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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.

What's New

Resolved Film Submission Issue

Recently, we encountered a bug with Film deviation submission that has since been fixed. However, some Film deviations uploaded between May 27th and June 3rd may need to be re-submitted, due to this bug. Our apologies for any inconvenience.

Change Log

  • Some HTML formatting was broken in Portfolio descriptions. Fixed by Alisey
  • A small number of Premium Members were unable to schedule submissions to Group Gallery Folders other than Featured. Fixed by yumeruby
  • The text area in the deviantID widget was incorrectly restricted. Fixed by DEVlANT
  • When viewing one's Collections from the Favourites drop menu in the top right corner of the site, the "Full View" link would did not work. Fixed by elhsmart
  • The "Share via Note" modal was broken in Fixed by elhsmart
  • The "Don't forget to add a comment” tooltip would not change placement when a deviation was zoomed in. Fixed by Alisey
  • The URLs for Gallery Folders and Collections have been updated to include the name of the Folder/Collection. Changed by elhsmart
  • For Safari users, the Google Analytics tracking ID field would be incorrectly auto-filled with a stored username, causing errors if any settings were changed and saved. Fixed by lepidosteus
  • For a short period, tildes could not be used in deviation titles. Fixed by Alisey
  • It was not possible to upload or change Gallery Folder icons for a short time. Fixed by elhsmart
  • Including a YouTube link when creating a new Forum thread would incorrectly try and fail to embed the video in the post. Fixed by inazar
  • When dragging and dropping a deviation into Writer from another window, it would display as HTML rather than embedding. Fixed by inazar
  • Some non-sRGB image files would lose color saturation after being uploaded and resized. Color profiles have since been and are now properly converted. Fixed by duraseb

Your Feedback

Thank you for the feedback on last week's Site Update! Here's some of the feedback you left for us last week.
  • An abundance of feedback was left in response to last week's Discuss topic, with a wide variety of ideas and suggestions on how to better welcome new deviants to the site!
  • The most common point of feedback was to have an easy to find area where new deviants are featured and can be reached out to. There is currently a New Deviants section on the Today page, but some responses argued that it should be in an easier to see place.
  • Some deviants mentioned that an official welcome message or interactive walkthrough would help familiarize new deviants with the site and help integrate them into the community.
  • SexyMadHouse and several others suggested that familiar, active community members could volunteer to be notified from time to time about new deviants, to welcome them and interact with them. 
  • In a similar vein, A-Seabass suggested a "Visit New Deviant" button.
  • Another common suggestion was a place to view art created by new deviants.


Forming Relationships on deviantART

What types of relationships (friendship, romantic, or business) have you formed through deviantART? How did you meet your closest deviantART friends? Do you create art in the same style or medium as these individuals, or do you create in a medium different from them?

New friends by Tiefenschaerfe
(New friends by Tiefenschaerfe)

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This week's Site Update includes a variety of bug fixes, an update regarding Film submission, and a Discuss topic about the relationships you've formed with other deviants!
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Janinna Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
To be honest, pretty much all of my friends/close relationships on dA were formed in person, through one of those friends, or through one of the friends I met through a friend I become friends with in person. Wow, that was probably a bit confusing. For those who don't get it: I meet someone, and we become friends, then we become friends on here. Then, that friend introduces me to one of their friends, and we become friends on here. Then THEY introduce me to a friend, and ANOTHER friendship forms. That's how I make pretty much all of my close relationships on here.
Edness-Madness Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I have a few suggestions.

-In the "Friends" tab there should be an alphabetical and numeral bar at the sides of the usernames to find users we are watching, easily.

-In thumbnail pictures there should be a mark or something to know if the picture was already added to favourites.

-There should be a way of deactivating comments on certain journals.

-Also, I would like if comments which we don't want to see on our profiles (such as rude comments) would be deleted.

Those are my suggestions for now.
Janinna Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I like your idea about favorites, although, for your comments ideas, those existed before you commented... not trying to be rude or anything, just thought you should know... < : )
Edness-Madness Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Well, there's only the "hide comments". What I meant was deleting comments we don't want, such as spam and things like that.
Janinna Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Although disabling comments is possible... I don't know how to do it, but I know it's possible... in fact, it's kept me from giving positive feedback on artwork before... and I'm afraid that hide comments is your best bet right now. It makes it so that nobody sees it, and as for alerts, just pressing the x........ but yeah...
Edness-Madness Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Well, it's only possible to disable comments on deviations. What I meant was deleting comments in profiles and journals.
Janinna Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
As I said before, hide comments and the 'x' for alerts... :/
Edness-Madness Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Hide and deleting comments are not the same, FYI.
Janinna Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I know. I had already stated that hiding was the best you could do atm. I had stated at the beginning of the previous comment: 'As I have already stated...' to remind you that I had. So, I guess you must have been skimming the statement, or perhaps just skipped straight to the portion you were looking for. Try to read an entire comment before you respond to it.
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beez1717 Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
I've got to say that I've made some good friends on here! I just love the community. People are very good at leaving positive feedback.
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