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:iconsythgara:Sythgara posted a status
I feel like DA is not notifying me a bout a lot of submissions from my watch list : / I've had to rewatch a few people now but I'm afraid that's just the tip of the iceberg.

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Adalfyre Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2018  Professional Digital Artist
They switched my default look of popular all time to what's hot :| And now it's a mixed bunch of new and old works and new ones are 70% ponies all the goddamn time. 
F*cking facebook - like politics ><
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RatchetJak Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Really?? I haven't had this happen to my account yet. Looks like DA may be slipping up a bit in the technical department. :/
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Sythgara Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2017  Professional Digital Artist
Yeah I wanna go through my list at some point and rewatch people but it's so many people.
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RatchetJak Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Aw I'm sorry to hear that...
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Sythgara Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2017  Professional Digital Artist
I'll live :p
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MaidMachine Featured By Owner Edited Oct 18, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Not the first time I've heard this complaint. I have a feeling DA is doing this on purpose.

I've heard it said that DA has changed the code of the site to make new artists and their submissions less "discoverable" and harder to find. You can spam the tags and whore your art out to a thousand groups and still get very little traffic. Meanwhile, the "popular" artists, like Sakimichan and Genzoman, are effortlessly raking in faves and comments on everything they post. It's not necessarily because they're better than other artists, because I've seen some very talented folks get no recognition whatsoever.

The reason for this, according to the cynical, is that they want to promote high-quality artists in order to improve the overall image of Deviantart and make more money. I don't think DA is dying, but I do think they're snubbing new and/or less talented artists in order to keep making money off the same popular artists, over and over. So it wouldn't surprise me if they weren't notifying people of new submissions from their watch lists on purpose, to discourage traffic from users they don't want to promote.

I've heard that other platforms like Instagram are FAR better for getting your art out there, even with very little self-promotion. I stick with DA because it's the best organized, IMO. It just really, really sucks as an art sharing/social media site.
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Sythgara Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2017  Professional Digital Artist
We could use a new community like DA used to be. Artstation was cool and all, but it turned into a pro portfolio show with little interaction very quickly. Drawcrowd same I think, I wasn't there very long. I have had issues using instagram easily given it's mostly photo based, and I work with digital art. Otherwise it's Tumblr, twitter and even FA, even though they don't really have a big fantasy section.
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MaidMachine Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Yeah, not a lot of options. I refuse to use Tumblr. I have an FA, but it seems that unless you do furry art, you won't get very popular. You might have a bit of luck if you draw aliens or "monster girls/boys" though. Technically, you're allowed to submit anything to FA, so... I guess it couldn't hurt to try.
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