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deviantART has recently changed how preview images for literature deviations are displayed. What are your thoughts? 

29%
61 deviants said :thumbsup: I like it. Now literature deviations don't look like visual ones.
26%
55 deviants said :confused: Wait. Something changed?
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40 deviants said :thumbsdown: Change them back!
16%
34 deviants said :movingon: I prefer to preview the text, so I avoid literature deviations with preview images.
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24 deviants said :shrug: It's not really made a difference for me.

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naughtyfudge Featured By Owner 1 day ago  Student Digital Artist
why is it that every time I post my preview image it doesn't show my published story?
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SilverDragon234 Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2013
Why should I provide a preview image for litature deviations? It's unreal!
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Sleyf Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I don't know how I feel about that, I don't like the way they show up within the text box thingy, but then at least that's better than showing up as an image
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DamonWakes Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2013   Writer
It bothered me before that I'd be missing good stories because I mistook them for okay artwork, and that I'd sometimes click on good artwork only to find that it was really a story by someone else. There may still be a neater way of solving these problems, but for me the current way of dealing with lit preview images is a vast improvement.

I sort of agree with *wei-en, but personally I like having preview text. Without it, you've got to click before you've got any idea what the story/poem is about/like. Maybe if the text appeared after a mouse-over of the preview image (with a lit tag next to it so you know it's actually literature), that might look better.
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Balaria Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
I like the new thumbnails, though I still dislike the fact it doesn't work with PDF files. Oh well, maybe some day they'll allow you to use a short text as preview instead of images for them.
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xlntwtch Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2013   Writer
As far as I've seen, now most preview images cover literature written in .pdf, which, with my old and messed up computer, I can't read. If the users of preview images left the text unaltered, not in .pdf, I'd be a lot happier with them and I wouldn't have voted a thumbs down.
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tinaaw Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
There is for and against for having the change. I have literature pieces with graphics on title and also graphics not on the text. Thanks
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wei-en Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2013
I like that they've changed how it looks so people don't get confused anymore, but now it's not as visually appealing...I think if they tweak it a bit more to remove the preview text (maybe) but still incorporate the other components it will be great.

That being said, it doesn't make much of a difference to me because I don't use the cover images an don't see them that often.
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monstroooo Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
I'd agree with this assessment. It looks untidy, but it does serve a useful purpose.

Confusing.
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ErinM31 Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2013
I like it! :) I like to have a preview image for my writing on the one hand, but on the other, I prefer my chapters to be distinguishable from artwork I post.
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