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Valentine's Day Art Exchange 2016!

Mon Feb 1, 2016, 11:44 AM
Og-preview by seoul-child

Love is in the air! Now’s the time for you to celebrate Valentine’s Day by sending valentine-deviations to your special someones!

Take part and spread the love!

From now until February 16th, deviations in the Valentine Exchange category can be sent as valentines to your friends and loved ones. If you’d still like to create and submit a new valentine to be sent, make sure to submit it to the Valentines category before February 16th so your fellow deviants can share it!

How it works

Submit

Create Valentine-themed deviations and submit them to the Valentine Exchange category.

Send

From now until February 16th, a special “Send a Valentine” button will appear on deviation pages for deviations submitted to the Valentine Exchange category.

Share the love

Your friends will receive the deviation you send, along with your Valentine message, in their Notes.

Heart-filled hints

  • Deviations submitted to the Valentine’s Exchange category will be available for everyone to send. Avoid including specifics on your deviations - such as a deviant’s username, real name, etc.
  • Fallen in love with one of your previous designs? It’s okay! If you’ve included text suggesting it’s for a lover, you can change the design to look as though it were to a friend or from a secret admirer, and then resubmit it.
  • You can submit as many deviations to the category as you want.
  • DeviantArt will strictly enforce our Etiquette Policy to prevent abusive, harassing, hateful and unwelcomed messages -- including when sending anonymously.

Latest Valentines sent

February 12

Send your Valentine

DeviantArt’s World Map has been updated to include valentine deviations! Watch valentines as they fly across the world to meet their loved recipient.




Holiday Card Project 2015 Wrap-Up

Fri Jan 29, 2016, 11:26 AM


The Holiday Card Project returned in 2015 for its 9th year, and it once again was a cheerful success! With over 4,500 cards from over 2,000 deviants and artists from all over the world, people who could not be home for Christmas this year received some extra holiday joy this season!

Unique cards poured in from across the world—from beautiful hand-made cards to digital and delightful creations, we had a fantastic selection of cards to send out! If you’d like to see the various cards created for the project, take a moment to explore the#HolidayCardProject tag.

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Untitled by madizzlee

With so many cards coming in, I recruited staff members at HQ to open the envelopes with me! We spent three days straight opening every card single card and sorting them into various piles. A huge shout out goes out to Heidi, danlevbittygirla, damphyr, aunjuli, makepictures, ivancureno, Twee689, and tiffanyxli for all of their help. Thank you so much!! :heart:

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Once the cards were received and sorted, we reached out to hospitals in our community and abroad. Our first stop was the USC Norris Comprehensive Cancer Center, as they accepted cards from us for the third year in a row. I had the chance to sit down and explain DeviantArt's purpose and the community to the director of volunteer services, as she showed me the flyers the put up while handing out cards! 


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Untitled by madizzlee

We also took cards to other various hospitals and nursing homes across Los Angeles! From Huntington Hospital in Pasadena to St. Francis in Lynwood, patients across the Greater Los Angeles Area felt your love and support. While we weren't able to hand out cards to patients in person, they went into the  hands of the volunteer services department. 

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In addition to the cards we passed out in Los Angeles, we mailed cards to volunteers around the world who helped us spread the holiday joy around the globe. Cards were handed out in New Jersey, North Carolina, Maryland, and, for the first time ever, in Sevilla, Spain! Our fantastic volunteers, AnimeRocks26, njwag, and Ikebosev all did a wonderful job handing out the cards. :hug: 

12ade7df-3e76-41c4-b0b6-0b161d5a6955 by IkebosevHoliday Card Project by njwag Christmas Card Giveaway 3 by AnimeRocks26
Aiyh5niB8mBSJOq0yz0kFRbq1xRllQZp2vYMUfzffi6- by Ikebosev

As promised, everyone who sent in a card has now been granted a free 1-month Core Membership!  In the event you participated in the Project and haven’t received your Core Membership, don’t fret! Just send me (madizzlee) a note with the following information:

    Bullet; Green Your name
    Bullet; Red Approximately when your card was sent
    Bullet; Green A one sentence description of your card
    Bullet; Red Where you sent it from

Please note: If you already have an active Core Membership, the 1-month Core Membership has been added to that existing Core Membership, and will take effect once your current one expires.

Once again, thank you to everyone for spreading the holiday cheer!





Encouraging New Deviant Engagement

Tue Jan 26, 2016, 12:13 PM by Heidi:iconheidi:


Receiving comments on your deviations can be one of the most rewarding aspects of DeviantArt. The moment you make the decision to share your art with the world, you're ready to connect with kindred spirits, hear their tips, and share feedback of your own.  The cycle is rewarding for each and every participant.

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Starting today, we’re running a few experiments that aim to bring attention to new and undiscovered deviants on DeviantArt.  When such a deviant submits a deviation, he or she will be shown suggested deviations and prompted to leave a comment.  The purpose of this project is to create bonds between new deviants and help people find similar artists to grow with.

This feature is experimental, and we’re testing to see how something like this helps deviants grow as an artist and meet new people.  





Notes Search Now Available

Thu Jan 7, 2016, 12:35 PM by danlev:icondanlev:


Screen Shot 2016-01-04 at 11.54.19 AM by danlev

One of the most highly requested features is now here: the ability to search notes! Notes search allows you to do things like:

  • Find all notes you’ve sent to a specific deviant
  • Find all notes from a deviant that contain a keyword
  • Search for a keyword within a custom folder
  • Find all unread notes that contain a keyword
  • Search your drafts
To search your notes, simply enter a keyword in the search box. You can also use the advanced search dropdown to filter your search results.

Screen Shot 2016-01-07 at 12.17.29 PM by danlev

Advanced Operators

Advanced operators can help you narrow your search:
  • subject:keyword — Find notes with a keyword in the subject. Example: subject:commission.
  • body:keyword — Find notes with a keyword in the body. Example: body:painting.
  • " " (quotes) — Search for an exact phrase. Example: "art gallery".
  • (hyphen) — Used to exclude notes that contain a keyword. Example: painting -digital.

Visit Your Notes


Note: During the initial launch, only the past year of your notes will be searchable. We hope to expand this in the future.




Status Update Notifications

Thu Jan 7, 2016, 12:26 PM by danlev:icondanlev:


Screen Shot 2016-01-06 at 12.52.56 PM by danlev

Starting today, status updates posted by deviants you watch now appear in your notifications. This has been a popular request from deviants who actively post status updates. With status updates in notifications, it will ensure that more of your watchers see your posts.

Like other notifications, status updates can be viewed in list view (text only) or grid view (full thumbnails). Status update notifications can also be stacked, which groups notifications by deviant together.

Make Your Status Update Stand Out

Adding a deviation to your status updates is a quick way of making it stand out to your watchers. Simply add a deviation by pasting a link to a deviation in your Status Update, or use the "Add Media" button. 

Screen Shot 2016-01-06 at 12.44.21 PM by danlev

An Easy Way To Communicate With Your Watchers

Status updates are a quick and easy way to communicate with your watchers. They’re a great way to give an insider peek about what you’re working on, share inspiring art or articles, feature your favorite artists, or simply share what’s on your mind.

Post a Status Update

Or, view your notifications to see 
status updates posted by your watchers.




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:icondragon-kid:
Dragon-Kid Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2016
Watching!
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:iconmoltenkitty:
Moltenkitty Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2016   General Artist
How do I watch this group ? Sorry for the inconvenience :/
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:icondragon-kid:
Dragon-Kid Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2016
At the left, there are three buttons (Watch, Join our Group and Send a Note). Click on the upper button.
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:iconmoltenkitty:
Moltenkitty Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2016   General Artist
I found it thanks <3
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:iconshellfish-queen:
Shellfish-Queen Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Everyone comment "Aye" under this comment if the next thing you want Deviantart to change is the ability to have a mass delete option for your gallery so you can delete more than one of your features at a time without having to go through a tedious and strenuous mass delete.
Please, this could act as a citizen petition, since it seems like they finally care about popular demand now. This would be extremely useful to , 1. Delete old artwork because a lot of your art changes through time and ugly art looks bad on the "More from this Deviant" panel when viewing someones deviation, and 2. It's just more convenient and would be very nice to have for artists that are constantly changing, or have been here for a long time.
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:iconthatwaslefthanded:
ThatWasLeftHanded Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2016  Hobbyist Writer
This has been suggested tons of times, I'm sure the staff will work something out.
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:iconlucynickbakura:
LucyNickBakura Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2016
aye to that!
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:iconkashimusprime:
KashimusPrime Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Having the capability to disable certain items in our inbox would be super. Specially if some of us don't want to feel like we're on facebook with status update spam in our inboxes. 
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:iconlucynickbakura:
LucyNickBakura Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2016
Thank you dA stuff for not even replying me. But no worries, i'll be back next year to bother you again.


Merry Christmas!  Holidays 
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:iconlulinha-presidente:
lulinha-presidente Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2016
dA will have new trolls attack this year(2016). They're planning to troll people on 2016(read on hidden comments on accounts, when they tried to troll "me"). They all have similar account, created like, some months ago... AND ONE FEATURED COMMENT ON COMMON: "COMMENT HERE TO ME ANSWER(or something like)"
Some of the trolls accounts are:
beemilk
puffballyoshi
applethepirate
comrnon
naghavi
blustery-stars
swirlymaajiks
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:icondasghul:
DasGhul Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2016   General Artist
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:iconcmac13:
Cmac13 Featured By Owner Edited Jan 3, 2016   General Artist
thanks for the neat journals - hope 2016 is your BEST year yet :manhug:

 Snowman fella- Happy new year (Messages) by Ehsartem                2 ( Numbers ) by Ehsartem 0 ( Numbers ) by Ehsartem 1 ( Numbers ) by Ehsartem 6 ( Numbers ) by Ehsartem
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:iconthatwaslefthanded:
ThatWasLeftHanded Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2016  Hobbyist Writer
File an abuse report and link the comments as evidence.
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:iconsteamerthesteamtrain:
Steamerthesteamtrain Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2016  Hobbyist Interface Designer
I did file. I hope he gets banned
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:iconlulinha-presidente:
lulinha-presidente Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2016
dA will have new trolls attack this year(2016). They're planning to troll people on 2016(read on hidden comments on accounts, when they tried to troll "me"). They all have similar account, created like, some months ago... AND ONE FEATURED COMMENT ON COMMON: "COMMENT HERE TO ME ANSWER(or something like)"
Some of the trolls accounts are:
beemilk
puffballyoshi
applethepirate
comrnon
naghavi
blustery-stars
swirlymaajiks
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:iconnagatheromantic:
NagaTheRomantic Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2015
I have received similar threats too. The guy has no watchers, hardly any favorites or posts of his own, he's a two year lurker. 
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:iconthatwaslefthanded:
ThatWasLeftHanded Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2016  Hobbyist Writer
Ether his account got backed (unlikely), or he just now noticed he had an account on here.

I've seen people on here for 4+ years and just now become active like that.
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:iconthatwaslefthanded:
ThatWasLeftHanded Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2016  Hobbyist Writer
*hacked

Just noticed the typo...
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:iconkashimusprime:
KashimusPrime Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Good jorb mislabelling the 50% core memberships guys. If I wanted rebilling I'd opt for it to begin with. I don't want it automatically upon purchase. 

I also hear that once you choose to end your rebilling, you take away 3 months on our core buy 1 get 1 purchase.
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:iconheidi:
Heidi Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2015
Hi, KashimusPrime.

I'm sorry to hear about the inconveniences you've experienced with our Buy One, Get One Free promotion. 

All 3-month Core Membership purchasing options are labeled with: "Rebilling for your Core Membership will commence after the new sixth month period has expired."  However, you can opt out of the rebilling cycle anytime within 72 hours of your initial purchase.

As for the free 3-months disappearing after you canceled, that should not be the case.  If you submit a Help Desk ticket, we'd be happy to assist you and get things squared away.

Again, apologies for any confusion.

~Heidi
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:iconkashimusprime:
KashimusPrime Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you for responding! That's good to hear that shouldn't be the case with the extra 3 months disappearing. I'll be sure and keep an eye out for it and send a ticket should it happen. 
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SilverCrystal-Night Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I already sent of a ticket to do with the deal that was here .

my core was 6 months but ever since i canceled the re billing it has gone down to 3 months.
I paid for the 3 months and it said it came with a 3 free months.

''How do I cancel my CORE Membership and stop rebilling?
You can cancel rebilling of your CORE Membership at anytime. You can also go to your profile page, hover over your avatar and from the drop down menu select “Rebilling” under “Core Membership.” This does not cancel any remaining time left on your CORE Membership but it will prevent any further rebilling charges. ''

Sure enough my 6 months should of not been affected by me cancelling the re billing.

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:iconheidi:
Heidi Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2015
Hi, SilverCrystal-Night.

Thank you for submitting a Help Desk ticket regarding this issue.  We'll be happy to assist you and get things squared away.

~Heidi
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SilverCrystal-Night Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you for replying Heidi and i am sorry if my previous comment to you sounded a little bit off.
I am just not happy with it being cut down to 3 months when i paid for the 3 months that came with 3 months for free.

I do hope this is sorted out soon or when the staff are able to look into my ticket.
thank you again for replying to me.
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