*Looks At Nametag*
Anyone watch The Big Bang Theory?
Great show. On dA, sometimes I feel a little like Sheldon at the Computer Store
. I guess it's because a lot of my journals include information about FAQs, policy, and pornography, but I seem to always be getting notes from people (usually friends, sometimes not) asking me questions about their work... and OTHER people's work. I also get questions about Journal CSS (I mean, not even about my own journal CSS... other people's.)
Now, I really don't mind answering these questions as a friend (that means, if I KNOW you.) In fact, I really do love you guys and if I can help you I would love
to. I don't mind helping out strangers either, but I just want everyone to know that even though I do try to spread the word about dA activities and policy I'm not omnipotent in that department. My opinion may not be the opinion of dA staff, so please keep that in mind when contacting me.
As for people noting me on whether or not to report someone elses' deviation
OR noting me that I should take care of a certain miscat or PV
. First of all, I do not have the power to do anything you can't do. If you feel like it should be looked at, either contact Help Desk or Report It
. If you're questioning your own work
you can contact me, but I will just give you my opinion and point you into the right direction of who to ask. That direction usually being either the Help Desk or the Gallery Director for the gallery your deviation is submitted under.
If you just want my personal opinion, help, or advice, then please don't hesitate to contact me. Just know that I don't work here and my advice/opinions may differ from staff and I don't have the power to take deviations down. I would definitely be happy to help anyone who need help.
Links That Will Help You
Using Tags on dA
dA's own Elizabeth Taylor made a great poll recently, Nudes can go anywhere in the Photography galleries as long as the mature content tag is on. Are you sure we need more sections?
If you've never thought about it, it certainly is interesting. At least in Artistic Nude, there are a variety of photography sub-set that could be used. See, Artistic Nude can technically be put into any gallery (like conceptual), but I think it's hard to search in AN when so many ANs are posted all over the photography section.
agrees, and she's making it her mission to educate us deviants about the use of dA's tag (called "keywords") system. I rarely actually use this system, because I didn't realize the importance of them. You can actually use dA's tags system as a subcategory for your photography etc. It's not only much easier for deviants to find your work, it's easier to classify
Me and her also are talking about pitching a new keywords system or addition to, called "auto-keywords". I'd love to get your ideas on it.
1. (Like you said) putting more focus and education in keywords/tags. (Because to tell you the truth, I don't use them at all.)See full convo
2. dA redesigning the use of tags/keywords. I think it would be really cool if there were auto-keywords that you could click on above the text box. Auto-keywords could be things such as "Portrait" "Classical" "Artistic Nude" "Conceptual".
Suggested Use: Conceptual, Portrait, Macro, [etc]
Frequently Used: Bewarecalamity, Linda, photography, photomanipulation
Others In This Category Have Used: Artistic, Nude, Black, White, Darkroom
When clicked on each of the links or "tags" will be added to the textbox!
Aloha! My name is Linda Belle, but you can call me Linda Bizzle, LB, or sexy thang. I've been stirring up all kinds of gossip on dA since 2006 (most of it false, but don't tell anyone!) You may have seen me lurking around spanking people, but in real life I'm very nice. In fact, I would really like to be your friend. You may have noticed this giant blue cyclops that stalks me. His name is Cyanide. He doesn't really do anything except drool and stare, so don't mind him. (Although, he may fart on your profile! Please don't take this personally! He only does it to deviants he loves!) As you can certainly tell, I'm a little odd. I'm sure if you're a nice enough person (like so many deviants I know) you can look past my oddball-ness and love me! I'll love you right back!