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I won't whine  . . . by Zyden I won't whine  . . . by Zyden
New icon for those without a subby :iconnowhinersplz: ~nowhinersplz Stick it in your artist's comments and let people know it's ok to show their appreciation with a :+fav: when they're literally lost for words.

A :+fav: means different things to different people, and its revered or loathed by different artists. But DA has given people a choice: they can :+fav:. Or they can comment. Or they can do both. It’s all optional.

People do not need to justify why they are faving something.

Sometimes I’ll :+fav: and dash. But just to knock home the point, I comment a lot more than I fav. Why? Because to me the fav is the icing on the cake. I use it when something just can't get any better. That's what a fav means to me. To others, it means something different. Like a pat on the back or an approving nod. If the fav system was removed, would you receive more comments? From my experience, no you wouldn't. Favs let you know that people aren't just viewing your art and leaving, but viewing it and validating your effort. This is a good thing.

Sure, many artists want some constructive criticism, I know I do. But demanding it won’t get you anything of value. Don’t whine when someone gives you a :+fav: without a comment.

Now for the love of God, favbomb me already.
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Lilyyx-x 3 days ago   General Artist
I made a journal kind of ranting about this. I've been threatened and people have lashed out at me for not commenting, even if I have nothing to say. A fav from someone who actually likes the art is worth much more then a forced comment.
This stamp suits me well. English isn't my first language, and when I want to comment something, my mind suddenly go blank or I couldn't translate whatever I think about that deviation to English.
Stupid-doctor Dec 30, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Yeah, if someone comments on my page about me not commenting on something I faved I hide their comment and un fav it : Y  I find it rather ungrateful when someone does that like come on dude I could of totally just not favorited your stuff take the compliment and stop begging for more.
I agree. I know I personally don't want to leave a comment if I can't think of anything to say. Or if everyone else has already said everything I could say. I fav and run more than half the time, honestly.
xGameRoku Jun 17, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
:+fav: means alot to me. I don't care if nobody comments to my pictures,
:+fav:is the thing what I enjoy the most :D
squidlifecrisis May 21, 2013   Digital Artist
I agree with basically everything here... definitely, the value of a fav depends on who gives it and what they usually fav. People who fav everything on the front page or fav-back for llamas? Eh, I'm not gonna pitch a fit, but I take those with a grain of salt. A fav from an artist I personally admire or an add to a really impressive collection? Hell yeah that makes my day. :D Thanks for the stamp, this is one of my favorites to have on my page.
Ocsttiac Apr 25, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Sorry, but the justification that they're not lazy is complete bullshit... I've easily shot down every argument: [link]
Also, it's spelt 'umpteen'.
Zyden Apr 25, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
You are allowed to have your own feels on the topic. ;)
Ocsttiac Apr 25, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Fair enough, but you still gotta realise that the reasons you gave are more like cheap cop outs for not commenting.
Zyden Apr 26, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Now now, don't get rude. They are not cheap cop-outs; it's an opinion, a way of thinking. You had your say, and I had mine. Let's not start mud flinging and arguing over who is more right than the other, hmm?
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