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:iconcommentplz: 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?



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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Daniel-Hunt Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2006   Interface Designer
Very nice, the colours and animation are great =D.

The way I see it, favs tell you you're doing something right, but comments can tell you exactly what you're doing right.
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:iconboffinbrain:
BoffinbraiN Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2006  Professional Interface Designer
Ah, well put. :) Well, favourites are statistics-based. There's a certain probability that the favourite is genuine. :XD:
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:iconanimatedsustenida:
AnimatedSuStenida Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2006  Hobbyist General Artist
IŽll add to my shoutboard and journal when IŽll have my subs off course :) I agree 100% :nod:
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:iconboffinbrain:
BoffinbraiN Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2006  Professional Interface Designer
Yay for that! :w00t:

*Buys you a subscription*
...
Erm, an imaginary one. ^^;
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:iconanimatedsustenida:
AnimatedSuStenida Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2006  Hobbyist General Artist
:D
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InvaderMar Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2006  Hobbyist Digital Artist
YES! Awesome stamp :giggle: I am so with it! Because I'm pretty popular here, there's always people who fave my whole gallery (which is very cool) but don't even comment on them o_O; so this is what I hope for in the future!
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:iconboffinbrain:
BoffinbraiN Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2006  Professional Interface Designer
Yes, unfortunately it's often difficult to work out whether a favourite actually means something to the person giving it. Probably, the more they give, the less they think about it. :XD:
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:iconmissm69:
MissM69 Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2006
:clap:

Definitely adding it to my journal ^^
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:iconboffinbrain:
BoffinbraiN Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2006  Professional Interface Designer
Splendid!
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:iconthe-ace-chef:
the-ace-chef Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2006   Interface Designer
By golly that is one awesome stamp! Well done!

I couldn't agree more, and though I know I have occasionally fav'ed without leaving a comment....no more will I be so barbaric!
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:iconboffinbrain:
BoffinbraiN Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2006  Professional Interface Designer
Thanks mate. :) That's always good to hear. You could say it's a defining point of a real deviant. :nod:
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:iconlivius:
livius Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2006
Very cool and timely. I especially like the ripple effect: it shows the correct order of things, as well as acknowledges an overall "actions have consequences" theme.

Bravo, sir. :clap:
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:iconboffinbrain:
BoffinbraiN Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2006  Professional Interface Designer
Cheers for the bravo. :aww:

I considered animating a mouse cursor to go over the buttons and click them in order, but this was just cleaner and more stylish. :) I am still considering lighting up the words 'Comment' and 'Favourite' as the respective icons flash.
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:iconlivius:
livius Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2006
Oh, I like the lighting up the words idea! I agree that the mouseless look is sleeker and more stylish, so good choice there. :highfive:
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:iconboffinbrain:
BoffinbraiN Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2006  Professional Interface Designer
OK, done. 8-)
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:iconlivius:
livius Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2006
Total hotness. That looks outstanding. :worship:
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:iconboffinbrain:
BoffinbraiN Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2006  Professional Interface Designer
Yay. :D But your highness, thou shalt not bow down to her workers! :giggle:
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:iconlivius:
livius Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2006
I'm the people's queen. :giggle:
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:iconboffinbrain:
BoffinbraiN Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2006  Professional Interface Designer
Brilliant. :lol:

Some say that she thrusts through town in the dead of night...
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Lythero Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2006  Hobbyist Filmographer
:D Awesome! I'm definitely fitting this in my journal!

I hope this will make a big difference to deviants throughout the community :)
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:iconboffinbrain:
BoffinbraiN Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2006  Professional Interface Designer
:salute: I thank you on behalf of the community, and myself. =P
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:iconkermodog:
Kermodog Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2006
i agree:nod: i finally have fireworks...
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:iconboffinbrain:
BoffinbraiN Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2006  Professional Interface Designer
Fireworks rocks! 8-)
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Kermodog Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2006
cmon YEAH!:highfive::dance: except one thing... since im back at my mum's house, i dont have fireworks:cries: downloading it wont help... it just screws up my computer
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:iconboffinbrain:
BoffinbraiN Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2006  Professional Interface Designer
You'll need the CD or original installer file. =p Or, just move out again. :lol:
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:iconkermodog:
Kermodog Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2006
i have the cd, tried everything, keep uninstalling and installing, but still screws up. its my computer i think....
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:iconboffinbrain:
BoffinbraiN Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2006  Professional Interface Designer
When in doubt, back up your documents and re-install Windows. :nod:
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:iconkermodog:
Kermodog Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2006
windows? i have a full mac:D
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:iconboffinbrain:
BoffinbraiN Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2006  Professional Interface Designer
Ah, then it better be Fireworks for Mac then. :XD:
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GogetaJr Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2006
I love it. I get sick of checking my message bank after I post a picture and find it full of faves and absolutely no comments. It's wrong.
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:iconboeing767:
Boeing767 Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2013
No it's not.
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:iconjumpingnoodle:
jumpingnoodle Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2011
i no wat u mean! i have some art that has a bunch of favs but no comments :'(
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YOOCA Featured By Owner May 18, 2010
RETARD
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:iconpixeldix:
Pixeldix Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
AGREED!
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sister2chibis Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2008
Well, I like it and I somewhat agree, but I think it's nice just to be appreciated!

Of course that may just be because I'm a newbie.
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:iconboffinbrain:
BoffinbraiN Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2006  Professional Interface Designer
Indeed. :no: Thanks for spreading the word. :)
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:iconsmidy:
Smidy Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2006
Awesome animation I'll have to :+fav: this so here's you comment :giggle:

I've always preferred comments to :+fav:'s I find them more personalised than a :+fav:

BTW I love how you've added the circles in there, short of helps the flow and overall message of the stamp :D
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:iconboffinbrain:
BoffinbraiN Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2006  Professional Interface Designer
Yes, it emphasises once again the order in which you should do the actions. :lol:

Favourites are just numbers. Comments are human. :)
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:icondkaz:
Dkaz Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I agree with you


Nice stamp :)
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:iconsmidy:
Smidy Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2006
"Favourites are just numbers. Comments are human"

Well said :w00t: Sounds like a quote for another stamp :D
*hint* *hint*
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:iconboffinbrain:
BoffinbraiN Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2006  Professional Interface Designer
Hmm... :ninjaplot:

I've got the concrete idea. I'll create it tomorrow. :salute:
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oldest-boy Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2009
:community:
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:iconsmidy:
Smidy Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2006
P.S. On a sub and late note :lol: Did you use fireworks to make this? If so, I may just have to switch to it because making the ripple effect in photoshop would SUCK :giggle:
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:iconboffinbrain:
BoffinbraiN Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2006  Professional Interface Designer
I use Fireworks to make everything. I myself would recommend it highly because various features allow you to create and modify stuff fast. And yes, since it's similar in a few ways to Flash, you can make smooth motion effects like the ripples.

Disclaimer: BoffinbraiN is not a salesman :giggle:
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SiamJai Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2007
Hail to a fellow Fireworks user! :wave:

Though I'm not a subscriber, I'm going to fave this excellent stamp! Not only because it's worthy, but also because this way I can display it on my page too! ;)

It's a relief to see that I'm not the only one who's unhappy about this 'fave-and-run' stuff.

The animation really helps conveying the message - you did a great job with this great graphic tool! :thumbsup:
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:iconboffinbrain:
BoffinbraiN Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2007  Professional Interface Designer
I'm glad to hear that. :) Yes, there are so many PS users out there, but Fireworks is unrivalled when it comes to creating design work and animations. 8-)

Thanks for the support. Indeed, hundreds of people have stopped by to approve of this already. :w00t:
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