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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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:iconmissymichelle759:
Missymichelle759 Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2015  Student Digital Artist
OmyGod!! That pedo! 
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:iconepicsk8r13:
EpicSk8r13 Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
IKR
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:iconxbubblechan21x:
xBubblechan21x Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Runaway llamaaaaa XD HannaLee123 
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:icontimthebigdaddy:
TimtheBigDaddy Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2015  Student General Artist
I knew that stupid thing about accounts being deleted was a hoax. I remember seeing one before a while ago.
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:iconninjayoshi585:
NinjaYoshi585 Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2015  Student Writer
there a rumor going around about a hacker. if you want I'll link you to a journal. is it a hoax, or not?
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:iconmrgrimlock:
MrGrimlock Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I find it pretty stupid that while you can turn points into llamas, you can't turn llamas into points. DX
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:iconmangleofficial:
MangleOfficial Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2015  New member Professional Digital Artist
Hi i have someone i would like to report for nudity pics 
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:iconkaykay12160:
kaykay12160 Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2015  Student Writer
Excuse me! But I would like to be sure of something! There has been this chain journal going around... Is it true? Here's a link! [Link]
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:iconninjayoshi585:
NinjaYoshi585 Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2015  Student Writer
the one is not true, if it was the imformation would be here.
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:iconkaykay12160:
kaykay12160 Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2015  Student Writer
Okey! Thank you! I was scared for a second...
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:iconninjayoshi585:
NinjaYoshi585 Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2015  Student Writer
yw
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:iconwreckling:
wreckling Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2015   Writer
Nope, it's not true. This hoax has come up numerous times in the past, it's nothing to worry about. :)
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:iconkaykay12160:
kaykay12160 Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2015  Student Writer
Oh thank goodness... Thank you for specifying! I truly appreciate it!
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:iconexperimentor-iblis:
Experimentor-Iblis Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2015
there's a journal being sent round currently saying:

"As of May the twenty first, deviantART will be deleting ALL  dA accounts. Not the plz accounts though. But just all name-wasted accounts, or accounts that we think are fake, or that are useless. We are doing this to prevent something that could possibly may happen in the future. If we find this message on you're deviantID, journal, etc. We will know that you are not a fake. 

Thank you for listening,

-deviantART staff "

Is this true or just a hoax someone thought would be fun to do?
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:iconninjayoshi585:
NinjaYoshi585 Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2015  Student Writer
that's a hoax.
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:iconskyechirisu:
Skyechirisu Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2015  Hobbyist Artist
It's a hoax.
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:iconcristen123:
Cristen123 Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
yay
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:iconlady-compassion:
Lady-Compassion Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This may sound mushy...but I am just grateful for the guys (and girls) that fix the problems and bugs that crop up in our website.  Even though these things happen, this is STILL the most efficiently and professionally social network out there.  It is my main one and will will continue to be so.  Thank you.
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:iconbluedragon85:
Bluedragon85 Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
My facebook page for my art work 


www.facebook.com/pages/BlueDra…
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:iconauniabubba:
auniabubba Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2015
when I place a picture in my favorites, how come I have a problem eventually buying it.  I am interested in Celtic warrior type pictures and just can't seem to transfer them into my buy column.  Can anyone help me or am I doing it wrong?
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:iconkumadog:
Kumadog Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
no
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:iconsilverfoxez000:
Silverfoxez000 Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2015  New member
How do I watch?
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:iconnayareth:
nayareth Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2015   Photographer
OOK
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