I want EVERYONE to read AND leave a comment. PLEASE. I want to know how you feel about this.
Something about dA was brought to my attention earlier today by WordOfChen, someone I watch. He writes poetry and all types of lit and is a frequent frontpager because of his works. What's wrong, you ask? This:"The DA $taff has altered the sorting algorithm to keep literature from getting to the front page"
From someone who loves to write and doesn't do much besides write, someone who aspires to be an author someday, this was a cold slap to the face.
I'm not saying I'm mad because I can't get to the front page; because, seriously, I don't think I'll ever be as good as that. And truthfully, I don't care about getting front page. But this change in dA policy rigs the system so that great artists, like WordOfChen himself can not be heard and can not make a living out of their works. I don't know about anybody else, but I enjoy reading poetry and literature that manages to make the front page (which is pretty rare as far as I've seen).
I don't hate non-lit. I don't hate seeing it on the front page. And I certainly believe that artists that are unheard should recieve a voice. I love the artists here who can create such beautiful pieces. But literature should be just as recognized as non-lit and with this rigged system, the scales tip away from this.
Another problem is that in the 24 hr literature section, dA seems to be picking and choosing what should be featured despite the amount of views and favorites a piece gets. This tells me one thing: we are free to like whatever we want, as long as they like it too.
I ask you, is this fair?
dA is supposed to give us the freedom to express ourselfs and our ideas. This new system takes this freedom away. Those running dA want to promote what THEY think is the correct ideal.
So what are we going to do about it? War. War on this new system; this RESRICTION.
WordOfChen asks that we break the limit of faves on his work so we can show them we're ready to fight. You don't have to fav everything, but I'm telling you now: he's a great artist and deserves the favs. He's not trying to get more publicity; This rigged system has been confirmed by other artists.
I'm joining the fight. I will do all I can. All that I ask is that my watchers and anyone else who is reading this take a second to think about what this means to dA. Literature molds our minds and makes us who we are. It has a personality to it that sometimes one is unable to find in non-literature.
If you want more info on the system go here: wordofchen.deviantart.com/jour…
If you want to know how to help go here: fav.me/d57k6j4
Let the war begin.