Why you feature stolen work?!?!Lately there seem to have been a few myths flying around in particular with regards to how we as Community Volunteers, give Daily Deviations. Many people seem to think that we sit at our desks in dark little rooms and let out evil laughter whilst we purposefully feature stolen work. The dark rooms and laughter - well I can't say yes or no on that one! But I can promise you it's not our intent to give exposure to people who have stolen work. I recently featured a piece of work that turned out to be stolen. However I went into extensive conversations with the artist before I featured it, and with added metadata and dates, it's difficult to know where to draw the line. I've given people the benefit of the doubt before - and it's worked out nicely as their work has been legitimate. Below are some comments I have seen being thrown around the past few days - and hopefully an attempt to bust the myth.Why you feature stolen work?!?! by Kaz-D
"I thought at least that you people would check to make sure the work was the
'Why is this a DD?' Why are you asking the artist?The cool thing about art is that, unlike pretty much everything else out there, it's meant to elicit an emotional reaction.'Why is this a DD?' Why are you asking the artist? by neurotype
Sometimes this reaction is rage. Or something close to it.
Sometimes when you see a DD you don't like or get or something, it's doing exactly what the artist intended. But other times, it has nothing to do with the art itself. Because, you know what, we all see DDs we don't "get" every now and then. I'll say it now: I don't like every single DD that has been posted.
More relevant to this conversation, I don't get why some of the DDs that have been posted were considered featurable (which, as we're trying to get across, really means: I don't personally think that some pieces merit 24-hour massive exposure).
And I have the right to think these things.
You do, too.
What's the appropriate place to find out why something was given a DD?
Protip: it's not the art.
It might be a self-suggestion or not, the fact o
PE Daily Deviations: What if...?PE Daily Deviations: What if...? by 3wyl
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 t
Most, if not all, of my points go to:
FAQ #79: How do I submit art? | FAQ #15: What is a deviation? | FAQ #552: Is there a limit to how many deviations I can submit? |FAQ #72: How do I edit or delete my deviation or scrap submissions? | FAQ #332: Does DeviantArt have a feature that will automatically watermark my deviations? | FAQ #753: Are there any limitations for deviation submissions?
FAQ #163: Where can I find the description to a Gallery that I want to submit to?
FAQ #61: What is a Daily Deviation? | FAQ #18: Who selects Daily Deviations and how are they chosen? |FAQ #313: How can I find out if someone already has a Daily Deviation?
FAQ #873: What do I do when I disapprove of a Daily Deviation feature?
FAQ #661: How do I post a comment?
FAQ #554: Is my deviation Mature Content?