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Published: February 21, 2014
Where did everyone go? Apparently DeviantArt is a graveyard.
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Lucanos's avatar
Lucanos|Hobbyist Photographer
There has certainly been a shift in the community here on dA.

I think that there were a pile of factors involved:
- The accessibility of digital photography ballooned, and, as dA was already an established place to share images socially, we kind of got flooded with (in my opinion) non-artistic snapshots, as well as people sharing images they did not create themselves,
- Then sites/apps like Instagram and Tumblr popped up, which further confused the ecosystem,
- Then Facebook grew substantially, with people who make images commercially starting to engage their fans/clients/collaborators through FB rather than dA

On top of that, the fact that dA continues to charge not-insignificant amounts of money for "Premium" accounts whereas alot of the competition are free and the difference in features between dA and that competition is not (to anyone other than the dedicated deviant) sufficient to warrant paying for it...

Add to that the fact that life moves on, and people will always move on, up, sideways and in different directions. So there may be active segments of the community here, even if the segments we used to hang around in have cooled somewhat...

All that being said, welcome back, and hopefully you will have some interesting new work to share with those of us who have held on.
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spidercuffs's avatar
Nice to hear from you Luke.

I think you're right on a lot of fronts. What is it about dA that keeps you on here btw?
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Lucanos|Hobbyist Photographer
For me, it is mostly the people who I made connections with back before those changes really took hold. People like yourself, Andy, etc.

I also occasionally trawl for good work from people I haven't heard of yet, but that can sometimes be a challenge as they are sometimes drowned out by the volumes of people using dA for something other than art. Hence why I let my Premium account lapse - I found I wasn't spending enough time here for the benefits associated with a paid account to be worth the investment.
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Rojpix's avatar
umm no FB has taken a large slice of activity probably because you van link up to people more easily but try putting a nude shot up there and whack they shut down your account
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spidercuffs's avatar
Yeah I did wonder how that would work for the artistic nude stuff. I'm seeing a lot of kinda-sorta censored photos with fuzzy bits showing on FB.
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Dougtehbear's avatar
Good to see you again
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spidercuffs's avatar
Thanks Doug, you too :)
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Dougtehbear's avatar
Lets hope we can get full access back to Malabar headland soon, Cape Banks is getting a little crowded!
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spidercuffs's avatar
It's still fenced off isn't it? It really is a shame they went to that extreme over the whole thing. :(
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andre-j's avatar
You're right. Some of us linger on like the undead, but so many have disappeared into the ether :(
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spidercuffs's avatar
hahah well you and I are still here, obviously :) But so many seem to have have scattered to the winds.
It is amusing when I think of how many people I know that I met through DA over the years. Just had sushi with Meluxine and Nsaia for example :)
Just waxing nostalgic I guess
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andre-j's avatar
yes - at one stage most of my models came via deviant art - that hasn't happened for ages; usually model mayhem these days
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spidercuffs's avatar
Who was initiating the shoots over DA, was it mostly the models? I'm just interested to see what you think has chanced. I mean, model mayhem existed way back when so I don't think it's taken any traffic away directly.
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TheCycle's avatar
ikr? :XD: i came back about a month ago, heh
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zilla774|Professional Interface Designer
it happens like that now and then... depressing when you submit what you feel are some of your best pieces and you get no response. But are we here to grow as artists or for the popularity, right? ok so we WANT the popularity so we can grow... catch 22 heh :D

I'm still watching you actively though, does that count?

:heart:
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Thanks Zilla. Pretty sure you were one of my very early watchers. It's nice of you to stop in and say hello.

I don't think I've particularly worried about popularity on Deviantart in a long time (even before leaving on hiatus) but it is kind of sad to see the friend chat list and have 90% of the people on there with 'inactive 340w' next to their names. I guess I came back hoping to see the groups of local models, photographers and artists who worked together and supported eachother. There are some people still here obviously - Andy, you especially. But it does feel a bit like the boat has sailed. I'm not sure who I'm posting to right now is the issue. The models I work with are not on here to see the works for one thing.
I guess I'll persevere and hope there are still people to talk to from time to time :)
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zilla774|Professional Interface Designer
things go in cycles. Life is like that. The only thing you can do is to start afresh, get new watchers, build new circles. dA still has a lot of life and a lot to give. But yes, it is sad to see people who you started out alongside fall away. I have 10k watchers... but probably on about 12 of them are actually active :( 


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spidercuffs's avatar
You're probably right As long as there are good new people to meet it would all be worth it.
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