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Site Update: Fixes and Feedback

Thu May 30, 2013, 6:27 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.

DeviantART is Hiring

DeviantART is hiring a Product Marketing Assistant. This is a full-time position where you get to work with our team in our Hollywood, California office.

A Product Marketing Assistant provides an invaluable service to the organization and truly helps define the vision for new site initiatives, and plays a pivotal role in managing the flow of bringing them to market.  This position works closely with the heads of deviantART's Marketing and Product divisions and is a position for someone who is already familiar with how deviantART works -- understands the community, and genuinely wants to help develop and promote features and services that aid artists and art enthusiasts.

Read the full job listing and learn how to apply »

(Photo by KnightAR, editing by micahgoulart)

Change Log

  • The Favourite icon would not always display properly. Fixed by muteor
  • The Emoticon Dictionary was broken in the Forums. Fixed by shahyarg
  • An error could occur when installing a widget on a Profile or Group page into the same zone where a different widget was recently removed. Fixed by shahyarg
  • If a Group Journal was submitted from the Group's Journal page (submitted by the Group, rather than by an individual deviant), the icon would be squished to 50x50 pixels, rather than the standard 100x50 pixel size for Group icons. Fixed by shadowhand
  • Improvements were made to the file upload for Application submissions. Fixed by shahyarg
  • Dragging a Gallery Folder to change their order would incorrectly activate the Collection bar. Fixed by shahyarg
  • An invisible button was present on newly installed Commissions Widgets that would prevent the other buttons from being clicked. Fixed by helloandre
  • Owners of chatrooms on the Chat network can now unlist and delete their chatrooms themselves. Fixed by shahyarg
  • Facebook and Twitter Share widgets in official Journals did not always work when the article was reached using the "Next" and "Previous" buttons. Fixed by shadowhand / Submit

  • For Beta Testers, the deviation title is now clickable in the "Submission successful" popup message. Fixed by kouiskas
  • Filenames of a certain length were getting cut off once uploaded. Fixed by kouiskas
  • The submit page was broken for 2 hours over the weekend. Fixed by allixsenos
  • Internet Explorer 10 will now display thumbnails right away when the upload starts, like other modern web browsers. Fixed by kouiskas
  • The Submit page was appearing blank for some deviants. Fixed by kouiskas Writer

  • Writer will now convert extra thumbnails into a link to the deviation, if thumbnail limits are met. Fixed by kemayo
  • Emoticons in the sidebar will now load gradually, instead of all at once. Fixed by Alisey

Your Feedback

Thank you for the feedback on last week's Site Update! Here's some of what you had to say.
  • Feedback regarding the Twitter widget update was positive.
  • Deviants were generally positive about Commission Ratings, though some deviants voiced concerns. To clarify further, the only people who could leave a rating for an artist are those who have purchased a Commission from that artist through the Commissions Widget. 
  • Torotix and Ankh-Ascendant suggested a method of leaving extended feedback in text, in addition to star ratings.
  • Responses to the Discuss topic varied, though several deviants mentioned that they share art they find with friends via IM or by sending a Note.
  • Thank you for your feedback regarding Promoted. Please remember that we're only interested in sending Promoted messages we believe are relevant and valuable. As such, we will remain extremely mindful when considering which messages are sent and how often.
  • Some deviants would like Polls to be immediately removed from the Message Center after voting. Suggested by squidlifecrisis


Art Features
Have you ever posted (or do you regularly post) art features on deviantART? If so, how do you select the artwork you feature? Do you find the process of creating an art feature to be easy? What do you feel would make the process easier for you?

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This week's Site Update includes bug fixes, feedback, and a discuss topic about art features!
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Southrobin Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2013
Couldnt find this week's update page, so i'll just comment here.
The new comment feature is quite difficult. When i try to comment / reply to any message on mobile, the whole screen whites out. When i try to refresh the page it repeats.

I am using an android phone. When trying on my friend's iphone 4, same thing happens. When using on  a computer with slow connection (firefox), it takes quite a bit of time to load the commentable box. Takes another bit of time to send out my comment.

I would actually prefer the old commenting system as it loads much faster and seems more streamlined and simple.
ButtercupZirka Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2013  Hobbyist Filmographer
I'm using a Wii U a lot to draw on DA muro, but anything text related (file names, text brush, layer names, etc.) seems to act like I never typed in anything. (Untitled Drawing/Copy, enter text here and "brush" it onto the canvas, etc.) Everything else seems to work fine, when the WiFi works correctly and everything loads well.
Is the problem the Wii U or is it something else?
wreckling Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2013   Writer
Hi there! As far as I'm aware, we don't offer support for the Wii U's native browser, but you can file a ticket at the Help Desk about it, they may be able to help you more. :)
ButtercupZirka Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2013  Hobbyist Filmographer
Thank you very much, I will be sure to do so! :)
Theinsaneguardian Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Meant to say my stash won't receive my emails
Theinsaneguardian Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
The First, I lost the ability to post deviations from my phone, and now my stash receive my emails
Do you guys just hate mobile users or something
AmazeeDaisy Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I have a small issue at the submitting thing

When I click "Add watermark", I can't click "Allow download", but if I do click that, I can't add watermark...
this is unhandy for me because my artwork got stolen very often and I want my watchers to download it...
Darkcaster12 Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Dude for some wierd reason Deviantart won't let me post my drawings and I only been gone for a week and I tried everything
deviantART muro drawing Comment Drawing
wreckling Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2013   Writer
Hi there, sorry for the delayed reply. Are you still running into issues?
Ninefiftin Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
"Some deviants would like Polls to be immediately removed from the Message Center after voting. "

I completely agree ^^
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