It's the worst! I hate it... can never figure out what the frak it was I had faved that I'll never see again! You... selfish deviation storaging people! What do you do, save every fave in your gallery to your computer to avoid this?
I know this journal is old, but I agree with you completely. I'm not that active on dA(I'm slowly trying to be), but when I looked at my favs a few months ago and saw nothing but storage icons, I got really discouraged. I fav things that inspire me. I understand if the artist no longer likes the pic, but there is always someone out there who does.
I don't normally save drawings to my computer. If my favs become overdosed on storage icons, I tend to try and fav a lot more things on top of it. I know it makes no sense, but I don't like having so many images on my computer.
Yeah, and it just irks me that they rarely leave a link or any info to where people can find more of their art. I understand if they don't want it on DA anymore, but why not have a different site for the rest (or just use the scrapbook)? And yeah specially when a lot of people faved it, it means it has SOME quality at least. Sure I can also understand if they want some works to disappear from the face of the earth, sometimes I feel I need to do a clean up as well (though I'm attached t the old stuff). But I still don't like finding out what I faved disappeared, and not knowing what it was, I can't help it I wish there was a way to know what it was, at least showed the name of the deviation so I can try to remember it.
I'm starting to save things to my pc more often because of it... I usually only do when I remember though so I still have a lot to save D: It is a bit annoying to do and can take up a lot of space (and my pc is a mess) but it's a good idea IMO.
(And btw, thank you so much for the watch and favorites :3 )