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Just Fav It by lostforeveragain Just Fav It by lostforeveragain
If anyone ever views this stamp... I'll just put my argument down here...

IT IS PERFECTLY FINE TO FAV WITHOUT COMMENTING.
Why would it not be? So you enjoy getting comments. Okay. Everyone does. And everyone likes getting favourites on their deviations. Okay. A lot of people do. So you insist on both or none at all. You're forgetting this is an internet site where people can do what they want.

This scenario happens to me a lot: I'm browsing through DA and I see a pic I like. Maybe it's a cool digital art dragon, or some fanart, or a photo of a cute cat. I will most likely add it to my faves. I may or may not comment.

Why? Because I don't have anything to say. Because there are plenty comments saying what I would say. Because what I would say is "It looks cool" or "I like it" or "Nice colors" and I'd rather not waste my time.

And it might come up that I'm not picky on what I add to my faves, that they don't really matter like they do for other people.
THAT IS SO TRUE.
I am careful with what I add to my favourites, but I add what I like. If I like the pic, 99% of the time it'll go to my faves. I like to go through them when I'm bored and enjoy all of the art I've found in the past.
And no, not every one of those pics has a comment from me. I just don't have anything to say sometimes.

And maybe you're one of those people I've favourited something, and I didn't have any crit or comments to add. Maybe you will post a comment on my devPage telling me to go comment. My answer is no. You're acting like comments are life or death, like those people desperate for pageviews.

You say that you won't thank me for faving if they don't comment? Okay, sure. Don't thank me. I don't fav pictures for your benefit, I do it for mine, and I'm sure there are a lot of people out there who agree.

If (and only if) I'm in a generous mood and I see a pic I like that was "COMMENT BEFORE FAVING" or something similar in the description, I might add a "cool" or "nice" or something like that and fav it. Because you wanted a comment, right? And Allah forbid you are one of those people who insist on you pointing out everything you like and giving a heart-felt critique, because it just won't be your day, and it probably never will be if you're that nitpicky.


Okay, the end of my nice "little" rant. Hope you enjoyed it.
I love arguing so please post any challenging viewpoints.


Edit: You can favourite this without commenting. Or comment if you want. That's the whole point, do what you want.

Edit 2: Lol thanks for all the views... I can't beleive it's at over a thousand, that's so sick. xD Looking back I think I did a real good job proving my point! Kudos for me, lol. Thanks again for all the faves, comments, and views on this!
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MLPSketchComics Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
i DON'T CARE AS LONG AS I KNOW SOME ONE IS SEEING IT!!
(sorry caps)
I just like knowing at least somebody looked at it. I actually dread comments because my art is NOT that good. ^^;
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Raging-Ball-Of-Fury Featured By Owner May 10, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I agree with everything in the description
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LoveOrMadness Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
It's ridiculous for someone to get mad just because a person doesn't leave a comment and just faves...and what's wrong with that? I agree, I consider faves to be compliments. And sometimes I honestly don't know what to say when I leave a comment because I want it to be meaningful, not repetitive of what someone else probably said before me. I guess I'd have to be in a certain kind of mood to leave a nice comment or critique. If I fave something, I like it. If I fave multiple artworks by the same artist, that means I enjoy their work, whether or not I do leave a comment.
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VimituHanna Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2014   General Artist
What makes it even worse is when they act like a total bitch and start a shit storm when you don't comment. Happened 6 times to me. Getting harassed or threatened over a comment. When I comment, I'd like my comments to be meaningful, not just a "cool", "nice", "I like it", etc. I don't fave something unless I truly love it. To be harassed for not leaving a comment on art I love, is pretty awful. Honestly, if someone puts "Comment before you fave" I am much less likely to do either. I honestly think they should be grateful. Bitching at people for complimenting(I consider :+fav:s to be compliments) is just ridiculous. Besides, I am not that great at leaving meaningful comments on art. Mostly stamps is what I comment on.
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Pyramid-HeadApproves Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I know right? I'd rather have someone :+fav: without commenting than not faving my deviation because they don't want to comment
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Happy-Cat-Graystripe Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I don't mind when people ask politely to comment if you fave but it is so stupid when people do a rant about wanting one measly comment. 
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MirandaMcGeo Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2013  Student Filmographer
I never knew that was regarded as a bad thing. Funny how weird DA etiquette can get. 
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Eternities22 Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I've had about six people ask me why I didn't leave a comment, and think I'm one of those fave trolls who favourites everything on the newest page just to lure idiots to his/her profile.
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MirandaMcGeo Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2014  Student Filmographer
That's just so weird to me that people have a problem with that. 
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TobiasLaFae Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2013
Preach it :clap:
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