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Re: dA in ruins?
« Reply #30 on: July 10, 2007, 03:33:05 pm »
Holy dear god this post is from way back in 2005.  :D
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Re: dA in ruins?
« Reply #31 on: July 10, 2007, 07:59:06 pm »
LOL.  :D

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Re: dA in ruins?
« Reply #32 on: November 13, 2007, 06:34:40 am »
Scary to come back here and find my old old topic was bumped. Eeek.

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Re: dA in ruins?
« Reply #33 on: November 17, 2007, 12:56:20 pm »
Ironically, all these years after the thread gets necro'd, I would still argue that I consider dA to be a hellhole.

The rift in features between paid/unpaid now is ridiculous; at least at LiveJournal you still have lots of functionality for basic stuff, and if you don't want to pay you can put up with ads. And quite frankly, I see no reason to pay for dA subscriptions when my page basically remains ignored either way; at least on Gaia I get something for wasting my money. ;)

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Re: dA in ruins?
« Reply #34 on: November 17, 2007, 06:14:28 pm »
DA has PAID account/subscription options now? That sounds like a scam in the making. I mean, what do they give you that's worth real world money? It was one thing to advertise, or even to take profit perentages off prints/shirts/stuff, but to limit features of a website so they can charge for more. Hmm... maybe the market/need for another art site IS there.

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Re: dA in ruins?
« Reply #35 on: November 17, 2007, 11:06:55 pm »
These are the features listed on the subscriptions page:

"   * Get up to 120 Deviations per page when browsing
    * Browse with No Ads
    * Browse Way Back all the way to 2000
    * Customize 20 slots on your front page
    * Download art to your Mobile Phone with deviantMOBILE(1)
    * Make journals with Polls, Forum, Shoutbox, and even CSS"

$4.95 for a month, $7.95 for three months, or $29.95 for a year... I certainly wouldn't shell out money for such features when I have my very own website to customize ;)
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Re: dA in ruins?
« Reply #36 on: November 18, 2007, 08:30:40 pm »
These are the features listed on the subscriptions page:

"   * Get up to 120 Deviations per page when browsing
    * Browse with No Ads
    * Browse Way Back all the way to 2000
    * Customize 20 slots on your front page
    * Download art to your Mobile Phone with deviantMOBILE(1)
    * Make journals with Polls, Forum, Shoutbox, and even CSS"

$4.95 for a month, $7.95 for three months, or $29.95 for a year... I certainly wouldn't shell out money for such features when I have my very own website to customize ;)


Sheezyart has those features for free, anyways. :P
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Re: dA in ruins?
« Reply #37 on: November 21, 2007, 10:01:36 pm »
SheezyArt lets you browse and post in peace, eh?

*necro's her account there* Might be worth it to post some pages over there. Not like my dA and FA pages are doing much now anyways.

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Re: dA in ruins?
« Reply #38 on: January 19, 2009, 12:43:31 am »
SheezyArt is the place to be, eh?  Well, I definately dislike dA's profiteering.  What is FA?

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Re: dA in ruins?
« Reply #39 on: January 19, 2009, 01:56:46 am »
Just for the record, it's not cheap to host mass amounts of image content. I don't entirely blame DA for starting to charge for some things if they've been doing it for free for a long time if they are losing out on shit. However, it's one of them things that should probably be implemented into *new* users and just grandfather in old users.
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Re: dA in ruins?
« Reply #40 on: February 21, 2009, 02:52:33 am »
People keep necromancing my thread. Holy cow.

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Re: dA in ruins?
« Reply #41 on: February 22, 2009, 06:46:12 pm »
HAHA, zombie threads FTW.
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