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Do you get annoyed when artists don't reply to comments? 

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2,548 deviants said Not really, its up to them, and maybe they don't have time?
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1,800 deviants said A little, but I understand time might be an issue
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508 deviants said No as long as they reply to notes....
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215 deviants said Yes, its quite rude

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FireNationPhoenix Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
uhhhhhhhh, it's quite rude, i like to leave nice comments and some people just don't respond ughhhhh, i'm boiling up just talking about it, i'm not a troll
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:iconfirenationphoenix:
FireNationPhoenix Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
sorry if i sound like a brat, you don't have to comment if you don't want, it's just polite to respond
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BlackRedDragon7 Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2012  Student Digital Artist
a little, but time is probably not on their side, or they're working on something epic:iconpervplz:, or maybe they just can't.
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GsweetyP Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
naahhh, It's fine :icongoodplz:, I understand them I mean you'll probably do the same if you get tons of comments following each other one by one. You'll get happy to see and read them but sometime it could be tiring specially when your works/arts are popular :iconpervplz: y' know?
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Cyrean Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2011
I typically don't mind. The only time I get bothered is when I leave an especially long/insightful comment, wanting to discuss more about the topic in consideration, and I notice that the artist replies to all other comments but mine - even the completely generic "This is awesome!" comments. But really it's more of me just hoping to strike up a conversation; it's not that I'm "annoyed." If they don't want to, if they don't have anything to add, then it's a-okay.
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Galadhwin Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Agreed 100% :iconyesyesplz:
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AddieAngel182 Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2011
only if I made a question...
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Aithran Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
I don't really care. Popular or not, busy or not. If you don't feel like replying, that's fine and dandy :D
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Inu-Maniac Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2011  Student General Artist
I don't mind at all when artists don't reply to my comments.
what I don't like is when an artist never replies to ANYONE'S comments. time may be an issue, but when you don't reply to any comments it makes it seem like you don't give a crap
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DewiSri Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
I get annoyed when artists post 40 journals/polls in the 3 days i look away from DA.

Dont give a damn about the comments.

More art, less BS.
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RinaIzumo Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
It's pleasant to get a reply, but i know how time is always slipping away. So i can understand if i don't get an answer ^^
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99rupees Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
it depends..if there's a question in my comment then maybe..but a standard "THIS IS AMAZING O u O" not so much..when the artist gets a billion of those comments it's kinda hard to personally thank everyone. we know people are usually pretty grateful for compliments around here (:
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o-kashiReiko Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Only when I got a question
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cocoawolf29 Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
I like it when artists respond to comments, but much of the time if you just leave a comment saying, "This is amazing!" they can't say thank you to everyone. If you ask a question it would be nice to get a response. I understand good artists can be pretty swamped. I am just happy if they do reply, but I don't sweat it when they don't
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BlueKnightMar Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2011
Not really.
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:iconthatguyfromstuff:
ThatGuyFromStuff Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2011  Student Filmographer
Not at all
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MitsukuniAnise Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2011
Nope. Not a problem at all. It's not necessary to thank every little "cute!" or "awesome!" comment on a deviation.
If it's a question or something, then I guess it's just polite to answer.
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Frazzled-Niya Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Sometimes a little...but hey artists lurk and there are a lot of invactive people here and yes people have LIVES outside of DevART (heaven forbid!)
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pria64 Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2011
i don't really comment on a lot, when i do, it's mainly for my benefit, so when i send them a note, i really like it when they respond, so i know they're not snubbing me or whatever, even if they don't answer it for a long while
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JapaneseDragon Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2011  Student General Artist
I get annoyed when the artist is so upset for not getting comments only faves, but never replies to comments him6herself.
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AnotherRandomRose Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2011
it's exciting if they do respond, but if they don't, no big deal. I just like talking to people xD
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Karigan-M Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
it doesnt bother me because i would prefer a comment with substance. "nice pic!" is great to hear, but that doesn't tell me much. what is nice about it, exactly?
the majority of my votes are comments with questions- those are my favs :)
i prefer my replies to comment have substance in them as well.
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rumikoholic Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2011
Sometimes, it bothers me when people do not reply to comments, as well. it almost feels as though the comment number is an ego boost to popular artists, not the people themselves, if that makes sense? Even generic blanket thank you journal entries are okay every once in a while. That way it feels like the artist is actually reading comments, or cares about their followers, despite not being able to respond to them all.

it just feels good to know that the artists appreciate the little people who take the time to look at their work, and comment on it.
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AquaSplash Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2011
:iconwillfireplz: Oh dear. It shows on my signature. I've become really cheap.
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AquaSplash Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2011
YES! :icongibbsfireplz: AS ALL OF MINE ARE PORN RELATED ONES :lmao: jokes.

No I'm always asking people to roleplay with me and I get really disappointed if they don't reply because I'm like 'I WANT SOMEBODY TO ROLEPLAY WITH ME' :iconpoliticsplz: But I don't hold it against them.
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Hellsamess Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2011
I voted a little.
It kind of depends on the artist. For one, if someone isn't really well-known and is maybe getting a handful of comments then I don't see why they can't type in a thanks to show their appreciation. Though I'm not going to yell at them for it since I also believe it's their decision.
For someone like you, who probably gets hundreds with each post they do, I can understand if they don't want to reply to every. single. one. and fully understand if my comment goes unreplied.
It's all good.
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MidnightDreamer22 Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Well, I think that the least you can do to people that like your work is reply to their freakin' comments. It's not THAT hard.
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CahjesaalLesou-n Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2011   Writer
just a tiny bit cause sometimes, when I see questions (for example) that only the artist can answer, but he/she is not replying to one of the comments or the question.
But yeah, I understand, there might not be much time. Though I think they should take their time.
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beast92 Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Not really, i mean i know that some artist get hundreds of comments and going through all of them would take to long so i understand why they don't. But i like getting replies regardless :D
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TaeShin Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2011  Student General Artist
I depends on the type of comment
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Ekqo Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2011  Student General Artist
If its a specific question or a good-sized post I spent some time thinking about [like critique] then maybe, but other than that, no, not really. I would hope they'd respond to a Note, but I've had plenty that never get back to me (now THAT is annoying).
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NickLavin Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2011  Student Digital Artist
I'm the opposite =o I get annoyed when people make a fuss over artists not replying to all their comments. I only reply when someone asks a question or says something I wouldn't mind talking more about and I hardly want to have to reply to every comment with "thanks" or anything generic like that, so I don't expect other people to either. Whether they're busy or not. :shrug:
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punkypeggy Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2011   Digital Artist
Depends of the comment I guess. If it's something very specific that really needs an answer, I think they should reply. I understand sometimes it's a matter of time so I won't be breaking stuff if they don't, lol
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HeatedRomance Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2011
I think it depends on the artist. Obviously a popular artist has alot of comments every day, so I understand that.
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ChopperJ Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2011
If its a popular deviant who gets a lot of comments and all that I understand. But if its someone who doesn't get a lot of comments and doesn't reply, it does annoy me.
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Eluuza Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2011
I find it a bit annoying tbh. I don't mind if I left a crappy comment, or they're busy. But seriously, If I write a lovely flattering comment on their art and they just ignore it it makes me kinda sad >< I don't mind if the replies a simple 'thanks' or just an emote, but if anyone leaves a good comment, its plain rude to ignore it ><

///RANT OVER
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BG75 Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I don't expect anyone to reply to my comment. LOL
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Emurelle Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Mhh, I'm usually already glad if I know that they at least read the comments they get. I don't always need a reply back, and sometimes I don't know what to say on a certain comment either.

So it depends, but I don't really care. However, it does make me smile if I get a reply. =w= but I don't need it.
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Amadoodles Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2011
No. I know I sometimes struggle to find time to reply (although I always do eventually) and I don't even get a fraction of the comments that some artists get.
Also, comments like 'cool' or other complimentary comments that the only possible reply is 'thank you' or some other variant, when an artist gets hundreds of them, it looks a bit weird to just have a ton of 'thank you' replies.

Notes should maybe be replied to, as long as they're intelligent ones.
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Sox1575 Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2011
it depends on a number of things,

if I am just saying 'your art is beautiful continue with what you are doing' I don't want a reply there's no need.

If I really love the art and I write a lot more than just ^
then I would love a reply.

However I understand that a popular person on there gets a lot of comments so I understand if mine is like in the 35 page or something.
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DonovanMcEwen Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
it would mostly depend on my comment...also, if they are one of the deviants that have thousands of people watch their artwork on most days, I'd actually very shocked if that artist was to reply my comment. For those that have few watchers, they I would actually expect to respond, but again, depending on the comment, they may not need to
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Demented-Pumpkin Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2011
I don't get annoyed. My comments are more of an expression of my appreciation for their work so I don't really expect a reply. But since being replied can feel nice, I make it a point to reply to most (if not all nowadays) of the comments I get to express my gratitude. :D
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ScorchedConvict Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2011
If I'm asking a question, I'd like some kind of response even if it takes awhile, never responding is a bit annoying. Though there's the problem of language barrier which is understandable, and popular artists like you get heaps of comments so it's hard to respond. (Like right now there's already 5 pages of comments on this poll ^^;)

But if I'm just leaving a comment like "Good job", "I like the way you....." then I don't mind if I don't hear back.
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Heyriel Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2011  Student Digital Artist
I do't expect anyone to reply to one word/one sentence comments but when you actually ask a question it's annoying when you get no answer -as long as you ask a question like 'What did you use' or 'how long did it take you' and not for a complete explanation of course.
Hell, even *sandara answers questions like that>>
Also it would be nice to get some sort of reply when you write a crit :/
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zookimer Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Sometimes, but then I remember...
I do that too. -_-'
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Macushla Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2011  Student General Artist
Actually I think it's rude for people to get annoyed lol. Some people don't have time to answer the tons of comments/questions/whatever they get, or they don't have the energy. Or maybe they didn't log on for a while and they feel weird replying to a days-old or maybe even weeks-old comment.
Or maybe they're just really shy, who knows? Haha.

In any case I hardly think it's because an artist is stuck up or rude; and if they are, they usually show it in some ways. And then, why would you bother commenting on their stuff or even asking them questions if you know they're rude anyways?
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limonadadelaranja Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I honestly don't mind. Some people just don't have the time, or think it's simply pointless to reply to something that has already been said, and even then I don't care. I say what I want and if they read it, good; if they don't, whatever.
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Naya2010 Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2011  Student Digital Artist
rude..I'm busy everytime with my university and work, with my pictures and keaping my house clean, but it's ok to find some 40 minutes to answer all comments, by the way we are people...
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NearaOfDesiadora Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
If it's a question for the artist, I could see getting annoyed, though I haven't been annoyed in such a way myself. If it's something along the lines of "Oh, I love your art", "This is awesome/cool/beautiful/amazing!", "Thanks for the fave/watch/comment!", etc, it's perfectly fine not to answer, in my opinion.
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SpammishRice Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Don't mind lack of replies, because I don't always have the time to reply myself. But if I have a question, I send a note. :nod:
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