Ok, so this is the ~fourth day since I joined dA and I have some impressions to share. Actualy, just want to concentrate on one, mostly.
"Thanks for the fav!" ...
But why ???
Not sure why, but artists/members in dA gets much more favs comparing to flickr. Maybe it's because of better website design, which lets us to see a whole bunch of new pics in the frontpage. Or maybe its because of more "user-friendly" way of letting members to communicate or browse through galleries.
Anyway, I think it's good.
After moving my gallery to dA I had got more than 150 favs per day. Moreover, I joined one of the toughest (I suppose) photography groups on dA and got my photo accepted for sharing on their monthly gallery. I probably do not have to say, that it's a good feeling.
Then again, the same first day I browsed through some other members pages and noticed that everyone has some/a lot of "thanks for the fav" in the comments column. Exactly the same moment I had got an idea - "OMG, do I have to thank all the members for their favs???"
So, did some thinking about this situation which led me to conclusion - "But why???".
Why should authors thank for the favs? I mean - if you're an author and your work was faved, it just means that you did a good job and your effort was appreciated, thats it! So why should you thank someone for just liking your work?
So, at the end of the day - I do not thank anyone for fav'ing or posting my photos on group galleries. From my perspective, its nowhere near the impoliteness. I even tend to think that it's more professional to just be subtle and pretend that you don't even know about all those favs for your works, while inside - being happy knowing, that you did a good job.
I guess, this post might be kind of explanation in case someone, who faved my photo will check my page with a thought like "what a rude jackass...".
That is my position.
Still, I understand that maybe you just want to share your happiness about your work being liked by thanking others. Even if I do not propagate this kind of behaviour.