So, the new symbols are causing quite a ruckus. Like most people, I prefer the old symbols -- I've been here for more than 7 years and you get accustomed to these things. They become a part of the deviantART culture. I don't mind the new changes that much though. I have to admit that my little star doesn't look all that bad. However, one thing I don't like is that non-premium members have been completely stripped of a symbol. To me, this is giving the message that if you don't have a symbol, you don't have status here. It places too much importance on the symbol, in my opinion. What do you think about the changes?
As usual, I've bitten off more than I could chew and I'm juggling my job, school, groups, projects, assignments and family. I got back to Germany on the 17th of September and I still haven't managed to completely unpack my suitcase. But, as usual, when it rains, it pours
People on the internet
I've been making a conscious effort to be more community active because I love this place and I wish I could be as active as I used to be when I started my club %PhotographersClub
. Things always seem to get in the way and I didn't really focus on getting to know people outside of my group -- mostly because chatrooms and forums were very intimidating. I recently started visiting the chatrooms to give it a try and I really liked it, mostly because I was in game rooms where people are fun.
The devart chatroom, though, is not as friendly. If you try to talk to certain people, they'll ignore you or even tell you to "fuck off" for no justifiable reason. I guess people already formed their cliques over the years.
It's sad because the thing I loved most about dA when I joined was the happy, open-minded and welcoming community spirit. I guess that doesn't apply to the main chatrooms. Maybe I just tried it on a bad day. I don't understand it though. What's the purpose of being unkind or aggressive towards a stranger on the internet? Anonymity is sometimes a terrible thing.
Anyway, enough of my sulking. Luckily, I know a lot of other people who're pretty awesome and keep me here.
Have you had any bad chatroom or forum experiences?
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