Now they want to make this site even more simplified because some newbies can't get the hang of it the second they make an account.
Part of the experience on da is getting to explore the functions and gadgets, there is no need to dumb it down to a point an infant can use this site, I thought they didn't want all the little kids hanging out here.
We live in an age where it is promoted to dumb everything down so people don't even have to think for a second about how anything works, Da is not complicated, it was not when I first joined and it is not now!
What IS confusing is having to adjust to all the redesigns every few months. Don't fix what is not broken...
If people need a dumb downed version of Deviant art they can use the damn app!!
I'm getting sick of admins never listening to what we actually want changed, like a search function in your note section NOT a chat like system...
How about a search function in your friendlist? We have been asking for those for years
We don't want some vague number that tells us nothing about what kind of messages we received, it was split up with a reason, so you could quickly see what kind of messages you got so you could prioritise!
You know what also would be great? If they did something about the porn, fetish art and selfie problem, each time I log in I am spammed with anal, porn, pony porn and bloating art that I do not wish to see!
This site used to be about art and now I almost feel ashamed of telling people I have an account because they associate it with the things stated above.
Fix those things and leave this site alone, and if you're so set on making another shitty redesign at least give us the option to choose the old design.
LISTEN FOR ONCE! I used to be a paying customer and enjoy my time here, but with all these unnecessary and dumb changes the experience changed and I no longer enjoy this site like I used to.
I'm not opposed to all the changes, just the many changes that turned a fine community and site into deviantbook 1.0 and changed it into something it is not, and too many updates in too little time.
Why should a majority have to adjust to yet more dumbing down for a minority of new users that can't take a few minutes to adjust to a new site, it says more about their intelligence then it does about the site.
If you are like me and don't want these unnecessary changes, support this journal and let our voices be heard for once!!
A Petition Opposing 'Site Simplification'This journal entry was made in response to these changes: Beginnings of Site Simplification.
I have only been on Deviantart for a short time compared to others, but when I first started in December last year, I found it very easy to navigate and explore.
The changes (which seem like they'll go ahead whether they listen to this or not) threaten the way we interact with and use Deviantart. By replacing the menus for messages and notes with numbers, I believe it will put new users off and make things more complicated and irritating than simple.
I do not think it is a good idea for a site with this big a community to make sudden changes without at least listening to the ideas and input of the community itself.
If you do not agree with the "Site Simplification" changes, please favourite this journal or leave a comment and help spread this petition to others who also oppose these changes. This journal w