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Writing Descriptions with Sta.sh Writer


As part of our initiative to make formatting and conversation easier and more dynamic, you can now use the Add Media tool to add content and formatting to deviation descriptions, Sta.sh item descriptions, and Sta.sh stack descriptions!

This makes it easier than ever to add formatting to your artist's description, and it also makes it easier than ever for Premium Members to include images in descriptions!



New "Create A Profile" Flow


We've updated and simplified the "Create Your Profile" modal to make it easier to sign up and get your Profile Page started!

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Change Log


  • The "Edit In Sta.sh Writer" button would not work when single-clicked. Fixed by ZombieCoder
  • On the "Manage Friends" page, Groups containing some non-alphanumeric characters in their titles caused errors. Fixed by kemayo
  • The Contact the Help Desk form had some obsolete categories. Fixed by shadowhand
  • There were some visual issues when browsing deviations in Big Thumb view in the Message Center. Fixed by fartprincess
  • The top ad on the Notes page has been moved slightly for consistency with the Message Center. Fixed by szlosek
  • Birthday notifications would still display in the Message Center for deviants that were unwatched or blocked. Fixed by shadowhand
  • A small number of Favourite folders with custom preview thumbnails did not display properly. Fixed by DEVlANT
  • The Critiques widget would display as empty for some deviants even though those deviants had posted Critiques. Fixed by shadowhand
  • Deactivated deviants were not displaying as deactivated on the member list for Groups. Fixed by fartprincess
  • Browsing comments by page was broken on Sta.sh items. Fixed by helloandre
  • Entering a very high amount in the Donate widget would cause visual issues. Fixed by yury-n
  • Clicking the "View Anyway" button on .PDF deviations that were flagged as Mature Content did not work. Fixed by szlosek
  • A small number of pages and emails were still displaying text symbols. Fixed by fartprincess

Sta.sh / Submit


  • Various fixes were made to Sta.sh's delta API. Fixed by kouiskas
  • When editing a deviation uploaded or published from an app, an incorrect error would display about that deviation's category. Fixed by kouiskas
  • Some scheduled submissions that encountered errors couldn't be published manually. Fixed by kouiskas
  • Some scheduled submissions would display as though there were an error, even though they were successfully published. Fixed by kouiskas
  • When sharing deviations on Twitter, the image displayed would not always be correct. Fixed by kouiskas
  • The "Next", "Previous", and "All" buttons did not display properly on the mobile website. Fixed by kouiskas

Sta.sh Writer


  • Ctrl-space (command+space, for Mac users) will now remove formatting from a selection. Fixed by kemayo
  • Random linebreaks would occur when pasting content into Writer. Fixed by inazar

Your Feedback


Thanks for your feedback on last week's Site Update! Here's some of what you had to say.
  • Feedback regarding the update to the Earnings page was positive.
  • Responses to the Discuss topic varied. Several deviants mention that they add Prints to their Wishlist when browsing, and then purchase them at a later date, while other deviants mentioned searching in the Prints Shop or browsing their Favourites for artwork that has Prints enabled.

Discuss!


Multi-Submit

In June, Multi-Submit was launched, giving Premium Members the ability to easily upload and submit several deviations from the Submit page all at once. Have you used Multi-Submit? If so, how often do you use it, and what do you submit with it? Do you find it easy or useful to be able to submit multiple deviations at once?

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This week's Site Update includes a dynamic way of writing deviation descriptions with Sta.sh Writer, an updated Profile creation process for new deviants, and more!
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:iconfloopey:
Floopey Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2014  Student Digital Artist
hello! so i have currently noticed deviation descriptions with other deviations within them. i know that when making journals and custom boxes you use the thumb code, but it doest work in the deviation description. how do i make it possible!!Heart 
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:iconwreckling:
wreckling Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2014   Writer
Hi there! It should work same as normal in deviation descriptions. You can also add them by using the sidebar of the Add Media tool, when on the Submit page. :)
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:iconfloopey:
Floopey Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2014  Student Digital Artist
ooh! ok thanks!!Daabaa Daabaa Daabaa Daabaa by Floopey  
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bluesami99 Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2013  Hobbyist Filmographer
Yeah i got a comment. WHAT THE HELL? I can't  submit any art onto my profile now it's  all stuck in that sta.sh thing. can i get some help? i finaly have good deviations and now they can't be seen. can't it be put back to normal?
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:iconwreckling:
wreckling Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2013   Writer
Hi there! What happens when you try to submit your art to deviantART from Sta.sh?
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:iconcrowguts:
crowguts Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2013

I can't get into folders now, and I can't select anything. I don't know if anyone else is having problems but you guys need to look into this as I have some really important commissions in folders but I can no longer access my folders.
I've tried on Chrome and Firefox and it doesn't work in either. Please fix this.
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:iconwreckling:
wreckling Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2013   Writer
Hi there! I can access your folders just fine. When using Chrome and Firefox, do you have any browser extensions enabled? Also, does this link work for you?
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:iconcrowguts:
crowguts Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2013

Actually I was referring to sta.sh folders, my gallery folders are working fine lol. Should have been more clear about that.
Either way, my sta.sh is working properly now so no need to panic. Thanks for the response!
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Diren-chan Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I have some suggestions that would be useful, please consider it.

1: Since there's a search bar in every deviant's gallery to search after a certain drawing, this search option should be available in Favourites too since it would be too much to keep searching back and forth after a certain art the deviant had faved to their collection.
2: Since I use my phone or iPad to go on dA when I'm not always on a computer, a visible status on the deviant's comment bar should show*username* on dA via iPad/phone so my friends can see that I'm using a other device sometime when I'm not on a computer.
3: The DELETE COMMENT option on the pen tool, I really NEED it. Because I'm sick and TIRED of the spam I get on my art or on my profile when it comes to trolls or spammers and hidding comments or flagging as spam just make it hiddeous and messy. And so I can clean this slate I've been dealing with in the past, needs to get completely cleaned up and moving to a new account is a waste for me.

Anyone here agree with me?
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Parry-xP Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2013
Is it free? help  
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:iconlili-exec:
LILI-exec Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I honestly don't like having the stash's description update.  My screen is not that too big, and it's a hassle when all I want is to use some HTML and preview it every once in a while, since I have zero interest in using media frequently in my descriptions.  So I have suggestions:

I think it would be better if the 'Add Media' section was more of a drop-down menu.  It would give me the option to add media if I wanted to or not, without it having to take up so much space.

Bring back the white box for the description editing.  It feels awkward to just write directly on the space.  This is a matter of personal preference, though; I can tolerate it, but I feel that perhaps most people would feel organized if it was in a visible box. :\ 

Thanks for taking/reading suggestions!
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spiritumiracle Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I got a problem with Sta.sh it not leting up put up any of my drawings to sumit them -.- yesterday it work and can please fix it! I use mobile devises.
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ShadowedLullaby Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I now can't save any edits I make to descriptions or text in sta.sh
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MagicalMirai Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2013  Hobbyist Interface Designer
Descriptions doesn't support :thumb: ?
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:iconwreckling:
wreckling Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2013   Writer
They do for Premium Members. :)
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:iconnemo-tv-champion:
Nemo-TV-Champion Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2013  Student General Artist
The Edit with Sta.Sh Writer button has disappeared on me :( is anyone else having this problem?
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:iconwreckling:
wreckling Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2013   Writer
Hi there! We're working on it at this time, we'll have it fixed soon! :)
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:iconsheonapurple:
sheonapurple Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I don't know if this is just a bug or not, but some people seem to be having this same problem. Now I can no longer edit an image in my sta.sh unless I use the "Import Image as Layer" option, but in this case it is only on one layer. So if I had an actual unfinished drawing that was made in DA Muro with multiple layers I can't finish it.

On top of that, DA Muro keeps glitching on me and crashing, and I've lost a few drawings because of this. 

Does anyone have any suggestions? I use Google Chrome, if that makes a difference. 
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:iconwreckling:
wreckling Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2013   Writer
Hi there! We're working on that first issue right now, should have it fixed soon. As for the others, you'll want to file a bug report at the Help Desk about it. :)
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:iconroxianimecomics:
RoxiAnimeComics Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2013  Student General Artist
-__- DA muro keepps crashing. ive lost 5 drawings because of this 
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saphireta Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2013   Traditional Artist
Not sure if it is just my comp, but I have to click every link in the drop-down menu beneath left DeviantArt button twice. And the same with almost any link on deviation's pages. As the artist's gallery, "more like this", etc.

Btw. about the new deviant subscription (etc.) icons, I'd make them much smaller (as the middle letters size) and one colour with the acual deviant's (or group) name. I'd also put more space in between the icon and dev name. In my opinion senior and dA Staff icons might be simplier.
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:iconsonicxjones:
sonicxjones Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I am not sure if this is a bug but there's no button to take a just uploaded image on stash to the DA Mural.
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:iconwreckling:
wreckling Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2013   Writer
Hi there! If you go to the File menu in deviantART muro, there should be an option saying "Import Image as Layer", which does what you're looking for. Is that not working for you?
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sonicxjones Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
That is but the easier way to do it was click on the just uploaded picture and next to or below the submit to DA button there was another that say edit with Mural. That's gone.
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:iconjax1776:
Jax1776 Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
I lost descriptions on both of my maps and I'm very pissed off about it. :rage:
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:iconkimcums:
KimCums Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2013
This update seems to have broken the Lightroom Export/Publish to Sta.sh plugin =(
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:iconqueenichigohatsune:
QueenIchigoHatsune Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2013  Student Writer
Something is wrong with Stash Writer. The edit with Stash Writer isn't shown near my deviations. Why is that?
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:iconwreckling:
wreckling Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2013   Writer
Hi there! That was a bug, it should be back now. :)
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:iconkonandattebayogirl:
KonanDattebayoGirl Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2013
I apologize if you guys would rather scroll through the comments on your own. Changing the icons denoting a deviant's status, such as if they're an admin or a beta tester, has confused me. I was confused as to why there has to be multiple large submit buttons. I was frustrated that now we have to use Stash and I cannot upload multiple deviations at once anymore. I have to pay for a premium for something so simple? These upgrades don't feel much like upgrades to me. Maybe a bunch of different submit buttons would be helpful to a new user, but I figured out how to use the site on my own the first day I got my account. I uploaded a deviation easily and I was barely a teenager then. I can understand phasing out dAmn it if it's wasting time and money. But I noticed the store was phased out too. Was it just too costly to keep? 

I feel as though there are too many updates and upgrades nowadays. I'm sick of Apple doing it all the time and Facebook changing the privacy statement and privacy features multiple times. I've been on deviantart the longest and I have not been even remotely irritated. I've always looked forward to the calm green color of the site, and the easy to manage mailbox. Submitting deviations was easy too and I would upload multiple deviations at once easily. The site has worked so well for the years I've been using it. I just hope there won't be any huge changes since this is a beautiful site already.
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QueenIchigoHatsune Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2013  Student Writer
Thank you so much for telling me.
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:iconrosaarvensis:
rosaarvensis Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
One thing: please let me disable this stupid WYSIWYG thing in description writer. It's buggy, thumbs keep disappearing and it really makes uploading deviations painful. Thank you.
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Gabbi Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
I'v noticed that we have to edit our old journals in sta.sh writer now.
Where is the option to "re-post" an old journal so my watchers get notified of it? (like updated commission journals or livestream journals that you don't wanna make new version of, just update the old ones)

Because I can't seem to find an option or setting anywhere.
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SonAmyFan362 Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2013

Hi, $wreckling. I have to say, these are wonderful improvements. I'm betting you're very happy with the way things are going with the improvements.

 

How may I join the Devious Technology Team? I really hope I can make a worthy contribution to the site by becoming part of the Devious Technology Team.

 

Thanks in advance.

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:iconchaoskomori:
ChaosKomori Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2013
I wish there was a way to get rid of that "CREATE A PROFILE" prompt on my homepage.  I don't want to use a devID image; I just don't.  But now if I want the devID widget, I have to deal with a big blank image space above my text and a COMPLETE YOUR PROFILE banner in my face.  Is there any way to get rid of that prompt and banner without having to set a dev image?
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CoryInTheHouseX Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2013
If you want to only affect yourself...

1. Get AdBlock Plus or another widget blocking extension.
2. Add: chaoskomori.deviantart.com###aboutme-prompt-pill.
3. Save, refresh.
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:iconmuskoxen:
muskoxen Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2013  Student General Artist
AAAAH. I couldn't agree more! They need to do something about this. :l
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914four Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Still having problems with Sta.sh Writer, I uploaded some text and added a thumbnail image link () and it will only allow me to post it to Journals (Mine or the Portal). Did I miss something? Is it possible that the link (artwork I commissioned that was uploaded by another Deviant) is causing the issue?
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Osaki-Suzuki Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
M'not a premium member but the multi submit feature sounds useful for things like comics and photographs from the same photo-shoot.
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Taterchip5001 Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
I'm not a premium member, so I can't use multi-submit. I'd imagine I'd find it useful, though. Usually when I submit something, I submit two or three things in a row, so it'd be helpful. 
I easily live without it, though. It's not like it's a huge deal that I have to submit things one at a time or anything. :shrug: It'd be helpful, but it's not necessary, or I'd have a big problem.
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GillianIvy Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I have not really submitted much art lately so haven't really used multi-submit other than when we Beta tested it.  :B  I guess I should get on arting so I can get full use out of the feature!  :D
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Axkarth Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Well, I find that the Description Sta.sh Writer is no good, it's true that it's more easier to use now, but still, it's missing text formatting features that you could do in HTML, and you can't edit in HTML and basically it sucks.
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alicexz Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
I'm so frustrated I could actually cry right now. How on earth are you supposed to edit descriptions of existing deviations now? When I hit "EDIT" the entire Edit box for the description is now in Rich Text Mode, but there's no Rich Text toolbar anywhere to be seen? I tried to copy over some links from a previous deviation to a new submission, and the text copies, but there's no way to edit it at all, because it's in Rich Text and there's NO EDITOR and NO WAY TO CONVERT IT BACK TO HTML. There's no way to edit existing links. There's also no way to convert the text box back to HTML. There's no way to have a Rich Text toolbar unless you import a submission into Sta.sh for some reason and go from there. And then there's no way to bring a published deviation into Sta.sh, so that doesn't even help. I cannot even begin to describe how confused and frustrated I am right now.
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GillianIvy Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I've just now edited successfully.  Did you use "Add Media" before editing? Hope this helps you and *Misty-Mountain-Hop.
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:iconmisty-mountain-hop:
Misty-Mountain-Hop Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
I've never tried that. I'll give it a shot. Thanks. :D
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GillianIvy Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
maybe they need to make it more prominent.  I am used to "Add Media" since beta testing it.  And it should have an HTML editor included.
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:iconmisty-mountain-hop:
Misty-Mountain-Hop Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
"maybe they need to make it more prominent." -- :nod: I think DA simply sending a site-wide message that "add media" is how to access all the coding options for art descriptions would help a lot (plus, updating the FAQ). I just tried it out, and now I'm no longer confused. Thank you! :hug:
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:icongillianivy:
GillianIvy Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Glad I could help ;D Maybe they will include it with the *welcome
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Misty-Mountain-Hop Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
:dance: Again, I appreciate the help!
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:iconmisty-mountain-hop:
Misty-Mountain-Hop Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
You put it so much better than I did. This is my confusion as well. :nod:
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