The way I see it, promoting is supposed to be what "favoriting" on other art sites is supposed to do (make it public that you liked something). But it doesn't even do that to the fullest extent. The "promoted" blip on a user's page blends in and otherwise gets lost behind all the other blips on that user's feed. If I were to go to a person's page, I shouldn't have to guess the content of the work they were promoting and feel they should include thumbails of said promoted work in the feed to make it easier for people to discover new art.
As a site that wishes to make content consumption it's main goal, the way to access new art should be effortless. The site is already halfway there with the "promotion" concept but it falls short on the principle of exposing people to new content.
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