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Do you think DA is a good art site? 

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4,238 deviants said It has its ups and downs but overall its good.
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3,468 deviants said Yes I think its great, and its free! :iconimhappiestplz:
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603 deviants said Meh Its alright...
2%
149 deviants said No I don't like it that much :iconimspeechlessplz:
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75 deviants said I hate it! why do I have an account? :iconipoopedplz:

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Grindor Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2012
When I first started here it seemed magnificent but it has degraded so much into what seems like a sloppy money grab, Most notices and email updates are about crap on sale or "Save 20% now!" shit, it's pathetic - rant
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CsThRuH2O Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2011
I LOVE IT!!! But.......except for the fact that depending on the browser you use its a "MAGNET" for malware:shrug:
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Blayze-23 Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Yes,its a place to discover new artists and stalk your favourite comics artists :)
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nostaferus Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2011
Using the translator
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Oh yeah, she's good here that is usually picked up some images to my phone or let the computer.
But sometimes it goes beyond, some artists use the "artistic nude" to be making explicit images and meaningless.
And there's that business, "AD is sexist" I myself agree with that.
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jadeshadow Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2011
I actually don't use dA much. I have noticed, however, that the community is pretty good. It's especially effective in dealing with art theft. As soon as anything gets reported it always seems there's a great proactive response in support for the victim artist.

And yes, there is some terrible art (I'll cop to contributing to that..), but there's also plenty of talented people here too.
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penutbutterbiscuit Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2011   Digital Artist
I generally see nothing wrong with DA. Some of the people......actually a lot of the people, on the other hand, can almost ruin the whole site for me sometimes
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KrisseyMage Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
It has it's ups and downs; it can be a good community if you stay away from the dark scary places :lol:
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:iconshinzel:
Shinzel Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2011
I love dA, but I understand it is not perfect ^^;
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Spoiled-kitten Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2011
dA is not really an art site. It's more like a social network. And it's good for fangirling too.

It's okay, I don't like dA that much but not for those reasons (I'm mostly a fanartist). I don't like it because of stupid policy.
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K-OZ-Will Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2011
I think it's awesome
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Ro4YalC0cO4 Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2011  Student General Artist
how could we dislike it?!
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anti-tanX Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2011
Out of the ones I know, it is.
The best thing about DA is the stacks, making it the only good site for watching.
Not only the stacks, but one-click notification removal. (other sites make you check and click delete)
Plus, the fact you can organize stacks by oldest/newest first, but display the contents of those stacks in the opposite order, is amazing.

DA also lets you organize your faves which is a plus.
But this is also DA's flaw, because faves should be sortable automatically.
(e.g. why have to painstakingly put faves in folders for each artists, when there's no reason the site couldn't do this automatically)

One thing I don't like is the horror stories of people being banned from DA for no good reason.

There is room for improvement but I think DA is great overall.
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harushik Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2011  Student Digital Artist
well i really wish i could get a premium account for free hahaha but its perty good, they delete alot of good stuff tho =( i mean if somethings not appropriate dont let people under 18 see it! its their own fault if they do! grrrrrr!!!
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KillItWithKisses Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
To many vaginas and boobs on the front page thats not art thats porn.
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moni158 Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2011  Student Filmographer
Vaginas and boobs =/= Porn.
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KillItWithKisses Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
I know DA has turned into a free porn site seriously WTF!
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moni158 Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2011  Student Filmographer
Depends what you interpret as porn? I have only seen maybe 4-5 actual pornographic images on DA and they were all removed quickly.
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KillItWithKisses Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Ive seen like 10.
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PhantomJAC Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2011
thats right, porn in when the "sausage" actually meets the "donut hole"
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AxletheBeast Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
Voted the second option. It's overall of pretty decent quality. I do think it has issues, and while nobody's perfect, some of them do need to be worked on IMO. Still, better than some other art sites which seem to revel either in trolling or porn. :/
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MissDilemma Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2011
I voted I think it's great.

Even though it does have it's ups and downs, the downs are mostly the people who abuse this site. And the admins work very hard to kick those off the site (it just doesn't always work because there're so damn many of 'em).

But yeah, dA is actually what keeps me drawing. I like to draw, but mostly halfway through I think 'meh, what for? why should I finish this? who's gonna look at it?'

And now I can just put it on dA. Even though no one *does* look at it, I still get the feeling I accomplished something.
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alucard07 Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
It is an amazing site to show artwork, however it has gotten somewhat less than appealing for those who wish to release there work professionally. (this is only my view point)
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Maslien Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2011
I voted that it has ups and downs, but overall is good.

Some people use it too much like a "life blog" or something. And they post pictures of their dogs playing, or their boyfriend or whatever. Not really art... it's not even artistic photography ;_; lol

I've been here (on two different accounts) for about 3 years now, and I've got to say.. it's probably the best art site out there. Despite some of the spam/non-art type stuff, it's got some great features, and some really amazing members (:
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D-Card Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2011
I've always loved this site, though like every other website, it has it's :iconupplz:'s and :icondownplz:'s. The majority of DA's issues come with the fact that it's just such a large website, with millions of users (counting the plz accounts, of course :iconhurrhurrplz:), so art thieves/trolls/screenshot posters/recolorers/ext. are able to get away with more for longer...at least, until they're caught by the admins. Another issue is where they're located...some of the contest's i've seen are only available in the U.S.A, but that's only because they can't fund another headquarters anywhere else (and trying to get major prizes to others in other nations must be difficult). However, the largeness of this website gives you so many different types of people/artists/admirers to talk to...and it helps broaden the mind and you can expand friendships, even in RL. :D Despite it's issues, it's a great website. :) (Holy sh*t, sorry for the rant).
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Aseawen Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
It's great!! ......except when people post weird dirty stuff............ TT
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the-fallin-one Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2011
it have to many people use it like facebook
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:iconmoni158:
moni158 Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2011  Student Filmographer
>.> that it does....
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CatNightroad Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I luv it!
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:iconramib:
Ramib Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2011
the only thing I don't like about DA is that you have to pay a premium membership or you get adds with annoying loud sounds.
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BridgeToNeverland Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
your adds make sounds lol, I never had that before :p
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Ramib Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2011
yeah, mine are spanish so I guess you don't get them unless you are from south america too. :(
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BridgeToNeverland Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
awww that sucks :/
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Cinder254 Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2011  Student General Artist
I LOVES IT!!! lol
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Mizashi Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2011
I think my love for dA is dwindling... :iconcryforeverplz: Too many people posting up stolen artwork and screenshots just because they think "it looks cool" without knowing the rules of the website. Deviantart is NOT Photobucket! :iconraegplz: Plus, I noticed there are image board websites dedicating to uploading drawings from both deviantart and pixiv without bothering to give credit to the actual artists themselves (well sometimes they do, but as a majority they don't). I don't even want to draw here anymore because of that... -.-

Also, I think I've met more jerks on deviantart last summer than I had my entire time being here :iconimrlynotimpressedplz: At least it's free though... >.> Plus I don't have to see ads on the website anymore because I have the Adblocker Plus add-on for Firefox XD All in all, I would give it the "Meh Its alright..." vote :P
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Dearuu Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2011
Regarding art theft.. yeah it seems to be ridiculously popular here these days (but maybe not only on this site..). Would be cool if the >RIGHT-CLICK+COPY< fuction could be disabled somehow... But I also think that a lot of artists don't protect their stuff enough..or not at all. >__>

Another thing that bugs me all the time is... getting noticed. There's a voice inside of me that screams constantly: 'I want to be noticed! I wanna be loooved!!' :iconhardcoreplz: (lol, attention whore much?) But it's so hard to get in such a huge(!) crowd of talented and unique individuals (not blaming dA or anyone). OTL
But the proud voice in me says not to spam people so much and practice instead. 'If the art is good it will be loved.' >.>
A lot of people say they don't give a f** about page views and watches but deep inside I know they do.. cause honestly, having a supportive and friendly crowd around you is one of the greatest assets an artist can have whether it's online or irl. :P

Oh sorry.. I deviated a bit from the topic.. ^^; *needs to sleep*
It's very lively in here which I like. :XD:
DA is certainly not perfect but I still LOVE it for all the good things it has. :)
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Klouddd Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2011
It's okay..
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kenji-dude-guy Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Hey Moni!!!
Ive been on DA since 2004 and ALOT has changed over the years...Including my accounts.

I come and go on DA as I Please and At the Moment I am heavily focused on my Art so I am on DA alot of the time. I never really investigated or tried looking for another Art site that are similar to DeviantART. Many of my friends Are Industry Professionals and most of them tend to use "linkedin" as a professional social networking tool to help promote and showcase their work to a wider audience in a professional manor.

I really Hate technology, and I am a real simpleton when it comes to setting up accounts and navigating around sites, DA has had its ups and downs with trying to be as user friendly as possible. there IS A WHOLE heap of stuff I particularly dont like about DA.....For me... I am Here to show other people my way of creating art and also seeing how others create theirs. FaceBook has had a MASSIVE influence on the way sites try get there users to socialize and interact with each other.....AND its totally felt here on DA too.

I dont want to sound arrogant or rude....but seriously... I dont give a Flying F%*K when your Birthday is or when any other deviants birthday is....because I dont know you personally Why would giving you a non-existent virtual present help expose your art work in any way?? it doesn't make sense...its just a FB factor as I like to call it.

I think DA is only as good a site as it is because of the number of User accounts associated with it. So Moni, If read through my Whole rant...well done ;) I dont usually Vote much on peoples polls..however you really got my attention with your question regarding this site. If you know of other sites similar to DA totally let me know so I can check em out....but for now DA is the place to best get noticed I think.

You keep up your awesome Art hey!
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VargasChild Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
If it didn't have art thieves and people payed attention to the rules, perfect :heart:
But since it's not It's iffy :v
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Kolmoi Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
It's alright, but I'm sick and tired of all the underaged idiots and art thieves.
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dancinpencil Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
HAHAHA XD the icons are funny XD
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SweetGirl1401 Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
It's perfect *-* i never thought someone would said that i'm a good artist :'D XD lol (I write bad D: forgive me :C )
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Stalcry Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2011  Student Digital Artist
I have my complaints, but no site has been perfected yet. Im between "It has its ups and downs but overall its good." and "Meh"
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shinigamikarasu Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2011
It has it's ups and downs like pretty much everything, but it's nice overall. It's a good way to kill boredom and there's always some really good and diverse art around.
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Eearii Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2011
It has it's moment of "wtf", such as the moments where I stumble across the not-well cropped picture of a double dicked herm having sex with two girls using its tentacles. But then again, seeing as that's the norm on FA and some other art sites... Yup. I like dA.
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SamuraiSammich Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I love it, even though there are art thieves and stuff. For the most part, people on DA are nice and you get a variety of art styles. I haven't run into anyone that was especially nasty on here, but I might just be lucky ;)
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WolfChild18 Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
you're never going to run into the 'perfect' art site. I've enjoyed this one because of the groups and the multitudes of artists that i love to get envious of and try harder myself. besides that, i haven't really run into any @sstards that i get the urge to punch in the face. So it's a win-win for me.
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Tomigiru Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2011  Student Writer
I love it BUT there are just some people on here who just are NOT NICE and that kind sucks.

There is quite a few sucky things actually. But I still love this site, I've met lots of good friends on here.
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Aizen09890 Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
i love it. (not the thieves....O.o) and i love how DA does things. lol unlike somepeople XD anyway.... i think its rly easy for my gay brain to use, and its alot faster to load sometimes! not rly with the long narrow commics.... takes a little ,longer but owell
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RON-Unit Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2011
Like any site, it does have its downsides. However I think that it's one of the best you'll find without really having to search. There are plenty of amazing artists on here. :iconiloveitplz:
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kkbook Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2011  Student General Artist
SOME of the art here isn't that good, but overall I just love this place *o* So many pretty arts to learn from, you can talk with the artists, you can follow groups for more pretty arts, etc etc... AND IT'S FREEEEE~
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