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here's the audio version of this hilarious rant (listen to it while scrolling through this. it's hilarious and slightly different / better than this in some parts) : vocaroo.com/i/s1FV9UFwPu8L
who the hell was the dumbass that thought it would be a good idea to have one of the most wretched internet sensations known to man and implement it as a BROKEN keyword system on DA? i emphasis BROKEN because HOLY SHIT all my keywords in all 448 pictures of mine are FUCKED up now, and i am NOT redoing over 400 pictures' keywords! >.>
dont believe me? lets take a look at some of my pictures. now keep in mind DA thought it would be a good idea to AUTO CORRECT all keywords that already existed, instead of just, ohhhh i dunno, leaving them all as they were ._.
first up: cybernetic royal pegasus guard (that was a fun commission to do, btw)
now this is a big mess here. before, i had my system of just typing in: mlp fim my little pony friendship is magic, followed by stuff like the title of the picture and my DA/artist name, followed by cyberpunk robots and anything related to that and then some misc stuff about the picture. it was fine, and easy, and got the job done.
now lets look at all the wonderful words this system turned it into
mechanical suitarmor rainraining castlenight wingleg fim night princess ponyfriendshipismagic celestia cyber metadragonart ponyfriendship princesscelestia littleponyfriendshipismagic cybernetic cyborg pegasus equestria mylittleponyfriendshipismagic magic pony robot royal mlpfimmylittlepony raining castle cyberpunk guard leg mylittlepony nightrain friendship robotic wings mylittleponyfriendshipis magicprincess furries powersuit rain canterlot mlp power suit armorwings armor fimmy furry littlepony mlpfim mylittleponyfriendship fimmylittlepony mlpfimmy mechanicalrobot cybermechanical friendshipis ismagic mlpfimmylittleponyfriendship legs mylittle littleponyfriendship city wing pegasusguard furriesfurry friendshipismagic
...rainraining? suitarmor? fimmy? look at how many times the same words are repeated in really disjointed ways! like literal half sentences are being produced here! it's like Google Translate went on a 30 language translation spree D: and almost ALL of them are useless, because nobody is gonna fucking go "hmmmm, im gonna look up #wingleg and #mylittle! " rtgettgdthyFUCKING #RAINRAINING!?!?!? at least it kept "cyberpunk" as it's own tag word >.>
now here's where it gets really inconsistent. see, i add the same amount of keywords in all of my pictures; reaching to the maximum amount possible in order to get all the keywords i need in there. you'd think that jumbled mess from before would be present in all my pictures. nope.
here's my foxy the pirate picture
mechanical guy arm fox freddys neck cyber metadragonart cybernetic cyborg ship vulpine nights robot five cyberpunk hot fur pirate robotic badass furries punk sexy animal furry girl hookanthro anthropomorphic arms animatronic cove foxy
...that's it? what's with the severely smaller amount of keywords? it basically kept most of my keywords from before, and then deleted a TON of them and combined two of them together >.> what the fuck?? o.O
now, that is stuff that already existed before. how about all the new stuff you will be uploading in the future? well, prepare to write the exact same fucking words 20 times with different combinations of words in 'em
say you drew some pony art of... lets say twilight sparkle from my little pony (trust me, you'll see why i chose this as an example). without even adding ANYTHING about the scene of the picture or the context, or ANYTHING. here is what you would have to write in to make sure people would actually be able to see the picture:
thats about 29 multi-word hashtag combinations you have to type in that mean the same damn thing. before, all you would have to type in was this: mlp fim my little pony friendship is magic princess twilight sparkle. 11 single WORDS.
-exhales- gaaaaaaah >.> and they only allow like 60 something tags. is that even enough, considering all this bullshit you gotta type in as well? and that doesn't even INCLUDE other stuff about the picture like the setting or anything >.>
the only reason i can even think of why DA decided to use this obviously shitty system was because hashtags are #trending right now. sites like twitter capitalize on hashtags, along with sites like tumblr, instagram, etc. and then FACEBOOK got them. and the only time anyone uses them on that site is if they are some company doing some promotion for their product, and users using them ironically as part of a shitty joke that we find hilarious. why do we find it hilarious? because hashtags... are a joke on their own. i do not like them, especially for tagging keywords on an art site. i may be in the generation that it's suppose to appeal to, but i think they are really fucking childish.
deviantart adding in hashtags in order to capitalize on whats trending on other sites reminds me of when disney made Quack Pack and tried to make the ducks all stereotypically 90's cool kids to appeal to said kids, complete with overdone (cringe-inducing) lingo / attitude and SO many leaning-on-shit-because-im-cool poses. both of these things SUCK.
what can DA do to fix this? well get rid of it. go back to what it had before. this system is broken and it sucks and it makes lives difficult. the fact they had to change all the existing keywords to these weird combinations instead of just keeping all your keywords as separate hashtags is baffling. whoever thought of this idea and whoever agreed to it needs a #slapping.
i swear to gawd, deviantart hashtag campaigns better not become a thing now.
Tyler "MetaDragonArt" Florence Traditional and Digital Artist Western Canada
hey there people, i'm MetaDragonArt ^^ essentially, i just draw stuff day in and day out
so i found my talent for drawing after i drew a picture of garfield when i was 9 years old, which i still got with me to this day drawing is pretty much my life, which i am absolutely fine with, and enjoy i love drawing cartoon characters with more complex shading ^^ everything i draw nowadays is with a black pen ^^ cause pens are cool :3 though it sucks when i screw up, cause i can't fix it, only live with my mistake and cover it up with MOAR SCRIBBLES
so yeah, if you like my stuff, please watch me ^^ and be sure to leave comments on my stuff they make me happy and feel all fuzzy inside ^^
also,i love cyberpunk c:
totally not doing this because of a weird glitch with how i set up this thing
Favorite TV showslilo and stitch, and my little pony: friendship is magic. animaniacsFavorite bands / musical artistsit really depends on what im drawing...Favorite booksfallout equestriaFavorite gamesfallout 3, Bioshock, mirror's edge, lost planet 2Favorite gaming platformgamecubeTools of the Tradepen and paper, photoshop
Males watch Sailor Moon, My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic, Tokyo Mew Mew, Powerpuff Girls, Totally Spies, Hamtaro, My Life as a Teenage Robot, Hi Hi Puffy AmiYumi, The Littlest Pet Shop, Panty and Stocking with Garterbelt... Now that's awesome!