Oh no, a forum where all the replies are neatly stacked up, so it's easy to follow conversations and a reply to your made comment actually shows up in your inbox without having to click a billion links in order to find it. WORST FORUM EVARRRRR!
I know, right? Regular forums allow those huge-ass retarded signatures that only distract from the comments or you think it's part of the comment. I think every social website (like facebook, tumblr, YouTube oh god their system is so shit) should take example from dA not just for forums, but just comment sections as well.
This is complaints. To your left is a pile of empty booze bottles, that's how we get through our day. To your right is the half-conscious body of a ricey little slut that likes to piss herself, don't mind her, she's only temporary. And in the corner is a water cooler, that's where we keep the fish. Bathrooms are down the hall, behind the door labeled "Help With Life", feel free to crap just anywhere in there, mind your shotty aim. And right behind you is Candlejack, our office intern. Just give him a call if you want a fast way out of here, in fact, you might as well just follow me because I said his name, FUCK!
I echo pretty much what *Lady-KL said. I'll be honest, it's how I got started. I observed, I commented, I faved. A lot. It helped get my name out there as I helped others.
Though, that was about 2-3 years ago. These days it seems the community is somewhat slightly more unfriendly. "Thanking" for whatever is considered "spam" to some people. Most of the people I got my tips and advice from are absent now, too.
If you'd like, I can pass along what I know, and what they told me, on to you. You know where to find me (since I believe we +Watch each other!)
You make it sound like a lot of work, like, I have to actually commit to actually enjoy myself on this website. Can't I just take it in a more natural way instead of tossing myself around and hope I'm noticed? I just want to enjoy my stay here, not make a business.