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For or Against? DA makes you ADHD

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U00 Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2012  Hobbyist
For someone with such a bad time management, I found that DA is one of my deadliest distractions. :P
That includes frequent message-checking, faving and commenting.
I may look like a new user but in truth I've bee here for more than 4 years now, having deactivated my account
for three times. (LOL)

But of course, there're so many amazing people out there who could multitask things.

So guys, how do YOU see this? I would like to share your honest opinion! :)
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PeytonJune Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2012
I don't get addicted, I check my notes, take a look at some Deviations and get on with my day.

This site isn't as "social" as most, so there's nothing for me to be sucked in to.
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U00 Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2012  Hobbyist
Haha you have good self control :)
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DamaiMikaz Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
DA is the same as all social media.
Some people get addicted to it. Others don't.
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U00 Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2012  Hobbyist
ahaha good point. Are you addicted? :)
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DamaiMikaz Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I can still do a few days without... so I guess not
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U00 Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2012  Hobbyist
:)
I like your artwork. Your style looks like `Yummei 's
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DamaiMikaz Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Really? 0__o
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U00 Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2012  Hobbyist
yeah <--- this one
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DamaiMikaz Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Lol. I didn't see it on that one.
But I guess that's good. Yuumei is great :)
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U00 Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2012  Hobbyist
Haha. but you're pretty good
Yuumei is so good it's depressing :(
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toshi13go Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2012
set aside a certain amount of time for it a day and once that time is spent up don't go near it.
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U00 Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2012  Hobbyist
You have amazing self control :/
I'm jealous.
I shall learn from you.
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toshi13go Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2012
haha i say that only cause it makes sense in theory. i still fail all the time i guess we'll have to learn together^^
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U00 Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2012  Hobbyist
:D you have some good artworks
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toshi13go Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2012
thanks! you do too! i love that water color piece great job!:nod:
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U00 Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2012  Hobbyist
:) oh yay thanks!
I'm surprised that many people like it even though it's not something i like
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toshi13go Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2012
haha i see, i guess those kind of things happen sometimes
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Urus-28 Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I know that, I take regular pauses of DA... But I know I always come back ^^
I need a place for my gallery at the end =P
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U00 Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2012  Hobbyist
You cannot escape the deadly attration LOL
And holy cow you have splendid artworks O___O
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Urus-28 Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Well I can escape very easily :shrug:
Thank you for your visit and your :+fav: =D
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U00 Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2012  Hobbyist
Hahaha. I lot of people have amazing self control

np :)
I went to your profile several times infact.
Your artworks are really unique
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Urus-28 Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:bow:
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iNguyen95 Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Deviant Art is definitely one of my biggest distractions now..I go on and check my notifications for 2 minutes and end up spending almost an hour just browsing... This may spell disaster for me in the future :o
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U00 Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2012  Hobbyist
I identify with you buddy XD
are you still in highschool? Then that would be a really big problem for you :P
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iNguyen95 Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Yeah i gotta start to cut back ;P
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U00 Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2012  Hobbyist
XD good luck with that.
I should start spending certain amount of time with it then leave it.
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3wyl Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I think it's about will, really? :hmm:
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U00 Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2012  Hobbyist
XD I think you're right
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290Pika Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2012  Student Filmographer
Addicted, perhaps, but I don't think it affects your ability to pay attention. You just prefer to pay attention to deviantART rather than anything else. :lol:
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U00 Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2012  Hobbyist
XD haha true
I think deviantart is = Facebook for artists
But I like da > fb
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Ametystical Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
True! I'm addicted to check my message box all the time, then spend time replying, commenting, faving, searching random art and going to the forums... I... just... can't stop :stare:
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U00 Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2012  Hobbyist
OMG some who actually identify with me XD
I check my messages every 10 seconds its annoying
I looks like people who are rather new to this become ADHD really easily XP
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Ametystical Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Yeah.

Usually it's like:

"I go check my messages, then log out"

*10 minutes later*

"I'll just look some art then log out"

*10 minutes later*

"Wait, I'll just look up the forum threads :p..."

5 hours doing it all again: Okay, I give up! :typerhappy:
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U00 Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2012  Hobbyist
LOL
I don't log out EVER
I just refresh and refresh and refresh
Maybe that's what caused the problem

It will be goody if DA has instant messaging instead of us refreshing it all the time
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Ametystical Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Yeah, tell me about it, the refresh button would be broken if it was possible :la:
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U00 Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2012  Hobbyist
auto-refresh then.
And if I receive a message ill hear a beep or something. Good method for anxiety relief, or maybe not :P
Not for the popular people though LOL they will be out of their minds
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Ametystical Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Then it could have the option of set it on or off :p
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U00 Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2012  Hobbyist
Yeah :P
We should totally upload that to the advice column
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HaanPere Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2012   Digital Artist
Watching television may affect your ability to concentrate thanks to it shoveling information at you faster than your brain can process it but no, I don't think DA can cause concentration issues. Sure, being addicted means you'll be distracted from other stuff because you have the constant need to refresh your page or something similar but that's what addiction is and by that logic, you could say alcohol, coffee, candy and soda "make" you adhd, too.

I come here a few times a day to check my inbox, perhaps browse through the forums and check whether there're any commission opportunities at the job offers -forum. I spend more time every day trying to prevent my son from destroying the keyboard and tablet than I spend here.
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U00 Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2012  Hobbyist
Haha. Good point!
Making art makes me even more ADHD because I'm addicted.
I think as you get older, you become increasingly good at dividing your time
between work, family etc.

Just wondering, do you have a lot of workload because you're a beta tester?
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HaanPere Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2012   Digital Artist
I have adhd, and I'd say drawing only calms me down. Everything I'm interested in - total concentration, you could bomb the house and I wouldn't notice. Kinda like many others with adhd...
I don't know about that dividing time -thing, though. I just turned twenty one so by all means, people think I should be destroying my brain in a bar and being all sorts of stupid right now.

The only internet-related work-load I have is because I own a group, being a beta-tester doesn't contribute to said load in any way.
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U00 Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2012  Hobbyist
Maybe artists are born with adhd. :P
I think I identify really well with that.
you have splendid artworks.
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fluffpuffgerbil Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Heh, I have ADD(not relaly and 'H'), but dA and computer in general are a distraction.

In regards to artists being born with it, people with ADHD are known to be very creative!!

So, artists aren't necessarily born with ADHD(or "develop" ADHD from being an artist), but people with ADHD develop into artists often. =3 Mental health problems=more creativity.
Though not every artist has ADHD. xD
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U00 Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2012  Hobbyist
I agree with you: artist with ADHD-it's probably because they spend most time day dreaming.
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fluffpuffgerbil Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Especially daydreaming when they're procrastinating doing schoolwork. :iconshameplz:
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U00 Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2012  Hobbyist
OMG yes. Even more trouble with liberal arts in college in the future :/
I'll do my best to control myself lol
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bustermaximus Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2012
I joined to take part in the forum discussions, and that's primarily where I stick to. Of course, I've also been around here for ten and a half years, so not much is new to me. So, no, I can't say that I'm terribly distracted by dA anymore. Coming here is more like a daily habit.
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U00 Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2012  Hobbyist
Thanks for the comment.
Do you have a particular forum you stick to or do you move around? :D

WOW, great commitment! I've been here for 4,5+ years but I've deactivated 3 accounts. :P
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bustermaximus Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2012
Art Related/General is my home. I sometimes head over to Books and TV to see what's up. And I don't know if it's so much commitment as it is just routine.
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U00 Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2012  Hobbyist
Routine ftw :D At least it doesn't take up too much of your time
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