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So, lately I've noticed that when I submit stuff here, the key words automatically get hash-tagged ( and I hate that word because I guess I'm a 40 Year Old Fart ). Deviant Art seems to think this is the wave of the future but I have some doubts or rather, I have concerns. I mostly don't understand it. So, I wrote to them explaining my particular dilemma. They sent me a link to this article.

Tags are the new KeywordsKeywords on deviations were built to be an important tool to help discover artwork. But as deviantART grows and strives to create new ways to discover great content, we’ve found that keywords as we currently use them have become underutilized.  We think we can do better -- and can make a better experience for the community -- by making some changes.
In the coming month, keywords will transition into tags, and we’ll be improving the way they work. Tags will better surface artwork, allow deviants to form communities around topics, make it easier to find other artists and art appreciators, and increase discoverability.  
For example, if you're a fan of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles it can be difficult to know what to search for: Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Ninja Turtles, TMNT, Donatello, etc.  Public tags provide visibility to see how others are tagging their deviations, which will allow you to align your behavior to the norm, or ch

They even used Ninja Turtles in their example ( which may or may not be a coincidence cuz that's what I used as my examples when writing to the help desk ). If you scroll down, you can find what I said, but I can post it here too. In my response, I also answered DA's questions.

*************************************** QUOTH THE PHRAGGLE *****************************
''Hrmm... well... I personally don't understand how this change makes any sense. Isn't it the same thing but with an added ( and rather unnecessary ) step sprinkled with pieces of a train wreck? I don't wanna be all Negative McGoo or anything but it seems kinda... backwards as far as improvements are concerned. I guess I would like to know WHY you guys think this is better.

To answer your questions...
" 1.  Do you add keywords to all of your deviations? Roughly how many do you typically add? "
     Yes. Probaly no more than 12 though. It depends. Like with fan art, like Ninja Turtles, I'd use the character's name, TMNT, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Turtle, and then list a few other of the characters. It just makes more sense. I really don't think it's fair to have us cater to Twitter users.

" 2.
Do you base your keywords on medium, subject matter, or other things? "
    Yes. But it depends on the Deviation.

" 3.
What keywords do you commonly search for? "
    It really depends on the subject matter. I think this tag idea won't fly too well when searching for fan art in particular. I mean, unless Twitter users are particularly.... slow of mind, I just can't see anyone searching for something like TEENAGEMUTANTNINJATURTLES all crammed together like that.
For one thing, it goes against all of my grade school grammar & writing  brain-washing.

Also, if Deviant Art actually reads these comments, it'd be nice to know. I'm not really doing this for the sake of venting. And, after scanning the other comments, I really think you guys may want to reconsider this tag thing because I don't appear to be alone with this concern. I know lotsa folks resist any and/or all forms of change but I'd really considering to stick this particular change into the... " Needs Work file " at the very least and give it some more thought ( and perhaps then stick it into the recycle bin ;-) ).

So, thanks for your time. :-) (Smile)

***************************** PHRAGGLE HAS DOTH BEEN QUOTED *************************

Does the tag thing make sense to anyone here or do I maybe actually have a point? Click that link to read what Deviant Art said if you need more info.

Don't get me wrong here, I'm in no way trying to make Deviant Art look bad or anything. I'm just legitimately confused and concerned about their decisions on key word searches & tags.

******ONE MORE THING. I'd suggest making your comments on this heard by replying to that blog link up there. I'd like to believe that some one at DA will take notice. Just try not to be all " Bitchy McVent " when posting. ;-)
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Nick Bondra
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