So, the latest journal that DA has left is pretty much the last nail in the coffin for me. Why;Well it's because they're trying to make themselves look not as bad as they actually are. Let's take a look at the stuff they've done in the past:
-Ignored most of their users' cries for issues ranging from art theft to minor bugs
-Never listened to when their community's majority says "NO"
when they add a new feature. Last time I checked, "NO" has always meant "NO," regardless of the two parties' relationship, whether it be romantic, familial, platonic, business, or even acquaintances
-Points are shit currency, not to mention it harbors the mentality that one's hard work is worth less than it actually is, considering that the USD
oints is 5.00:400 and most will only buy stuff at 400 points or less. If you do continue to use DA as one of your platforms where you do commissions, consider your country's currency over this idiotic points shindig
-Their share system is terrible since it allows you to post one's work onto a different platform without it ever notifying the original artist
I've been using DA on different account since middle school, ironically because I keep insisting that I'll be leaving. The reasons that kept me coming back is that I've never been able to find another proper art platform, DA has a ridiculously large community, and the Original Character Tournament community is probably the best community I've ever been a part of and can only be found here.
However, that has changed in recent years. I've been very active on tumblr, and will probably continue to do so until I find another platform. Plus, they've been very clear with their FAQ's content since last year, making it easy for even the everyday individual to read and understand their system (granted, it's not perfect, but it's better than here). Leaving here will definitely make me miss the OCT community, and I do hope the sport of OCTs spreads outward from DA, and onto other sections of the internet since there's a very special charm to both the concept and its community.
Thus, I'll be packing up my bags after participating in Regicide-OCT and Mulligrubs-OCT (which I intend to apply to). If any of you would like to go on OC shenanigans with me, or just to chat, feel free to contact me via notes and I'll provide you with my usernames so we can role-play, collaborate, etc.
I'll miss you all </3