i joined dA for a place to share my work, browse other work, and follow artists i care about. over the years, the site has become an aggressive advertisement. ads were introduced that move the 'remove from notifications' and 'favorite' buttons up and down. this was poor placement that was probably started to inflate ad clicks. this pissed me off, but i dealt with it without using adblock. today i clicked on my notifications only to find this
i understand that this site needs revenue to operate. but the people at dA should also understand that aggressive advertisement is not the only viable method of income and it comes with the risk of alienating its users.
im sorry to say goodbye to the friends ive met and connected with. in all honesty, most of those friends have abandoned their dA accounts or share with me through a better social tool.
i am going to turn any groups i manage over.
you can send me a message here if you would like to stay in touch on another platform. i will probably check this account a few times a year.
i wish you all the best! ^_^