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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 Sta.sh. 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 Sta.sh 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.
  • DoktorrSketchy 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.

Discuss!


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?

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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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:iconjaninna:
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.
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KingJulienFangal Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2014  Hobbyist Digital 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.
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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... < : )
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KingJulienFangal Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2014  Hobbyist Digital 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.
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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...
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KingJulienFangal Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Well, it's only possible to disable comments on deviations. What I meant was deleting comments in profiles and journals.
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Janinna Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
As I said before, hide comments and the 'x' for alerts... :/
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KingJulienFangal Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hide and deleting comments are not the same, FYI.
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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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The-Fallen-Leopard Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I think you should be able to search up deviants.
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Charchap Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2014
Yeah same -.-
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ScarletDreams14 Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2014  Student Artist
I'm having a problem with Muro =.= I was drawing a picture, and I saved it and went to check my messages I came back everything was fine, clicked on the picture and it was like the picture was cut in half or something? It completely ruined my drawing and I want to finish it....so....Can someone fix this? It's actually quite annoying.

EXAMPLE: Original- sta.sh/01qj7tbubgt3     And after I opened it the 2nd time  sta.sh/025iv876l9xn
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clumsydemonwithfire Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2014   General Artist
I formed a great number of friendships with other deviants throughout my six years on dA, including Michael-Strange! We've been friends for six years!!! :D I really liked his Legend of Zelda fanfic he was working on at the time, and we've been checking out each other's art and literature, chatting, and having fun with contests ever since~
dA is a really cool place to meet and get to know new people with common interests, and even differing interests. This is a strong, friendly community! :D
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Mikhal-Strange Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2014  Student General Artist
Wow I'm honored to be mentioned here by you :iconbigheartplz: BIG HUG!!!!!!
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clumsydemonwithfire Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2014   General Artist
Hee hee~~~ Of course!!! I had to~
Hugs to you too!!!! :D
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Mikhal-Strange Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2014  Student General Artist
:dance:
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clumsydemonwithfire Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2014   General Artist
:icongwompplz:
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Mikhal-Strange Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2014  Student General Artist
:icondragonglomp:
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clumsydemonwithfire Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2014   General Artist
Haha XD
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sunnybunny1199 Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Also, I'm still having a problem with da muro. :l
I commented about it two or three months ago, and forgot about it so I never replied, and I think it was deleted because I can't find it in my inbox.ANYWAYS, When I import pictures I upload into a blank drawing, a message titled "Error in Autosave" comes up and it 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."
I'm using Mozilla Firefox, I downloaded it in April (I think) of this year, and it also happens when I use Internet Explorer. I've also been having this problem for about two or three months. Please help?
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sunnybunny1199 Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I started forming really good friendships once I joined a few music fan groups on here, started drawing fan art, commenting on artwork and\or adding it to my favourites, and adding people to my watch list. :XD:
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falolita123 Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
well I got two of my closest friends into deviantart and I got some neat online friends that help make me happy ^^
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BrownHurate08 Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
My sister is on here, and I recommended deviantart to a friend of mine, so I know her from real life, and I have a couple friends online who I help/support when they are having a hard time.
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abnormaIism Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I have irl friends on dA, but no virtual. I only watch people. 
Llama Emoji 27 (Awesome) [V2] 
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TheShadowEmpress Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
And the "new deviants" section doesn't work very well, the oldest new deviants are from 3 MINUTES ago.
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TheShadowEmpress Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Don't actually have friends on dA, but there are a few people I sometimes talk to here. Uh, same-ish media, I guess? Mostly people I watch.
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Ragecomics100 Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
watch me and u will have a freind
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MihaiMargineanu Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
...you don't?
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:icontheshadowempress:
TheShadowEmpress Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Well, only a few. I've been here for only three months, after all. :)
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MihaiMargineanu Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
...mind if I join?
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:icontheshadowempress:
TheShadowEmpress Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Nope. :D
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:iconmihaimargineanu:
MihaiMargineanu Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
thanks. BTW ever heard of Dangan Ronpa?
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:icontheshadowempress:
TheShadowEmpress Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Uhh... nope? I googled it, haven't really watched/read any anime/manga series, or played that sort of video games. Sorry. :/
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MihaiMargineanu Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
oh it's a great series. It's a murder mystery-type anime. It's a little fucked up but the message is a good one in the end (upupupupu...but I'm not gonna tell you what it is. You'd have to find that out yourself. ;) )
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noelmaghathephoto Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2014   Photographer
I still cant upload!! Cry forever 
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KagamineBanana02 Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2014  Student General Artist
I only really have one close friend, which is TheDailyKagamine, and we're only close because she follows me on fanfiction and really likes my stories. Kagamine-Rin-Len-V3 is on my "Friend" list on dA but I don't really know him/her personally. ^_^;
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Scr1b3 Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Lol relationships?! Personally, I just stalk people until they give up and become my friend that way, or if we have something in common. e.g. Quoricula and Illeh-Monster12 (I actually have so many friends that I'm not gonna bother listing them all) but one of my closest Pandaavintage I met by stalking on ask.fm, then nagging him untill he signed up! :meow:
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Pandaavintage Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
Yus, this is all true... it's frightening when I think of it sometimes. 
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Scr1b3 Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Lol who have you been stalking Panda? ;p
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Pandaavintage Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
no one tbh :P I prefer not to creep people out Racing Girl Emoji (Ehehe) [V4] 
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Scr1b3 Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Lol then you obviously need more practice! Real stalking is when they never even know that you're there...
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Pandaavintage Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
ab... 
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Pandaavintage Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
and thanks for the mention <3 
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Sparkaii Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
omg hahahaha XD
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Scr1b3 Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Don't hate me, that's how i roll :XD:
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Sparkaii Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Hahahaha X,3
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Illeh-Monster12 Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
hi ther -stalks this comment- /=v=/
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Scr1b3 Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Lol hey wassup! :D
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Illeh-Monster12 Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
nothin much >v>
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