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DA sold to WIX.   Why I think this will be a good thing for DA.

I think this will be a positive move for DA, which lets face it is prehistoric and needs an overhaul.

I think that all the rumours people are saying about the copyrights of our images are just rumours.   I believe Wix when they say any scheme to offer images on the Wix site will be voluntary and an opt-in option.

I believe this will give DA a chance of moving forward rather than sitting still and fading slowly as people go to new modern sites.

I know many will not be keen on change, but if we want DA to stay strong and grow, something like this needed to happen.

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FrostAlexis Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I agree with you entirely. :nod:
I'm actually really excited! Wix is professional and successful. 
They're going to do a great job!
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supersnappz16 Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2017  Hobbyist Photographer
I hope so and agree that I think if they are mindful of the community spirit, that DA could thrive.  But  as I have said in the past, I think they should not worry about being mobile friendly too much,  As most of us use computers.  I do like the app.  But I think it should not be their priority as I thought DA staff thought it should be.  I also hope they reduce the price of super groups.  
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SlichoArt Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2017  Professional Digital Artist
I totally agree! Have had a wix account for some years now and xhtml wise they do awesome things! This site does need a pick me up to make things more interesting, espeially our profile pages and group pages. Any modernisation there is more then welcome. And I do agree about the images too. They can never "sell" or share copyrighted images of those who accepted the terms as they were. If those change it is up to the person to accept or decline.
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GUDRUN355 Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2017
I don't mind that WIX acquired DA. I just wish the administration would explain to the membership what specific changes and benefits will be planned. :)
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supersnappz16 Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2017  Hobbyist Photographer
me too,  but I guess they will need to sit down with the DA staff and take a look at the site system and work out how to update and integrate some of Wix's features.
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GUDRUN355 Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2017
As long as it doesn't turn into a carbon copy of another site (like Tumblr), then I will be happy.
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supersnappz16 Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2017  Hobbyist Photographer
or dread the thought flickr,  they need to remember DA is not just a snap shot site, or even just a photo site, it is an art community of many different types of art.
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StarfireArizona Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2017
Hoping so Anthony.....sometimes larger isn't always better.  This may be the exception :)
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supersnappz16 Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2017  Hobbyist Photographer
I agree but Da was a sinking ship, this is a lifeline.  I hope their aim is not to make it like all the other photo/art sharing sites.  Yes a new look is needed, and I would love to have full control over how my profile and galleries etc look.   But at the same time, they need to be mindful of the community spirit of DA, and ensure that is not pushed aside.  
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Deb-e-ann Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2017
I agree.
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StarfireArizona Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2017
Exactly Anthony.....I agree especially with your last few words.  I have only been here for about 4 years so I don't know what it was like previous to that.  Fingers crossed this is a step up for DA....
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