DeviantArt.com
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  • I enjoyed the site and liked how most of the users there were like minded people that enjoyed art
  • I still have great memories of the site and don't discourage anyone from having a good experience there, but people should know before hand and be careful

    • by LuckyRedOne
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      I started with DA around 2008. I enjoyed the site and liked how most of the users there were like minded people that enjoyed art. Back then there were a lot of professionals on the site, the site itself was still young and most of the people/users there had wonderful intentions.

      It wasn’t uncommon to log in and have pages of comments and questions about work you would upload. After all, this is a site where people learned, talked, and appreciated art. Every now and again someone would users about buying a piece of work and it was a good thing to have a reference to point to online to show people your work. It was like having an online business card.

      Around 2010 when social media was starting to catch on, there were


      a lot of people coming onto the DA site and would literally harass users that were there and had a lot of views on their works, watchers, or had established themselves on the site for years. People that stated they didn’t care for art at all and were there to gain “fame/notoriety” were writing and doing anything they could to get a certain amount of views and followers. The seasoned users reported these people and nothing would happen. Some had multiple accounts in the 10s and 20s. So many people that enjoyed art and/or made art left because of the abuse. People were being harassed because they had better art skills, more views for submissions, and/or more followers, and everything else under the sun.

      Plus, there was a lot of art theft going

      on. Which that does happen, but it has been noted that some of the DA staff has been guilty of this with no action taken against them.

      I recently closed my account because they have come out with a journal defending the practice of people stealing other people’s work and claiming it as their own, selling it outside of the site, and/or uploading it again but just under a different name and calling it something else on the DA site.

      DA has stated that “art theft is taking a physical piece of art of a wall”. Technically, it makes sense, but since all users that submit art under pdfs, literature, jpegs, etc. that means anything submitted through the site is up for grabs and they don’t care if work is stolen or not. Your ...


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      work can be watermarked and it the powers that be will take off the watermark and distribute it….this has happened before.

      It seems like the rules that are there for the site aren’t upheld by anyone including the staff/site itself. There are a lot of professionals that have left this site because it’s become a breeding ground for anything goes and no rules apply. There are tons of pornographic submissions (beyond tasteful nudity), things that are too graphic to write, underage children submitting photos of themselves naked, racist things, and a list of obvious stuff that just isn’t art or has anything to do with art. I turned my adult content filter on to block this stuff because it was out of control and things that were very explicit were still showing

      up.

      A lot of this stuff does get reported, but nothing happens. This site has stopped being about art and more about who has more likes, views, and who has the biggest egos.

      Many people I’ve known for years have left, about 50 or so, because of the antics that are going on. The direction that DA is taking is a far cry from how it used to be. I really believed in the site and all that it stood for, but now, I’d rather distance myself from the site as much as possible because it is embarrassing to see things go off in a such a sad way.

      I still have great memories of the site and don’t discourage anyone from having a good experience there, but people should know before hand and be careful.




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Rimsha says :

re : I enjoyed the site and liked how most of the users there were like minded people that enjoyed art
This community is very well-organized. Everyone is so nice to each other and understand everyone’s different artistic abilities prefrences.

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NIFIL says :

re : I enjoyed the site and liked how most of the users there were like minded people that enjoyed art
DeviantArt.com is arts-based online community is a great space for teens to develop their design endeavors. But it is not for the young kids. In deviantART members can update their status,comment, participate in art contests etc.It also offer tutorials for artists ready to take it to the next level.I enjoyed the site and liked very much.

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