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What type of feedback/response do you feel is most impactful for new deviants?

44,057 deviants said Meaningful comments (Profile Page or deviations)
8,130 deviants said "Welcome message" from a fellow deviant with similar interests
11,935 deviants said Having a deviation Favorited or Collected
2,680 deviants said Being shown artwork related to relevant interests/tastes
13,270 deviants said Obtaining new Watchers

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Maxi-Moran Featured By Owner 12 hours ago
Being ignored, that way, people learn their place sooner.
P-086 Featured By Owner 18 hours ago  Hobbyist General Artist
Being told that your art is terrible is generally the most impactful; even if you are good, the human mind likes to focus on the negatives, and ultimately the twenty people that disliked something get more attention than the 2,000 that liked it.
NekoHimi Featured By Owner 4 days ago  Hobbyist General Artist
Comment and feedback ofcourse. But that seems impossible to get these days without having 5000+ watchers
AlexEchofall Featured By Owner 5 days ago  New member Hobbyist Digital Artist
It's complicated. I'm not very popular on DA so it's hard to explain. Though compliments are nice, meaningful comments have to come from different types of people, rather than the same people or different groups. It can't be a friend or it feels less from the heart or forced. Watchers feel like more people accept you and your art and favorites aren't as special either.
27157 Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2014  New member Hobbyist General Artist
all of these count in.
wmhearts Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2014
I would have enjoyed these 2 years on deviantart so much more if i actually had gained watchers

Now whenever I see relatively new users with no watchers and potential i try to follow them
PaulAndTheBeatles Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2014  New member
All of those things are really nice for a new member.
Pokesm-ART Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
sadly some deviants favorite things just becuz they want you to be their watcher. It annoys me when people just shove my art into a folder that doesn't mean anything, and that gets added to every 5 seconds
zive Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2014
I feel as though watchers are the most helpful.  This site is not as newbie friendly as it was years ago, sadly, and a lot of wonderful and talented artists aren't showcased the way they should be.
AuroraStardust13 Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2014  New member Student General Artist
I'm new to the site and unsure of my art. I don't get many comments and it makes me think I have bad art and that no one likes what I do. 
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