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What happened to Elfwood?
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darksavvy From: darksavvy Date: February 5th, 2009 04:02 am (UTC) (Link)
I feel you. I was really reluctant to move to DA as well. I remember when DA first came out and a lot of elfwoodians moved to it but I didn't. I didn't like the community as much, it seemed too much about bling (favorites, flashy icons, etc) and not enough about giving and recieving helpful CC.

But a couple years later I felt obligated to join the bandwagon to DA. Elfwood was dead, the community of people I so enjoyed vanished to new pastures. Without them, I saw no reason to stick around. The people here at Elfwood were always what made elfwood what it was more than anything else. When they left, I left.
kadaria From: kadaria Date: February 5th, 2009 12:20 pm (UTC) (Link)
> not enough about giving and recieving helpful CC.<

Heheh yeah. I'm trying to break this habit but I've been hesitant to give CC because either the artist throws a defensive temper tantrum or their friends decided to undermine me be saying "Don't listen to her, it's a good piece!"
I personally hate that mentality at dA the most; the idea that if you photoshop colored it or you are popular it excuses you from improving. Now there are a few on there that will take crits and like them but there just seem to be so many more that are sore about it.
One thing that I did like about elfwood is that if I needed help with something or needed to be shown how I could improve there were people who could do it polity.
darksavvy From: darksavvy Date: February 6th, 2009 12:14 am (UTC) (Link)
Yes this is the thing I miss the most about the old elfwood. Comments were actually helpful a lot of times, and people didn't get all pissed off when you tried to tell them how they could improve something. In fact there was sort of the standard of not writing any one word comments, people were really encouraged to give good feedback and not simple sentences.
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