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I've been wondering, when you comment on someone's piece, do you like it when they reply?  I try to acknowledge every message I get, but sometimes all I can say in reply is 'thank you'  Doesn't it get irritating when you get a message box full of thank yous?  

On a different note, I still owe few 'freebie' sketches that I promised, so if you get a note from me in the near future with a link to the drawing that's why :D  (I think I have two left at this point, but I'll have to double check) This ties back to long ago when I asked for cooking recipes.

Also I've been reconsidering livestreaming recently, since it's generally rather stressful for me to do.  Would you guys be really disappointed if I stopped?

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ImInUrDreams222 Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2010
I personally think that if someone were to just say "Thank you" especially if I had only said something like, "You have a great gallery~!" then I take that as them being kind enough to respond and let me know that they appreciate my words and took the time to acknowledge them. The only time I am slightly frustrated with just a "Thank you" is if I had taken the time to write why I liked that particular piece so much that I had went into to detail to let them know that their effort and time has been noticed and awed me enough to think, "Now here is a spectacular piece of work." I can understand if artists are busy, and if it takes them a really long time to reply, but if it has been more than a year and I see that they only reply to people they find interesting, then I don't even bother with commenting any longer. But what frustrates me even more (and this has only happened once to me) is if an artists asks for opinions and suggestions, and you go in depth and take a lot of time to comment, and they don't even bother saying anything. Hell, a response such as, "Thanks but no thanks" or "You have too much time on your hands" would be nice because they did get what they asked for.

If you were to just say "Thank you" at the end of your journal to all the small comment's, then that works fine as well, especially if you are busy. Honestly, what ever you choose to do will be fine, because all people want to know is that they are not being ignored, and by you asking, "...when you comment on someone's piece, do you like it when they reply?" shows you care and already take others into consideration, which should be more than enough for anyone.

On the live-stream matter, I pop in and out to see how your work is coming along if I can because it is always great to see your process. But if you are ever too swamped, think of yourself and either post on you-tube or stop all together. What matters is what you want and if doing these things benefit you, because if they don't then what is the point?

I hope this helps~!
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AniaMohrbacher Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2010   Digital Artist
Wow now that's a long and insightful reply :O, thanks for taking your time to do so! Now on livestream matter, I think I'm going to let Pete take over today, so if you are interested he'll be streaming in an hour. I'll still be there in the background as per usual :D
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ImInUrDreams222 Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2010
Drat, I missed it~! Well, I'll catch the both you of you next time, haha ^^
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Siluan Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I think that people (well, judging by myself) usually don't comment that much, and that not all of artists respond back, so you don't get message box full of "thank yous" (and if you do, it's not problem to delete them altogether :)). I think it's nice when people respond, even with something simple like thanks. It shows that they actually read the messages they get. I understand that they can read them without responding, but I have no way of knowing that.
Personally, I usually don't comment of people who don't answer back, because... well, because I perceive it like they are indifferent to the messages they get, and commenting takes time, so there. In cases like this I just usually hit fav and run :) Artist see I like it, he doesn't have to respond and I have a nice picture in my faves, everybody is happy :D
I do understand that it's impossible to respond to everyone if you get hundreds and hundreds of comments - then you wouldn't ever actually paint anything :D
I also react to every comment I get :)
Well, that's my opinion.
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AniaMohrbacher Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2010   Digital Artist
Well, thank you for responding to my journal, because it helped me find your gallery :D You have an amazing work, I want to see more!
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Siluan Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I'm glad then! :hug: And thank you for your kind words :)
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PaperSpiders Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2010  Student Traditional Artist
I enjoy it when I get a "thank you" but I can understand that for the more popular artists that simply is not practical.

What I HATE on the other hand, is when you have a technical question or a truly well thought out reply and people don't seem to want to take the time out to read and/or answer.
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AniaMohrbacher Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2010   Digital Artist
I don't mind taking time to say thanks, but sometimes it just feels to mechanical, and therefore may feel insincere to the reader. As for technical questions: I try to answer all the questions people ask me, but sometimes, especially when I'm busy for a period of time, it takes me a while to get back to them :)
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PaperSpiders Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2010  Student Traditional Artist
I know what you mean. I always wonder too, if when I'm saying "Thank You" I'm just spamming people's inbox.
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kisira Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2010  Student General Artist
I don't mind if people reply with a thank you. It feels good. :)

If you stopped livestreaming, I would be sad. Very sad. :noes:
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