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are you easily affected (in a negative way) by other peoples actions like them for example changing names a lot/ deactivating a lot/ changing their character design a lot etc? 

78%
903 deviants said not really, as long as it makes them happy (+1)
22%
252 deviants said yeah it bothers me (could you possibly explain why?)

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Bonetailed Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Changing character designs is fine by me, same with character names, but when it comes to usernames i get bugged by it. Why? Because if i liked that person, i 98% of the time won't be able to find them again.
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RhykeDragon Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2016  Student General Artist
I don't care what people do with their characters or accounts or name
displays of oneself changes all the time with many people
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Scarlet-t Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2016
When someone deactivates a lot, I feel like they are asking for attention? It's only a personal opinion. If something is bothering you, I feel like talking to a friend is a better solution than making everyone around you worried.
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FlashTheHusky Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2016
I do not find it annoying, but if it is used for drama and other examples in the other comments then yes it does annoy me. Only deactivation though, because if I do like their art, then I might have a problem. But you're your own person and I will accept that.
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HOUNDD00M Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2016  Student General Artist
personally the second one makes me worry about the person, because clearly something bad is happening for them
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Peach-ies Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
what ever makes you happy. you're your own person
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fantastic-strawberry Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
it's annoying when people just deactivate randomly. 
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HMS-ArtHound Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
I only mind if it's drama-ridden. Like those people that have to change their name and move accounts five thousand times because "EVERY1 IZ MEAN!! BWAAAAH" or whatever and then they just restart the whole thing again on the new account. Or they keep changing the character because drama. 

I mean if someone just wakes up one day and goes "I'm gonna change my name and character" that's whatever. Go. Do it. But if it's because of some massive amount of drama and the process repeats constantly, I'm annoyed by it and will probably unfollow.
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DeathWithI Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
deactivating,
just leave if you dont like it here or have a break.
it just causes drama and its unessasery 
(sorry potato english)
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ediimatiion Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2016  Hobbyist
only if they deactivate for a long time  and if i really like there art
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Unknown3032 Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2016
If they want to I'm fine with it, but what keeps bugging me is the thought that something wrong might have happened to them... ._.
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Ice-Artz Featured By Owner Edited Dec 21, 2016  Student Filmographer
I'm not bothered by character design changes but when someone changes their name a lot or deactivates a lot it bothers me a TINY bit but not a whole lot just because I begin losing track of who they are and where they are x'D I've managed to completely lose connection altogether with people from them switching accounts or changing names so often that I lose track of them.

So in other words, I'm not bothered by change. I'm just bothered by the fact that it's hard for me to keep connection when changes are so frequent.
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traltor Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
nah not really. if folks arent happy with their name or their character they can change it all they want. i mean. deactivating alot makes me a little sad bc i cant look at their art when theyre deactivated but thats no real biggie.
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Miss-Oli Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2016  Student Interface Designer
I don't mind it. It's their account and they can choose what they want to do with it. :)
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spottygeeky57 Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
i dislike it when the same person is constantly deactivating, sometimes i just wan to look at their art but cant because they deactivated, of course they can do what they want,, it just sort of bugs me (but im not saying it bugs me when they deactivate a few times, im saying when they are constantly deactivating and coming back on)
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aaaaaaaapai Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
the only thing that would bother me is if someone deactivates alott
i mean, i personaly dont imagine how i could possibly deactivate my account tbh
i love my account ;-;
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leafadee Featured By Owner Edited Dec 21, 2016  Student Filmographer
To be honest
I don't let it affect me since it's their life and stuff and I have no idea of what they could be going through if it's severe

The only thing I get bothered by is if I personally know the person who deactivates constantly and does problematic things to other people
And kinda deactivated to like avoid confessing about what they did; be mature about it lol

all in all it's their life don't let it affect you but it's human to be concerned too if something REALLY is wrong

As for the design changing a lot I do that constantly so like nah everyone changes everyday And year let the design change with them lol
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Mockingjay-Moony Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
it only bothers me when ppl deactivate a lot or move accounts a lot because i have to remember to unwatch their old account and watch their new one or remember what there new name is so i dont unwatch them.
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aceIy Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2016
im not bothered by design changes or name changes, that shit is hard to get right and it's completely okay to change up once and awhile. i guess deactivating isnt really how i'd solve my problems??? but im not gonna say someone is dumb for doing it. just uh, not going on would be the same thing if you plan on only taking a break. also you scare people deactivating so i wouldnt wanna scare my followers u~u
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Dragon-aire Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
tbh the thing that bothers me is deactivating 

the rest kinda bug me a little bit, but its more me being petty than them 
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PokeMeW2 Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Well, I don't care about people changing their sona and I wouldn't say I'm "affected", more over it's rather annoying to me. Not in small doses of course (I generally don't get bothered by deactivating if it's... 1-2 times a year or has a good reason for it (harassment for example)). But it does bother me when people continue to change their user name twice a month or they jump to a new account every month. It seems rather pointless to me and then (although it makes me sound very lazy) I need to remember "okay *old name* is now *new name*." or "okay *name* moved to this account. better follow them there and remove their old one from my watch list" .

Of course, as with most everything, It's fine in small doses but don't over do it.
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SpitfiresOnIce Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
The character thing... No, not really. I mean, it does bother me when people switch sonas more than once a month, and with every one of them claim this one will be forever, mostly because it's like... how can you still believe that after all those changes :XD: But I personally don't agree with the people who find it a waste or think the art was drawn for nothing. I keep all art of my characters, even with outdated designs, and the sentiment behind the art is still there. My best friends both changed their main fursonas in the time I've known them, and I still like to look at all the art of us three together, because I don't think "that design isn't used anymore, this drawing is such a waste now", I think "I love this drawing and was so happy when I saw it, it really represents us as best buddies" or "I was really happy when I drew this, because I love this person and they deserve all art they can get". Not saying it's wrong if you think otherwise, but it's how I personally feel! Plus, people change, their characters will change with them. Development is good! Even if you personally dislike the design evolution, it's good they find themselves.
If they constantly change to really random usernames, I get confused a lot :P But after all, it's their choice. I just won't be as interested in their work if I forget who they are all the time.
As for deactivating, I do get worried, but ah well :noes:
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KindaDweebish Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2016  Student Digital Artist
I dont really mind at all, but the only problem wity changing names alot is that I wont remember that they changed their name, then i get really confused and I check their profile then I reconize who they are ;0
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skailak Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2016
i don't mind about name changes / redesigns because fanart is not about the drawing "vaidity ", but about the personal message , love and dedication you invert, same goes when people fail something about your oc's design, i dont mind at all because what i appreciate is the time and effort the y put thinking about me, not the drawing in particular, that's the most important thing, so for me drawings are forever valid ,,

the only thing that affects me would be the deactivating thing because i get all worried when i see a friend's deactivated, im suddenly obsessed to find out if they're okay and i can get a little annoying ,,,
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SpitfiresOnIce Featured By Owner Edited Dec 21, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Agreed 100% on the message/feeling behind art thing! Even if the design is outdated, that doesn't mean the art was any less sincere at the time it was made.
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skailak Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2016
exactly !!
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reckless-youthh Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I'm a-ok with people changing their names and what not bc hey we all were those "IM SO RANDOM XDDDD" kids at one point who decide to name themselves "FIRESTARISMATE123" lmao. But it gets sort of annoying when people deactivate their account to just get attention. I mean, it is totally understandable that you are undergoing stress and need a break, but to go BACK AND FOURTH a lot and providing a detailed explanation(of your own personal issues) is sort of crossing the line. I'd rather have people say "Hey guys, taking a break, dw about me!" Than explain how many problems they have (I understand their need to vent,, but like shouldn't they not post it publicly over 3 times, just for attention?) so yeah there's my sucky oppinion !
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PrincessSkyler Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
When they change usernames, it's harder for me to figure out who they are hhhh
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MeekTheMonkey Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
honesltly i don't mind any of that except the deactivation, it akes me upset to know hat they are sad and deactivate their accounts and i cant see their art etc !! its also pretty hard for me to get into contact with them as well to see if everything is ok and if they wanna talk about anything as well
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Emijuh Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is a pretty interesting question.

While I don't mind people changing things for themselves, frequently or not, my only problem is myself taking a while to get used to a new username for example. But that goes nowhere near to outweigh the fact that I'm glad the person in question is brave and willing to go for the change to make themselves happier, haha <3
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Lemmys Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Only if the change is like, every day tbh
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reaoune Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
why should i be mad lmao. it's their decision. plus i'm having a difficult phase right now and i'm switching styles left and right,i'm always unhappy with my character after making it so i create more: because drawing the same thing over and over bores me easily. it doesn't bother me when people have 1 main oc and tend to focus on that one but i can't stand it to do it on my own.

if i'd say it bothered me or i hated it i'd be a hypocrite,tl;dr
and it frustrates me because i'm already mad over the fact that i cannot keep it on with one style and keep changing it almost everytime i draw: i want something that shows that my artwork is mine. someone to look at a piece and say "yea,that's hers".
but i can't. i'm always unhappy with my ocs. i come up with an idea like "oh that's so good,i'll never discard this oc!!" and completely get bored of them after drawing them twice.

aND I'M EVEN MADDER BECAUSE I SWITCH STYLES,CHANGE NAMES,CHANGE CHARACTER DESIGN AND I AM UNHAPPY and i see everyone "yeah its annoying". it makes me feel like im doing something wrong and people dislike it. help...

sorry,this got from a rant to a vent...
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EllieSprings Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
i only had a problem with that with one person, who was a friend, and kept changing their name and then deactivating, and even went as far as to keep making accounts
they turned out to be a scammer so my suspicion was well placed lol
but ive never had a problem with anyone else doing that
im always a 'you do you' kinda person and ik dA can be pretty stressful?? so if you need a bit of time to just leave/deactivate go ahead
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SeveredReverie Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
I'm only annoyed when the user deactivates constantly, without a specific reason, because I automatically get super worried about the person and my anxiety rises. And when I know the person I get really worried if I had done something wrong.
But other than that I don't really care too much.
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Epicyberdog Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
It doesn't both me too much if they change their oc to improve it
But I've had too many friends that had good ocs with amazing colour palettes and features and then they would change it and make it look awful by adding a feature that doesn't fit in or by changing that colours or changing it all together. One case is a friend of mine changed her oc to look exactly like mine but with different colours and she refuses to change it back no matter how much it hurts me and only changes the looks and personality to be like mine. I've gradually been talking to her less now because I can never like her in the same way after she did that.

And as for names i don't really care that much as long as its not copying anyone.
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nonsense-max Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Not really, but bothers a lot when they deactivate their account and they go and come back, and go again, it bothers... And more when they take the role of the victim and make a lot of draws, status and journals saying the horrible things that happend in their lifes. I mean, it's ok if you wanna vent yourself but don't do it to every strage, to your friends, ok. Anyways, I think it's more for have some attention...
But 'bout the desing it's like... like when you finish a draw for that person and he/she changes her/his desing and it's like "WHYYY---" and you waste a lot of time :'v
And the username... well, i don't care
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NoasDraws Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2016  Student General Artist
I guess it does affect me in a negative way but not in the way you think
I just have never been a fan of "change" especially when it happens frequently but it's not like I'm going to go on a rage rampage or something against them, that's just plain rude and change isn't really something BAD either.

so I guess I'm in the middle of it affecting me negatively but I still respect their decisions as far as it makes them happy.
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kinqqalex Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2016
tbh, yes and no. if its literally constant, then yes, its really annoying to change their character and deactivate so much (especially changing names).
im pretty sure if you constantly change your characters, it'll be kinda unfair in a way? because of the fanart. people would probably be a bit furious tbh
deactivating is just useless, you can literally just log in/ out if needed. no need to do that if you're just going to reactivate it again.
changing names is just really confusing, especially if people want to search you up for something like to send you fanart and stuff, y'know?
im sorry if what i typed is confusing ;; i'm not really good at explaining
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Diane-Thorough Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Understandable and I feel the same way. Words taken right out of my mouth XD
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kinqqalex Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2016
orip xDD
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Chandelost Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I´m just confused ( and a little bit scared) when someone deactivates their Acc and I don´t know why but its ok. I don´t really care if someone changes their name I get use to it really fast :>. 
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CrazyRedFoxx Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
WHAt bugs me the most is changing their characters alot, because you begin to know them by that design and name, and then they change it up, and it really bothers me
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MajinDoja Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2016  Student Digital Artist
i used to get alot of flack by old friends for changing my sona alot.
but my sona changes with me, and i changed alot in my highschool years like most people often do

but it bothered me so very much to hear others yelling at me and shit for it,
i stopped having a public sona for years
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SpitfiresOnIce Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
That sounds bad, I'm sorry to hear ono It's only natural to grow and develop, after all!
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RoseKiiss Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2016  Student Digital Artist
What bothers me is when they constantly deactivate, especially if its someone I care about a lot. It gets me worried and stressed, just to have them come back like a day later fine. Im fine with anything else but this gets on my nerves
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Kokiichi Featured By Owner Edited Dec 21, 2016
it sorta makes me upset when people deactivate like,,,, all the time. like they deactivate, come back for a day, then leave again. But if you deactivate for a personal reason then i understand ! Other then that, i say do what makes you happy ! its not really my place to control people, you control yourself. your life, your actions, your choices.
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crownium Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2016
Nothing bothers me except for the deactivating a lot, like I mean if it makes you happy, okay!
But like,,,just log out of DA instead of deactivating because
Wouldn't it take ALOT of time to re-code your page, put things back in the gallery, ect?
I can't ever deactivate, so I just stay logged out of DA when I need a break and sometimes I log back in just so I don't have thousands of messages!
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SaltyGriffin Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
meh. not really. when you drew blacky without hair i actually thought that her design is so simple but cute and amazing, im okay with switching oc's
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H0G Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2016
i mean sometimes,, 
but if they got a reason too, then thats up to them
and shouldn't be my problem to worry about 
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