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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.

Discuss!

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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Goblins vs. Gnomes Challenge

Thu Nov 20, 2014, 11:30 AM
Goblins vs. Gnomes by SpicyGingerr

Create Your Own Mischievous Goblin or Gnome!

The battle has been declared. Side with either the cunning and dangerous Goblins or the clever and wacky Gnomes. Create your own Goblin or Gnome inspired by Hearthstone's new expansion pack, Goblins vs Gnomes, and include the invention they would use to confuse, confound, or explode their opponents.

It's up to you: pick as your inspiration the measured ingenuity of the Gnomes or the trademarked fearlessness of Goblins. Make a new invention or reinterpret an old one.

Step 1

Learn more about the characters and inventions used in the game, Hearthstone Goblins vs Gnomes. View the cards provided above and consult the additional resources link. You may use as reference but not actually duplicate Gnomes, Goblins, inventions, and other visual materials currently used in the game.

Step 2

Create an original artwork inspired by the Hearthstone Goblins vs Gnomes game in the form of a portrait or an illustration of a single Goblin or Gnome character with one of their mischievous inventions. You may use any visual medium excluding cosplay, photographs, or moving images. Photographs of an entry made in another medium are acceptable.

Step 3

Submit your entry using the button below. Your entry must be at least 2,000 pixels in its shortest length and must be submitted as a single .JPG or a single .PNG file.

First Place

  • $4,000 USD
  • Signed Framed Print of Your Work
  • 8,000 deviantART Points
  • 1-Year Premium Membership to deviantART

Second Place

  • $2,500 USD
  • Signed Framed Print of Your Work
  • 4,000 deviantART Points
  • 1-Year Premium Membership to deviantART

Third Place

  • $2,000 USD
  • Signed Framed Print of Your Work
  • 4,000 deviantART Points
  • 1-Year Premium Membership to deviantART

22 Semi-Finalists

  • 1,000 deviantART Points
  • 6-Month Premium Membership to deviantART

Rules

The Hearthstone Goblins vs Gnomes Challenge begins at 12:00AM (PT) on November 20, 2014 and ends at 11:59PM (PT) on December 14, 2014.

  • Entrant must be at least 13 years old as of November 20, 2014.
  • Entrant may reside anywhere in the world.
  • Entries must be received by 11:59:59PM (PT) on December 14, 2014 and be submitted through the contest gallery on deviantART;
  • Membership to www.deviantart.com is required to enter the contest;
  • Membership to www.deviantart.com is free.
  • Your submitted entry is to be an original artwork inspired by Hearthstone in the form of a portrait or an illustration of a single Goblin or Gnome character with one of their mischievous inventions.
  • You may use any visual medium excluding cosplay, photographs, or moving images. Photographs of an entry made in another medium are acceptable. Licensed brushes and textures are permitted.
  • You may use as reference but not actually duplicate visual materials currently used in the Game.
  • Your entry must be in the form of a single .JPG or a single .PNG file at least 2,000 pixels in its shortest length and at a minimum of 72 dpi.
  • Please read Official Rules carefully for more details.

Judging

Twenty-five semi-finalists will be chosen by deviantART staff. The three winners will be selected by a Senior Member of the Hearthstone Creative Team from the semi-finalists. The judges will use the following criteria in whatever degree the judges believe appropriate:

  • Successful depiction of a Gnome or Goblin character
  • Overall impact of the work
  • Technical Skill
  • Originality

Please read the Official Rules for more details about judging.



Holiday Card Project 2014

Fri Nov 14, 2014, 10:38 AM


The deviantART #HolidayCardProject is back for its 8th year!  With the goal of bringing a bit of holiday cheer to patients in the hospital during the holiday season, the Holiday Card Project connects artists from around the world, applying their tremendous artistic abilities to designing and creating uplifting holiday cards.

In 2013 alone, the Project received more than 5,000 cards sent in by more than 2,000 deviants from 60 different countries/political regions. Cards were then divvied up and distributed by deviantART members to local Los Angeles hospitals, with additional cards given to various hospitals in the U.S. and abroad for deviantART volunteers and hospital staff members to hand out to patients.


The idea behind the Holiday Card Project is simple: do something nice for others. However, if you're looking for even more incentive, every deviant who sends in a card will be given a free one-month Premium Membership to deviantART.

Read below to see how you can join in on the holiday cheer!


:holly:  What is the deviantART Holiday Card Project?The purpose of the Holiday Card Project is to have deviants create physical holiday cards for people who are hospitalized during the holiday season, helping to bring a smile to the faces of those who may need some holiday cheer.


:holly:  Who receives the cards?The cards will be distributed to both U.S. and international hospitals. Some cards will be delivered in-person by select deviants in the areas of the respective hospitals, while other cards will be distributed by hospital staff members. The patients who receive the cards age in range from children to seniors, and have illnesses or injuries that vary from mild to terminal.


:holly:  What should I write in a card?Be as creative as you'd like, but remember, the degree of illness for patients will vary from mild to terminal, so it is important to be cheerful and stay positive. Some suggested greetings include, "Best wishes," "Thinking of you," or "Have a nice day." Stay away from phrases like "Get well soon" and "Hope you're feeling better," as it might not be appropriate for all patients. Be sure include a message of "Happy Holidays" as the cards will be distributed for the holidays!


:holly:  Can I make a card myself?Of course! An 8.5" x 11" (21.59 cm x 27.94 cm) sheet of paper folded 2 ways to a total size of 4.25" x 5" (11.43 cm x 12.7 cm) works nicely. Though, there is no "set" size for cards. Use your best judgment. You can personally design and decorate cards by drawing, coloring, or painting. Construction paper, cardboard, markers, crayons, colored pencils, ribbon, etc., are all great to help make your card as special as possible.


:holly:  Can I use holiday cards purchased from a store?Absolutely. Store-bought cards are great for the Holiday Card Project, but be sure to add some artistic flair and pizzazz by drawing on the inside of the card or including a few doodles. Use color to brighten up the presentation; be creative!


:holly:  How much is postage for sending a card?If you live in the U.S. and are sending an average-sized card, it will probably cost one first-class stamp ($0.49). If you live in a country other than the U.S., the best thing to do is to check with your local postal agency for rates.


:holly:  Can I send more than one card?Please do. You can even put more than one card in the same envelope or package to save on postage. However, remember that quality is better than quantity. Sending one quality card that you put time and effort into is better than sending two cards that were thrown together.


:holly:  Can I share my cards on deviantART?

That's part of the fun! The cards we receive are often so impressive that we want to share them with the world. When you're finished with your creation, upload a photo or scan of the card and submit it to deviantART using the #HolidayCardProject tag.  Sharing your inspirational artworks with others online also helps spread the word about the Holiday Card Project, which leads to more cards being created and shared!



:holly:  Will patients know who made their cards?The only way a patient will know who made a card is if you sign your name, which you are welcome to do. You may also include your e-mail address and/or deviantART URL in hopes of getting a reply, though that can't be guaranteed. If you wish to send a card anonymously, you may.



:holly:  Can non-deviants participate in the Project?Definitely. The Holiday Card Project accepts cards from all participants who are willing to contribute to a good cause. The Project is a great way for schools, clubs, church groups, or family and friends to get together and work on a fun activity. No deviantART affiliation is necessary.


:holly:  What do I get out of this?The idea behind the Holiday Card Project is to try and bring a little cheer to those undergoing a hospital stay. The patients and their families are deeply touched by the kindness and caring from those who take time to create and send cards.

Additionally, once the Holiday Card Project has been completed, all registered deviantART members will be given a free one-month Premium Membership just for sending in a card. In order to be awarded a Premium Membership, please include your username on a piece of paper separate from the holiday card. Premium Memberships will be distributed no later than January 31, 2015.


:holly:  When is the deadline for the Holiday Card Project?All cards should be received by December 17, 2014.


:rudolph:  Where do I send a card?Please use the following address:

deviantART, Inc.
Holiday Card Project
7095 Hollywood Blvd., #788
Hollywood, CA 90028
U.S.A.

Please remember to include your deviantART username on a separate piece of paper when mailing in a holiday card. To ensure that you successfully receive your free Premium Membership, it is vitally important that your username be written legibly!


:holly:  Can I help hand out cards?We're always looking for dedicated volunteers to hand out holiday cards. If you're interested in handing out cards at hospital local to you, please send a note to madizzlee


:stare:  Rules and TermsLimit one one-month Premium Membership per participant. DeviantART reserves the right to deem any card contributed to the Project as unacceptable and therefore ineligible for a Premium Membership.


:megaphone:  Spread the WordShare your #HolidayCardProject involvement across the Internet!  Write a Journal or Status Update, post to Twitter, Facebook, or Tumblr. We can't do this without you and getting the word out helps this great cause get boosted to more people — resulting in more holiday cheer!  Thank you.


:note:  Past Projects
          

Holiday Card distribution this afternoon by Lou-in-Canada     Holiday Card Project by madizzlee

 


:holly:  Where do I direct questions and concerns?Please note that many common concerns have already been addressed in the above questions and answers. Take care when reading the Project's description because there's a good chance it already contains an answer to your question. For any remaining issues, please leave a comment in this journal.



InternalActivity by MarkJayBee
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

Activity Widget

In response to community feedback, we've updated the Activity widget displayed on Profile Pages. Many deviants mentioned that the widget takes up a lot of space, and some also mentioned that they would like to use this space to solely feature their Status Updates, which otherwise can only be found on the Watch Feed.

The Activity widget is now editable, with two actionable changes for deviants to customize, giving you more control over what displays on your Profile Page: 
  • Display as it does all items, or just Status Updates.
  • Display 5, 10, or 20 items.



Search Additions

We've made three additions to the search bar in the header! 

One common point of feedback we received when tags launched was that it was hard to reach specific tag pages, so we've made that easier, and also made it easier to reach deviants you know. 

When searching from the top bar of the site:
  • Tags related to your search will now appear at the top of the search results
  • You can now use # to go to a tag landing page (e.g. search #watercolor and you'll land on the #watercolor page)
  • You can now use @ to go to a deviant's Profile Page (e.g. search "@danlev", and you'll be redirected to danlev's Profile)

Change Log

  • If a Journal was embedded into a Status Update at full width, clicking on the Journal's title would load the entirety of that Journal's deviation page inside of the Status Update frame, rather than directing the viewer to the deviation page. Fixed by inazar
  • The Sessions page was reporting Chrome for OS as Chrome on Linux. Fixed by baclap
  • Facebook previews would not display, when sharing deviations flagged as mature content. Fixed by helloandre
  • Under very specific circumstances, the Log In modal could end up displaying the homepage instead of the login form. Fixed by trezoid
  • If using Sta.sh Writer while using https, thumbnails in the Add Media section would not display, although they would appear correctly after submitting. Fixed by inazar

Your Feedback

Thank you for the feedback on last week's Site Update! Here's some of what you had to say:
  • In response to last week's Discuss topic about the (now active) changes to the Activity widget, the most common option that people mentioned liking was being able to display solely Status Updates.
  • Deviants also generally noted that they would like their Activity Widget to have 5 to 10 items displaying at one time, though some deviants said they'd like to have an option in the 1 to 5 range, and a few others wanted to display more than that.

Discuss!

Featured Content

We've been discussing the future of the Watch Feed and potentially adding other content to an area of the page (such as a sidebar). What sort of content would you like to see in addition to the artwork and other updates from deviants you watch? For example, would you like to see trending tags, Daily Deviations, or deviants you may be interested in watching?

Header artwork: InternalActivity by MarkJayBee 


Lightbulb Have a suggestion, idea, or feedback? Leave a comment here!
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:bug: Find a bug? Report it to the Help Desk! (Be as detailed as possible!)

In response to community feedback, we've made refinements to some of our recently launched features.

To start, we've updated the Activity widget displayed on Profile Pages. Many deviants mentioned that the widget takes up a lot of space, and some also mentioned that they would like to use this space to solely feature their Status Updates, which otherwise can only be found on the Watch Feed.

The Activity widget is now editable, with two actionable changes for deviants to customize, giving you more control over what displays on your Profile Page: 
  • Display all items, or just Status Updates.
  • Display 5, 10, or 20 items.

This is the initial update of several improvements to come, and we're continuing to monitor performance and community feedback to better the DeviantArt experience. We look forward to reading and thank you for your continued feedback!

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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: 
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replicawatchesonline Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2014  New member Professional Interface Designer
Often times there are designer watches on bayareafind.com 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.
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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.
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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.…
Het-Central: het-central.deviantart.com/mes…

Does that work?
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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…
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NightsongWS Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2014   Digital Artist
dA,
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!!
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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.
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MustacheOfAwesome Featured By Owner 4 days ago  Hobbyist General Artist
They don't deal with anyone. But, if someone else is saying those things then you can report them :)
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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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NS-Games Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
You know what. I'm getting tired of this. Why the deviantART staff hasn't spoken up about this given all the negative comments is beyond me, but all you people leaving them really need to get your facts straight.

First off, regardless of whether you pay for a premium subscription or just have a free account here, you're bound by deviantART's terms of service. You have to agree to them in order to even set up an account here. And the terms of service clearly state that...

"This Service is provided by deviantART on an "AS IS" and "AS AVAILABLE" basis and deviantART reserves the right to modify, suspend or discontinue the Service, in its sole discretion, at any time and without notice. You agree that deviantART is and will not be liable to you for any modification, suspension or discontinuance of the Service."

In a nutshell, this one rule, which we've all agreed to by setting up accounts here, states that deviantART has the right to change their own website at any time, for whatever reason, without notice to their users. And given that you agree that they're not liable for any modifications to the service, you're not entitled to a refund just because you want to leave.
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PeafowlSanctuary Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2014  New member Hobbyist Digital Artist
Fuck off with the new updates!! WE ALL DONT LIKE THEM!! LISTEN TO US!! It's seriously annoying that you're ignoring most of us and shoving your damn DA updates down our throats without trying to read our opinions!! I've considered leaving because I got on DA to get away from social media like FB. And now that people can see what I fave and comment on? That's lack of fucking privacy and I don't like it.

Seriously listen to us instead of fucking changing it... I'm getting sick of it.
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ShifyInfinity Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
And sometimes they log people out at random times

This happened with my friend sometime ago.

I bet they are more interested in changing the layout than addressing issues that actually need resolving
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PeafowlSanctuary Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2014  New member Hobbyist Digital Artist
aaahhhh that makes sense
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sapphire3690 Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2014  Student Digital Artist
Why was the Report Spam/Hide Comment/Feature Comment feature removed from our user profiles?
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InfernoFury21 Featured By Owner Edited Oct 20, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I was here before that the old version of liked there was any convenient setting and theme, and now look at all some new updated version of it is I did not like, say four message plan:

1. It is there which is good news Galerius.

2. Is there an icon binoculars can read it for important magazines and books.

3. This icon clouds over the notification that you can instantly see any answers.

4. New Notes generally personal message can be seen that sometimes it is necessary.

And last where (Notes) where are hidden, as will be read outside of my message I sent to them from each other, they also do not read the yellow message? Should to be seen immediately understandable, and not the left side.

Therefore, please restore the old version I hope to decide for themselves.
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Contrared Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
I'm utterly disappointed in this confusing major update. Wasn't this website supposed to be different from any other social networking website?
I thought that deviantART was DEVIANT.
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AmyEmolga Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
I wish there was a way to blacklist a user's deviations from showing up...

It would work like this:

When their deviation(s) is/are blacklisted, it doesnt show up in searches or "More From DeviantART", And if it's embeded on someone's profile, a box with a red X shows up instead.
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ZachandQuail Featured By Owner Edited Oct 18, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
Please, without sounding rude, you need to listen to us, we are giving you feedback which you so clearly 'love' but why do you ignore us? Unless we are telling you about a bug or a glitch, YOU WON'T LISTEN!!

This is.. or was a community for art but these admins never really took into consideration of what we wanted for this new update. It's about us too.
We all took the time to make an account and sign up, some of us pay for membership and if they don't like the new community, they ain't gonna pay.

They never took into consideration what would really benefit us in the update, only what they thought would be 'cool'

Why didn't they take a vote?

This may sound stupid but I wish they took.. Baby steps with this update.
Like they introduced one thing at a time cause grasping all of this in one go is hard.

So DeviantART, next time you want to update, ASK THE COMMUNITY FIRST

Something needs to change because there are clearly more people who dislike this than like it.

Consider a downgrade for those who prefer the older version, at least give us some options here!!

We are ALL part of the community and we should be treated FAIRLY not like trash, and this, this is not fair
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