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Given the option, would you force people to comment before allowing them the option to favourite. 

146 deviants said No
22 deviants said Yes

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Urus-28 Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
It would only give a bunch of useless one word comments....
Avarycce Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Someone faving my work is just as nice for me as someone leaving a comment! I am just happy they took the time to look at my work and liking what they see. And you know I always love all your space images!
mattdanna Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2012  Hobbyist Interface Designer
While writing a comment is something that artists probably appreciate receiving, sometimes I just have nothing better to say than "Oh awesome" or "This is great". In that case, I tend to favorite without commenting because I feel comments like that are really lackluster.

Even though it's a completely different scenario, if you had to comment on a Facebook post in order to "like" it, the whole system would fall apart.
cr43 Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2012
I only comment when I really like something or a specific thing stands out.
ErikShoemaker Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
To be honest I don't see why people get upset if they receive more favs than comments- so what. If you force these people to comment you most likely won't even get the fav.
Elentarien Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I agree with most of the comments here. I'm one of those people who OFTEN fav something without leaving a comment. Why? Most of the time I like the image, but yeah, nothing particular jumps out at me to say about it. I just like it. I see faving something as a way of saying 'I like it' without actually having to type the words. Sort of equivelant to the facebook 'like' button. If I didn't like it, if it didn't do 'something' for me, I wouldn't want it where I could find it again. It'd be like the masses of art I glance at and pass up.

But, no, faving is saying you like something, and you want to be able to look at it again at a later time.

And yes, I DO leave comments. . .if I have something particular to say. But not everything needs the words. So, yeah, if I was forced to comment I would end up leaving inane things just so I could have the pic. "Nice job." "Nicely done." "Nice pic" . . .I can't see how thats useful at all.
donstock Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2012
No. I would then be flooded with many "nice" and "cool" comments
I understand that someone might like a picture but will not have anything to comment on it.
SuomiHullu Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
I am no art critic. I can't tell you why something is better than another thing. I can say I like it and favorite it. But really do you want "200" I like it or that's really awesome messages. People who want those are just looking to get their ego stroked.
Hummakavuula Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2012
Lot's of people just know what they like without actually knowing why and may feel they really have nothing to say of any value...whether that be the case or not is another story, but I suspect that's a big reason behind Faves without comments.
Gatekat Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
If you force them, you'll just end up with a ton of '....' or 'F* you for being a jackass' comments. There is no way to force people to say something useful, or even nice.
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