Okay, I really need to get this off my chest because it has lately been pissing me off seeing this so often. If you're aware of dAHub, then you are probably going to understand what I'm going to rant about. You see, there are certain number of people who watch deviants and once they've received their points, they unwatch. I can't emphasize how disrespectful, inconsiderate, and selfish this is. If you're one of these people doing this, you have clearly misunderstood the whole point of dAHub. We're not only supposed to help ourselves grow, but help others as well. If you are so self-centered that all you care about is your own popularity, you honestly don't deserve it.
If I don't have interest in someone's art, I won't bother clicking that "watch" button and I couldn't care less if it gives me points. Why? Because I have the human decency to be respectful. When you click that button, you are stating that you are interested in that artist's work. It's that freaking simple. Aside from that, you have no idea how rude it is to be a fake watcher. You want to support artists AND gain support yourself? Go watch artists you actually like. It's the Golden Rule; treat others how you want to be treated. I don't care if it takes you "longer" to receive points that way, because again this isn't only about your growth.
Honestly, it's so sad that there are quite a number of these people, and I guess I'm a little naive thinking that everyone was going to be supportive of each other's work using dAHub. But that gives no excuse whatsoever.
I have no problem with people unwatching me if they are no longer interested in my art. You can't force someone to like what you make, and that's perfectly fine. But I'm not stupid when I see people unwatching me coincidentally right after I have gained ten or twenty watchers. And if that doesn't convince you, trust me, I keep the history of recent watchers and what do you know, it's always a recent watcher who has unwatched me. Coincidence? I think not. Not to mention, I have seen people making similar complaints about this so I'm sure it's not just me.
So I ask you right now, if you are reading this AND are using dAHub, before you click that "watch" button ask yourself, "Do I enjoy this artist's work?". If the answer is yes, congratulations, you are helping an artist grow and in return, you will gain points. If the answer is no, then for the love of god, DON'T EVEN THINK ABOUT CLICKING THAT BUTTON BECAUSE YOU ARE WASTING EVERYONE'S TIME. I and many other artists here want to know that our watchers actually appreciate what we make, and do not have to deal with hungry point takers.
Just stop it already. Rant over.