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November 7, 2013
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What's New

Autocomplete for Mentions (Beta Testing)

We've just launched an addition to the Mentions feature that makes it easier than ever to interact with your friends! Now, when you begin typing a username after the "@" symbol, you'll see a list of deviants you +Watch and other deviants.

dAmn It To Be Phased Out

The deviantART community is always growing and changing. To keep the site fresh and relevant, we need to focus on what's important. Recently, we've been going through site features and settings to assess usage, traffic, community reception, and how the feature helps contribute to deviantART's goals.

dAmn It, the system where deviants can submit and vote on funny quotes from Chat (originally called "dAmn" or deviantART Messaging Network), is a feature that gets extremely low usage and traffic.

On November 30, 2013 dAmn It will be officially phased out. Until then, the feature has been removed from the main site navigation but will still be available via the Chat page for those who want to archive any quotes.

Mentions Spam Prevention

Deviant and art Mentions were launched roughly one month ago and we've kept a close eye on how deviants have been adopting the feature. In most cases, deviants have shared artwork with others, featured art they love, and brought other deviants into deeper conversation. However, in a small handful of instances, deviants have tried to exploit Mentions for nefarious reasons  like sending spam. In response, we've put limitations in place that are designed to prevent spammers from abusing the feature, while also ensuring that deviants who are using Mentions properly are not affected. We'll continue to monitor usage going forward, to ensure that your Mentions experience is a good one.

Change Log

  • The "Edit" button on Journals would incorrectly open that Journal in Writer, instead of triggering the standard Edit page. Fixed by inazar and shadowhand
  • Sharing deviations on Pinterest wouldn't work if there were HTML entities in the deviation. Fixed by Alisey
  • Windows 8.1 would display as Windows NT 4.0 on the Sessions page. Fixed by DEVlANT
  • Journals posted to hq and depthRADIUS would display incorrectly for some users. Fixed by ZombieCoder
  • When the Stick menu and Splinter menu were both enabled, hovering over an item in the Splinter Menu would overlap the Stick menu. Fixed by shadowhand
  • Journals submitted exclusively to a Group would not generate Mentions notifications. Fixed by DEVlANT
  • Text symbols would display in the title of browser tabs for some Groups. Fixed by szlosek
  • When viewing Prints being sold as calendars, the Months viewer selector did not appear on calendar prints standalone page. Fixed by DEVlANT
  • The "Complete your Profile" banner would appear persistently for some deviants, even if they had already completed their deviantID widget. Fixed by szlosek
  • There were various layout issues on deviation pages when browsing on the mobile website. Fixed by yury-n
  • Embed codes didn't work for deviations located in one's Scraps. Fixed by yumeruby
  • A small amount of PayPal rebilling orders had cancelation issues that have since been fixed. Fixed by DEVlANT / Submit
  • The Settings page in was blank. Fixed by kouiskas
  • Scrolling on an item in a stack could cause a redirect to Fixed by kouiskas
  • stack descriptions weren't being saved if the "Close" button was clicked on the Add Media tool. Fixed by inazar.
  • After merging items into a stack, the title of the thumbnail would be stuck on a selection count. Fixed by kouiskas
  • Moving a stack would break its thumbnail. Fixed by kouiskas Writer
  • When switching from Rich Text mode to HTML mode and back, the caret would jump locations. Fixed by kemayo
  • Using ctrl+space (command+space for Mac) to remove formatting would not treat headings or blockquotes as formatting. Fixed by kemayo
  • The Add Media tool wasn't activating if you used tab to access it. Fixed by inazar
  • After editing a stack description in by using the Add Media tool, any subsequent uploads to that stack would appear in the main area instead. Fixed by inazar
  • When performing a new search in the sidebar after having scrolled down through a previous search results, the sidebar would visually jump. Fixed by inazar

Your Feedback

Thank you for your feedback on last week's Site Update! We appreciated the art you shared with us, and we hope you had a happy Halloween!

Halloween 2013 by UnidColor
(Artwork by UnidColor, shared by MajorasMasks)


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This week's Site Update includes the launch of Autocomplete for Mentions to Beta Testers, and more!
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AChildOfTheKing Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
i view them every month or so, i use them to see who is looking at my pictures, i do this and go visit their gallery.
TheIntern55 Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Can you add an activity log to a group's home page? I hate submitting to a dead group and being able to have the whole "latest deviation added" thing like on a regular user page could prevent that.CURSE YOU! 
Osaki-Suzuki Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Ohai! Again as I have commented on a few of these before it would be amazing if you could add a search feature to the favourites section. I hate clicking through all the pages to find one thing. 
SavedByGODsGrace777 Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2013
Is beta testing for chosen deviants or can someone apply to become a tester?
wreckling Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2013   Writer
Beta testing is a Premium Member feature. :)
Pepper-Head Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2013
Sad to see Damn It go! :c I never knew that the feature existed on my 4 years of being on dA. Looking through it, I've gotten some pretty great laughs and now I'm sad that I won't be able to later.
IluvcreepypastaandDB Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
For some reason I can't import drawings to DA muro, what's up with that??
wreckling Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2013   Writer
Hi there! Our developers are working on it at this time, we'll have it fixed soon!
IluvcreepypastaandDB Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Okay, thank you :)
AskDangerStride Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Why can't i import pictures onto DA Muro anymore?
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