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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

45%
75 deviants said No
35%
57 deviants said Seniority? :confused:
20%
33 deviants said Yes

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:iconjust-to-look1:
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? :? 
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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.
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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
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:iconthiefoworld:
Thiefoworld Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2014
That would be indeed, a great question! :D
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:iconfarand:
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: comments.deviantart.com/14/422…
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:iconphoenixleo:
phoenixleo Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2014
Interesting opinions! \o\
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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!
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:iconriemea:
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.
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:iconjussta:
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? ;)
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:iconthiefoworld:
Thiefoworld Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2014
I'm totally suggesting you! :la:
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:iconjussta:
jussta Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Tehehe nice try :lol:
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:iconendorell-taelos:
Endorell-Taelos Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2014   General Artist
Absolutely not. I agree with others who have said no here too. 
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:iconstygma:
Stygma Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Noooo!

There's enough dArama with seniority as it is! :giggle:
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jjungg Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
No, because if they do elect themselves for seniority, then it would be like their asking for popularity or to get noticed or to get more watchers, etc. Just... NO. :stare: :iconfacepalmplz: And, like others have said before me, it's a privilege that one gets - like one has to earn it and understand that there are certain 'duties' (*can't think of the right word at the moment*) to being a senior member.
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:iconastralseed:
Astralseed Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2014  Professional General Artist
In my opinion, I don't really care if people wish to self suggest for seniority or not.  I think there are people in the community that do many valuable things for others, though may not necessarily hang in the community circles that know about nominating people for seniority (trufax!)... 

I like to think that if someone did self suggest for seniority that such a suggestion would be looked at in the same way any other suggestion is (or at least I imagine is), and not just be handed out for the sake of handing it out.  (I hope that makes sense D:) 

But really, my only important point to this is that it does not affect me or the community if someone can self suggest for seniority, so more power to them in my eyes :)
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Exillior Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
As stated by others, I believe they shouldn't, because seniority is an indication that you are respected by the community, and nobody can make that kind of judgement about themselves without being biased.
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:iconphotofroggy:
photofroggy Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
I think you probably already know my stance on this.

Absolutely not.

Seniority is an acknowledgement that someone has been recognised by the community for their contributions. Whether or not someone feels they deserve it is irrelevant.

Further, suggesting yourself for seniority would be disgustingly conceited, in my view.
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ginkgografix Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2014
No for the various reasons mentioned before. And i doubt that anyone can really judge themselves when it comes to such rewards.
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:iconmiontre:
miontre Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
I agree with what the people saying "No" are saying. Especially agree with Synfull.
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:iconlintu47:
lintu47 Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
No, no, no. NO :stare:
I'm with Synfull and sugarislife28 on this one :nod:
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sugarislife28 Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I think it's kind of like a reward and if people suggest themselves it's because they have a big ego
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:iconnameda:
Nameda Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2014  Professional General Artist
I agree with TheGalleryOfEve, Anoya & Majnouna 
Its such a big joy to find yourself on the list. 
I know it is allowed to suggest your own works for DD but, I NEVER would do it. I love it because it shows someone thinks my work is good enough and took the time to suggest me :)
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The-Build Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I don't like the idea of self suggestions, it gives off a sort of "I deserve this because..." air, which comes across rather negatively as it's the equivalent of doing things only for rewards, not because you genuinely want to help.
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3wyl Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I am with Synfull on this one. I can imagine all the people suggesting themselves because they have an overinflated ego and sense of self-importance, or think highly of themselves.
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ScribblezStarz Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
That wouldn't be such a good idea, I'd think some people might just take advantage of having the option. I don't know what the perks of being a senior on this site are though :P
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Thiefoworld Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2014
You get some (not all) of the perks of a premium membership, a few extra things like access to the seniors forum, etc. But more than that, seniority is in itself a recognition, from the staff to a group of outstanding deviants, for various reasons, is the way of the site to say to you "hey! you're special!" :lol: so yeah, recognition is the main perk of... well, being a senior =P
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Majnouna Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2014  Professional General Artist
No. There are no practical perks to being a senior, it's just a way to give thanks for "special services" on behalf of the community. I dislike the medal symbol they use for that now, but it does express the nature of it. The only reason to nominate oneself would be insufferable vanity, and I don't see why that should be rewarded.
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:iconnameda:
Nameda Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2014  Professional General Artist
:clap:
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:iconsynfull:
Synfull Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2014
To me, seniority is a way of the community recognising the work someone has done, so suggestions should come from the community and not the individual.
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Nichrysalis Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Sometimes I wonder if that should be the only way, just to stop the fussing. :shrug:
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TheGalleryOfEve Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Nahhh, it would take away the "special" part of the whole thing, IMO :shrug: ... I can't even imagine how it must feel to wake up one morning and see your name on the list of "new seniors" :iconloveloveplz: ... If you nominate yourself, the whole magic would get lost :lonely: ... I think we all feel "deserving" of that, just as we all think our artwork should get a DD :giggle: ... but in reality, recognition should come from others, it's like a validation, a "confirmation" that what we think of ourselves is in touch with reality :love: 

So no, if y'all don't nominate me :icondramaqueensignplz:, I refuse to get seniority :icondivaplz:

:giggle:
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:iconmiontre:
miontre Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
I wouldn't be surprised if I woke up one day and you were on the Deviousness award. =P
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TheGalleryOfEve Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Ohhh MY!!! :iconflyingheartsplz::iconlainloveplz::iconflyingheartsplz: Imagine??? :iconepiclaplz::iconlajumpplz::iconepiclaplz: ... "Eve ... soooooooo devious" :icongrinstareeyesplz: 

:giggle:
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:iconriemea:
Riemea Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Could happen. :eyes:
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:iconthegalleryofeve:
TheGalleryOfEve Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
No it couldn't :iconhurrplz: I've never seen a non-senior get it yet :giggle: ... I wouldn't mind being the first, though :icondivaplz: ;P

:giggle:
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:iconriemea:
Riemea Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
You are a senior now though, Eve. :eyes:
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:iconthegalleryofeve:
TheGalleryOfEve Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:giggle: :iconhurrplz: ... Yes, but you TOO are a senior Rie!!! :iconflyingheartsplz::icongrinstareeyesplz::iconflyingheartsplz: And you REALLY are amazing!!! :nod: :icongrinstareplz: So I guess if there's anyone who will hopefully get a recognition of that magnitude, that should most definitely be YOU my dear!!! :iconflyingheartsplz::iconsweethugplz::iconflyingheartsplz:
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:iconriemea:
Riemea Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Awww Eveeeee :blush: You're really sweet! :hug: But there's a ton of people who I think would be more deserving, like you, Froggy, Tea... You're all just so awesome. :love:
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:iconinknalcohol:
inknalcohol Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2014   Writer
Well, then we'll just have to put you up for Seniority first!  :evillaugh:
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:iconthegalleryofeve:
TheGalleryOfEve Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Aaaawww Grimsey!!!!! :iconflyingheartsplz:Snuggle :iconflyingheartsplz:
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:iconriemea:
Riemea Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Me neither, but like miontre already said, I wouldn't be surprised either. ;)
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:iconthegalleryofeve:
TheGalleryOfEve Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Aaawwwwww you're both so sweet!!! :iconaawplz: Believe it or not, reading these things makes me feel as happy as if I "officially" got it!!! :iconflyingheartsplz::iconloveloveplz::iconflyingheartsplz:

Thank you, my dear!!! :huggle:
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:iconriemea:
Riemea Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
:tighthug: :heart:
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:iconnameda:
Nameda Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2014  Professional General Artist
:clap:
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:iconthegalleryofeve:
TheGalleryOfEve Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:tighthug:
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Anoya Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2014   Photographer
I agree with cinyu. I received seniority because someone else (or plural even) thought I deserved it. That makes it feel so much better than even considering the idea I'd be the only one thinking I'd be deserving it. I still believe seniority is about what you give to the community. If the community notices that, I'm sure they'll suggest you because they think you deserve it.

I don't think it would feel right to be able to suggest yourself.
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:iconnameda:
Nameda Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2014  Professional General Artist
:clap:
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:iconanoya:
Anoya Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2014   Photographer
:aww:
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:iconjustyne:
Justyne Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2014
I don't see an issue with it. People usually suggest whoever they are friends with. If you're not the type of personality to have a lot of online friends, why not? After all the suggestions are reviewed by a member of the staff so they won't be given out if they are undeserved. 
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Anoya Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2014   Photographer
But why do you think they should get rewarded seniority if they don't have a lot of friends? This indicates to me that they might not very active in the community =)

What do you think that it takes for someone to become a senior? =)
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