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Disabling Comments On Profile

I'm not sure if this has been made already about it. But I believe we should be allowed to disable from anyone commenting on our profile. You can block someone, but we should be to disable comments on your profile. I don't get why they don't already have this. If you can disable from comments being made on an artwork, then you should for your profile and galleries.

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    ItsNotFilia

    I believe we don't have such a feature, because the philosophy of the site is about people interacting with one-another. This is why it's possible for registered visitors to comment on your profile, your deviations, your gallery folders, your favourite folders, your journals and so on. Although it would make some sense to disable comments on submitted works, going beyond that seems to defeat the point of being on this site, as opposed to one in which you're only in it to showcase stuff and never look back.

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    kilorat

    I went to my profile for the first time ever today, and it has nothing but trolls. Please add this feature. Alternatively I can just deactivate my account, but does it really have to come to that? I dont' want people leaving nasty comments on my profile, please let us just disable it.

     

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    thepixelworks

    I think a bit more control would be nice. The philosophy of this site might be about interacting with each other, but that doesn't mean it should be a free for all. A lot of use wouldn't mind giving out the dA profile for people to look at; I don't want my family or friends to read bullshit about ads, spam, people trying to be clever, I want to have a certain amount of control over what I can do. At least allow us to device where on the profile page the comments go, or allow us to have the comment widget displayed in a collapsed stage. That way at least people have to click it to read it. That would be a fair alternative.

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    ItsNotFilia

    I went to my profile for the first time ever today, and it has nothing but trolls.

    — kilorat

    Three (four) such messages in six years are pretty easy to clean up.

    I think a bit more control would be nice.

    — thepixelworks

    You already can hide messages or mark them as spam, and everyone with common sense would understand the circumstances; there should be no need for drastic measures such as removing the whole widget, unless the deviant in question was a magnet for trouble.

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    kilorat

    So you're proposal is there should not be an option of disabling comments on profiles because we can just remove comments by hand? That is not that very helpful. You have to make a case for why OTHER PEOPLE than yourself should not have control over their own profile page, its fine that you have comments enabled on your profile, but its an absurd argument to say we should be denied a feature that is on every other similar site because we should just manually check it often and manually be deleting troll comments.

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    Abstract-Mindser

    Don't be a wuss. It'll happen from time to time.

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    thepixelworks

    It's nothing to do with being a wuss. It's do to with the fact that no matter what rules are, douche bags will remain douche bags. That's the same kind of people that get arrested for having a bag of dope in their pocket and then proclaim, "I ain't done nuttin." If a website can give us more control over those people from the start, then that is how it should be. Some of us here are serious about our work and aren't just here to play around, or for shits and giggles.

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    TreeClimber

    I'd be ok with leaving the front page comments box in place, but with the option of making it invisible to the public/not-signed-in....Then the family members could see works, and not be overwhelmed with dumb things like, "OMG could you like, donate points? Check out my page! I hope u lik my works"

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    thepixelworks

    I would be perfectly fine with the ability to hide it and/or collapse the widget by default. Or yes, give us an option so that only friends can see it. That doesn't mean that no one can write on the profile page anymore. Anyone can make comments, I just want to be able to allow how I show them. That is all.

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    paladinofthelantern

    It gets a little irritating when I state on my ID (in bold, capitalized letters) that I don't want any comments that say "thank you for the favorite/watch/etc." and someone does so anyway. The only option I have right now is to hide the comments. Disabling them on my profile would help a lot.

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    dnekrufi

    Philosophy is always contradicting with reality. The worse reality is that even social networks like Facebook allows users to disable comment in their profile pages selectively. On the other hand, the interactive option provided by dA seems to have way too much freedom for those who comments, but lacking management tool for user who receives comment. This is just unfair.

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    samusmmx

    Also disabling comments on profile and galleries would be a good idea and help a lot for those artists migrating to other sites.

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    Hawktal0n

    I would also like this feature to be added. The comments I get on my profile that are actually welcomed are extremely rare. So rare, in fact, that my last comment to my profile that I didn't regard as spam or just another annoying jerk was well over a year ago. Nothing would bring me more satisfaction than to delete the comments feature on my page for good so I don't have to deal with these comments.

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    Ultramanultrax

    This disabling comments feature should be made. your right, if theres already an option for disabling comments on an artwork why not be able to disable the comments section on your profile.

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    HeavyArtilleryBot

    I think it would be best if there was an option to disable because when someone spams your profile 40 times -sigh- i dont want to sit there and manually hide each comment. 

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    16thSquadSanseki

    @HeavyArtilleryBot: Block them?

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    TVCranium

    I personally LOVE the idea of being able to remove the comments section from the main page, yeah dA is all about interacting but if you're just going about your business, faving things, watching people or giving out llamas, it gets seriously tiring and somewhat annoying getting a constant flow of 'thank yous' especially if you already have it on your page to NOT be thanked and people just IGNORE IT.

    Perhaps if there was a system where if you're on someones profile and you're typing out your "thank you" dA recognises where you are, the persons profile option to have 'do not receive thank you comments on profile' then it'll be all "you are unable to post that because this user does not want that on their page but still appreciate you took your time to look at their page" though you obviously didn't look long enough to see the 'DO NOT THANK ME FOR FAVES/WATCHES/LLAMAS' and such.

    I'd seriously love having the comments disabled for profiles because its only a gateway to get spammed, if people really took the time to check your page after you took your time to check their page they can see for themselves if you do not want that content on their page or not... But no one seems to read those warnings!

     

    PLEASE DA, MAKE THIS A THING!!

    IF PEOPLE REALLY NEED TO CONTACT YOU ABOUT SOMETHING THEY CAN SEND A NOTE! And no one goes out of their way to send a note for a simple 'thank you' so that won't be happening!

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    Atarster

    Some one is being rude to me because they sent me some inappropriate messages to me, so I CAN'T TAKE IT!!!!!!!

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    16thSquadSanseki

    @Atarster: That's what block feature is for.

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    Dee-Da-Dee

    @16thSquadSanseki You do realise that the blocking feature does absolutely nothing in most circumstance, right? I blocked one dude, I got death threats from ten others. Plus, whats there to stop the guy you blocked making many new accounts? None. Why can't we just remove the useless widget, which is only used for spamming 'thank you' 'watch me' or just troll comments (I have not had a comment other than that for like two years) and just be done with all the nonsense before it even starts? Like TVCranium said, if people REALLY need to contact me, they can note me, or mention me. I just don't see what is SO important about this widget that it deserves a defense? We aren't asking to remove it, we are asking to have the choice to disable it.

    Another thing: People saying the site is social - isn't it MY decision if I want random people to come up and talk to me for no reason? I joined this site to share art and give and receive critique, I didn't sign up to be bombarded with meaningless comments which only exist to waste my time :/

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    16thSquadSanseki

    @G66D66: I never said that I'm against the suggestion. There's no problem with it being up to the member if they want to have it or not (even though I don't think it's completely useless). The thing is, if someone is determined to spam and haunt you, they can do it in notes just like they do it in the comments. The block feature is there to prevent ALL communication between you and that user, so no matter where on the site they are, they won't be able to contact you. If someone is creating new accounts to evade the block, I believe it's in the rules somewhere, you could ask staff about it and they'll probably ban them (though that may turn out ineffective too). The only reason why it would be comments-only thing is if they want your page to look ugly and/or make you look bad in eyes of other people.

    As I said, I'm not against the suggestion, it's just that I think that the problems mentioned aren't restricted to profile page comments. And there are people who don't know about the block feature and in some cases that solves the problem.

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    Absolute-Absolem

    I want this too !

     

    No matter how large you write " YOU DON'T NEED TO THANK ME FOR THE BADGES, ETC... ", people don't understand a thing and still do it. Maybe they are grateful, but that's annoying.

     

    It's just spam.

     

    WE NEED THIS FEATURE.

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    sadaharugin

    This will be a nice feature to have as an option to help prevent/lesson spam messages/chain mail. 

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    dripbat

    Yes please!!

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    reznor666

    No matter how big and with how many colors you write on your profile page, that you don't want to be thanked and commented (especially with copy-paste spam comments as it's very common on this site) there always are people who are so malicious to do it anyway. And they even say it's funny.

    Just please give the option to disable profile page comment widget, and that's it! If anybody wants to thank me, there are always personal notes.

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    Eyenoom

    I don't have any desire to disable comments on my own profile, but I completly understand why some might want this and I therefore support the idea.

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    sadaharugin

    I support this Idea and if it dose become available it would be even better if this feature was available to everyone and not just people with  premium membership.

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    Cup-of-Javo

    <b>PLEASE</b> DeviantART, make this a reality! Or at least make it so you're able to absolutely DELETE profile comments (sites like FurAffinity have this ability; you can't delete comments on your Deviations/Journals, but you CAN delete profile comments)!

     

    I am <B>SO TIRED</b> of having ANY worthwhile conversation or interesting messages pushed off my profile by ignorant people who <i>continually</i> and <i>blatantly</i> SPAM my profile with annoying "Thanks for the [X]!" messages despite me asking them <i>repeatedly</i> and <i>PLEASE</I> not to. Yeah, I can hide the comments, but then my page looks like a warzone and it still does nothing: all the worthwhile comments are STILL hidden behind pages of (now-hidden) messages. I understand that DA is about interacting, but there are MORE than enough ways to interact with others on this site that doesn't involve the profile page. And it's not like every single user will disable their profile section, making them totally inaccessible. That "reason" for leaving it un-editable seems like a cop-out.

     

    And for any suggestions to "block" the spammer: well, the deed is already done at that point. They spammed your page and you can't get rid of it. And it's not like you can tell which person is going to leave that annoying comment and pre-block them beforehand (unless you want to waste your time trying to browse through their activity page); it's almost completely random. And even if you could pre-block them, you would QUICKLY run out of space to put down names because of the sheer amount of people that feel the need (for whatever reason) to do what they want. I've had people tell me to my face that they do it because "YOU WON'T TELL ME WHAT TO DO!!!!1"/"I DO WHAT I WANT AND YOU CAN'T STOP ME", like they're *entitled* to spam my page.

     

    Better profile comments management, PLEASE. I don't know what has to be done to make this a reality, but...I would support almost whatever it would take. Just please. I'm BEGGING you at this point!

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    ItsNotFilia

    "I am SO TIRED of having ANY worthwhile conversation or interesting messages pushed off my profile"

    Not sure how removing the widget would make them more visible, or do them any sort of justice for that matter (and, by extension, how this becomes perceived as a problem, in the first place). I think you guys would have a higher chance of getting somewhere with the staff by stating your actual reasons directly, rather than illogical melodrama served as a substitute.

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    Cup-of-Javo

    I think you're being purposefully obtuse.

     

    The reasons have been clearly stated throughout the entire thread as to why disabling the comments widget would be welcomed by some Deviants: because it would keep your profile page clean of [generally unwanted] spam, which has more than been expressed as being highly irritating and unable to be dealt with in any manner since there are no tools to prevent it from happening. Just because you don't agree with an assessment doesn't make it unwarranted "illogical melodrama", and using an ad hominem as some sort of rebuttal is more than an illogical fallacy than anything else that has come up in this thread.

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