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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

Sta.sh / 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 Sta.sh" modal wasn't working. Fixed by muteor

Sta.sh Writer


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

Discuss!

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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:icontoaantan:
ToaAntan Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
The Remove button is completely gone from all incoming deviations on my message center
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:iconrockleefangirl333:
Rockleefangirl333 Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2015  Hobbyist
I have the same issue, and its quite an annoyance having to constantly go back to my deviations to remove the art I just favorited 
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:icondebzb17:
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:
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:iconvioletrosepetals:
VioletRosePetals Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
No feed. That's how you miss great things.
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:iconstariva:
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.
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:iconoceanlore:
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.
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:icongraphix-goddess:
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.....
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:icondead-bite:
Dead-Bite Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2013  Student Digital Artist
No feed, please!
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:iconlichotka:
lichotka Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2013
No feed, please! It's impossible to find anything in it...
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:icondarkxnight:
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.
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:iconcmdpirxii:
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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:iconwreckling:
wreckling Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2013   Writer
We do support Safari 6.0, and it should be working fine, just tested it a moment ago. If it's not working for you, then please contact the Help Desk about it. :)
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:iconcmdpirxii:
cmdpirxII Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2013
HEY , DON'T MESS AROUND WITH ME MAN !

YOU DO NOT SUPPORT SAFARI 6.0.2 ! I'M USING IT ! AND IT WAS WORKING WITHOUT PROBS WITH THE OLD UPLOADER !!

i'm SERIOUSLY pissed off this neverending story ... your technicians/web-designers or whatever f*****'s you let play with your hard- and/or software are good for nothing man ! they have had 5 (five) months time to show their "skillz" - IT IS NOT WORKING !!! NOT WORKING AFTER 5 MONTHS !!!

to get it known to YOU again : this faulty pre-product IS NOT WORKING !!!

i have the same problems with this crappy pile of junk as in the FIRST DAYS you made me to a test-rat : i cannot submit series(with kept marks and description , keywords aso) and i cannot drag'n'drop in stash .
AND I WILL NOT CHANGE MY BROWSER AS dollar-danny SUGGESTED - I DID NOT BUY A BETTER COMPUTER TO USE ie OR chrome MAN ! before i change my browser i leave this page ! devart is the ONLY page which makes so much trouble supporting safari , GET IT DONE MAN !! it's the only thing i'm interested in !! or do you think i like this fucking conversation ?

:iconkillitwithfire::iconsplz::icontplz::iconaplz::iconsplz::iconhplz::iconkillthatwithfire:
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:iconsesam-is-open:
sesam-is-open Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2013
Awful idea about feed!
Why would like dA to be like FaceBook or Twitter, you don't like uniqueness of this site?
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:iconnameda:
Nameda Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2013  Professional General Artist
dont change to feed, its a reason why I hardly if ever use twitter, fb or the likes, I want to come to messages when I have time and not being buried under a ton of messages NO thank you
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:icondarkdawn-rain:
DarkDawn-Rain Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2013  Professional Interface Designer
No feed. I love the way my box is set up now. Neat clean and easy to navigate. Don't fix what aint broken.
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:iconkezulos:
Kezulos Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2013  Professional General Artist
No to feed-based system. The fact I can come in after a couple of days and still see all the awesomeness submitted by my favorite artists is stellar.
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:icondaydreamings:
Daydreamings Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I say no to a feed-based system in our message centres. No no no. Please! It's what makes Tumblr onerous and clumsy.
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:icongabrielor:
gabrielor Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2013
button. download button :Ž(
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:iconwreckling:
wreckling Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2013   Writer
Yep, that's a bug, haha. We're looking into it right now, and we'll have it back for you shortly!
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:iconanti---christ:
anti---christ Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2013
So, uh, this is kinda awkward, but the download but appears to have disappeared from deviation pages. dunno if it's me, or what, but yeah...
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:iconwreckling:
wreckling Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2013   Writer
We're looking into it right now, we'll have it back for you shortly! :)
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:iconanti---christ:
anti---christ Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2013
HOORAY, IT'S BACK!
thanks c:
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:iconanti---christ:
anti---christ Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2013
*button. download button ._.
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:iconsladin5ever:
Sladin5Ever Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Yes, definitely NO news feed. The message center is perfectly fine the way it is, so don't fuck it up now
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:iconelphieofkiamoko:
elphieofkiamoko Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Concerning the revamp of the message center as a feed:

Please, no. I like having them organized by artist and group. I like being able to save them in my inbox, or go through a particular artist's work when I have time. I don't want a massive collective of everything on a spread out format. I even toggled it off on my homepage options. If it comes to that, what I will likely do is unwatch everyone and just bookmark important people's profiles--endless scrolling just does NOT benefit me at all.
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:iconsmokey-doodle:
Smokey-Doodle Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2013  Student General Artist
Please don't alter the inboxes. I really love the system of 'answer and delete' the we have currently because you can save things and leave things as reminders. Also it's much more useful to be able to clear your inbox so you know what's current.
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:iconm-g-studio:
M-G-Studio Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
I keep trying to place my journal back to my page and it works but doesn't stay. Every time I refresh the page or browse through DA or log out and in again, my journal isn't on my page anymore. I keep having to place it back on my page frequently but it never stays.
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:iconazuriex:
Azuriex Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Iīm sorry if this is not meant to be put here but the help desk keeps having problems when reporting about a bug, I canīt rearrange my widgets in the profile page and neither can I on my group, is there something to fix this? itīs been three days already >.<
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:iconmaemi-sedai:
Maemi-Sedai Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I don't know if this is the place to mention these things, but I cannot submit any pictures.
For some reason, I can't choose category - the submission page simply won't select any categories that I would like to choose.
It worked just fine a week ago - is there something that can be done to fix this?
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:iconwreckling:
wreckling Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2013   Writer
Hi there! We hit a brief bug, but it's fixed now. :)
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:iconmaemi-sedai:
Maemi-Sedai Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Yes, I noticed it was fixed! Thank you very much for answering so quickly!^_^
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:iconwalterringtail:
WalterRingtail Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I'm having problems with the select a category in the submission area!
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:iconwreckling:
wreckling Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2013   Writer
Hiya! We encountered a bug, but it's fixed now. :)
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:iconwalterringtail:
WalterRingtail Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Oh, I noticed and thank you! 8D
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:iconhollieyemofreak:
HollieyEmoFreak Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Every time I try to submit my story it won't let me choose a category which won't allow me to submit! And I have people waiting for this story, too! Please fix it! It was working just yesterday! (literally!)
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:iconwreckling:
wreckling Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2013   Writer
Hi again! It's fixed now. :)
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:iconhollieyemofreak:
HollieyEmoFreak Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh thank you!
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:iconwreckling:
wreckling Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2013   Writer
Hey there! We're looking into this right now.
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:iconkandakis:
Kandakis Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
The category selection on submit page does not place the selection in the appropriate box (not working) and I can't submit my artwork. What happened since yesterday, when it was working perfectly. Fix Stash or I'm taking my artwork somewhere else.
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:iconwreckling:
wreckling Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2013   Writer
Hi again! This has been fixed. :)
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:iconkandakis:
Kandakis Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you, thank you, kiss noise, you're the best.
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:iconwreckling:
wreckling Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2013   Writer
Hey there! We're looking into this right now.
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:iconkandakis:
Kandakis Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Sorry to be a pest. Thanks for fixing it so fast!
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:iconaemiliuslives:
aemiliuslives Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
PLEASE NO FEED SYSTEM. Don't turn this into tumblr or whatever just because tumblr is the trendy thing for kids to do nowadays. If anything, I'd appreciate to be able to separate people's deviations from group submitted deviations in my inbox. That's the only useful change I can think of. If it ain't broke...
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:iconpenny-dragon:
Penny-Dragon Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2013  Professional General Artist
I agree, PLEASE NO FEED SYSTEM!

I enjoy deviant art the way it is. If a feed system is introduced, as much as I love this site, I would probably just up and leave. I wouldn't be able to keep up with the hundreds of new deviations I get each day. I have to go through them on a daily basis just as it is to keep them at a manageable level.

I repeat, NO FEED SYSTEM!
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:iconalatusaquae:
AlatusAquae Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2013
I would strongly prefer *not* to change the deviantWATCH into a feed system. When I choose to watch an artist, it's because I want to see ALL of the art they create. Even if there is a lot to catch up on after being away, I think that it is definitely worth the minutes that it takes in order to see all of the pieces that other deviants have spent hours working on.

More importantly, if the deviantWATCH becomes sorted by popularity, it will become even more difficult for new and lesser known artists to be found and appreciated if the people who choose to watch them don't even see all of their art. And that would be a shame indeed.

Please, keep things the way it is.
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:iconsmiley0face:
Smiley0face Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2013
Nooo! Please just keep it how it is! It's a lot easier to delete stuff you don't find interesting and go back again to look at things that interested you before as it is at the moment:)
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:iconcoolbananacake:
coolbananacake Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2013
I hate the idea of a feed system. I love going to my inbox and seeing all the notifications and lookig through what people have posted with ease. NO FEED SYSTEM!
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:icondragondoodle:
dragondoodle Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
No! No feed system! I go here so I can look at my friends stuff and leave it if I don't have time! I lose stuff on Facebook and Tumblr and I simply CANNOT spend the kind of time required to dredge through things if I've been gone for a day or more! If DA went to that kind of thing I'd be lost and very unlikely to renew my two memberships here.
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