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In the Insidious: Chapter 3 Emoticon Contest, we challenged you to create a spooky Insidious-inspired emoticon, and the winners are in! The finalists will all receive cash prizes and tickets to see Insidious: Chapter 3 in theaters, and the winning entry will be turned into a full set of emoticons available on the Kik Messenger app. Congratulations, winners!I3-social 2a by TharBeVikings
















DeviantArt presents Insidious Chapter 3 Emoticon Contest Winners









These winning emoticons will scare and delight!


In the Insidious: Chapter 3 Emoticon Contest, we challenged you to create an original emoticon based on the terrifying Insidious series, and the winners are in! Twenty-five spooky and amusing semi-finalists were sent to Leigh Whannell, director and writer of Insidious: Chapter 3, who chose three winners from the impressive selection. The first, second, and third place winners will all receive cash prizes and tickets to see Insidious: Chapter 3 in theaters, and the first place winning entry will also be turned into a full set of emoticons available on the Kik Messenger app. Congratulations, winners, and thank you to everyone who participated!



































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 


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