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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?


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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PhineasJamesVinci Featured By Owner 1 day ago  Student Writer
Nice. :) Can anyone use this?
redrosabell Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2016
Can I use this?
SwedishFishWolf Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2016  Student Digital Artist
I really don't see a point in commenting if I don't have anything to say.
Like yeah, getting comments make me feel like I'm actually worth something, but when all the comments are "cool" or"cute", they too lose meaning.
Sure, critique is nice and help you improve, but when all the comments you get are just hollow, meaningless words, I'd rather take the faves.

I only really fave something if I actually like it, and as the asshole I am, never pay any attention to the people who fave my stuff. Now, don't get me wrong; I love every single person who take the time to fave my art, I really do, but I just don't see a point in thanking them for liking my art. I'm sure they know I'm really grateful anyways. So just because someone only faves, doesn't mean they don't care. 

I'd rather take one comment with c
ritique and praise alike every three months, than a lot of ass-kissers who only comment words with no true meaning behind them.
Though I do appreciate comments as a whole, I just don't want people to feel forced to comment on my stuff if they don't have anything special to say about it. 

I'm sorry, I'm just so tired of people whining about more comments, when all they'll really get are hollow words and forced compliments.
Be grateful for what you get, even if it's just faves.
Drama-llama10 Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Good indeed.
MissCreepyKathy Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
uh that looks pretty cool i might use it ^^
YouNeverKnowDear Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2016  New Deviant
//cough YES //cough
BerryPunchrules Featured By Owner Edited Dec 27, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I understand the meaning behind this stamp, but when I'm just browsing galleries and favoriting all the art, I don't want to spam the artist with comments on everything I fav. =P "This character is pretty" "I love her color scheme!" and the like is pretty much what I say. :P
Darkflow215 Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
i wish people actually did this
it's so discouraging to put in so much effort and then not get any comments
BeulahTrillium Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Great idea, I'm sure this is super useful! 
sophia2005 Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Yes I need this .-.
REMcMaximus Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2015  Hobbyist
How do i attach it to my deviations? every time I copy and paste it, i get the text instead of the Icon.
MechaKnucklesA3 Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
If the artist's not going to reply, why should I?
SwedishFishWolf Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2016  Student Digital Artist
Why isn't there a like-button for comments..
Assassinendergirl Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I favorite something because I like it, or I find it helpful. Now it's insulting if I like a lot of things? I'm not referring to the stamp specifically, I'm talking about all the people in the comments that complain about people with a lot of favorites. Yes, I like art, suprise!
warnersegamaster Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2015
Why does it even matter?
CKninjaboy Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
trumpetcat Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
yep, i'll work forever on something, submit it, and be delighted when it gets a fave. then i'll go to the person's profile and see that they favourite EVERYTHING.
crimsonknightgallant Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
how do i get it to start using it
StarlightXSword Featured By Owner Edited Nov 8, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
If you still don't know ^^ ;
Scroll down to find the thumb code on the right side of the page → 
It should be something like this: ( :thumb43231916: ) and you can copy and paste it onto your profile to use it.
crimsonknightgallant Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
so i have t paste on my profile? how?
StarlightXSword Featured By Owner Edited Nov 8, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
If you're on your computer, click the thumb code so the whole thing would be highlighted, then right click. (If you're on mobile, tap and hold till "copy" comes up) "Copy" and then go to your profile, for e.g. your deviant ID, edit widget, then "paste" the code into your bio.
crimsonknightgallant Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
ok thx
StarlightXSword Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
You're welcome
crimsonknightgallant Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Minami-Yui Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2015  Student Interface Designer
- Using! Thanks
vamp561 Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2015  Student Digital Artist
I've looked at the previous comment and some seem really negative. In my opinion I prefer comments than favourites because I want to know how it looks and to get feedback on what needs to be fixed.
UniqueJack Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2015  Hobbyist
Ungrateful much?
22Funday Featured By Owner Edited Oct 9, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:iconcommentplz: :thumb43231916:
Mizunekai Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2015  Hobbyist
this is so stupid. you did great job creating this stamp, but people asking for comments just make me sad.
if i have something to say about your piece, more than "cute", "amazing" or "you did good" then i'll do it.
it doesn't mean that your art is bad, just becouse you don't get many comments! i'm pretty sure, that many people who agree with that stamp, faved and ran away. 
appreciate what you get!
Bogus-Banana Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This. ^^^
electric-purple Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2015
Oh, how dare I.
Pink-Cake123 Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Using :3
ImaFluffyyUnicorn Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2015  Student General Artist
Using ;u; 
NazzCat Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
using!! ^^
Mimilahn Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2015  Student Digital Artist
using ! 
BDOG375 Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
dolphin19 Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2015  Student Traditional Artist
I'm with this stamp! I'm tried of people not commenting after they favorite my art! I just want a few simple comments and not having any makes me feel disappointed and disrespected!!!!! :steaming:
TheExtremeGoose Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
I agree with you VERY VERYYYY much.
Bulldoggenliebchen Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2015
i support this stamp
xXMara-The-WolfXx Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
XxToraLina014xX Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2015  Student Artist
A stamp that describe people who just fav.
xxDreamOnDreamer Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
    tbh this is how you get useless/meaningless comments
    if people had something good to say they wouldn't need to be TOLD-
    i love every single fave i get - those are HUGE compliments :heart:
solid-alcohol Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Apart from the ones who just favourite everything that pops up on their watch list. Then it means nothing but to serve their own desire for page views.
GoldNparadise Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
i cant put the stamp on descriptions. it only come out as :thumb and some numbers
013155 Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I 💖 basset hounds!!!!!!! X3 😍😍😍😍😍😍😍😍😍😍😍😍😍😍
revivedracer209 Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
More comments equal more feedback, equals more great creations.
BoffinbraiN Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2015  Professional Interface Designer
I would certainly hope so! One thing's for certain: no comments = sad artist.
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...
31GH7 Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2015  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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