we never had or knew; but the the simple Fact is, it's a freaking down-grade and a huge one at that.
The fact that it slows down the process of getting from point A to point B, in the big picture,... is very suspicious to me. But. I'll say no more on that or this could turn into a book.
Anyway, I'll stop here. I shouldn't really say all of this under a DD feature as it's not my typical way at all. But since you don't seem to mind, it's been rather refreshing exchanging thoughts. That said. I'll understand if you wish to hide or delete the comments after reading.
And again, congrats on a very nice and deserving art-piece! !!!
Naw, free speech, man! And anyway, I'm sure the site's been lambasted with criticism along these lines and so many more since the revamp.
Agreed that things are more clunky, and that's a huge shame. But I suppose we should remember this just a few months into full release, they will certainly change some stuff, maybe improve things. Like the activity center is totally, totally bizarre. Can you seriously not load more than a dozen lines at a pop? Who wanted that? And why not let us sort items by type? You can stack, or not stack. Lazy.
The weirdest thing is that the site used to really push you to check your inbox for art from people you follow. I haven't looked more than twice at that inbox since I've been back. Like, I FORGET it's a thing. I feel hyper-focused on my own page and not very invited to go look at anything else.
On the other hand, other media sites try to constantly make you wander off like an ADHD butterfly instead of building a core circle. Everything is clogged with reposts, 'you might like...'s, and ads. Which is why dA is still my fav art place to be. Even with the new site it's still more gallery than it is social media, although it is trying hard to tap into the social media vein.
Does it like... load slower too? Maybe as you say it's all the clicking we do now to get to anything. Going through 'activity' stuff is definitely a pain, but I actually like the new message center, how it shows you the previous message so you don't need to go find your own thread cuz you forgot wtf you were discussing with a person. XD