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... that MangaRulz11 and I had. Okay, so... I've noticed that a lot of base makers are removing bases because:

a) Flames
b) They're sick of people ONLY looking at their bases and not the rest of their art
c) They feel bad about tracing
d) Drama and other reasons

I was thinking that a lot of the above problems could be solved by having a kind of... 'base artists account' (an account, like the old school clubs, not a group) where base makers can submit bases anonymously (or not).

Advantages:
1. Can be anonymous or not, depending on the wishes of the base maker
2. Self-sufficient (people would access it and submit their own bases, no need for an admin/s)
3. Many different bases on just one account, so easy access
4. Hopefully crediting would be easier -- people could credit the account and link back to the deviation so that credit still goes to the base maker, or at least the base is disclaimed.
5. No inboxes flooded with "I USED YOUR BASE" for people who don't want that
6. Flames will be to the main group, not directly at anyone, so hopefully there would be less drama on that front
7. Hopefully bases will be put in storage or removed from dA less often

Disadvantages
1. If anyone really cares, credit might not be given directly to the base maker (I wouldn't mind not getting direct credit for the base so long as it was disclaimed by the user, and I have a feeling at least some others wouldn't care either)
2. ... I honestly don't know.

Additional Info
+ The password to this account would be handed out from friend to friend, hopefully preventing any trolls or assholes gaining access.
+ You're responsible for submitting your own bases, you control everything in regards to your own bases. You can write whatever you want in the Artist's Comments -- so you can put your own rules, add your icon or username for people to credit you or remain anonymous, and ask for people to send you the result if you want.
+ You'll be able to respond to comments  on your bases if you wish and look at the base uses (because of that annoying/useful Stacks thing).

Anyway, what do YOU think? Who would be willing to give this a go, and if not why? Hope we're not the only ones interested :)

OH, also, if you ARE interested, please feel free to repost this journal, link back or just make your own journal about the idea so that the word gets out a little more! :)

PS: Would you guys mind helping me out over at Pokefarm.net? ^^; I've got an egg that needs hatching so I can really get started... I'm new to the Pokefarm thing xD I will click back if you click my egg, as many of your eggs as I can, so feel free to drop a link in your comment if you click my egg :) Here's the link
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:iconkazushin-fhxc:
Kazushin-fhxc Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2012
I support this! Since I use base myself... OTL Anyway, it is a really good idea. I hope you have this plan working on :3
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Elementalist-1 Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2011
I don't make or use bases myself, I have a cousin that likes to use them and it's always tricky for her to make sure she credits the right person. She has to keep it open in a separate tab and make sure she doesn't accidentally close out, then if she does she has to search all over. So I think this is a very clever idea for both base-artists and base-users.
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BiTe-Me-BiTcHeS Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2011  Hobbyist Artist
u and ur friend is smart!! :la:
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BiTe-Me-BiTcHeS Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2011  Hobbyist Artist
that would be awesome!!
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movedtoXion-Chan92 Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2010  Student Digital Artist
I like the Idea. :D I just hope nothing bad is say or anything. I wish I could make bases. >< I try and try, but they look like crap!
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NinaCalhoun Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2010
May I add you on pokefarm..the link won't work though
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CourtJesterMieko Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2010
I like this idea! I just wish it would happen now...
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deneen990 Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Not to be mean, but a disadvantage to this is if a base is traced according to da's rules & copywright laws its theft & they would ban the account =(
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KristieConspiracy Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
This sounds like a good idea. Go ahead. But you'll have to give it a really simple name that people can remember.
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sniickers Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2010
Which might be difficult, because it also has to be something that isn't taken XD;;
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KristieConspiracy Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
That would be the tough break. Hehe. You could try something like BAS3-group, or something. :shrug:
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MangaRulz11 Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2010   Digital Artist
Oh the support :aww:
and what is pokefarm?
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sniickers Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2010
I know, right? :aww:

PokeFarm is this site where you can... well, hatch eggs and raise Pokemon. It's one of those clicking games, where your egg/pokemon gains experience for every time someone clicks on it :D
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MangaRulz11 Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2010   Digital Artist
Ahh, cool~~~~~
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kivalan-kumos Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2010   Digital Artist
interesting idea....
can't you make groups on DA now?
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sniickers Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2010
Yeah, but I think this would work better using the old system -- it's supposed to be so that base artists can submit their bases anonymously and they're not cluttering their gallery, etc, etc. The groups system doesn't allow that (I'm fairly sure).
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Aashni Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I think its a very good idea! I would definantly do it.

Another reason why people are removing their bases is because of people not crediting them for making the base. :/
Its a shame basemakers have to resort to that. :(
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sniickers Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2010
Thank you for your support! I'm glad you like the idea :)

:( That's really sad... I didn't realise that non-crediting was making people remove the bases. I mean, I know that non-crediting can be irritating but it's usually resolved...
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Angel-of-the-Fayth Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
I completely approve of this although like said before someone bad might get a hold of the account. But besides that I wouldn't mind something like that happening :3 :aww:
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sniickers Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2010
:D Thankyou!

Yeah, there is that risk... But I can't think of a way to prevent that short of a screening process for each individual (and if the password is moving from friend to friend, it's kind of a screening process anyway). It's inevitable that something will go wrong, but hopefully it'll be a long time before that happens.
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Angel-of-the-Fayth Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
True and it would be an awesome way to save bases I mean too many good ones have been stored away D:
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sniickers Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2010
Yeah D: That was one of the things that gave me the idea, although I've been thinking about it for a while because it can be annoying to go through pages and pages of bases to find the one you want or ALWAYS seeing the same ones because they're the most popular/etc.

To keep my hands on awesome bases in case they DO go into storage I've started saving them to my computer if I like them :)
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Angel-of-the-Fayth Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Iv done the same too although it gets to be a lot of bases D:

Well maybe it can be separated in folders by user name and one for anonymous to sorta lessen the load a bit
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sniickers Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2010
That was what we were probably going to do, or organise it by pose :)
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Angel-of-the-Fayth Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
This plan sound pretty awesome :D
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Kendra-Heartbreaker Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2010
:thumbsup: ~Kendra-Heartbreaker approves even though she not base maker :)
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sniickers Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2010
:D Awesome! Thank you for the support! And you don't really have to be a base maker to give your opinion xD Besides, hey, you use them so you should get to have a say :)
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Kendra-Heartbreaker Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2010
Ikr!!!
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RabidDoller Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:icongreatjobplz: I approve.
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sniickers Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2010
:iconimrlyhappyplz: Yay! Wow, I'm so glad people are interested xD I was worried this idea was gonna fail D:
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RabidDoller Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
No way! It's a really good idea.
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SRLAC Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2010  Hobbyist Writer
I'm not too much of a basemaker seeing as I've only done two, and they're original...but it seems to be a good idea anywho. <3
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sniickers Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2010
:D Thank you for the support, Mai! What about as a base user -- do you like the idea as a base user? :3
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SRLAC Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2010  Hobbyist Writer
I dunno why I use bases.... XD
I guess I just like pixelling stuff. :3
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IridescentStardust Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
:thumbsup:
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sniickers Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2010
:D
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sweet-hysteria6268 Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2010
Awesome idea :)
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sniickers Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2010
:hug: Thankyou! I'm glad you like it :D Hopefully it'll go ahead!
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sweet-hysteria6268 Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2010
I hope so too. Good luck
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Momoko-chan4 Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2010  Student Digital Artist
That would be a really great idea!
I've been getting kind of upset that so many nice bases are being put in storage/removed...
As a base maker/user i think the idea of one big base account would be an amazing idea.

The friend-to-friend password exchange would be a good idea too, because you'd only send to friends etc etc blah blah blah.

I would personally like to take part in this if it does happen.

I wish you luck! And hopefully this works out for the best :)
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sniickers Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2010
Yeah, same... :( So many awesome bases going missing is sad.

I'm glad you like the idea <3 With any luck, it will go ahead. There seems to be support for it, at least!

Friend-to-friend was the best way I could think of preventing flamers/anti-base people getting access to the account. It'd work better and more efficiently than a screening process, I think - after all, a person's friends know them better than some random person trying to decide if they're trolling xD
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SpandexMarmalade Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2010
That's an awesome idea!! I love it!
But I have no doubt the password would get out to someone bad. :c Somehow.
But if there's a way to prevent that then.. Yeah. It's an amazing idea. I hope you do go ahead with it. 8D
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sniickers Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2010
Thanks :) I'd love to have something like this set up -- it would help so much in finding bases as well as the other stuff I listed >_<

:S It's true, but perhaps if the password was changed every now and again, and the new password was Noted to the members/contributers... Hm... Or a screening process. I think that the account would last at least a little while before it got out to someone determined to ruin things for everyone else (seeing as it's friend-to-friend, only people you really trust).

I hope we do too! It just depends on whether there are other base artists interested, otherwise it's pointless :(
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SpandexMarmalade Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2010
No problem! Yeah, it'd be really good. >n<

Yeah. Hmmm.. Yeah, I like the idea of friend to friend come to think of it. Most likely there'll always be someone out to get the password though. But friend to friend should stop that.

I'm sure they will be :)

Oh, and I forgot to tell you. You remember erinizrawrsome? She apologised to me about the problem, and she said she'll credit form now on. But I dunno if she's edited her other deviations. :)
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sniickers Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2010
That is true, but I think that friend-to-friend is... probably the most failsafe method short of screening each individual pretty ruthlessly.

Wow, seriously? That's good! :) Not a troll afterall, then, eh? :D Hopefully she edits the others too :aww:
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SpandexMarmalade Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2010
Yeah. Most likely. I think screening each individual would get a bit annoying after a while. xDD;

Yeah!! 8D Yeah, I still have my thoughts about her being a troll.. but ah well. At least she apologised. Yeah, I hope she does :aww:
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