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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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BakingBagon Featured By Owner 4 days ago  New member
Car Candy
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I-S-Sketchdumps Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2014  Student General Artist
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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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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jdqc Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2013
I watch every artist that destroys my self esteem
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moomoo-mi Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I know I watch people A LOT but, NOT FOR PAGE VIEWS!! WHAT HAVE DEVIANTS COME TOO! GOSH!
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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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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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Pennyadodumuss Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I watch people so that I can learn from them.
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medli20 Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2013  Student Digital Artist
A very valid reason :nod:
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