Deviant since May 24, 2003 Premium Member until Jan 15, 2016, given by $Heidi
Lois van Baarle
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edit: YESSSSS!!!! my watchers are back!!! thanks dA for taking the time to work on the problem and fix it. and thanks everyone for your concern and feedback!!! /edit
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hey all! it's pretty weird writing this journal since my reach here on deviantart has been reduced to less than 0.6% of what it was before. barely anyone will read this compared to my other journal entries.
my latest update on deviantart received very few comments compared to my other works, and many of the comments stated that they had not seen the update appear in their message centers. i was then horrified to discover that i only had 572 watchers, compared to the 125,000+ i had before. the number has risen to 682, because i announced this problem on my tumblr and twitter, causing a lot of people to +watch me again. i'm grateful for that but it doesn't even begin to solve the problem. the deviantart staff needs to get this sorted out.
i submitted the problem to the deviantart helpdesk but the ticket is still awaiting assignment. deviantart hasn't replied to my tweets about the problem either.
i have to say, i'm just heartbroken. it took me so long to reach the number of followers i had before this happened. it took years and years and years of building up - this year is in fact my 10th anniversary on this site - and it meant a lot to me to have more than 125,000 watchers. updating deviantart with my artwork is always one of the most exciting parts about finishing a piece for me. i love the feedback i get here, from all my followers. i've also turned to you guys for advice so many times through my journal entries. but now my followers have disappeared and deviantart isn't even acknowledging the problem. i'm just really sad about this, and enormously disappointed.
i won't be updating deviantart with artwork until this issue is fixed or at the very least addressed by the deviantart staff. i feel it's pointless to upload anything if the overwhelming majority of my watchers aren't even notified. i'm also just really angry that this happened and i'm not getting any kind of help or support from the deviantart staff. just an update or some information would be nice, something to let me know that they are aware. so far, nothing.
some people have said that this has happened before, to other deviantart users. does anyone know who, and what happened? if you can, please spread the word about this so that i can perhaps come into contact with someone who has advice or seen this happen before. i could use all the help i can get, since i lost more than 190,000 watchers and am not sure how many people will even read this.