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About Deviant Artist MelanieFemale/Canada Recent Activity
Deviant for 11 Years
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Current Residence: Thunder Bay...yuck
Favourite cartoon character: Sally from Nightmare Before Christmas

Isn't it amazing how many new deviations are submitted daily on dA?
That the amount of people who are interested in dA increases daily?
And the fact that so many artists have found a platform to dicuss and present their work to others?

Without a doubt it's a big, interesting and versatile community.
But isn't it amazing to always see the same artists on the frontpage every single day concerning the fact that so many new deviations have been submitted?

We're all aware of that and believe that this has to change. It is already quite difficult for the "unknown" artists to promote their work and gain more attention.

Clearly, we do not intend to deny the skills of those great artists who enrich the community by sharing their magnificent work. But we do intend to enhance the platform in such a way that "unknown" artists might get a real chance to draw the public attention to their own pieces of work by promoting it on the front page of the community.

In our opinion we think it unjust to only have the chance to be represented on the front page if one has the luck of having many watchers.

We would like a better system which allows a deviation to be seen on the front page if, for example, it has 'only' reached about 40 favourites and about 200 views.

Take a look at the actual situation: You have uploaded an impressive piece or art that gets faved according to the number of your total views/watchers. Then, however, a more popular deviant uploads a more or less 'average' deviation and automatically reaches more than the double of your favourites/views in a mere moment.

A new structure of the frontpage could enhance the actual competition on dA, i.e. popular deviants wouldn't be able to best the "unknown" artists by posting a rather average deviation.

A reasonable alternative to present the "daily top favourites" on the front page would be a bigger amount of thumbs which would show the 40 best deviations of the day in a random order.

We think it's in everyone's interest to change the current situation and make dA a place where creating and sharing unique art plays a far bigger role than scrambling for new watchers.

If you agree, help us and yourself by copying and pasting this entry into your journal. Text file -->

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Itapao Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2008  Hobbyist Photographer
Merry Xmas ! :snowing:

roamen-cota Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2008
*poke* i hope college is fun for u^.^
Just-Blaze Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:wave: :glomp:
GothiqueAcid Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2007
your photography is beautiful.
tacostock Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2007  Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks for the :+devwatch:!
misaokiley Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2007
Whoa! Mel! I had no idea that you are also a fabulous artist AND gifted writer!! lol! Wow! Great gallery!
Tunaferit Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2006
thnx for watch ;)
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