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When, if ever, do you unwatch someone?

Inkblooded

Him...
Banned
On FurAffinity (and other art sites too) do you ever unwatch people? If so, what is usually your reason? I am just curious to know.

I just unwatched someone because although I liked their art, the content of the majority of their submissions was very uncomfortable to me. I debated it for a while because they are a good artist, but some themes are just repulsive to me.

I also unwatch people who end up advertising a lot or post non stop multiple-times-daily reminders. Sorry, but even if I like your art... I don't like having an inbox of 2000 submissions that are mostly ads!

My most "weird" unwatch was unwatching someone who kept posting a size difference bara/femboy OC couple... It just feels very uncomfortable to me. If you like it, it's your characters, and I am not shaming, but something about it just gives me bad vibes.

So what pushes you away? Or have you never unwatched anyone before? It will be interesting to see the responses.

Note: This is a question purely out of curiosity, it is not meant as an attack against certain members of content, nor do I support attacking those content creators. Please be civil, I know there is content a lot of us find disgusting but do not start fights.
 
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-..Legacy..-

Guest
Usually when they become a bit over the top. I've only done that once here, but it's not a big deal.
 

Diretooth

Dire Wolf and Dragon Therianthrope
I only unwatch someone if their art degenerates into nothing but porn or mindless fanservice. I watched someone on deviantart who wrote a slightly NSFW chrono trigger fan comic who had a pretty decent art style, however, they started drawing a lot of MLP fanart, ignoring the comic, and then eventually started drawing pony porn. I unwatched them then and there because while I can tolerate ponies, mindless porn is just a waste of artistic talent.
 

Yakamaru

Worshiper of Monster
Potential reasons for me to stop following someone:

- Whining in journals
- Posts streaming reminders in their god damn submission box
- YCH/Auction reminders
- Uninteresting art
- Too many dicks, too few vaginas
 

Telnac

Fundamentalist Heretic
When a good artist that occasionally does NSFW just devolves into a porn artist.

When someone just dumps all their personal drama in art submissions. Journals exist for that stuff.

When someone just starts making really offensive stuff. I leave my SFW filter off because really good art is sometimes NSFW but I shouldn’t need a bucket of eye bleach ready when I look at the latest submissions!
 
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Vitaly

Guest
Sometimes you find some incredible work and think that all works of this author is such good as this and subscribe to him. But then it turns out that he mostly do weird fetish things that you don’t like.
 
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Deleted member 82554

Guest
When someone no longer offers what I want, I look elsewhere. Simple as that.
 
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JJPaw

Guest
I don't have a lot of people whom got unwatched. Usually who I watch, keep themselves under a moderate schedule when uploading.

However, if it ends up happening, it's probably because they shove a shit ton of YCHs in one fricken day. Wait a day or two, repeat. That stuff makes the submission counter climb and making me think I've got new art to look at.
 

Troj

Your Friendly Neighborhood Dino Therapist
I unfollow someone if I lose interest in their art, or if they start focusing on themes that disinterest, disgust, or bore me.

I'll also unfollow someone if I realize they're an asshole.
 

PlusThirtyOne

What DOES my username mean...?
When i realize their art isn't theirs.
Sometimes there are members that order so much art from one artist or those of a particular style that i confuse their gallery as original art. There are some dead giveaways, like if their gallery is all ONE CHARACTER front to back or they appropriately name their posts "Taking it up the arse - by Some1Else". Most members either don't give a shit, don't care or hope you won't notice and negate to mention that someone else drew their posts. Sometimes i see a gallery of stuff i like so i watch them for a week or two before realizing i followed them based on a farce. ...or...yanno, i was too lazy to notice all the signs.

The other reason i unwatch is when their gallery devolves into hundreds of recolored reposts and YCH auctions. Nine outta ten times though, it turns out that said YCH recolors aren't even their original art either!! They buy ONE illustration of some rando's character template of them spreading cheeks near a glory hole and sell shittily-shopped recolors of the same asshole 30 times daily for $5 a pop.
 
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ChapterAquila92

Resident Bronze Dragon Kasrkin
Banned
I've avoided this altogether with my FA account by simply not watching anyone with it, instead opting to use the search engine to find what I'm looking for. This comes after my own experience with DeviantArt where I'm generally deluged with the hassle of managing my inbox.

As for when I re-evaluate who I watch, it's based on a few criteria.

Why did I watch them? There have been more than a few artists I've watched whose sole raison d'être for my watching them in the first place was for a specific niche - usually a common interest or preferred art style. The exclusively common interest crowd are the most prone to getting the boot on account of either myself or the artist losing interest in the original content. Usually, if the art style is something I find to my liking, I will generally be able to overlook any content they produce that I'm not particularly interested in, though at the cost of having to manually get rid of the "spam".

These days, I'll put up with the crap put out by a professional artist whose art quality I like, if only as a means of keeping tabs on when they're accepting commission requests. It's on this note that I find DeviantArt to be the preferable site for watching such artists, as the site provides the ability to be selective in what content you receive in your inbox from each individual artist you watch.

Are they still producing content? There have been many accounts I've followed in the past who've eventually just fallen silent. Some have been due to the artist getting fed up with the site hosting their gallery (even going so far as to adopt a scorched earth policy while they were at it), others have been due to the artist migrating to a different site due to the traffic they get there, and others still have been due to outside commitments forcing the artist to stop producing content altogether. In the case of those who move on to greener pastures with their galleries, I'm not fond of setting up accounts on a dozen different sites just to keep tabs on them.

Are they improving in their craft? I'm personally big on quality control, which is why my immediate preference for watching an artist will generally be those who are already proficient at what they do, so this isn't a hot-button topic I see very often. With that said, while I may be willing to indulge in watching a newcomer test the waters, I'm very hesitant to do so, having seen far too many examples of amateur artists who settle for mediocrity.
 

Pinky

AKA Allie or Aouzy
People who advertise that they're streaming in the submissions box.

"Expecting art? Nope, just another stream! You'd think by how much I stream I would actually post some art."
 

Inkblooded

Him...
Banned
When i realize their art isn't theirs.
Sometimes there are members that order so much art from one artist or those of a particular style that i confuse their gallery as original art. There are some dead giveaways, like if their gallery is all ONE CHARACTER front to back or they appropriately name their posts "Taking it up the arse - by Some1Else". Most members either don't give a shit, don't care or hope you won't notice and negate to mention that someone else drew their posts. Sometimes i see a gallery of stuff i like so i watch them for a week or two before realizing i followed them based on a farce. ...or...yanno, i was too lazy to notice all the signs.

The other reason i unwatch is when their gallery devolves into hundreds of recolored reposts and YCH auctions. Nine outta ten times though, it turns out that said YCH recolors aren't even their original art either!! They buy ONE illustration of some rando's character template of them spreading cheeks near a glory hole and sell shittily-shopped recolors of the same asshole 30 times daily for $5 a pop.


Off topic but I hate re-uploaders. I figure it's a FA thing because I rarely see it on DA.

Anyway I once had this customer who commissioned me a few times, when I was first starting out and severely underpricing my art.
He pressured me to draw NSFW for him even though I said I wouldn't do it. He also begged me to let him draw NSFW of one my underage female characters but I stopped him.

Just to be clear I have always had a "do not reupload without asking me" rule for my commissions. But after finishing the art for him, this guy goes and reuploads everything I made for him, including linking back to evey account I own. So i tell him and he throws a tantrum but removes it all. Except from e621 which I had to file a report and DNP for.

My opinion of reposters is very low. Even if they paid for the art, most of them don't care about respecting the artist and a lot don't even credit.
 
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Deleted member 111470

Guest
When after a long time of following them, their art remains the same - same poses, same expressions, same style, same everything.
When all they post is patreon teasers and generally just partials of their art that I should unlock by paying.
 

Saiko

GTWT Survivor
I usually unwatch people when I notice that I repeatedly don’t care for their uploads for one reason or another. Sometimes I watched them too readily. Sometimes they stagnate and get boring. Sometimes they start posting too much content that I don’t like. On rare occasions the artist makes a stylistic change or even regresses and ruins their art for me.
 

Filter

ɹǝʇlᴉℲ
My biggest reasons used to be gore and underage characters. Nowadays, it's probably YCH spam. When someone keeps re-uploading the same ad to keep it at the top, I grow tired of it. Oh, I'll still unwatch if you upload cub porn or overly gory pictures, but thankfully I rarely encounter that.

For what it's worth, I've never unwatched an artist for inactivity. You never know when they might post again. Also, it would be hypocritical of me. I've been guilty of being inactive for long stretches. Between the 9-5, yard work, travel, and other projects mean I've had less time for art. This seems to be pretty common among my age group.
 
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lupi900

Guest
When there gallery nothing but re-uploads from others artists.

Endless stream/YCH spam.

Making art over personal drama that just comes of as immature. I know few that were childish enough to close there comment's.

When there gallery is a mess of copy & paste orgy, two or three ways, nude pin ups that have shit anatomy.

When a good artist that occasionally does NSFW just devolves into a porn artist.
 

Casey Fluffbat

E. Fuscus from the discount section
When their fetish art gets too weird or too frequent. I try to watch people who at least make an effort to draw something tame.
 

Kebechet

Member
Usually when I watch an artist, it's because I'm impressed by their art, their style(s), and their ability to consistently do impressive work. I usually unwatch someone when their consistency of turning out good art that they clearly took time and focus on, becomes a thing of the past. I've lost track of how many people I've unwatched because they started posting nothing but weird fetishy herm stuff, or diapers, or nothing but studies of puckered and stretched assholes....or nothing but weird Zootopia sizeplay porn. I feel the same about MLP crap, and "artwork" that provides no purpose other than obvious foot fetish stuff. No.

I have nothing against porn, I've got submission watches full of it.... but my issue is that it isn't even good porn that some of these people start doing. It's cookiecutter crap that I can tell the artist churned out because someone paid them to do it. I watch artists that inspire me to become a better artist myself... not artists that basically stop making good art with depth of character, color, and mood, in favor of turning out mediocre crap for a buck. Yeah that'll pop up from time to time, I know not everything can be a masterpiece. Sometimes we have offdays... but my point is that I'll stop watching an artist if they start doing pretty much "nothing" but crap that provides no artistic inspiration whatsoever. Porn can be artistic, it can have depth, characters can show emotion, and connection to one another. When it lacks these things, I'm just not interested at all. It's like when you pick up a book, and none of the characters are engaging... art should tell a story that engages the audience. That's my feelings on it.
 

Pinky_the_demon

Gay Pink Husky who cant afford a fursuit.
I haven't followed anyone yet, but having said that, I agree with alot of the reasons everyone has said for unfollowing someone on this thread.
 

Baalf

Will accept free hugs and tummy rubs.
I only unwatch someone if their art degenerates into nothing but porn or mindless fanservice. I watched someone on deviantart who wrote a slightly NSFW chrono trigger fan comic who had a pretty decent art style, however, they started drawing a lot of MLP fanart, ignoring the comic, and then eventually started drawing pony porn. I unwatched them then and there because while I can tolerate ponies, mindless porn is just a waste of artistic talent.
When a good artist that occasionally does NSFW just devolves into a porn artist!

I feel like I'm slightly guilty of this. My artwork used to be quite diverse, and I used to draw all sorts of characters and such. Now it feels like all I ever want to draw are fatfurs. SFW fatfurs, but fatfurs none the less. Every once in a while, I'll get in the mood to draw other things, but otherwise I generally only draw skinnier characters as enemies for my game, or as characters in my comic. I generally draw other things on days I feel bad for only drawing fatfurs, but most days I feel like it's not that big of a deal. Sometimes I wonder, though...

Regardless, my fatfur art is usually only posted in my fatfur group, while the rest of my art is posted on my main account. I guess I want one account for fans of fatfurs, and another for those who aren't.
 
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