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January 4, 2013
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Why are the Normal deviations getting it to the homepage instead of the Great Deviaitions?

:iconmohamadkaaki:
MohamadKaaki Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2013
Hey guys I noticed since a while, that the normal (I dont want to say ugly or bad coz i know they are working hard on their work) .. are in the homepage!!!!
I think they should put the great art, there are a lot of nice amazing art there that are not getting recognition... and I think this site is mostly to get recognitions and help from others :)
What do u think?!
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:iconkrissygalaxis:
krissygalaxis Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2013  Student General Artist
Front page is determined by popularity. Unless you have it set to show "newest" Then it will show the most recent works being uploaded.

Also what you might consider "great" art isn't always going to be what everyone else considers great art.
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puppy-dangerous Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
Front page art is determined by popularity. So...it's what the people who care to vote (:+fav:) have decided to put up there.

Find great art and spread it around with features and stuff. The more people that like it, the more popular it is, and it gets on the front page.
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Hawkbit Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Itīs because some things are popular and some not. You have better chances to become popular if you draw popular things. And on the other hand some artists just know how ton promote themselves. Some way like justin Bieber His Music is the greatest shit you can imagine and thereīs nothing special about this boy but his manager knows how to promote him and so all the world knows him. The same with some artits here. I wouldnīt take popularity too serious ;)
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MohamadKaaki Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2013
Some people don't care about popularity, and I think most TRUE artist with great voices don't care about popularity as much as their art!
but at the same time popularity is important if you like to show the people who u are and to show them ur work!!
it really depends on the person himself, some people like to be popular and to show their art, and others don't like that!
for me I really like to show people my art and to be popular in my major :)
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Hawkbit Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I care too. But I know that I have to work to get appreciation and If Iīm lazy commending on others works and so on, no one will see my works.
DA is to big to find out the best works of a day and of course it depends on the viewer too.
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MohamadKaaki Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2013
Sure! One should work hard to get the attention indeed, especially between this huge amount of other good artist that we compete with!
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Bergholtz Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2013  Professional General Artist
I don't think that the art in the popular page usually is that great. I got it set on newest because even if there are a ton of crap you can pick up some real gems that will never make it to the popular page.
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MohamadKaaki Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2013
Yeah well it depends!
thats what I was saying, some people got a really good talent but never make it to the popular pages or never get the recognition... but at the same time I think they should work harder to get the recognition like posting on the forum or telling their friends and advertising their art :)
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Bergholtz Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2013  Professional General Artist
Not everybody thinks that it is all that important to get recognition on the internet for their art you know. Many professional artist has a page on Deviant simply because it is free and requires little effort. They will promote their work mainly on other places.

Some subject matters and art styles are simply more popular here than others. Talent and quality of art is not always the most important factor. Popularity around here revolves around fads and trends and how many social connections you collect. That's not saying that many of the popular artists doesn't produce lovely art. Many do but many would never get any recognition in a wider perspective. Because quite frankly the vast majority of people browsing Deviant Art is unable to tell the difference between a word class artist and one with only average skills as long as that artist is making something that they like. And if an artist is making something that they don't like the general attitude is that that art has to be bad and of lesser quality than the art that they do like.
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MohamadKaaki Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2013
True, I think it depends on the person himself :)
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Soriyns-Knight Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2013  Student General Artist
They are getting to the home page because a lot of people like them and for that reason they are popular, simple as that. Now, while you are entitled you your own opinions, for these pieces to have garnered enough popularity for them to make it to the front page, then even if you don't care for them you must admit that they are doing something right.
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MohamadKaaki Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2013
Sweet, I was putting my settings at "Newest" which shows all the new deviations... Bad and Good...
I just changed that to "Popular 8 hours" and the homepage deviations changed to the popular art which are really good!

I appreciate and respect EVERY Piece of art, bad or good because It's art and in ART there's NO BAD and NO GOOD <3

Thanks for the comment :)
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Soriyns-Knight Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2013  Student General Artist
No Problem :D
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Sabhira Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
What setting do you have the front page on? How do you even define "great" art?

If it's by popularity, there is an algorithm used to sort deviations. This algorithm looks at views, favorites, and comments, which is entirely user-controlled.
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MohamadKaaki Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2013
OHH now thats what I'm talking about! I was putting the setting in NEWEST! I changed it to Popular and it gave me great art in the homepage! Thanks again <3
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Sabhira Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
Oh yeah. Having it set on newest is generally a bad idea.
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MohamadKaaki Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2013
Hehe Yeah!
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Katara-Alchemist Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2013  Student General Artist
You want only great art on the front page, but you think that the site is mostly for getting recognition and help from others? That seems a little contradictory to me. Personally, I think the "normal" work deserves a bit more recognition so that they can get the help they need to become great.
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MohamadKaaki Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2013
True what you said!
But at the same time people wont comment and help those who upload really bad art! I mean take a look in the homepage, check the comments in the art there and u'll know what im talking about! the art are REALLY REALLY Bad!
I mean, they can just put the normal or the art that needs help on the homepage!
Plus when the new visitors come and check the homepage with the bad art... they wont get excited to continue surfing the site.. No?
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Katara-Alchemist Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2013  Student General Artist
Your definition of bad isn't everyone's definition of bad. Different people like different things. I, personally, think there's a ton of great art on the front page. Not all of it fits my personal tastes, but that doesn't make it bad.
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MohamadKaaki Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2013
Yeah I know, Thats why I was trying not to use this word! as I said before, if I don't like it.. it doest mean its bad!
but at the same time, I mean there's a lot of other good work that need recognition! like really GREAT perfect art, that their artist are working hard on! no? :)
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Katara-Alchemist Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2013  Student General Artist
And that work does get recognition. On the front page, in groups, in people's favorites, in features, in DDs, etc. Great work gets plenty of attention all over the site, but "normal" work doesn't always get the same.
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MohamadKaaki Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2013
Ohhh okay! Thanks for clearing things up :)
I thought some good work are not getting recognition, but yeah u're right I can see a lot of comments in good work!
Thanks again :)
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Katara-Alchemist Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2013  Student General Artist
Welcome.
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