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Youd think... by Ishdakitty Youd think... by Ishdakitty
...this would be obvious, but OH no.

Not so subtle jab at the wannabes who fav random art off the "new art" page without even looking at them... just for the pageviews when that artist comes to their page to thank them for the fav.

I consider that practice cheap and shallow, and offenders of this should be smacked. Stop abusing the favorite system for the pageviews!

Fav art because you LIKE it!!

Edit: Thank you guys for all the faves and wonderful comments, I'm glad this strikes a chord with more then just me. :heart: all of you. :D
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:iconcommander-dominic:
Commander-Dominic Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2015
I need this.
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:iconpainmistress:
Painmistress Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I know I only fave art that I like.
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:icondisneyanimation7:
DisneyAnimation7 Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2013
That's me.
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:iconitalian-bmt:
italian-bmt Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2012  Student Digital Artist
EXACTLY.
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:iconmiss-mizzy:
Miss-Mizzy Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
I had someone who favorited every art piece of every picture those he watched posted. He said he expected everyone to do the same for him, and whined about it over and over if he didn't get it. Then, oh then, he assumes you're friends with him just because he faves your art for no real reasoning. That ticks me off, too!
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Mawara Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Those people annoy me... .3. I'm that kind of person who thanks for favourites, unless the artist's tells people not to no their page.
BUt when someone fav my work, and I go to their page, just to find out that my deviation is not the 20th last favourited after a few seconds, I just turn around and go back... >w>
Besides, I don't care about pageviews. They don't mean anything ._.
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:iconusuki-luvs-squirrels:
...So, that explains it.

They just want the pageview? Dude, when people fave my stuff, I'm like really happy and I'm especially happy with a comment, which if they comment I know they're not one of these people.

But, anyway... Why would they even do this? What value does a pageview have? ;-;

On another note, I like this stamp. It's really nice and taught me something about DeviantART and some of their people. I hope you don't mind if fave it. :3
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Kriddles Featured By Owner May 29, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
I couldn't agree more with this. I don't mind the faves, and I love them... but when they just fave my art because of pageviews it really pisses me off.
For me, I like to revisit pieces that I fave because they ARE something that I love to look at. Isn't that the reason the fave system was created in the first place?
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ShariCampbell Featured By Owner May 2, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
same here. i HATE it when people randomly fave my art when they didn't even look at it =.=
I fave a lot cause I like a lot though :meow:
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DreamerPony Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2010  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
I fave art that I like.

I barely care much about pageviews and sometimes the thank you comments are quite amusing :XD:

-:+fav:'s- Now give me pageviews! kidding :lol:
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:iconi-am-ato:
I-am-ato Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2010
I love this so much!
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:iconi-am-ato:
I-am-ato Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2010
I love this so much!
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:iconwafflepunk:
Wafflepunk Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2010
i fave and run, but i agree with this stamp... i don't care about pageviews!
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:iconwafflepunk:
Wafflepunk Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2010
i guess i like a lot of stuff XD
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:iconliliang:
LilianG Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2010  Student
So very true!
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5ta46az3 Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2010
And thas wow I try to comment on everything i fav
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:iconopal-dreams:
Opal-Dreams Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2010
Yep. And that's why I faved this!
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:iconhowlingstar13:
Howlingstar13 Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2010
Ug I hate it when ppl get angry cuz of that! I faved someone's warrior fanart and the next day they posted a journal about how they hated it when ppl faved things they put less effort into and not things they spent hours on. Maybe I like the more simple things and not their oc's looking sexy ^^"... (trust me, boobs are not my thing). It doesn't mean everyone hates that kind of stuff, but I don't like it, so I fav what I like it their gallery cuz I like it not cuz it looks like they spent hours and hours on it..
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:iconitalian-bmt:
italian-bmt Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Your making no sense to me.
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Nemesis-of-the-Gods Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Yes, I hate it when you go to thank someone for the fave and you look on their page and the ONLY thing that they have are faves, no art, no journal, no nothing.
And the fact that sometimes they don't even say "You're welcome" makes it feel like they really didn't like the piece; they did just want pageviews for some godforsaken reason.

But yes, I comment most of the time, but when I get a lot of images that I really like and I fave sometimes I just leave one comment, commenting on the artist's style rather than each individual picture :nod:

Awesome stamp! ^^
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EmperorKarino Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
good stamp
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BellaLunaWolf Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
I don't comment much... (I'm what many would call a "fav n' runner") but I favorite art that I like so I can return and look back at it... appreciate it more... You might find a new meaning in a piece or somethin'. ^_^
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henry-james Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2009
THANK YOU A MILLION TIMES OVER! (Sorry to yell. :X It's cool control for cool, I've heard...)

I actually watched a friend just drag favs into her folders only because the person watched her, not even because it was any good. In fact, she didn't even like it. :O WUT? Really?!
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korikage-ookami Featured By Owner May 30, 2009  Student Digital Artist
I've prayed victim to many of those people DX

Most of the time they don't even bother to say "Your welcome."
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lady-jasmin Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2009
I'm using this stamp as soon as I get a subscription.That's annoying when people fave random stuff.I like to look at people's stats when they fave something of mine.And I saw a guy that had over 20,000 favorites in just two months.:faint:
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:iconbre-chan-13:
Bre-chan-13 Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2008
omg i didn't even think about people doing this till i saw your stamp, wow what some people will do for page views...
i'm faving this because it makes perfect sense of what some people are doing on this site!
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:iconishdakitty:
Ishdakitty Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2008
Thank you. ^.^ It's an annoying practice, especially for those of us who don't care about pageviews... we appreciate favs and comments from people who actually LIKE our work, yaknow?
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Bre-chan-13 Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2008
that's so true right there!
well at least there are remaining people on here who care about art and getting compliments about there art.
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Kittengrl39 Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2008
Absolutely. I go through my entire History every month or so, fave what I like, let the rest fall into oblivion. I've probably spent hundreds of hours doing that. But it's worth it, because so many times I click on something and only later have the time to look and say, "This is really beautiful and deserves a fave." Why would I fave art that I didn't like? That's abusing the feature.
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:iconishdakitty:
Ishdakitty Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2008
That's why I made the stamp... I'm against those who abuse the feature.
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SmellsLikeSunshine Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2008  Hobbyist
woah, what?! people DO that?!
o.O..
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:iconishdakitty:
Ishdakitty Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2008
Yes they do. x.x
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SmellsLikeSunshine Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2008  Hobbyist
...wtf. weirdos.
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CassidyPeterson Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2008  Hobbyist
Also the chain-favers who type in a keyword and fave EVERYTHING. My boyfriend and I have been hit by deviants with a few thousand images in their faves who haven't commented on any images or artists, or uploaded anything of their own.

And several of the galleries contained a high amount of blatantly pornographic material.
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LuverOfAnimeAndDP Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2008
Why would someone do that? It's pointless. You Fave things so that you can find the art you enjoy looking at latter without hassle. It's not like getting so many pageviews gets you anything, so why clogg up your favorites with usless art that you don't even like?

It's not really that hard to find stuff that you enjoy. I mean, I have over 30 pages, and I even shift through all my favorites every few months to clean it out. It may take a littel more time, but they could really enjoy DA a lot more if they took up the practice of actually faving their favorite pics

kudos
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:iconch4cksl4sher:
Ch4ckSl4sher Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2008
Precisely!

Thank you!

XD
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:iconjinxedbyemily:
jinxedbyemily Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
:worship: THANK YOU for creating this! I hate going to someones page and seeing 100 "Thanks for the fave" messages from the last 5 minutes. Then I don't even thank them. Unfortunatly, its jerks like those who have created the fav inflation of deviantart.
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:icondeadshadows:
DeadShadows Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2008
I didn't even thought about faving things just to get pageviews . . .
i'm such a noob when it's about having pageviews fastly :D
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:iconlocked-away:
locked-away Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2008
so wait... honestly there are those who DONT fav work they like? But rather fav other works as well... wow.. just wow, whats the point of favs then?
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:iconishdakitty:
Ishdakitty Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2008
People fav art just so people will stop by their pages, giving them more pageveiws.
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:iconlocked-away:
locked-away Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2008
Thats really REALLY sad...

They're taking a good system and making it bad -_-
All artists struggle for exposure, but dont give people false hope just so you can get seen
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:iconishdakitty:
Ishdakitty Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2008
Exactly. It's despicable.
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ImaginaryCloud Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
xD I didn't even know people favorited random art for pageviews. Haha I always have favorited art because I like it. =S :)
Silleh people I guess...
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:iconishdakitty:
Ishdakitty Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2008
It's crazy, but they do it.
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:icontheblindbat:
TheBlindBat Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2008
Wait... Should I fav this stamp? :lol:
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:iconishdakitty:
Ishdakitty Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2008
If you like it. :XD:
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:icontheblindbat:
TheBlindBat Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2008
I just *knew* there was a catch... ;)
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:iconishdakitty:
Ishdakitty Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2008
:XD:
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moonlitwings0 Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2008  Student Digital Artist
I only fav art that I really like. Well, closer to artists. I dun even look at my pageviews.. I know that it's somewhere over 1000 since last time I checked.. I think.. maybe... not sure.. I can't remember....

Honestly, I don't really care about the recognition of my own art. But then, I haven't uploaded a single one of my pieces since I got my Tablet. And it made my art TONS better. And there's been some really good pieces.... but I'm too lazy to upload them myself. And too paranoid about art theft. Not that my art's even worth stealing, on any account.

Butyeah. i only fav a piece if I think that the artist themselves deserve the recognition for the piece. I've colored linearts before, and I put copyright to THEM on the art. And there isn't even a copyright to me. Why? Because it's there art. Anybody with half a brain can color. And though I might like coloring other's linearts(because my own completely SUCK) I give full credit for the entire piece to them.

But yeah. Now I'm going off topic. I FAV WHAT I LOVE. I gave up faving what I liked when my fav list got too long.
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Ishdakitty Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2008
Oh, I have WAY to many favs myself, but they're all one's I love...
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