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'dA Related shouldn't get DDs'

Mon Feb 18, 2013, 11:46 PM
Over my term as the deviantART Related volunteer (and even way before that) I've noticed that dA Related Daily Deviations tend to get some hate.

Past dA Related volunteers have always included what category each Daily Deviation they feature is in hoping it would reduce the amount of "wtf is this?" comments.

Here are some topics that I know have been addressed endlessly by various people, past and present, from the Community Relations team:


What is a Daily Deviation?



A daily deviation is a feature of a submission. Please note that 'masterpiece', 'artwork' and other words are not mentioned in that particular FAQ. :)

Another thing that is often misunderstood is the face that there is a volunteer for most galleries on deviantART. I can't feature from Digital Art, Traditional Art, Literature, Photography, etc; only from deviantART Related. In most cases, volunteers can only feature from one parent or sub gallery.



Giving the artist hate



Community Volunteers are the ones who select the Daily Deviations. I encourage you to get angry at me instead of the artist! I love feedback on the DDs I feature when it's taken up with us directly.




"deviantART Related shouldn't get DDs"



All galleries across deviantART should be treated equally in terms of what can receive a Daily Deviation. deviantART Suggestions seem to receive the most hatred because...

"...it isn't art."



People know that deviations such as a deviantART Suggestion isn't art, and no one is claiming it to be. I personally love featuring deviantART Suggestions as it's a great way to view the community's stance on a certain feature or what they would and wouldn't like for future versions of deviantART. It does take time and effort to create a visual suggestion too.

dALanguages Concept by TRlCKS

After featuring the deviation above, I learned that a lot of users love that deviantART is only in English because it's helped them to learn the language better.



Conclusion

Stop hating on the Daily Deviations themselves, contact the volunteer or staff member who featured it! :#1:

Here are some other useful links for you to read:

If you want a specific topic or question cleared up, please leave it below in a comment - because I would be thrilled to eliminate any confusion you may have. :)






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:iconphoenixleo:
phoenixleo Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2013
For a moment I thought what in the world is he thinking? :iconmadnoesplz:
And then a, "oh...".
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:iconbradleysays:
bradleysays Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2013
You will never see those words typed by me again. :B
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:iconphoenixleo:
phoenixleo Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2013
You better not. D:
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:iconmiontre:
miontre Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
"...it isn't art."

Anyway, who ever said the DDs have to be art? :XD:

Great article. :thumbsup:
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:iconconniekidd:
conniekidd Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
:thumbsup:

Also, I loved the gifs throughout. :giggle:
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:iconnakos:
NAkos Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I always thought like this. It is a feature of categories, all category has the right to be featured. End of story :D The problem is people like to believe in myths like the Loch Ness monster and that a DD is an award that changes the career of a deviantART user.
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:iconkyghost:
KYghost Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
:iconcool-smileplz:
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:iconquolia:
Quolia Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Omg yes :heart:

And I agree with Jo as well :eager:
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:iconstygma:
Stygma Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Just one question... what tl;dr mean?
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:iconnakos:
NAkos Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Too long;Didn't (or don't) read
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:iconstygma:
Stygma Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks!
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:iconsavaliste:
Savaliste Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2013
haha yah my DA related DD I got years ago wasn't very popular most people just didn't understand why it got the DD they didn't think it was anything special but that was because they didn't understand it was DA RELATED they thought it was just a crappy photo you know ^^; to me it's all about people not understanding or just being lazy to read why it's a DD they just look at it and judge it as wtf
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:iconmaytel:
maytel Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2013
I just noticed that your skin is blue instead of pink! It's so pretty :love:
It makes me want to change mine now.
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:iconthecures:
TheCures Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2013
i would like to say FUCK LADY GAGA
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:iconiamoret:
iAmoret Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
That is one desire I believe you should keep to yourself. :giggle:
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:iconthecures:
TheCures Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2013
hahaha you funny guy!
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:iconiamoret:
iAmoret Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
I guess I deserved that. ^^;
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:iconmaytel:
maytel Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2013
:iconimshockedplz:
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:iconthecures:
TheCures Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2013
:icongaspplz:
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:iconsingingflames:
SingingFlames Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
It always makes me sad to learn artists are getting hate for what should be the nice experience of a DD feature. :no:
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:iconiingo:
iingo Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Wow....the nerve of people hating the artist. In my personal preference dA related stuff is art. It's artistic ideas....but haters will hate...
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:iconelectricjonny:
electricjonny Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Well said :thumbsup:

Although I thought that any anger or hate or issues or whatever with a DD should be taken up with $Moonbeam13, not the volunteer who DD'd it :confused: Is that wrong?
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:iconaxslayer33:
axslayer33 Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
haters gonna hate
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:iconlintu47:
lintu47 Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
There are awesome submissions under that category that would really deserve to be under the spotlight, so no, i don't agree with this crap "Oh it doesn't deserve a DD" - U jelly much, bro?
As Jo said, feel free to use PE's chatroom :heart:
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:iconjamminjo:
JamminJo Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
During your Project Educate time frame maybe one or two scheduled chats regarding DD's would benefit the community in understanding your focus of DD's for the dA Related Category.

If you decide to set up a chat, I would be happy to help :)
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:iconrotane:
rotane Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2013  Professional
Preaching to the choir, mate…
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:iconleichenengel:
Leichenengel Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
There are a LOT of awesome things in the DA related category such as ID's (which are in a lot of cases nothing different but Photography or Drawing/Painting) and Suggestions.

Especially Visual Suggestion deserve DDs as it's HELL of a hassle tinkering them (imho). I have a lot of ideas for improving dA but I just don't have a talent for visual suggestions - that is why Visual Suggestory have my utmost respect for what they do even though the subject of the suggestion might not be my cup of tea.

Why hate the deviants? You can "hate" them when the piece that got featured is proven to be stolen...but you can't just hate them because they got a DD for something YOU don'T consider worthy. We all have different tastes so do the CV who feature the deviations. So the one you should complain to is the respective CV that gave the DD. As mentioned in this article it's always good for them to receive feedback - everyone needs feedback even CVs - they are only human you know ;D

It's not whyt you say but how you say it, though. Even CVs don't want constant hatred - Feedback is fine - complaints to a certain degree - but you will most likely get ignored or even banned if you constantly fling shit at the CVs because you just can't get over it...

My 5 cents :lol:
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:icontehangelscry:
TehAngelsCry Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2013  Professional Interface Designer
Most of the time, the haters are those that have never received a DD, and it only stems from jealousy XD
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:iconelandria:
Elandria Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2013  Professional General Artist
:thumbsup:
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:iconnoojie-woojie:
Noojie-Woojie Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2013
It doesn't really matter, as long as the concept was awesome whether its DA related or not. Everything is art (When I said everything as in, the world, the universe, the way of life, culture etc.)
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:iconnichrysalis:
Nichrysalis Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Yes. This. All the this. :thumbsup:
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:iconalexskyline:
alexskyline Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2013
Pfff, of all the DDs dA suggestions are always my favourite! Not only it's interesting to see new ideas of possible options and features, sometimes they actually get implemented! Or some awesome coders write scripts for them. :B
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:iconalexandrasalas:
alexandrasalas Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Phoebe! :'D

Also, well said! :clap:
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:iconbeccajs:
BeccaJS Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2013   Writer
Friends gif!
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:iconbradleysays:
bradleysays Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2013
Friends is my latest obsession. I bought the blu-ray box set the other day! :drool:
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:iconginkgografix:
ginkgografix Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2013
I think people will never understand this :petting:
Was hoping this 'issue' can be fixed one day. Sorry to hear that you (still) have to deal with it :no:
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:iconcrickatoo:
Crickatoo Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2013  Student Digital Artist
:thumbsup: when I first joined dA all those years ago (when DDs were featured on the sidebar!), I was so baffled to see stuff that wasn't "masterpiece artwork" getting featured. Thanks to articles like this and the handy dandy FAQ, I learned how it works. Hopefully this article will be informative to users like former me :giggle:
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CelticStrm-Stock Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Meh, they say the same about stock DDs.. There will always be at least one fuzzy headed nerf herder for every DD given, regardless of the category. I think they just love to heckle people.
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:iconsingingflames:
SingingFlames Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
That's the truth: the world is overfull of "fuzzy headed nerf herders." :rofl:
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:iconcelticstrm-stock:
CelticStrm-Stock Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:giggle: I just couldn't resist! It's so true!
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:iconsingingflames:
SingingFlames Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
:giggle:
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:iconneurotype:
neurotype Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Also I'll just say it now, there's nothing wrong with having an opinion, just please inform it and express it in the right place to the people who benefit from hearing it. :P
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:iconneurotype:
neurotype Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
:iconlawooplz:
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:icondezenerate:
Dezenerate Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2013
Don't really dig the tumblr way of using reaction gifs every other paragraph but well put. :B
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