Only if the deviations can be protected/locked : I would not want people to use my deviations like that.
And the default option should be "protected", especially for deviations existing before the feature's addition so that they do not get shared without the artist beeing aware of it/agreeing with it.
To quote =faeorain : "[...], and if we choose not to let our work be used in this purpose, that should be respected, and no new feature that is introduced should override that. So if DA introduces a feature that aids and encourages people in using work that artists have set as no permission given, I would think this would make DA legally responsible for any copyright infringement that takes place through said system"
Ok. See. THIS. RIGHT HERE. Are the kinda ideas you should be testing out, instead of butchering your submit system for users who have over ten year old computers! I'll probably won't use this kinda thing, but it isn't something I'm against. TRY TO MAKE NEW THINGS, DA, INSTEAD OF BOTCHING UP YOUR CURRENTLY WORKING FEATURES.
P.S. That includes the idea of a Feed for messager.
P.S.S. I mean DON'T butcher it for users who have over ten year old computers.
I am still not a fan of these annotations And what will happen with your idea of deviation feeds in the message center? When are we going to see the "prototype" Sometimes I think you just read the first few comments and then you ignore the rest
Your journal features copyrighted characters and works, therefore it would be better suited in the Journal > Art News > Fan Art category .
Other than that, I think this feature is childish, I wouldn't allow my art to be used like this (not even for money) nor would I dare use other people's art with this purpose. And if I were, I'd use MS Paint xD It's faster, easier and it keeps things home and away from the public.
If you so want to keep going with this, at least try to make the speech bubbles and the text look sleeker cause this way it just destroys the image underneath. Allow for transparency and other shapes. Get rid of those horrible arrows xD If you must, then make them simple lines not such thick arrows. Arrange the text to be in the middle of the bubble, it looks off if it's aligned to the top D:
This is an art site, make it look artsy and appealing to the eyes C: