Here's a simple question I want to ask you.
Let's start with the pros :
1. Your name gets mentioned for any borrowed vectors or artworks used, you are credited
2. Your name gets mentioned when you're well known or famous
3. Revealing other people's name mention that person he/she is well known for something
4. Revealing other people's name mention that person he/she made that artwork and you want to credit the person
5. For journal entry, it shows that you are watching that artist or befriend with that artist whether it's for his/her art or maybe it's just friends who love to chit chat in the Notes often.
So here's the cons :
1. Your name gets mentioned but the comments in there may be offensive and meant to hurt you, possible common tactic used by your enemies & trolls
2. Your name gets mentioned but the problem is the person's inbox classify them as "Ad", "Spam", "Useless Entry", "Stupid Deviation", etc... Whether if it's a Comment or a Journal Entry, classifying this as privacy-intrusion on their Inbox.
3. Revealing other people's name can be dangerous, it can be your enemy or troll or even the tyrant that he cannot be mentioned. Once mentioned, that person will come back to bite you!
4. For journal entry, unless you're a stupid person, mentioning one's enemy or troll's name is only asking for trouble via provocation.
Today, I just got attacked by some bad user, I cannot reveal the name & gender to avoid making it as a really personal issue, as you know, I don't update my journals very often and also you know I'm not drawing much lately. I'm a gamer like Button Mash or Gamer Luna, hence creating artworks is rare BUT I do upload Request Pics that are made by others like the same that another guy did it (Sorry, name hidden to avoid bias). Anyway, I'm talking about that person asking me a simple but ridiculous question of removing the person's name from my future journal entries, however, I need them as in the Pros #5, I watch that person just for the artworks despite we don't talk much. But sadly, that person see me as it would have been a problem like Cons #2. I don't want to say much, after all that explanation, I decide to unwatch that person and no longer want to associate with again, due to the person's idiocy and ignorance, we're done and it's game over!
So anyway, I expect the person to block me completely or do me anything worse for this so called "offensive" journal entry, although the problem is the person's ignorance and taking this small matter as a big issue when the simple "X" button can be clicked on. I suffered a few attacks last year with people mentioning my name, I also watch other people too but they often write journals that I don't want to read, so what I do is simple, ignore them & press the "X" button.
As for my future journal entries, I no longer put in the names of artists whom I watch and the clubs I join. Since I notice other people don't do that often in their journals, I decide to follow suit. Plus, save ourselves some bandwidth for downloading the avatar pics.
Overall still, let me ask you this, do you think DA's "Mention" feature is annoying? It's a Yes or No question but you can also write your opinions & comments too. Let's discuss...
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