Hey! The guys are doing the great job, and we all enjoy it practically for free, yet they still need to feed their small DEVIANTS too, like anyone else... Or... maybe they build a smartest-ever social robot and we need to give it a time and help to educate itself, eh?
Only think: what if they do it for YOU, ah?
You didn't like this particular move, okay, but then we are all people eligible for mistakes, performing these damn mistakes more often than we'd wish to do... It's a nice place (by far) and it deserves no kind of "WTF" (by far).
"I would prefer if it was art that was maybe more relevant to me personally."
Exactly! If you're going to send these out, then personalize them based on (perhaps) what I looked at previously or the type of art I typically upload or what I usually fav or something that's personal.
And also give people the option to turn it off if they don't want to receive these kinds of messages - because, after all, we are all capable of actually searching for art if we want to see art.
I suppose they're trying another alternative to raise the unknown artists. I notice the artists featured are not very popular compared to others. I'd say this is Undiscovered, only directly brought to you.
I've gotten it twice. I saw in the second one (didn't check the first), CORE and non-CORE gets equal chance of feature.
This actually brings me an internal debate of whether this is fair or not, based on how popularity should be earned here or not. Many people has repeated the overused jargon of "give feedback to get one yourself", so this could be seen as shortcut lottery. I have been thinking and accepting that actively trying to grab exposure is part of being an artist, but that also leave out the artists who have great arts yet little interaction due to their constraints. Hmm.... pretty complicated and confusing matter when I think about it
Then again, I heard Undiscovered doesn't even work the way it is intended to be.
This is an experimental new feature that we're trying out for a very limited time. Just to be clear, these are not sponsored deviations and these deviants did not pay us. We're just featuring artists various artists, and several of these were selected from the "Newest" sort mode, some of which would be considered "undiscovered" artists. The photographer who took the portrait of the woman, for example, had 54 pageviews total.
Thank you for all your feedback, though! While we're sad to hear that some people didn't enjoy it, but it's very helpful to hear your feedback on it!
Honestly, I would like that, have not seen this before but I love to discover new artists, especially artists that are not deviantart rockstars (yet). Maybe you can make it optional, so that people like me can have it and others can simple turn it off.
What you should do is put the DD bar back on the bottom of the message center like it used to be. I miss when that was there. Every day I'd scroll down to the bottom of my messages and see what was there, and I wouldn't have to get a giant glaring notification to see it. It would just be there without flagging me and telling me I had a new message, so I could keep my message center clear and still be able to see it.
Honestly I think the intent is really great! More exposure to more artists is always nice, especially now that DDs are quite hidden. It was just the initial feedback I personally got included some pretty angry comments which was upsetting. I think the idea of people getting suggested art based on what they're submitting and/or fav'ing would be a nice route, instead of the same random pics that everyone sees
Err, I don't write anything either and I'd like to not be said to enjoy any artworks there either, as many other here who didn't care can attest too. One problem is the uneven chance of exposure; some of those complaining could be those with same situation with the featured (decent arts, not much exposure if virtually at all) and didn't get their spot there. Many artists worked hard to get noticed, many of those failing to get that, and they may view this as unfair "shortcut", so those hateful comments bound to happen. I'm not saying they're right (rude comments over this petty thing are a certain no to me, especially that even the featured have no control over it), but I'm saying this has to be considered whether they're right or not.