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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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Shadowydragon Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2015
Someone once got pissed off at me just because I said it was okay to fav something without commenting. Seriously, you're whole day isn't going to get ruined just because you don't get a single comment.
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Jenny345 Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2015
Yeah.
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Magic-World-of-Winx Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Well said
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CherubFeet Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
You can usually tell if the fave is geniune by looking at the person's favorites/collection that your work has been added to. Some people make bots that automatically favorite everything in the newest section for pageviews. It personally bothers me a lot when people do this because I only want people who actually enjoy my work to favorite it.
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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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CherubFeet Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Some people make bots that fav random art in the newest section for attention and pageviews. You can usually tell you got a bot fav if you take a look at the favorites gallery and your deviation is burried way deep in there (unless they faved your work a while ago).
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MLPSketchComics Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
yeah
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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  Student General 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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GALAXIESx Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2014
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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X-Project-Mage-X Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2013
i favorite without commenting most of the time. but i hate it when people respond with a rude reply and tell me to unfav it and then they block me. that really hurted my feelings. i was only trying to be nice... ;n;
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WazzinGator Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I agree to some parts, but not all.

There's a difference between liking something enough to fav it and feeling like OMGFGGTHISISSOAWESOME. Just faving without commenting keeps the artist from knowing.
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Ocsttiac Featured By Owner May 28, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Ha, you call that a rant? My rant for the opposite is much more in depth. Perhaps you'd like to read? [link]
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Rosareum Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2013   Artist
Not all rants are going to be as explicit and long as yours, please just accept it the way it is
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citynetter Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
You tell em.
Not every deviant is like him.
I'm not like him.
I respect that Deviants have lives outside devART
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ChocolateSmarties Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2013  Professional Writer
True
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TheBillbooper Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
So true.
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thegrayabyss Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2013  Hobbyist
Exactly. Plus it's hard to come up with an original comment that has like...over 100 comments. It just gets repetitive when you get like 500 "cool" or "awesome" comments. It's just ridiculous how some people bawww over not gettiing comments. If you liked it, you liked it.
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Nickersadopts Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2012
I totally agree. People comment and fav what they want when they want. I hate it when people put in there artist comments that you must comment if you fav. It's like you can't tell me what to do when I fav something.
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kayanne21 Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I agree . People who demand comments with their faves are in my opinion, and for lack of a better word, just arrogant. And I don't mean people who ask that if you fave something you leave a comment. I'm talking about the people who genuinely wish they could disable their favourite button. Artwork you submit here is not just for you. It's for everyone and everyone should be able to like something without being obligated to say why. I came across someone saying that people should be thankful for comments like "cool" and "cute". Why? Why should I be thankful for something that took up my time, no matter how small, to tell me something I probably already knew.

This kind of attitude is begging to be pat on the back in my opinion. I don't think there's anything wrong with wanting that, but wishing you could force people to give you a compliment for ever peace of artwork?...
No offence meant but that's just a wee bit pathetic in my eyes.
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yoshi-the-kool Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2012
to me its like the thumbs up button
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IIWinterbreezeII Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2012
That's exactly how I consider Faving without Commenting. :D
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TaTheDragonVampire Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2012  Student General Artist
Yeah I do that a lot. I only comment when I feel like it or to try say something funny. XD
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StarBoy8 Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
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Deus-Lux Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Still would be nice sometimes. :)
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EeveelutionTeam Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
AAAGREEED!!!!!! e.e
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Cerasum92 Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I mostly fave without commenting, sometimes I just don't know what to say. But why should I say something about it if I like it anyway? I'm not a big critic. I like something, I fave it.
I mean... really... I HATE it if people comment with "nice", "cute", "cool".
It's not that I don't appreciate a comment, but is it... that hard to write 3 more words? "It's really cool, I like it" and I'm happy! xD I'm sure you know what I mean and how It feels. On my old account I got so many comments, but they where all that way...
one-word-comments or even just one emote ":D"

I lost the line. However, I don't comment if I don't know what to say... that's what I wanted to say D:
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PHDScienceFan Featured By Owner May 9, 2012
"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. "

I AGREE
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liyaperfidious Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2012
I partially agree with this.
I don't mind people saying just "nice" or "cool", it's for some self-assurance crap that goes in my mind.
But I agree with the person who commented below, faving dozens of deviations and not leaving a single comment can be quite... annoying.
I wouldn't force them to comment though. I just feel dsncfdsknf inside quietly.

Hi.
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WazzinGator Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I feel the same way.
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Danishinterloper656 Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2012
I hate people that just come to you page and favorite EVERY-BLOODY-THING Without even leaving a 1 word comment B[
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Rainclaw-The-Sweet Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I don't agree with this. I want people to comment on my artwork even if it is just a "Good job!" I guess I just want to know what people think.
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Drixtina Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Agreed. While I don't mind a comment here or there, sometimes they're pretty pointless unless you request a critique.
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ajmadee Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2012  Student General Artist
Thank you. what annoys me the most now is when you fav and that little chat box pops up that says "don't forget to comment" it's like i'll comment if i want to comment, please stop haggling me D:
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invislerblack Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2012
yeah this is absolultey right, i am always soo pissed off if people go to my page and say stuff like:
thanks for the fav, please comment
or thanks for the fav, please watchthe rest of my gallery or please watch me or something
and i am thinking like NO DUDE, JUST BECAUSE YOU MADE 1 DAMNED PIECE THAT WAS GOOD DOESN"T MEAN I HAVE TO COMMENT OR WATCH THE REST GEEESH!!!
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wwiggles Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
One person told me to comment on a picture I never heard of,and I didn't even like it.
Then I commented something good,and then he says "You only said that because I told you to comment,right?" Then I got angry
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SinisterBabe Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Love this so much I'm commenting lol
I for one don't care what I get. Comments or faves? Either one makes me super happy :)
It's kind of annoying when artists demand a comment.
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randomgirl1298 Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
This is something that makes sense. Also, I like to comment it later.
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troy-71 Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2011
oh good! dince i always do that anyway! hehe
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KyMoonstar7530 Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
I only comment when I want to. Like, right now. XD
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GraphicsOfAlice Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
I fave SO MUCH works without a comment. At some things there are so much comments, and I don't know if anyone will read it. So, when nobody read my post, why I should add it? _o
Thank you :D
// Alice
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NikolShapiro Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2011
interesting :)
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Terrajaide Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2011
I have to dissagree.
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Anna-Jaganshi Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you for this. Especially since I do that all the time. Either what I have to say has been said or I just don't... know what to say. I like it, I fave it. I dunno what to tell you. D: I just like your arts, mmkay?

But no, anyway. I wish everyone felt this way. ^^'
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