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Wed Mar 20, 2013, 7:33 PM


Hello namenotrequired, could you tell us a little bit about yourself?

Hello! My name is Bart, I'm 21 and I study informatics in Amsterdam. I'm currently a temporary Marketing Intern besides my role as Community Volunteer Mentor. For the first 9 months of being a Community Volunteer I looked after the deviantART Related galleries.

When did you first gain interest in the deviantART Related gallery?

I don't remember exactly... it must be 2 to 3 years ago. I was increasingly active on dA and started realising that I had more interest in the website and its community than in literature (which is the community I originate from). I think dA suggestions and extensions got my attention first when I stumbled across them.

How important is it that proper feedback is given to the deviantART staff?

deviantART is rather unique in the emphasis it puts on listening to its members feedback. Especially in the beta testing stage it's very important that all opinions are voiced so they can be considered, as they are always all read and compiled by staff. I'm not the best to answer questions about this as I am not one of them, but there are actually several staff members for whom collecting feedback from users is a core component of their job.

What do you feel you accomplished during your time as the dA Related Community Volunteer?

I think I did a good job at encouraging the dA related community, and at being part of them too :) Being approachable and open to everyone was my first priority and I think I carried that out well.

Select five of your favourite Daily Deviations that you featured.

Uh oh. :shifty: Here's a few:

Cloud by EternalStay Simple but Versatile Skin PLUS by bigfunkychiken DA ID by goldenSalamander Optimist Stamp by Melody-Chaos

And these two which are a collaboration:
Dev_User_Inf by Dediggefedde DA suggestion by sara-hel

What is your favourite part of the dA related category, that you haven't tried creating yourself yet?

Browser Scripts certainly. :D I did once make a very simple user style... but I'm not good enough yet with javascript to make real scripts. I'm certainly planning to change that :)

Which part of deviantART do you like the most? And how do you think it could be improved?

I like helping in the #help room the most. And hmm... I think it could benefit from being a separate platform optimised for its purpose (rather than being just another chatroom), but I'm well aware that wouldn't be viable currently. :P I do have some smaller improvement ideas but... I'm still working on a proposal for that :la:

What is your favourite deviation from your own gallery?

Hmm... favourite can mean a lot of things :P
I think this is my favourite of the songs I wrote:
TruthLong ago I wrote my wisest words of that young age
I had written many lines, but most I would reject
Suddenly my pencil then entrusted to the page
that the Truth is always more important than its side effects.
And I never knew
If I had written truth
I've been thinking ever since to find the greatest truth
to make sense of the paradox confusing all our lives
A philosopher I soon became
the subject has since stayed the same
Should we think, or should we feel; will the wits or heart survive
And I never knew
How to find the truth
Now, did i finally find the right way
to live, and help you from sorrow?
I'd tell you to know about yesterday,
feel about today, and think about tomorrow.
Yet, when thinking of you
I feel for you too;
just a side effect of the truth?

And this is simply one I think everyone should see :dummy:
Contacting the deviantART Help Desk
The unofficial tutorial
Franšais: Contacter le service d'aide de deviantART.
Suomi: Yhteydenotot deviantARTin Help Deskiin
Other language? Watch #InternationalFAQ • Can you translate? Please feel free!
Where to find the Help Desk?
On any dA page, go to the very bottom and click "Help & FAQ" (which looks like this).To the left, click "Contact the Help Desk" (

Or if journals count:
Get your Art some Attention on deviantARTFive basic tips to get your Art some Attention, Appreciation & Audience on deviantART
Here's some tips that may not get you a consistent spot on the front page right away, but that will definitely help getting some watchers and friends, whether you already have some, or not.
First, let me make clear that this is only about 'good' attention – if you just want, say, a certain pageview count, there are probably better ways. ;P This article is for those who would like some people to take them serious as an artist and to actively watch them.:nod:
Also note that you needn't follow all of the tips below, but it's recommendable to follow at least 3 of them. Just one or two will not usually get you very far.
So here we go! :iconeagerpee:
Submit art regularly.
Try to find a balance between quality and quantity. Personally I think it's best to submit one or a couple

Thank you for agreeing to be interviewed Bart! I hope you enjoy the dA Related Project Educate week. :)

I'm sure I will! :w00t:

An interview with former deviantART Related Community Volunteer, $namenotrequired!
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ArtByCher Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2013   Traditional Artist
:clap: Bart, I think you've done a great job!!
namenotrequired Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2013  Student Interface Designer
Thank you :love:
ValaSedai Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
pica-ae Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2013  Professional Interface Designer
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