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Home again home again by pjacubinas
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 and resolved an issue where deviants with certain ISPs were logged out of their accounts and unable to log back in.
  • Errors could occur when requesting a commission from a deviant through the Commissions widget, if your password had a forward slash or backslash. Fixed by baclap
  • For iPad users visiting the mobile website, the "Previous" button wouldn't work when browsing deviations. Fixed by baclap
  • Clicking on the "Add to Favourites" button before the deviation page finished loading would not trigger the deviation being added to your Favourites. Fixed by Alisey
  • Blocking a deviant would not consistently remove that deviant from your Watch List. Fixed by inazar
  • The Today page could take an excessive amount of time to load when opened. Fixed by yumeruby

Your Feedback

Thank you for the feedback on last week's Site Update! While we asked about Status Updates last week, we're happy to announce that in the time since last week, the 1 millionth Status Update was posted!
  • In response to the Discuss topic, deviants said they use Status Updates for a variety of reasons, although primarily they use them for very short updates, or for sharing works in progress.
  • A few deviants noted using Status Updates to tell people about their commission status.
  • Some deviants made suggestions regarding the design of Status Updates, and said that Status Updates could stand to be more compact.

Discuss!     

Notifications on Mobile

The "Notifications" tab on the DeviantArt Mobile App (pictured below) includes messages related to your account, including favourites and comments on your content, mentions, and new watcher notifications. This section is similar to DeviantArt.com's Message Center, but notifications are presented differently and ordered sequentially.


How would you like to see the Mobile App's Notifications feature improved to be more useful for you to go about your daily DeviantArt routine on mobile?


Notifications on Mobile by danlev


Header artwork: Home again home again by pjacubinas

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Birds by Tohad
DeviantArt will be undergoing scheduled maintenance on Wednesday, April 22nd from approximately 11:00 PM to 11:30 PM Pacific.

You might recall that we previously held Scheduled Maintenance on April 8th. At that time, we discovered there was a bit more work to be done. After spending the last two weeks addressing those issues, we're ready for our second (and hopefully final) test run — which will ultimately result in a faster, better DeviantArt experience!

DeviantArt.com and the DeviantArt Mobile App will be in read-only mode during this maintenance period — 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, same as last time, we encourage you to find and share artwork that you enjoy, bringing attention to artists you love!

As we continue to test changes to our backend systems, we want to reassure you that none of your data will be affected or lost during this maintenance period.

Thank you for your understanding.

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


Header artwork: Birds by Tohad



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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:iconkeirtanaka:
KeirTanaka Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
How's about a search bar in group galleries and Sta.sh pages same as we have in our regular galleries?
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IntoxicatedAlpaca Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I just wanna point out that there is some extreme lag in notifications now.

I submitted my art to a group, and it took a full hour before the confirmation that they are reviewing it even showed up in my inbox.
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SerenissimaLuna Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
same here :(
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Ehsartem Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Nice :D wink Fella 
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Hermy-one Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
What Id like to see: Llama recieved notices to be seperate from your comments. Im tired of thinking I have comments but they are a bunch of llamas. And separate nudity and violence filters. 
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KeirTanaka Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
There should be a tiny arrow next to tha numbers that indicate the number of notifications you have, hover your mouse over that arrow and a menu should drop down, an option called "Splinter Menu" should be at tha bottom, click on it and tha page may reload and you should now have separate numbers & icons to indicate what type of notifications you're being notified about!
ALSO
I can't help with the separate nude & vile filters BUT we should totally work toward separating messages about deviations YOU have selected to be submitted to group galleries and messages from a group(s)that have requested YOUR deviations to be in their galleries!
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Hermy-one Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
...I know abput the splinter, llama alerts still show as comments
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KeirTanaka Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
Ah well idk maybe it works for me because I keep a constant eye on my messages...I also don't have alot of people sending mammals of any variety my way either!
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esther8332hotmail Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2014  Student Filmographer
Would you think it's a bad idea for people whoever's posting the images that people like on Deviantart? because we just don't want to get hurt I don't like talking to strangers I didn't like to be obsessed with it.
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rubinhernan Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2014
I have to renew my capacities to freely install myself as I wish, here in this magnificent multi-defragmentation collage that hq.deviant.com is. Thanks to you, you people who are making art, deviantART!
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Comicfreek123 Featured By Owner Edited Aug 9, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Update Idea: An option to receive notifications whenever a watched user comments on artwork, or whenever they add stuff to their favorites.
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TheHaxorusKing Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Does the staff care about average artists like me on this website? or do you only care about professionals?
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KeirTanaka Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
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phoenixleo Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2014
Happy Birthday dA (DA) ! :iconballoonplz:
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Purple-Seedrian Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
creamydanny.deviantart.com/

That guy make accounts and then ask around to people to make pervy roleplays and without asking he start them, can ask my gf :iconxvannix: that got also his comments, here an example ---> spardanger.deviantart.com/jour…

PLZ DO SOMETHING LIKE KICK HIM OUT, WE DON'T WANT HIM! PERVS DOESN'T DESERVE PLACE HERE! (Also is against the rules)

Thanks for the attetion :)!
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Comicfreek123 Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Perversion isn't against the site's rules... There are tons of perverted people here.
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Comicfreek123 Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Oh nevermind, both accounts don't exist anymore.
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lucasbasher649 Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hey why ya ban josh gearys(Neopets2012) account?


Meow :3  
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mushroomjam Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I wish I could change my username more often. :/ I honestly won't be posting anything with this lame username. But I can't until December.  Also, I wish I could actually delete the comments on my profile page and whatnot, instead of just hiding them. 
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Comicfreek123 Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
They need to make it so that non-premiums can change their usernames, but for them, they can only change it like once or twice total.
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Xingyaru Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hi ^^

I have a question; when I opened DeviantArt today, it started popping up ads all the time, and linking to other websites through words a bit everywhere. I'm a premium member. And in the Premium Membership page it says NO ADS. What's going on ? 
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Hildugard Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2014  Student Artist
You also might want to disable Flash in your browser.
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Hildugard Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2014  Student Artist
Go to www.bleepingcomputer.com for help. Sounds like your system has been compromised.
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Xingyaru Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
thanks for the help ^^ But it stopped after I disabled Ask Toolbar, since I found out that those ads were put by that extension ^^
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lightning-Darui Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2014
or get ad blocker plus 
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