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

24%
31 deviants said Number of watchers
22%
29 deviants said Total favourites
15%
19 deviants said Comment count
12%
15 deviants said Other
10%
13 deviants said Total image views from Gallery Stats
8%
11 deviants said Pageview count
8%
11 deviants said Total Favourites from Gallery Stats
1%
1 deviant said Forum posts

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:iconarchaeobibliologist:
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.
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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
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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
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shehrozeameen Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Comment count.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.)
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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.
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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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Hummakavuula Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2012
It's watchers for me because it indicates how many people are actually looking forward to your next submission.
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rotane Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2012   General Artist
I've come to realize that this becomes less and less true, the longer you are a member. Simply because many of the people who +watched you long ago aren't active members anymore...
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priteeboy Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I was gonna say the same thing...I have a stat that says I got 10 times more watchers than ones whom I've actually heard from in I don't know how long :faint:

It's like saying you got a dozen eggs but 10 of them are already spoiled :doh:
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priteeboy Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hard to say really, to many pageviews matter the most since that's the most "in your face" statistic and the first sign of determining someones popularity level. But it sometimes can not be an accurate measure of that artists true worth among the community - they might be a result of the artist submitting one deviation that got incredibly popular by pure luck, yet the rest of their gallery doesn't interest many at all and they could not have a great following even with high pageview counts, just because most of them are from people curious to see if the artist had anything more like that really popular one, but realized they didn't and moved on :movingon: Or they could be the reult of a drama whore who causes a lot of trouble and gets views that way, or they could simply be getting an average amount of views and have just been here a really long time :granny: So pageviews matter a lot to many people, but they need to remember that high pageviews doesn't always equal a consistently popular artist :nod:

I guess they matter to me though since it says "This is how many people cared enough to actually visit your page and not just that one deviation" - pageviews can be from people who saw you do other stuff, not just art. I've had some tell me they visited because they liked something I said somewhere :bow:

I would probably pick forum posts though. Only a small portion of dA uses the forums regularly, and I'm one of e'm, it's the most common thing I do these days :blahblah:
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Gatekat Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
# of submissions.
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priteeboy Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Always remember though - quality beats quantity ;) It's better to find a gallery with 20 amazing pieces of art than one with 500 mediocre ones :nod:

Of course, there is a limit to even that saying. I for one don't bother watching even incredible artists if it takes them a year to upload something new :bored:
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Gatekat Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
I was talking about my own stats. That's what the poll asked about.

For someone else it's how long ago they uploaded something I like.
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priteeboy Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Fair enough =p It's just that when I was in a hurry to fill out my # of deviations ages ago I later ended up deleting half of them because they looked rushed :laughing:

Oh yes, my watchlist is full of people who haven't uploaded something, or something I like in ages, sometimes a year or more :boo: Some simply stopped showing any activity, others changed their type of art (it's always to something easier and more common too. You'd think artists would get more creative as they improve, not throw in the towel to do copycat work that exists in thousands of other galleries already :() I don't have the heart to remove some of them though since I've established mutual friendships. But it sucks how only a quarter of the stuff in my watchlist even compels me to click anymore :shakefist:
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Gatekat Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
I can't say I was ever in a rush, it's just the one stat I tend to pay attention to. Mostly because I'm perpetually amazed at the number.

I usually give 3 years or 120 entries (one page) of their gallery. If I haven't liked anything in that long, it's generally time to move on.
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