We've all run across it by now. Something gets submitted and after a while it gets put in storage.
My question: Why?
I'm sure DA's idea for doing this (if there's an official reason, I've yet to read it) is for letting people clean up cluttered accounts without losing anything like critiques or responses but they already have a folder system. You can just move it into a directory marked "Older works" to do the same thing. That I've been able to tell, really the only times it gets used is when an artist doesn't want to delete it but also doesn't want anyone to see it either. It's like those people who never empty their computer's recycle bin. Just pull the damn trigger and stop procrastinating.
Do I personally use it? No. Between the mess that DA has become I still feel like this is a public portfolio. What do you put in it? Your best works. What about your less-than-ideal works? Don't submit them and if you do and you want to remove them, delete them. It only frustrates everyone when all they see is "Deviation in storage".
As for more deviations like I mentioned months ago, hold on. I finally bought the special multi-negative tray for my scanner, only for the money to be refunded because "LOL, THERE ISN'T ENOUGH DEMAND FOR THESE RIGHT NOW FOR ME TO MAKE JUST ONE", so I'm looking at having to slice ALL of my MF negatives into single frames so my scanner can digitize them. I really do not want to do that if I do not need to, especially since I might have a drum scanner (I'm crossing my fingers pretty damn hard here) before the end of the month, which will negate the need for cutting my film up.
IF all else fails, I promise you, there will be at least new submissions before July 1. If I don't, spam me with notes to get it done. >:U