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Should people be allowed to suggest themselves for seniority? (Post your opinion in the comments! Why yes or why not? :D

75 deviants said No
57 deviants said Seniority? :confused:
33 deviants said Yes

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Just-To-Look1 Featured By Owner Edited Aug 16, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
Though it will be cool to suggest yourself to be a senior, I would say no. :no: It feels like you are being too greedy in getting a high honor in deviantART; and, if you're new, someone who just draws badly, or doesn't participate in the community at all, then that's worse. :saddummy: Yep, I agree with all the others who said :icongrumpycatnoplz:.

A seniority is somewhat more like a honor for being a role model rather than an award for "Most Helpful Deviant" or "Most Talented Artist". Remember, people have different ways of trying to help the community. :)

But, what if you have helped the community so much that even the community volunteers will feature you in an upcoming journal, and all the other deviants mention you as a helpful person? :? 
thetaoofchaos Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2014   Writer
I think it's a little absurd to suggest yourself. It's not a position to apply for and it's not like a DD feature. If there was some responsibility or activity that could only be performed by seniors such as with CVs, then it would make more sense to apply. An accolade that represents a form of peer recognition, and which is decided by the community and Fiona is not the sort of thing to request for yourself.  What would you say? 'I feel I've done enough to be recognized and as such, I deserve to be suitably honored'? It just sounds weird.
fourteenthstar Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2014
People can suggest themselves if they want, but I think the question would be far more interesting if it was, "what would you think of someone who suggested themselves for Seniority?" considering it's an accolade, not a position... :D
Thiefoworld Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2014
That would be indeed, a great question! :D
farand Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2014
I agree with what Synfull said about how suggestions should come from the community and not the individual, and I agree with the points that photofroggy made here:…
phoenixleo Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2014
Interesting opinions! \o\
icefire8521 Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I agree with most of those who said no. It feels kinda selfish to nominate yourself. Having another person nominate you means that someone believes that you've contributed to the community, which seniority is. And plus, having another person nominate you feels a lot more special since someone else believes that you're a great person!
Riemea Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I don't think people should be able to self-suggest for seniority. I'm with what Synfull and 3wyl said.
jussta Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
I don't think it'd be a good idea.. Personally I think it'd be nice and kind of cheerful if someone else suggested me for example, you know? ;)
Thiefoworld Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2014
I'm totally suggesting you! :la:
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