I dunno, dA is kind of a social networking site. You'd be essentially disabling all forms of communication but notes if you disabled front page comments and deviation comments all the time. May as well toss in disabling journal comments too so you don't get "Aw, that sucks." or "Yay!" messages. I think it could easily turn into a spiral. Probably a better way to go about it would be allowing the comment widget section of profile pages to be removed entirely instead of having big "COMMENTS HAVE BEEN DISABLED" thing to discourage everyone from talking to you and start to think you're some kind of high and mighty snob too good to talk to them just because you're popular enough to not be able to read all the spammy messages all the time ;3
And it is considered courteous to check the pages of people who fave your art, most people just don't realise you're not likely to get a second one if you spam them with "thanks for" messages when you don't read their page properly...
I don't mind disabling comments that actually won't mean a thing to me (I'm talking about "thanks for the favs" things ). And I would still allow deviations comments, since I love to receive useful feedback, and sometimes just chat about the animes/games I enjoy.
my problems are just the copy-pasta stuff.
And like I sad before, it's funny how people say they don't want to waste time. But if they are going to waste time making a repetitive comment in my page, they should at least took 5 seconds to notice the big blue neon stamp before commenting. This just means they are not respectful at all. Most of them just want to show themselves.
Well unless you want to code a dA addon for Greasemonkey that works to delete comments containing certain strings from your inbox when you open it, I very much doubt you can only filter out the copy pasta stuff.
And aren't most deviation comments copy pasta too? "OMG AWESOME" "This is cool" "Nice art" "" and so on?
Yes they do just want to get their name out. Most poeople who thank for the faces are horribly unpopular artists who hardly ever get them who have read articles all about how to get popular and have concluded the fastest way is to spam the pages of people who were nice enough to fave or watch them by being what they assume to be polite despite the neon stamps. *shrug*
They are copy pasta, but the chances of these comments being noticed are very small compared to a front page comment.
Yes, they are. XD Usually I don't report "check my art" comments as spam, because at least they are being honest that they don't care a thing about my page and just want to promote themselves. But I don't like when people pretend to be kind people to win something in exchange.
I'm more likely to read dev comments than front page comments though XD I consider front page comments more private and they take so long to scroll to and you only see about five at a time anyway if they're showing threads.
LOL They're not necessarily pretending though. You're implying every noob who ever got some bad advice is a selfish spammer. (Just because they don't read.) Really, it is just because you get a lot of these comments. It's fine if they're replying to the faves of unknown people or fave accounts because those people will appreciate it for someone saying 'thank you' and maybe start a conversation or go check the person's gallery since they probably just saw the art on the front page and navigated away. Then they might even get a watch
Wow XD I think I just read dev comments when it's about an original character I like XD
....true. I think they aren't smart enough to even think about pretending *SHOT for being a jerk* But the fact that they don't read still annoys me, and not just that. Not reading Deviant ART rules also annoy me (art thieves, renders, traced vectors etc etc etc).
Half the time the comments are as interesting as the picture.
<<; Nice worldview you have there. About half of those aren't against policy under certain circumstances though. (Something that everyone with their trigger finger over report ignores, poor people who have to actually handle invalid reports.) They're just not socially acceptable and most groups refuse to allow them in.