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I see it happen every now and then that people rant saying that you should comment on their art if you fave it, yet when you go to their own favourites they didn't comment on everything either. Isn't that a bit hypocritical? 

90%
191 deviants said Yes, that is indeed somewhat hypocritical
8%
17 deviants said I don't know / I have no opinion
2%
4 deviants said No, that makes sense (comment why, if you feel like it? I haven't really heard a proper explanation for this yet)

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Hawkieface Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2015  Hobbyist Writer
As you can see I tend to go through my gallery when it hits 500+ deviations etc. soooo I kinda don't comment on most art unless there's something I'd really like to point out, either positive or negative. But really it is quite hypocritical of them, I feel, to make such a fuss over something they don't comply to anyhow...
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SpitfiresOnIce Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Exactly.
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Roxalew Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You get what you give 8D
And people shouldn't be trying to force others to comment on things anyway, Everyone has the right to comment and fav what THEY like, and not what your trying to enforce XD
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SpitfiresOnIce Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Exactly! Plus, forcing won't work anyway, chances are you'll scare people off instead :XD:
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Roxalew Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Haha so true! XD :D
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pennywhistle444 Featured By Owner Edited Aug 2, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I must admit, I love it when I get comments on my work because I love to know what others think and sometimes comments will even spark a conversation which is always great. But I won't tell or force anyone to comment because I'd much rather a comment be sincere and not forced or obligated, even if I were to only get 1 per pic. But I do also appreciate faves just as much, especially since I'm guilty of a lot of fave and runs myself. Sometimes I just can't think of the right words to say, so it would be wrong to be mad at those who are the same way
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SpitfiresOnIce Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Indeed, comments are great but it's not something you can force others into :noes:
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Derpy-Kitties Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2015  Student General Artist
Yes, it is. Although I love comments, faving is kinda nice, unless it's by a deviant who favorites everything they see in the newest deviantations thing. After all, having 0 favs on a deviantation is very discouraging or heartbreaking :3 
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SpitfiresOnIce Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Yea, I feel you there!
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Crystal-Gryphon Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
It's fine to encourage people to comment by asking in the description, but going after people that fav and run and telling them to is rude. not everyone will have something to say other than "cool" or "nice", or are simply too shy.
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SpitfiresOnIce Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Indeed!
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AkaiFenneku Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2015  Student Digital Artist
Well, while I understand why people are being thirsty for having their work commented on, that doesn't mean one should consider favourites a bad thing. In fact, when I favourite someone's art I often say to myself 'what kind of comment would I add?', and I often find myself unable to leave anything because I'm either speechless or just too shy to add anything. But hey, there's a reason I favourited someone's work, right? Some people are just shy or don't have anything to say, are busy, etc. It's true that receiving criticism on your work from time to time it's satisfying, but why don't ask yourself, 'am I doing this solely to receive comments, or because I enjoy drawing and posting it for the world to see?'
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SpitfiresOnIce Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Yea, indeed! I agree.
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OCDVampireDiary Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
people should be grateful for faves, as there is a chance that artwork will now be seen on another person's page (in their favorite section)  and possibly seen by somebody who may not have come to their own page to begin with.  It broadens the reach of their work, whilst a comment is good for the soul!  Either / or for me is good.
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SpitfiresOnIce Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Yea, favourites can be good for exposure, so they aren't a bad thing at all! Some people almost make it sound like it's a crime to favourite things.
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Merleee Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I watch way too many people to comment on every deviation I see, besides, I don't even know what to say most of the time.

Like, when someone posts a drawing of their HARPG-horse, most of the time it doesn't really stand out among all the other HARPG-drawings so then I compliment him/her with faving it instead of commenting.

But lately I'm trying to comment more, especially on works that really stand out and which I really like, enough to comment on it.

Still, my personal opinion is that people shouldn't complain about getting more faves than comments. Everyone has that 'problem' and really, if someone only faves your drawing, it doesn't mean they like it less. It's just an easier way of saying 'I like your art'. I appreciate faves just as much as comments.
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SpitfiresOnIce Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Yea, often it's pointless to comment when you don't know what to say either, because those comments are often the kind that I just don't have a reply to because they aren't saying anything in the first place, so no one really wins :XD:

But yes, everyone has this, and I don't know how people think they can change that? It's  abit weird to me.
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KingSexyStudKitty Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2015  Hobbyist Photographer
I see both point because I am guilty of this how ever I don't beg for comments
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SpitfiresOnIce Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I see!
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KingSexyStudKitty Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2015  Hobbyist Photographer
Yeah...
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RenegadeSpirit Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2015
Yes, due to the fact that we may or may not use it other than just fave this.
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SpitfiresOnIce Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I don't think I quite understand what you meant with that sentence :0 What do you mean by "it"?
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RenegadeSpirit Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2015
Well, it's like a friends or family. A friend will said "Hello", then that's it. A family was said "What's up?" and saying it and using it at an awesome family.
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SpitfiresOnIce Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I am so confused, I really don't understand what you're trying to say :noes:
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RenegadeSpirit Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2015
Just be the very best by being you.
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SpitfiresOnIce Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I just don't understand how this is related to the poll :XD:
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RenegadeSpirit Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2015
My either. ;) (Wink) 
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Sorrelheart Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2015  Student Filmographer
It's understandable to get frustrated about it, but yelling at your watchers is not going to get you authentic comments
you're really just scaring/guilting your watchers into commenting on your art and they feel pressured to come up with something to write
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SpitfiresOnIce Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Exactly, I feel that way too. People will not sincerely want to comment, and if they listen to you at all they will either force a comment or ignore your art alltogether. I don't think that works!
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RaeLx888 Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
it annoys me when people do that.
I comment on pictures that I see something nice about. I always point out what I really like about it and say "great job!" because that's the kind of comments I like.

but I fave without commenting sometimes. and I kinda like getting messages that say;
"*someone I don't know* has added *something of mine* to their favorites."

it means that my hashtags are working.

it's rude to expect everyone to comment. they probably have other things to do with their time. maybe they're busy.
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SpitfiresOnIce Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Yea, I think people expect too much from others and often don't realize they are doing the exact same in the eyes of other people! It's easy to accuse other people, but to look at yourself and admit your own flaws can get you a long way.
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RaeLx888 Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
so true.

honestly, when people do things like that that annoy people, the best thing you can do is realize that it's your choice to be annoyed.

you can think "damn those people! they're so annoying! I hate them!"

or you can think "I like comments, but sometimes I don't leave them on things too. I'm glad they liked it. they wouldn't fave it otherwise."

getting angry is like holding a burning coal and expecting the other person to get burned, in the words of the Buddha.
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SpitfiresOnIce Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
True! :)
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AmeliaHalfDead Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2015
Sorry, I don't really want to be a gossiper. ><;;;
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SpitfiresOnIce Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
... what?
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AmeliaHalfDead Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2015
I mean like, um, I do not want to gossip and if I am sounding rude right now you can spam this :(
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SpitfiresOnIce Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I just don't get what you mean by gossiping? I'm not gossiping about specific people, many people do what I described here and I'm not targeting anyone in particular nor naming anyone?
Adressing general habits of people that you think make no sense isn't the same as talking smack about one specific person behind their back, and if anyone in here takes offense to this poll because they do this, they are free to tell me their opinion on the topic!
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AmeliaHalfDead Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2015
...I don't really like shooting my mouth off I am afraid, even if I tried I would try to sound not rude which means like I would never say anything. =A=
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SpitfiresOnIce Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
But then why comment? I mean, it's kind of pointless to comment saying that you're... not going to comment. :XD:

I don't think anyone here is rude at all to be honest, if you do think so you're free to point that out though :shrug:
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AmeliaHalfDead Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2015
Lol I don't know. XD 
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Silverdreamstar31 Featured By Owner Edited Aug 1, 2015  Student Traditional Artist
I don't care if people fav and run cause I do it too XD
I'm socially awkward, so I might like someone's art but not know how to describe what I like about it

But, if someone leaves a nice comment I always make sure to go to their gallery and give one back! :3
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SpitfiresOnIce Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
It can be hard indeed! But that's nice of you to do :)
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NutmegArtist Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2015  Student General Artist
I agree with you!  If someone rants about getting lots of Favorites but no comments, but they do the same to others... it's just a bit pointless. D:
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SpitfiresOnIce Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Yea, it quite is!
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Azurite-stars Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
It's okay to favorite stuff and not comment on it, but to do it yourself AND say its rude/bad, thats idiotic. 
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SpitfiresOnIce Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Yea, it doesn't make much sense no!
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Azurite-stars Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hypocrite always bother me >:T
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SpitfiresOnIce Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Same...
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EmeraldIllustrator Featured By Owner Edited Aug 1, 2015   Digital Artist
It kind of frustrates me when that happens, especially because I rarely ever get comments. The most I usually expect on my art is one or two per deviantation. So it bothers me when I get a bunch of favorites and no comments.

I actually make a point not to favorite something unless I comment on it. There are only two deviantations in my favorites that I didn't comment on. So I expect the same in return, I guess.

I am grateful for faves, but I'd rather have comments.
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SpitfiresOnIce Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Yea, though I never expect that tendency to favourite more than comment to change. It's just how it is, I guess D: That is frustrating though.
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