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I was checking one of DA's recent updates and came across a very revolutionary question from a fellow deviant:

Fix by Thiefoworld

And you know what? Yeah! Deviantart: why do you keep fixing what isn't broken? 

I remember when I joined the community almost a decade ago and everything was juuuust right. People were lovely, there was art, there was people and we had just exactly what we needed. But NO DA! You weren't happy with that so you had to keep adding things nobody asked for! Whyyyyy??

For example, we had our lovely and uniform profiles, all of them were exactly the same because we just weren't able to customize them. We coudn't decide what we wanted to show in our profiles like we do now. If you wanted to add things like a gallery folder, or show more than your latest journal entry, or a custom widget, etc. you couldn't! because such things just didn't exist. 

We weren't able to organize our favourites in folders because back in the day, you only had a unique favourites folder and everything was dumped there. Collections? What's that? it was a nightmare to find that useful tutorial you favourited the other day because is now lost in this sea of cute puppies photos and MLP fanarts.

Back in the old days people who wanted to buy stuff, like premium memberships or ask a fellow deviant for a commission, etc. you needed to have access to a credit card or Paypal or figure out another way to pay because Points :points: didn't exist.

Oh and don't get me started on groups. When I first joined if you wanted to start a club you had to open a regular account because groups didn't exist. Running the club was a big hassle because you had to log off your own account and log in the club account and do your work, of course every message and activity within the club went to the club account's message centre, so if you wanted to keep an eye on your club you had to do it this way. You had more than one person running the club? You had to give them the password to access, and believe they would be trustworthy. 

There are a lot more examples, CSS for journals, thumbnails for comments, Mentions, the commission system, even little things like the possibility to vote on a poll directly from your message centre or have forum notifications... such things didn't exist back in the day when I first joined the site.

So yeah, how annoying is to have all these things that make our lives easier nowadays, just because DA decided to fix things that weren't broken. Nobody asked you DA! How dare you? 


Hi! I'm Thiefo. I draw things.

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Deviousness Award

Deviousness Award
`Thiefoworld has made his mission to fill our community with vibrant colours and positive attitude. His illustrations are instantly recognisable and are somewhat iconic at deviantART. Thiefoworld's weekly webcomic is a must read for all deviants, and we love that his journals are filled with community spirit and encouragement for others. You know you've picked the right deviant when you have to double check that he hasn't received the Deviousness Award already.We are absolutely delighted to bestow the Deviousness Award for August 2012 to `Thiefoworld!
-awarded August 2012


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Octamachine Featured By Owner 3 days ago  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hi! Thankyou soo much for give me DD on junee :happybounce: :happybounce: :happybounce:  U're awesome! :happybounce: Love 
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Insanerst Featured By Owner 4 days ago   Digital Artist
Alright, buddy, I need to give you a huge thank you.
When I was just a wee baby here on deviantart you were one of my hugest inspirations. In fact I think my love for 90s/early 2000s cartoons + your art style is what inspired the style I use today.
But no, not only did you have to help me with my art, you helped me become a better person overall because I stalked almost everything you did what. I love everything you do for this community, and I love your positive attitude, I just love you, dang dude.

You're a really great guy and you deserve all the fame you have. I hope one day more people will come across your profile, and discover your amazingness. :heart:
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Endorell-Taelos Featured By Owner Edited Sep 30, 2014   General Artist
:lmao: I think my eye and heart looks a little weird now being squished down to avatar 50x50 size. Don't you think? Or is it just so cute? :B
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uchuubranko Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2014  Student General Artist
m-medal? T__T I see you're one of the invisible hearts team now... :cries:
Thank you so much for all of the priceless time you spent for the community and for your great help in so many ways. :party: :heart:
rest well and perhaps come back like a volcano dragon in the future! :evillaugh:
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Exillior Featured By Owner Edited Sep 24, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
You're awesome. :heart: I mean, seriously.
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