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Worst pet peeve about requesting (someone asks for art, but you get nothing in return, so people asking for free art)? 

25%
36 deviants said When someone requests something, you do it and they barely acknowledge it
20%
29 deviants said UGHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH :stare:
14%
20 deviants said When someone asks for a request, you deny and they make you feel bad about not accepting doing free art for them
10%
15 deviants said When you have this stamp on your page saying you don't do requests, and people still ask for them
10%
15 deviants said When people ask for a request and present it as if THEY are doing YOU a favor ("I offer you this character for you to practice animation on")
10%
14 deviants said When someone asks for a request even though you have commissions open, but they do commission other artists
6%
9 deviants said When "friends" TAKE EVERY SINGLE HINT AT AN OPPORTUNITY TO REQUEST FREE ART OF YOU
2%
3 deviants said When someone requests something and once you finish it they immediately go request more
2%
3 deviants said I don't think any of these are annoying
1%
1 deviant said Something else that I missed?

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Hawkieface Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2015  Hobbyist Writer
I'M SORRY IF ANYONE IS OFFERING FREE ART I LEAP AT THE OPPORTUNITY BC I'M POOR I'M SORRY BIENU DON'T HATE ME PLEASE I LAHF YHOO
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SpitfiresOnIce Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
No, I mean as in... You're not even really offering it, you're giving it to the first person who comments, and they aren't first but they're being all "heyyyy friend! Could I request something too?" like NO
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Hawkieface Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2015  Hobbyist Writer
OH okay no right okay phew
//stops hyperventilating

Sorry friend
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SpitfiresOnIce Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
It's fine :XD:
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TakaEdakumi Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
"When someone requests something, you do it and they barely acknowledge it"

This, nnnn. So many wasted hours, so much pain for nothing. I am an artist, I don't just poop out work, it takes time. It's like, I worked on it for you, don't you get it? At least say something about it. *dies*
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SpitfiresOnIce Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Yesss, indeed D:
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honey-bee Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2015  Student Digital Artist
one time i send i wouldnt mind doing requests of characters from an anime/video game/ect and then i got a note 20 minutes later asking me to draw powerpuff girls porn 
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SpitfiresOnIce Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Oh, eww...
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honey-bee Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2015  Student Digital Artist
i even posted myself in a cosplay wig and 10 minutes later i get someone asking for nudes 
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SpitfiresOnIce Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Oh god, that's disgusting. D:
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MlYUU Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I get a little bit annoyed when people request stuff when they are not even watching me, like come on. It's pretty rude to go around and beg people you don't even care to watch to draw you stuff ;A; At least give the artist some respect instead of using them like that!  But all of the things you listed above is true.

But I don't really mind people asking, as long as they don't get rude if you say "no" :heart:
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SpitfiresOnIce Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Ahh, that's true indeed! Why ask them for free art if you don't even care for their art much?

I see :)
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Roxalew Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Haha all of them are quite annoying XD But doing something for someone and they ignore it is the worst by far!
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SpitfiresOnIce Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Yes, that truly is bad!
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Roxalew Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Yeah ^^; Agreed!
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AnArtisticArtist Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2015  Student General Artist
All of these are annoying, but especially the one where you decided to do it anyway but the person barely acknowledges it. 
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SpitfiresOnIce Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Yes, indeed :noes:
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LightMistOcean Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
//tries to click everything
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SpitfiresOnIce Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:noes:
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DonarsOak Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
*wants to select all* Stare 
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SpitfiresOnIce Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Yess :stare:
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TheDogzLife Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Guilt trippers tbh
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SpitfiresOnIce Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Yes :noes:
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TheDogzLife Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Or people who don't understand the concept of 'I'm fine using up a few minutes of my life to give directions but I'm not wasting hours drawing something for a complete stranger'
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SpitfiresOnIce Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Oh god yes.
"If you do _____ for _____ then why can't you make me a drawing"
BECAUSE I DON'T HAVE TO AND DON'T WANT TO :noes:
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TheDogzLife Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
'because that person is important to me & you're a piece of gum my shoe picked up off the street'
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SpitfiresOnIce Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Exactly :XD:
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xXMittyKittyXx Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2015
my requests are 100% open always, so far and i've only ever gotten any when I make journals about them with slots (even though it doesn't particularly matter) Although I can imagine all of these would be very annoying. 
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SpitfiresOnIce Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
They are!
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Chedtim Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
just clicked the "UUUUUUUUUUUUUGH" because I can't choose
they're all the most obnoxious things in the world
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AkaPanuka Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Dunno if this is the most hated thing, but I've had people come to me KNOWING I don't do requests and they are like, "Hey, I know it says you don't do requests on your page but it would be really special to me if you drew my character k thanks bye."
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SpitfiresOnIce Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Sighs, that too. Especially if you don't know the person :stare:
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AkaPanuka Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
yep |D
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space-plants Featured By Owner Edited Jan 2, 2015
"When people ask for a request and present it as if THEY are doing YOU a favor ("I offer you this character for you to practice animation on")"

along with the good old "i'll ask about the request every five hours because it's the most important thing in the world even though you've obviously got way better things to do. aand will get pissed if you don't get it done in like two days"

oh and, when they try guilt trip into taking a request by saying "ohh i want a picture SO BAD but i don't have any money! "
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SpitfiresOnIce Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Oh god, yes. If people start doing that I cancel it. Immediately. You didn't pay for it, you have no right to bug me. I owe you nothing.

As if anyone would pity them for that :stare:
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DogeDays Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2015  Student
I'm guessing a lot of people have been requesting you lately? 
but yeah i wish people didn't do any of these really XD
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SpitfiresOnIce Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Not that much lately, but all of these things DID happen to me :XD:
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DogeDays Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2015  Student
well that must have sucked, i'm sorry D: 
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SpitfiresOnIce Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Yea :P
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flutter-sama Featured By Owner Edited Jan 2, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
I find requesters in general annoying, unless they're extremely polite about it and takes "no" in a kind of positive way, or you have a stamp/journal saying requests are open. THE MOST ANNOYING (IMHO) : when you have inactive watchers and the instant you have a request journal/some other thing including free art/raffle they're suddenly active again.

There was this journal I once posted asking anyone to do a meme with me, and there was an art trade portion. Some random watcher that never did anything just instantly commented. Even though it was an art trade, it still pissed me off for some reason

sorry for the mini-rant, idk this topic somehow is able to make me really annoyed
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SpitfiresOnIce Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Ohh, yes. There's free art and suddenly you're good enough :shrug: I get that people don't follow joinals a lot, but when they never even favourite or something and then suddenly you open a request and they are there?

It's fine, that's understandable!
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Rasaliina Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
All of them are awful... but mostly I get upset if they barely acknowledge the art and if their only comment is something like "cute" or "yea thank" like I just spent hours on this and you don't even seem to appreciate it might as well delete the thing

the other one - possibly the worst - is if you agree to take a request and when it's not ready within the same day the requester won't leave you alone and keeps pestering you about it and that's exactly why you'll never get it done. 

people asking for multiple requests at one go is also eghghghh because I feel bad for saying no and that's real problematic

and of course when people ask for requests despite the clearly visible stamps on your page stating NO.
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SpitfiresOnIce Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Yea, indeed, that sucks D:

Yep, when they do that I just drop it. Like no. Don't tell me to hurry up, I owe you nothing. You didn't pay me, so I don't work for you.

Being bad at saying no is very problematic, yes D:

Indeed, because reading is hard :saddummy:
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IvypoolForever Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
SCREAMS

ALL OF THEM :stare:
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SpitfiresOnIce Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
YES UGHH
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xigs Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
EVERY TIME SOMEONE ASKS ME FOR A REQUEST I LINK THEM TO MY COMMISSION INFO AND THEY'RE JUST LIKE "wait no"
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SpitfiresOnIce Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:XD: The confusion in their faces.
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xigs Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
they're like "wait no...i have no points" and im like "lol by"
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CelestialRainicorn Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2015
I never had a request
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SpitfiresOnIce Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Okay.
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