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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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QueenKawaiiness Featured By Owner 3 days ago
Thank you! I find it really annoying when people say people who ask for comments are "whiny". Like, God forbid people actually want feedback.
janda996-1 Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2014  New member
but what's the point? No one will ever comment anyway resep pie susu bali .  Rainbow Sheep #2 
AustinDR Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2014
Yeah, I am kind of guilty with this.
TheFloatingWorld Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I don't know...

It does get on my nerves how it seems a great many people are just collector who put my stuff in their collection and never look at it again (I collect official concept art and behave like this most times) so I would appreciate people at least saying what they like about it. If I had millions of views and hundred of submissions suddenly that makes me worthy of getting comments?

However, this whole idea may come off as desperate to some who don't understand the concept.
Fironhammer Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2014
I tried putting this in the description of my fanfic deviations, but the only thing that shows up is the numbers. Am I doing something wrong?
BoffinbraiN Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2014  Professional Interface Designer
As the description says, people without premium can no longer put thumbnails in their deviation descriptions. You'll have to use the icon code instead.
Fironhammer Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2014
Thank you.
lag-roil Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2014  New member Hobbyist General Artist
It doesn't work when I try it in a Photo Description. Neither of them work. Is there a workaround?
PsychopathGod1984 Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2014
Thanks will use!
Jenny345 Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2014
Nicely done. I agree.
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