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deviantART Suggestion: Collaborations Folder by BlissfullySarcastic deviantART Suggestion: Collaborations Folder by BlissfullySarcastic

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The collaborations folder was just the easiest way I can think to sort them at the time. It'd be great if there was a checkbox option instead of a full-out folder for collaborations; if you click the check box, the contributors box would pop out. :nod:

Idea behind the Collaborations Folder


I think there should be a new gallery folder added to dA for collaborations. I've always thought it was unfair that if the same image was uploaded by multiple deviants who worked on the piece together that some people might get more attention than others; I think this will fix the problem. :nod:
Keep in mind, this is just an IDEA to improve the site. It is in no way something that's definitely going to or not going to be implanted (it probably won't), but I thought I'd share because I've been thinking about it for a long while. :P

New Folder


The new folder would be put either near Frequently used and My Scrapbook or in the other group with the rest of the folders. When clicked, it should display all the options as the first screen, so you can still put it in its appropriate folder. Once sorted within this folder, it should be searchable on the homepage either by collaborations or by the folder it was put in (IE: If it was put into Collaborations > DeviantART Related > Devious Fun > Memes, you should be able to either search for it through Collaborations > or Deviant Related >.)

Submitting Your Collaboration


When you are ready to submit your finished work, one of the contributing artists goes to the submit page and submits it to the collaborations folder. Once it's properly sorted into collaborations, a text area should pop up for Contributors, where you put the name(s) of anyone else who worked on this with you.

In this example, I'm posting an old collab I did with `stuck-in-suburbia, so in the contributors box, I put her username.

All other options, including what groups it's submitted to, filesize, description, keywords, critique options, et cetera, will be the same on the joint deviation once it's been submitted.

Waiting for Approval


To actually submit the finished piece to deviantART, you must wait for all contributing artists to accept the finished deviation. If one person does not accept, you may try to resubmit the collaboration correspondence item, but the image will not go onto the site before all artists have accepted that they contributed to the collaboration.

Contributors may also comment on the settings and ask for one to be changed at this stage.

Finished Collaboration


The finished collaboration will be submitted once all contributors have accepted. All of their names will be displayed on the finished deviation. The deviation will be displayed on the homepage/searched for on deviantART as ONE JOINT DEVIATION. It will be displayed in each of the contributor's galleries, but if you click on the deviation, it will take you to the joint deviation page.

Any comments, critiques, or favs on this deviation will show up in all artists' inboxes (illiminating the problem of one half of the collaboration getting more favs, comments, or critiques than the other half). If a daily deviation is awarded to a collaboration, it will show up in the footer as one deviation with multiple artists.

Artwork Shown


I'd feel bad for `stuck-in-suburbia if I didn't show the actual deviation she and I collabed on here. :paranoid:
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treegarchie Featured By Owner May 6, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
This would be so amazing! It's what's missing for dA to really be the sharing community it aims to be!
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Endorell-Taelos Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2013   General Artist
I featured this as an example of my own collaboration suggestion in the new forum. :D support.deviantart.com/entries...
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BlissfullySarcastic Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2013
Thank you! :)
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Endorell-Taelos Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2013   General Artist
No problem :D
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95ACgrfs1228 Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2012  Student General Artist
THIS NEEDS TO HAPPEN O_O
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BlissfullySarcastic Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2012
One can hope. :P
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Topicality Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2012
I think instead of an entirely new gallery, I think there should be "attachments" so there can be more than one contributing artist to a piece, similar to how you can feature a work in different groups and the groups show up on the right hand side. However multiple artists would share their artist comments and have separate boxes- but on the same deviation so you could use the latter idea for the correspondence message appropriately. :D
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BlissfullySarcastic Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2012
Other people said a new gallery wouldn't make much sense either. :slow: I think the general consensus now is to make a check mark or something similar; if you click it, you add more people in the dialogue that drops down.
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Topicality Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2012
yayayayaya :D
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miontre Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
I think the collaboration folder would be way too complicated, but I really wish there was some way to link deviations between two artists :)
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BlissfullySarcastic Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2012
Instead of a folder, there can be an option in a checkbox to click and then add the artist's name. :nod:
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miontre Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
I think that would be excellent! :excited:
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Phlum Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2012  Student Digital Artist
This. This all over. :iconyesyesyesplz:
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CubicInsanity Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
This is freaking ingenious. :stare: You are brilliant.
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BlissfullySarcastic Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2012
It's been bugging me for a while. :lol:
Apparently, I'm not the only one to make this suggestion though. Someone told me a few other people have, too. BECAUSE IT'S SOMETHING THAT SHOULD BE IMPLEMENTED IN THE SITE. :stare:
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admx Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2012
THIS is amazing!
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Emotikonz Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I like all of this except for nesting it in its own collaborations folder. Not only will it make categorisation harder, and increase mis-cats, it will make it harder to find.

Rest though: IS GOOD.
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BlissfullySarcastic Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2012
It could be a checkbox instead of a folder, the folder was just the first thing I thought of. :nod:
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Nice-Spice Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2012
I really love this Idea!!!! :love:
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BlissfullySarcastic Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2012
Thanks. :)
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Nice-Spice Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2012
Np :tighthug:
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Endorell-Taelos Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2012   General Artist
I had this idea too. But never got around to make it a suggestion. You make it better than what I could. Collaborations is not a newly suggested thing. `mindfuckx, `shebid, ~athorment, `brgtt and as far as I know several others made it a suggestion also. It's widely popular and definitely wanted to be implemented. I think you just made it one step further with your suggestion. It's not a bad idea at all. :nod:
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BlissfullySarcastic Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2012
It's kind of been really bugging me horribly since I got a DD on a collab piece. While I really do appreciate it, I don't think I can ever consider it a full DD because only AT BEST 1/2 of the people who commented on Synfull's commented on mine and vice versa, so I just kind of wanted to put it all down somewhere. Just never got it done before now. :giggle:

Thanks. :dalove:
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Endorell-Taelos Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2012   General Artist
I agree totally! Collaborations is something that really needs to happen as a majority (I believe) does collaborations. It's only fair that all contributors to the collaboration are credited for their hard work and receive the comments/views/faves from it (Possible DD's included) :nod:
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BlissfullySarcastic Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2012
The difference in stats is kind of huge. Especially when you consider not all of the people who commented/faved my half actually went to see Synfull's half and vice versa.

Comments: 109
Favourites: 594 [who?]
Views: 6,905 (5 today)
Downloads: 71 (0 today)

Comments: 136
Favourites: 738 [who?]
Views: 7,576 (2 today)
Downloads: 74 (0 today)

^ On the same piece.

The stats on all the collabs I've done are very biased, just none as bad as that one. :lol:
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Endorell-Taelos Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2012   General Artist
I agree totally. Same with mine the difference is staggering and there should be a difference, it's only fair that both artists the the same amount O:
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BlissfullySarcastic Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2012
Yush! :highfive:
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Endorell-Taelos Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2012   General Artist
:highfive:
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EmilyRheaArt Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2012  Student
Really good idea. Hope they add it haha :D
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BlissfullySarcastic Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2012
Fingers crossed! :)
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stuck-in-suburbia Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I don't know about having separate folders for collabs, but I do like the joint deviation.
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BlissfullySarcastic Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2012
That was the only real way I could figure to submit a collab piece. There could be, like. A check mark or something similar? But if someone wants to browse specifically for collabs, could be useful.

I dunno. I just wish there was a spot on dA for collaborations to go. Especially when you take into account DDs on collabs.
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stuck-in-suburbia Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Well, maybe it could be an option, with a checkmark. The art would go in it's regular category, but then it still has to be approved, yada yada, for the collaboration.
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BlissfullySarcastic Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2012
That would work. :) The folders thing was just the first way I thought about how it could be done.
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