to everyone who is still reading this,
if you want to help making things better, please go here dan14lev.deviantart.com/journa…
and suggest them to create a third front page option so that we'd have Newest, Exposure (current FP) and Popular (the old FP ) :'D
if we suggest it in many, they might listen to us!
I already did and others did the same!
okay, it's time somebody does something about this.
So I hope I'm not the only one who's being REALLY annoyed by this new front page system or glitch that's been there for almost a month now, and DA did absolutely nothing to fix or let us know they're fixing it or inform us in case it's a new system?!
for me it's not okay, before the pictures getting there at least were popular, they were there because they were chosen by people, because we liked them, because for the most part they were good and worth looking at!
how many of the good artists on DA did you see up there lately, not many, no?before there were amazing pictures up there every day, no matter in which category.
all I can see on the frontpage now are mostly not very note-worthy pictures, lots of vectors, lots of girls in sexy poses and nothing exceptional, all of this mixed with a few good pictures, and also a few pictures from those artists who used to be on the front page before, such a sad sight!
how is this okay? is it fair that all of the good artist on the site now can't be featured like they deserve anymore because the FP features bad quality/mediocre/random art instead? putting effort into making good pictures is not worthy anymore in this art site?
And most of the users aren't even aware of the change and just think that all the pictures up there, all that half porn.. are on the frontpage because they are "popular" nowadays, it's not like this, the FrontPage is not featuring pupular pictures anymore.
people complain about every minor issue while something important like this goes for the most part unnoticed and nobody even says anything!
if this really is not a bug but a new system, dA should inform us, and at least give an option to view this current FP but the old FP version too, the old system worked well for so long, why should you change it for the worst now?
And if it's a new system it.. just doesn't make any sense with this journal I hope more will be aware of the problem and also to be voicing those who already pointed it out without being heard!
oh and let me quote what an user wrote about the new way it's working and what other problems it's causing:"The new front page system features less popular deviations from rarely used categories, and even within a category the deviations aren't sorted according to popularity. Most popular deviations rarely show up there anymore. That means lower quality art on the frontpage and harder to find good quality stuff"
"Many people seem to have found out how it works and are abusing the system by placing their stuff into a weird category --> instant frontpage.
Yes, even popular people who used to be on the FP all the time but now can't get there anymore (because of the new system) are doing this. "
and that's how it works apparentely.and all of this is encouraging even popular artists cheating on the categories just to get the recognition they can't get anymore!!is this what you want dA? to show us lower quality art?
is this the meassage? let's cheat to get featured?
why do people have to feel the need of cheating when as things were before, there was no need to? way to go!I checked, it's true, found several pics in the wrong category on the FrontPage, why don't you see what's going on, dA?
I also noticed a complete lack of the manga/anime category. coincidence?
so everybody go submitting in the wrong category!!1! = Frontpage
And what is the staff doing about this situation? Besides not giving consistent replies to those who sent tickets to the help desk and ignoring those who want to know what's going on?
and as it now it makes me too wanting to quit :/ it's sad seeing a great site like dA turning out like this..
WHAT NOW DA?and guys please if you agree the old system was better and you want it back or you think they could make a better one!!sorry this journal turned out longer than I wanted. orz my head hurtsthanks for all this response!! I'm so glad I wasn't the only one who noticed the problem! and thanks to those who linked back to this journal, let's keep going and keep spreading the word!
sorry I won't be replying messages in the next hours because I'll be sleeping and then at school xD;
and don't forget about avoiding using any websites from 8am to 8pm(east zone) on 18 January in protest against SOPA!!