When I first joined DeviantArt, i thought it was the greatest place in the world to be; where Art dominated every page, and journals allowed some insight into the devious minds behind deviantlicious masterpieces. Comments were where appraisals, or constructive criticism was given to artists - whether budding, or seasoned but seeking improvement.
These days, I've been seeing more of troll-like comments where a pat on the back, or good pointers should be.
My DeviantWatch box is flooding with thousands of Deviations a week from groups - which I would not have minded if at least 50% were the stuff that left me in awe in regards to the beauty and transient nature of Art, while the remaining works were open to helpful feedback (instead of flaming every comment that didn't 'love' the art.)
We use the word "love" too freely these days - probably more than we actually Love anything or anyone.
I'm sure we have some members who are pre teens, others who are in their teens, some who are new young adults, and more who are prime adults - let's act our age please.
"When I was a child, I spoke and thought and reasoned as a child. But when I grew up, I put away childish things."
~1 Cor 13:11 (NLT)