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Landscape study #4 by O-l-i-v-i
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

  • We encountered issues with one of our ISPs that caused some deviants to become randomly logged out and prevented them from logging back in.
  • Under rare conditions, some deviants couldn't create Gallery Folders or Collections. Fixed by outgoingcoyote
  • Longer usernames would be cut off on the new watermark. Fixed by inazar
  • The "Statistics" section of the Help & FAQ wasn't up to date. Fixed by DEVlANT
  • For a while, it wasn't possible to log in to ftp.sta.sh in order to upload files. Fixed by chris
  • Hidden Forum posts would still show on the Activity widget on a deviant's Profile Page. Fixed by inazar
  • On the Activity widget of one's Profile Page, Forum posts would have alignment issues if the post had no line breaks. Fixed by baclap

Your Feedback

Thank you for the feedback on last week's Site Update!
  • In general, deviants felt that the new watermark was an improvement over the old one, although some deviants said they still preferred to not use it. 
  • A few deviants said they felt the watermark was still too large, and a few other deviants said that it could stand to be less opaque.
  • In response to the Discuss topic, several deviants mentioned not using watermarks regularly, because they didn't want the watermark to distract from the artwork itself.
  • Deviants who do use watermarks said they tend to use a standard text or graphic watermark that is consistent from one work to another.
  • Some deviants suggested a tool to upload or create custom watermarks, and others suggested a tool to reposition or resize the already existing watermark.

Discuss!

Status Updates

What do you typically share in Status Updates? Do you post them regularly? Why or why not? Are there certain elements of Status Updates that you'd like to see improved on?

Header artwork: Landscape study #4 by O-l-i-v-i 

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C.O.T - we heard the heart beating by wang2dog
UPDATE: The issue has been resolved at this time. If you encounter any other issues, please file a bug report at the Help Desk!

We've received reports today involving some users being randomly logged out of the site, and subsequently not being able to log back in. At this time we're having issues with one of our ISPs, and are investigating.

Please bear with us as we work toward solving the problem. We're working to have the issue resolved as soon as possible, so that everyone can go about their daily DeviantArt experience with no additional trouble.

Header artwork: C.O.T - we heard the heart beating by wang2dog 

Drum Bridge by PaulWeber
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.

What's New

DeviantArt's New Watermark

The DeviantArt watermark that can be added to image deviations has been redesigned! The new watermark is designed to protect your work without distracting viewers from enjoying it.

Previously submitted deviations with the watermark enabled will be transitioned to the new watermark automatically — however, with hundreds of millions of deviations to sort through, this process is going to take several weeks to complete. We'll report back in when the transition is finished.

To enable the watermark on your artwork, change the Display Options setting on the Submit page to something other than Original, and then select "Add watermark".

Moustache Kitty on Hay by SIG442

Change Log

  • If an image was resized while editing in DeviantArt muro, the redraw video would sometimes appear at an incorrect size. Fixed by Alisey
  • Special characters in the titles of Notes were incorrectly being converted to HTML. Fixed by baclap
  • In Sta.sh, some tooltips were not displaying where they were intended. Fixed by baclap
  • The Groups modal on Profile Pages wouldn't display longer Group names. Fixed by helloandre
  • Blocking deviants would not remove them from your Watch List, or vice versa. Fixed by inazar
  • Unwatching a deviant from the Message Center would not remove their messages, where unwatching a deviant from the Watch Feed would. Unwatching now consistently removes messages in both places. Fixed by inazar
  • On the Watch Feed, the "Show More" button for Journals would overlap the secondary navigation bar, when scrolling down the page. Fixed by outgoingcoyote
  • In the Message Center, the Miscellaneous section was incorrectly labeled "Misecellaneouss". Fixed by baclap

Your Feedback

Thank you for the feedback on last week's Site Update
  • Deviants said they liked the Stylus IRL, with some saying that they'd like to actually buy one. We hope you enjoyed our April Fools' Day articles, and that you had a fun day!
  • In response to the Discuss topic, several deviants said that they enjoyed one of Google's many April Fools' Day pranks, be it com.google, Pac-man on Google Maps, or the "Add Music" button on YouTube.

Discuss!

Watermarks

Do you add watermarks to your images? Why/why not? If you do add a watermark, do you use a different digital signature for each work, or do you create one watermark that you use on most/all of your images?

Header artwork: Drum Bridge by PaulWeber 

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Chaotic motion by Crist-JRoger
DeviantArt will be undergoing scheduled maintenance on Wednesday, April 8th from approximately 11:00 PM to 11:30 PM Pacific.

During this time, DeviantArt.com and the DeviantArt Mobile App will be in read-only mode — you'll be unable to submit, comment, or +fav deviations (or take other actions that require being logged-in.) However, you'll still be able to browse and search the site, and we encourage you to find and share artwork that you enjoy, bringing attention to artists you love!

This scheduled maintenance will allow us to test changes to our backend systems to make DeviantArt faster and more reliable. Rest assured that none of your data will be affected or lost during this time.

Thank you for your understanding, and we look forward to providing you with an even better DeviantArt experience!

     

Thank you for your patience. DeviantArt's scheduled maintenance is now complete. Please commence DeviantArting!


Header artwork: Chaotic motion by Crist-JRoger

Forma 02 by korbox
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.

What's New

Introducing the DeviantArt Stylus IRL

For nearly 15 years, DeviantArt has been at the forefront of digital art creation, a cutting-edge icon in the high-tech art world. As part of our continuous goal to combine the best in art and technology, DeviantArt has created an innovative tool—the DeviantArt Stylus IRL—that brings the sophistication of digital art into the real world.

Read more »



Change Log

  • Unwatching or blocking a deviant will now remove any of their messages from your Message Center and Watch Feed.
  • For new deviants, if the first attempt to upload artwork happened by way of dragging a file into Sta.sh, the upload would fail because the deviant would not be prompted to agree to our Submission Policy. Fixed by baclap
  • The "..." button in Journal History widgets (and other locations) would send you to the page you were already on, regardless of what page number you put in. Fixed by kemayo
  • When browsing items in Sta.sh by using the "Next" and "Previous" buttons, editing an item's description would make the "Next" and "Previous" buttons stop working. Fixed by Alisey
  • In Gallery Folders, the folder's title would sometimes overlap on top of the thumbs in the folder. Fixed by outgoingcoyote
  • Immediately after adding a deviation to a Collection from the "Add to Favourites" button drop down menu, clicking in the area where the drop menu appeared would remove the deviation from your Favourites. Fixed by outgoingcoyote

Your Feedback

Thanks for the feedback on last week's Site Update!
  • In response to the Discuss topic, deviants primarily said they use RedBubble or Society6, although a few deviants mentioned Vistaprint and a few other sites. The reasoning for each varied, depending on ease of use, print quality, or profit margin.
  • Astralseed and a few other deviants said that their preference for which site to use involved which sites offered printed clothing options.

Discuss!

April Fools' Events

What were some of your favorite or least favorite April Fools' Day pranks from around the Internet this year?

Header artwork: Forma 02 by korbox

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:iconah-mold:
Ah-Mold Featured By Owner 10 hours ago
Um, excuse me? DA HQ? I don't want to bother you, but I thought you should know that there is somone out there who claims he can hack DA to create a "free points generator." Here is his site:

howtohackdeviantart.blogspot.c…
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:iconamethyst99:
AmeThyst99 Featured By Owner 1 day ago  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Please +watch my friend RogueAtSketchez ;^;

she couldn't sign into her older account for some reason, but please watch her!!

She had almost 400 watchers and just lost them all.


COULD SOMEONE GIVE HER A PREMIUM MEMBERSHIP???
I'LL GIVE OUT A FREE REQUEST TO WHOEVER DOES <3333

SHE MEANS EVERYTHING TO ME!
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:iconrogueatsketchez:
RogueAtSketchez Featured By Owner 1 day ago  New member Hobbyist Digital Artist
YOU MEAN EVERYTHING TO ME TOO BB<3
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:iconamethyst99:
AmeThyst99 Featured By Owner 1 day ago  Hobbyist Digital Artist
<<3333
HHHHH
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:icondogcumtaylorswift666:
Dogcumtaylorswift666 Featured By Owner 1 day ago  New member Professional Artist
Hi HQ, i love you guys. You guys are awesome and are very good at your job :)
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S0RR0WPASTA Featured By Owner 2 days ago  Hobbyist General Artist
I would like to file a report against Dogcumtaylorswift666 .

My reasons on why he should be banned or suspended:

* Violation of one of the DA site's policies (There should be no depiction of semen or vaginal lubricants.) However, he drew a picture of a dog pissing rainbows (would rainbow piss count as "semen"?) and ignored that rule entirely.

* Harassment of others

People he has harassed:
Me (called me and anyone else who agrees with the journal of IllucitVirus115 of not being a "pedophile"  "fucking idiots".)
SonazeFan7779  (harassed her with spiteful comments such as wishing "death" upon her cat, called her "faggot" one too many times, etc.)

I don't know any other's he may have harassed, but I'll notify you all if I find anything.

Thanks, and Have a nice day each and every one of you.
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:icondogcumtaylorswift666:
Dogcumtaylorswift666 Featured By Owner 2 days ago  New member Professional Artist
Ignore that. That's all one big lie.
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:icons0rr0wpasta:
S0RR0WPASTA Featured By Owner 2 days ago  Hobbyist General Artist
I am telling the truth everyone at "HQ"... And who gave you the right to butt in and say I'm a "liar"?
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:icondogcumtaylorswift666:
Dogcumtaylorswift666 Featured By Owner 2 days ago  New member Professional Artist
I gave myself the right to butt in.
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Skyechirisu Featured By Owner 4 days ago  Hobbyist Artist
Is anyone else having their stuff watermarked, even though you never placed it there originally?
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:iconkobaiy7598:
kobaiy7598 Featured By Owner 5 days ago   Artist
Hey,I would like to make a complaint on my account. I tried to go on my account and it put me on the home page and logged out. I took me five hours to get my account fixed and I had to change my password alot. I want to know what was my new password is,since I was in a middle of fixing my account and the stressed I had from fixing it. So if any member that know the creator or is also keeping track of all member and their new updates, please contact me on my notes. If not, then I would like to find a way to contact the creator and ask him about it.
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:iconepicsk8r13:
EpicSk8r13 Featured By Owner 5 days ago  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I can't go on messages
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:iconkobaiy7598:
kobaiy7598 Featured By Owner 4 days ago   Artist
Alright. I'm sorry for bothering you. Its just that it irritated me that it took 5 hours to get it right, and I was getting stress and I thought that the owner was in here,but. Sorry to bother you. If I have any other problems that does not cause me stress like this, I'll try to make it shorter.
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EpicSk8r13 Featured By Owner 4 days ago  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You're not bothering me dude. I don't care how long your comment was. I had the same problem too :D
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EpicSk8r13 Featured By Owner 6 days ago  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I'm not giving out my real name. That is PERSONAL INFORMATION! I'm not giving out private information on the internet where people can find out your identity and try to harm you.
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:iconjirbytaylor:
Jirbytaylor Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2015
I am not giving you my real legal name, please do not ask again. Everyone knows me by my "real" name, or my username. Why the heck should I put my birth name in?
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:iconepicsk8r13:
EpicSk8r13 Featured By Owner 6 days ago  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I agree. There are people out there that can see your real name and find out who you are and try to harm you. I use a fake name because I don't want to be harmed by a creep.
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:iconemberthetechwiz:
emberthetechwiz Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Everyone else is doing this, and I've contacted :icontechgnotic:, but you guys might want to see the note I sent him/her.

"I would send a normal report, but this kid is deactivating his accounts right after he insults another user and I feel it is redundant to send a report on a deactivated user. He's also gone onto a wikia related to a group the victim is in and edited her main OC's page to say she was a lesbian.

:iconthestrangelatios: and :iconstrange-jack: are the same person, and, judging from his grammar and harassment tactics, under 13. This person is insulting :iconmenacingnightmares: to the point where she's considering quitting deviantart. It's gotten to the point where someone has claimed he will make a third account and continue the harassment. It's gotten so bad I've began to resort to vigilante justice (if he comes back).

I won't demand that you immediately help. I'm not going to say this is a minor problem. It's gotten to the point where rules are being broken and it is reaching beyond deviantart. If you don't have the time, it's not a problem. If you do have time to spare, please see if you can do something about this kid (or maybe comfort :iconmenacingnightmares: if that's not too much to ask, she's a nervous wreck)
Thank you for your time."
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:iconepicsk8r13:
EpicSk8r13 Featured By Owner Edited Apr 11, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hi I would like to report remusyoshi please

He's been making fun of people and being a huge bully.
He's been making fun of autism
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:iconshiftyinfinity:
ShiftyInfinity Featured By Owner 5 days ago  Hobbyist Digital Artist
He belittles autistic people?

Why would someone do that?

I'm autistic.
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:iconepicsk8r13:
EpicSk8r13 Featured By Owner 5 days ago  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Yea I blocked him and he's still bullying me.
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:iconshiftyinfinity:
ShiftyInfinity Featured By Owner 5 days ago  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I don't know why he'd bully you.

You seem really nice and friendly.

Hi I'm Shifty.
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dauntlesskitties Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2015
Where can u buy\ get the stylist IRL pen?!? Please respond!!
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