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DA what are you doing? :no: by Ailedda DA what are you doing? :no: by Ailedda
EDIT 2: DA has heard us! They made some changes and now it's no need to click to see the artist's comments. I've seen the change a few times. However, I've heard that some beta testers still see the more button so I guess DA's still working on the change.

Thank you DA for listening to us! :)




EDIT: The news article about this is out now! Your support by faving and/or commenting is highly appreciated and needed here [link] Every fave and comment counts..:)

Thank you very much!



DA plans to hide the artist's comments in version 7 released now to beta testers. If you're a beta tester and do not want your comments hidden then please post a comment on the forum and let DA know it! [link]

I for one, do not agree with hiding the artist comment box. It shouldn't be hidden. If you don't want to read it , ignore it. But that is part of my PIECE and I want that part to BE SEEN not HIDDEN.

What will happen when we add thumbs and no one will see them? Because I'm 100% sure that people WILL NOT click that button just to read the comments. So there...and it goes further than that...credits, copyrights, stamps, thumbs, dedications, lyrics, and so on...is DA becoming like photobucket or flickr? Why is the comment box still there anyway? No one will ever bother reading it anymore!...:no:

We are a community, we are here to share our work, interact with others, help expose other fellow deviants but how can we still do that if no one will see our comments? Now DA has found a better way to help support each other..by hiding the artist's comments! Nice!that was sarcasm btw
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:iconwilford111:
Wilford111 Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2010
+2
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:iconaellos:
Aellos Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2010
I understand where they're coming from. It's the same reason why many artists will title their work "Untitled". You want people to be able to look at the work, and with out words being shown to you, you can interpret the work in your own way.

On the other hand...you could just ignore them. Because as was mentioned, there are scenarios where that wouldn't work.
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Karlos-Elite Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2010  Hobbyist Artist
I'll be honest, I don't care for artists comments.

Despite this, I'd prefer them to always be visible. Although I don't really bother with them, they do contribute a lot to an image.

If hidden, I really think that there will be a really negative feedback.

Scenario

A girl put up a photo of a cat; the picture being taken with a camera thus it's low quality.

A user comments saying "This shouldn't be up, low quality images should remain on facebook!", another one then appears and starts saying "God! Another cat picture? I don't want to see this crappy low quality image on here, put it on Facebook!", what the users DIDNT read was the artists comments saying "This is my cat that passed away yesterday... I miss him so much.."

-=-=-=-=-

In all honesty, I don't see the point in adding the hiding; if you don't want to read the artist comment then scrolling will suffice; plus even if you skim down the artists comment you'll still see some info that will judge how you comment on the piece.

DA is just going for the "Judge by looks, not by content" approach. It's stripping the works of it's history and depth.
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:iconkarlos-elite:
Karlos-Elite Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2010  Hobbyist Artist
A girl put up a photo of a cat; the picture being taken with a phone camera thus it's low quality.

I wish they'd add a edit button >.>
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Wolf-Daughter Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2010  Professional General Artist
Yeah, I think they should add an edit button too.

They are planning all of these big fancy changes, when smaller changes could help a lot more, in my opinion.
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:iconkarlos-elite:
Karlos-Elite Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2010  Hobbyist Artist
Agreed.

Frankly, the artists comment has never really been an issue and there is no real reason as to why it should be hidden.

Whereas an edit button would help quite a lot of people.
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IgnorantAwareness Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2010
I totally agree about the 'edit' button!

But more importantly, if someone posts a photo that looks low quality, maybe it's because they don't have any higher res? Or they're just a beginner photographer? Anyone who comments like that is mean-art is art.
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Karlos-Elite Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2010  Hobbyist Artist
Yeah, edit button would be a win :P

Sadly, I've seen a few comments which are people just being unnecessarily mean (Those with their own heads up their asses). It's quite saddening but hey, for every 1 awful members theres 20 good members x3
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:iconignorantawareness:
IgnorantAwareness Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2010
Oh well, let's see if DA actually listen to what WE want (ie- an edit button) rather than what THEY want (ie-the silly 'more' link) *cough cough* haha I kid, I kid :P

Oh well, it happens everywhere-once you get more members, you inevitably get more idiots in the mix too D;
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b-j-oshea Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Maybe they could try something else that still looks professional, but condenses the Artists comments. Not with a 'more' button, but maybe something to the side... There's got to be a reason they're contemplating it (aesthetics), so maybe they should play around with it instead of remove it? Or add a new feature where you can list stock used to create something and stuff.
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:iconbdwfh:
bdwfh Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2010
sure, just hide our thoughts, copyright data, and anything else we think is important :sarcasm:
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Sandrita-87 Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2010
Link for the forum doesn't work. it says forbidden.

I'm against the more button. and i agree, no one will click it.
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:iconailedda:
Ailedda Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
the link works for me....:confused:
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:iconsandrita-87:
Sandrita-87 Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2010
oops, for me too now, i wasn't a beta tester :D
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:iconailedda:
Ailedda Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
:giggle:
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lover-of-the-Drow Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2010
I can see why they are doing it; it does save space but...
I don't agree. I want it to stay the same; I mean it might allow for more idiots who don't read the artist's comment and get offended or make stupid comments.
Let's make the "More" Option never be installed...
I don't like it.
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:iconailedda:
Ailedda Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
Hi, the news article about hiding the artist's comments box is out now! Your support by faving and/or commenting is highly appreciated and needed here [link] Every fave and comment counts..:)

Thank you very much!

=Ailedda
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:iconlover-of-the-drow:
lover-of-the-Drow Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2010
Commented :3
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:iconailedda:
Ailedda Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you! :D
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jeffreymypony Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2010
I agree with this, but why did you copy this journal?
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:iconailedda:
Ailedda Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
I didn't copy it. These are my words...people are free to copy what I wrote and put in their journals, it's totally fine.
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:iconjeffreymypony:
jeffreymypony Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2010
ohh. ahem, sorry about that, then. xDD
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:iconailedda:
Ailedda Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
No problem, it's ok. :D
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FallenUmbrella Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Well, if dA wants to keep the "more" button, then we deviants should have a choice if we want the "more" button feature or not when we submit a deviation.
other than that, I DON'T WANT A "MORE" BUTTON!!!!!
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:iconailedda:
Ailedda Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
Hi, the news article about hiding the artist's comments box is out now! Your support by faving and/or commenting is highly appreciated and needed here [link] Every fave and comment counts..:)

Thank you very much!

=Ailedda
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:iconfallenumbrella:
FallenUmbrella Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
You are very welcome! i am going to fave it now :la:
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:iconailedda:
Ailedda Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
thank you! :D
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Iluvocnj2006 Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2010
:faint:

There is no "MORE" button!!! I just clicked to take a look at this fabulous deviation once again...and it's not there!!!! :la: :la: :la:

:iconlawooplz:
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:iconailedda:
Ailedda Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
:excited:

Oh, DA! :shakefist: you have to open it in a new tab then it's there...has happened to me and to =the-photographicpoet yesterday too and we were about to scream 'Yes! No 'more' button!' and do the happy dance...but...:no:..it's STILL there!

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Iluvocnj2006 Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2010
:shakefist:

Oh darn! And I was so excited too!!!! :la:
*sigh* Oh well...I was about to get up and dance too...

:iconweekenddanceplz:
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:iconailedda:
Ailedda Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
Yeah..I know....me too! for the second time...lol

Oh, that emote is sooo cute....:iconweekenddanceplz:
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Iluvocnj2006 Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2010
Isn't it?!?!?! :la:
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:iconailedda:
Ailedda Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
THE BUTTON IS GONE NOW!!!!!! WE DID IT!!!!! SERIOUSLY!!!!! :woohoo: :la: :la:

check my signature ...;)
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:iconiluvocnj2006:
Iluvocnj2006 Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2010
:eager: I know!!!! I was soooo pumped when I saw it was officially gone!!! :D
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:iconailedda:
Ailedda Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
ME TOO! :party: :woohoo: :iconepiclaplz:
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wondering-souls Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2010
Why are they bothering making this an option? If we don't want people to read them, why not just leave our artists comments blank? This is gay shit.
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:iconailedda:
Ailedda Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
Hi, the news article about hiding the artist's comments box is out now! Your support by faving and/or commenting is highly appreciated and needed here [link] Every fave and comment counts..:)

Thank you very much!

=Ailedda
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:iconlonstermonster:
Lonstermonster Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2010
I agree with your opinion.

Why should anyone bother to write longer comments, if dA thinks, they are so unimportant, that they can be hidden?
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:iconailedda:
Ailedda Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
Hi, the news article about hiding the artist's comments box is out now! Your support by faving and/or commenting is highly appreciated and needed here [link] Every fave and comment counts..:)

Thank you very much!

=Ailedda
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:iconannimouse:
Annimouse Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
dA isn't hiding the artists comments for me in beta 7. :hmm:

Weird.
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:iconailedda:
Ailedda Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
that's weird...are you using the beta2 version?
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:iconannimouse:
Annimouse Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
Yep.
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:iconailedda:
Ailedda Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
maybe you must open the deviation in a new tab/page then you'll see it. It has happened to me too...
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:iconannimouse:
Annimouse Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
Just opened a deviation in a new tab and when I roll over the artists comments, part of it disappears and says "more".

Tbh, I much prefer being able to read the whole comment without having to click a "more" button.
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:iconailedda:
Ailedda Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
Hi, the news article about hiding the artist's comments box is out now! Your support by faving and/or commenting is highly appreciated and needed here [link] Every fave and comment counts..:)

Thank you very much!

=Ailedda
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:iconthefulkrum:
TheFulkrum Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2010
it's 'beta' :)

it probably will in time

it did in mine
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:iconailedda:
Ailedda Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
The news article will be out soon!
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Exillior Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
v7.2 doesn't even work for me. It crashes my browser anytime I click on anything... or even better, rollover any of the numerous drop-down menus. When it comes into place (I can see it's a matter of when, not if), very sadly, I don't think I will even be able to use dA anymore.

But since I've been unable to beta-test it.. I thank you for this deviation. I had heard about this, and quite frankly now I see it, I am really.. well, pissed off about it.

Maybe soon dA will find a way to make us "look" more "professional" by altogether getting rid of journals. :shrug: It seems to be all about "how can we make the masses view deviantART more" rather than "how can we help our artists/authors express themselves better" nowadays.
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LostInRemembrance Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2010
Uhm, does that mean that you don't even see that you can expand the comment box unless you hover over it and the "more" button appears?
That fact alone would guarantee that most people will not see the artist's comments anymore, in my opinion. The way I see it most people won't look into the technical details of the new version, they'll just accept it and use it like nothing ever happened (not to mention all the new users who don't even know that you could see the artist's comments before), so if they decide to go through with this they should at least make the "more" button visible at all times, not just when hovering over it.

Personally, I don't use the comment box much. Most of the times I just want my work to speak for itself and/or I don't find the words to put in there. Sometimes I just say if it was influenced by something or, for photographs, where they were taken. But I see that many people want to use it and it happens often that you find some very interesting information in there that complements the work. So I'm for keeping it the way it is.
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TheFulkrum Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2010
"you don't even see that you can expand the comment box unless you hover over it and the "more" button appears?"

yup

"Sometimes I just say if it was influenced by something or, for photographs, where they were taken."

We get ONE MEASLY line before 'more' is ' pressed'!! :)

So my decent photos of Italy or Ireland will have to say something like, 'Rome, Italy. Thank you.' :B

lol
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