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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.

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  • Hiding comments on one's Profile Page would be delayed, when the Comments Widget was set to display comments in Flat View. Fixed by elhsmart 
  • Some error messages were not displaying correctly. Fixed by justgalym
  • When browsing one's Gallery by "All" or "Scraps", the "Copy To..." option was briefly missing from the pencil menu, when managing deviation locations. Fixed by randomduck
  • The Manage Chatroom page for already existing chatrooms was briefly unavailable. Fixed by DEVlANT
  • The image for the 14th Birthday Badge was too large. Fixed by elhsmart
  • An extra "Give" menu would appear when viewing a deviant's badges. Fixed by elhsmart
  • The "Contribute" modal would not open on Group Gallery pages after visiting a Group's Profile Page and clicking "Contribute Art". Fixed by elhsmart
  • Clicking "Featured" when viewing a Group Gallery would not correctly redirect to the Group's Featured folder. Fixed by elhsmart

Your Feedback


Thank you for the feedback on last week's Site Update! Here's some of the notes you left for us.
  • Deviants enjoyed the 14th Birthday celebrations, and many individuals took part in the events and discussion.
  • Conversation is still ongoing on spyed's Journal, so feel free to join in!

Discuss!


Inspiration and Creativity

Do you find that you are regularly inspired to create things, or do you have to push yourself to find inspiration, at times? What do you do when you feel you're lacking inspiration?

Lightbulb Have a suggestion, idea, or feedback? Leave a comment here!
Lightbulb Check out a list of common suggestions!
Lightbulb Want to keep track of known issues? Check out our Status Forum!
:bug: Find a bug? Report it to the Help Desk! (Be as detailed as possible!)

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


The DeviantArt Community Turns 14


DeviantART's 14th birthday marks the ushering in of a new chapter of our existence as a community. For the past year, we've gained perspective on where our journey should lead us next, and we couldn't be more thrilled to share it with you and have you with us, every step of the way. Check out this message from the CEO, spyed, for a glimpse at what deviantART's future holds.

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Celebrate deviantART's 14th Birthday!


As we celebrate deviantART's 14th birthday, we want to thank everyone for joining our journey of growth and development, from the deviants who have been here from the start to the deviants who are starting out their deviantART experience today. Although the day itself has passed, there's still plenty of time for you to join in the celebration and come party with us!

Take part in the My DeviantART Story project and get the 14th Birthday Badge for your Profile Page!

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Your Feedback


Thank you for the feedback on last week's Site Update! Here's some of the feedback you left for us:
  • In response to the Discuss topic, several deviants mentioned that they don't generally respond to Activity messages, particularly Favourites or llama badges. Some deviants also mentioned not engaging with Critiques given by deviants they follow to others.
  • 3rdeye88 and PlatinaSi suggested a filtering option for notifications in the Message Center, so that comments and replies from deviants you watch could display first, followed by messages from others.

Discuss!


The DeviantArt Community Turns 14

While normally we like to encourage conversation on Site Updates through Discuss topics, a topic of discussion has been started on spyed's Journal, and we heartily encourage you to take part in the conversation there!

Check it out »


Lightbulb Have a suggestion, idea, or feedback? Leave a comment here!
Lightbulb Check out a list of common suggestions!
Lightbulb Want to keep track of known issues? Check out our Status Forum!
:bug: Find a bug? Report it to the Help Desk! (Be as detailed as possible!)

Let's bring it back to the old school my peoples. The days when we'd write real Journals, and link to all kinds of stuff on the Internet like as if we were Google. Get your scroll wheel ready, web-style.

DeviantArt is on a M)&H3R 4/_|<126! RAMPAGE!  A NEW Beginning. If you knew what I know, you'd already be screaming. The reavening is upon us and there is no where to hide. Thanks for your feedback on the SNEAK PEEK of the new Today page, btw. We've reviewed all comments, made changes, and will be ready to share more soon, so keep an eye out! Another comp set from The NEW DeviantArt is on its way to you soon. ;) 

Comic-Con 2014, July 24-27th

Let's talk Comic-Con in San Diego, California, USA

DeviantART San Diego Comic Con 2014 Poster by Artgerm
(official poster by Artgerm)
(many thanks to makepictures for MOST of the photos in this article)

This year at #SDCC, we brought the Thunder!
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^ Does this guy look like he had a good time??? You will too as we journey through 
DeviantArt's Artists' Alley, and take a look at our Superstars of DeviantArt, We
The Fandom
and Fan Art Law PII panels.  The first appearance of FELLA, the launch
of MILK FOR THE UGLY to riveting success, and 
my girlfriend o-KOUKLA-o inspired,
scared and twisted Comic-Con as The Joker with
her friend Diana as Bane!


The DeviantArt / Madefire Preview Night Party!

Thunder wasn't all we brought, we also brought Madefire to the creator world during this
con, and here's the party that  kicked that off! Wait, is that a line around the block? 

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Fo-ffo-ff-fo-fOR DAYS, Jr.!!! Angry Sheep V1  The Madefire crew, a DevMeet, the SDCC Artists' Alley,
and a heap of industry and press friends lined up for the open bar.

... And the killer company. :) 

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^ fella, Cloud9hoodie, then a rare photo of spyed and the lovely LaurenKitsune!
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^ RARE SUPERSTAR MOMENT! DeviantArt's Stanley ' Artgerm ' Lau
and the MEGA POPULAR Alice X. Zhang, aka alicexz !!!!!!!!!!!!
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^ Check out marioluevanosxraystyle !!!
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^ spyed and CEO/Co-Founder of Madefire, BenWolstenholme reviewing the stunning
work of a deviant who goes by the name of Zirngibl We were riveted. A true highlight of
the evening to meet such a talented woman. Check out her work she is seriously one of
my new absolute +Favorite artists. +Watch, +Love. And you'd be silly if you weren't 
+Watching BenWolstenholme ... surely you realize this. ;) 
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^ Awww... ladies and gentlemen, the lovely Keight123 on the left photo/right side 
with her friends, and madizzlee & bittygirla 
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^ Say hello to our kick ass tattoo stencilers! 
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^ Is that the infamous Uwe Maurer, CEO of ArtRage ?  We love your natural painting
software, Mr. Maurer! Thanks for coming!



DeviantArt Presents ... Milk for the Ugly, on Madefire!

We're very, very proud to Present this motion book on many, many levels. Our first major
hit with MADEFIRE from the community, but that's only the beginning. This is now
the #1 Motion Book on the Madefire platform. Greater viewership than Batman
My Little PonyTransformers and all other titles found right here on DeviantArt right
along side our very own vesner & akreon's Milk for the Ugly

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^ vesner & akreon, authors of the BRILLIANT Milk for the Ugly motion book get 
glomped by our very own damphyr from the upcoming We The Fandom series that's
as of now un-announced. Whoops.

Milk-for-The-Ugly-Credits by spyed

Stats? As of today with the Book & Article combined:

666,589 Views
16,136 +Faves
3,800 Comments

The world is changing. Creators are directly in charge. And Milk for the Ugly is the
spark on DeviantArt that Madefire.

:angry: 

But don't take it from me, let's ask the media!


"Batman calls for new friends [deviants!] to create 'motion book' comics"

- theguardian




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"DeviantArt Comic Beats Batman in Motion Comic Marketplace."

- The Escapist


"Milk for the Ugly Gets Read 400,000 Times in Four Days, 
Kicks Batman and Pony Butt. Best Motion Comic to Date?"

- Bleeding Cool


"In conjunction [with] DeviantArt, [Madefire] rolled out its
Web-based Creator Tool, letting individual artists and authors
create new stories that can be published on the Web within minutes."

- The Next Web (TNW)



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"Angelo Sotira, founder of DeviantArt, holds up
one of the latest books published on Madefire."

- c|net



"Madefire [is] rolling out the ability for creators
and publishers to produce what it calls "print books" --
straightforward digital comics with conventional
page layouts and no multimedia frills."

- Fast Company






Fella Makes a GRAND Entrance! 

For the first time ever....... Introducing.... FELLA!!! 

Fella 
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FELLA making his first real world appearance other than in plushie form for the first
time in history! Appropriate, we think. In case you are wondering, he's the most
loving soul on Earth and hugging him felt great! 
I love deviantART! 

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^ He's even learned a new instrument since the release of DeviantArt v7 in 2010!
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Did he get his hugs on?? Heck yah! That's how Fella rolls!  

Fella 




DeviantArt Artists' Alley 2014

Photos apparently can't do this thing justice on the whole, but if you put it all 
together in your mind from all the pieces here, you'll appreciate the beauty 
of what is happening in Artists' Alley. Please be sure to read my past journal 
about this alley called: The Love that Binds SDCC's Artists' Alley. A million 
thanks, and all our love to clydene - always!

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^ We're missing makepictures in this photo - But without him, and without
techgnotic who is standing next to me here, we couldn't pull off Artists Alley each
year. SO, a great big thank you to both makepictures and techgnotic - Always 
amazing, always a pleasure.
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^ Ahh... There's makepictures on the left! We're just getting warmed up.
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I sincerely want you to see how packed the Alley was this year. But in an epic fail,
we didn't actually capture many long or wide shots this time around. If you were at 
the con and you nabbed some, please link them for us! Yikes!!!! This video I took
is pretty much the only one. Sorry it's not that great! 

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LBP/LINK? AHH!!!MAZING!
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^ LiamSharp - Chief Creative Officer for Madefire.
Truly a gentleman and a scholar. Here he tells us the ways of life,
liberty, and the pursuit of happiness ... in bed!

Quite seriously, Liam's contributions to the DeviantArt community recently absolutely
astound me. Perhaps one of the most important conversations happening on 
DeviantArt, and easily the most important conversation happening in the entire 
comic book industry is the one that is happening right now on LiamSharp's Journal.
Go to his Journal and start with a post written on June 4th titled, "I Got Angry."
Engage in the dialog. Read what people are saying in response. Why? Because if
you want to be on the bleeding edge of storytelling, LiamSharp is the key to the door
of the future.
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Photo by spyed
^ My kick ass girlfriend o-KOUKLA-o who scared the hell out of everybody with our 
friend Diana Rios as Bane. Aren't they lovely? I think so. 
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^ Ahh, the love of my life.
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Mr. BenWolstenholme drawing the ladies during the Madefire Cosplay sketching 
hour! WAIT A MINUTE, WHO'S THAT OTHER GUY? 
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What up madizzlee & Cloud9hoodie - Srsly hardcore.
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:heart: damphyr 
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techgnotic, merhej and I. bittygirla, LaurenKitsune and a rare recent shot of
Heidi and I!
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madizzlee is a badass Link! While LaurenKitsune Cosplays as Isabela from 
Dragon Age 2!
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Thank you wacom for providing Cintiq's for deviants to use at the 'Con! We also had
 our very favorite autodesk-sketchbook running on all machines with the lovely and
inspiring reneedicherri from Autodesk hanging out in case anyone had questions! 
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^autodesk-sketchbook in action!
BTW the NEW Sketchbook is out, and I'm just insanely in love with it. Worth your
time to check it out or to upgrade your copy! autodesk was with us in Artists Alley
this year and the artists using their software were just raving about it.
It's a new day in the digital arts! Go 
autodesk-sketchbook go!  
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^ Cosplay ALL DAY, EVERYDAY!
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^ This dude was rockin'! 
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^ Well aren't these the cutest kids at the Con! Especially Lily.. errr I mean the 
one in the middle! Errr.. I mean the random kids we took photos of! ;P 
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Our Kick-Ass Comic-Con Panels 

Our 2014 panel line up was fantastic. Excellent turn outs, great panelists, all 
around a wonderful thing that we're very proud to provide for Comic-Con each year!

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WE THE FANDOM
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aunjuli and damphyr brought squeels of joy out of their We The Fandom panel 
audience.  They're so sweet, charming, lovely and full of fandom! And not to mention, 
these wonderful ladies are coming soon to a Today page near you! 

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THE SUPERSTARS OF DEVIANTART
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In order, THE LiamSharp, vesner, akreon, spyed, techgnotic, yuumei 
and Artgerm
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BREAK INTO DIGITAL COMICS USING THE MOTION BOOK TOOL
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^ Wish I had more photos from this one. Great panel with the Madefire team 
BenWolstenholme LiamSharp nunyerbidniss 
along with davegibbons (most notably known for The Watchmen.) 
and vesner / akreon (Milk for the Ugly)


Unfortunately as of this writing I don't have any photos for two of the panels, 
I will be updating once I do. They are the FANS, LOVE, AND THE LAW panel, 
and the MAYA 3D MODELING SOFTWARE ft. FELLA panel. They were great!




 Party!

What else happened??
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Is that the legendary Kim Jung Gi
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Artgerm says that he just can't stand this guy because there is simply nothing 
to learn from him. he explains; how can you learn when Kim Jung Gi simply 
walks up to a blank canvas, and draws an entire world without any process at all!
he sees his drawing in his mind, and he puts it to paper directly. there is no 
process! you can't learn when there is just genius, and no process! - great point. 
And I hear he may be joining DeviantArt soon, so you can be marveled and learn 
nothing from him other than f34r of true, raw, hardcore deviousness. muahaha;) 

It was an honor to meet you, sir! we hope you will join our community and offer 
whatever you are willing, to our humble and loving home of DeviantArt!
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Speaking of Artgerm - Check out the key-art for the Comic-Con campaign that he 
made for us. A few weeks back, it topped the Popular 24 hour charts when 
he posted this:
DeviantART San Diego Comic Con 2014 Poster by Artgerm
^ Feel free to download, print and use however you like (for personal use).
Thank you Artgerm!!!!! :iconartgerm:
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Chunli Style by ArtgermPepper Robot II by ArtgermPepper Delivery by ArtgermBatgirl 12 by ArtgermMother of Dragons by Artgerm
^ A few pieces from Artgerm's gallery!
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^ Is that CliffyB? Mr. Cliff Bleszinski? THE Design Director of UNREAL TOURNAMENT
and the entire UNREAL franchise? And if that isn't enough, the GEARS OF WAR
franchise? Check out our visit to Epic Games  from a few years ago with the now
super famous rebel princess Meg Turney! techgnotic notic and I kinda spaz out over GOW.
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^ ARTofANT in the house!!</u>
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^ FREE DeviantArt Messenger Bags! WAHHHH I WANTED ONE!
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^ ZevGordoni on the left, left. The delightful pinguino on the right!
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^ Iron Man checks out and heads to Malibu.
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^ It has been an EPIC Comic-Con.
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^ Fella is off to sleep.
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Thanks for reading. ;)

Deviousness for life,

:spyed:

- spyed 










 

Celebrate deviantART's 14th Birthday!

Thu Aug 7, 2014, 12:03 AM
 
 
 
 

Fourteen years of existence marks a period of growth, change, and introspection — an era of creativity and emotion that leads to long-term personal and artistic development. As we celebrate deviantART's 14th birthday, we want to thank all of you for joining in on the journey of growth and development, from the deviants who have been here from the start to the deviants who are starting out their deviantART experience today.

 
 

How has deviantART helped you grow as an individual and/or as an artist? Tell us your story through an art feature Journal!

 

Visit the Write a Journal Entry page to get started.

Using the deviantART section of the sidebar, search for deviations to include in your Journal.

Click on the art you want to include to add it to your Journal.

Feature five (or more!) works in your Journal, and tell us a bit about why you've chosen each artwork you feature!

Title your Journal My deviantART Story, then post it to the Art Features category.

 
 

Comment on this article with a link to your "My deviantART Story" Journal to get the 14th Birthday Profile Page Badge!

 
14th


The DeviantArt Community Turns 14

Thu Aug 7, 2014, 12:01 AM
 
 
 
The DeviantArt Community Turns 14
 

When you're young, your teenage years can't come soon enough. Thirteen was fun, but with a whole year as a teenager under your belt, you start to get perspective on what it means to grow up. You're not there yet, but the path ahead is clear and inspiring.

At 14, you start taking on responsibilities and testing out maturity, while continuing to reach for the stars and fostering the creativity that's such an integral part of your life.

DeviantArt's 14th birthday marks the ushering in of this new chapter. For the past year, we've gained perspective on where our journey should lead us next, and we couldn't be more thrilled to share it with you and have you with us every step of the way.

 
We are where art starts
 

We are where art starts, but that is only the beginning. We are a community for the creative in everyone to develop and heighten their personal sense of taste, but that's not where it ends. We are the movement for the liberation of creative expression.

We believe that art is for everyone, and we're creating the cultural context for how it is created, discovered and shared.

Artists love us because we are an inclusive and supportive community. We help them find their identity through self-expression. We provide the tools, resources and exposure to enable them to become better, more successful artists. We inspire people to create art by feeding their creativity.

 
The Global Undercurrent of Creativity
 

We provide endless entertainment and inspiration. This is where you see it first. This is where whatever you're into, no matter how niche, is embraced and expressed by a dedicated community of likeminded creatives. This is where the global undercurrent of creativity feeds the future of popular culture.

 

There's no other place like DeviantArt. We are an unapologetically addictive experience. Our world is a prolific orgy of originality where creatives enjoy freedom of artistic expression. We are the deviation of creativity that shatters the confines of expectation. We can't help it — it runs through our veins and compels us to nurture it in others. This is DeviantArt.

 
Bleed and Breed ArtAngelo Sotira (Spyed) DeviantArt CEO and Co-Founder
 
Questions for the Reader

And now we turn to you for the next step in our journey. Where should we head next? What would you like to see the DeviantArt community accomplish in the future?



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SonicKMN Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2014  New member Hobbyist General Artist
Np
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:icondevils-downpour:
Devils-DownPour Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Is the problem with deviants not showing up ever going to get fixed???
I'm really getting tired of my watchers not receiving my deviant notifications for HOURS after it was posted. :/
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dragon-diary Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2014
hey they say there is a hacker going around and doing wrong stuff and with your account is it true? if so can you guys do some thing about it? 
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pixelthefox Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I was wondering... Is chat available for mobile users?
every time I try to use it it ends up not working ._____.
Is it saposed to do that?.. XD
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SailorSeiyaDigiJem Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
When premium membership day are going to start?
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MinaBra123 Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2014  New member Student General Artist
Good Evening, I would like to know if there is any way to protect accounts from DeviantArt, there is a hacker who breaks into our accounts and I want to prevent this. Thank you.
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:iconkillerdragon12:
killerdragon12 Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2014  Student Artist
Can I report this please because it's very serious Somehow, there's a hacker lurking around here who not only changes the name of users around here, but he also posts a journal entry claiming that you'll commit suicide, and he'll troll with the same journal entry by adding inappropriate comments! He'll even add insult to injury by writing naughty comments on your page, and add a crude drawing of a male's private parts! If he reads this, he'll probably think twice before hacking! Spread the word, and stop this evil hacker before you become his next victim!

Apparently, he's targeted a user formerly named kronosfactor52, renamed him TruePhazonianForce posted a similar journal entry on his dA page, and added harsh comments to it! Please do something about because I'm scared that my page will get hacked by the same hacker
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TheN-CONVENIENTTruth Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2014  New member
Oh yeah  :sherlock: Well how do we know YOU aren't HIM right now  :sherlock: Tryin to throw us off your trail?!
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killerdragon12 Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2014  Student Artist
I'm not him or her (don't know what gender it is just copied this of another journal and he gave me permission to do that on his journal) I heared this news of another person journal and wanted to report the news so this doesn't keep happending and hope it doesn't happen to others I give you my word I'm not this evil hacker and never will be
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TheN-CONVENIENTTruth Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2014  New member
Shrig Yeah I was mostly joking anyway[The Truth Is NEVER That CONVENIENT]as you were :salute:
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Nunari-chan Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Please excuse my rudeness.

What is wrong with the dA staff? Creating rules, but then ignoring them?

oi61.tinypic.com/330b6yr.jpg

oi57.tinypic.com/30m0554.jpg

I'm sick of seeing those porn-related pictures on the front page everyday.
Don't you think about the children who want to improve art and then seeing these? It's pretty demotivating.

If you want to improve this site and see real artworks that are made with great effort, you should do something about this.
Making this site popular because of these pictures isn't going to lead a real and lasting success.
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VanuInfiltrator Featured By Owner Edited Jul 8, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
FAQ #303: I'm offended by something I saw on the website!

Also, those deviations linked are nowhere near porn-related.
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your-first-boyfriend Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Why should anyone censor themselves for the sake of unsupervised children who shouldn't even be on this site? :B 

If you're "sick of seeing porn-relate pictures everday[sic]" then log off and never come back. 

Just because your puritan self doesn't like what you see doesn't mean everyone else should bend over backwards and censor it for you and your preshus chillun. 

Ignore what you don't like and move the fuck on like a functional person. 
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Violet-Adopts Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2014
You are so rude.
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VanuInfiltrator Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
They were just being honest.
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your-first-boyfriend Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
kk
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Nunari-chan Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I'm sorry but I won't start a fight, I just want to let you know something.

This site is not a porn site, it is an art site. And this is why I've been on this site ever since i was 10 or something like that.
And considering this, I feel sad because deviations were related to more artistic stuff before. Not just shots of asses.
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your-first-boyfriend Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Your definition of art doesn't mean squat here. 

If you don't like the rules of Da, make your own art site. :B
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hans-sachs Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2014
here, let me help you:

FAQ #220: What is Mature Content?

"Nudity: If your work contains nudity, revealing the genitalia of a model or character, you should assign this tag."

FAQ #554: Is my deviation Mature Content?

"Nudity-Fairly self explanatory. While not all nudity requires a tag, if your work displays a penis, testicle, vagina, (female) nipples or anus you should assign this tag."

no genitalia revealed. no "sexually provocative pose", either.
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Nunari-chan Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
No genitalia revealed. But is it really not sexually provocative?

So is it okay to post photos of your ass only?
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Violet-Adopts Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2014
I totally agree with you but dA gives no care.
I have been on since I was eleven, sometimes they didn't even use tabs for the  bad stuff...
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hans-sachs Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2014
the admins believe that it's not sexually provocative, and they have the final say in this matter.

yes, provided that they follow da's rules.
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MadArtMan0817 Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
zeb31.deviantart.com/journal/H…

I keep getting rumors about more accounts being hacked and these hackers upload pornography and other harmful artwork and even upload journals that hurt the person's Watches. Any way this can be stopped or this can detected any harmful behavior, like a fast short cut button to contact and Administrator and anyone for help?
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StarDaFluffyEevee Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
you devntart, we got an art theft
cutesykittyz.deviantart.com/
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bosronald Featured By Owner Edited Jun 24, 2014
The website is littered with these 'storage-thumbnails'. In practice people abuse the storage function as an removal function instead of a temporary, intermediate solution. Isn't it meant to be a temporary thing? I think there is a reason why people can restore deviations from storage. Nowadays most people, once they put something in storage, they'll keep it in storage ... indefinitely. 

An easy fix (that you guys with your technical know-how should be able to execute) is to automatically remove the thumbnails of the artwork in dA's search function and from any gallery in which they're featured. What's the point of seeing these thumbnails if I can't look at the artwork? It also causes gallery folders to reach their limit sooner. And these store-thumbnails really make your website look messy. 
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