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Anyone else think that D A is a bit stuck up?

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by zeldazipple, Aug 11, 2006.

  1. Sgt Floyd Well-Known Member

    the only thing thats really stopping me is the website is painfully slow, even for my dial up :smirk:
  2. D'Snowth Well-Known Member

    You're STILL using dial-up? :eek: I was sure that thing was completely extinct by now. :eek:

    Yeah, I wouldn't bet on dA being good for a dial-up connection... not only would it be slow in your case, but it probably would never even finish loading for you, because dA is littered with ads that automatically refresh themselves, and to have to wait for ads to finish loading... then for them to have to refresh and load again... I wouldn't even attempt using dA on a dial-up connection.
  3. Redsonga Active Member

    ..Or you could just get a paid account :coy:
  4. D'Snowth Well-Known Member

    Yeah, if you're looking for identity theft and such.
  5. Drtooth Well-Known Member

    I mentioned that on you're journal. It's annoying. Very annoying. I think I got a virus from it once. And then, two days last week I kept getting dumb ads that make you have to open Adobe Acrocrap (which the computer warns me has compatibility problems... read, it sucks rotten eggs) and then it crashes the internet when I click cancel.
  6. D'Snowth Well-Known Member

    Cha, indeed.
    I've got viruses from dA ads quite often; matter of fact, that whole "XP Guardian" virus that plagued me back in February, most of those came from dA ads. I asked them if they would fix the problem (and possibly the refreshing problem), and while they didn't comment on the ads refreshing,they said they found it hard to believe that I was getting viruses from their ads, as they check their ads (or so they said) to make sure they contain no malicious content. They forwarded me a Google-based complaint form to fill out regarding virus from ads and such... I guess it must have helped, because I haven't had much trouble since.
    I haven't had that problem, but occasionally (and since I first joined), I get those new-age pop ups where the ad extends itself, even when you DON'T hover over it like they say "hover over to expand". And yes, I too have times where I can't do anything because of the ads, so I'll just have to close out of the browser, resulting in the "Not responding" window that closes all currently open windows associated with the browser.

    I've been thinking though... I know Firefox has ad-block programs, are there any for IE?
  7. Redsonga Active Member

    I've had one for five years now and nothing bad has come of it. From anywhere else on the internet ether now that I think of it, ebay or otherwise. It's all about being careful :p
  8. Drtooth Well-Known Member

    Anyone else getting this problem? As long as we're on the ads, every single other kind of ad doesn't bug me, or do anything. Though, I do think the photo of the world's former (deceased) fattest women being used as a game is very offensive and insensitive.... but that's another rant for another day. But every time I get an Adobe ad, it slows the heck out of the internet and almost causes it to freeze and crash entirely. I don't see why it should, there's nothing different... but the internet stops and slows everything down to pop up those annoying ads.
  9. D'Snowth Well-Known Member

    That has been happening to me as well... maybe once every other evening at best or so.

    It seems to me that the issues with the ads tend to get worse as the evening progresses, though I'm unsure why that is.
  10. Sgt Floyd Well-Known Member

    DSnowth (sorry cell phone wont let me quote), the area I live isnt wired for any kind of high speed. we could get hughs net but its too expensive. the company that has the rights to put cable out here refuse to because they say it is a waste of their money and no one will buy their service...i say their just lazy
  11. D'Snowth Well-Known Member

    Here's another suspicious-lookin' character I just got a watch from...

    http://f0lk.deviantart.com/
  12. Drtooth Well-Known Member

    I don't see why he's so bad. He probably just isn't well off enough in his art skills to post anything yet. Other than the fact he really seems to love Naruto, there's really nothing there yet. Unlike that other guy, who was clearly some internet joke. I'm flattered by ANYONE that watches me.

    That said, did I send you a Llama yet? I think I did, I just want to be sure.
  13. D'Snowth Well-Known Member

    Yeah, I believe so.

    Meanwhile, I believe I've sent one to just about everyone I watch/follow thus far.
  14. Drtooth Well-Known Member

    Embarrassment time... I actually didn't know how to do it for a while/ :insatiable:
  15. D'Snowth Well-Known Member

    I've noticed now that among Llamas, you can now give cake slices... I think it has something to do with birthdays, as when I accidentally ended up clicking on editing my settings the other day, I noticed there's now an option to show your birthday on your profile, which a thing that says "learn more about the benefits of displaying your birthday". I guess cake slices are like Llama Badges you can give on someone's birthday. *Shrug*
  16. D'Snowth Well-Known Member

    Diverting back to the original thread topic on stuck-up-ness, I wouldn't sat deviantART in general is, but there seems to be a bit of a stuck-up-ness with groups.

    Naturally, if you belong to a group, the chances of your art actually being featured in the group are pretty good, otherwise, not so much for certain artists.

    For example, more popular artists are able to have their art featured in several different groups without necessarily belonging to those groups; meanwhile, other artists like myself have a hard time having art featured in groups you don't belong to... my feeling is if I know I do art of a certain show, franchise, etc frequently, I'd join groups for 'em, otherwise, I wouldn't, necessarily, though it is still nice to have the other art featured in groups as well, admittedly.
  17. frogboy4 Inactive Member

    I tried to launch an account there, but it's just so tweaky on every computer and internet hook-up available.

    I'm used to designing sights and uploading to them without so many constraints. If anything DA should be a networking tool to guide users to more stable web environment.

    I'm not sure if DA is stuck up. I've had a good experience so far, but I'm seldom there.
  18. D'Snowth Well-Known Member

    I think often times my intentions are misinterpreted whenever I'm submitting artwork to groups I don't actually belong to, as I'm submitting them to be featured, but everybody is approaching the submissions as suggestions to group favorites instead, which... eh... :smirk:
  19. Drtooth Well-Known Member

    What groups are you going to that let outsiders submit art? All the ones I've seen make you join up if you wanna submit anything.

    What bugs me is I belong to a certain internet meme based group, and while I bust my hump to make the best, most creative uses of that meme, I see people just superimposing heads (poorly) on other pictures. I'm so glad most of my other groups have stopped letting photos taken from somewhere else.
  20. D'Snowth Well-Known Member

    Sometimes groups that you don't belong to will feature your art by two different means...

    1. If you submit and ask them to feature your art.
    2. If anyone from the group happens to stumble upon your art, and submits it to the group's gallery.

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