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Are your deviations really in the right category? 

72 deviants said Yes, I always pay attention where I am putting them
36 deviants said I think so... (checking now!)
10 deviants said I don't care
2 deviants said I shove everything in general... I need to change that and will do!

Devious Comments

maxnort Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2013   Writer
I am hopeless at classifying what I write by form.

I classify by style and content.

I could care less what it ends up looking like anymore, as long as it says what I want to say and when read, sounds like I want
camelopardalisinblue Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I try but I suspect sometimes I get it pretty wrong. Things like sociopolitical etc categories are a little confusing and still aren't defined, so I probably don't get those right.
Solarune Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2013   Writer
I often don't know exactly where to put them, so I just do my best and leave a note in the description asking for suggestions. :XD:
autumnlit Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2013
I have to agree with what =DrippingWords said. Sometimes it's a tough call to decide which category something fits in best, and some categories people may stay away from, even though they might like it not knowing that it's not your average one category. But to be honest, I'm terrible with categories and labels in general just because when I go looking for music, art, books, I don't think "gee I want to read a good horror, or fantasy, or etc." I think, "I want to read something" and I never go about browsing by paying attention to what genre things fit into. I tend to like a bit of everything of almost everything. = /
DrippingWords Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2013  Student Writer
I never know what to do if it fits more than one category.
WDWParksGal Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2013
I have been slowly moving stock deviations into more appropriate categories. As sub-cats are added, I do try to get things moved, but there are many I still need to move to "premades". Otherwise, I really do try and choose the right category, but there have been a couple times when I was using the "shortcut" of the popular choices that pop up when submitting that I accidentally clicked the wrong one!
Itti Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I do take care to pick a category, but I think it would serve me better if I didn't.

For example, if I'm particularly looking for haiku or villanelles or sonnets (let's say sonnets), I have to browse:
Poetry > Children's > Traditional Fixed Forms
Poetry > Emotional > Traditional Fixed Forms
Poetry > Family Life > Traditional Fixed Forms
Poetry > General > Traditional Fixed Forms
Poetry > Horror > Traditional Fixed Forms
Poetry > Human Nature > Traditional Fixed Forms
Poetry > Humor > Traditional Fixed Forms
Poetry > Narrative > Traditional Fixed Forms
Poetry > Nature > Traditional Fixed Forms
Poetry > Romantic > Erotic > Traditional Fixed Forms
Poetry > Romantic > General > Traditional Fixed Forms
Poetry > Romantic > Post-teen > Traditional Fixed Forms
Poetry > Romantic > Teen > Traditional Fixed Forms
Poetry > Satire > Traditional Fixed Forms
Poetry > Sociopolitical > Traditional Fixed Forms
Poetry > Spiritual > Traditional Fixed Forms
Poetry > Transgressive > Traditional Fixed Forms

Realistically, I'm not going to browse all of those - I'll pick a few and then browse just those. And most other people looking for a particular form will do the same.

So if my hypothetical sonnet was in Poetry > Children's > Traditional Fixed Forms, then someone looking for sonnets is probably not going to find it unless they were specifically looking for children's poetry. It would be better off in Poetry > General > Traditional Fixed Forms because more people will look there.

So, as I said, I do try to categorise everything properly, but part of me thinks that I'd be better off not doing so.
ActsofArt Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I do. but I feel as if the da categories are bit limited sometimes and some of my pieces end up in general poetry because there is no other fitting category.
neurotype Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Do you know how to suggest modifications to the existing gallery categories? :B
ActsofArt Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
no, but I'm not really sure what category I would suggest I just feel there should be a better option than general.
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