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A little opinion...

Fri Jan 27, 2012, 8:39 AM
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About the frontage thing... I think more than change the "popular" system, a new options set for the frontage are needed. This is not because I could be somewhat affected by the change, my pics keep appearing in FrontPage and the watchers are still following my work (and I thank you so much for that :)) but because I saw a lot of people misplacing art and taking advantage of the new system, helping even more to create the odd idea of a popularity "goal/prize". I like the idea of the popular frontage because it works pretty much like a musical ranking and it was a tool to know public´s preferences: wich kind of concepts/ideas/colors/styles works better and like a test to know the effect of a specific work. Somewhat of democratic voice, that helps to know to the public a bit more.

Before you ask, NO, I don't think that the goal of an artist is to be popular and I don't think that "popular=better" I saw both as different parameters that sometimes goes hand by hand and sometimes runs each one alone, but both haves a merit, a different kind of merit but each one are still valid (one for capture popular culture and the other for artistic achievement)

What about a third, a fourth or even a fifth option for the frontage along with the classical Popular and Newest?

-Fair exposure: the new system, maybe even more focused on spotlight general non discovered artist and artworks

-Random: there is a lot of great images that will never be on surface if not appear in a random roll. I love this system in other gallery sites because even with the best "fair exposure" there is images that will remain occult. This could be a great FrontPage by default.

-Showcase new artist: for new deviants with less than 1 or 2 years in the community. That will help them to gain a place, have a specific spotlight and be able to be known and recognized. Because is not the same a dude with 5 years or more in DA that keeps lot of watchers than a people who start from the scratch.

I love DA and I know the staff is doing a great effort to do a better place, I feel part of the community, that's why I also feel to need to give my humble opinion abut it :)

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:iconchronos-kun:
Chronos-Kun Featured By Owner May 4, 2012  Student Digital Artist
I understand what you say, and where you come from. I 100% agree with you and support these ideas. thanks for sharing.
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MzzAzn Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2012
The new artist thing would be cool; however, as for myself, my account was active years ago for like two weeks, then I left it for almost three years and came back to it and was inspired to get into drawing. My work looked like kid's drawings at first about a year and a half ago and I feel like I improved a lot since then so I feel I'm more of a "newer" artist, but my account is very old so that's the only problem I see with the last.

I like the random tab idea! That would be very cool!!
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CuddlesTheOctopus Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2012
I definitely like the "Random" idea
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TouchedVenus Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
I must say, I really like the idea of showcasing new artists. They vanish very easily amongst the sea of people who've been here for a while. :nod:
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white-eden Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2012
there are many people who I know of wanted to become popular. I know its impossible and hard but may want to realized why people often commission from you.

you took a lot of spotlights since, i believe, 2007? maybe early?
that people often commission you to hopefully lead them to the original source and see their works!

:iconsunrise-oasis: is a perfect example, sadly he left deviant art because one of the admins wouldn't help solve this ONE user online who has been harassing him!
I really hope you don't forget about the promise that :icondahoser: and :iconsunrise-oasis: made! I read his blog, he seems very upset!
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koibutsu Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2012  Student Digital Artist
there needs to be a suck filter, so we can filter out the scribbles and stick figures : D
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Noss91 Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2012   Traditional Artist
Great idea! I hope some admins would get their thumb out of their ass and look at this :)
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JenniferLee26 Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2012
Love your motto about things. I agree, that it's not important for an artist to be front page popular. They should just do what they love, and not worry about who will buy it. I have run into that myself a lot. People see my work and ask me, "Why can't you make a living from it? It's really good!" I just smile thank them and then say, "Well. If I made money from it. Then it would be more of a chore then something I love to do.". They just look at me in a strange way and never understanding about it. Yes, I have made money from my work. Usually it's at odd times, and I do love that. It makes me feel good some one would want to pay me cash for my art, it makes me feel loved ^w^ On the other hand, if I had to keep putting out stuff for income, it would loose it's meaning to me. Maybe some day I could do more with it, but until now I just enjoy it.
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Altura-Studios Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2012
Did you get my emails and notes?
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:icon3rton:
3Rton Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Welll said chihuahua dude! :)
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