Shop Forum More Submit  Join Login
Deviation In Storage? by What-the-Gaff Deviation In Storage? by What-the-Gaff
Seriously, what is it with these things? I hate looking back over my favs and seeing these, sometimes clustered together in groups even. No idea where they came from or who made them even? Out of sight, out of mind, no way of ever recovering them. I hate that.
Add a Comment:
 
:iconzharth:
zharth Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2018  Professional Photographer
Glad I'm not the only one who feels this way. Please don't ever put this deviation in storage, lol, because it's going on my profile!
Reply
:iconstarshinelove186:
StarshineLove186 Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I hate these so much! There isn't even a point in storing your art because it still appears on google images if you search the deviant's username
I think DA should remove that feature
Reply
:iconepicneon:
EpicNeon Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh my gosh, I hate these so much! Crying 
Reply
:iconconstrued:
Construed Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2014
yea, they are horrible!
Reply
:iconkitsune1978:
Kitsune1978 Featured By Owner May 30, 2013
Couldn't agree more.
Reply
:icond-stro:
D-Stro Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Indeed
Reply
:icondutchshun:
dutchshun Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2012
I seriously think the DA staff should start to allow for an option which allows for the stored work to be deleted from a person's gallery. :nod:
Reply
:icongonzo22:
gonzo22 Featured By Owner May 19, 2012
i hate it when that happens what does deviation in storage even mean
Reply
:iconswaffyx:
SwaffyX Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2012  Hobbyist
Usually it happens when someone deletes their account.
Reply
:iconwhat-the-gaff:
What-the-Gaff Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
It's my experience that these happen when people pull those pieces from their galleries. I have seen active pieces that survive the fall of the accounts.
Reply
:iconswaffyx:
SwaffyX Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2012  Hobbyist
Huh, okay. Then I guess that person just ... deletes it.
Reply
:iconwhat-the-gaff:
What-the-Gaff Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Not even that. It's the alternative to deletion. The piece still exists, but it is removed from the public view.
Reply
:iconshadowjackal35:
ShadowJackal35 Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I'm not sure how to "put deviations in storage" but geez they're annoying. 'Specially when I go through my Favorites and see them around and then wonder "Gee, I wonder what I previously Favorited." because I forget all the time.
Reply
:iconwhat-the-gaff:
What-the-Gaff Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Yeah, seriously.

For my own part, I've relented on the need for putting certain pieces away [I tried deleting once, it felt like I was stabbing myself], but these storage thumbnails are still irritating as hell to find in my favs folders in clusters.
Reply
:iconshadowjackal35:
ShadowJackal35 Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Plus it almost kills me when I delete it because then I'm like, "Well what if it comes out of storage and I have no idea?!"

.... Is that even possible?
Reply
:iconwhat-the-gaff:
What-the-Gaff Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Deleting and putting into storage are two different things, the first one being permanent while the latter can be undone. As far as I know, things shouldn't just come out of storage by themselves, not without the user's consent.
Reply
:iconshadowjackal35:
ShadowJackal35 Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Ahh, I see. Thanks for the explanation. :D
Reply
:iconmckimson:
McKimson Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2012
I came to DA just knowing that this place is full of freedom and creativity , but now the feature called "Deviation in storage" is ruining its core business. I just wonder what good is it to owner and DA itself. If the owner really don't want to share it why bothering flagged it a secret. And the flagged stuffs still need space on HDD server , which mean recently , there are numerous inactive pics that only be good in its owner's mind. And DA servers are flooded with no-good to public stuff. I have this problem too. Many pics in my fav got flagged , and it keep growing contagiously. I just want the way to stop this feature or auto-delete from fav , I don't want to see no-goodie there.

If there's a vote or petition to turn this thing down , I swear... I'll be one of the "Not Want It !!"

good job to make public concern , let's see if DA staff do something about it.
Reply
:iconwhat-the-gaff:
What-the-Gaff Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I'm divided on this issue. I have long hated the "Deviation in Storage" thumbnails, but I recently gave in to the need to put some of my weaker pieces away like that. As I came to realize that the quality of my gallery could determine my ability to attract paying clients, certain pieces stuck out to me like horrible zits. their poor quality and/or low popularity made me want to get rid of them. I did try deleting a few, but I couldn't do it. I felt too guilty. Storage became the only viable option for me.

Nevertheless, the "DiS" thumbnails cluttering up my own favorites folders in the past are no good either. Having these placemarkers sit around mocking us with content they can't reveal is endlessly annoying, especially when they don't even give you an artist's name or deviation title.
Reply
:iconreicla:
Reicla Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2011
YES. atleast they could leave the title D:<
Reply
:iconariadnearca:
AriadneArca Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
I think the storage tool's a good one, especially for people worried about art theft. If you delete a deviation from deviantart, you lose the evidence that you were the one who first posted it to the website - therefore, if someone later reposts it claiming it as their own, you can't prove that you were the first one who submitted it. Whereas if it were simply stored, you'd be able to yank it out of storage and show that you submitted it first. :D

However... I do wish we could go back to the good old days of deviations vanishing from galleries while in storage. ^^;
Reply
:iconvividgrim:
vividgrim Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2011  Student Digital Artist
It often happens when a work is reported for, say, copyright violation. The user is given a thirty day period in which they must submit written proof of permission to use the work.
Reply
:iconariadnearca:
AriadneArca Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Ah, sorry, I thought you meant, that's the only time that the sign gets used...
Reply
:iconariadnearca:
AriadneArca Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
No, this symbol pops up when an artist has moved a deviation into storage.

FAQ #307: What is the Deviation Storage Tool, and how do I access it? Can I temporarily hide deviations?
Reply
:iconwhat-the-gaff:
What-the-Gaff Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Are you sure that's what it is? I only ask because I still see a lot of really old copyright violations floating around on DA, and they do not end up in my favorite's folder.
Reply
:iconvividgrim:
vividgrim Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2011  Student Digital Artist
You could have unknowingly added suspicious art to your favourites. Or the artists could have removed it for personal reasons. :shrug:
Reply
:iconshadowjackal35:
ShadowJackal35 Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
I don't even know how these happen. O.o I thought that the options were to stay around for people to see or deleted. :O Guess not?...
Reply
:iconlynxkitty777:
lynxkitty777 Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2011
I know, I have actually gone through my stuff, that i made, and found one of those on a deviation :iconffffplz: I deleted it because there was no way of seeing or making it go away.
Reply
:iconfreaknr1:
freaknr1 Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2011
Yeah, these things are f***ing annoying. If you don't want to have other people view your art anymore, then just delete it.:P I can understand that artists grow tired or become unsatisfied with their earlier work, but still.
Reply
:iconsasieblufox:
SaSiebluFox Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2011  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
yeah that makes me so mad. like I want to know what the image was but will never know again.
Reply
:iconredwingsdragon:
RedWingsDragon Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2011
Indeed. A might annoying isn't it?
Reply
:iconaxelofreaht:
AxelofReaht Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2011   Writer
I know right? When did that even start?
Reply
:iconskidzz:
Skidzz Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2011
I really hate looking at those >__>
Reply
:iconalanes:
AlanES Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
It's when the artist puts that deviation into...well...storage. It's still on the site, but only the artist can see it.

It's like deleting the deviation from public view, not entirely.
Reply
:iconwhat-the-gaff:
What-the-Gaff Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
No, I know what it is, it's more a matter of why the hell this thing is mocking me.
Reply
:iconsilverzeo:
SilverZeo Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2011  Hobbyist
I ask myself that too. I think that's when the account is suspended or deleted or something...
Reply
:icondchorror:
DCHorror Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2011  Professional Filmographer
Agreed. At least if it's deleted, it's not sitting in your faves mocking you.
Reply
:iconlobotomybunny:
LobotomyBunny Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2011
so true...I don't even know what that means...
Reply
Add a Comment:
 
×




Details

Submitted on
April 3, 2011
Image Size
5.8 KB
Resolution
104×61
Link
Thumb

Stats

Views
3,247 (2 today)
Favourites
225 (who?)
Comments
38
Downloads
26