If dA goes through with the proposed changes, or even just a few of them, this website will no longer be Is no longer
useful to me as an artist or functional enough as a commissioner. In preparation, I will be going through my entire watchlist and writing down alternate contact/watch info, particularly for friends and for artists I have commissioned or hope to commission in the future. This... will probably take months.
I will be on the look out for sites that come up repeatedly, especially dA-alternatives, because I don't know any others and don't know which are both useful and popular. If you know any, or have any suggestions (other than furaffinity, tumblr, facebook, twitter, reddit or "please stay on deviantart") please tell me!
Just to clear, I will be leaving dA for the same reason I came here: I am looking for networking with quality artists, to commission with real money, through a functional and relatively uncluttered online platform.
EDIT: As of the 1Oct14 changes to the front page, which came WAY sooner than I expected, dA is already unuseful to me and yeah, this is really happening. My god. The sidebar changes weren't so bad-- yet, because I rarely use the sidebar-- but I'm not even going to try and sort out that vomit in the middle.
Also, I might finally make my own website. Any recommendations for easy programming and webhosts?
In other, happier news, I rather adore my latest commission, from zwxART