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Which the most important DA statistic to you? Is it your.. 

31 deviants said Number of watchers
29 deviants said Total favourites
19 deviants said Comment count
15 deviants said Other
13 deviants said Total image views from Gallery Stats
11 deviants said Pageview count
11 deviants said Total Favourites from Gallery Stats
1 deviant said Forum posts

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archaeobibliologist Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2012  Professional Photographer
My most important number is on my gallery stat page... it's the calculated number of (comments made / comments recieved).

Currently I'm at 3.14 which please my inner nerd to no end.
RoTTeNBC Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
definitely number of watchers

i dont want too many, but it's always good to know someone might be checking out ur crap, and to have that backed up by a number
bojjob Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
well i love getting comments on my stuff. If i put something up and no one says anything, it's a bit boring
shehrozeameen Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Comment count.
archangel72367 Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Downloads. If they like it enough to make it a personal part of their home collection. That means something to me.
AlanRalph Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2012  Professional General Artist
The only statistic that matters to me is how much time I spend on dA each day. That is now down to maybe 30 minutes. :| I'm only still here to stay in touch with friends and for occasional inspiration.
LordReserei Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I'd say number of favourites or views. I mean you could have a lot of watchers, but few views because and favourites - it's pretty much the same for dA as it is for subscribers on YouTube.
rotane Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2012   General Artist
Addemdun: Of course there's several ways to what stats can be used. Do you want to see your own development in terms of popularity? Do you want to notice a trend? Do you want to know how popular someone is? Do you want to know how active someone is?

For any of these cases several of all the stats provided can give you an answer. Or at least an indicator. (Yeah, that's probably a better word.) But it's not always the same ones.

Anyway, my point from above is still valid: it's the combination of stats that is important, and the more stats there are the better. (Sidenote: That's why I think it's important to keep overall Pageview stats, and as prominently as they currently are. Regardless of how much hated they sometimes are.)
rotane Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2012   General Artist
Any one of these but the Pageview count are pretty hard to keep track of. Except Comments – but you're pretty much responsible for those yourself (and not others). Even with helpful scripts like Deviant Statistics, it's your Pageview count that's the most easiest to follow, especially with all the graphs dA provides. But is it my favourite? Hard to say; it's definitely a combination of all the stats. And that applies to both myself and other people I visit.
fractalxavier91 Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2012
Comments and number of times an individual deviation has been viewed, weighed against number of faves (though that ratio remains fairly low for me).

Something to remember about comments, though, is that it counts your replies to others as comments. So if you're like me, roughly half of the total comments are just you responding.
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