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?
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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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Yes, that is indeed somewhat hypocritical
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I don't know / I have no opinion
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Published: August 1, 2015
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Hawkieface's avatar
HawkiefaceHobbyist 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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SpitfiresOnIceHobbyist Digital Artist
Exactly.
Roxalew's avatar
RoxalewHobbyist 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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SpitfiresOnIceHobbyist Digital Artist
Exactly! Plus, forcing won't work anyway, chances are you'll scare people off instead :XD:
Roxalew's avatar
RoxalewHobbyist Digital Artist
Haha so true! XD :D
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pennywhistle444Hobbyist 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
SpitfiresOnIce's avatar
SpitfiresOnIceHobbyist Digital Artist
Indeed, comments are great but it's not something you can force others into :noes:
Derpy-Kitties's avatar
Derpy-KittiesStudent 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 
SpitfiresOnIce's avatar
SpitfiresOnIceHobbyist Digital Artist
Yea, I feel you there!
Crystal-Gryphon's avatar
Crystal-GryphonHobbyist 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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SpitfiresOnIceHobbyist Digital Artist
Indeed!
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AkaiFennekuStudent 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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SpitfiresOnIceHobbyist Digital Artist
Yea, indeed! I agree.
OCDVampireDiary's avatar
OCDVampireDiaryHobbyist 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.
SpitfiresOnIce's avatar
SpitfiresOnIceHobbyist 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.
Merleee's avatar
MerleeeHobbyist 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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SpitfiresOnIceHobbyist 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.
KingSexyStudKitty's avatar
KingSexyStudKittyHobbyist Photographer
I see both point because I am guilty of this how ever I don't beg for comments
SpitfiresOnIce's avatar
SpitfiresOnIceHobbyist Digital Artist
I see!
KingSexyStudKitty's avatar
KingSexyStudKittyHobbyist Photographer
Yeah...
RenegadeSpirit's avatar
Yes, due to the fact that we may or may not use it other than just fave this.
SpitfiresOnIce's avatar
SpitfiresOnIceHobbyist Digital Artist
I don't think I quite understand what you meant with that sentence :0 What do you mean by "it"?
RenegadeSpirit's avatar
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.
SpitfiresOnIce's avatar
SpitfiresOnIceHobbyist Digital Artist
I am so confused, I really don't understand what you're trying to say :noes:
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