Discrimination Against The Symbols + ~ Art FeatureJust because we can't afford a dA subscription doesn't mean we aren't smart or talented artists.Discrimination Against The Symbols + ~ Art Feature by Sailor-Pikmin
-Anonymous dA user
I've been dwelling on this issue since earlier this year, but not until recently that it's dawned on me that not everyone on dA gets equal treatment from the admins. In fact, I've seen many talented, wonderful, and kind artists get knocked down JUST because they have a "~" symbol new to their username. Especially here lately, as I have become more involved with the community, I've seen quite a few non-subscribed users be ignored, whereas Beta Testers/premium members are treated with respect. That's good for them, but what about us?
Recently, a friend told me he was talking about anime with a Beta Tester, who I'd rather leave anonymous. He mentioned one of our good friends on dA, (who I will also leave anonymous for privacy reasons) and how the anime-style pieces said friend draws are absolutely gorgeous. Then, the Beta Test