If you are wondering why I haven't been replying to comments as swiftly as I usually do, it's because the new inbox for DeviantArt is a bit cumbersome to get used to.
Every time I send a reply, a "reply successful" notification appears at the top and moves everything down. Then, when it disappears in a few seconds, everything moves back up again.
This is a bit frustrating to deal with, because it makes me miss-click links when I try to hit the "reply" button on the next comment. With how many comments and messages I get on a daily basis, it's become really cumbersome to use.
Overall, there's just a lot more clicks to do the same, because they split up the inbox into so many different tabs, each with different functions (why can't I mass delete 1000 fav messages in the "all" tab????)...
So, I am sorry if it seems I've been a little less present, lately. I have art to make, and I can't spend all this extra time relearning an entirely new site layout.
I actually find that I don't check my watch list, like, ever, anymore. It's just outside my usual path!
And yeah, I'm just here to share my art and chat with folks. :D
When notifications were all on one page, I checked the art since new posts were at the top.
With Eclipse I check messages, respond to people and leave. Checking notifications takes 5 clicks instead of one now. I have other sites to be checking!
Exactly my process too. XD
I'm not even trying to make a statement, it's just how it works out. I don't feel like changing my habits because one of many social media sites I visit adds more steps for no discernible reason.
Indeed. I've been using Eclipse daily since April 23rd (trying my best to get used to it). Eclipse as it currently stands is an inferior product to old DA. I hope they fix that before forcing everyone here to use it. >_<