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It's Not About PAGEVIEWS by Cha0sM0nkey It's Not About PAGEVIEWS by Cha0sM0nkey
It's Not About PAGEVIEWS!

Sorry ... I thought it was about the art. :shrug: Funny me.

Take it for what it is.


Hey I just realized a few things .....

:bulletred: Most Importantly! The Credit for the template Goes to :iconzilla774: and the link to his template file is Here :pointr: [link] So if you wanna do stamps $zilla774 Has been a decent guy and Taken the sting out of it... Let him know if you use it... ya know that whole common courtesy thing and all. He is a really great guy so give him a "Hey there Looky Looky" at the very least!

:bulletblue: If you wanna use this stamp By all means go ahead! if you do would ya just drop me a comment and say hey and link to where ya used it so I can come and thank ya for the support and using the stamp.... see you even GET something outta the deal. ;p Course that does seem a bit off me saying I am gonna visit you to add to your pageview for a stamp that says that's NOT what it is all about.... ~Laughs at the irony there~ but you get the idea.... I am talking "Community" here NOT Pageviews ;p

Thanks ahead of time For those that find it useful

[Edit 2]
It was brought to my attention that not everyone is on board with my stamp here....

In fact :iconstardragon77: made the polar opposite for those of you that are interested you can find it HERE :pointr: It Is About PAGEVIEWS

So which ever side you take... find yourself well defended with a stamp to promote your cause....
Pageviews or not it all comes down to ART!
Sooooo, Go forth and find great art!
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peculiarjotaro7 Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
I don't even pay attention to the amount of page views I have/get. I just do whatever~! X'D

I don't care how many people give my stuff attention whatsoever~!
DestinyWing Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2012  Student
Looks like you're right.
xXChibiStarrXx Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2012  Student Writer
I like looking at my pageviews for fun just to see how many times people have visited my page, but this stamp is absolutely right. It's sickening how there are some people who do things (give llamas, faves, watches, etc to hundreds of deviants), just to watch their pageviews climb... It's about the community and sharing your art with the world, while checking out the world's art at the same time. *sigh*

Thanks for the stamp. I'll be using it on my profile.
Cammykins-x Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Honestly, I give llamas, favs, watches only to those I like(even if I'm getting points off of dAhub or dATrade x'D) and I also just give llamas when I feel like it, or go comment on something because in some cases, some people visit a profile of a person who does such. I want my art out there. <w>
Kai-Matsumoto Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
what if u had 1 page view and u have been on for 90 years wouldn't u feel a little disrespected .
the people who don't care are the people who want to go on strike because your artwork sucks.
TyrannosaurusKing Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
people are actually fighting about this
16thSquadSanseki Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Well, I view lots of works and only some I fav and/or comment, so yeah, it's not really about pageviews :)
MrOtterson Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I agree but do you know how to check who has viewed your page
HolyFrap Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
If you had a premium membership, you should track recent visitors to your page...
MenollySagittaria Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I know you can set your account to be blind to pageviews, but how do you set it so that other people can't see yours? Is that a Premium feature?

(And by the way, can I convert this into a plz account? I wonder what your position is on Premium vs. regular members? :D)
Thanatoast250 Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
It's NOT about pageviews! It's about how many comments you get! *shot*
Nah, I kid. But seriously, a good review of a piece with worth 1000 pageviews.
blueheron93 Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2011  Student Writer
TheSegougou Featured By Owner May 10, 2011  Student Artist
At first, it's fun hoping for 1000 pageviews, but after the 6458th pageview, it's boring annoying and you don't enjoy doing art, since you're a pv whore, you don't do what you want and you try to do what's popular or not.

And I don't mention trolls because they're the ultimate proof of what pageviews do to some people.

Still, this stamp has a great message.
ShopiStar Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2011
If it's not about the pageviews...

Why is dA selling that "Pageview Whore" t-shirt? [link] :lol:
Demon-Prayer Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Indeed. I'm tired of the people who post stolen art just to get the pageviews.
MrPageview Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2011
Nowadays pageviews can even be bought... what has the world come to? :XD:
zboi94 Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
I liked this...its got a grand mood behind it XD
Orima-Kazooie Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Yeah, I don't care about the pageviews, I just like that I can share my art. On the other hand, it's not much fun if noone sees it.
ZodiarkDarkja Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Correcto! Though it took me a while to understand that pageviews were not a correct estimate of popularity........
TWILIGHT-IS-AMAZING Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2010
FreckleOnMyPalm Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2010  Professional General Artist
Thank you for this.
madzalittlepungk Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
I suppose it sorta does if you want your art to be recongnized -_-;
bia-k Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
So true! Probably one of the few users that have the blind for pageviews badge as well.
Nokkelborth Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2010  Student Digital Artist
Couldn't be more right
The-last-guardians Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2010
It isn't about isn't about Llama badges either XD

Nice stamp, I might make a it's not about Llama Badges because of this :D Thank you
KawaiiKaabii Featured By Owner May 28, 2010
I agree :dummy: It's not about the pageviews or llama badges :roll:
greycanbehappy Featured By Owner May 4, 2010
Then again if you look around, most people who say "it is not about pageviews" already HAVE about a million. =P

Good concept though :)
cullenwaylandblack Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
agreed. some people think too much about page views. i would rather have someone's actual opinion/critiques of my art than 1000000 page views. it's about art and sharing it with people. not numbers
miamiamyrose Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Will use on my shoutboard!
OrdinarySnowflake Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2010   General Artist
I'd never compromise my artistic integrity for something as common as pageviews! Like, if i enjoyed drawing cats ( i LOVE kitties!) and i was asked to draw one in exchange for a million pageviews, I'd totally do it, but not if it was something I'm against (like Taylor Swift. Sorry, I just don't like her music, it's most definitely not my cup of tea)
G-ManArt Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Ya, my page hardly gets a views. I must be doing my art wrong?
HolyFrap Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Your art is amazing.
The majority of artists who have a huge fan base are people who draw fan art of popular tv shows or draw a specific species of animal that is popular, like the wolf...

I promise you, if you ever wanted to get noticed, just use your amazing traditional skills to draw wolves, and you'd have pre teens and awkward adults licking your feet.

[[But between you and me, I'd stick with your own art. You're amazing ♥]]
KevoDevo Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2009
Dude your art is awesome o.O
ghostmx Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I think pageviews reflect how involved you are with the community. I was under 1000 before I started exploring forums, contests, events, chat, etc.

:shrug: Someone could be an amazing artist, but if they don't get out there and talk to somebody, we may never discover them.
BlackKnightTGS Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Actually it's how many people come to your page.
ghostmx Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I know, but I was trying to say that the more involved you are with dA, the more people visit your page.
BlackKnightTGS Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Oh, then yeah. But some dead accounts with special names have more pageviews.
ghostmx Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Well yeah, who wouldn't try and see if accounts named `Jesus, *deviant, *justLOG, etc. existed?

BlackKnightTGS Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
LOL, yeah :lol:
Flannellord Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
I completely agree with this stamp, bravo! I've been on Devart for almost 2 years, which is a long time (for some people). I'm not the best artist, and I do use bases sometimes (I do credit, I'm not retarded).
I have about 600 pageviews. I'm proud of every freaking one of them.
Some people have been on for a few months, and only have a few deviations. But they complain about their few (hundred) pageviews?
Don't get me wrong, I'd be pretty happy if thousands of people watched my art, but the fact that someone somewhere has looked at my gallery over 600 times makes me a happy deviant.
If people want pageviews, work hard and make art! >_<
And don't take for granted the pageviews you already have.
My rant is over. Back to being happy. ^_^
Sweetkitty22 Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2009
I agree (even though this was submitted ages ago)
I wish people would not be 'scared' of finding new art and stuff. =3
Feonalily Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2009
LIES!!!! pagesviews are the shit! :iconimhappiestplz:
greycanbehappy Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2009
that is an awesome emoticon!
nightwibe Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2009
Hello I hope you don't mind that I use this stamp in my Journal Entry... :D
Autumpool Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
Great stamp!! It's just... I this it is about the pageviews... :noes:

MoonFoxVanessa Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2009
I used ur stamp ^^ Hope u dont mind [link]
harvest-jacobina Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2009
That is so true! And I am so using this! :D
XxMidyBluexX Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2009  Student General Artist
umm i agree with the statement that pageviews are JUST a number but none the less it still gives a lot of people a strange pride even if it just means people looked at you site or gallery item. that's all i'm saying.
QuintonCharles Featured By Owner May 29, 2009  Hobbyist Writer
Oh would you look at that.....

.....10,000 deviation views on this.....*shot*
greycanbehappy Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2009
AHAhaa well-said.
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