I noticed this trend where people want to keep their pages 'clean' and don't want people commenting on their profil and instead reply to sort of a master comment they put on their profile.... I honestly don't get how this is making things 'cleaner'?
I mean dA offers this separate message board on your profile, people comment and the comments appear in your comment section. And in this trend some people use this master comment as some sort of ... a new separate message board on a separate message board and the comments they get there go to their reply section.
where is the difference other than where the comments are displayed? maybe I miss something but it seems rather ... identidal to me XD
some even hide all the comments on their profile. If they do I usually assume they have shady things going on and might not be the most trustworthy <.<
another trend is that people don't want to get 'thanks' for faves or watches on their pages. Why is that? Sure it's repetetive at times but seriously, I always feel it as an honor when people take from their own precious time to leave a messege to me, no matter how simple.
And such comments can be the spawn of a conversation, of getting to know new people, make friends and such. And replying to them simply shows you care. I totally understand that sometimes there's not sufficient time to reply to everyone, I know that oh too well - but at least once in a while one should show they care.
And honestly I always check if people reply on their front pages, if they don't I don't bother commenting because I assume they don't bother with the comments anyways
that's just my two cents, though
*throws some glitter*