I use Gelbooru with a bunch of tags that I check and Pixiv for artists that I have found that I want to follow.
I did make a Twitter account a long time ago but it feels far too overwhelming for me and I was only following a handful of artists.
I use neither to find new artists, I just find the source for what ever anonymous posts here.
>>90679>but it feels far too overwhelming
You know I actually kinda felt this same way about pixiv. I tend to follow a good amount of artists so either way I'd be flooded with art each day. However the way Twitter presents it is just in a single line that you can scroll down, while in pixiv there's a huge mountainous list of stuff to check (visually) that makes going through stuff feel more intimidating. Especially since I want to try and go through the recommend of good art of characters I like when I see them and end up wasting hours just checking through a character. While with twitter I don't really get thrown from page to page.
I ran a Twitter bot and took part in a network which reposted hentai images and video. You can get a lot of streamlined content on Twitter as long as you're willing to confine your tastes to that of a channel. If you're following artists on Twitter then most of your feed would end up being updates on their food or melonbooks notices.
I'm not sure how you do it.
For Pixiv, I'm not much of a fan because Japan has bad search engines. I just use gelbooru nowadays
Ahh, I should also note. The way that Pixiv shows things normally is bad. What I do is I go to my own profile, then click following and then it will show you every artist you follow in a neat line and you will easily see anything new they post so you could check multiple pages of artists in a minute or two.
On Twitter I have to use UO to cut out the stuff like that section to the right that shows trending because it's always total gossip garbage with a lean on politics.
Twitter compresses all images that are uploaded, which fucking sucks, and is also in general more of a nuisance both to browse and to save images than Pixiv. If an artist I really like exclusively posts content on Twitter then I'll check their page occasionally, but otherwise I tend to avoid it.
This is pretty much my view. Twitter destroys media quality.
>>90691>Have you seriously never scrolled down on an artwork page
Yes, but a big problem is that once you've scrolled down an artwork page you open up 50 tabs that then lead to another dozen tabs each...
I kinda wish it would have become the practice for, in addition to posting their pictures on twitter, artists to link to their drawings on pixiv as well so I don't need to search out the higher quality images...
>>90691>There's also a lot of people that left in an boycott of Pixiv since they changed their TOS at some point that gave them rights to use artists art or something like that.
Ah geez, seems like every user content driven website that gets big enough tries that. Why can't they just let artists be? No one is there for the site, it's the artists.
umm... you can only be married to one waifu at a time
You can't marry any at all apart from maybe Id*ls and Vt*bers because they are trollops.
which vtumor would you marry
You are not enough woke. In this new society, you can date as many people as you want.
Do you mean the tag 'banned_artists' on Boorus? I was curious about that, is that tag used for artists banned from twitter?
I'm pretty sure it has to do with twitter the overwhelming majority of the time. It's very common to find an image from twitter on boorus which isn't there anymore.
I'd support Eilene's broke ass
No, it's when the artist themselves ask the boorus to remove their works from the site, which is funny because I think boorus just hide it behind a paywall.
That doesn't make sense. It's a reasonably big tag on gelbooru; 3101 and you can always find more of the artist's work there that have that tag sometimes. You'll also see it lining up with deleted twitter images a lot of times.
Doesn't really explain my question.
I think Pixiv is better, but it seems like a lot of artists don't upload to it very often and instead post stuff exclusively on Twitter. Pixiv also kind of sucks for finding new art I think. And it's slow. Twitter also sucks for having so much junk inbetween the art I want to see. And there's no way to view only posts by an account so I'm stuck scrolling through tons of retweets of art I'm not looking for. But it's much better for discovering new artists. I get most of my art from boorus because it's the easiest way to get the specific things I'm looking for, but those also suck for various reasons (gel has horrible tagging quality and gaps in content, dan has paywalls, everything else is really low on tags and has a fraction of what dan/gel have, some art never gets uploaded there from the source). All in all it sucks to try and find new art because there's nothing that combines all the good parts of all these sites.
I think artists tend to use twitter more because it's easier to interact with people, and also because pixiv is seen more as a place for higher quality artwork and maybe as a place to archive twitter doodles if any.
Is it just me or has the Twitter algorithm been really good lately? My entire home page has been full of nice art. It's like it knows exactly what I like.
they're both terrible in their own ways
Only rarely do I care about artists' personal lives, and when I do, it's usually complicated by how Twitter locks translation behind opening the Tweet in a new link. What the fuck do I do when someone posts their life story? I'm not going to click through all that.
Pixiv is perfect for just getting art.
When you just find a character who's had a decadelong backlog of content this is a problem, yes, but even then it's a gift.
I replaced Pixiv with Twitter ~4 years ago myself, every artist I liked was using it primarily and there's lots of cute doll posters too.
On twitter it feels like 90% of the art posted by the artists themselves is just promo material, and censorship is even worse than on pixiv since twitter bans lolicon arbitrarily. I assume that people who use it for art already used it in the first place, or that they're here to interact with their favourite artists.
Pixiv premium would be best but I mainly use Twitter so that I can better avoid distasteful images.
How do you avoid things on Twitter, given they don't have tags? Wouldn't browsing via a booru, blacklisting anything you don't want to see, be much more effective?
You can choose not to view NSFW images on twitter, and it'll work most of the time. Gelbooru is ok for searching but I seriously hope nobody uses a secondary source like it to follow the artists' works.
Pixiv all the way, it's not even a question.
Twitter all the way, it's not even a question.
Boorus all the way, it's not even a question.
I'm not sure, it's a pretty big question.
To be or not to be, that is the question!
If it's just a matter of blanket-filtering NSFW content, then there's a setting for that on Pixiv as well (plus the ability to filter it only on a particular search). I'd been thinking you meant filtering out more specific kinds of content, in which case neither is particularly viable.
Twitter used to serve me lots of good anime pictures constantly, but the algorithm adapted and now it shows me way too many lewd pics and also lewd cosplayers instead of all the good art making up the majority of it.
at the same time, some of my favorite pixiv artists that i actually pay pig are moving to patreon because pixiv is planning to filter content in some way. and the pixiv desktop UI is rly bad and annoying to use and slow also
>>101200>and the pixiv desktop UI is rly bad and annoying to use and slow also
True. I don't use it to browse for art, I use Gelbooru for that.
But if I find artists worth following I follow them on Pixiv, it's annoying but if you go to your own profile and got to who you yourself follow then you will have all of them lined up fairly neat and nicely and will be easily able to see if they upload anything.
I forget how to get there, I think my directions are right but I just leave the page open.
I think Twitter is broken. Twitter keeps just showing me the same posts over and over when I scroll on the timeline which makes the site very boring to comeback to so I only go on there once in awhile. Not to mention that I have to have a word blacklist or the site becomes unusable for art due to the mass amount of politcal posts and what not that are on there. I prefer a booru for looking at art its just way easier and less of a hassle.
twitter is dead, japan will realize it soon and go back to giving out buisness cards and printouts
Looks like it survived fine hardware-wise, although I have no idea how it actually went since I don't use it. I can't imagine there being any stress on it that would exceed something like the World Cup. >>101207
I don't think they'll ever give it up. This was 3 years ago, but their big Comiket celebration book had the twitter handle of every contributing artist at the end: >>>/ec/10123
>>101200>the pixiv desktop UI is rly bad and annoying to use and slow also
Cant you use mobile pixiv on desktop?
opposite to what he's saying, I find the mobile UIs discovery feature is basically non existent and hidden behind multiple levels of interface
Oh yeah, this also entails that places like Pixiv will need to pay twitter to connect themselves to its api. Which is a big point of contention for a lot of artists since it could potentially cut off artists connected to it via twitter from the site.
yeah. it either means people will scrape webpages with bots or Twitter will put in a strong anti-bot system like Google forcing only humans to use the site(lol)