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Red Red Autumn by JoannaRzeznikowska
In our continuous effort to improve the DeviantArt experience, we're publishing weekly Site Updates to keep members informed and to gather feedback. Below is a list of recent changes to the site, bug fixes, and feedback that was brought up by members in the last Site Update.

Change Log

  • Sharing someone else's Status Update would not work properly if attempted from an https URL. Fixed by inazar
  • In Writer, if your cursor was placed just to the left of a literature thumbnail, it would be hidden. Fixed by baclap
  • The mood graph in the Journal Portal stopped updating several years ago, and has been removed. Changed by baclap
  • Input fields on the Login page were displaying incorrectly on the mobile website. Fixed by outgoingcoyote
  • When logging in from the dropdown menu in the main site navigation, the cursor would not automatically focus on the Username input box. Fixed by inazar
  • On the Timeline tab of the Gallery Stats page accessible to Premium Members, the year options were not displaying correctly. Fixed by kemayo

Your Feedback

Thank you for the feedback on last week's Site Update

We received many responses to the Discuss topic regarding the future of the Profile Page, and we're still reading through all of the various suggestions left. Some of the more common suggestions we've seen thus far included being able to display one featured Journal regardless of when it was posted, and being able to place widgets in any location.

Next week we'll include the rest of your feedback from last week's Site Update, in addition to this week's.


Holiday Artwork

The holidays are right around the corner, and here at HQ we're preparing to spread cheer by sorting through the wonderful cards that deviants around the world are sending for the Holiday Card Project! What sort of art do you enjoy creating for the holidays, if any? Do you create cards for your family or friends?

Snowy Greetings 2014 by terceleto  Holiday Card Project: Pop up cards! by TheButterfly  Card for the Holiday Card Project 2014 by mercurycode

Header image: Red Red Autumn by JoannaRzeznikowska

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Artistic Journey Challenge Winners

Wed Nov 26, 2014, 12:09 PM

Running Towards Improvement by TheK40

All three of our winners had a different take on their personal creative journey. From their experiences learning to avoid roadblocks and detours, to the fight against that which would hinder self-improvement, and through the journey of self-encouragement and growth, all our winners have great advice to anyone out there challenging themselves to create great things through art. Congratulations to the three winners! Share your own story on improving self-development.

Judges' Comments

"Here we have a clear window into this artist's journey. We get to see all the way back to his humble beginnings, struggling with drawing stick figures, up to the point where he's totally nailed line, color, and perspective. With a wonderfully clever and pleasing composition, this piece even gives us the chance to see the artist dodge an obstacle on the way down his creative road."

Judges' Comments

"Wylielise mingles both traditional and digital platforms to create a beautiful marriage of old and new, showing both in technique and illustration that there are many roads you can traverse and several ways to get there on your own artistic journey."

Judges' Comments

"This piece covers various mediums of art and shows how an artist must experiment with a variety of materials throughout their artistic journey. The composition of intricately placed details tells a story most artists can relate to."

In the Fantasia: Music Evolved Billboard Challenge, we asked you to turn lyrics by Lady Gaga, Lorde, and Frozen into an original piece of art! There were hundreds of beautiful entries, and after some deliberation, our judges decided on these three amazing winners. Each winning entry was displayed in a billboard on the deviantART homepage, and the winners will also each receive $1,000 USD! We would like to congratulate our winners, and thank everyone who participated in this contest!

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Mon Nov 24, 2014, 7:42 PM
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Monster Island by jusscope
In our continuous effort to improve the DeviantArt experience, we're publishing weekly Site Updates to keep members informed and to gather feedback. Below is a list of recent changes to the site, bug fixes, and feedback that was brought up by members in the last Site Update.

Change Log

  • Thumbnails of deviations being sold as Prints would not always display properly. Fixed by trezoid
  • On the Channels page, the link to Daily Deviations would not direct to the proper page. Fixed by outgoingcoyote
  • When browsing deviations at Full View with endless scrolling, clicking to Favourite a deviation wouldn't work after scrolling past the first page. Fixed by baclap
  • Some visitors to the mobile website were incorrectly being told that their operating system was outdated and were forwarded to the old mobile website. Fixed by baclap
  • There were various small bugs when trying to log in from the mobile website. Fixed by trezoid

Your Feedback

Thank you for the feedback on last week's Site Update! Here's some of the commentary you left for us.
  • Deviants were positive about the additions to the search bar at the top of the site.
  • Generally, deviants liked the ability to edit the Activity widget on their Profile Page, though a few deviants mentioned that they would like to display less than five items in the widget.
  • In response to the Discuss topic, deviants generally liked the idea of being able to see Daily Deviations when browsing the Watch Feed. A few deviants also said that they would like to see top news from the Journal Portal as well.
  • Some deviants said that they might like to see recommended deviations or deviants to watch when browsing their Watch Feed, if based on art or artists they've already interacted with.


Future of the Profile Page

What do you want to see in the future, for your Profile Page? Are there specific elements you would like to be able to include on your Profile Page that are not currently offered? Are there improvements you'd like to see made to features that are already offered?

Header artwork: Monster Island by jusscope 

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MLP-FiM-Shipping-art Featured By Owner 5 hours ago  Hobbyist General Artist
Your dA staffs members did a lazy job. 
orribu Featured By Owner 2 days ago  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Oi guys, I saw a promotion from wacom about a  "Give the Gift of Art" Contest. Are there any more details on it, because I'm interested in entering but have no idea specifically what's being asked.

Auuugh I feel so dumb Q___Q;;
systemcat Featured By Owner Edited Nov 20, 2014  Professional General Artist

Yes, I know this could be submitted as a bug report, but answers to those are always bull.

Through Firefox and Internet Explorer I can't upload video. I've been a member of DA's Film community for a long time, so I know I'm not fowling up on formatting.

Firefox crashes every time I attempt to upload. Internet Explorer can't read the file when the upload is attempted, and just spins it's wheels going no where.

I spent days working on the project I'm trying to present here and goodness knows how many hours at it time during those days on this.
Please fix this upload error and alert me when its happened.

vicfania8855 Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2014  Student Digital Artist
Hi!  I have a question:  I've been trying to use one my artwork's direct link in the description section when submitting a second work, but the system automatically substitutes it as a "thumb" link and since I'm not a premium member it comes up as text only once I submit my work.  Could someone help me out please?  
ShifyInfinity Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I got randomally logged out a few hours ago and I still cannot get in via wifi

Please help me here guys!
rhavencometa Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I have a mini contest for all! Join now - ^^
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Lilith-the-5th Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
I would like to tell you- I'm guilty of having a pc with not-so-high resolution, and so far, I've never seen that the more stick menu could be personalized. I logged in from another pc today and I'm SO HAPPY OMG I have my sticky with all my favourite things of dA now! :'D THANK YOU!!
BritishBlaster3000 Featured By Owner Edited Nov 12, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Please tell deviant Yuninaoki,MissAshie and Moon Sprinkles that I am truly sorry on my behalf for the stalking and reinstate me
Mathayis Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Why can't I upload art anymore!!?!?!?!?! every time I try I instantly get an error message!!
wildwanderingirl Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Same problem here, Mathayis! I managed to upload just 2 of my current photo collection, now suddenly all I get are those stoopid error messages!!!  I totally sympathize with your frustration.... :(
Mathayis Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Oh my gosh! really you too?:wow: Awww I'm sorry to hear that you can't upload ether:( but am kinda glad that I'm not the only one hehe.
Aww it Still doesn't work for me..I've even made a couple bug reports but no one has replied to them:(

I've been able to upload through Stash at least :faint: 
wildwanderingirl Featured By Owner Edited Nov 14, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
That's good, at least Stash is working for you! :sigh: I came back here last night or this morning (I forget, been a long day, phew:exhausted: ) and the upload was functioning just fine again. But we can never be sure when it will quit again! I think dA is buggy...

When you submit a bug report, it could take several days to get an answer... And then if I'm waiting on a response which has actually been sent to me, I have to dig for it, I can't seem to find it easily in here :confused: 
replicawatchesonline Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2014  New member Professional Interface Designer
Often times there are designer watches on in which endure exclusive will cost you quite possibly the most famous and rich with the help of cost in the large ball game and also for the rest of us exactly who can't afford that deluxe, you can find a too much to handle few different custom deluxe watch to pick from.
MissMeikakuna Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2014
How do I access the message logs for my groups? I went to the admin area but I can't go on the logs.
Kono-Uchiha-Madara Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
As Founder you should be able to go to the log,
unless there is a problem either with the admin permission, what shouldn't be
or your browser and software are not up-to-date anymore, that could more likely be.

Try the direct links: 
Yaoi-Yuri-Alliance: yaoi-yuri-alliance.deviantart.…

Does that work?
MissMeikakuna Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2014
It works now, but thank you. There was an update to the site that prevented me from accessing the log but now it's back to how it was before.
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iamnintendofan15 Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2014  New member
Can you please ban this stupid girl she is 12 years old and blocked me for no reason kasiana-ivanova-2002.deviantar…
NightsongWS Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2014   Digital Artist
I  have recently run into a situation where I desperately need a Fella and a set of emoticon stress balls to send to a friend, and yet none of these are to be found!  Everyone who bought one before the store went belly up now jealously guards them with such zeal that they cannot even be found on eBay!!!   Please bring back the gear store!!
AK-47x Featured By Owner Edited Nov 1, 2014
I have  question " does deviantart deal with hate being done other people ? " ( as in wishing them to die ? Or just being a hatter ? )  I don't know the rules are exactly, but this would be nice to know.
MustacheOfAwesome Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
They don't deal with anyone. But, if someone else is saying those things then you can report them :)
DabZen Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2014  Student Digital Artist
Soooooooo..... What?
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ShifyInfinity Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I do wonder why this awesome site keeps going down almost all the time! It's just annoying
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