I find Tumblr a site I couldn't agree with.
's forum post. forum.deviantart.com/devart/ge…
I deduced that Tumblr is sucking in DeviantArt members. One is because they could not agree with the policies, two, with wars over fan-artists and original artists, and three, because Tumblr is more permissive.
But despite visiting Tumblr, I deduced that Tumblr is not my thing. At least you could still have checked the process of uploading before you upload it in Deviant Art. Tumblr's version is just one click.
While I agree that it is too lengthy and cluttered [I do admit that they need to have cutoff limit to be more attuned for users of older computers]. Tumblr has none unless you are just visiting the page the first time.
Second is the aforementioned fan-art vs. original art. I say, this is a conflict that should have settled a long time ago, because many are actually on both sides. The real problem is that many original artists are falling to the trap of becoming ensconced in an Ivory Tower. I saw some responses in Fyuvix's post with some, despite being very talented, having such high-brow attitudes. On the other side, there are still who cannot draw properly, including sadly, me. With this, I may consider deleting or modifying some of my deviations. I suggest that these guys stop being hostile to commercialization though they could still be independent. Also, stop the end of hostilities between strict original artists and fanartists. But of course, they need to share their own ideas to each other, the fanartist to improve his art, the original artist to get inspiration.
And there is the problem of what if NSFW and is SFW. I guess this is a culture thing that need to be addressed. Many prefer to keep it SFW and make NSFW still more artsy of feeling.
But the one big thing that baffles me is that, as Fyuvix said, only in 2012 did she noticed a decrease in participation in DeviantArt. I have put forward a theory, and it is because of the political potential of it.
The 99% and the Occupy Movement have been partially fueled by Tumblr. As people flock the site, they get more radicalized.
That's why I stopped becoming associated with the student political movement back when I was still at school. The more you mature, the more you get information. And besides, I now perceive that the war in Gamergate could also be extrapolated here in DA and Tumblr in a way that the DA are the "gamers" side and Tumblr is the "social critique" side. Although they overlap, of course.