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Journal Entry: Fri Apr 27, 2012, 12:26 PM

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A Fayre Day by timemit The Energy Conundrum by timemit

Just wondered what other people had experienced...  and what you think!!

I find that on a good number of my wallpapers I get more people downloading than faving....in my opinion that is pretty crap..If you think it is good enough to download and stick on your screen you should  have the courtesy to at least fave it..

not really a rant but makes it makes me a little sad that I take the time and effort to try put out stuff that folks will like and enjoy..

......

anyways..i'm sure all who bother to read this are not the culprits but instead those of you who give me tons of :dalove: and support..so thanks and :hug: to you n have a sweet weekend

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:iconjolin-chan:
Jolin-chan Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2014
Yeah, i know how you feel...when i view my pics and see "5 downloads" "0 Faves" then i am surley like...
WHOT? Oo Maybe many people just donīt have a DA acc and do download it.
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:icontimemit:
timemit Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2014  Student Digital Artist
:nod: yep that's about it  :)
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:iconmario837:
mario837 Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2012
Don't feel alone Tim. I have verified that in mostly every wallpaper uploaded.
:hug:
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:icontimemit:
timemit Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Thanks Mario.. thanks for looking into it :highfive:
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DarkRiderDLMC Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2012
happens to everyone, I think. Probably because the non-member viewers can d/l, but can't fave.
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:icontimemit:
timemit Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2012  Student Digital Artist
:nod: yeah I think that is probably the case.. i think d/l and fave should be linked !
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:icontimemit:
timemit Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2012  Student Digital Artist
:) :hug:
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:iconcraig-larsen:
Craig-Larsen Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hell Timemit I am so far behind. I just read the comment you left on my stock account in Jan.........Thanks.:)
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:icontimemit:
timemit Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2012  Student Digital Artist
NP...haha no worries Craig :highfive: i never catch up on half the stuff I mean to :)
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:iconrabbitica:
rabbitica Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2012   Digital Artist
I have made rants about faving before and got bombarded with comments like: faves are meaningless...who cares about faves...what are you going to do with your faves...I don't even look at faves or keep track etc. Some people said they unfave things after a while because they don't like what they faved when they were in a particular mood. Some people fave stratigically so their profile gets looked at by the person they faved.
To me the number of downloads is meaningless because most of the time I click on the image and it shows me the full size. I rarely click the download button.
Basically, who cares.
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:icontimemit:
timemit Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2012  Student Digital Artist
ah well.. i think although i may be wrong ..that faves do count in as much as that they place your image in ratings against other peoples work..the more faves the higher up you are in the(8hs,day,3 day,week,month,all time) most faved..
So i guess what bothers me is that those who download to use my work as a wallpaper sometimes don't have the courtesy to give my work the standing it deserves, I and loads of others (yourself included) put in lots of work and don't charge for that work ..in fact I pay a sub so that others can enjoy more dA work in the form of articles/journals etc.. so for me the payment I guess I want is a fave as it is the only thing that keeps your work in view so to speak..
but yeah..who cares indeed, I much prefer a friendly comment :)
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:iconrabbitica:
rabbitica Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2012   Digital Artist
I agree with you 100% and I do care in fact but what it comes down to is that you (or I) can not control the faving behaviour or psyche of the masses.
I have seen some try by writing "Faves and comments appreciated" or "If you like please fave" etc and it seems to kind of work BUT, I personally would feel cheep doing that.
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jazzilady Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
On a lot of mine, I get more fav's than downloads. Go figure! Who knows? :iconredheartsplz:
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:icontimemit:
timemit Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2012  Student Digital Artist
:nod: yep indeed Renee, many of mine are that way round ..I just think it is nice to at least fave or comment if you take somebodies work for your own use..We are giving away 'gifts' so to speak :hug:
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jazzilady Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Yes, we are! You're right, it should be a given for people to do that if they use it! Sometimes people just overlook it. :iconhug1plz:
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skyzyk Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
The same thing happens to me also, so I can assume everyone is in the same boat. I do leave comments, almost all of the time. There has been several fave monsters, as I cal them, who have joined in the past two weeks each with over 40 pages of faves. It happens. I do have to say if I log on and I have over 100 messages I have faves and ran. I understand how you feel but I don't think it will ever change. At least they liked your work enough to fave. ;)
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:icontimemit:
timemit Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2012  Student Digital Artist
I have to fave and run sometimes as well and often I just don't have the time to catch up with even a fraction of the people who I like and respect as artists..but like you I always try to comment and give proper input to their work, i just think that people who take something should give something in return :)
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:iconskyzyk:
skyzyk Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:handshake:
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gorgonbreath Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2012  Hobbyist
It kind of makes sense that wallpapers get more downloads than faves because they have a purpose, they're meant to be used. I'm assuming that they're meant for a purpose as well as being art.
You can't really stop people downloading stuff, even disabling the download feature does nothing, they can probably still right click or even use Print Screen.

It does seem a bit thoughtless, but it doesn't always mean that the downloading people are doing anything dishonest,they may just like the picture. I've had one of my pictures downloaded 6,000 times, i have no idea why or what people are doing with it,i just have to assume that they like it for some reason.:)
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:icontimemit:
timemit Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2012  Student Digital Artist
yep indeed ..i do want people to download them that is why i post my work in reasonable quality resolution in wallpaper sizes, what I want is either a fave in return (which gives my work a higher standing in the day/week/month standings ie.payment as such for my gift to them) or a nice comment of appreciation :) what they do with it I don't really mind
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:icongorgonbreath:
gorgonbreath Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2012  Hobbyist
Ah, i see. Personally i prefer to fave things like wallpapers and GIMP brushes so i know where i got them and who made them.:D
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:iconfraterchaos:
fraterchaos Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I agree! I always fav your works if I like them, and I have never downloaded any... I seldom download other people's art for my own desktop... not that I don't feel other's work is good enough, just the opposite, I don't feel like I should be using their hard work as my desktop!

But you can be sure I fav your work, and I disapprove of people who download something without faving it!
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:icontimemit:
timemit Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2012  Student Digital Artist
I know man and I really appreciate your support, my work is there to download for anyone who likes it and wants to use it non commercially..it's a really nice thing that people want and like it enough to do so.. I just think those who do should pay some respect to the creator of the piece :highfive:
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:iconfraterchaos:
fraterchaos Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I agree... how can you download something without faving it... does not make any sense at all
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anjaleck Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I understand your frustration. I work with someone else on a stock account and have seen hundreds of download with almost no faves. You're right. Pretty crappy.
Hugs,
Anj
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:icontimemit:
timemit Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Thanks Anj, It just stops the work getting anywhere in the standings despite its obvious popularity.. go figure..da!!! :D :hug:
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:iconanjaleck:
anjaleck Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Yeah... I hear you on that one!
Hugs,
Anj
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Leichenengel Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I usually never download anything from dA to use it as WP and if so I fav the piece lol
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:icontimemit:
timemit Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2012  Student Digital Artist
haha yeah Rike you know I know you are not that kind of person :hug:, I want my work downloaded and used for pleasure, that is why I do it..i just would appreciate some form of thanks.. :)
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:iconleichenengel:
Leichenengel Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I hear you there - I don't wanna know how many people use my art as Desktop WP and don't even comment or fav it...
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Gerda1946 Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I totally agree!!!
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:icontimemit:
timemit Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2012  Student Digital Artist
thanks Gerda :hug:
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Gerda1946 Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
My pleasure!!
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midorisun Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2012  Professional General Artist
I love your style, reminds me of colorful dimensions,etc.
I complerely adore the way I can see my own viewpoint.
Kind of a Mona Lisa effect. Is she smiling or laughing??
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:icontimemit:
timemit Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2012  Student Digital Artist
thank you :) really glad you enjoy and get something from it :hug:
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VickyM72 Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Happens here all the time :D Another thing I hate is when people DON'T fave because my artwork will somehow sully their good reputation, as if anyone gives a frog's fat ass what is in your faves. :lmao:
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:icontimemit:
timemit Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2012  Student Digital Artist
hahaha yeah totally..geee I kinda hope some people don't look in my faves :blush: :lmao:
I collect faves for lots of reasons, mainly to give support and encouragement to everyone I see here doing great things despite their skill levels.. It was almost entirely thanks to people like you who supported and encouraged me when I first started in digital art that I do what I do and enjoy it so much :hug: So I hope i can pass on some of that to others and keep the process of creation going.. The faves/download thing is really just that it doesn't show that your work is popular if it isn't faved so maybe dA should link downloads to faves and represent that in the popularity standings!
Have a nice weekend Vicky x
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:iconvickym72:
VickyM72 Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You hit the nail on the head with encouragement and support, that's what my faves are for :nod: If I can help someone get exposure, or get them help, it's all worth it...I don't need a fave folder full of elitist bullshit :lol: You rock Tim! :headbang:
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fractalfiend Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2012
Common courtesy is not all that common :D
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:icontimemit:
timemit Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2012  Student Digital Artist
That is so true Scot :highfive:
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CmdrChaos Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2012  Professional General Artist
I agree totally with you! I have about an equal amount of downloads and fave's but only a few here will leave a "Comment" as to why they fav'd the work in the first place. It would be considered a courtesy that, if you download, please leave a comment, if you FAV, do the same, don't just press the ADD TO FAVORITES button
and disappear! Quite rude in my opinion! If I download a work of art or just add it to my favorites, I will always, always, leave a comment even if it's a 1 liner like cool, great render, awesome etc. etc.
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timemit Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Totally Steve, I try not to fave and run unless I have no way to catch up on all my devs and I want at least to show I liked it but I would always much prefer to give a good full comment saying what I like about the piece,people go to loads of effort to make their work they should at least get something nice back for sharing :highfive:
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jim373 Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2012   Digital Artist
I'm perfectly fine with people faving and running, I do it all the time...
Not everyone has the time to slog through dozens of submissions every day and comment on every one that they fave...
I fave a lot, but just don't have time to do much with commenting.. ;)
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CmdrChaos Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2012  Professional General Artist
I guess I can see your point since you are a very busy person here on DA!! I muddle through most submissions and maybe out of the hundreds a day, I may fav (Rarely download ) 3 or 4 a week if any at all! I guess I'm just "Old School" and picky but, If I see something I like and do Fav it, I try to leave a comment albeit, most of these are my Tweaks of other artists works, and theirs of mine! I fave them, they fave me and the game of comment PONG is on!. But HEY! This is just me! I didn't mean to Pi :censored: any one off! I guess I really don't care who downloads my stuff cause it in a way is still faved, leave a comment if you like, if not, thanks for the fave!
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jim373 Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2012   Digital Artist
We all have our own way of doing things and that is as it should be!! :D :handshake:
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:iconcmdrchaos:
CmdrChaos Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2012  Professional General Artist
:D 10-4 :handshake:
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:iconcmdrchaos:
CmdrChaos Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2012  Professional General Artist
But if you have the time to download it, how hard is it to type :cool render Dude"!
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:iconcmdrchaos:
CmdrChaos Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2012  Professional General Artist
Even if it is just downloaded, I guess you could consider that action as a FAV but how hard is it to type Cool render or ??? It ain't that hard BRO
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fraterchaos Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I usually try to comment on anything I fav, except on occasion when I just don't feel like typing, or have a really really large number of pieces to view... or in some cases where someone uploads 20 pieces at once, then I will probably only comment on 10 or 20% of them...

but honestly, I have to agree with Tim on the download part. I mean geez, if you can take time to DL it, you sure can take time to click the fav button...
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