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Site Update: More Like This on Deviations

Journal Entry: Fri Jan 18, 2013, 4:46 PM
Site Update: More Like This on Deviations


For those of you who are in beta, you probably know what I'm referring to, if you don't, please be informed here: wreckling.deviantart.com/journ…

Before I start talking about this new feature, here are the pro and con for this feature.

Pros
1.enables sharing, discover more from different artist and from the same artist
2.Help promote your artworks when displayed, help promote other artist


Cons
1.Distracting from the  deviation that you are viewing
2.Displays non related deviation or not up to standard deviation
3.Some deviants find it like ads. They want to be able to pick who they want to have featured with their deviation.
4.Takes longer to load

After considering all these pros and cons, honestly, I think this feature has potential. Deviantart is going in a good direction although they might not be implementing it the right way. Deviantart is about community of artists, their works , discovery and sharing which I think is what this feature is trying to do. But here's the problem, I agree with a lot of you who are saying that its distracting from the original deviation that you are trying to view. on that note, it is the esthetics that needs to be improved. like many of you suggested This feature could be better if:

1.Making it less distracting by having it as a link that you can click on to bring you to the "More like this page. or have it as a drop down or collapsible window that is hidden unless clicked on. Or have it moved down or somewhere that wont compete with the deviation you are viewing.)
2.improve on what is shown in the more like this section (more relevant deviation) If we have some option on what we can see there that would be awesome.
3.Make it optional, deviants can turn the feature on or off.

understand that Deviantart is trying a new thing and usually that means they are risking a lot of time and money to try to make it better. They will eventually make it better : )

Let me know what you guys think, and if I forgot to mention an pros and cons.

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:iconcsuk-1t:
CSuk-1T Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2013   Digital Artist
:iconiplz: find it immensely annoying but feel that it would work much better as a 'Drop Down Menu' feature, as it is a very good idea. People should always be given a choice of what they want from the menu not from the creators.
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Ruisufueripe Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2013  Student Digital Artist
For me it's doing fine, i'm not having that problem of distraction, and one thing i find cool, is that the drawings displayed are from the artist i'm seeing and other artists with same style.
I don't have that much expirience to have that lot of points, but i think it's gonna be a great app like you said.
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NaJHaikezeH Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2013  Hobbyist
They should put that section on the right side of the comments, because the people who read the comments usually want more. Then give it to them.
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Zumea Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I agree, it is distracting, a drop down menue would be better
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MooreCreativity Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2013
I agree with everyone else. I like this feature a lot, but not only is it distracting to the original deviation I think it makes it less likely for me to continue on that deviant's gallery like I used to do, because the More Like this is above the area to View Gallery.
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MooreCreativity Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2013
I also kind of wish it didn't include the original deviant's work. I'd rather see similar works by other artists, b/c when I really like an artist I'll go to their gallery anyway. So, it is kind of a time waster looking at the same images twice or three times.
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Immortal-Myth Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2013
Definitely agree! I love browsing an artist's gallery and that's why I tend not to use More Like This although I'd love to if it actually showed me work I wouldn't have found otherwise.
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Meeowy Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
agreed. the potential is there though I dont think it should be next to the original picture thats being looked at. if they just moved it under or something then it would be much appreciated
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iceofwolf Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
I like it, but I think it would be better for me if its position was swapped with the deviant's other work. I'm looking at a picture from so-and-so, the first thing I want to see is more pictures by that same deviant. While the "more like this box" does seem to include that deviant's work, it also includes other deviants'.

Just putting the "more like this" box under allll of the information about the deviant and the deviation I'm currently viewing would make it a complete win for me.
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TouchedVenus Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
I think you have this spot on, and I agree with all the points you have made. I'm crossing my fingers and having hope that deviantART will definitely make some changes, because I do feel this feature has potential if utilized correctly.
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