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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.

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I've been experimenting with GetWatchers.com, 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 photosig.net, 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
Canada
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, www.fromoldbooks.org/
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:iconrudos:
rudos Featured By Owner 4 days ago  Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks for faving this one after solving the riddle :D (Big Grin)

Expectation by rudos .
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barefootliam Featured By Owner 4 days ago
:D yw
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kitamba Featured By Owner 5 days ago
many thanks
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barefootliam Featured By Owner 5 days ago
:D
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bondtop3gr Featured By Owner May 9, 2015
Thanks for faving The Dog    :D (Big Grin)
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barefootliam Featured By Owner May 9, 2015
yw :D
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rudos Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2015  Hobbyist Photographer
Still grateful for your introduction to FetLife and now for faving Deep Dungeon by rudos
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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.
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rudos Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2015  Hobbyist Photographer
Hug 
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ChaosdeProfundis Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2015  Hobbyist Writer
Thanks for the favorite.

-Jae
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barefootliam Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2015
You're welcome, it's a well-crafted piece.
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siyeh75 Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2015
Thanks for adding  Nate's Night Out to your :+fav: favourites collection!
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barefootliam Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2015
You're welcome, it's well-made :D
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Sandgroan Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Many thanks for all that you share - the world is made richer by your efforts
It is appreciated - by many, I am sure
A Happy New Year - it will be very soon here :)
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barefootliam Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2014
Thank You Sir :D And thanks for the stock credit to my Web site.

Blessings upon you.
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