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Update I investigated dAhub yesterday and got 60 watchers and about 40 comments and 60 favourites in exchange for 100 deviant art points. Hmm. You can “earn” points too, by leaving comments of faves. So there’s a trade in points for popularity. I had no idea. On the whole 'd rather get favourites because I touch someone's heart than to get points, so I think no more of that one for me, it's a dangerously attractive game but not why I'm here.


I've been experimenting with, a Web site that shows you random deviant art pages so you can commnt of :fav: them; if you do, GetWatchers adds some of your own deviations to the list that are shown to other people, so you get more views.

If you're using it, please comment and tell me what you think of it.

I fear it leads to superficial comments, and that the art people choose to show (you can choose 10 of your deviations) tends not to be hard-hitting enough, but how to make the comments better?

I spent some time on, and GetWatchers is slightly better in that it favours long comments, so "nice capture" or "pretty flower" comments are less likely - but then, on photosig you also get comments like, "did you consider using the 800mm f/2.8 lens to accentuate the bokeh while preserving the flatness of the subject and still adhering to the rule of thirds" which isn't much better.

Tell me instead, This picture made me rise up and soar over the cubicles of drudgery like a canary in a clockwork shoe factory singing Ave Maria to the nuns in the rafters; tell me, The balance is off here because the rock and the snake distract the viewer's eye away from the dog's severed penis - suggest a tighter crop, preferably one that entirely eliminates the vomiting giraffe, and possibly lightening the shadows a little to get detail back into the wall of the pit.
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Liam Quin
Current Age: 52, Current Residence: Athol (near Milford and Picton), Ontario, deviantWEAR sizing preference: L. Or can I just be naked?, Favourite photographer: my husband, Operating System: Mageia Linux, Shell of choice: bash, Skin of choice: smooth, hairless. Favourite cartoon character: Ivor the Engine. Personal Quote: Never stop loving.

I run a small stock image Web site,

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dodoexpress Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2015
thank you for the watch
barefootliam Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2015
How could i resist? :D
rudos Featured By Owner May 23, 2015  Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks for faving this one after solving the riddle :D (Big Grin)

Expectation by rudos .
barefootliam Featured By Owner May 23, 2015
:D yw
kitamba Featured By Owner May 22, 2015
many thanks
barefootliam Featured By Owner May 22, 2015
bondtop3gr Featured By Owner May 9, 2015
Thanks for faving The Dog    :D (Big Grin)
barefootliam Featured By Owner May 9, 2015
yw :D
rudos Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2015  Hobbyist Photographer
Still grateful for your introduction to FetLife and now for faving Deep Dungeon by rudos
barefootliam Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2015
You're very welcome on both counts. I liked this picture despite some technical difficulties, because it tells a story, leads the imagination, and is so well composed.
rudos Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2015  Hobbyist Photographer
ChaosdeProfundis Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2015  Hobbyist Writer
Thanks for the favorite.

barefootliam Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2015
You're welcome, it's a well-crafted piece.
siyeh75 Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2015
Thanks for adding  Nate's Night Out to your :+fav: favourites collection!
barefootliam Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2015
You're welcome, it's well-made :D
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