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Thu Aug 7, 2008, 2:23 AM
Please do NOT leave "thanks for the fav" comments!

I collect a lot of images, and it's very disappointing supposedly having X new comments, but all of them turn out to be some copied or at least generic "thank you" message.

You know what I do when someone favs an image of mine?

I look at their gallery. I don't always leave a comment or fav in return, that would be insincere, but I look.

Whereas anyone who leaves a copypasted "thanks for the fav" is too wrapped up in themselves - in the case of people who link back to their deviation, too wrapped up in the obsession with promoting themselves for sure - to have a look at my page. Which included a "please don't thank me for favs" stamp. Maybe this will help. *point at the top of the journal*

Why I don't like it?

Simple. I come here, message centre says "5 new comments", I check, and each of them is an absolutely pointless, generic, "Thanks for the fav". They're a waste of time and server space.

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kaikaku Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
I occasionally thank for favs, but usually only if I've had a chance to check out the person's gallery and comment on a few things.

I don't like that my profile page gets flooded with generic messages. :-/
ankewehner Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2008  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I even contacted helpdesk to ask if there was a way to switch off comments on the main page to avoid that spam. Unfortunately, there isn't.
violetice Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2008
I agree. I don't thank people for faves anymore, unless I have at least something else to say about their gallery. I know most people are just trying to be nice, but it's an unnecessary gesture.
lordbatsy Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2008  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I know what you mean.

Now, honestly, I don't think there's anything wrong on principal with saying "thank you"--what I hate is when people are like "now check out the rest of my gallery." I just gave you a fav, how do you know I wasn't looking at your gallery, right? But I like thanking people for favs, it just feels right to me, however...

I can see clearly, right at the top of your page, that you ask people not to leave those sorts of comments, and in the end that ought to be respected. :)
ankewehner Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2008  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Yea, I guess I'm just having a grumpy day. I'm pretty sure I'll get rid of that huge note once I'm caught up with the owls
pencillicious Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2008   Writer
SO with you dude... SO with you.
CharmingPhotography Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2008  Hobbyist Photographer
Well.. I am afraid I disagree to a point with this. I do say thank you for every fave I receive because its a polite thing to do. I dont always have the time to comment every single time. The people I do get faves off are on my friends list anyways so any new deviations they post I see without going to their gallery. Only new people that havent commented on mine.. or fave any of mine I check out the gallery.
In my opinion saying thank for a fave is just plain polite. But well thats just me. If someone gave you a compliment in real life you just wouldnt ignore that person either.. you would say thank you and I dont see how on here it should be different xxx
newmoon-oldsoul Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2008  Professional General Artist
This is kinda why I only just joined DA. It's a self-promotion social network. Oh yeah and there's art.
There's a large percentage of users who aren't artists and just post snap shots they took with friends and watch artists' work.

I basically joined up for friends and for visibility (because my site is under construction).
Now, I don't spam my friends much, unless I just added them and I want them to know I'm here.
but strangers? I don't know them, and yes I like their art, but it's also about making connections and being seen.

I agree with you whole heartedly, but I'm afraid the internet filled with it's shallow narcissists and approval seeking trolls will always let you and me down.

I think I'm boiling it down (da) into a simple machine because there isn't the high critique that an artistic community should have. If it's not "thanks fo r the fav and nothing" it's "oooh, I like it" and nothing else.

I haven't yet gotten a negative reaction, but my stuff doesn't really push the envelope.

Oh well. I hope the silly people don't get to you, and I hope I didn't annoy you. I now how it is to be grumpy and people post like the opposite of what you want to hear.
ankewehner Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2008  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Nah, 's a well-reasoned comment, not annoying. :)

I'm sure it'll get better once I've taken care of the backlog of owl deviations... (See, I check the entire search that comes up when looking for "owl" and collect pretty much everything I like there, and I just cut the backlog by several hundred down to 2000 deviations to go.)
Agaave Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2008
I understand what do you mean.

I'm one of those who thanks when someone favs my works. I look at their galleries and try to write something nice about it too. If I have time I return favor by commenting their works.

I don't thank my friends faving my works because I already know what there are in their galleries. So thanking strangers is also message that I have visited their pages. It is also nice to see what kind of people like my works and fav them! :D

I'm quite picky with my favorites so I appreciate if someone whos work I have faved come to my pages and leaves a message. But if I would fav tons of works it would be really annoying to get thanks from everyone of them. :roll:

So, I don't mind to get thanked or if someone decides not to thank. (I fav works because I like them not to get more pageviews for myself. ;P)

But I agree that it isn't necassary to get front page messages to your message centre... Before people who don't like thanks could just ignore them - now they need atleast remove them from message centre.

Ok, now I have wrote too long already... interesting subject.
TrioART Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2008   Photographer
I agree whole-heartedly!
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