No I am not leaving, I have a new job at Lifetouch photography and life is happening, that factor combined with the disappointment with this site over the past couple years is one reason. From glitches that have lasted nearly a presidential term, to the disregard by the administration on several subjects like art theft and allowing trolls to do as they please. Honestly, I'm sure dA was much easier to police 11 years ago when I first joined. But it just seems that things were much easier to do back in the day on here before they started trying to become a social media site. Call me old timer, but most of the recent features released on dA since 2009 I have no use for. I still use the same features I have always used since joining in 2004. I'm not the one to complain about change usually, I kind of embraced most of their layout changes actually. There are just certain features here that tell me dA is focusing more on trying to become Facebook. Granted there are a lot of features Facebook has that deviantART could benefit from piggybacking, but I have not seen many of those implemented. For example I don't and never have needed a news feed on here, if I had something to say like I do now I will always post it here and that has not changed the entire time I've been a member here. For now deviantART has moved in a direction that I don't really like a whole lot, there is hope for this to be a vibrant community and it still in fact is. As admin of dAStreet
I have been battling a voting glitch in the group, that I first reported to the admins in 2012 I think, low and behold it still exist. This is disappointing! No glitches should last this long. I've had other glitches that were fixed in 6 months like the period of time when I couldn't use drag and collect. When I first joined it seemed like most bugs were eradicated in less than a month's time. It seems that as technology got better we got worse?
1. This site will remain my archive site my posting will be consistent. I will keep this site up as it means a lot to me and my history as a photographer.
2. I am leaving roles at some groups and giving away Sports-Central
, if you're interested contact me. I will remain at TRFN thought for certain, may not be as active as I use to but I can still perform my admin role. We-Give-a-Dam
is definitely going to remain in my control. Other than it and TRFN the future of other operations is still up in the air unless I have already demoted myself.
3. As I said before I might end up being a deadbeat watcher, but that does not mean you won't ever get feedback from me. Part of my goal when I joined dA 11 years ago was to become professional and now that I have that it will certainly be more of my life now. I mean despite my complaining about dA my gallery is unique as it is a time line of my transition from beginner to pro.