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Which side does /qa/ take? Obviously pixiv would probably be better for searching (although boorus are even more preferable for that) and viewing a long list of art at once. However, in recent days I've been using twitter's feed more and I think that in terms of discovering new artists and likewise finding interesting stuff from people you haven't already followed it's a lot more convenient. Also the previews are a lot easier to see. So in terms of finding content, which do you think makes for the better go-to feed?


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.


>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


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I remain consciously ignorant of the artists that only post stuff on twitter. They made a choice to upload one piece of art for every 100 blog posts and I made a choice not to put up with it. Alas, it is just the way things are. Sometimes I can see them reposted on a booru, but statistically I never will. I just rely on pixiv for following people and occasionally I'll be exposed to nice art when I'm not looking for it, like in a random thread here.


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.


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Every now and again I use Twitter, but the timeline pisses me off too much to consistently use it. It constantly shows things I've already seen 3-4 times before. They also compress images to hell, which I hate. Discovery is definitely nice, since it shows what people are interested in and there's also the artist trend things. 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.

Still, I much prefer Pixiv. People complain about discovery there, but... Have you seriously never scrolled down on an artwork page? It'll show like 100+ similar artworks, and when following an artist it'll throw up a ribbon with artists that have a similar style or draw similar stuff. My only real gripes with Pixiv is that it has moments where the site starts loading extremely slow on certain days, and opening more than a few tabs causes my browser to start crawling probably from loading all of their bloated web stuff.


>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...


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took me quite a while to realize even with with the train there that there actually is continuity in their art.


>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.


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Twitter is very great to just turn off your brain and watch some cute 2D waifus on your screen !
Gelbooru is great only if you need to search something specific. You can't just turn off you brain and like some cute drawings...


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.


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I use boorus most of the time and pixiv occasionally. Twitter is too cumbersome to use for that purpose and the tag "banned_artist" keeps growing ever since Japanese artists had the genius idea to move there.


which vtumor would you marry


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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?


None of them!


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.


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Just read the tag summary...


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I was talking about gelbooru, not danbooru. I don't use dan. And why such a massive difference in numbers? It's almost 13x bigger on danbooru.


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Anonymous... Read. The. Tag. Summary.


Doesn't really explain my question.


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And I have to admit I have never used the gelbooru tag wiki before even though I use it for like 12 years or more already since tags are self-explanatory most of time.




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.


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Those blog posts are extremely dangerous since most of the time artists seem to love blogging about their food, so whenever I'm scrolling through my feed I keep seeing a bunch of delicious Ramen or Udon or whatever and get really hungry.




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.


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I check the front page of Pixiv and I see no Bridget, I check my twitter feed and it's full of Bridget. I think the winner here should be obvious.


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.


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Twitter is GAY and likes PENIS


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.


Dumb assumption.


dumb reply


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I've been using pixiv since forever and most if not all the stuff I see on twitter eventually gets posted on there as well. I guess twitter is more instantaneous but I'm more comfortable with doing my homework on pixiv.


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.


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The best way to avoid NSFW on twitter is to not register an account so everything is hidden, even stuff that's not really NSFW. You can use nitter or something instead, or use an account, but my response was just to not bother at all.


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.


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Without sounding too alarmist, I'm a bit worried about twitter's future in the short and long term. I don't want to dump a bunch of news stories, but there's a bunch of staff missing now and a major event happening with the World Cup which will cause a major flood of activity this weekend. Odds are nothing significant will happen, but I'd suggest playing it safe and saving all the stuff from twitter accounts you like and maybe take note if they have profiles at other places. Again, chances are it will be fine, but it's not a guarantee.
The pixiv news hasn't been good either, of course, but the free content will still be there.


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What do you mean? If people just ignore the potential rising issue it'll go away and not cause any disaster in the future if we believe hard enough...


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


>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.

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


>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


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Well here's just another reason for people to move away from twitter. Maybe eventually it'll get bad enough that artists do up and move to pixiv or somewhere else. Or maybe they'll just all move to 'Pawoo' or whatever the name of that japanese twitter spinoff thing is.


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.


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I somehow completely forgot about the twitter thing. I guess I've been too "busy" with other stuff.
I never managed to get Grabber (an image scraper) to work with twitter so now I guess I never will. Does this mean people doing scrapes with scripts like gallery-dl should be doing it now?


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)

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