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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?



FAQ:

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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:icon013155:
013155 Featured By Owner 2 days ago  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I 💖 basset hounds!!!!!!! X3 😍😍😍😍😍😍😍😍😍😍😍😍😍😍
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:iconrevivedracer209:
revivedracer209 Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
More comments equal more feedback, equals more great creations.
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:iconboffinbrain:
BoffinbraiN Featured By Owner 8 hours ago  Professional Interface Designer
I would certainly hope so! One thing's for certain: no comments = sad artist.
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:iconanimagicworld:
AnimagicWorld Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Good stamp! Thank you very much for this! Heart 
Nobody comments my work. But favourite :| (Blank Stare) i don`t like it...
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31GH7 Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2015  New Deviant Hobbyist General Artist
I know how you feel.  Sometimes 2-3 people will favorite my work, and when I go to their profiles to thank them,  I see that they've just been favoriting every thing they've seen for the last hour or so.  It really makes me feel like they don't really like my work and they just want attention. 
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AnimagicWorld Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Yeah, it so sad. You tried at your best work, submit it and then you gets only favourites, but you expected comments too ._. Im always trying to comment all works that i favourite.
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31GH7 Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2015  New Deviant Hobbyist General Artist
Me too,  I almost always comment when I favorite works (Though sometimes I am unable too, due to it being super early in the morning).  I rarely ever get comments from people whom I don't know, and it really makes me feel like crap.  I feel that all artists should help each other and give each other compliments and criticism when it is due.  
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:iconanimagicworld:
AnimagicWorld Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
It`s true, i think that too. With help of each other we can make the world better Hug 
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:iconvelvety-vixen:
Velvety-Vixen Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you very much
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:icongdkphotography:
GDKPhotography Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2015  Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks for making this stamp. :)
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:icondbkit:
dbkit Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Very nice. I'll need to use this some times.
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:iconveronica-0:
Veronica-0 Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2015  Student
Agreed! I am a dummy! 
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:icontoon-o-clock:
Toon-O-Clock Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Actually I'm okay with people just faving my work. >.>
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YumaChaila Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2015  New Deviant
Hmm yes Im gonna to use this :D
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:iconnicuin:
Nicuin Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Aaah, this is amazing! :dummy:
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:iconpokeash5:
pokeash5 Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Omg I hate it when people just fav when obviously nobody else is really showing that you exist. >_<
(Using this! Thank you for making it :D)
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MinorGirl57 Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2015  New Deviant Hobbyist Digital Artist
LoL, Sorry for the spam. Well anyways, This is an Awesome Stamp! Keep up with the good work! :)
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MinorGirl57 Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2015  New Deviant Hobbyist Digital Artist
:thumb43231916:
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MinorGirl57 Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2015  New Deviant Hobbyist Digital Artist
:iconcommentplz:
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:iconminorgirl57:
MinorGirl57 Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2015  New Deviant Hobbyist Digital Artist
:thumb43231916:


Awesome!
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ssoommee Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I'm sure people should just be grateful to even receive a fav at all. I fav work and don't comment sometimes. The artist should be happy that I even recognized their work.
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:iconvampiriclepara:
VampiricLepara Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2015  Student Artist
AGREED!
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:iconnotester82:
Notester82 Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2015  Student Digital Artist
YES. I AGREE COMPLETELY. I also feel that there are some favebots around.. ;~;

Thanks for making this stamp for others to use.. c:
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:icongummydog:
gummydog Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2015  Student General Artist
YES! Cool stamp!.
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:icondark-axion:
dark-axion Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
I usually comment after a fav. Is it bad..?

Kidding,
I personally appreciate both comments and favs, and I'm fine even when I receive just favs. 
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Nicky24512 Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2015
This seems useful, i am actually going to think about using it.
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:iconsupersayaincat:
SuperSayainCat Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Totally going to use it!
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:iconleutenantbecca:
LeutenantBecca Featured By Owner May 31, 2015
I need to use this. I spend ages on my pictures and I'm lucky if I get ONE comment seriously I once spend 2 WEEKS on one and I seven comments (actually like....3 since I reply to ALL my comments unless it's just haters in which case I just block them)
I HATE seeing faves in my inbox because it means I have to delete again.
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:iconneutralhedgie:
NeutralHedgie Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2015
Agreed, I barely get some comments like 1-2, and sometimes get faves. I feel..Lonely.
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:iconleutenantbecca:
LeutenantBecca Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2015
I know what you mean sometimes I feel like I'm not good enough
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SabryDfirework02 Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2015
Oh you're so right, I agree.... I love reading comments so I know what other people think about my artworks, and I always reply, but the faves are always more than the comments😒
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:iconleutenantbecca:
LeutenantBecca Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2015
I really wish there was no faving option on DA :(
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SabryDfirework02 Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2015
Haha I understand...
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:iconstariva:
Stariva Featured By Owner May 31, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
commented after the :+fav:. Is that still ok? ;)
Can't imagin how I forgot to fav this. It's been on my page for ages. It's still the best stamp for that message (in my opinion) because you don't have to wait forever till the animation loop is over. You just need one glance to get the message across.
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eLkathebaloon Featured By Owner May 15, 2015  Hobbyist Writer
Thank you very much, comments feel far more valuable than favorites most of the time.
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:icontherockycrowe:
TheRockyCrowe Featured By Owner Edited May 6, 2015  Student Digital Artist
Great stamp! I've used it quit alot already....

Now if only I could get people to actually give a shit about it. Lol , heuhuehue...hmm.....yeaaahhhhhhh...

*looks awkwardly at pics full of faves & few comments*
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:iconballoonboyy:
Balloonboyy Featured By Owner May 3, 2015  Hobbyist Writer
Thanks!
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:iconbadcowboy69:
BadCowboy69 Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
This is awesome thanks for making it
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:iconmightyraptor:
MightyRaptor Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2015  Student Digital Artist
Or you can fave then run, lol!
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:iconckninjaboy:
CKninjaboy Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
If I commented on everything I favorited, I would be completely burnt out and my comments would start to become empty and no longer have purpose.
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:iconbluefire-amaterasu:
Bluefire-Amaterasu Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2015  Student Digital Artist
I'll use it. Thanks for making that stamp!
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:iconangela124:
Angela124 Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Best stamp ever!
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:iconlukeywholikessanic:
LukeyWhoLikesSanic Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2015  Student General Artist
Why do some people favourite everything that they find on the home page? Its annoying, and its like a punch to the balls when i find out that when im favourited that they have already filled up two pages of favourites in mere seconds. And like he said, they dont even comment.
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ShyGuy95 Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
I think they do it to gain pageviews, they probably don't even give a shit about the thing they just favourited :/
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:iconbdog375:
BDOG375 Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
If only folks listened
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:iconbadcoal1995:
BadCoal1995 Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
I used this, and it didn't work...
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:iconboffinbrain:
BoffinbraiN Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2015  Professional Interface Designer
Did you check the details in the description? If you're trying to use this in a deviation description and you don't have premium, you must use the icon version instead of the stamp.
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:iconbadcoal1995:
BadCoal1995 Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
oh dammit I commented on the stamp...Sweating a little... 
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:iconchickie456:
Chickie456 Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2015
I am so using this! So many people fave my art, which is good, but I would really like them to comment too. Hopefully this can help.
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CherryPopSparkle Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2015
The same thing happens to me
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