These really aren't necessary. dA changed them to stars and such so they would be easy to understand, and I don't see why nobody seems to like those. They're really a lot better.
While they are a nice design, I will have to confess to be indifferent on this issue.
It is nice to get an indication of the roles some other people play within DA, having an extra symbol after the membership name has never been a selling point on my using the DA site. I would rather see the efforts being focused on improving how the site functions vs minor cosmetic tweaks.
PLEASE AND THANK YOU!
I was hoping for something like this too.
I suggested it on the announcement yesterday as well.
There really needs to be something done about these new symbols though with the great amount of dismay displayed by the community. I certainly hope this idea gets further pushed.
Oh, I hadn't seen the second half of the deviation until later. So sorry...
I really do like the symbols for the different deviant types (!, &, etc.), which is what I had suggested -- to add more similar symbols to suit the new need. However, I still feel the circular forms are too distracting when used in texts and the like. This though is far less distracting than the giant STARs.
This is a very good middle ground, yet I'd still prefer just the symbols without the circle.