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August 2, 2009


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Slightly findings

Journal Entry: Sun Aug 2, 2009, 5:40 AM

Why do we fav?

The most common reason is that we just like the work. There can be thousand of other reasons but this one
is most obvious and common.
My opinion is that more correct reason for :+fav: should be: "We like the work and we want to support
Why? Because :+fav: on DA is something more than just a feature for your collection. Favorites = rating.
When you add something to your favorites you create the content of DeviantArt. What do you see when you
come to DA first? Most popular works. Faving the work you make it available for other watchers.
I've already made journal entry about a lot of crap in the popular. (Please, don't say that something i suppose
to be crap, the other one calls ART. Crap is always crap, but always there are at least one idiot who will call
it artificial.) So now i want to say the following: fav  only what you like or what you want other people to
see. Remember, once you will DA and see nothing you would like to see.
Of course, we have :icondagnostic: and :iconhellobaby: who helps us to explore unknown but great artists but this is not enough, what you look at depends on you.

The summary of the poll

Here are general results: 70% of people suppose favorite to be the best compliment. Reading comments to
poll you can learn that most of people think that :+fav: is good but :+fav:+comment is better.
But there is one important answer that i missed in my poll. I thought about it only after :iconpaulmckinnon:'s
comment: " People who say they like your pic but don't fav it, their words don't ring true."
I should add answer: Positive comment without fav means nothing. (it is very intersting to know how many
people think so).
It was hard to choose using my straight answer. But i haven' my purpose big and complicated social research
considering motivation of faving and other stuff. I was interested in general results and i got them.

One step to popularity

And now from the contrary...Tonnes of faves give you popularity (or you can just become :iconraincookie: :XD:). Views and comments on your deviations are useless. Ratio favorites/views should be 1/4 (better 1/2), if it is 1/10 or lower  - your efforts do not deserve the result. So i don't want to spend longer time wasted. No more works that are viewed but not faved. Favs are confirmation that people like your work (conclusion based on poll results), when they look at it and do not fave, it means that work is not good enough to be placed in their collection.
So you won't see:
Nudes, fetish ot hot picts
Portraits with set light and technically hard
Provoking works
Complicated arrangements
Concept with more then one straight thought
Works that needs time or money, or photographic skills
My next 10 or more works will be based on the analysis of the most popular works.



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miss-american Featured By Owner May 7, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
i think people who don't appreciate the views and comment without a fave, just cares more about faves, comments and views. than enjoying that someone has interest in their art (if that was the purpose if that person was interested) or making the art. anyway it's just my opinion Meow :3 also nice journal about this :)
armene Featured By Owner May 16, 2014  Professional Photographer
my point is that here at DA everything goes around faves and if you want to support artist the best is to give a fave, because otherwise work will be never seen by other watchers and just lost
i saw this million times, when i browsing for some great artist in the internet and suddenly find his page here, but no one knows about it, this was with Godfried Helnwine and Jan Saudek..
miss-american Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
yeah that's also true.
SugarBooty Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I shall post this on a poll. Since I find this argumentative essay quite interesting.
TheCrimsonEmo Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Ooh I learned a lot, so its faves that determine popularity, I always thought it was just views and comments alone and faving was the bonus! =P
armene Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2009  Professional Photographer
only favs do it :D
TheCrimsonEmo Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Oh I see...
KuroInuSama69 Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
Try being a writer like me. Th art i am most proud of is base s on test. I create with words. Just getting people to LOOK at my stuff is difficult. before we get to favs or comments they first have to look.
armene Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2009  Professional Photographer
i have no talent to be writer :XD:
KuroInuSama69 Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
ehh Everyone has talent to be a writer. Writing is just using your own special words to show the world what is inside you. It is your own special way to show the world how you see things. Everyone is valid in that sense.
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