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Did you notice how people change dA submission categories a few times, just so their deviations can reach/stay on the front page? 

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279 deviants said Oh, I didn't notice.
18%
88 deviants said It's really sad what people do for popularity.
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61 deviants said Yes, and it sucks.
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29 deviants said They should be reported if they do it all the time.
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24 deviants said Well, I don't mind it.
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5 deviants said We all know it, but noone's brave enough to complain.
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5 deviants said I think that... (comment, please)

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:iconwebidolchiu94:
Webidolchiu94 Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
What's funny about this is that before the new submission page I had no idea which category my things should truly be in. But I've corrected most of them. Never once seen my work on the front page.
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:iconsarah-bk:
Sarah-BK Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Everyone puts photos (especially crap ones) in the Photography> Other section, because it's actually there for photography which is so uncommon, it doesn't fit in any category and so has a high feature in the front page! SO many people overuse it - it pisses me off to put it quite frankly. I made a poll about it earlier this week too...
Oh, my second most favorite is when they put photo-manipulation into photography - that's also highly misleading. And also, when people don't know the difference between editing and photomanipulation...

I always categorize my work in the right category - I'm tempted to do like all the others just so I get some fair exposure of my own work :( Or they put some way to report them... I can't comment on each deviants' work to tell them they've miscatted their work.
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:icontheresahelmer:
theresahelmer Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2013  Professional Photographer
Please don't be mad at me for sharing my honest thought with you and your fans - my reaction is WHO CARES...
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:iconnaked-in-the-rain:
naked-in-the-rain Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2013   Photographer
Honest opinion is always appreciated :heart:

:hug:
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:icondisaya:
Disaya Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I've seen this a lot and it's really annoying and sad that people would do all that on purpose. Is the only way of reporting this, by reporting misplaced deviation?
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:iconfrankt:
FrankT Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I despair of people sometimes >.<
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:iconpato-de-goma:
pato-de-goma Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2013  Student
people do that!?!?!
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:iconsavagefrog:
SavageFrog Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
They should seriously take those miscat reports seriously. :/
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:iconemerald-depths:
Emerald-Depths Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:iconthisplz:
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:iconsavagefrog:
SavageFrog Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
XD I wonder if they actually wrote a FAQ section for it-afterall, it is something that can get people suspended/banned
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:icongreetingsfromhell:
GreetingsFromHell Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2013  Student General Artist
Let them do what they want. I hadn't noticed but if they want to cheat to be on the front page, so be it. I wouldn't want to be there anyway; all you get is about a hundred favs and a few comments. If it makes them feel good to get a bunch of shallow favourites and the title 'popular' then that's their own pathetic business.
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:icondeviantdroid2:
DeviantDroid2 Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
I have never had front page art either. So no one feel bad.
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:iconstonedinc:
stonedInc Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Maybe they are confused with all the categories and sub-categories.
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:iconribbondragons87:
ribbondragons87 Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2013
I don't get it my art has never been on the front page
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:iconskadoske:
Skadoske Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2013  Student Digital Artist
I didn't really notice this, but that's plain evil. If my work is bad, I know it won't get much attention, so I do not even try to make it popular. :/
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:iconstripedpaw:
Stripedpaw Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
I did see that sometimes the same deviations popped up on the front page, but i never really thought about it... I didn't really think anything of it.
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:iconhraundrangi:
Hraundrangi Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
The best thing admins can do is to make one-shot (set only at the beginning by dA user) cathegory and then sort it. Second way is to let other people TAG any deviation to make it finally visible in many cathegories. Last.fm is quite good example of using tags - still, it's a problem with wanna-more-attention. I mean collecting users like "Hey! Can You tell 90 of Your friends on fb to tag my deviation in Photography/Portraits blabla?". Holy Cow haha
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:iconcorpusvermis:
CorpusVermis Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
I think some people miscategorize... and the others are attention whores.
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:icontsalagimahariel:
TsalagiMahariel Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
I think that people should classify it properly and leave it be so peeople can find it easier when they search for one thing. I mean if you accidentally make a mistake or are uncertain its one thing but just to stay on front is silly.
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:iconpeppkitty:
Peppkitty Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
It's just annoying. if it's on the front page because it actually IS popular, that's fine. But for people who "cheat" to get more pageviews.. I don't think they would get much pageviews anyway, unless they did it excessively.
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:iconsuki-rose:
suki-rose Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist

It's a shame that people find the need to go to such measures just to stay on the front page....
Quite frankly, if my art got on the front page, I'd like it to be because I didn't cheat it there.
But, I guess that's how people are these days. They have to be "popular." No matter what the costs...

But I actually didn't know people did do that....
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:iconmadalincmc:
madalincmc Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2013
I never noticed that, thanks for sharing. Anyway I think its sad and lame.. having more pageviews dont make you a better artist.
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:iconsilvertidalwave:
SilverTidalWave Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2013  Student Writer
Huh, I guess I never noticed. Well, I did notice a few pieces of art that were up there for a very long time, but I just thought it was because it was so popular. I guess I'll check from now on. ^^
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:iconnaked-in-the-rain:
naked-in-the-rain Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2013   Photographer
Well, I'm not saying that everyone cheats, but it's getting more "popular" to cheat now.
Some deviations are there for a very long time, really 'cos they are popular and they deserve it...
...and some are there, cos their authors want to be there desperately :giggle:
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:iconsilvertidalwave:
SilverTidalWave Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2013  Student Writer
Ah I see. That kinda sucks really, that they think they have to cheat to be popular. :/

Oh lol, I see...:giggle:
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:iconkuratsu:
Kuratsu Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
o,..,O I never knew if you do that the submission will go back to front page. Meh, I rarely change the category anyway.
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:iconnaked-in-the-rain:
naked-in-the-rain Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2013   Photographer
No, they don't go back to front page, but some of the categories are already more exposed than the others, so deviants choose them in order for their images to get more exposure and get featured on the front page.
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:iconkuratsu:
Kuratsu Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
oh. That's stupid in my opinion. Art is not for you to get fans or whatever, art is for you to express yourself and have fun doing it =.= but guess not all think the same.
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:iconnaked-in-the-rain:
naked-in-the-rain Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2013   Photographer
Exactly. Everyone kind of wants to be popular, but you shouldn't sell your soul for a few favorites more. If people like your work and if it's good, it will get noticed eventually (:
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:iconkuratsu:
Kuratsu Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
True. that's why I love the people who like me art without me doing much. I don't have many people noticing me but that doesn't make me not want to draw/write/ take photos and so on.
Another thing, if you want more exposure it's an easy none cheating way to do it = join groups and add your art there. Problem solved :)
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:iconnaked-in-the-rain:
naked-in-the-rain Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2013   Photographer
I wish I could facebook like your comment :giggle: :thumbsup:
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:iconkuratsu:
Kuratsu Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
XD lol that would be funny :yoda:
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:iconzee-who:
Zee-Who Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2013  Hobbyist
I did notice that some deviations stay on the front for a very long time but it never crossed my mind to check if there was something wrong with them.
I will check from now on.;)
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:iconnaked-in-the-rain:
naked-in-the-rain Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2013   Photographer
(:
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:iconchli:
CHLI Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
:iconpixiecold: is thinking about leaving dA because everyone keeps on reporting her even though she puts them in the right category. If you get reported for a miscat you're not allowed to be on the front page anymore. The sad part is they don't even review the report =/
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:iconsarah-bk:
Sarah-BK Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Do they? Poor Pixie - she's so damn talented - I'm glad she reaches the front page 'cause it's always a piece of awesome that makes its way there.

Though it does get a bit annoying when popular people post work which is not that impressive (sometimes they're actually quite bad...), and because they have a lot more watchers, get their work to the front page anyway...
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:iconchli:
CHLI Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
She really is =( She wrote a journal about is, if you want to check it out
I don't really mind that much. Though I find it quite stupid when people :+fav: someone's work JUST because they're popular.
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:iconsarah-bk:
Sarah-BK Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Shes still coming up on the front page so that's good :)

You know, I wonder if that's the reason why they favorite their deviations, or its just that now they have such a wide fanbase there's more exposure to their work... Or both...
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:iconchli:
CHLI Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Oh really? That's good, I don't visit the front page often.
I don't know exactly...sorry.
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:iconsarah-bk:
Sarah-BK Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
That's alright :) i just happened to come across a painting of hers the same day i replied to you :)
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:iconchli:
CHLI Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I see, her stuff is amazing. And she's not really loosing business, when I saw a painting of hers in my inbox it already said sold =)
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:iconsarah-bk:
Sarah-BK Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Yeah :)
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:iconchli:
CHLI Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Oh really? That's good, I don't visit the front page often.
I don't know exactly...sorry.
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:iconnaked-in-the-rain:
naked-in-the-rain Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2013   Photographer
I know, that's just plain evil. I agree with her on that, 'cos it's mean to report people out of jealousy, only 'cos they really don't cheat and make good art.

It's sad that many people choose different categories for their submission just to reach/stay on the front page, so they change and change and change dying to be there on the front page.

I myself reported many misplaced deviations, and it was mostly totally missed category deviations (drawing posted in photography, or photography posted in traditional art) but I didn't get any feedback. I guess many of genuine reports aren't reviewed properly, as you say.
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:iconchli:
CHLI Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
It's absolutely awful that people can't get on the front page through effort that they cheat =/
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