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.

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CatCouch's avatar
CatCouchProfessional Digital Artist
I'm trying to just use Eclipse now and it's frustrating, ha ha~
Everything feels sluggish!

Just checking new art is weird, notifications are all over the place and hard to read, Journals don't show up for everyone on OF DA if you post them using Eclipse.

Make that new art! To heck with DA's wonky site layout!
RoninDude's avatar
RoninDudeProfessional Digital Artist

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

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CatCouchProfessional Digital Artist

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!

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RoninDudeProfessional Digital Artist

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.

TzaoTao's avatar
Pretty much sums up most users opinion of Eclipse I'm sad to say
RoninDude's avatar
RoninDudeProfessional Digital Artist

Seems so!

TzaoTao's avatar
sadly yes
SamwiseTheAwesome's avatar
SamwiseTheAwesomeHobbyist Traditional Artist
Well, be sure to leave your comments on the Eclipse Feedback page. They can't fix what they don't realize is an issue. Hopefully they'll sort things out in quick order.
RoninDude's avatar
RoninDudeProfessional Digital Artist

If I have the time, I may! Though I doubt I am the only one with these issues.

SamwiseTheAwesome's avatar
SamwiseTheAwesomeHobbyist Traditional Artist
I agreed that the new notifications menu is a total crapshoot
ThorinWolfson's avatar
ThorinWolfsonHobbyist General Artist
Understandable.
I really don't like Eclipse either.
RoninDude's avatar
RoninDudeProfessional Digital Artist

Yeah.

Jaquelidor's avatar
Eclipse SUCKS. Period. Poorly thought out, poorly implemented. They've been trying for what, two or three years to launch it and still it's terrible compared to the current site. Now they're just going to ram it down our throats. Starting to consider letting my Core membership expire if they don't change plans.
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RoninDudeProfessional Digital Artist

Honestly, I am thinking the same thing...

I've always supported tried to support the changes, but this just feels like a downgrade.

MichaelCrichlow's avatar

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. >_<

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RoninDudeProfessional Digital Artist

Agreed!

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LastMinuteReplicasHobbyist Artisan Crafter
That's a good reason to stay on the old site :P
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RoninDudeProfessional Digital Artist

The old site is being retired in a couple of weeks.

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LastMinuteReplicasHobbyist Artisan Crafter
Yeah, and I'm fearing this day :s
Daggerhammer's avatar
Understandable.  It's a pretty clunky system.
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RoninDudeProfessional Digital Artist

Indeed.

Jaycue58's avatar
are the powers to be gonna listen ........... i doubt it 
RoninDude's avatar
RoninDudeProfessional Digital Artist

Hard to say...

remuko's avatar
yeah thats why im not using eclipse until they force it on me.
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