Is it me, or is this site getting more like Photobucket every day? Do you think we (as in Fractal artists) are the "lucky ones" in that our gallery is so damn easy to get to when submitting images that we are privileged to see more than our fair share of "this is cute, I found it on google" stuff to add to all the miscats or is it a growing issue across the whole site?
Did you also realise/remember that when new members sign up there is nothing
that makes it really clear to them that dA is for original work only? Check it out, I did. All new members are asked to do is tick a box to say they've read the ToS. The ToS is a small, faint link at the bottom of the page and if anyone does bother to go there they're met with a wall of text and even that - while it does say At deviantART's discretion and in appropriate circumstances, deviantART may remove Your Content submitted to the Site, terminate the accounts of users or prevent access to the Site by users who infringe the intellectual property rights of others.
*pause for breath* - doesn't actually clearly
state what ought to be said.
'Twas ever thus, I can hear some of you muttering. Well, maybe it was but back when 'twas first thus there were a a hell of a lot less members and deviations. Last time I looked there were over 59 million deviations (compared to 25m less than 2 years ago) and gawd knows how many members. At this rate of growth it can only get worse. I made a suggestion
in the appropriate forum a couple of days ago, and only two people responded. Whether that means it was a bad idea or that people just couldn't care less (or maybe hardly anyone reads the Forums ...) I haven't a clue. But I do know I am getting royally pissed off about it because I see the problems getting worse all the time.
And, damn it, as pissed off as I am with dA's foibles, I'd like to get back a bit of my enjoyment of the site. On which note I can only say "Hooray" for the message centre changes
About bloody time too ....
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