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DA points, llamas, etc... 

49%
2,098 deviants said Dunno, don't really mind.
34%
1,430 deviants said They're fun! :dummy: I love collecting badges, llamas etc and swapping points.
10%
403 deviants said Stupid idea...derp derp....
7%
311 deviants said Erm...why the hell would you want them...

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:iconiridescentcatalyst:
IridescentCatalyst Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2013
Okay, I suppose.
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:iconmeglynn92:
MegLynn92 Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2012  Student General Artist
As long as I have at least 1 llama, I'm happy. :) <3
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:iconjasonvoorheesmylover:
JasonVoorheesMyLover Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
everyone who's dissin on llamas, quit! llamas :llama: are awesome!!! :noes: :shakefish:
and points are ok but membership doesn't cost much anyways so there's not much point to em
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:iconhnasa:
hnasa Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2011  Hobbyist
I don't really care, but some ppl like llamas so I give them XD
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:iconclarearies13:
clarearies13 Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
I like llama badges and I like to give them to people who fave my work and comment and stuff :) And points are great too.
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:iconkrlytz:
Krlytz Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I don't even know what llamas and badges are for.... lol... XD
And I dont' have money to get points .__.
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:iconazurepangolin:
AzurePangolin Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2011
Don't really mind. I mean, I'm not gonna go over a fit overthem- just like pageviews. I hid my pageview cause it isn't relevant to my needs, and I'm gonna probably hide my badges if they bore me too much. Points...well, you can get a premium with them, and you can get artwork done for yopu with them, so for people who can't actually send money via internet, points are good for it.
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:iconrinaizumo:
RinaIzumo Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I don't really know why one needs 'em, but they're fun) :D
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:iconkeosutoushin:
Keosutoushin Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2011
To be honest, I have no idea what llamas, badges, dA points are or what they're for. 0-o Or even how to issue them.
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:iconsolidshift:
SOLIDShift Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Points are gay, cause I never get um. XD
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:iconmermaidp-uke:
mermaidp-uke Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I like Llamas :dance: I think they're a nice way to say thankyou
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:iconlenighma:
Lenighma Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2011
I could care less about the lamas. I dislike getting them. It's the same with pageviews; ugh. Points, I can see the point *har har* of, but really, they are a pain in the ass to obtain! And just more money to waste aside from subscriptions, which everyone and their mother wants. Once upon a time, in 2007, I thought subscriptions were for all of the "popular" deviants. And I wonder why that thought was in my head? *Hint hint*

Naw. The lamas...they need to go. Pointless. Stupid...
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:iconlyra531:
Lyra531 Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2011  Student Digital Artist
i love :llama: but i don't really care about all the other stuff.. i lot of times i give llamas as a thank you for :+fav: or if i like there style of art but i dont really want to watch them
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:iconface-paint:
FACE-PAINT Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
I think they're funn!!! they're a great way to show appreciation for other artists or nice people :dummy:
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:iconkinsara:
Kinsara Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2011
I think it's kind of dumb.. A lot of it is just dA trying to placate people instead of fix the problems on this site-- not that it's a bad place, I love dA, but a lot could be better and it's not getting better...
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:iconasps95:
asps95 Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
they are fun!
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:icontofumee:
Tofumee Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
idk llamas make you feel kinda good, points are hard to get and most people are to cheap to give you badges so, myeh, they're ok :)
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:iconcharlot-sweetie:
charlot-sweetie Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I use Llamas to thanks people for watching me/joining me group. Just for fun, come they are free after all xD
I love points, :( I'm alittle on the poor side and points are coming in handy for me to get my group to a super group. :la:
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:iconrotem1995:
Rotem1995 Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2011  Student Digital Artist
I dont realy care about the llamas.... Its nice and all, the onlying about positive thing about it is when someone give you a llama you get a pageview and sometimes those people watch you :3
Points are awesome >W< I want them to get a premium membrship or to buy those smily balls :3
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ghii3 Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2011
Well the thing is one has actual value, and the other is just random nonsense for lazy bastards, so I didn't vote
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:iconkittyspodos:
kittyspodos Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2011
I don't know how to give points or llamas or what to do with them.
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:iconlykkepillen:
Lykkepillen Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
I like the points, they're a neat way of payment for those of us who doesnt have a paypal. :) But the other stuff like llama badges and such.. Meh, I haven't given them much thoughts. They're there, and they dont bother anyone, so.. yeah. They're okay, I guess. I dont really get the point, but.. yeah.

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:iconmovil-pasi:
movil-pasi Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2011
I just give llamas everyone. it's for free!!!!!!!! 8D
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:iconamy-luna:
Amy-Luna Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2011  Student Filmographer
I like points and started to try and collect some (via commissions and stuff) to buy something here on dA but ... everything is so expensive, I think I'll never be able to buy anything T___T
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:iconnous3rnam3:
nous3rnam3 Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2011
love points
hate llamas =3
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:iconalaa9jo:
alaa9jo Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2011
I'm in DA just for art,if anything in DA help in this matter then I like it.

Points help in buying art so I don't mind it :)

Other things are useless and stupid,I won't pay for cakes or glasses for my llama :hmm:,these badges are just ways to let people spend money[or points ,it's the same :/] on stupid things that people won't notice at all and won't help in anything,if you right now ask me or anyone else what badges do you have without looking at your page none will answer,I'm sure even you may sometimes forget what badges do you have :D
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:iconmee95:
mee95 Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2011
I dont really mind....but if someone gives me i return one back ^^
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:iconsevere-broccoli:
Severe-Broccoli Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2011
Um, ppl! Could you tell me what am I supposed to do with llamas, plz? *im deviant newbie* Well, someone told me I should send them back... Err, confused there - whats the point then?
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:iconbridgetoneverland:
BridgeToNeverland Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
it's poinless, you can't do anything with it. I don't even know why they ever started with this... :p they're just badges, that actually nobody cares :)
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Severe-Broccoli Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2011
Oh! Thank you, really!=) I received some of them (partly from ppl I actually don't now, that was even more confusing) and hell if I knew what to do =___='
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:iconkinetii:
Kinetii Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2011
Need Points, but how? :iconwhutplz:
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:iconnilesiwa:
Nilesiwa Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I don't really care about the badge system. Least with points, you can buy something what normally you would need to pay with real money. The Best example, the premium membership.
Badges on the otherhand are almost useless, just a status symbol (or more like your virtual penis). Dunno, maybe you'd get some attetion by giving one, but seriosly, they're are waste. I'd rather draw something for people than buy them a badges (expect the llama's of course since they're free, but still)
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:iconcorsablue:
CorsaBlue Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2011
Dunno, don't really mind. It's when someone annoys me with request for something like "a llama for a llama" stuff and begging. Other than that, it's not a problem :meow:
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:iconramib:
Ramib Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2011
I use llamas as a thank you or to call someone's attention :P
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:iconmizumomochi:
mizumomochi Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
i just give llamas to people for faving my stuff, because i dont want to sit there and say "THANKS FOR THE FAVE" a half a billion times
i like the points though....
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:iconghostglider:
GhostGlider Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2011  Student Digital Artist
I find llamas silly and pointless but i guess points could be useful? you can by a sub with them right?
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:icondomo-grande:
domo-grande Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2011
XD I use llamas to thank people for favs.
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:iconzephyrus-wind:
Zephyrus-Wind Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2011   Traditional Artist
*they're, not there.
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:iconmoni158:
moni158 Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2011  Student Filmographer
Thankyou for that. :paranoid:
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:iconzephyrus-wind:
Zephyrus-Wind Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2011   Traditional Artist
Anytime, hey. I'm a grammar nazi.
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:iconmoni158:
moni158 Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2011  Student Filmographer
No worries lol :salute: I always get muddle up with the words: they're, their and there.
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:iconchrisdog203:
chrisdog203 Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
meh i don't mind, i don't really recieve anything >.<

wat do u think of it all?
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:iconevaded:
Evaded Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2011
If I get one, I'll be happy and thank the person, but I won't get mad if I didn't have one :')
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:iconlionsong:
Lionsong Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
All in all, points and llamas are not really ideas of great merit or worth to the community. I collected and gave llamas more or less because I have an addictive personality, but I knew that if I had the choice of my money being spent on such triviality and actual upkeep of this site- I would pay for the upkeep every single time.

Sure there is the bullshit comment that there is different teams in the DA department do different jobs, but that means squat when it comes to priorities. The priority should be keeping this site running smoothly, helping the customer, and getting rid of customers causing issues or breaking rules- not making little gadgets that will amuse my little mind for a few days. Thus more priority, more people, more of our cash should be given to the people who make this site work, and not the people who make the site's toys.

That is not to that the DA design/community department is doing a bad job, but rather that in all practical sense their job is luxury not a commodity when it comes to a website. The priority should be on the customer, what the customer needs. Sure the llamas, points and muro may attract new customers, but what worth is that if the site slows down to the point of annoyance or that thieves are not taken care of quickly? :hmm: It is like community building a new football stadium when what they really need is another police station.
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TLEEART Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2011
I like going around passing out llamas to people who fav me and stuff like that. It's free, so it can be fun.

I think I have...3 points or something, and I don't even know how I earned those.
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:icondowhut:
dowhut Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
I, like so many, was enticed when the llamas started, but now there's really no point to getting them for myself. They fall into that "Oh, thats kind of neat. /ignores immediately afterwards" category.

I think the points are rather ineffective for the time being. I get that, yes, you can spend them and give them away; so there's the coolness of not necesarrily needing paypal or something similar to get real-life things. But their value per person on DA is so incredibly low, this sort of 'proxy cash' doesn't profit anyone except DA itself... :/
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redvelvetplease95 Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2011
i dont think its a stupid idea, i just wanted to say derp derp lol i get excited when i get a llama badge, but idk y cuz i dont really have a use for them lol
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:iconnew-moon-studios:
New-Moon-Studios Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
i was excited the first couple days, but now half the time i forget about it.
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:iconmiss-riah:
Miss-Riah Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2011  Student Writer
Love llamas and badges, but I think the points are pointless. Why not just use real money. Lol
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:iconinternet-cancer:
Internet-Cancer Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I'd rather have points than llamas.
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