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I have decided that dA is not getting another single cent from me. They've turned into greedy bastards who exploit users, and we have nothing to show for our money except an ever so slightly more pleasant browsing experience. The site is still filled up with porn, screenshots and godawful cellphone selfies. Trying to get constructive feedback or intelligent interaction on here is like pulling teeth. So I am totally 100% through with giving dA any money whatsoever. From now on you'll have to make do with free/no journal skins from me. And that's fine. I'm kind of giving up on dA as a gallery really. It's gone down the shitter a bit. I'm on here for the users whom I have befriended over the years, and the groups I admin. No other reason anymore. dA can go suffocate itself in its millions.

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Update: Oh yes, in my annoyance, I'd completely forgotten to link to the places I prefer to post art and things these days. I'm most active on my tumblr account, which you can find here: dwuff.tumblr.com/ and on my official Facebook page, which you can find here: www.facebook.com/danelle.malan…
The Tumblr has a lot more silliness and fun, all my doodles and WIPs, and some writing/life advice/articles, and a lot of (quality) reblogs. The Facebook page has more of my professional things on it, like fine art/paintings and client work. I also use the Facebook page to announce things like exhibitions and talks. And of course, there is always the Cottonstar blog, which you can find here: cotton-star.com/blog/

Thank you, I hope to see you at my new haunts. :3
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Atobe333 Dec 11, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Yea I've also migrated to facebook and tumblr, I'm not renewing my subscription either...
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dwuff Dec 12, 2013  Professional General Artist
Yeah I really don't see the point, honestly!
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African-Amber Sep 24, 2013  Student General Artist
I'm sorry, but I don't get where you're coming from. I've been on DA for a month now and I love it I love deviantART! I found a lot of truly great artists here. 
I always have the adult content filter on though, because I found that when they have to put it on, it isn't very good art to start with. You could click on the "undiscovered" tab when looking at the home page? I do have to admit that I'd never pay for Da, Not worth it. 
Maybe look through my favourites to see if you like anything. I only fav something if I truly love it or if I'd truly love to draw it, either way love's involved ;)

I know it takes a bit of time, but maybe report the porn. If everyone starts reporting these idiots, maybe they'll stop using this website. (yes I am an eternal optimist)
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dwuff Sep 26, 2013  Professional General Artist
I've been on dA for 10 years, and I can honestly say it's gone down the drain. When I started the quality of content AND the userbase was a lot higher, and the admins were a lot more involved and interested in the "little people." Now it's just all about money and the big names, and I really hate that. Contests are a joke, it's literally a popularity contest and good art gets overlooked because the users don't have an army of watchers voting for them. Even the DD section sometimes has absolutely awful (by DD standards) work in it. I'm not saying there's 0% good about the site, only that I am growing more and more disappointed with the site overall, and I feel that there's no more heart and soul in it.
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African-Amber Sep 26, 2013  Student General Artist
This conversation kinda of reminds of talking to my mom about "the good old days". I suppose the truth is that you can't miss what you never had, so I have no idea how great DA was before. All I know is that for someone like me who's just starting out, it's a pretty cool site to use ;) I'm just sad to see you go because I just found your awesome artwork. Facebook uses this weird equation to show you stuff on your news feed, so I never get to see everything my friends post. It annoys the heck out of me. :(
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dwuff Sep 26, 2013  Professional General Artist
Don't worry, I'm not going completely. I'll still upload now and then, and post a few things. I'm mostly here for the groups I admin. Also on Facebook you can set your timeline to display "most recent" - it's annoying as hell that they keep trying to show you popular stories instead of new ones! Thank you for your compliments. :)
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African-Amber Sep 26, 2013  Student General Artist
Thanks. This'll help a lot :)
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hahahaha - I know where you're coming from a and I agree. Haven't posted anything on here for ages, I just trawl through to see cool art these days.
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dwuff Sep 21, 2013  Professional General Artist
Them's slim pickin's!
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