Shop Mobile More Submit  Join Login

Mature Content


or, enter your birth date.


Month

Day

Year*
Please enter a valid date format (mm-dd-yyyy)
Please confirm you have reviewed DeviantArt's Terms of Service below.
* We do not retain your date-of-birth information.
I created this in the first place because I wanted it to be known that I really do mean what I am saying and I do very much care about this community. I hope that came across.

I am posting this to dA (as opposed to some other video uploading site) because the content is specific to dA. It is under "devious Fun" as that is the most appropriate folder, I thought, even though it is serious rather than fun.
I did not want to write down what I wanted to say but given a lack of video editing software it had to be done as did having to do this in one take. Please forgive the many mistakes.

I forgot to mention that it would be great if the News widgets could come back.
Also, it would be grand if updates/changes/etc. could be related to us via video and then deviants could reply via comment or video. Perhaps these could go under a new category called "Community Discussion(Update)(Feedback)"?
Add a Comment:
 
:iconwdwparksgal:
WDWParksGal Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2012
@07:36I'm so behind on my watch. I am thankful I can peruse the full dA from my iPhone when I' m not up to sitting at my desk. Anyhow, well said. You covered all the issues and I can see how St.sh has improved from your suggestions. By the way, it is wonderful to have a face and a voice to one of my favorite deviants :hug: :heart:
It would awesome if I could figure out to copy and paste using my iPhone to fully use St.sh while being lazy and sitting in the Lazyboy :giggle:
Reply
:iconpurpelblur:
PurpelBlur Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
@07:36haha thank you :hug:
Reply
:iconwdwparksgal:
WDWParksGal Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2012
:tighthug: You're quite welcome :nod:
Reply
:iconsimonpark81:
simonpark81 Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
@04:50well said, that man.
i worry about this stash thing also.
Reply
:iconamberrant:
Amberrant Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
I think it makes all the difference that you go out of the way to make this personalized video. It just makes you argument so much less of an argument and more of a real situation, needing real remedies.
Thanks. :heart:
Reply
:iconodddreams101:
OddDreams101 Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
I agree with this 100%

Especially about that lit comment. That seemed more like a halfhearted justification than anything else to me :/
Reply
:iconartbykassie:
ArtByKassie Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2011  Professional General Artist
@07:36You made some great points. Thank you for taking the time to create this and voice the opinions that many of us hold on this issue and doing so in a respectful and professional way. Thanks :)
Reply
:iconendorell-taelos:
Endorell-Taelos Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2011   General Artist
I want it to return to the way it was.. It's so much harder now to write journals.
Reply
:iconendorell-taelos:
Endorell-Taelos Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2011   General Artist
You all have great points said here..

I agree with everything on that. I don't believe dA does listen to the community, after all after that poll they had made. No one wanted these changes, and they still went against what the community wanted.

I wish they never did this. :C
Reply
:icontouchedvenus:
TouchedVenus Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Well said! :ahoy:
Reply
:iconthowra:
Thowra Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
@07:36Well said! I've been quite frustrated about this issue as well as well as how to use sta.sh. I find it hard to figure out how to edit a journal only to find out when I try it will be submitted as a new journal, resulting in me having two of the same journals, just looking differently. And of course the lack of a preview button. I wish that would be added to it.

This video said it all and I hope $spyed will listen.
Reply
:iconelphabla:
Elphabla Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Reply
:iconxlntwtch:
xlntwtch Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2011   Writer
@07:36I'll just say one thing. I had no idea anything I wrote in my journal would appear anywhere else besides on my profile page. I was quite shocked when I saw it 'up front'. Why? Do I not pay enough attention to News articles? Were these changes... (I knew about Sta.sh, though to be truthful I can't make it work for me yet) ...Were these changes really made with no announcement at all? I'm still confused about how many people can see my journal. Can it only be seen my watchers? BUT I don't know who my watchers are! I lost track, and I'm not even a "popular" deviant! Okay, that's it for now. I probably shouldn't even write this. Signed: Now-Nervous-at-deviantART
Reply
:iconblack-richa:
Black-Richa Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2011
Reply
:iconbl8antband:
BL8antBand Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
@02:49"No one knows what art is. Art is a feeling beyond knowledge. -EinStud

Is this video "art?"

Yes, I think so.
Reply
:iconpurpelblur:
PurpelBlur Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2011  Hobbyist Artist
@02:49:) Why, thank you very much.
Reply
:iconchelseadanger:
ChelseaDanger Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
@07:36Amen to all of this. I miss the news in the footer. I don't care that less news was posted, news obvious takes longer to write up and put together so it looks well done. I don't want to see RP journals and drama in the bottom of the footer and Lulz is proving how flawed the system is. Only popular deviants will get journals down there where a journal about a contest will probably never end up in the footer. I want my news back. :(
Reply
:iconxenaris:
Xenaris Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2011
@07:36Thank you very much for making this. I probably couldn't word it so well, but even I who is not a member of the dA Lit-community see the problems you adress here. Especially the News and journal-merging is a problem, since I fear a sowball-effect. If Journals become news, personal rants, fangirling and other things alike get into the footer. They get more attention. That means it probably encourages those who write personal rants etc. FOR attention to do so.
Reply
:icongreensprite:
GreenSprite Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
For some reason this doesn't work for me. Did you post it somewhere else too (like youtube)? hello irony: I can't watch a video about dA on dA
Reply
:iconpurpelblur:
PurpelBlur Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2011  Hobbyist Artist
You could try: [link]
Reply
:icondawnartist:
DawnArtist Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
@00:08COOL
Reply
:iconspacecricket:
SpaceCricket Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2011  Student Digital Artist
@07:36Lit group got shafted big time. Hope DA gets their heads out of their ass and fixes this.
Reply
:iconspyed:
spyed Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Hey I really appreciate the effort you're putting in here.

I hear ya.

Going to make some changes, we're thrilled to make these changes, and if they're right we'll all celebrate. If they're off, we'll do it again until it's right.

I think ultimately this is a great opportunity for both the Journal community and the Lit community to rise up as it has, and really teach us what is needed. And it's a great opportunity for us at deviantART to learn even more and build the right solutions here...

So thank you! These points are duly noted and I'm headed right back to work to get these things fixed.
Reply
:iconendorell-taelos:
Endorell-Taelos Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2011   General Artist
I agree with what Purpelblur said.
Reply
:iconpurpelblur:
PurpelBlur Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2011  Hobbyist Artist
I appreciate you watching and responding. It is rather nice to hear, from you, your willingness to actually change things. I look forward to seeing the results of your notification of all the points stated. :)

Again, and I really do mean it, thank you and your entire staff for the amazing work you all do. It is most appreciated. I have grown quite fond of dA.. to me its not just a website but more akin to a second home. :heart:

Cheers!
Reply
:iconphoenixleo:
phoenixleo Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2011
Thank you so much for this. I am really glad you made this. :hug:

Interesting voice..kind of like intoxicating :P
Reply
:iconpurpelblur:
PurpelBlur Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
haha I know this reply is super late but thanks for that xD
Reply
:iconphoenixleo:
phoenixleo Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2012
Super late welcome! :lol:
Reply
:iconladylincoln:
LadyLincoln Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
Reply
:iconjonathoncomfortreed:
jonathoncomfortreed Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2011  Student Photographer
I love the 'ahoy' at the end. :heart: Great video.
Reply
:iconjessaminediane:
JessamineDiane Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
I like being able to fave journals but the idea of CSS in written deviations is ridiculous!!
Reply
:iconjenepooh:
jenepooh Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2011  Professional General Artist
:heart:
Reply
:iconenderkichi:
Enderkichi Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2011
Thank you for this!!
I think you can clearly see how much all of us thank you for making such a statement, its awesome to have people like you doing this for all of us lesser known deviants who have also already voiced out our discontent with the way that admins have completely ignored our voices.
Anyhow, I have featured this plus your other "I don't what my new in my J's" entry both in my profile, journal and last deviation. I hope more people see this and try to speak up as well... even if we know that most likely nothing will be changed, but still. I think everyone should let their voices be heard to at least show how much they love this community and how much they care.

Anyhow thanks again and ahoy!!
Reply
:iconpurpelblur:
PurpelBlur Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
I am sorry this reply is so late but I just wanted to say thanks for your comment and support! :ahoy:
Reply
:iconmissi-alicja:
missi-alicja Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
@07:36I agree with everything you said. And you are brave. :)

Though I doubt dA will really care or take it seriously. dA already shown what they think about users opinions when they ignored this poll results about 'what if journals/news/blogs were one'. Also, I somehow doubt that they would ever realize/admit they made mistake... Not mention fixing it... I would love to be wrong in my lack of hope.
Reply
:iconananaszynska:
AnaNaszynska Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2011  Student Filmographer
Reply
:iconpatrickruegheimer:
PatrickRuegheimer Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2011   Photographer
@07:36Highfive to you! :highfive:
Reply
:iconvicexversa:
vicexversa Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2011  Professional Artist
Reply
:iconvicexversa:
vicexversa Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2011  Professional Artist
@07:36Fail. But, anyway, THIS!
Reply
:iconstuck-in-suburbia:
stuck-in-suburbia Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
@07:35I whole heartedly agree. If I had the ability to submit video, I would gladly make one as well. Because that is bloody brilliant.

Journals and News as deviations is a topic that has been hashed and over-hashed. But a lot of the same opinions are the ones I am hearing: "Do not want".

Also, News makes my heart sad. The point of News is that it has to be noteworthy. That's why there were so few news articles submitted than journals. They were official, and for the important stuff. If there were more News being submitted in the old system than journals, I would have been worried. Not only that, journals account for a hell of a lot of the site's submissions, mostly due to how much easier it is to write how drunk you got at a kegger than it is to create some art. You can't judge how used something is by comparing apples to oranges. If there's quality traffic still on something, it's useful. Case closed.

CSS is not needed in literature deviations. CSS is for journals, when I want to see pretty things. For lit, I want the words. Don't detract from the power of words. I would actually like to know if anyone asked the lit community how they felt about that. Cause they don't seem to be liking the idea, from what I see.
Reply
:iconkenny-e-beck:
Kenny-E-Beck Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2011  Student Interface Designer
@07:36I hadn't even thought of those points but they are all good.
Reply
:iconyourwaywarddestiny:
YourWaywardDestiny Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
@01:35Well, technically, if you want to be an asshat like me, as responding to a quot responding to a quot... quotception... But I digress- my point aside from the quotception, is that if I want to call my Journal a piece of literary art, then it is literary art and should not be looked down on for it. But I'm just being an ass here. Don't mind me. I don't think my journal is art.
Reply
:iconpurpelblur:
PurpelBlur Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
I know this response is late but I'd :+fav: your comment if I could. :lol:
Reply
:iconyourwaywarddestiny:
YourWaywardDestiny Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Pfffft. Thanks.

And I noticed I misspelled quote. I'm such a dunce sometimes.
Reply
:iconfoothepanda:
Foothepanda Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
@07:36Hear, hear!
Reply
:iconicypheonix:
IcyPheonix Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2011  Student General Artist
@07:35Yes, this, I agree. Hopefully they'll realize their mistake and fix this. I mean, couldn't they have implemented the faving option for journals the same way we faved news articles, with the little heart beside them? That would have worked better than what they did.

With so many people unhappy with the change, hopefully they'll do *something*.
Reply
:iconalzrith:
aLzRitH Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
@07:36Like everyone else, I super duper support your side !! :love: You've got lots of point with everything you said !! I've been a deviant for 2 years and yet there's a lot of change in that short time... awh.. dA..
Reply
:iconpetrova:
petrova Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2011  Hobbyist
@07:36Yes, thank you! I so agree with everything you said :clap:
Reply
:iconobsidianxrogue:
ObsidianXRogue Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you for being a voice for those who will not speak out.:love:
Reply
:iconsanguineepitaph:
SanguineEpitaph Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
@07:36I support this wholeheartedly, thank you. <3
Reply
Add a Comment:
 
×

:iconpurpelblur: More from PurpelBlur


Featured in Collections

Others' Journals and DLDs by xlntwtch

Journals by Cassildra


More from DeviantArt



Details

Submitted on
October 31, 2011
Resolution
480×360
File Size
22.2 MB
Length
7m:36s
Mature Content
Yes
Thumb

Stats

Views
3,558 (1 today)
Favourites
76 (who?)
Comments
76
×