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PE Daily Deviations: What if...?

Sun Aug 19, 2012, 2:47 AM by 3wyl:icon3wyl:

Hello everyone! :wave:

After news articles explaining 'The Myth and the Legend' of the Daily Deviations, how to suggest them, tolerance towards Daily Deviations, the negativity, the focus on the notes and what it actually is, this article tackle the 'What if...?' scenarios that finally come after it all when a Daily Deviation is stolen or you simply (and strongly) don't approve of a Daily Deviation.

What if... see a Daily Deviation that is stolen?

Replying to people who have commented on the Daily Deviation, or making a comment on the piece itself stating that the piece is stolen won't lead to immediate action, it'll just cause more drama instead.

If you want immediate action, i.e you want the Daily Deviation to be taken down or the artwork to be removed, then follow these steps:
  1. :bulletpink: Note the Community Volunteer with the subject 'Today's DD - Stolen', or something to that effect.
  2. :bulletpink: Copy the Daily Deviation Suggestion format (which alexandrasalas has already written about here for your perusal!) by copying/pasting a thumb of the artwork in question into the body of the message.
  3. :bulletpink: State why and how it is stolen by providing evidence.

The Community Volunteer will then see this and take the appropriate measures to have the Daily Deviation, or the piece, removed.

Not only is this a fast and efficient way of having the situation handled, the Community Volunteer will be able to see this immediately and not have to see it hours later if they look at their chosen piece and browse the comments, emphasising the if there as they may or may not do this.

What if...

...a piece that has received a Daily Deviation is not to your liking and you don't approve of it?

An FAQ that answers this particular question often goes unnoticed, and yet holds some valuable advice:

So, let's break this down.

"A Daily Deviation is intended to give an artist a chance to be seen by a large portion of the community and as not everyone has the same tastes, it is obvious that you may not appreciate every piece that is selected as a daily deviation."

Probably the most important part here is that not everyone has the same tastes, and it is perfectly alright to have your own if others are allowed theirs too. We are all human beings with individual interests, and we all have different tastes, so though you may not see what a particular piece of art holds for you, others may be the opposite.

A further point to note is that artwork should be judged within the art category itself. For example, a piece from the Resources & Stock gallery will not be the same as a piece from the Photography gallery. As a result, the standard for both will be different with the former more focused upon the use of it as a resource or stock, and the latter for conceptual and executional value.

"If you have a problem with a particular Daily Deviation feature, do NOT leave your disapproval among the other comments on the piece. It is disrespectful to the artist featured, the person who chose it and/or the person that suggested it."

You may want to be disrespectful, you may not, but doing so on the deviation itself is a moot point as, most of the time,  the artist themselves did not ask to get a Daily Deviation. Therefore, it is futile to rant and rage about why a particular piece does not deserve a Daily Deviation, as, most of the time, the artist did nothing to warrant this behaviour and response except upload their artwork to deviantART.

This leads to...

"If you absolutely must voice your disapproval of a selected feature, feel free to note $Moonbeam13 however, unless the image violates policy in some way, it is highly unlikely it will be removed."

To sum it up, if you do really want to express your views, you may want to re-think the following:

  • :bulletblue: Ranting and raging to the artist who has done nothing wrong but to upload their piece of artwork to deviantART.

  • :bulletblue: Writing a journal entry, thread in the forums, or taking this matter to a public level.

A more constructive way of handling this is...

  • :bulletpink: Noting the Community Volunteer, or Moonbeam13, who featured the piece, and expressing your thoughts and feelings so that they, the ones who set the Daily Deviations, know what to feature and what not to feature.

  • :bulletpink: Accepting that everyone is different, and moving on.

Thank you for reading. :heart:

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LadyBeelze Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
what if a person gets a DD and he/she don't want it? :noes: can he/she ask to be removed or does he/she has to forcedly deal with good and bad and trash comments?
3wyl Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
If they don't want it, they're free to let the CV know and get them to remove it. I've seen many people just delete the deviation and re-upload it, though.

You could disable comments and still keep the DD if that is what you wish. :nod:
LadyBeelze Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
that's good xD thanks~
3wyl Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
If you have any more questions, let me know!
LadyBeelze Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
yeeees i just remembered now ;A;
is there a list of people to note to suggest DD by categories? >_> i've only seen a person for traditional art and one for digital -i think- *already lost their pages*. at times one sees amazing things here in DA that makes you think they should have DD but you don't know who to tell about it
3wyl Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
LadyBeelze Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
thank you x3 will add that to my favs
3wyl Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Sounds good!
ShadowTheTimeLord Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
***This is MY Personal opinion, do not read if you don't like. DO NOT REPLY if you don't like it either.***

DDs should not exist. It makes people more popular in a bad way, such as the stuck ups and unworthy(s), who pretend that anyone else is a peasant in their eyes.

Lots of people make good art, but all I see in DDs are usually nudity, porn of some sort, or pieces by artists who already get enough attention as it is. I'm not complaining about it because I never received one, but because I know so many people who need these 'art features' that deserve them, but will NEVER be able to get them.

If I were to get a DD, I would immediately but kindly ask the person who gave it to me to remove it, because I don't want to seem like a king/queen over my friends. Everybody in this community should be treated equally, but DDs stomp out that dream.
iDJPanda Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2013  Student General Artist
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