I am a day late on the logo change deviantART has had. Well, I'm not exactly late, since I have been looking at journals (more specifically the popular protest journal now renamed to "What our voices mean in this community") and deviations. I definitely do not agree with the change in any way since it does not represent our site. It is not easily recognizable like the old logo was, and if you have to make changes, you can't just change it to something completely different. Does a Z or a cactus that shares huge similarities with a Russian company's (platzkart.ru/)
logo really show who we are as a site? People have been commenting on the offical journal about how deviantART is all about art thieves and this is just another thing to prove it, although they didn't know the site existed.
According to deviantART's journal, "Boldly Facing The Future," the community "should have as much ownership over our identity as we do." Why do you continue to laugh when the majority of us don't like this new logo change?
They also claim that we as a community were involved in this change, which is obviously not the case.
It has been no secret that deviantART has been doing this kind of stuff for a good while now. I remember when they first decided that it would be a brilliant idea to include journals as deviations that could be favorited, and they set up a poll asking the community's opinion. The majority answered back, "No. Journals are journals, and deviations are deviations. Keep it as is." Then they went and changed it any way.
This no longer feels like deviantART, it feels like a generic art site, which is not what we were once about. DeviantART and Moving Brands both are finding our rightful protest hilarious, and that right there was the last straw. If this is now how this wonderful site is going to be and how it's going to end, I don't know if I want to continue to be a part of it. No, I am not being one of those immature attention seekers who only wants to get their way and I'm probably never really leaving, but I feel this way because we are being silenced. We were deviantART.