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I'm A Part of the Anti Eclipse Movement

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SIGN THE PETITION TO STOP ECLIPSE!

THE SOUND OF SILENCE MOVEMENT
Make a statement by not using the website starting May 1st 12:00am CST to May 4th 12:00am CST (3 full days in total).
If you want to join, then log out and don't open/use the website for 3 full days.






Yes, hello again. So I'm sure you've all heard about the mandatory Eclipse rollout happening next month. I've been using the old site this whole time, refusing to switch over, because I hated the design so much. Now I don't know if you guys know this, but I've been on DeviantArt for 17 years. That's a long fricken' time by anyone's standards. I have seen this website go through many seasons and many changes and have remained loyal to the website because I loved its general layout, I loved its options, I loved its community, and I loved how intuitive it was and how easy it was to browse, search for, collect, and showcase art. I've always considered DA to be my first home ( even though I haven't been uploading art very frequently anywhere as of late).

But this Eclipse change, I'm afraid to say, is kind of a dealbreaker for me. Like I said before, I've seen DA through a lot of layout, color scheme, and logo changes...but this is new. The entire experience that was Deviantart is gone in Eclipse. No longer is it intuitive or fun. No longer do I feel connected to the community. Deviantart is almost completely unrecognizable in Eclipse, and because of that I will likely be moving on to better websites when it comes to uploading art in the future. I absolutely do not feel comfortable using a website that looks like Eclipse Deviantart does. It feels empty, yet also disproportionately large. Options that I used so frequently it's astounding are now just...gone? Where the hell did they go? I can't understand how Deviantart thought this aggressive design change was a good idea, especially with all the backlash they've been getting from veteran users. So to Deviantart staff I would like to say the following:

LISTEN to your members.
RETHINK what the community needs/is asking for.
ACT SMART and prove that you have listened. No more half-assed semi-solutions.

We want QUALITY.
we want INTUITIVE DESIGN.
We want properly working SUBFOLDERS.
We want EASILY ACCESSIBLE OPTIONS.

We don't need a poor, buggy, "new" version of dA.
WE DON'T NEED JUST ANOTHER ART STATION/INSTAGRAM/FACEBOOK WANNABE FAKE. WE WANT THE OLD DEVIANTART.
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Meztli72's avatar

About this ugly "Chinese torture" called Eclipse: now August 2023, and a lot of bugs are still parasiting this site (mainly when editing and formating: it's a torture to format, align, arrange, etc. text, icons, emoticons and images). The only reason I still remain active at DA is because my fans and friends and the fact that this is the only art site where I can share my artwork and get some feedback (feedback that shrinked a lot since this monstruosity called Eclipse).


There's no single other art site worthy, I have a Weasyl account and there, I never get any feedback. It's a desert, a cemetery. I had a Charahub account, but Charahub died a lot of time ago. Artstation: it's only for professional, skilled and geniuses of art, and it seems that it's slow and ugly too.


Eclipse: well chosen name, it eclipsed usability!!!