You're browsing deviantART or are simply checking your message centre and find a wonderful art piece. You want to suggest it as a Daily Deviation because you believe it truly deserves to be seen by the community as a whole. But how to properly suggest a DD? This article will explain the process.
Things to check before sending a suggestion:
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Sending your suggestion note:
By doing so, a window will pop up. This is where you'll write your DD suggestion note:
The first thing to do when writing your note is to copy and paste the suggested deviation's thumbcode. Most volunteers prefer to see a thumbnail instead of a link. The thumbnail code will work in notes, even if you don't have a Premium Membership. You'll find it to the right on the deviation page in two places. The first one pops up by clicking on the arrow icon on the Share section, but some deviants have this option disabled. If that is the case the second option is to scroll down a bit and select the thumbcode under Details:
After sending your note:
Other things to keep in mind:
- Sometimes you'll come across art that was submitted years ago. Why not check the artist's gallery to see if they have something newer that is much better? The idea of a Daily Deviation is to display the best of an artist's gallery and you never now how much progress someone has made until you check their work as a whole.
- Maybe you sent a suggestion to one volunteer, but you find out that the deviation has been featured by them but suggested by someone else. As mentioned above, volunteers receive many notes daily with suggestions. Someone might have the same suggestion before you or in some cases, the volunteer might have found the deviation by themselves. Complaining about something like this in public (and/or privately to the volunteer in question) will only make you come across as someone who suggests DDs for personal gaining. Suggesting someone else's art is not about you getting your name on the DD page: it's about making another artist happy because they work is so good it deserves to be there.
- Suggesting your own art is ok! We as artists need to promote ourselves and get our art out there. Don't be afraid and suggest your own work!
- In some cases like Photomanipulation, citing references and resources is a must in the description. If an artist hasn't cited their sources, the deviation will not be featured.
Useful links and references to keep at hand:
- - a helpful tutorial on how to suggest Daily Deviations. By Thiefoworld.
- - thumbZOOM is a browser extension that adds a DD tab to people's profiles and displays a DD icon (when the deviation has a DD) and thumbcode under thumbnails. By Xeviousss. Thanks to JamminJo for the heads-up!
- - Another browser script that will help your DD suggesting needs! By MixedMilkChOcOlate. Thanks Anoya for the tip!
- FAQ #61: What is a Daily Deviation?
- FAQ #18: Who selects Daily Deviations and how are they chosen?
- FAQ #873: What do I do when I disapprove of a Daily Deviation feature?
- FAQ #313: How can I find out if someone already has a Daily Deviation?