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How to suggest a Daily Deviation

Mon Jun 17, 2013, 6:22 AM

Hello!


According to one of our polls at Traditionalists, there are many people who don't know how to suggest a Daily Deviation - too many, really. In this article you'll learn all about suggesting DDs: it'll be focused on Traditional Art category, but the general rules are the same for all the categories on dA.


Getting started


So you've just encountered an outstanding work - or had one for ages in your favourites - and you'd like it so much to be seen by everyone on dA. Before you suggest anything, you need to check if its author had a DD within past 6 months, as one deviant can have only 1 DD per 180 days. How? Add "dds" to their profile address, so:

username.deviantart.com
 would turn into
username.deviantart.com/dds

You may also reach that page by clicking "browse" in deviant's gallery (top left, between "featured" and "scrapbook"). If the deviant has at least one DD, below their works there will appear "username's daily deviations" link. If they have no DDs, nothing will appear.



Under each DD's miniature there's a date of the feature written in order month/day/year. Has this deviant got a DD within the past six months? If yes, you need to wait with suggesting another work from their gallery. And if not, let's proceed to the next step.


Finding the right CV


You've already checked that the deviant had no DD within past six months. Perhaps in the mean time you've found an even better work in their gallery. Time to check the deviation's category, you'll find that listed right under the deviation's title and author. If you suspect that the work is miscategorised, you can report it by hitting a button under deviation's statistics.


So, is it in Traditional Art? Remember that Traditional Art has some subcategories that are covered by specific CVs, like typography or street art. Time to hunt for a Traditional Art Community Volunteer! An up-to-date list of all CVs can be found in this part of Help FAQ and in this communityrelations' journal. They're organised by categories, so you'll easily find what you're looking for.


Preparing the suggestion


Let's talk about making the suggestion itself. You've found the right CV, time to show him or her the fabulous work you've encountered.

CVs prefer receiving a suggestion via note, making it easier to organise, above of all. Posting a suggestion in a comment on CV's profile isn't the best idea, it can get lost after a couple of days. Hence go to the CV's profile and hit the note button in the profile top bar or reach your notes center and click to write a new note.

Note's title: preferably "DD suggestion", remember the "easy to organise" part.

Deviation: instead of just inserting a link (which is not wrong, of course), it's much better if you paste the deviation's thumbnail code, you can find it on the right, below groups and above deviation's statistics, it looks like :thumbxxxxx:, where xxxxx is deviation's ID number.


You can also include an explanation why you think the work should be featured and if you'd like to remain anonymous as a suggester.



Suggesting your own work


You are allowed to suggest your own works, of course. Don't be ashamed about that - if noone around takes care of it, why wouldn't you do it yourself? You've created your dA account to have people see your works, this is just the same.


After sending the suggestion


Be patient. You're not the only one to make a suggestion and a CV is a volunteer, not an employee, they spend their free time on dA, and they've got jobs, schools and life to deal with. Some CVs reply to all received suggestions, some reply only to accepted or misplaced ones, some don't reply at all. But it's all about the artwork, not about the suggester, isn't it?


Your own features


You actually don't have to suggest DDs to get deviations showcased, dA allows you to post thumbnails of deviations in a journal, so you are able to create your own feature articles. How about making a little serie showing your favourite creations? 

You can post thumbnail codes that can be found on the right on deviation's page. The thumbcode also has a small option - you can add "big" in the code, so it'll look like :bigthumbxxxxx: and the deviation's picture in your journal will be bigger.

Another way to do it is to use sta.sh: when composing a journal entry in Sta.sh Writer, you can insert deviations from a menu on the right, from your gallery, your favourites and from whenever on dA by using the search bar, typing in either deviant's nick or deviation's title. In sta.sh you can adjust image's size at will, it's not determined like with thumbnail codes.

Anyone can do that - so why you wouldn't?




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:iconelafrum:
Elafrum Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2014  New member Hobbyist
Um, thanks! >u<
But, what's a CV?
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:iconstelari:
STelari Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
CV stands for a Community Volunteer, and that used to be named a Gallery Moderator (:
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:iconelafrum:
Elafrum Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2014  New member Hobbyist
Oh thanks again! oFTo
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:iconlinnealaloca:
LinneaLaLoca Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2014  Hobbyist
Thanks so much ^^
You made clueless little me very happy :D
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:iconjuritanaka:
juriTanaka Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
This journal is very informative. But I think that suggest myself don't works. I never see a DD suggested by the artist that made the featured art. And nobody wants to suggest me :( a group said that my newest art never can be a DD, so they declined. I can see anymore the forums with deviants that are suggesting DD. I tried to put my art in more than 100 groups do advertise but I only get a few more than 100 views :( while some deviants get 100 views per day. A DD could help me much, but I'm a terrible artist I'll never get a DD that I desire so much :(
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:icontheowl68:
TheOwl68 Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you for this :)
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:iconyamiselina:
YamiSelina Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you! Just what I was looking for ^^
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Teddy-Cube Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
thank you very much :hug:
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MajorasMasks Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
Easy to read, thanks you. I just suggested a DD.   :)
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:iconstelari:
STelari Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Good to hear, keep it up (:
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