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the convention season has put me 2k+ messages behind : ( do i- 

59%
709 deviants said say thank you here and start a new trend to answer them as i get them ( as i did all day today- almost)
19%
228 deviants said go thru each and show i appreciate each and every, even if it takes another 6 months ( i started to last night)
16%
193 deviants said be an asshole and pretend i never got them ( though i did read them all!)
6%
74 deviants said turn off the comments and rely on emails and notes alone for conversation.

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:iconrudys-replacement:
rudys-replacement Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2009
yer the only professional that ever replies to your questions/comments anyway dood - so I think people will understand... specially after your poll...

y'know.... if you could just 'glance' at my deviant-page and tell me to 'quit pretending to be an artist and get a life' - or a 'keep crackin yer not that bad' it would really mean a lot man.... total respect you as an artist - you rock DN!!!! =)
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HOULY1970 Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2009
Haha I put be an asshole because it was funny ... but I've been in the same position a few times and try to answer them all .. sometimes it takes a really long time and I'm sure people are like huh ? Who's this douhe respond 3 months later after I commented ...

But yeah maybe the other suggestion where you say thanks and that you've read them all and appreciate them but you're going to whipe the slate clean and try to keep up in the less busy times of the year.

Right after you've responded to my awesome comments of course !!!

hahaha

Good luck bud.
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:iconblackpookie:
BlackPookie Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2009
well Duss you've already answered me back 2 times at least... if you dont want to do it again I wont be mad ;)
Just keep on the good work!!!!!
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nonparticipant Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2009
i said start here, I would say the asshole one, because thats not really being an ass. But you seem like the type to really wanna communicate with your fans, commenters, critiquers, and appreciators.
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duss005 Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2009
haha thanks
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Frankenfrau Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2009
It's more than understandable why you can't get back to each and every comment left behind. You have a life and career going on, if there's people that cannot grasp that then you know who your true fans are. ;)

Feel free to skip this one by the way.
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:iconduss005:
duss005 Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2009
im gonan try to do both a and b :D
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:iconfrankenfrau:
Frankenfrau Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2009
Good for you! It's admiral to see someone with such a busy schedule still eager to keep in touch with fans. Do the best that you can, and just continue to make wonderful art in the process.:)

Greatly appreciate the reply back by the way. You didn't have to, but it was a nice gesture and I take it to heart. :aww:
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demonkitty0 Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2009
10k+ deviations, 7k+ messages here, so I'm no one to give advice
but basically, reply to the comments that are worth replying to if that makes sense- questions, really thought out comments
I'm sure people just saying "nice picture!" don't expect much of a reply
and if you want you could do a journal explaining your build-up of messages and thank them all at once.
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:iconvinhluanluu:
vinhluanluu Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2009  Professional General Artist
You are one of the friendliest professional on DA and i know we all appreciate it, but understandably convention season can really wreck your schedule as you're traveling and still working deadlines. I'm just happy to see art from you dude!
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:iconduss005:
duss005 Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2009
thanks man, i thikn ill combine #s 1 and 2 hah
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:iconcomicfanartist1994:
comicfanartist1994 Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
answer one out of every 15!
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:iconduss005:
duss005 Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2009
haha done
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comicfanartist1994 Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
lol!
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sygnin Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
Just write a journal entry saying 'Thank You' and apologize for not being able to reply each person individually because of the sheer amount and time it would take you.

Or if you want to break your hand, go ahead and thank them all anyways.
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chaostails Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2009
I've just passed the 10k mark on mine *sigh*
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CareoSensus Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2009
I think your art is more than enough for a thank you to the fans... so keep on drawin' dude!
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:iconreligionandmoney:
ReligionAndMoney Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2009
Do what you feel is right.
In my opinion: you have a life other than anwering comments!
delete them!
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:iconduss005:
duss005 Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2009
i can do both!
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ReligionAndMoney Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2009
yeah<3
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theprincessbee Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2009
I'm disappointed so many people have voted for the first - whilst it would be lovely if you had hours and hours of free time to answer each message individually, it isn't realistic or fair ON YOU when you're so far behind. MUCH better to post a general thank you message - it's still heartfelt, after all - and then try to stay on top of individual responses going first.
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duss005 Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2009
ill probably just do both, thanks then answer them as soon as i can. thanks!
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SpookyChan Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2009  Professional General Artist
concentrate on work, not on comments. Do an overall "thank you" journal.
People will understand.

But do what's in your heart of course, but remember you're professional, and comments take time out of work.
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:iconduss005:
duss005 Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2009
thanks chandra
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:iconinkdoom:
inkdoom Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You have a life. You'll never get the time spent replying to all those messages back.
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:iconduss005:
duss005 Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2009
sounds like a dare
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:iconinkdoom:
inkdoom Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
It is. I dare you to create a time-machine or some sort of time-dilation machine. Your choice.
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WadeFurlong Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2009  Professional Traditional Artist
Be an ass I say... I'd hit the ones that stuck out, but I'd delete the 'blah blah blah'-s... You're busy enough bro, you're a monster doing the art, you're a father, your a friend to some of us here, but we'll understand... Do yo thAng bud, move on, clear that shiz out and start fresh...:)
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mechangel2002 Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2009  Professional Traditional Artist
Only about 2k? I came home to about 3.5k lol... I go through them section by section, deleting ones that don't really need responses, etc.
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duss005 Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2009
rockstarrr!
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mechangel2002 Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2009  Professional Traditional Artist
It helped I was stuck sick after I got home XD I couldn't work on stuff, too shaky.
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:iconwrale:
Wrale Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I didn't personally send you anything, but oh man I'd much rather you draw than try to respond to 2k messages.

That's the drawback of being in the biz I guess!
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duss005 Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2009
thanks man, its not really the work or anything, sometimes i jsut dont know what to answer. the simple thanks seems too simple.
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:iconwrale:
Wrale Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
hah I can see how that'd be a problem.

I dunno man. If that's not in you then it's not in you. I guess for general flattery a thanks is all that's in order.
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