...why so many CVs burn out after the shortest time are people like those that have surfaced on ^Aeirmid
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Those that think, CV-ing is a "job" and that the CVs have to do just about everything from setting a DD every day to holding contests. Don't forget to write tutorials or at the very least guiding news articles at least every second day. And don't you dare miss one tiny subgallery or trend while doing all that. Oh and the DD suggestions that you do get, do tell each and every single suggestor why their suggestion wasn't used - and don't you dare say "because I don't think it's well enough blended" because hey, it sure as hell has an awesome idea behind it and maybe the deviant has some sort of disease/disability/misfortune/etc and just needs a DD to get a better life.
Wake up! It's YOUR community. A community by definition consists of different people with one common interest - in the case of web communities at least and in our case that common interest is photomanipulation.
The CV may have more abilities, or power even, to promote, share, encourage than the "regular member", but s/he is only one person who is VOLUNTEERING some (not all!) of their time because they like dA and their chosen genre.
How can you expect them to spend their days looking for new art to feature only to complain afterwards that this or that was not up to what you think a DD should be like? If you see something you like, why don't you just send a dd suggestion note to the CV? If you don't try, your faves may never be brought to the CV's attention. And if it's not featured? Then it's not featured. Simple as that. There is no special art in selecting stuff. You don't need to read the CV's mind to find out what they like and how good is good enough. Just when you see something nice, shoot them a note. It takes you 5 seconds.
If it's not accepted, don't be pissed and don't take it personal. Just try again. And for god's sake, don't go looking through the DDs each day hoping to see your name there as a suggestor. The feature is for the deviant who created that amazing deviation. It's not your personal, ego-boosting playground. I remember the shit I had to listen to because I forgot to add one person as suggestor (on a DD that was suggested half a dozen times at least). How old are you? 5? The deviation got a spot in the DD feature and you complain your name was missing? Is that about the art or about your ego?
Believe it or not, but deciding against featuring something may not be rationally explainable - and no one (!) said it has to be! There's usually some degree of expierence with the reception of DDs that figures into it that is not something you can easily put into words. On top of that, if someone has a chance at a DD every 6 months at most, then you do want the DD you give someone to be for the very best deviation they currently have to offer - and if you feel like that person is in the middle of a very steep creativity/learning curve, then it may be wise to wait for one or two more submissions before giving the DD.
And now some shocking news: I have had dozens of suggestions rejected. Even for manip DDs. [Note for those who don't know: I was manip CV for quite a while, twice.] Sometimes, going back to the suggestion I can see that maybe it's not all that much of a "wow" pic when looking at it with a bit more distance. Sometimes I don't know why it was rejected. That does not mean I throw a hissy fit and stop sending in notes whenever I see something I personally think is cool.
Btw, those that shout the loudest usually are the ones that have never tried to send in even one suggestion, though. It's sad, but it's been my experience.
But of course, it doesn't stop with DDs.
You can hold contests or challenges, organize chat events, throw out articles by the dozen and whatever you do, no matter how much it is, someone will crawl out from under some rock and complain. It's frustrating to no end.
And I wish I could disable comments on journals. Because I don't want to discuss this. I just wanted to vent. Because frankly, it's one of the reasons I'm unlikely to go for a third round of CV-ing.
EDIT: turns out you finally can (disable comments on journals). good.
EDIT2: if you feel compelled to leave an immature comment on my userpage because you can't leave one here, be my guest. I will block you and hide your comment. I do not have to take bullshit from any one of you idjits. Especially not if all you do is holler and throw a hissy fit. All I can say to that is "fuck off" because obviously you won't understand that any other way.