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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.

What's New


API Updates


For developers, our API framework and documentation have been updated to allow for quicker, easier changes in the future. 

Change Log


  • For Journals submitted before 2012, old links to those Journals temporarily stopped working. Fixed by inazar
  • When saving a mailing address to your account, saving would fail if the optional second address field was empty. Fixed by duraseb
  • Files could not be removed when editing Premium Content on a deviation. Fixed by outgoingcoyote
  • When on the Manage Friends page, clicking on a custom Friends List would automatically navigate to the Unsorted section instead of that Friends List. Fixed by yumeruby
  • Some users experienced difficulty editing the tagline on their Profile Page. Fixed by yumeruby
  • There was a cropping issue in the Prints submission process. Fixed by yury-n
  • Poll answers containing apostrophes would not display properly. Fixed by outgoingcoyote
  • Links to the "Give Points"  modal on one's Profile Page did not work. Fixed by kemayo
  • Sta.sh's main menu was not displaying properly for logged-out users. Fixed by outgoingcoyote

Sta.sh Writer
  • It was not possible to change a full-sized deviation to a thumbnail when the Edit menu setting, "Always Add Full Size Images", was disabled. Fixed by Alisey

Your Feedback


Thank you for the feedback on last week's Site Update! Here's some of the feedback you left for us:
  • Responses to the Discuss topic were varied. Some deviants mentioned using Journals for solely personal purposes, while other deviants mentioned posting Journals for things other than personal reasons.
  • Several deviants said they use their Journals for a combination of personal, art, and promotional updates. Some mentioned alternating between Journals, using some for art features and others for personal art updates.
  • Silver-MoonNight suggested a quantity function for the Commissions widget, so that more than one Commission can be ordered at a time.

Discuss!


Showcasing Collections

If there were an improved way to highlight and watch Collections, would you want all of your Collections to be included, or would you want to pick which Collections would appear?


(Collection by Exillior)


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!)

This week's Site Update includes an update to our developer API and numerous bug fixes. Plus, we need your feedback! Join the discussion about showcasing Collections.
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:iconmetin-mete:
metin-mete Featured By Owner Edited Jan 16, 2015  Professional Interface Designer
"/user/whois" not work or i'm making a mistake.

www.deviantart.com/api/v1/oaut…?usernames[]=metin-mete&access_token=xxx

{
  • error"invalid_request",
  • error_description"Request field validation failed.",
  • error_details
    {
    • usernames"usernames is required"
    },
  • status"error"
}

And why don't the number of members in the group statistics?
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:iconelhsmart:
elhsmart Featured By Owner Edited Jan 16, 2015
metin-mete , as first - please check this tool. Very useful for debug API requests www.deviantart.com/developers/….
As second - while you try to submit parameter via URL string with GET request - you will always get back this error, because API endpoint expect POST request and all parameters filled up as parameters of form data. Please try /whois endpoint in console tool and check your request type.
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:iconbrittleexistence:
brittleexistence Featured By Owner May 28, 2014
Although this doesn't exactly fit into the category; I would like to file a complaint about the amount of size I'm able to fit within my page. Is this temporary? Seeing tons of my original '600' width pictures are shrunken down drastically!  

Please stop shrinking the images; or allow the members to pick if they wan't the said format to be small. Seeing it limits my deign I could have on my page.
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:icontheotakukilljoy:
theOtakuKilljoy Featured By Owner May 24, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Hi, there! I just made an account today. I have had an account before, so I know the basics. When I go to the Stash, I can't write in the Composer. Help, please?
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:iconwreckling:
wreckling Featured By Owner May 28, 2014   Writer
Hi there! What happens when you try to open Sta.sh Writer?
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:iconjackvolcano:
JackVolcano Featured By Owner May 18, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I still can not submit new deviations. Please, fix it as soon as possible.
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:iconwreckling:
wreckling Featured By Owner May 28, 2014   Writer
Hi there! Are you still encountering issues with submitting?
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:iconjackvolcano:
JackVolcano Featured By Owner May 28, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Hi! Now is OK! Thanks a lot for repairing) But the counter of deviations is wrong. It shows more than I really have.
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:iconwreckling:
wreckling Featured By Owner May 29, 2014   Writer
Hi again! That counter also includes the Journals you've posted, which is why it says there are two more than there are in your Gallery. I hope that clarifies! :)
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:iconjackvolcano:
JackVolcano Featured By Owner May 29, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh! I got it:) Thank you very much!
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:iconkumquatmascara:
KumquatMascara Featured By Owner May 17, 2014
I believe choosing Collections would be best.. some people might not want all of their work displayed
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:iconalphapower:
AlphaPower Featured By Owner May 16, 2014   General Artist
Really Awesome :D
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:icontormented-confession:
Tormented-Confession Featured By Owner May 15, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I'm not able to submit a deviation? I have a file selected, title, description, and I have a mature content option selected. But the Submit button doesnt turn green. I tried selecting Yes on Mature Content and the drop-down of what type of Mature Content didn't show up either?
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:iconwreckling:
wreckling Featured By Owner May 15, 2014   Writer
Have you selected a category?
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:icontormented-confession:
Tormented-Confession Featured By Owner May 15, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
It didn't come up for me to select one.
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:iconwreckling:
wreckling Featured By Owner May 15, 2014   Writer
Alright, then you'll want to file a bug report at the Help Desk about it. :)
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:iconmjaxmajoran:
MjaxMajoran Featured By Owner May 14, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
It'd be nice if making Text Based Deviations wasn't so limited to journals.... IT's quite annoying whenever i want to use stash writer and it auto makes it journal based
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:iconchristopherwillmot:
ChristopherWillmot Featured By Owner May 13, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I'd definitely want to be selective - people who browse a lot tend to have large collections. I would want some way of filtering out photographs, say, as I am interested in hand-painted stuff.
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:icongillianivy:
GillianIvy Featured By Owner May 13, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I would love love love to be able to elegantly showcase my collections.  I love my favourites (does that sound redundant?) and have wanted to do a feature of them.  I would want to showcase them one at a time, rather than random or all together.  But I'm sure people would want the option to choose.
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:iconloveumlittle:
LoveUmLittle Featured By Owner May 12, 2014
The way back option for browsing through the site no longer works. It's been down for the past several days. The primary reason I purchased the premium membership was to use this option. Please fix soon.
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:iconwreckling:
wreckling Featured By Owner May 12, 2014   Writer
Hi there! We're aware of this issue at this time, and we'll have it fixed as soon as we can. Our apologies for any inconvenience, in the meanwhile.
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:iconastroasis:
astroasis Featured By Owner May 12, 2014
"If there were an improved way to highlight and watch Collections, would you want all of your Collections to be included, or would you want to pick which Collections would appear?"

Options are always nice, whenever possible! I think it would be best to be able to pick which collections are included - with, of course, the option to just include them all.

But more importantly, I would like to be able to have subfolders in my collections. I would be much more likely to follow someone's well-organized collections, as opposed to less organized ones!
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NexusDarkworld Featured By Owner May 12, 2014  Professional Writer
As long as I can effectively showcase 'Grey Faction' whatever method is fine. Ultimately Deviant art, its up to you, whatever you think is best.
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:iconthetinfoilrat:
TheTinfoilRat Featured By Owner May 12, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I think it would be useful to pick which collections would appear.
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:iconlainey01:
Lainey01 Featured By Owner May 12, 2014  Student General Artist
Its annoying to keep thinking I have thousands of notifications when I relized I already READ them!
PLEASE fix 
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mustakettu85 Featured By Owner May 12, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
"If there were an improved way to highlight and watch Collections, would you want all of your Collections to be included, or would you want to pick which Collections would appear?"

I'm not sure I understand what you mean by "highlight", but I choose "pick". Having options is always better.

I also kinda wish there were a way to get notified if an artist whose work I've faved decides to put it in "storage". 
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:iconzephleit:
zephleit Featured By Owner May 12, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Ever since we had the update, dA doesn't load properly for me. And in the past few days, my message centre would not display my messages... I could not even read my inbox.

I never had issues with dA like this before. All other websites I visit work fine, so I believe it's not a problem on my end.
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:icondevilwall11:
devilwall11 Featured By Owner May 12, 2014  Professional General Artist
Hi there is a continued server failure on portfolio website? Is it because of maintenance protocol updates? I have an older computer? please email me at ghostink.pub@gmail.com devilwall11
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:iconimmortalrae:
immortalrae Featured By Owner May 12, 2014  Professional General Artist
By collections you mean the folders we put our art into?


so then when people click on one they only get to see "more from this artists" from certain folders?
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:iconcdmalcolm:
cdmalcolm Featured By Owner May 12, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Still think DA could use a Comic API or plugin widget for comicbook creators. People can very easily get off track from a page. Plus Adding pages for a comic is a pain in the ass. It should be simple like every other web comic online. 
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:iconqueen3641amidala:
Queen3641Amidala Featured By Owner May 12, 2014
Thanks for all you people do to keep this AWESOME WEBSITE going! :D
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:iconeyecrunchyfraug:
eyecrunchyfraug Featured By Owner May 11, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
We need a higher folder limit! I need so many folders.
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:iconsilentsnyper:
SilentSnyper Featured By Owner May 11, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I think it would be awesome if we could organize our Favorites tab not just by All and Featured, but by Artist Name and File Name. I also think it would be nice to see page numbers on other people's galleries so we can jump to a specific page.
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:iconveroom:
Veroom Featured By Owner May 11, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
Showcasing and watching collections would be a wonderful addition.

I know some artists who work with multiple subject matters, and I'd love to watch the one/s I like without having to see the one/s I really dislike in my message box.

It could add value to the analytics stuff as well, letting artists see who watches everything they create and who watches each of their collections.

Likewise it would also innately encourage artists to organise their galleries to be more presentable and structured.
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:iconmustakettu85:
mustakettu85 Featured By Owner May 12, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Seconded (supposing they did mean "gallery folders" not just "faves folders"). Especially in the case of groups.
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:iconconstellationdragon:
ConstellationDragon Featured By Owner May 11, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Hello dAmn keeps disconnecting me every few seconds 
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:iconfaeorain:
faeorain Featured By Owner May 11, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
Yes, DA portfolios are down. Yesterday, the whole site what down for me for awhile, but the portfolio section still isn't working for some reason.
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:iconhanatoa:
Hanatoa Featured By Owner May 11, 2014  Hobbyist Interface Designer
Seems this update is giving problems to a lot of deviantart users. Sometimes deviantart doesn't load at all, it says the typical suggestion of "check your internet" when all the others pages works just fine. I can't see my feedback! If I see any new feedback and try to reply it just reloads the page doing nothing. Some people suggested me to use phone because it works just fine but... :I Phone takes his time to load the page (that's my phone fault) and always appear the annoying "change your browser" thing above the feedback/profile/etc... buttons. In short, as annoying as use it on computer since can't submit anything either.
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:icongazlan-sahmeiy:
Gazlan-Sahmeiy Featured By Owner May 11, 2014
thx dear :)
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:iconhalf-rose:
half-rose Featured By Owner May 11, 2014  Student Digital Artist
Uhhh...
Well, I don't know if it's just me that all is happening, but I'm having troubles accessing Deviantart, it is always taking too long to load and I can't access the chats for they do not load and I have someone that told me she is even having troubles to submit art because it won't show anything more than the drop area.
 I know it is not my internet because all other sites loads fast and well, only Deviantart is slowl like this.
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:iconshaunmichaeljones:
ShaunMichaelJones Featured By Owner May 11, 2014   Traditional Artist
I'm having both trouble accessing my portfolio and on some occasions Deviantart itself. All I care about right now is getting them working again.
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:iconjspeed384:
Jspeed384 Featured By Owner May 11, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Excuse me. Hi, um... The site won't appear on my tablet. Says the sever isn't responding... I don't know why it's doing this. But... I can't seem to get in no matter how much I try. I also tried it on my phone, but, it is also not working. So it may be all mobile devices, are not getting access to the site. I'm not completely sure that it's ALL devices, but I'm sure it's most, and it's very disturbing. Might be something about this update. Just letting you know. Could you guys please look into this issue... Thank you.
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:iconisfluff:
IsFluff Featured By Owner May 11, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
My .daportfolio link doesn´t work!!!! What can I do? Thnx
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:iconarchkre:
archkre Featured By Owner May 11, 2014
Do I have to do anything to update my place?
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:iconsadidalafer:
SadidaLafer Featured By Owner May 11, 2014
my personal daportfolio link doesn't work! please fix this asap it is very important for me i need it, i like this free portfolio possibility very much.
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:iconroshaansaeed:
roshaansaeed Featured By Owner May 11, 2014
same here :(
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:iconsaphireta:
saphireta Featured By Owner May 11, 2014   Traditional Artist
My collections are mostly for me, for sorting favorites, or just for saving something useful, but if anyone would like to watch them, I don't really mind. Why not.. Which way of "highlighting collection" do you mean?
Anyways I'm for making possible to watch just some of Gallery folders. Especially in groups.

Btw. few days ago I updated some of my deviation's descriptions, but till today the changes are not there. But it might be just temporary bug or failure, because what I changed today works. But it seems I must rewrite everything again.
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:icondennyphotography:
DennyPhotography Featured By Owner May 11, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Personal portfolio, .daportfolio links and or any daportoflio websites are not loading for me still not ideal when using this service for clients, can understand downtime but no statement from DA saying downtime for this length of time is expected.
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:iconchaosvor:
chaosvor Featured By Owner May 11, 2014
i was havingthe same problem da would not load on saturday it seems to be ok now though it is slow to load
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:iconcircaproxy:
circaproxy Featured By Owner May 11, 2014   Artist
Any idea why dA is getting so much downtime and acting so buggy? :O
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