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Comment Before You Favourite by BoffinbraiN Comment Before You Favourite by BoffinbraiN

Comment before you favourite. Comment because you care. And spread the word!

Use the icon by putting :iconcommentplz: in your journal, deviation description or comment.
Use the stamp by putting :thumb43231916: in your journal or deviation description. Thumbnails do not work in comments.

If you're going to comment here or ask a question, read the FAQ first. 90% of people don't, and they look stupid for it.

This stamp was made for `livius (journal) and ~melonhead-emotion (journal) and those hundreds of you who agree with them.

If a deviant displays this stamp or icon in their deviation description, they are indicating that they care more about comments than favourites, and will ignore people who fave just to get attention.

Show deviants some courtesy and respect by giving them critique and feedback if they request it. Nobody can force you to comment, but we hope people will read this and consider giving something back to the artists they love. This stamp has influenced and enlightened a lot of people, who say they feel better knowing they've made contact with the artists.

If you are the kind of person that favourites more than 10 things per day, then you're not using the system as it was intended. A favourite means you consider something to be really special, and they should not be overused, or they become worthless.

Favourites should not be a way of seeking attention - this is known as fav-bombing and is not welcomed. Prove that you care by saying what you like about the piece. Critique and praise alike, comments are a form of human social interaction that favourites can never give. That's the kind of active community we want in deviantART. Which would you rather receive?


Can I use this stamp/icon in my submissions? Yes, you can use it anywhere on deviantART.

Does order matter? Does it matter if I favourite before I comment? Don't be silly; of course not!

What if I'm too busy to comment? Consider coming back and commenting later.

Do short comments like 'Cool' or 'Nice!' count? If the deviant has specified that they wish to receive critique, then no.

What if the artist never replies to comments? Well, it's up to you to decide if you think the artist will appreciate your comment or not.

What if I never know what to say in a comment? See below for some awesome guides on how to write constructive critique.

Why does this stamp have more favourites than comments? Because this is just a typical example of a deviation on deviantART. At least by having a high number of favourites, it's increasing awareness.

See also:
Read before you Comment - because it saves you time and possible embarrassment.
A Compromise - Can't comment on everything? Read this fantastic comic that received a Daily Deviation.
Good Comment Guide presented by #bringbackart describes, as briefly as possible, what you should be looking to give when you comment.
Constructive Critique, a brief note by $realitysquared that urges you to question whether your comments are benefiting the artists you frequent.

If you have a suggestion for this list, note me.
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PsychopathGod1984 Featured By Owner 15 hours ago
Thanks will use!
Jenny345 Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2014
Nicely done. I agree.
whydragon Featured By Owner Edited Aug 29, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
oi! 315lVl4-J there's something called a reply button. and i guess you want one word comments a lot 
oh wait you block me so can't reply congrates
Itichiro Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I totaly agrree
Queen-Twilight Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2014
thanks for making this :)
315lVl4-J Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2014
Yeah...the person below me needs to take a chill-pill or go to therapy. I mean, this is a pretty normal stamp, nothing special, and they completely lost their shit... :facepalm: 

As for this stamp I both agree and disagree. Comments don't make a drawing better, they're just nice tokens of kindness, they're fun to read and reply to, but that's it. (: 

They aren't necessary by any means, but they do help out. Goes both ways I suppose. ^^ 
whydragon Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
OMG! SOMEONE DIDN'T COMMENT ONE BUT FAVED IT!!!11!! BLASPHEMY!!!111! oh boo-fuckin-hoo at least be grateful that someone faved it. oh and by the way if you comments so fucking badly i suggest you make sock-puppet accounts and comment that you at least have a comment! :D....nuttwats i swear...
Soirema-pl Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2014  Student Digital Artist
hahaha, don't get me wrong its a great stamp, but sometimes when I see it somewhere and I don't wanna comment, I don't fav either XD I don't think that's the point X)
However, all in all you are right that comments are disappearing constantly
LilacMistTheUnicorn Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2014  New member Hobbyist Digital Artist
I wish it would help. Haha
Manocat Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
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