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Site Update, February 28

Thu Feb 28, 2013, 6:50 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

  • Documents on the Developers page have been updated and visually improved. Fixed by aMoniker
  • Selecting Notes from the Message Center would take deviants to the Notes page, but would not open the selected Note. Fixed by shadowhand
  • The legacy Journal editor was not functional on mobile devices. Fixed by aMoniker
  • For a very short period, an error would display upon sending a Note from a deviant's Profile, even though the Note would still send. Fixed by chris
  • Thumbnails were not rendering when previewing a comment in the ThumbShare Forum. Fixed by shadowhand
  • A number of dropdown menus around the site were briefly not selectable. Fixed by shadowhand
  • Installable Journal Skins were not working in Firefox for a short time. Fixed by shahyarg
  • For a short period, the Install button for Installable Journal Skins was missing. Fixed by randomduck
  • Thumbnails on the Daily Deviations page were not properly centered. Fixed by shadowhand
  • The "Previous", "Next", and "All" buttons did not appear when viewing Daily Deviations. Fixed by shadowhand
  • A small number of deviation pages would display slightly incorrectly on first loading, and then would jump into proper position once the page was completely loaded. Fixed by shadowhand
  • Error pages were not displaying properly on mobile devices. Fixed by shahyarg
  • For a brief period,  trying to open a chatroom would load a blank page. Fixed by shadowhand
  • Scrolling was broken in Group lists for users with many matching Group names in the "Submit to a Group" display. Fixed by aMoniker
  • "Featured" and "Browse" links on a deviant's Journal were not displaying correctly. Fixed by shadowhand
  • Adding the Journal widget to one's Profile via drag and drop did not work. Fixed by aMoniker
  • Small deviation images would still display with a magnifying glass cursor as though they were larger. Fixed by shadowhand
  • Sales data for Prints was briefly not available. Fixed by yury-n
  • The Poll widget would display oddly when editing on a small-width browser. Fixed by shadowhand
  • If every widget on a Profile page was removed, they couldn't be re-installed. Fixed by aMoniker
  • The BlackBerry badge was not being given out correctly. Fixed by kemayo
  • The color of the Chat page colors was incorrect. Fixed by muteor
  • The +Watch button would disappear from the Artists view of More Like This after the second page of results. Fixed by yury-n

Sta.sh / Submit


  • The "Upload", "Compose in Sta.sh Writer" and "Draw with deviantART muro" buttons weren't clickable in Chrome on Windows. Fixed by drommk
  • The category selector broke for a short period. Fixed by samshull
  • An error would occur when canceling the selection of a file from Sta.sh in Internet Explorer. Fixed by drommk
  • Quotation marks wouldn't work in the category search. Fixed by kouiskas
  • The list of suggested categories wasn't updating. Fixed by kouiskas
  • The Submit page would display a category error for .doc files without explaining that the selected category did not accept .doc files. Fixed by drommk
  • Uploading files would trigger a "Do you want to open or save this file?" prompt for some IE8 users. Fixed by kouiskas
  • The progress bar was misplaced when writing a text deviation. Fixed by drommk
  • If an image was uploaded and then canceled prior to it finishing, the thumbnail would remain. Fixed by kouiskas
  • When a validation error occurs, the screen now scrolls to the offending area. Fixed by kouiskas
  • The "Edit Print" button disappeared from deviation pages for a short time. Fixed by samshull
  • The Submit page wouldn't work on Android 4.1.1. Fixed by kouiskas
  • Resetting a submission would cause an unnecessary fade in and fade out. Fixed by drommk

Sta.sh Writer


  • Gallery subfolders were not supported in the Writer sidebar. Fixed by inazar
  • The sidebar had some visual display issues in Firefox. Fixed by inazar
  • The toolbar was too tall, which was causing overflow issues. Fixed by inazar
  • The sidebar would remain open when navigating from one deviation to another using the "Previous" and "Next" buttons after leaving a comment in Sta.sh. Fixed by inazar
  • Duplicate entries would appear in the Conversation tab of the sidebar, when leaving comments in Sta.sh. Fixed by inazar
  • Disconnecting from the Internet would make Writer stop auto-saving, even after you returned. Fixed by Alisey
  • Including literature thumbs inside a paragraph HTML tag in journal entries would break the thumbnail formatting. Fixed by Alisey

Your Feedback


Thank you for the feedback on last week's Site Update, and extra thanks to those who took part in the Site Update survey. We received over 5,000 completed responses and have just begun to analyze the results.  Your input is highly valued and will help to shape the course of Site Update articles in the future.


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:iconkell0x:
Kell0x Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2013  Student General Artist
I am still having issues with submitting files I keep getting Unknown erorr message umitry is too large (?) when I try to submit something.
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stardrifting Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks for the Acceptance!
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:icondemonicbarneyplz:
demonicbarneyplz Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2013
:iconburningplz:PLEASE RESTORE ONLINE/OFFLINE STATUS INDICATOR FUNCTIONING BECAUSE NOW WE CAN'T TURN INVISIBLE:iconburningplz:
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SnapShot120 Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
You know how there's a 'featured deviation' widget for the profile page? There should be a featured favorite deviation widget, 'cause there have been multiple instances where I like someone else's deviation enough to want to just post a pic of it on my main page.
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:iconrobinski:
robinski Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Stash is not working.. it needs to be fixed
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Andy-15 Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
Hey I have a question, I tried making a group it said it was accepted but encountered errors during conversion :tears:
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satocchi Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I neglected to put this in the survey feedback, and I apologize if there is an official reason why DA can't implement this, but I'd love to be able to input symbols and other languages in submission titles. I think it'd be great for non-English speakers as well as allow for more creativity in naming. I think I read that there are safety issues wish this, but since many other sites allow this I think DA should as well. Anyway, cheers!
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Hoshigetsu Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2013  Hobbyist
when I try to upload to my Stash by email it doesn't show up 9/10 times. I have to keep resending.
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:iconaltergromit:
altergromit Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Everytime I write a note I have automatically a "copy" of it in the drafts folder, even if I didn't "ask" for that... :roll:
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Starlene Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I don't know if someone has talked about this bug already, but here's what I've noticed: when I go to my group's gallery ([link]), I can no longer sort at to folders by hovering over the thumbnails and clicking the little pencil icon. The pencil icon doesn't appear. Instead, I have to go to the Featured folder ([link]) and do the sorting there. Annoying. :/
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