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Site Update: Bug Fixes and Feedback

Thu May 2, 2013, 5:58 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 bug fixes, and feedback that was brought up by members in the last Site Update.

Change Log

  • Cosmetic changes were made to labels on the Sign Up and Login pages and modals. Fixed by shadowhand
  • The SitBack button was not consistent between the Browse page and Profile Galleries. Fixed by muteor
  • Deleting old Journal entries resulted in one's deviation total decreasing by 2. Fixed by kemayo
  • Username changes did not update the alphabetical sort on the friends page, and would instead show the updated username where the old username would go. Fixed by shadowhand
  • There was an issue where an "upgrade browser" banner would display in Internet Explorer 8, a supported browser. Fixed by shadowhand
  • Reloading one's browser while on the Give Premium Membership page would cause an incorrect price of the selected item to display. Fixed by yury-n
  • For some deviants, the orange progress bar of the Donation widget did not display properly. Fixed by shadowhand
  • The "Previous" and "Next" buttons would not work, when trying to view more deviations from a Profile's Gallery widget than were displayed inside the widget itself. Fixed by muteor
  • Zooming in on an image in one's Portfolio would not show the full size image. Fixed by shadowhand
  • The Help Desk's Contact page incorrectly claimed that the most recent version of the Opera browser is unsupported. Fixed by shadowhand
  • When browsing deviations from the Message Center and then returning to the Message Center using 'All' button, only three stacks would be visible in an IE browser. Fixed by muteor
  • The Sell page was updated to include all the products users can sell on deviantART. Fixed by yury-n
  • There was a small cosmetic issue with Profile widgets. Fixed by shadowhand
  • For Internet Explorer users, when browsing deviations from the Message Center and then clicking the browser's Back button, the deviantART homepage would display instead of the Message Center. Fixed by muteor
  • The "Notify" update Devwatch Messages from some very popular users were delivered to only a small subset of watchers under some circumstances. Fixed by muteor
  • Group Messages could not be accessed from the Message Center of the mobile site. Fixed by shadowhand
  • The API would occasionally time out for deviants with a large amount of files in their Fixed by yury-n
  • For deviations flagged as Mature Content or with Sharing options disabled, their thumbnails did not match their backgrounds. Fixed by shadowhand
  • The Manage Wishlist page was visually updated. Fixed by muteor
  • Issues were encountered with links in descriptions for some literature deviations. Fixed by muteor
  • Dragging to collect thumbnails from the More Like This on deviation pages was not working correctly. Fixed by allixsenos
  • There were some display issues with the oAuth "Authorize application" screen. Fixed by shadowhand
  • The "Choose a Deviation" modal would not appear on a Group's Gallery page after selecting "Contribute an Existing Deviation" from the Submit menu. Fixed by muteor

DeviantArt muro

  • Redraws would sometimes not play properly, if third party cookies were disabled. Fixed by mudimba
  • In a very rare case, the color picker could get "stuck" on black. Fixed by mudimba
  • Due to a bug in the Chrome browser, changing zoom settings could cause the checkerboard background (used to show transparency of your drawing) to be drawn in the wrong place. Fixed by mudimba / Submit

  • When uploading a non-image file in Chrome, a broken thumbnail would be displayed. Fixed by kouiskas
  • Reorganizing files in a stack via drag and drop briefly stopped working. Fixed by yury-n
  • Literature thumbnails in the category examples would be incorrectly displayed above the category menu. Fixed by kouiskas
  • Safari would incorrectly display a confirmation box about unsaved text in fields when closing the window or tab. Fixed by kouiskas
  • For a small amount of deviations, a submitted deviation file would linger in after being published. Fixed by yury-n Writer

  • Deviations without a preview image would incorrectly offer a "Draw" option on hover. Fixed by kemayo
  • Clicking "New Draft" from the File menu would result in a blank screen. Fixed by kemayo
  • Trying to embed a file deviation into Writer would result in a bad link. Fixed by kemayo
  • Improvements were made to the way Writer embeds images. Fixed by kemayo
  • Clicking to draw on an image immediately after drawing on a different image would sometimes replace both images with the first image. Fixed by kemayo
  • When including Community Emoticons from the sidebar, they wouldn't link to the original deviation. Fixed by kemayo
  • Embedding HTML didn't work for Film deviations. Fixed by Alisey
  • A large green square would occasionally display in the bottom right corner. Fixed by Alisey

Your Feedback

Thank you for the feedback left on last week's Site Update! Here's some of what you had to say.
  • Deviants were generally positive regarding the new tools in deviantART muro.
  • In regard to comments on Gallery and Favourites folders, several deviants mentioned that they had never received any. For those deviants who have received comments on a Gallery or Favourites folder, several mentioned that they did not find it exceptionally useful.
  • Deviants would like stats for how many people view their Gallery, in addition to specific deviations. Suggested by Fehnwrites
  • Some deviants would like an "Exit without Saving" option for deviantART muro. Suggested by FantasyLost
  • Deviants would like a line smoothing tool for deviantART muro. Suggested by daPatches
  • Some deviants would like to download artwork drawn in deviantART muro as a Redraw video file. Suggested by YoSop


Recent Visitors
Premium Members can install the Recent Visitors widget to their Profile, which will then display the five most recent visitors to their Profile as a list, as a set of icons, or both. Do you have the Recent Visitors widget displayed on your Profile? How often do you check it? What do you find most useful about it? What ways would you like to see it improved?

Lightbulb Have a suggestion, idea, or feedback? Leave a comment on this article!
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This week's Site Update includes a list of recent bug fixes, feedback, and a discussion question about the Recent Visitors widget!
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Rainiila Featured By Owner May 15, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I've got two random suggestions.

the first would be to have a quick little status bar on profiles. Something that the user can update regularly with short notices, and send messages to their watchers. For updates important enough that they wnat their watchers to be notified, but no so important or lengthy they want to make an entire journal just to remind them the contest is ending next week.
i think this would work really well for quick reminders and updates. Just things like 'contest ends next week' or 'kiriban at 200 000' or 'opening commissions soon - keep an eye out for more info!'
i know a lot of people use polls and journals for this, but i think that's sorta misusing those features.

the other one would be to have an easily accessable link the most recent site update. Maybe down in the bottom bar eith the dd's and top 5 five journals.
KrishnanduKurosaki Featured By Owner May 8, 2014  Student Artist
I am unable to delete folder & rename my artwork Waaaah! 
LittleAMissEpic Featured By Owner May 28, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I have a problem. my da submission page doesn't show up, and it only appears as a blank white page with an ad at the top. but im unable to submit anything. and my st.ash is acting up as well. it shows up normal, but when I got to upload, select my file. and open, it doesn't show I uploaded and acts as if ive done nothing. is there anything I can do to fix this? did I do something wrong? please help, I have a lot of art I want to post....
chronicpayne2 Featured By Owner May 21, 2013
Deleted a file from my stash, but the direct link to the image is still valid more than two weeks later....

Whats the point of deleting the file if its still accessible to people???? Sent in a ticket to your help desk and have yet to receive a response as well.
SuperSmashCynderLum Featured By Owner May 20, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Hi. I'm here to report that I can't reedit/update any of my pics. I can't change the files. :(
Jiangshi-the-wolf Featured By Owner May 18, 2013  Student General Artist
For some reason I can't submit any of my art into stash or even use submit. I have firefox as a web browser. I really starting to get annoyed. Sometimes it works then it just goes blank. Same with some of my message box.
Michel-le-fou Featured By Owner May 16, 2013  Professional Writer
petunia97 Featured By Owner May 20, 2013  Student Artist
Michel-le-fou Featured By Owner May 20, 2013  Professional Writer
I found a bug or two but i am working at my end too.
Itti Featured By Owner May 15, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I did use recent visitors and kept it viewable only to me. I'm not sure if I still have it installed or not, but I do have a look every so often. It's not that I really find anything "useful" about it, I'm just nosy and I like having stats of all kinds!
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