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I watch people because... by medli20 I watch people because... by medli20
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Ever have one of these days?:
You log onto deviantART and notice you have some new messages in your inbox. excited, you look at your messages, and you see that someone new has watched you. "Oh, boy!" you think. "Someone new is watching me because they like my art!" You click on their username to thank them for the watch, or to just take a look at their profile because you like to know what kind of people are watching you. You glance over their gallery, their journal, their favorites-- until your eyes travel down to the comments on their profile, and your heart sinks.

This person has comments from different people saying "Thanks for the watch!" all spaced minutes apart. You know what this means: It's a spam-watcher who watches EVERYBODY, just to get more pageviews.


Don't you hate this? I've gotten a few spam-watchers in the past, but one unnamed spam-watcher made me laugh and groan in disgust at the same time. They had watched me a year ago, and I knew right away that they were a spam watcher. Just recently, they added me to their watch AGAIN, and I noticed that there were all sorts of people who were saying what a great person this user was. Can you say, "Getting attention for all the wrong reasons?"

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:iconquantumpinkie:
QuantumPinkie Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2015  Student Digital Artist
*watches you*
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:iconcorailjay:
CorailJay Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Yep. This has been happening lately :bucktooth: Random watches from attention seekers who watch literally everyone.
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:icondanno1991:
Danno1991 Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2015   Digital Artist
I've been watching lots of artists recently. But that's only because they have awesome art. Plus, they seem like nice people too.
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:iconbakingbagon:
BakingBagon Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2014
Car Candy
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:iconi-s-sketchdumps:
I-S-Sketchdumps Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2014
Now we have spam-favers. Namely, the people with enough money to shell out on an auto-adjusting camera, who take those nifty 'perfect' pictures of everyday things. :b 
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:iconadreos:
Adreos Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I use to look at all the people who watch me. But after a while, I stopped. When most of them just watch-bombed everyone, or watched just so I would watch them back.

The people who started faving and, more so, commenting my works, they are the ones who I peaked interest in. I knew then they at least actually watched me.
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spider123357 Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2014  Student Writer
Stupid iPad! It won't let me pick up the thumbnail! 
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:iconhklg:
hklg Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2013
I watch every artist that destroys my self esteem
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:iconfrozenjinga:
FrozenJinga Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2014  Student General Artist
Same with me...*casually watches you*
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:iconmoomoo-mi:
moomoo-mi Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
I know I watch people A LOT but, NOT FOR PAGE VIEWS!! WHAT HAVE DEVIANTS COME TOO! GOSH!
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:iconmedli20:
medli20 Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2013  Student Digital Artist
This actually doesn't seem to happen much anymore, actually. This stamp was made back in 2009, when there was a HUGE influx of people who would just watch EVERYONE on dA to increase the number of pageviews they'd get. I check all my watchers' profiles just because I like to see what kinds of things they upload, and I haven't seen anyone who actually does this in years.
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:iconamethystforge:
AmethystForge Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2013
Really?  I still see TONS of people spam-watching and spam-faving.  Been trying to ignore them, waiting for them to eventually fade away.
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:iconpennyadodumuss:
Pennyadodumuss Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2013
I watch people so that I can learn from them.
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:iconmedli20:
medli20 Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2013  Student Digital Artist
A very valid reason :nod:
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:iconcool-kimmy:
Cool-Kimmy Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
So true, I only watch people I'm interested in 
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:iconrockabell-neko:
Rockabell-Neko Featured By Owner May 19, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
true~
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:iconmina-foxkey-star:
Mina-Foxkey-Star Featured By Owner May 6, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Totally agree. :nod: The people I watch means that I am interested in their art and are friendly. Not everyone is looking for pageviews.
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:iconlavenderlushpuppy:
LavenderLushPuppy Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
thank you for making this stamp <3
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XxRachelWolfxX Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2013  Student General Artist
Im sort of new here. Great advice. It will help in the future.
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:iconrsunicorns:
rsunicorns Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
i watch a lot of people and i have lots of people saying" oh thank you for the watch!" but i am not a spam-watcher! i am just nice and everybody i am friends with is freinds with someone else and then i am like oh, who is that? so i check out their art and i am like wow you are good and so i watch them! and then they say thanks! but i am NOT i repeat N-O-T a spam-watcher :iconsadfaceplz: just because they have thank you for the watch on thier page does not mean they are a spam-watcher!! do not make those generolizations! it is just plain rude!
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:iconmedli20:
medli20 Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2013  Student Digital Artist
...Okay but I wasn't talking about people who just happen to watch a lot of people or have a lot of "thank you for the watch" messages on their page?? I was talking about people whose pages are full of "thank you for the watch" messages all posted minutes apart.

Spend a little more time reading the description the next time you decide to victimize yourself and accuse me of being rude.
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rsunicorns Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
i read that i remember reading that so dont accuse me!! (i wish i hadnever posted a comment i am not good at stuff like this :iconsadfaceplz: )
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:iconmedli20:
medli20 Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Well it sure sounded like you didn't because you decided to go off on a lengthy rant about "THIS IS NOT ME AND THESE ARE REASONS WHY THIS DOESN'T APPLY TO ME STOP MAKING GENERALIZATIONS." :roll:
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rsunicorns Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
i am sorry.....:iconsadfaceplz: i know i am a jerk.....no one likes me...sorry...........i am just a selfish brat.........i hpoe you dont hate me.........although you probably do........im sorry...........bye......did i mention you were one of the people who is friends wth one of my friends?.........cause i know i have seen youre icon before.........we can just forget about the whole thing if you want.........and start over.......im sorry......
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:iconmedli20:
medli20 Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2013  Student Digital Artist
It's fine; I'm sorry if I came across as brash; today hasn't been the best of days for me.
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:iconrsunicorns:
rsunicorns Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
its ok i forgive you....i agree with youre thing i hate people like that..
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akirasakura531 Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2013  Student Digital Artist
May I ask how I to use it?
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:iconshydarkie:
ShyDarkie Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2013
copy the thumb and paste it on your profile/journal etc
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Gwiazdkax3 Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Awesome, use it on my page :)
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:iconhalonewolf:
HaloneWolf Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2012
hate fav whores i have someone who favs and favs and hardly ever comments :/
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:iconzeflyingmuppet:
ZeFlyingMuppet Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
So true ;_; I hate watchwhores.
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:iconreb789:
Reb789 Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2012
I sometimes get someone asking me if I can watch them when I don't know them because they are new to my gallery, so I'm using this stamp :XD:
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Substitute101 Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2012
i'm not sure if i've ever gotten someone like this(i don't really pay attention) but it would explain why i have only one actually active watcher...*sigh*
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:iconblueperiwinkle:
BluePeriwinkle Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2012
I like to favorite mass things, only if I like it. Sometimes I may just leave a comment there if I have to say anything about it ^^

I think some of my watchers are spam-watchers because I don't see them favorite ANYTHING IN MY GALLERY. Why watch me if you don't like my art? :iconsadfaceplz:
But my friends talk to me ^^
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:iconkiwijr:
KiwiJr Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2012
True, so true! :)
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SterlingRevolver Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2012  Hobbyist
*sigh* and then there are the spam watchers who not only watch everyone, but also mass fave every little bitty thing all their mass watched people do, and you know they're never looking at it. I've had a few like that... it's frustrating. You look in their favorites folder and they've fav'd like 100+ things in half a day.
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:iconkiwijr:
KiwiJr Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2012
I sometimes do a massive fav, but I do take a look of what I fave :D
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:iconnew-blader:
new-blader Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I Really agree about it :)
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:iconira-zombeh:
Ira-Zombeh Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2012
What really bites is some you thank for watching you and they reply with "Your welcome. could you add me back plz?"

Ugh.
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:iconmedli20:
medli20 Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2012  Student Digital Artist
That's why I stopped verbally thanking people for watching, and switched to thanking people with llamas instead. ;)
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IchigoMintBunny Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
SO TRUE.
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:iconunycorn:
unycorn Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2012  Student Writer
agree !
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:iconmidnightiris77:
MidnightIris77 Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
I agree :D
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xxcandy333xx Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2012
I'd be totally cool if people watched me for a watch back haha. :P
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:iconcoillte:
Coillte Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
Thank you for this stamp. When I first joined deviantART, I received a watch after just a month. Excited, I did just what you did, and checked her page. Unfortunately, she has obviously watched every second person she found...and worse, NEVER commented or even faved any of my work. It's just sad...
I never watch for pageviews, the people I have watched are very kind and generous, some even watch me back because we have something in common...usually Zelda! ^^ And this makes me happy, and probably most other people. So again, big thank you for making this stamp! :hug:
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xZhikkax Featured By Owner Feb 29, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I watch alot to, andes faves alot, but it's because I find so many great artist's! :3 And I really don't care about pegaviews..
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Alzeaf Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2012
Man you are so right in this one . There are people who try their best to get noticed by uploading great stuff and yet some guys with no uploads have more pageviews ! I so hate it !
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:iconcontradictingcats:
ContradictingCats Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2012  Student Artist
Graglre. Exactly :U

Also, check out *Tazzil her art is amazing, yet I've seen people with no art have more pageviews like in the 50k or more :U
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:iconalzeaf:
Alzeaf Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2012
WOW ! 50K ?! OMG !
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:iconcontradictingcats:
ContradictingCats Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2012  Student Artist
Yep :U it was like WOAH good art, wait that's their favourites, FFF wtf how son may pagevies
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