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How should I give out the 100 Premium Memberships

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376 deviants said Choosing deviants that I, winehaus, think deserve it
20%
345 deviants said Clicking on the Random Deviant Button
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301 deviants said Allowing people to simply ask for one and give them out on a first come, first serve basis
18%
298 deviants said Accepting nominations from other users
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267 deviants said Holding one or more Giveaway Journals
6%
100 deviants said Other (let me know by commenting!)

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:iconkachieek:
KaChieek Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2012
I think you should give them to people who need them, and deserve them.

Ex. Have an amazing talent for art or writing but have no points or premium to help their features

I don't think that the random deviant button is a good idea, because some people hardly ever go on and have no use for it.
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warriorcatsluver4eva Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I agree with you!!
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qweenofblackrose Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I think that you can make a journal and make the deviants fav. it, and then use random.org generator.
I think that this would be fair for everyone! :)
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plumbunnies Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2012  Student General Artist
Random...but deviant has to be active within the last three months or something.
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plumbunnies Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2012  Student General Artist
Oh and cannot have a sub prior to.
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SEVMD Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
The first come first serve is not a very good idea, neither is Choosing deviants that I, `JoseFelipeM, think deserve it. It makes it very limited and the chance of the person getting it can be due to personal reasons, however this is just how I feel. Although I chose that people should nominate, sometimes it can be unfair. I do believe that =Girasolia has the right suggestion but than again, people can lie and not do what they said in the application.

Unfortunately I do not have any idea because there are always flaws in such. Maybe suggest a person and see if people believe they deserve one instead of them suggesting. Though if you do use this method many would only decide to agree to giving the pm to the person if their art is good so its back to being bias. These are just my thoughts I feel like stating. :shrug:
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ChaoChaoperson Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
Letting deviants comment on why they need one and you picking ones that you think need it
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Sunnibutt Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2012  Student Digital Artist
I think nominating someone would be great too.. like.. I have a friend that just started her page.. I know she is knew but she has the talent for it. and if you were to go to her page you would see it.. :iconcrwardenart: that is just an example..
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:iconikatie22:
iKatie22 Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I think you should give it out to people who deserves/needs it. Many people never had a Premium membership before (like me) and sign up for giveaways and never win. Usually the people who already have one win those kinds of things (in my opinion) lol. You might not know the other person very well so you could post a journal with questions that people have to fill out so you can see which ones deserve it the most! Just an idea!

Merry Christmas! :xmas:
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Shannenthefox Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2012  Student
I think you should pick the one who really needs it the one who has never ever tried to have a premium membership so they can experience i know,like me someone out there has never experience it coz other deviants didnt donate any poiunts or others didnt give any premium membership...I dont think you should choose first come first serve coz other peeps in the world didnt know what time u post that give away coz we had different time zones others are awake and asleep..

THat is just my opinion but ur decision is what is gonna be...
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hellothere5 Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2012
I think you should have a journal and people comment about why they would want a PM. I'm not sure if that's the easiest, but if you choose who you think deserves it, then you'd forget some hardworking people who you don't know :|
NOT random, I don't think it's that good of an idea. Giveaways become a factor of who makes alternate accounts and who doesn't.
I'm new to this site, but I think your project is an awesome way to give to those who have been here for a while and deserve a Christmas gift, or for someone who just needs a PM or points to get started. :D
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silvazestorys Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2012
I think you should give it to people that need Premium Membership! If you give it to random people that don't really need it, it was a waste of PM. Pick people that deserves PM, and needs it, like me :(
Your really kind for giving away PM's! If you think a particular person needs it, do the right thing and give it to them. You take the right person, that person will be very grateful! Give it to someone that has never had PM before. Do some thing different and maybe give it to someone that you have not met yet or got to know yet. Giving it to people that has never had PM before that would be nice and a chance to have a go at PM. Don't pick someone random, choose someone different and let them have a go. Sorry for the long comment ^^; Give it to the right person, and f=do the right thing! :D
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:iconwinehaus:
winehaus Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2012
Thanks for the input. :)
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Meegatsu Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2012
i agree with silvazestorys.... you should see who really deserve the PM.... if you use the random deviant.... you can find me! and you really DON'T WANT TO give me the PM.... trust me, don't waste your points with me....
you can also ask to your closest friends about who really deserve a PM, i'm sure they have seen some great people arout the place

give a PM to those without many watchers.... but WITH TALENT! they deserve it!

sorry if my english is bad, dude.... i do my best with english XD
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silvazestorys Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2012
:D
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Nayirah Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Allowing people to simply ask for one and give them out on a first come, first serve basis and Accepting nominations from other users But no first come first serve, but you choose them.
Choosing deviants that I, `JoseFelipeM, think deserve it
Giveaway-Journals and Random isn't that good. Because there are many old accounts or Adoptable/Lineart-Coloring-Accounts I think they don't relly deserve it, if they don't do real art, just coloring.
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Ruwich Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
We can't pick using the random deviant button. What if we come across some troll or worse, someone who never or doesn't use their accounts anymore? I think we need to just find someone worthy using a different method. Random deviant button will take too long to find someone who deserves it.
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:iconhaklar:
haklar Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
For the premium membership thingy, you should do something that is easy for you to do. I don't want it to be too complicated for you and frustrate you. I would say maybe make a journal, and have people comment on what dA really is and means. But then again, could be too complicated. Maybe you can do it for people who you think deserves it, AND hasn't had premium membership before. That is just my opinion. c:
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Nod3rator Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I disagree with the random dev button, because what if you go on to a dead account or something? Or someone who won't use it and will just deactivate or something after... Idk
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Serahbi Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
pick people who have never had one :(
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SkyCuboid Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2012
Just an Idea:

"Give them out in the form of Points and before 17th November because of the buy 1 get one free Premium Membership which makes it a 6 Month Premium instead of a 3 month"

Also, make it by choosing the best deserving deviant in YOUR opinion.

Just an idea.
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thrikreed Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I vote #3 and #4.
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DarkCatAngel99 Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
To those who never had one. Though I don't think there's a possible way of knowing this unless you ask that particular person.
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dnbly Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2012  Professional Photographer
Clicking on the random deviant button really isnt all that just, I mean most of the people that come up wont even be frequent users of Deviantart and thus wouldn't really make much use of it.

Hence, I believe you should probably just give them to people who you think most deserve them.
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Kreny Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2012  Student General Artist
I posted this on your journal.. sorry :|

My idea is:

Give out it out to people who have been nominated by someone else for work done for the community(not just the dA community but elsewhere through art.. say.. for AIDS Awareness)
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Girasolia Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2012  Student General Artist
I think you should have a first come, first serve basis OF APPLICATIONS. The applications would be the deviant filling out these questions:
1. How do you plan to use your PM?
2. Have you had a PM before?
3. Are you an active user (i.e. how many deviations do you have? are you on every day etc.?)?
4. How long have you been on dA?

Then you choose the applications that you like the best- deserving deviants, but you don't have to know them. They could find you instead of you finding them. You'd be choosing, but it would be a wider range of deviants then the ones that you know.

Just an idea :meow:

(Do you think you could respond so I know you got this? Thanks ;))
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Amy-defy Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2012
thats a really really good idea!!
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lightning0000 Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2012
this is a really good idea!!!
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:iconwinehaus:
winehaus Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2012
I have received your comment. Thank you for your feedback.
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Maythehedgie Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2012
Maybe you should give it to people who need it for a purpose
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T0XICFR0G Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Choosing deviants that I, `JoseFelipeM, think deserve it
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Holding one or more Giveaway Journals
Are my favorites =P

I don't like the random deviant one because when you're going through that most of the people i see are inactive or a few years / spare troll accounts for other deviants, you don't really know who your giving it too D:
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mls13 Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2012  Student
I think that you should pick, but make sure they deserve it by improving their art and that you don't just pick someone because of their real-life situation. Pick them on whether they are improving art, kind to others, and aren't breaking any rules of DA.
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livil00lah Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
This is really kind of you! Good on ya!

Hm... I would advise giving away memberships through :icondawishingwell:

There are many artists there, myself included, who have been waiting for Premium Memberships. Unfortunately most wind up waiting many months for memberships. I've waited a good 6 months plus myself and haven't gotten a membership yet.

here's the list if you are interested:

[link]
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Semantot Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Journal giveaway is bad. Make people wait and wait, and later, disappointed. Kind of gambling with faith and luck. Yay for 100 deviants, but how about the 1000--no perhaps million that don't? Some even neglect their real life because of this "luck" thingy. Yeah, "Who cares", but if you in their shoe then... Think about it.

Anyway, combination of these Choosing deviants that I, `JoseFelipeM, think deserve it. and Allowing people to simply ask for one from Random Deviant PLUS Check if they never had Premium or not
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Semantot Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
PLUS active/real person accounts.
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Mercenary-Inc Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
you should give it to those who are active and those who are willing to help others and they should be given out to people who strive to improve their art and not only to those who draw really well.
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aisukurimu-tan Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I think personally that they should be given out to people who strive to improve their art and not only to those who draw really well. Those who are active and those who are willing to help others. It's like a gift for being a good deviant. I think the first come first serve isnt a very good idea. It's very unfair to those who are not online on those days. Maybe you choose the people you deem worthy. The nomination option is also not very fair as mostly popular deviants will get the premium. :\
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Camicoot Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Hold a contest for drawings to promote worthy causes.
Give opportunities to earn them with positive acting.
Maybe set up a system for deviants to earn them by providing support, encouragement, and constructive criticism to artists who are in need of such support.

If you give them away, that will be quite charitable.

But if you inspire people to do good things and reward them for it, you won't just be giving away free stuff. You'll be giving back to the community and providing positivity to an entire community.
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Grasschamp Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I am confident that the best choice would be to see if they met the standards to whether or not you think they deserve it.

I have once previously seen someone give out points to a deviant that asked if he could get points for a contest because he did have enough people commissioning him, only to have later found out that this particular deviantart was an art thief that was trying to get himself a PM.

That way, you will have a say in who deserves such nice things and who deserves to rot in a flaming pit of despair.
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AMT149 Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Why don't you have people ask and then if you think they deserve it, give it to them?
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monochromera Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2012
well, I know if you did random deviant, there's a few upsides, and plus it's pretty fair... but a lot of the accounts there belong to inactive people... some who haven't been on in years. probably lost the password or stopped using DA.
plus some people actually hate premium membership, and would be crestfallen after getting something they cannot possibly get rid of without a painfully long wait.
also, what if you ended up on the page of some trashy cyber bully? that's a membership wasted.
and if you did a giveaway journal, then at least you know its going to someone who wants it... maybe someone less greedy than a person that just comes up and nabs it.
I think it would be good to give them to people you think actually deserve them, so that all those donations didn't just go to someone who never uses and account, or who honestly does not deserve it at all. I'm pretty sure you have good judgement in people, so I wouldn't be worried if you were choosing the people that the memberships went to.
gahhhhh I'm sounding so negative though >.<
sorry, I didn't mean for it to sound rude or arrogant or anything like that. my apologies if that came out badly
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t3h-puppeteer Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
I know random deviant is not the best. Unless you make sure you check before donating, some are might be inactive or even abandoned...
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TheArtistyk Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
How 'bout half are given to those nominated by others/you think they deserve it and half through a giveaway journal?
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nevershoutelric Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I agree with this suggestion ^.^
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TheArtistyk Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks~
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SamiLuvsCandy Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
just give is asked for, no first come first serve
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Fehnwrites Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Random deviant could lead to two problems: inactive users being given the memberships, or people that do not want them/wouldn't use them being given the memberships. If you do a nomination, at least you'll know they are active users that want the memberships :3
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Mikriluna Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2012
How about, you hold a little comment contest like last year. That was fun and fair.
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parisgirl126 Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2012  Student General Artist
i would say 1st come 1st serve but i always get left out/ dont know when to do so/ dont even get a chance!
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2x3luffy Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
Why not pick a random number and seeing 50 above and below according to your watcher list and give it to them
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