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Deviations In Storage Stamp by wintercool612 Deviations In Storage Stamp by wintercool612
I'm okay with people temporarily locking their art. But no one ever does. They lock it away forever to ensure that I will always know what I'm missing out on. You might as well delete it instead of wasting dA's server room.

Seeing deviations in storage is also a waste of time. I have more deviations to look through because so many people lock up their art.
I don't want locked deviations cluttering up my favorites.
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TwinTwosGirl Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2017  Professional General Artist

I think they’ve stopped the ‘in storage’ image from appearing in people’s favorites, because I haven’t seen it appearing this year (yay!!). But back when it showed, I was the exact same way. Every time I saw it in my faves, I’d unfave that picture because there was really no point in having it in my faves if I couldn't see it. It was especially annoying when the artist would put it in storage, like, a few days after I added it to my faves…which really didn’t make sense. If you just newly uploaded it to your gallery, and people love it enough to add it to their favorites, then why put it in storage?? :confused: And I hate even more when people put stamps in storage. That makes even less sense since you put them up for people to use.

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wintercool612 Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
Now that you mention it, I haven't seen any either. I hate knowing when good art is no longer on dA :|
I feel the same as you, why not just delete it??? Otherwise, it's just wasting dA's server space.
I'm so glad they fixed it.
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TwinTwosGirl Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2017  Professional General Artist

Yeah, I’m thinking they finally changed that. They must have got enough complaints about it. I'm glad, too, that they fixed it. At least now I don't have to go through my favorite folders and do a cleaning out of all the in storage images, which took up a lot of time.

Well, in a way, I DO see a reason for having storage. From what I understand, I think the whole purpose of it was for copyright reasons. It was to give artists a way to keep their art online and under their account after they no longer wish to show it publicly (for whatever reason) in case someone stole it and claimed it as being theirs. If the artist ever needs to prove it truly belongs to them, they can bring it out of storage to show and it will still have the original upload date on it, and it will be in THEIR gallery, too, proving they're the original owner and copyright holder of the art. So, no, it isn't a waste of server space. Since I'm now a published author, I've more and more come to understand the importance of stuff like this and how it all works within the past several years.

The problem lies in that Deviantart (as usual) just introduced the feature too quickly and without thinking the whole thing through, and I think that’s what made so many of us hate it. From the very beginning, any artwork put in storage should not have continued being visible on the site and in people’s favorites with an ugly, eyesore image (it was worse when you had more than one showing). It should just quietly and discreetly disappear from view when someone puts it in storage, like it, apparently, does now. If it had done that from the beginning, I don't think it would have been so annoying to the rest of us.

I also feel like some people abused the system at first, too, by constantly putting their art in storage with really no reason behind it other than they can now do it (like I said, I hate it when I fave a pic and the artist puts it in storage a few days after...which doesn't make sense). And that added to the annoyance of the feature.

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wintercool612 Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
>Well, in a way, I DO see a reason for having storage. From what I understand, I think the whole purpose of it was for copyright reasons.
I hope that whoever is using storage has a good reason. Your theory is a really good reason that I haven't thought of. I couldn't think of any reason to use storage. Except, I don't know for sure what information can be accessed when it's in storage. I guess the user can always take it out of storage if needed. From what I can tell, dA doesn't do anything about art theft. I'm sure having real copyright allows you to have power over your work.


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waningmoon7 Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
AMEN!!! :iconclappingplz:

I thought I was the unique who did it. Good to know that there is a stamp about it and I'm not the only one who has this habit! :hug:
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wintercool612 Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
I can't help, but hate the deviations in storage habit.
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waningmoon7 Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Before putting any work in my account, I think 10 times if I really want to show that there (just to avoid the storage).
If I change my mind, later, I rather delete the work or reupload that - but NEVER store.
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wintercool612 Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
It's good you think about whether or not something is worth sharing. It saves you a lot of time in the long run.
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STONEDSergal Featured By Owner Edited Sep 21, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
What's even the point of locking deviations?
But it really only irks me when a commission I paid for is locked and I can't save it back in case I lost the file...which has happened before.
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wintercool612 Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
That really sucks. I would contact the artist and ask if they can send you the file privately.
You can also back up important files online. I can recommend free services if you want.
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IsellaHowler Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2015  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
I've come across this once, but it was a while ago. I come across it more on youtube, so I guess I can relate. :P It does get kind of annoying.
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wintercool612 Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
I really wish artists would delete their deviations instead of locking them.
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IsellaHowler Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2015  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Yeah, that does seem like a better thing. When it's in storage or locked then it's like it's taunting you, you know it's there but there's no way to do anything about it. DX
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wintercool612 Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
I hate being taunted. :C
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IsellaHowler Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2015  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Me too. :c
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Blackbelt2297 Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
True...true, everyone hates deviations being locked up when it's their favourite work 
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wintercool612 Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Even some of my all time favorite artwork in my "AMAZING" favorites folder has been locked. That art is so good there's no reason to hide it.
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Blackbelt2297 Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
that must really suck not being able to see your favorite artwork. 
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wintercool612 Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Sometimes it does. I respect the artist's wish to hide it though.
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Blackbelt2297 Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
of course 
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Siobhan68 Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2015  Professional General Artist
Amen. I do so too and hate storage with a vengeance!
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wintercool612 Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
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