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We feel like, Deviants are very less Active in Deviantart now adays, Is that right? 

74%
676 deviants said Yes
26%
237 deviants said No

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:iconamzimme:
amzimme Featured By Owner 1 day ago  Hobbyist General Artist
I think it's a combination of things--I think a lot of people go through phases of creativity, and may get on DA and be super active for a few years, but then get distracted by other things and their activity tails off. Some people use DA as a stepping stone--they improve their art, and when they get more professional, they work more off of their own site or a Facebook page rather than DA. That's why people seem to disappear after a while--because they do!

Also, most of the time most people spend on the Internet is on social media, and most social media sites (in particular, the most popular ones) don't encourage the same sort of interaction that is the backbone of DA--in-depth critiques, creativity, philosophy, generosity, conversation. Most social media is about instant gratification and generating as much approval as possible--to develop a very solid and popular presence on DA requires a lot more effort than social media does. It requires active searching and browsing, commenting, more substantial interaction. It requires time--both in taking the time to practice and improve your art and in the time it takes to share your art and allow others to find it and share it, in order to build the kind of approval that a mass of Instagram friends will automatically provide in minutes for a photo posted on that site. Additionally, people do a lot of Internet-ing from SmartPhones, and DA is not particularly SmartPhone-friendly. Compared to the ease of social media and the instant gratification to be obtained from other sites, I think there are fewer people who want to spend the time on DeviantArt. 
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wo0lfiitacullen Featured By Owner 1 day ago  Hobbyist General Artist
I draw a lot of stuff.. but despite some deviants I only upload my best artworks, which I do one every thousand years :v
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theultimatefangirl3 Featured By Owner 2 days ago  Student General Artist
I'm a little active, but I think one of the reasons that people are not very active is because of school or jobs. That takes a lot of our time and requires our full attention, so a lot of people just cannot simply log on and post something new.
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SavageXxPhotography Featured By Owner 2 days ago  Hobbyist Photographer
I'm not as active here myself.  I feel my photography is great, but it's not to the standards that most deviants expect to see.  That being said, I have a few dA accounts here too, one is for my modeling.  I'm not terribly active there anymore, because unless I do certain types of modeling, like artistic nudity, no one likes your stuff or gives you comments that are worth a damn other than "nice" or "looks great." 

Either way, I post stuff and if people like it so be it, but I'm not worried if no one comments or faves.  I like it so there's that.  To each their own.
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:iconeddieblz:
eddieblz Featured By Owner 2 days ago  Professional General Artist
I haven't been part of this community long. Two years and some change. I wasn't here in the it's hay day, when the community first started up with all it's energy and hope but I've heard story's. I think when this community started it was very young and now older and more responsible, the realities of life are creeping in.

When I first started in this business Jimmy Carter was in office, personal computers were still science fiction and graphic houses, galleries and the lounges we hung out at were the center of ideas. Computers and the internet changed the game. Brought the art community together like never before. In some ways it was good it made art more available. In some ways bad in that it glutted the market and made it harder to break into the business.

Like anything, this world changes even the best of intentions and saps energy. Thus it is the same with "deviant art", it to will move with the ebbs and flow of this world and will always be in flux.
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:iconcyberlitabot:
Cyberlitabot Featured By Owner 3 days ago   General Artist
Yes. 
Some deviants are leaving and im afraid all my favorite artists are gonna leave. 
There leaving for a stupid reason too. 

"Deviant art changed so much, im leaving" or something like and im like "so". 
At least they are not telling us "draw what i tell you too and nothing else" 
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:iconxhingy:
Xhingy Featured By Owner 3 days ago
I'm not famous enough to feel involved
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:iconstettafire:
Stettafire Featured By Owner 3 days ago  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I am very active at the moment:)
Can't speak for everyone though
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:icondd2950:
DD2950 Featured By Owner 3 days ago  Hobbyist General Artist
Well, there are some deviant-artists that are active and some not so much. Last time, I send a message to other deviant-artists out there just to support a good first time newcomer who needed nice comment about her work. However, all I got back was unkind remarks like "Fuck you", "To tired to bother with this fool", "Do not tell me what to do!", and so on and so on. Still a little bit of artist out there did bring comment to me and the newcomer, which became a happy ending.

Word of advice Mrfarts, Always appreciate and support those who does not have much recognition as other do and good things will always come back to those who show generous deeds.   
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MantisQueen9 Featured By Owner 4 days ago  New member Hobbyist General Artist
Well, I think it depends on the Deviant themselves. I have some friends, one in particular, who rarely ever go on DeviantArt nowadays because they're too busy with other things in their lives. I do hope that they'll come back in the future.
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:iconeddieblz:
eddieblz Featured By Owner 2 days ago  Professional General Artist
and that's a truth of life.
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MantisQueen9 Featured By Owner 2 days ago  New member Hobbyist General Artist
Unfortunately...
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:iconeddieblz:
eddieblz Featured By Owner 2 days ago  Professional General Artist
This world has a way of sapping the idealism, youth, hope and energy from everyone. :(
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:iconmantisqueen9:
MantisQueen9 Featured By Owner 2 days ago  New member Hobbyist General Artist
Well, there are those who can manage, at least.
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RaakxhyrShapeshifter Featured By Owner 4 days ago  Hobbyist General Artist
I feel part of the community at rest. However, many groups and other artists still seem quite active. 
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midnightc10 Featured By Owner 4 days ago  Student Digital Artist
I get that impression now a lot too. I will post art, but I don't feel the sense of community that much now.
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:iconkobaltkween:
kobaltkween Featured By Owner 4 days ago  Professional Digital Artist
Not even a little.  I get _thousands_ of images a day in my feeds.  If I don't go through them for 3 days, I've often got 3000+ images to go through.  If people were any more active, I wouldn't have time to follow anyone, let alone get anything done.
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:iconpenguinator24:
Penguinator24 Featured By Owner Edited 4 days ago  Hobbyist Digital Artist
with all the accounts I have on other sites, I can't focus on one.
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:iconmk0d:
mk0d Featured By Owner 4 days ago  Hobbyist General Artist
I'm definitely not as active as I used to be. This site is more discouraging to me than anything. 
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:iconbirdgirl69:
birdgirl69 Featured By Owner 4 days ago  Hobbyist General Artist
i'm not that active as i was before but i still upload my stuff here :)
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:iconprivatecocky:
PrivateCocky Featured By Owner 4 days ago  Hobbyist General Artist
I'm always on DA but a lot of people have de-activated their accounts or stopped coming on here. Shame really.
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:icondionnemars93:
DionneMars93 Featured By Owner 4 days ago  New member  Traditional Artist
I would say yes AND no. There were a lot of my favorite artist here when I first found DA, but now they're either on tumblr or doing somethin' else. However there are plenty of people who just joined (I joined a few months ago) & are most likely not gonna leave any time soon. It's kinda like a cycle if you think about it.....
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:iconsgt-stories:
SGT-Stories Featured By Owner 4 days ago  Hobbyist General Artist
dA has changed so much even just over the past year that people who loved the old dA just don't have the patience for the new anymore. It's too changed and we've lost the love and patriotism. 
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:iconsgt-stories:
SGT-Stories Featured By Owner 4 days ago  Hobbyist General Artist
And not only that, but really all dA is anymore is a mass of fanart, fanfiction and bad drawings from 5-year-olds using bases they don't know how to edit properly, so it's just... it's not what it was originally intended to be. It's almost as sad as a 50 year old fat man sitting in his mother's basement playing WoW all day. 
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:iconwinyletitpanda:
Winyletitpanda Featured By Owner 4 days ago  New member Hobbyist General Artist
that's right
I am not very active myself as well
I've got loads of exams these days T-T
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LullayMoon16 Featured By Owner 4 days ago  Hobbyist General Artist
I'm not usually active, but you should see my friend, she's on every chance she can get, faving, submitting, commenting, she doesn't have a lot of watchers, but that doesn't stop her :D 
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:iconjoeyblendhead:
JoeyBlendhead Featured By Owner 4 days ago  Professional Digital Artist
If they think we shouldn't have webcams, why don't they let the people vote?!
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:iconjoeyblendhead:
JoeyBlendhead Featured By Owner 4 days ago  Professional Digital Artist
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:iconericthelucario:
ErictheLucario Featured By Owner 4 days ago  Hobbyist General Artist
Sadly all the artists (and friends) I used to get so excited for new uploads by have all gotten distracted by other things. 
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:iconblackby:
BlackBy Featured By Owner 4 days ago   Digital Artist
Well it depends. The community changed, now it's more young people submiting anything and everything more than artists trying to build a solid community. A lot of people don't go to deviantART anymore because they suffer of bullying and lack of visibility. Since the staff don't know what they want they don't do useful things for the community to grow.
So yeah... at the same time there are more people but the quality of the communication is not there.
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Xshadow10X Featured By Owner 5 days ago  Hobbyist General Artist
It depends I guess I try to by active upload art, comment and fave art but is soo quiet sometimes. And it takes time before you can get a comment do not matter how hard you work, feel sorry for those who can draw and get nothing. Not saying how my art is..:/.
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walternonames Featured By Owner 5 days ago  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
But we all have our reasons to or less active from time to time
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Tsuya-hasu Featured By Owner 5 days ago  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Some of the people I watch used to be really active but not so much now... I on the other hand have started actually putting stuff up on a semi regular basis.
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:icontultsi93:
tultsi93 Featured By Owner 5 days ago  Hobbyist Artist
I would be active, if I had more time. I have to draw something in tumblr, too.
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:iconbeezah:
beeZah Featured By Owner 5 days ago  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
people come and go~
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:iconshadowiscool123:
shadowiscool123 Featured By Owner 5 days ago  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I would be more active if I had time to draw. .w.
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:iconcute-girle1999:
cute-girle1999 Featured By Owner 5 days ago  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
dunno ):3
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:iconmgoidty45:
mgoidty45 Featured By Owner 5 days ago
I'd b more active, but I need mo art supplies...
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:iconjack12321:
jack12321 Featured By Owner 5 days ago
I'm a little less active cause I have a lot of WIP's, but I am working a TON on art rn. It's just such a stressful month =_=
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:iconcharmchikatze:
CharmchiKatze Featured By Owner 5 days ago
Yep... Sorry D:
I'm somewhat inactive, yet active. I have family issues that somehow get me involved and puts me in the middle of things, then there's school stress, yelling, aunties being afraid and all that.
Then I get sick... again and again and again. Not really getting rid of it or getting more ill.
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EverlastingFae Featured By Owner 5 days ago  Student Digital Artist
I feel like there are multiple reasons for inactivity. Common ones I've seen being: people mistake dA for a social network like Facebook and it ends up being a joke, or people get involved in a closed species and the group ends up causing a bunch of drama, or financial issues. Let's face it, there's enough users on here that it's hard to get your name out there as an artist. Sometimes the money just doesn't come in for those who want to make it a profession.
Other reasons could be real life gets in the way. Some people have lives outside of dA (I'm not one, but it could happen), or they're actually taking time to create their artistic posts before uploading them. Personally, I'm on at least once a day. If not posting, checking my messages and the posts of others. But yes, inactivity is becoming more common amongst users. 
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iLuvTobiUchiha Featured By Owner 5 days ago  Hobbyist Photographer
Sorry, I was gone for a while because of some stuff that happened... yeah.
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:icondaughterofmaat:
DaughterOfMaat Featured By Owner 5 days ago
I guess it depends. But I did see more and more good members of dA deactivating accounts and not coming back. It's really sad.
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:iconcalumtraveler:
CalumTraveler Featured By Owner 5 days ago  Student Digital Artist
i'm on every day, for the most part, as it all depends on what life throws at me. Today, for example, I had computer troubles for a majority of the day that kept me offline. Other days *shrugs* i'm able to be on a lot. As for other deviant's activities? I've never had that big of a following to begin with so i've not observed any drop or increase of activity.
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:icondemik123:
Demik123 Featured By Owner 5 days ago  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
well, I'm usually inactive because of school, so that's why I don't post a lot. 
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ClannadLover22 Featured By Owner 5 days ago  Student Digital Artist
i try...im jsut a little afraid of people...
and im sick...while i wait for contest entries...i can sleep...when im not working...
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:iconjenxie13:
Jenxie13 Featured By Owner 5 days ago  Hobbyist Digital Artist
It depends on how you're saying it. Posting everyday? No, not everyone posts every single day. But there are multiple reasons for this, such as being busy with in real life subjects, and having to deal with other sites, as well. But if you mean by just being online. Then I'd have to disagree with you. There are many people online that mainly reply to comments, thanks for favs, ect.
But they have their reasons and whatnot. I myself am unable to post constantly due to school, poor internet (once in awhile), and other websites I feel obligated to keep up on.
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:iconamayakita85:
AmayaKita85 Featured By Owner 5 days ago  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Maybe they are spending their time somewhere else now... ^^
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:iconlittletee:
LittleTee Featured By Owner 5 days ago
Yes and no. 

I have never really been *active* due to real life, but I feel that I have gotten more active in the social aspects of dA these last few months then I ever been. 

While, there are several deviants that had to turn down their usual activity level recently due to working a paying job, family commitments, school commitments, or the just the usual real life issues. So, in that aspect, I would have to say yes.
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:iconrainbowshimmers:
RainbowShimmers Featured By Owner 5 days ago  New member Student
I'm active every day, but a majority of my watchers seem absent...
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