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The Commenter System is supported through a group of "Commenters", those who have offered to give feedback so that others can directly directly request a constructive comment.


How To Request a Comment

Find a commenter from the list below and send them a note with subject, "Project Comment - Comment Please!", linking the deviation(s) you would like comments on. Feel free to include any questions that may help the commenter in their comments!

Each Commenter is listed under the category of art they are wiling to comment on, along with -
  • The amount of deviations, per week, that each deviant can send.
  • Their specialities, exceptions, and preferences on the art they will critique.
  • SAMPLE : (hover over each element for more information) Username 5/w [Except] [Only] [Prefers] [Specialty]
Unsure which commenter to request a comment from? Note one of our admins with your piece and we'll suggest someone for you!

Besides the restrictions each Commenter states, there are no limitations on the deviations you send them. It doesn't matter how many comments it has already received or how many groups it's a part of -  the only important thing is that it follows deviantART's rules and that it is your own work.

For a visual tutorial on requesting a comment, please click here!


How To Become a Commenter

Send us a note with subject, "Commenter", containing the following:
  • Categories of art you would like to comment on.
  • The amount of comments, per user, that you can make, per week.
  • Any exceptions, preferences, specializations you may have.
  • Whether you would like to receive weekly notes containing deviations that need commenting.
  • A link to one constructive comment on a deviation listed in our Targeted Commenting blog.

Every little bit helps, so even if you only sign up for one sub-category and can only comment on a single deviation per week, we would really appreciate your contribution!

To show how much we are thankful of your efforts, we will be featuring those commenters that spend the most effort commenting, and we may go further in way of :points: and more! :la:



All Categories
affectionateTea 1/w [Except]  [Except]
Iduna-Haya 1/w [Except]
phoenixleo 1/w [Except]
pinballwitch 1/w
Laughe 1/w [Except] [Specialty]
Azymic 3/w [Except] [Prefers] [Specialty]
Sky0wl 3/w [Except] [Prefers] [Only]
Astrikos 4/w [Except]
laurentiusmark93 5/w [Except] [Prefers]
andreareno ∞ [Except] [Prefers]

Digital Art
Felizias 1/w [Specialty]
MelikeBAt 1/w [Except] [Prefers]
RetSamys 1/w [Except] [Prefers] [Specialty]
Sonnenblumenlilie 1/w [Specialty]
trixiesshow 1/w
Zarashi99 1/w [Except] [Prefers]
apples-ishness 2/w
lu--24 2/w [Except]
Pianocanival 2/w [Except]
The1Enchantress 2/w [Except]
WeDreamTogether 2/w [Only]
AKira1189 3/w  [Only]
aslix 3/w
DTKinetic 3/w [Except] [Specialty]
LaviniaChu 3/w [Prefers] [Except] [Specialty]
MjaxMajoran 3/w [Except]
Sitting-Brain 3/w
TheClassyDinoBat 3/w [Except]
2pified 5/w [Except] [Prefers]
BornToDoStuff 5/w [Prefers] [Except]
CuteFlyingKitty 5/w [Prefers] [Except]
devinaaa 5/w [Except] [Specialty]
drawign 5/w
TheOtherKilroy 5/w [Except] [Specializes]
LanaDelKing ∞ [Only]

Photography
Felizias 1/w
inacom 1/w [Specialty]
Sonnenblumenlilie 1/w [Specialty]
Zarashi99 1/w [Except] [Prefers]
The1Enchantress 2/w [Except]
Schokopir 2/w [Except] [Specialty]
WeDreamTogether 2/w [Only]
dolphinsrock101 3/w
LaviniaChu 3/w [Prefers] [Except]
BeccaB-Stock-N-Art 5/w [Prefers] [Except]
BornToDoStuff 5/w [Prefers] [Except]
jbone72 5/w [Specialty]
Dianakit12
LanaDelKing ∞ [Only] [Specialty]

Traditional Art
MelikeBAt 1/w [Except] [Prefers]
kaotic-cass 1/w
Wyntry 1/w [Prefers] [Specialty]
Sonnenblumenlilie 1/w [Specialty]
trixiesshow 1/w
Wyntry 1/w [Except] [Prefers] [Specialty]
Zarashi99 1/w [Except] [Prefers]
lu--24 2/w [Except] [Prefers] [Specialty]
NeverMore-X 2/w
The1Enchantress 2/w [Except]
aslix 3/w
MjaxMajoran 3/w [Except]
Sitting-Brain 3/w
TheClassyDinoBat 3/w [Except]
devinaaa 5/w [Except] [Specialty]
drawign 5/w
LanaDelKing ∞ [Only]

Literature
RetSamys 1/w [Only]
SeamlessMaiden 1/w [Except] [Specialty]
xxEmi-AnGeL-chanxx 1/w [Except] [Specialty]
NeverMore-X 2/w [Except]
Pianocanival 2/w [Specialty]
The1Enchantress 2/w [Except] [Specialty]
MjaxMajoran 3/w [Except] [Specialty]
drawign 5/w
Dianakit12 ∞ [Prefers]
MabusTheDark ∞ [Only] [Except]
RhiannonOeuvre ∞ [Except]

Fan Art
kaotic-cass 1/w
Wyntry 1/w [Except] [Prefers] [Specialty]
apples-ishness 2/w
illeity 3/w [Specialty]
MjaxMajoran 3/w [Except]
TheClassyDinoBat 3/w [Except]
CuteFlyingKitty 5/w [Prefers] [Except]
devinaaa 5/w [Except] [Specialty]
Sonikkudrawings

Manga/Anime
kaotic-cass 1/w
Wyntry 1/w [Prefers] [Specialty]
Wyntry 1/w [Except] [Prefers] [Specialty]
Zarashi99 1/w [Except] [Prefers]
apples-ishness 2/w
lu--24 2/w [Except] [Prefers]
TeenaPai 3/w [Except] [Prefers]
devinaaa 5/w [Except] [Specialty]
drawign 5/w
Xx-Mochi-Chan-xX 5/w [Except] [Prefers] [Specialty]
Dianakit12
Sonikkudrawings

Cartoons & Comics
kaotic-cass 1/w
Wyntry 1/w [Except] [Prefers] [Specialty]
StudioIJB 2/w [Except]
apples-ishness 2/w
MjaxMajoran 3/w [Except]
TheClassyDinoBat 3/w [Except]
LanaDelKing ∞ [Except]



Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)
  • Can I request more than one comment on the same deviation?
    You may send a note to each commenter from whom you would like a comment. Please do not request more than five comments per deviation.
  • I have been waiting a while for my comment, what do I do?
    Commenting takes time, please be patient. We advise commenters to give their comments within a week of receiving the request, but this is not a requirement. In the meantime we encourage you to request a comment from a different user. If you have waited an excessive amount of time, please contact us.
  • I signed up as a commenter, but my name hasn't appeared on the list, what do I do?
    Please give us at least a week to update the list. Contact us if your name is still missing after a week has passed.
  • I need to update/remove my commenter list entry, how do I make these changes?
    Please contact us with the edits that need to be made (give us a week or two to update the list).
  • How long do I have to deliver a comment?
    We advise you to give your comments within a week of receiving the request.
  • I can't comment on [...], what do I do?
    Please contact the requester and let them know why you will not be able to comment on a piece. If the piece requested does not follow the specifications you have listed next to your name, you are not obligated to comment.

    If you feel that you cannot give a comment within a reasonable amount of time (but would otherwise be able to comment a piece), consider lowering the quantity of requests you accept (see above for how to request an update to the list).
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:icongraphite-paws:
Graphite-Paws Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2015
Hey I'd be interested in signing up for this, its a fantastic idea!
I can comment on traditional artwork, mostly things like animals (fantasy or real-life) and I look at anatomy problems a lot.

I can only write a comment once a week however
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:iconmy-sword-is-bigger:
My-Sword-is-Bigger Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Ooh, just a suggestion related to my previous comment here, would you be able to set up a system where the commenter can easily change their status as 'open' or 'closed'? EG. You might make it that in the comment section on this journal, people say when they're free to give comments, and how many, and whatever exceptions/specialties they have. Then those who reply to their comment on the journal first get the comments.
So I could say something like "OPEN: 5 comments, no nudity" then the first five responses get the comments.

:shrug: Just a suggestion.
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:icon3wyl:
3wyl Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
If you could please tell us how we'd go about setting up such a system, that would be great. :)

Fact is, there is no possible way for members to edit and change their own status, not unless they were admins, which isn't possible for us as a group.

This list is here because we want to keep a constant, open channel where people can see who is available right now.

It may be possible to instigate a project where people state they're free to give comments now, but I'm not sure how that would work. Surely it would be better if the commenter finds pieces to comment if that is the case?

We have plenty of pieces that need comments, both in the gallery folders and favourite folders, as well as other projects like Targeted Commenting.
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:iconmy-sword-is-bigger:
My-Sword-is-Bigger Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
As I said, it's possible to have a journal entry where people just say on the comments "Open, 5 comments" and whatever restrictions they have. Then people reply to those comments with a link to the deviation and specific questions regarding it. That way it's more targeted. :)
Of course, targeted comments does that as well, but I'm a bit of a lazybum and I'm happy for people to approach me and say they want a comment on something. :XD: Nevermind if you think it's a pointless idea. Sorry about that lol
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:icon3wyl:
3wyl Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Hmm...that is interesting. I do like the idea. I guess admins would then come along and hide those comments once the spaces were all filled up and all. :hmm:

So what you're proposing are the following ideas:

1. People happy to comment state they are in a blog to allow people to come to them.
2. People who have short/quick questions about an art piece ask in a blog for other people to answer quickly.

Right? :)
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:iconmy-sword-is-bigger:
My-Sword-is-Bigger Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hmm .. cool idea! I'd sign up for this but my activity on deviantart is pretty erratic :hmm: Could I be a sort of .. bench sitter / reliever person?
PS. Just out of curiosity, how would comment requesters know how many requests have already been sent to that person in a week? 
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:icon3wyl:
3wyl Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
If your activity will be erratic in the sense that you won't be able to give a comment on a piece within a week's time, it's best not to sign up for this system. We have other projects you can sign up for that don't have this requirement.

Typically comment requesters wouldn't know. The limit (e.g. 1/w) is there only so that they send you one piece per week, in case they want to send you five deviations, for example.
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My-Sword-is-Bigger Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Ahh yeah, I just thought it'd be nice to be able to answer specific questions if people want to ask them.

I see. :) Oops, I sort of misread it a bit. I thought saying 1/w meant 1 deviation per week, not 1 deviaton per week for each user. Derp.
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:icon3wyl:
3wyl Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
It would be interesting if people have quick questions they want answered. We do have a blog where people can ask questions, and we spend a while answering those questions.

I think it's an interesting idea, but I am concerned that people would pose long questions, or questions that require more than just a minute's glance at the artwork, if you get what I mean?
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Iduna-Haya Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I'd love to help out! ^^ I can comment on every category except literature. It's not that I don't want to read it, as a full time student I just can't guarantee I'll have the time to properly read and evaluate it.
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:icon3wyl:
3wyl Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
That's fine, thank you!
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:iconzarashi99:
Zarashi99 Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2014  Student General Artist
I'd love to be involved in this~! 

I can comment on pretty much anything except Sexually Explicit/Nudity/Yuri/Yaoi
And my favorite categories are Digital Media/Anime/Manga/Paintings (Traditional or Digital)/Nature Photography
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:icon3wyl:
3wyl Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Added, thanks!
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:iconzarashi99:
Zarashi99 Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2014  Student General Artist
Thank you :dance:
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:iconlanadelking:
LanaDelKing Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Howdy! I just wanted to let you know that I was on the system, but now I'm not on the list? You sent me a note asking if I want to continue on the system and I replied (yes)!

Maybe there's a mistake :hmm:
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:icon3wyl:
3wyl Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Ah, yes! It is my mistake there. I'll add you back on. :nod:
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:iconxx-mochi-chan-xx:
Xx-Mochi-Chan-xX Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Hello! I just wanted to let you know,  I've sent the group a note to be a commenter and still haven't received a reply. It's been 3 days. Was this intended? Thanks in advance, sorry for the bother!
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:icon3wyl:
3wyl Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Hey!

I've got your note and am waiting to process it. At the moment, we are checking with everyone on the system listed here to see if they still want to be on. I'd rather do everything in one go, hence why there has been a wait.

Your note will get seen to within the next few days. :)
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:iconxx-mochi-chan-xx:
Xx-Mochi-Chan-xX Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Okay, thank you!
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:iconwedreamtogether:
WeDreamTogether Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Request to be a commenter. ^^

Digital Art | Paintings, drawings, vectors, photomanips and posters. 
Photography | Animals, plants and nature, landscapes 

I can make 2/w 
!exception=I can't make comments on Sunday or Saturday
!

Thank you 
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:icon3wyl:
3wyl Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Awesome, thank you!
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:iconphoenixleo:
phoenixleo Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2014
I just finished commenting on all the deviations of the notes I had received but hadn't responded to yet for time in between responding to a few other ones. :phew:


While, I have finished all the notes that I had received, would it be possible to add a pause section that I won't be accepting any notes for now? I will have to think some things through.

Thank you!
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:icon3wyl:
3wyl Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Awesome! :la:

I would have to take you out if you would like to pause? :)
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:iconphoenixleo:
phoenixleo Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2014
:la: I was waiting for the perfect time to take some time and think about the,. That's why I am usually late with them :C but better late than never.

That would work for now, I think. Thank you. I will get back to you later on, or of you do those email for those rechecks, that would work as well. 
But I think if it was set to 1/month, that would work as well. 
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:icon3wyl:
3wyl Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Yes, better late than never. :P

I have removed you. If you want to join again, just let me know. :)
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:iconphoenixleo:
phoenixleo Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2014
OOh, things are almost set here. Could you include it as before but with 1/month?
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:icon3wyl:
3wyl Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
It'd be better if it was a weekly thing. I'm not sure it would be best if it was monthly. =/
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:iconphoenixleo:
phoenixleo Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2014
Oh, I meant one deviation/per user per month thing. I think we can do it one/week then? The last times, I saw someone sending deviations per week and it can get wonky sometimes to message all when there were other notes there as well..
1/2week?:paranoid:
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:icon3wyl:
3wyl Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Yeah, I can understand what you mean. If someone is constantly doing that, it may be best to reply back asking them to stop. :hmm:

I could set you for 1/w, but I've removed all of your details so you're going to have to tell me your preferences, etc. again. ^^;
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:iconphoenixleo:
phoenixleo Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2014
Thank you! :)
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:icondolphinsrock101:
dolphinsrock101 Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2014  Student Photographer
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:icon3wyl:
3wyl Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
You have to contact the commenters listed here personally through notes, otherwise no one is going to see this. :hmm:
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:icondolphinsrock101:
dolphinsrock101 Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2014  Student Photographer
oh ok thanks
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:icon3wyl:
3wyl Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
We can do it for you, but it's preferable if you contact the commenters so you get a direct communication going, rather than having us as the middle man. :nod:
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:iconkaotic-cass:
kaotic-cass Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
Request to be a commenter. ^^

1 per week please.

Genre Preference: traditional art, fan art, manga/anime, cartoons/comics.

Please? I love helping people get better comments, this is a cool system. 
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:icon3wyl:
3wyl Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Sure, I'll add you. :)
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:iconkaotic-cass:
kaotic-cass Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
Cool, thank you~
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:iconcuteflyingkitty:
CuteFlyingKitty Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hi! I would like to become a Commentator.
Infinity Amount of Requests
Digital Art
Prefers: Character design, cats, fantasy, animals
Except: Mature Content
Fan-art
Prefers: Character design, ponies
Except: Mature Content
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:icon3wyl:
3wyl Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Alright, thank you!
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:iconrebeccaalexa:
RebeccaAlexa Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2014   Digital Artist
Such a cool idea! Love it. :D
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:icon3wyl:
3wyl Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
I'm glad!
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:iconlanadelking:
LanaDelKing Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Request to be Commentator:

∞ Amount of Requests 

Digital Art | Paintings, drawings, vectors, photomanips and posters.

Photography | Animals, plants and nature, landscapes  

Traditional Art | Paintings, drawings {finished work}

Cartoon and comics | Not mature content

Please? :heart:
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:icon3wyl:
3wyl Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Will add you, thanks!
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:iconlanadelking:
LanaDelKing Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you! :giggle:
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:iconthe-one-and-only-aj:
The-one-and-only-Aj Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2014
Wait I'm confused. So I send "comment" to any of those names in litersture, and they'll comment or give criticism?
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:icon3wyl:
3wyl Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
You send a note to anyone listed here. In that note, you ask them to comment on your art. You should keep to their specifications which are listed beside their name here.

Everyone here has signed up specifically to comment. If they haven't given you one in a week's time, please let us know.
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:iconthe-one-and-only-aj:
The-one-and-only-Aj Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2014
How many stories I can send?
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:icon3wyl:
3wyl Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
The numbers are listed beside the commenter there. So when it says Username 1/w, that means you can send one piece to them.

I would suggest reading through the blog, especially under 'How to request a comment'. Everything is mentioned there.
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