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More Improvements to More Like This

Thu Oct 4, 2012, 2:03 PM
Back in August we launched More Like This to Beta, and after taking in your feedback, we made some improvements, which we're pleased to say were met with positive response! Today, we're bringing you even more improvements, both to More Like This results and your browsing experience!

What's New

  • The quality of More Like This results has been improved on once again!
  • We've improved the Full View mode by making the description area taller for easier reading. We've also added a More Like This button, so you can easily view more of any results you enjoy.
Screen Shot 2012-10-04 at 12.47.32 PM by wreckling

  • From the More Like This results page, you can now click on the art you used to find results, then easily browse through that artwork that's like it, either by using your left and right arrow keys or the "next" and "previous" buttons.
  • The menu for changing view settings was not as clear as it could have been, so it now has a new symbol to better signify what it does. In addition, this menu will be present regardless of which Browse setting you choose, for consistency and ease of use.
Screen Shot 2012-10-04 at 11.38.08 AM by wreckling

Bug Fixes

  • The Artist Diversity message no longer shows for More Like This searches that have a small set of results.
  • Collections can now be opened in a new tab, when browsing in Collections Mode.
  • Deviations will now only show up once per collection when browsing in Collections Mode.
  • Several URL handling bugs have been fixed.
  • Switching to page 2 of search results no longer loses the order of results you were already viewing.
  • When browsing deviations by page, the paging buttons at the bottom of results now always show, allowing you to configure page settings even when there aren't more pages of results.
  • Any literature thumbnails used for More Like This will now display properly on the results page.
  • Literature deviations were sporadically missing while browsing in Full View, and this has since been fixed.
  • "Go to page 1" and "Top" buttons work properly again.
  • We've improved how pages look when the browser is resized to a small size.
  • You can once again use the "Next" and "Previous" buttons when browsing from the Journal Portal.

Try it out!


Just like before, you can give these changes a try by going to the Browse page and clicking More Like This on a deviation, or by going to a deviation page and selecting the More Like This button on the right side of the deviation page! 

If you come across any problems while browsing, searching, or using More Like This, let us know by filing a ticket in the devBUG Issue Tracker under the More Like This project.


We're bringing you even more improvements to More Like This results and your browsing experience!
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:iconmaximilian-mcmonkey:
Maximilian-McMonkey Featured By Owner May 16, 2013   General Artist
Can the 'more like this' feature be made optional or more manageable? For example, artists being able to deactivate it on their own art pages or reduce it to a tab that can then be opened. At least could artists be made able correct it when it's wrong on their own art pages?
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:iconmathayis:
Mathayis Featured By Owner May 7, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
The "More like this" feature is really annoying! every picture I post of self portraits makes it show off Nudity right next to my work!!
is there a way to fix this? or turn the feature off??

Please heeelllppp gaaaah!
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:icondeadroseworks:
DeadRoseWorks Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Add a disable button for those who don't want to show "more like this" on other people's computers.
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:iconcjskye:
cjskye Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2013  Student Artist
you should move the download button above the more like this section so that you dont have to scroll down to find it.
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:iconniightinjale:
Niightinjale Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2013   Digital Artist
The More Like This is annoying! I keep going to see more from a certain artist, and ending up on a More Like This page... I don't -want- "more like this", I want more from that artist. Can you swap them so that the View This Artist's Gallery is where it's supposed to be, and you scroll down for More Like This?
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:iconjj1028:
jj1028 Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
I also have a problem showing other works on my art pages..people could confuse my work with others on this site...showing thumbnails of works on my gallery that aren't mine is misleading..the "more like this" gallery should just be a button on the page. taking the viewers to a general gallery page with similar works, or show more of my artwork exclusively..I don't want to take credit, or blame for someone else's art.
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:iconcait-cait93:
Cait-Cait93 Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
I don't like the new 'more like they're section when viewing deviations.

It's distracting, and rude.

I view a certain artist, and get advertisement for other similar artists. It takes away from the art I am looking at when there are other thumbnails featuring other people.

I find the reaction similar to literature. I was reviewing one of my poems, but there were thumbnails advertising more from my writing gallery. I don't want people viewing my poems trying to read two things at a time.

I think just the option to click for more is better than bombarding deviations with other works.
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:iconiorgudesign:
iorguDesign Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
OFF: Some art remains in the beginning of the Newest after refresh. Why is that?
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:iconnamenotrequired:
namenotrequired Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2012  Student Interface Designer
That's a known issue, it's unrelated :) the staff posted about it in the status forum: [link] :D
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:iconiorgudesign:
iorguDesign Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Okay, knew it is not related to the actual post, so I began my sentence with an "OFF". :D
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:iconnamenotrequired:
namenotrequired Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2012  Student Interface Designer
He he :D in general the Help Desk is the best place to go then :)
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:iconiorgudesign:
iorguDesign Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you! :D
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:iconnamenotrequired:
namenotrequired Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2012  Student Interface Designer
No problem :handshake:
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:iconiorgudesign:
iorguDesign Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
But thank you for letting me know that it is something, that is taken as a serious issue.
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:iconredpassion:
RedPassion Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2012
For some reasons it doesn't look like this "[link]" when I looking through some art etc. :/ *confused^^"*
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:iconnamenotrequired:
namenotrequired Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2012  Student Interface Designer
That's how it looks on a Browse page, when it's in Full view mode :) are you sure that's where you're looking? It doesn't affect the deviation page itself :D
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:iconredpassion:
RedPassion Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2012
Ahhh all right got it thx :)
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:iconnamenotrequired:
namenotrequired Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2012  Student Interface Designer
Welcome :hug:
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:iconravens-eye-studio:
Ravens-Eye-Studio Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you for all you do to improve dA! Great work on this.
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:iconlupsiberg:
Lupsiberg Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2012   General Artist
Thank you for the info :)
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:iconseedofsmiley:
SeedofSmiley Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2012  Student Digital Artist
I like it! Finally Im able to find work thats similar to mine :)
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:iconashcat-desu:
Ashcat-desu Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I really like this feature now. It's working so much better!
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:icontiamatheart:
TiamatHeart Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow great idea,now it's all in the palm of hand.This improvement and new look of submite page is the best so far but that's my opinion.:clap:
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:iconrush--it:
Rush--it Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
what about sorting notes by DAuser? : )?
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:iconnamenotrequired:
namenotrequired Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2012  Student Interface Designer
This announcement is about this beta project specifically - if you want to make other, unrelated suggestions you best do so in the Suggestions forum or on one of the Site Updates posted on #hq :)
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:iconxadrea:
Xadrea Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
more like this is definitely making browsing similar artwork so much fun :la:
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:iconfantasylost:
FantasyLost Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2012   Digital Artist
The one thing that would totally make this feature a useful one would be an "In Favorites" indicator accompanying any thumbs where that deviation has already been added to one's own Favorites.

As an example, I chose a deviation from my Favorites for my "More Like This" picture. I scrolled through 1,000 thumbs, and every single time I said "Ooh! I really like this!" then clicked on it, I found that I had already Faved it. What a disappointment and a big waste of time. Oh, well, at least I continued to agree with myself! :rofl:
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:iconkarla-chan:
Karla-Chan Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I really like the fact you can browse by category when using the more like this. I think this helps when artist do many types of art with various media.

I am also very happy I can click through pages again. It means I can browse art again!
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:iconvi0letdreamer:
vi0letdreamer Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2012  Student Photographer
i do like the "scroll through pages" option, but maybe in addition to putting "deviations 25-84" etc. in the corner, you could also put the page number? like google does.
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:iconkensaunders:
KenSaunders Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Hey forgot to mention that it would be really nice if when clicking on more like this when viewing a single deviation on a users page that it would not default to just similar deviations from that one user's gallery, and, it wouldn't (apparently by default) show similar deviations from member's that I watch.
When I click that button I want to get out there and see things, not stay where I currently am or just in my own neighborhood. :)
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:iconnamenotrequired:
namenotrequired Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2012  Student Interface Designer
If you want to see works from other artists you can click 'artists' to the left :)
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:iconkensaunders:
KenSaunders Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
This is still my new favorite feature on dA and my most used. I love it.

Thanks for the updates.
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:iconartimisso:
artimisso Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I tryed it with my arts and I see if the metadatas are well declared then gives real LikeThis, if not then shows more from the artist in different themes - of course, without metadatas can not see what is it. So I think it works well.
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Southrobin Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2012
A bit off topic but its really tough to search for art on your mobile in the new format. Also i loved the old DA mobile frontpage. It was really nice, clean and neat and simple to load.
The rest of the new mobile DA was pretty good though :hug:
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:iconwdwparksgal:
WDWParksGal Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2012
Added to the article collection at #DevNews and am inviting it into the gallery :aww:
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:iconitti:
Itti Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
"These results appear less relevant than we'd like.
While we're working on improving More Like This, you can help by collecting "Sky" with similar deviations."

To be honest, I'm not really sure what this means. How exactly do I "collect" similar deviations with it? Do you mean the collections feature? I'm guessing not but I'm not sure exactly what IS meant.
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:iconraincoastchris:
raincoastchris Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2012
What is meant, is that if you have your favourites organized into different topics/subjects/etc., then you can help the MLT algorithm do better by faving "Sky" and putting it in the most "similar" subfolder of your favourites.

Of course, even if you don't organize your favourites, faving art you like will still help MLT -- just, not quite as much ;-)
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:iconitti:
Itti Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Ah, I see. So when more people have :+fav:ed it it will get more and more accurate?
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:iconraincoastchris:
raincoastchris Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2012
That's right -- especially if more people fave it into well-curated collections. A big part of how More Like This learns what "similar" means, is by looking at what kinds of deviations tend to get collected together.
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:iconitti:
Itti Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
That's really interesting :) You mentioned it's a big part of it - what are the other parts? If you can say, that is.
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:iconsambees:
sambees Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2012
I like the position of the "more like this" at the bottom how you're showing in this screenshot. Unfortunately, it doesn't look like that for me and mine is featured prominently at the top before the artist's prints, faving it, "more from this artist" and the image info. It really irks me that the first thing shown on my art is a feature that will take people away from my gallery and art and it's yet another thing I need to scroll past to see more info about the art I'm looking at. I wish this where below the art info rather than right at the top.
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:iconnamenotrequired:
namenotrequired Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2012  Student Interface Designer
In this screen shot you mean: [link] ? That is while browsing full view; example on a random deviation: [link] :)
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:iconsambees:
sambees Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2012
I'm not sure what the point you're trying to make is? I like the priority of things in this screenshot, it is something that viewing deviations normally very much lacks.
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:iconnamenotrequired:
namenotrequired Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2012  Student Interface Designer
I was trying to explain why it seemed to look different for you than you saw in the screenshot; because you were looking at a different place. :D That's not to disregard your suggestion or opinion on it, I apologise if it came across as such; I simply meant to point out, in case you were confused :)
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:iconcapukat:
Capukat Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2012   General Artist
Huge improvements wow!

Definitely helps in browsing galleries smoother!
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:iconalex-alpacalypse:
ALEX-ALPACALYPSE Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
So much better now! I love the click through pages instead of the scroll!
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:icontridentfreak:
TridentFreak Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2012  Student General Artist
Awesome!
Now I will use "More like this" more usual. :D
I missed so much the "Click trough pages" feature too, scrolling down until the eternity made my laptop laggy after a while ^^;
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:iconhoshi-hana:
Hoshi-Hana Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow! It has just gotten so much better! Excellent work!
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:iconechosoncelost:
EchosOnceLost Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
defanately improved
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:icontsunadeshirahime:
TsunadeShirahime Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2012  Student
All these functions have incredibly improved. At first the beta version of "More like this" didn't work well, but now it's great!
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