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Have you been logging onto DA less than usual over the past couple of months? 

51 deviants said Yes
38 deviants said Not really, but I do spend less time on DA overall than I used to
37 deviants said No
No deviants said Other: comment please

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ElyneNoir Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2017  Hobbyist Photographer
I think that the changes dA made have a lot to do with more members becoming inactive. The Daily Deviations getting less and less attention is a huge problem, I think. It used to be something people tried to achieve, and it gave them motivation to be more active, and without something like that there's missing something on this site.
WDWParksGal Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2017
Yes, for sure. There are people I've known for years who have deactivated or quit logging in (and in some cases actually passed away), which is a bit depressing.

Having sudden changes on the site without any warning is frustrating. There should at least be a warning along with instructions how to use a new format instead of making members fumble around to figure out things on their own. It is time waster when there are already other things to do on the site.

I've managed to step down from six groups, so I'm down to 19 on my sites, which helps with time.

There is generally a lack of enthusiasm these days around the community. I have no idea how to make any difference.
TanyaSimoneSimpson Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2017
Not really, but I do spend less time on DA overall than I used to.

I've had a very weird couple of months and have been working on a time-consuming project during January, but I'm preparing to get back to regular online activity next month. I do get the vibe you're talking about though and am trying to react to it by reaching out and asking other people how I can help or encourage them. I posted a poll earlier today that I noticed was really similar to the one you (I assume you?) posted at CRPhotography so it looks like there's some positive action going on :heart:
Marloeshi Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2017
Yes, but mainly because I'm in my graduation year and I'm too busy to comment on photos and search for great artists to watch 
Kyndelfire Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2017  Professional Photographer
I have, but mainly it's because life has been very busy.  The early part of the year is much slower for me, and I can devote more time to community.
RTNightmare Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
It's more like I'm not waiting for new stuff to happen. I come back on every few hours, do some stuff, get off. It's rather quiet. :/ I wish there was more happening. 
Observer14 Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2017  Professional Traditional Artist
It hasn't been an active, conscious decision, but I have been trying to spend less time online, and more time in the "real world".  Of course, the people here are just as REAL as the ones I rub shoulders with day to day, but I do know that I can find myself pouring many hours into my time here, or FB, or even my personal artist/blog site.

So, trying to spend more focused time, making comments on the work of friends, rather than just wandering around looking at "stuff".
LukasFractalizator Featured By Owner Edited Jan 21, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I am logged in all the time, but I don't have much stuff to do here. Also,I don't really have much time anymore, I'm going to work (well not now but in a month I should be) plus I'm saving few grades at highschool. Sometimes, when we're at computers in ICT lessons, I suggest DDs instead of doing what I should do, and I feel good about myself!
phydeau Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2017  Hobbyist Photographer
I started taking night classes.  It's a little harder, now.
Saviroosje Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2017  Student Digital Artist
Do you feel like dA is not much as visited as before? It feels a bit inactive. I have over 7k watchers but I don't really feel like they are all there. 
I feel a little that dA is getting inactive :( which is sad because I still love this site so much! 
Mrs-Durden Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2017  Hobbyist Photographer
I have been getting the same feeling for the past few months, and I'm not sure what to do about it :/
Saviroosje Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2017  Student Digital Artist
Me neither, I tried to encourage my watchers or something, but it doesn't really seem to work. I used to be in contact with a lot of people here on dA, but I barely speak to them anymore :/ 
Glad I am not the only one with this feeling! 
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