I pretty much always want to respond, when someones commenting on me..... and I do want to have atleast a thank you comment from a regurlar member (though I don't find it completely necessary)... That said depending on how popular the artist is, I might not even bother to comment as they might not even read it anyways....
It's interesting that a simple thank-you and no response necessary are at a practical tie.
I like a detailed response, because when I comment I usually put a lot of thought into it- and I try to say more than "thanks" every time. I like to try and connect with my audience, and I like to feel that my comments are thought provoking I suppose ahah. I am such a chatterbox too so it's nice to have a conversation with strangers.
I think we've discussed this before... I understand people are busy but even just a thank you is appreciated.
If I'm going to write more than PURDY I WUV IT! I want more than ............... Of course, like I said to the fave thing, I don't chase people down and flip nuts over it.
At the same time, 98 percent of the time, I don't really pay attention to what comments are replied to, but if I do notice I comment on the same persons work over and over with REAL comments, I stop commenting why waste both our time?
I guess it really depends. I prefer a response, but I don't go all crazy and rampant if I don't get one. But response are appreciated...
met2artFeatured By OwnerSep 5, 2010Professional Photographer
I voted "no response necessary." As an artist, I try, as much as possible, to thank people who comment, or address particular points they might make. I always enjoy when an artist comments back to me, but I definitely understand that time isn't always there to keep up with it.
I think it depends on the comment you make, like if you ask a question, then it would be nice if it is answered, other than that, a thank you would be nice, I do to most, but to be fair, its not always possible due to time restraints. Generally if I make a comment, I don't expect anything in return, if I do get a thank you/other response, that's a bonus I guess.
I don't comment to get thanked, or to make myself noticed. I comment because I have something to say about the work. If the artist wants to say thanks, or even better come see my work, that's great, but if they just read and delete, that's fine too. I don't do it for me, I do it for them.
i chose " At least a short 'thank you' reply", but i always look through the persons gallery [because i dont get a lot of comments, i guess haha] and try to give my opinion of that persons are in return. same with faves.
I guess I don't have a preference. I comment quite a bit on quite a few deviations. The scope of work here on DA is simply mind-blowing and I like to let people know how their work touched me or letting an up and coming artist know how I have seen improvements in thier work. I don't ever expect a return comment. It's not my intent when I do leave a comment. However, I always respond when people comment on my work. Weird, I guess.