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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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SuperMoonImagination Featured By Owner 4 days ago  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks for making this! I'm definitely going to use it! :D

Being a stamp artist, do your messages always get flooded with "mentioned your deviation in ____" messages? 
Emme2589 Featured By Owner 6 days ago  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I was wondering if someone else cared as much about comments as I do! :D
Midnight-Star234 Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2014  Student Digital Artist
I'm so using this.
Ladylollypop Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
onyxcarmine Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2014  New member
I'm gonna add this to my favs. This is 100% the truth :D (Big Grin) 
candy-pumpkin101 Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
i hate it when people either just fav without even looking at the art,
but whenever i actually put the plz thing, it seems i only get favorites D:
Hero-Ritsuka Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
haven't been loading lately when i put them in the description 
PortalPapers Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2014  New member Student Digital Artist
AboriChan Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I hate people who don't comment, just fav my work and run :frustrated:
Thank you so much for making this :)
PsychoNeroPaperplane Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
but actually there are people who are worse: people who spend like 2 hours on the start page and add literally EVERYTHING to their favorites for attention and don't care for the art at all :l
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