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Site Update: Bug Fixes and Discussion

Thu Feb 14, 2013, 5:13 PM

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

  • The 'Report Deviation' modal would extend past the height of the browser, on smaller screen resolutions. Fixed by aMoniker
  • Blocking a Group would not prevent a user from receiving Correspondence messages from that group, or remove their deviations from that Group's gallery or favourites. Fixed by yury-n
  • Panoramic images did not display properly in the message center. Fixed by aMoniker
  • Journals submitted to Groups were not properly formatted on the Group's Journal page. Fixed by shadowhand
  • The "Remove from Messages" button would appear when viewing Daily Deviations that were reached from the footer of the message center. Fixed by muteor
  • Toggling stack settings in the message center was briefly broken. Fixed by muteor
  • Sold out deviantWEAR items could not be removed from one's wishlist. Fixed by aMoniker / Submit

  • A selection box would appear when items were dragged while inside a stack. Fixed by drommk
  • The "File" and "Edit" menus wouldn't display properly when the page was scrolled down. Fixed by adahacker
  • On slower internet connections, stacking items could slow down the browser. Fixed by adahacker
  • Shift-clicking on an empty area of the page when trying to select several items could cause Chrome to freeze. Fixed by adahacker
  • When opening an item, editing its description, exiting, and then immediately reopening the same item, the old description would show up. Fixed by kouiskas
  • Error pages would contain javascript errors. Fixed by adahacker
  • Small items were getting misplaced shadows. Fixed by adahacker
  • The Size menu didn't update when the main file of a deviation was changed. Fixed by adahacker
  • When using transparent .gif and .png images as the preview for deviations that require a preview image, the thumbnails wouldn't have a transparent background. Fixed by kouiskas
  • The World Map stopped showing new deviations. Fixed by kouiskas
  • Autosave would sometimes trigger unintentionally when editing existing deviations. Fixed by drommk
  • The "Change main file" option was unreliable for some users in Internet Explorer. Fixed by drommk
  • Pressing enter when changing the title of a deviation would cause the return character to be treated as part of the title, and the title update would then be rejected. Fixed by kouiskas
  • The confirmation box that appears when a deviant tries to submit a deviation both exclusively to a group and as a Print wasn't working properly. Fixed by drommk
  • There was a blank area in the header where the search bar normally is, when editing items. Fixed by kouiskas
  • If some special characters were used in custom PCP license text, it could prevent the deviation from being edited. Fixed by drommk
  • The "Select File from" modal wasn't working. Fixed by muteor Writer

  • Images added to comments will now show in the message center in both standalone messages and stacks. Added by inazar
  • Writer and deviantART muro deviations embedded in other Writer deviations would incorrectly link to the current page instead of the intended deviation. Fixed by kemayo
  • There were some small bugs when leaving comments that were related to CSS issues. Fixed by inazar

Your Feedback

Thank you for the feedback on the DMCA updates and multiple uploads left on last week's Site Update! The CEA team has been reading and replying to your concerns regarding DMCA changes, and people were pleased with the re-introduction of multiple uploads on the submission page.


Revamping the Message Center
As mentioned in spyed's journal a few days ago, we are looking into revamping the message center, and we would like your thoughts regarding plans for the future. We are looking into a feed-based system for the deviantWATCH portion of your message center, so that you can view art that the deviants you watch post without being overwhelmed by a message total. What are your thoughts regarding this? Do you like the idea of a feed-based system for your deviantWATCH? If not, what makes you dislike it?

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This week's Site Update includes bug fixes and a discussion question for you!
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ToaAntan Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
The Remove button is completely gone from all incoming deviations on my message center
debzb17 Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I follow DeviantArt on Twitter and they have a have introduced a feed based process into the Discover screen and I really don't like it. It wasn't broken so they didn't need to fix it. I have to agree the message centre needs modernising but I don't think feed-based is the answer.

I took a look around the web for alternatives and came across a messaging system called Atom. See [link](standard)

The creator had the same concerns regarding feed-based, one line says: "Atom and other web syndication formats are now used for many purposes, including journalism, marketing, bug-reports, or any other activity involving periodic updates or publications. Atom also provides a standard way to export an entire blog, or parts of it, for backup or for importing into other blogging systems."

You may decide Atom isn't what you had in mind but it only took me 5 minutes googling to find one alternative to the feed-based platform, they'll be tonnes of others which could be a compromise with members. I'm afraid if DA goes down that route I'll be spending an evening unwatching my groups and friends.

Good luck :floating:
VioletRosePetals Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
No feed. That's how you miss great things.
Stariva Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I hope I'm not too late for you to see this. I have a really crowded inbox with my devwatch messages, but I want to know what I already saw and what's new. The feed idea like you image it is not what I would like. If you want to have it like that I can live with it, but you should always have an option like a filter of what I don't know yet. I wouldn't want to miss a good picture.
OceanLore Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2013  Student Photographer
I love the way the DA inbox is right now, all the catagories are well organized and like others have said the way we can stack and save things is great.

If you move to a feed-based inbox it's changing DA into a social media disaster rather then a legitimate art site like it should be.

It would also be harder to leave DA for a couple day and come back as there would be a lot that you'd miss.
Graphix-Goddess Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2013  Professional Writer
I completly Agree with you! I dislike feed-based arrangements because it is cumbersome and messy. If you are going to change anything about the message system - make it the ABILITY TO SEARCH inboxes, etc.....
Dead-Bite Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2013  Student Digital Artist
No feed, please!
lichotka Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2013
No feed, please! It's impossible to find anything in it...
DarkxNight Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2013  Student General Artist
No feed, please! Feed-based sites are overwhelming, and it's a lot easier to never see a message because of them. Messages that can delete and can stack and are individual are much easier to organize.
cmdpirxII Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2013
"Which browsers are supported by deviantART?

deviantART currently supports the following browsers;

Internet Explorer 9.0 and 8.0
Firefox (Latest Official Release)
Safari (Latest Official Release)
Chrome (Latest Official Release)
Opera (Latest Official Release)

If you are experiencing issues with the site please ensure you are using the most recent version of your browser before contacting the Help Desk."

just a lie ! devart does NOT support safari 6.0.2 , the latest release of apple ! fucking stash and the pre-product of "uploader" is NOT working !!!
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