Shop Mobile More Submit  Join Login
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


  • After clicking "View This Deviation Anyway" on a deviation marked as Mature Content, the image would display twice. Fixed by yumeruby
  • When viewing a deviation from the Message Center (with stacks turned off), the "Remove from Message Center" button would not display. Fixed by yumeruby
  • Sending Notes did not work on Android devices. Fixed by yumeruby
  • The deviation total counter on the Gallery Stats page was not consistent with the total displayed on one's Profile. Fixed by DEVlANT
  • It was not possible to edit the Gallery & Group Options settings of an already published Journal. Fixed by yumeruby
  • When viewing a Note sent to multiple deviants, it would not display the full list of deviants it was sent to, which made the "Reply to All" button not work. Fixed by lepidosteus
  • When searching for a Group in the Groups Portal, the most relevant result would not display, and the last result would instead be duplicated. Fixed by lepidosteus

DeviantArt muro
  • In rare cases involving very large drawings, if a network glitch caused an image to only partially load, the file could end up saving over with only the partial layer. Fixed by mudimba

Sta.sh Writer
  • Under specific circumstances when editing a text deviation, the edit field would not load properly, but would display an empty text box rather than an error message. An error message will now trigger in these instances. Fixed by Alisey
  • The tab key wouldn't work for Internet Explorer 11 users. Fixed by Alisey
  • For Internet Explorer users, external links couldn't be edited. Fixed by Alisey
  • Various editing options that are reliant on Sta.sh Writer were briefly broken, including editing Group Journals. Fixed by inazar
  • The "Install" button on deviations in the Installable Journal Skins category was broken. Fixed by inazar
  • When in a stack in Sta.sh, the "Next", "All", and "Previous" buttons would not appear on any items in that stack after editing the stack's description using the Add Media tool. Fixed by inazar

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 varied, as deviants mentioned different features of Google Analytics they liked best (or did not like, in some cases). Some commonly mentioned favorites were referral traffic, landing page stats, and bounce rate information.
  • LimitlessEndeavours mentioned using the information regarding the time of day people visit her page to schedule her art submissions, so that new work appears at the time of day people are most likely to visit her page. 
  • AbbeyMarie said that she took the landing page data and ensured that her contact and commission information were present, visible, and kept up to date on the highest visited pages.

Discuss!


Your Journal

Do you consider your Journal a place to talk about personal things, or a place to promote your self and/or other artists? How frequently do you update your Journal, and what are your usual reasons for updating?


(Nintendo Characters Reimagined Through Figurines by danlev)


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 bug fixes, your feedback from last week, and a discussion topic about Journals!
Add a Comment:
 
:iconprincesssoldier:
PrincessSoldier Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2015
I'm having the same problem as well, and I can't continue drawing without the undo/redone buttons working. 
Reply
:icondeathdragon51:
DeathDragon51 Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2015  Student Artist
On DA muro im having this problem where i draw and i cant use the undo button ....please fix this , ive tried internet explorer as well but it wouldn't let me
Reply
:iconvioletrosepetals:
VioletRosePetals Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I use my journal for anything and everything I feel like talking about, whether it be a feature, personal info that I feel like spouting, or promoting a sale in my store. It's basically an amalgam of anything and everything that filters into my brain that I decide I want to chuck back at everyone, a 'get to know the artist' kind of area, because even if I'm promoting a sale, I'm doing it in my own personal way. It's a place where anyone who cares to can get to know me and my art better.
Reply
:iconppgpsychoblossom:
PPGPsychoBlossom Featured By Owner May 28, 2014  Student General Artist
There is a glitch in my DeviantID...its like cut off or something....I can't explain it good enough.
Reply
:iconwreckling:
wreckling Featured By Owner May 29, 2014   Writer
Hi there! This should be fixed now. :)
Reply
:iconppgpsychoblossom:
PPGPsychoBlossom Featured By Owner May 29, 2014  Student General Artist
Sadly its not fixed on my DA ID.
Reply
:iconwreckling:
wreckling Featured By Owner May 29, 2014   Writer
Looks to be from here. :? You may want to file a bug report at the Help Desk about that.
Reply
: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.
Reply
:iconmajorasmasks:
MajorasMasks Featured By Owner May 27, 2014  Professional Artisan Crafter
I don't like to talk about personal things much on social networks, aside art-related stuff, but I occasionally do memes and such.  ^^
Reply
:icondemon-fire-fox:
Demon-Fire-Fox Featured By Owner May 25, 2014
I'm not sure about asking this question here, as I'm not sure if this is a bug or not. I wanted to ask about it before jumping to conclusions.

Recently, I have been unable to add a 'dash' or '-' to the title of my journals or art posts. The soonest I noticed this was on Friday, May 23rd. So, my questions are "Is this a glitch?" and "Am I and only a few people experiencing it?".
Reply
:iconwreckling:
wreckling Featured By Owner May 27, 2014   Writer
Hi there! If this is still happening for you, you'll want to file a bug report at the Help Desk. :)
Reply
:icondemon-fire-fox:
Demon-Fire-Fox Featured By Owner May 27, 2014
Nah. Luckily, it seemed when more people started having it, it got fixed pretty darn quick. LOL I stopped having the issue... last night, I believe?
Reply
:icon902alert:
902Alert Featured By Owner May 19, 2014
I can't upload photos anymore.
This started happening on May 19th.
Is anyone else having this problem?
Reply
:iconwreckling:
wreckling Featured By Owner May 19, 2014   Writer
Hi there! We're aware of this issue at the time, we'll have it up and working again soon. Sorry for any inconvenience in the meanwhile!
Reply
:icon902alert:
902Alert Featured By Owner May 19, 2014
Thanks for replying. I thought I did something wrong.
I'm enjoying looking at the artwork of others, and having fun.
Reply
:iconmederiass:
MederiaSS Featured By Owner May 19, 2014
Me too, I can't sumit anything!
Reply
:iconwreckling:
wreckling Featured By Owner May 19, 2014   Writer
Hi there! We're aware of this issue at the time, we'll have it up and working again soon. Sorry for any inconvenience in the meanwhile!
Reply
:icon4chiri:
4Chiri Featured By Owner May 18, 2014  Professional General Artist
I can't submit anything...I'm getting scared.
Reply
:iconwreckling:
wreckling Featured By Owner May 19, 2014   Writer
Hi there! We're aware of this issue at the time, we'll have it up and working again soon. Sorry for any inconvenience in the meanwhile!
Reply
:iconcommanding-photos:
Commanding-photos Featured By Owner May 19, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
I know the feeling my buisness is run on DA I sent in a bug report so hopefully it gets fixed soon
Reply
:iconnoxidamxv:
NoxidamXV Featured By Owner May 18, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
The deviantart submissions page isn't working.
Reply
:iconwreckling:
wreckling Featured By Owner May 19, 2014   Writer
Hi there! We're aware of this issue at the time, we'll have it up and working again soon. Sorry for any inconvenience in the meanwhile!
Reply
:iconemmafitzpatrick:
emmafitzpatrick Featured By Owner May 11, 2014   Traditional Artist
Anyone else finding that they can't upload their deviant art daportfolio site?
Reply
:iconmrpaulintheuk:
mrpaulintheuk Featured By Owner May 10, 2014
Found the recent Tesco banner ad very annoying; especially when it flashes.
Reply
:iconkirby-force:
Kirby-Force Featured By Owner May 10, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
There's a MAJOR bug with the site today, and last night too. Any new deviations being uploaded can be viewed, but the preview images aren't being displayed. Also, there are times where I can't access the site at all. This REALLY needs to be fixed, pronto.
Reply
:iconcykosevo:
cyKoseVo Featured By Owner May 10, 2014  Student Digital Artist
New drawings in my gallery I submit and new art pieces in my deviant watch don't show up anymore. I can't even look at my own new submissions or anyone else's 
Reply
:iconbarricade379:
Barricade379 Featured By Owner May 10, 2014
The site itself is slow. Deviantart is not going well here. At the moment I click something, I receive word that Google Chrome can't connect with dA and I keep hitting F5 over and over again but it doesn't work. Long loading periods for nothing and extreme slow. Every other site I visited is doing fine and is fast except dA which is very annoying and frustrating and I really hope this problem is solved soon
Reply
:iconsarah-designs:
Sarah-designs Featured By Owner May 8, 2014  Professional General Artist
dunno if this is the right place to post but it seems I no longer can edit my da portfolio galleries. I cant even access specific galleries just the main page for "gallery"
Reply
:iconbirdietalk:
birdietalk Featured By Owner May 8, 2014
Sometimes, when I browse the gallery, the same deviation would show up twice.
Reply
:iconaleksanderaaeterni:
AleksanderaAeterni Featured By Owner May 8, 2014
Whenever I open dA muro, none of the tools work, and adjust, presets and opening files does not work either. The only thing that works is creting and renaming new layers, but when I open muro there is no background layer.
Reply
:iconsfdude74:
sfdude74 Featured By Owner May 8, 2014  Student Writer
When submitting pics on my gallery, the title of the submitted pic cannot be changed, (from the file name), and the text in the description cannot be entered.
Reply
:iconcharlene789:
Charlene789 Featured By Owner May 8, 2014  Student Artist
I submitted this art -> charlene789.deviantart.com/art…

but when i submitted it, the description wont show up and i tried to edit the title and the description but they wont change..
Reply
:iconsliferred123:
sliferred123 Featured By Owner May 8, 2014
for some reason when i try to submit deviation, title and comment box won't show up
Reply
:icongrayoblivion:
GrayOblivion Featured By Owner May 8, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
In Messages, everyone's birthday seems to be listed as 'Today!' even if their birthday was more than 10 days ago.
Users whose birthdays are coming soon or are actually today don't seem to be displayed.
I'm not sure when this glitch started occurring, but for people who give birthday wishes/badges, it may be problematic.
Reply
:icontoomuch89:
toomuch89 Featured By Owner May 6, 2014
My life is none of your business. I just put my stuff up. I'm beginning to realize that's what I hate about the internet. My life is none of your business because I find that most people are assholes and if I actually spoke to them honestly they would just be disturbed and scared. What, you think you're as awesome as my dog or my cat, because you aren't. I love art though, I think it's the most entertaining thing to do and to look at. So I participate. My art speaks words and words of love while I sound like an asshole all the time probably. Well, I've been told that I am always deep in thought, that I'm a thinker, I'm a quiet person who keeps people guessing. You forcing me to talk by tempting me with a comment button and writing is bothersome. You see, people have a people face and a private face, a face of friendliness, and a face of complete and total hatred for everything that bothers them that they may just keep to themselves. Why the fuck should I complain to you? You'll get ideas and think it's ok to whine all the time. I only whine to my animals. Whine to a person and they'll make you feel worse. Also I'm terrible at promoting myself. Mostly because I'm so used to just being bragged about in a sickening manner and having everything provided for me. Also I started doing this in high school when I was still being told what to do all the time. But I like this site. 
Reply
:iconelectricjonny:
electricjonny Featured By Owner May 6, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
I don't generally use my journal for anything other than talking about opinions I have on things or thoughts and stuff like that.  I don't feature or promote any kind of shit.  And I don't even post very often.  Maybe once a month.
Reply
:iconboobunny:
boobunny Featured By Owner May 5, 2014
The group and gallery options is displaying from oldest to newel added, instead of alpha order as it once did.

 And any new deviant/artist that has been added to the group is not not showing up.  I can not post to any newly added artist folders in the group.  My work is for them, I owe it to them to post it there and advertise for them.  
Reply
:iconghostofpinbot6:
Ghostofpinbot6 Featured By Owner May 5, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
I am so glad that these things exist.
Reply
:iconbxnnibel:
bxnnibel Featured By Owner May 5, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Most of the time I update about my personal life. I use mainly polls to promote important stuff, because they're noticed more than journals. And I update them whenever something interesting happened/is happening in my life. At least monthly.
Reply
:iconlweeling:
Lweeling Featured By Owner May 5, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Hello!
It's written "The deviation total counter on the Gallery Stats page was not consistent with the total displayed on one's Profile. Fixed by DEVlANT"

But I have still that problem. So what should I do?
Reply
:iconkrazydarcy:
krazydarcy Featured By Owner May 5, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Re: Discuss! Your Journal.
I usually post to mine whenever I post artwork of mine, with a link to the image (posted first in my Deviant Art space) along with details about inspiration ,method, special effects used etc.
Reply
:iconuranus-seventhsun:
Uranus-seventhsun Featured By Owner May 5, 2014  Hobbyist
Usually thematic features. Rarely update.

I don't think people are interested in personal stuff, unless the deviant is popular and invites discussion. 

I do my own discussions in the forums.
Reply
:iconprismpower23:
prismpower23 Featured By Owner May 4, 2014   Traditional Artist
I tend to use my journal for features because i love featuring people's art. :D
Reply
:iconstygma:
Stygma Featured By Owner May 4, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I use the journals for mostly for features, group news and contests. I don't like to talk about personal stuff.
Reply
:iconhalf-a-soul-ginger:
Half-A-Soul-Ginger Featured By Owner May 4, 2014  Student Digital Artist
Is there anyway to make showing notes on mobile faster? It takes a good 30 seconds at least once you choose from the list for the note to show.
Reply
:iconomio9999:
Omio9999 Featured By Owner May 4, 2014
Is there a way I can type in a code to have my deviation emote show up, rather than having to manually find and use it every time?

The copy/paste means isn't 100% effective.

The usefulness of my emote, though... Transparent-Fixed o_o
Reply
:iconpwgraphics:
PWGraphics Featured By Owner May 4, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
When I click on [Watch] in Chrome and Firefox The Pop Up window does not show 99% of the time but the dimmed background stays, can only be removed by [Refresh]. The Page is watched but even when a Pop up window does show I am unable to select anything.

When I click on [Give], it just loads forever, refreshing, re-logging in and constant clicking do not resolve this issue.

Both these issues have been going on for more than a month now.

This happens an 2 separate Windows 7 and one Windows 8 systems.
Reply
:iconimmerot:
Immerot Featured By Owner May 4, 2014
Seems like the some connection problem, actually.
Reply
:iconkrisvlad:
KrisVlad Featured By Owner May 4, 2014   Photographer
Please, consider changing the background color for the community too. This is my only real gripe with deviantART. If it is fixed, I feel it could significantly improve the look and feel of the site as a whole. Art shows true colors and stands out best against a neutral background. 
Reply
:iconsunnybunny1199:
sunnybunny1199 Featured By Owner May 4, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Hi. Whenever I draw in deviantART muro and I make a mistake, it won't let me undo it, so I have to click on the back arrow and start over. And it's not just happening on one drawing. Also, whenever I'm on a new, plain drawing, and I try to import this one other drawing from my sta.sh as another layer, a message pops up saying there's a script error and that it'd be risky to continue drawing because it won't autosave. This is what the message says:
"DeviantART muro has detected errors in autosave.
Continuing to draw at this point is risky in that you could
lose some of your work. Press OK to reload this page, and
cancel to keep drawing.
Last Autosave: 3:47am
" Help, please? :| (Blank Stare) 
Reply
Add a Comment:
 
×

:iconwreckling: More from wreckling


Featured in Collections

Articles and journals by Eitvys200

Site Updates by BritLawrence

Journals by Maddison-Starstruck


More from DeviantArt



Details

Submitted on
May 1, 2014
Submitted with
Sta.sh Writer
Link
Thumb

Stats

Views
36,130 (4 today)
Favourites
45 (who?)
Comments
528
×