For the past year or so, I have been sitting here watching, while deviantArt kept removing things, that I liked, and kept adding stupid stuff that I didn't like. I haven't been very happy with this "progress" but hey, at least I had my fun here.
But now I have to remove the print option from many of my photos, several hundred.
I remember some time ago, there still has been a menu item for mass editing prints. I do not remember, if that option to remove prints has been there, but I do remember that item. Now I can't find it (one of those Verschlimmbesserungen). I asked support how I can mass remove prints from my photos, and the answer has been that this is not possible.
They told me to go into each photo, then click edit, then uncheck the checkbox for "print" and then save that. Then I have to go into the gallery again, pick the next photo, where I want to remove the print, and then do it all over again. I estimate at least 15, 20 seconds per photo and a lot of awfully repetitive, boring work.
Been considering "just" deleting those photos, but a) that would maybe be up to 25% of all, b) it would include a majority of my best photos, and c) *surprise* there's no mass edit option for deletion either.
Since I really feel (not on my own volition), that it's imperative to remove prints on a large number of my photos, there is only one option for me, unless I want to spend weeks on here doing the idiocy that dA is expecting me to do.
So, I am going to shut down my account (for which I had just bought a premium membership) coming weekend.
If any of the people following me want to stay in touch, send me a message. And if any of you guys know of a place somewhat similar to deviantArt, but a GOOD place, where it makes sense to upload more than 10 or 20 photos, then please let me know.