OK guys, I don't typically do this but I'm throwing in my two cents. I do not like the new browse popular system
I think its no longer in the hands of the community to decide what they like, when higher ups are allowed to decide which categories the favs count for (Ie. a poem with 100 faves equals and anime picture with 1500 faves. not bashing poetry here and thats not the actual numbers just what my understanding of fairexposure is)
I think the idea sounds great. but its not working. There is stolen artwork on the front page and they aren't even taking it down. That is not a good example of what deviantart is like and fairexposure doesn't work if it promotes things an artist didn't even do over unknown deviants with amazing art! Also if unknown deviants post in popular sections they are going to have to work forever to get higher in the browse!
I do like the idea behind fairexposure, to push unknown deviants higher up in the browse. But i don't think its all been thought through. IT would be great if we could have two feeds on the front page, the old system and the new algorithm system.
If you don't agree with me that is fine, you can even let me know that you don't
but if you do agree, there is a petition for reforming fairexposure getting started right here: [link]
Sorry for the rant guys! I am just very upset about the promotion of stolen artwork! I've been ripped off before just like many of you, and it hurts a lot. If you agree try and spread the word about the petition!
((BTW is anyone else not able to do anything without getting 10 database errors?! I'm about to give up on DA for the day! lol))