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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


Help Desk Closure, July 4th


In honor of Independence Day in the United States, the Help Desk will be closed on Friday, July 4th. We'll be back to our normal business hours on Monday, July 7th. Please keep in mind that due to this extended weekend, there will be some delays in ticket responses upon our reopening. Any tickets filed will be attended to as soon as possible.

Change Log


  • Trying to view comments left on a file in Sta.sh after that file was submitted as a deviation would redirect to an error page, rather than displaying the Sta.sh comments. Fixed by ultramouse 
  • Trying to create a new thread in the admin area of a Group by clicking on the "Start a conversation!" bubble would redirect to an error page. Fixed by justgalym 
  • When submitting an image deviation as a Print without using recommended settings, not selecting a product type would trigger an expected error message, but clicking "Cancel" would cause the deviation to be submitted anyway. Fixed by ultramouse 
  • If the title of a newly posted Forum thread contained an apostrophe, it would not be escaped properly, and would contain a backslash. Fixed by elhsmart 
  • PDF files would not be downloadable when they couldn't be viewed in-browser. Fixed by outgoingcoyote 
  • In Sta.sh, a file's description would be changed every time that file's page was loaded. Fixed by elhsmart 

Your Feedback


Thank you for the feedback on last week's Site Update! Here's some of the feedback you left for us:
  • In response to the Discuss topic, most deviants said they do their best to respond to all feedback they receieve.
  • Some deviants mentioned that they respond to all comments or replies they receive, but that they don't feel as compelled to thank other deviants when their art is added to someone else's Favourites.

Discuss!


Managing Your Favourites

Do you ever clean, re-organize, or remove deviations from your Favourites? What prompts you to change how you organize your Favourites, if anything? Are there specific reasons you might have when it comes to removing a deviation from your Favourites?

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This week's Site Update includes bug fixes, your feedback from last week, and a Discuss topic about cleaning and re-organizing your Favourites and Collections!
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star-byte Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2014  Student Digital Artist
Sub-folders in favorites
Please, I desperately need to organize my favorites in an organized manner like Pixiv and Google Drive 
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WlLDFlRE Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2014
A search bar in the favorites would be SO nice.
Subfolders in favorites would be nice too.
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:iconlittlemasterkid:
LittleMasterKid Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2014
o w o
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Ooupoutto Featured By Owner Edited Jul 10, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Some issues I have noticed in the last month:
The 'add widget' options for your profile page. When adding a widget, but then removing it right away, checking my page and immediately coming back to the widget options, it would still be displayed on my list like I never removed it.
Also, in stash, I had a journal saved (not submitted), and when I was uploading a deviation it cut out on me (internet connecting problems) my deviation title and description transferred to this saved journal file on my stash.

Hope you get what I'm trying to describe... These issues only happened once with the stash issue, but the widget thing is reoccurring.
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PonyUniverse Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
PLEEEEEEEASE MAKE SUBFOLDERS IN FAVORITES!!!! Take a freaking scroll down my page...if you dare...and you'll see why I want them so badly ponyuniverse.deviantart.com/fa…
I mean, can you please do this?? XD I've been waiting for this for so long lol! 
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Janinna Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Your profile pic is of Pinkie Pie, right? Well, I could totally see Pinkie Pie saying that... ish...
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:iconponyuniverse:
PonyUniverse Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
LOLOL!
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Janinna Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
xD
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Chickadde1 Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2014  Student General Artist
Still waiting for Searchbar in Favorites...
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GnAc Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2014
Nope, I don't manage my favourites.
I only did it for the pictures that were presents or requests, just in case I wanted to search for those deviations in the future.
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barananduen Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2014   General Artist
By the way, I applaud DA for setting a time frame (the 24 hrs) in which comments are able to be edited. :thumbsup:

Some suggestions in this topic:

1) that in the same way we get a message center notification when a comment/reply has been posted, we get one when said comment has been edited (because we may have already deleted the original notification), and
2) that a comment cannot be edited once it has been replied to (to avoid abuse and confusion)
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botskey Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
I'm always organizing my favorites. I like having the devinations in folders of things that I'm interested in. It makes it easier to find when I want to go and look for a specific devination. I'd only remove devinations if they have been put into storage.

I was wondering, as a suggestion, could there be a drop down tab for groups? I would think it would be similar to the one for friends. Especially since the friends one doesn't list the groups one watches or part of.
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slotdogg Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2014  Professional Interface Designer
working a few years on geometric abstract and have experience in museums, galleries and exhibitions
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Uluri Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2014  Professional General Artist
I organize my favorites into multiple categories such as:
- multiple animal categories including feline, rabbit, avian, foxes, other canine, etc
- Multiple Anime/Cartoon Categories like Naruto, Pokemon, Digimon, etc
- Photography
- Journals
- My own characters
With out this organization, I would have a lot more trouble than I have now in finding
certain images i have previously Favorited. I DO look back at my favorites folder,
quite often in fact. It would be INCREDIBLE if there were a way to search through my
favorites like how I can search through my gallery.

Deleting Things I have Favorited: This means that this deviation is "In Storage"
I don't know what it means to be in storage, but it just makes it more difficult to search through my
MOUNTAIN of favorite Pages. I don't need to be clicking past 2 pages of stored deviations
to try and find something in that mess of a Fav Folder.
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tatiilange Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Oh please make sub-folders for favourites! that would be so useful :D
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supersonic318 Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2014  Student Writer
Thanks For Your Help, Manage Favorites 
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OWENSANGEL Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2014
AFTER FIXING MY BUGS....YOU SENT ME A WELCOME BACK LETTER....WHERE DID I GO.   I HAVE BEEN HERE FOR 5  Y E A R S....I NEVER LEFT.  PLEASE RESTORE MY PAGE BACK TO NORMAL...YOU HAVE ROBBED ME OF WATHCERS...LEFT ME 2 AND DEVIATIONS....LEFT ME 10 OF THOSE......ARE YOU KIDDING....LEAVE MY PAGE   A L O N E!!!!  IT IS MY STUFF AND I WORK VERY HARD AT MAKING IT AND TAKE PRIDE IN IT.  IT IS NOT YOURS TO DO AS YOU PLEASE....IT BELONGS TO ME AND I AM CAPABLE OF MANAGING MY OWN PAGE...PLEASE AND THANK YOU!!
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ruffleo Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Perhaps you have a hacker on your hands....?
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OWENSANGEL Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2015
THANKS...FIGURED IT OUT!
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Steampunk-Blooper Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I only remove stored deviations from my favorites.

Something I don't understand, though, is why people put things in storage. You're obviously never going to take them out of storage, so instead of cluttering dA with inviewable pics, just delete them. :I
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Marquise Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2014   General Artist
True... that is sad I just had 4 new at that.  :S  Sometimes I feel it is harassment of some sort, either social pressure on one part, or corporate fear or shame in something we used to loved that had gotten wrong after some admirative work done over a group/band/theme that degenerated into a very corrupted message the author don't agree with anymore.  Even if in the golden age of it; it was just great.

And I just realized that the help desk isn't forever gone and it was just temporary.  :)  (Yea, I'm from Canada and not exactly English... But it startles me when I see best feature -even if not used all the time- and closed just aside.  I really love the job you do at DA, webmasters...  I would shivers at any GOOD features getting out.  I thought Favorites would also disappear.  They are inspirations for me!)
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Marquise Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2014   General Artist
All right... Help Desk helped me a lot when I had issues and questions in the past.  I do remember there also was a chat page.  So I am a wee bit nervous that if something bugs, we'll just be helpless because we will not know where to address our issues and questions.

Also, I do love seeing my favorites and also revisit them to see who changed handle names and also how thy did progressed and what really sparkled my attention to them initially.  I don't know  how you'll be able to replace the favorite section.

It is one reason I am sticking with DeviantArt rather than any other social medias.  I can like what some artists are doing but they don't have to like what I do so they don't have to absolutely make closed circles with me to see their talent and I don't have eighter to obligate anyone to boost myself false popularity in order to gather the heaviest as possible false following around.

Deviant Art was always like that with the favorite section, someone could be great at painting floral design but then could get us interested in the photographic esthetics of... furry armpits.
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VisceralFae Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2014  Student Digital Artist
My interest change over time so I tend to go back and favorite things I don't like anymore. Half the things I favorite are resources like stock, tutorials, ect. I have almost four collections of just this type of thing so I really really want to be able to make sub collections within my collections. It would clean up my favorites gallery so much. 
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OWENSANGEL Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2014
YOU HAVE DELETED MY DEVIATIONS FOR THE SECOND TIME IN THE PAST 30 DAYS.....SOME I HAD JUST DOWNLOADED FRIDAY AND THEY WERE GONE ON SATURDAY....YOUR NEW UPDATE HAS LEFT MY PAGE VOID OF MANY THINGS...INCLUDING EVEN MY PROFILE PICTURE....REALLY????  WHAT IS UP??  I WENT IN SATURDAY TO SIGN UP FOR A PREMIUM  SITE ONLY TO FIND OUT YOU WIPED OUT ALL OF MY DEVIATIONS BUT 5 OR 6...THAT WAS OUT OF ALMOST 100??  HOW FAIR IS THAT....DO I WANT TO BELONG TO AN ART SITE THAT OVERTAKES YOUR ACCOUNT AND DOES WHATEVER THEY FEEL LIKE DOING TO IT...THIS IS THE SECOND TIME THIS HAS HAPPENED TO ME IN THE LAST 30 DAYS...IT TAKES SO MUCH TIME TO SCAN AND DOWNLOAD THESE ONE-BY-ONE....CAN YOU PUT MY STUFF BACK AND LEAVE YOUR HANDS OFF OF MY ACCOUNT....THEN AND ONLY THEN WILL I CONSIDER PAYING FOR A PREMIUM SPACE HERE.  I WOULD REALLY APPRECIATE A REPLY FROM THE HELP DESK THIS TIME....THAT IS WHAT IT IS FOR, IS IT NOT??
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WeActOnImpulse Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I just add to favorites so i have some interesting pictures on my homepage and so epople can see what i'm in to. ^_^
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Maruclla Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2014
I treat favorites very seriously. I consider whether or not to favorite something very carefully. Because of this, it's very rare for me to go back and unfavorite something, though it has happened on occasion.
I also organize them into categories, and would organize them into subcategories if possible. I wish I could tag them as well.
So yes, organizing favorites is something that is very important to me. In fact, it's the most important thing to me. The primary reason I come to Deviantart is to look at art, and a section of the website where I can organize the art that inspires me, or means something to me is essential.
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ShinjiShuandShigeru Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2014  Student General Artist
Sometimes I fall in and out of fandoms. I feel what I have favorite-d represents who I am. So, when I look at my favorites there are always art pieces that are no longer meaningful to me, or they aren't as spectacular, funny, or cool as I had once found them.
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beemer23 Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2014
I use favourites as a more feasible alternative to saving what are in my opinion the best deviations (hundreds)

The ability to make folders, or more easily navigate favourites would be very nice. It is fine the way it is now as well though.
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Lunai Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
You CAN make folders in your favorites actually (or 'collections' as they are called) :)
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beemer23 Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2014
made my life easier, thank you
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PhilS1761 Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
To me it is practically an insult to learn someone has faved one of my pictures, but when I check they have 40,000 or more 'favorites'. Why should I thank them? Now when someone thinks my picture is one of perhaps 250 favorites of theirs, that deserves notice. What is a favorite if not something to look at again and again? The whole concept has become a joke. 
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dreameroftheblue Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I think it'd be convenient to be able to global select and delete all messages in your deviantwatch, so that you could instantly delete everything simultaneously :>
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Liggliluff Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Choose "Select All", and it will select 10, then choose "Select all n messages", then you can delete them.
Repeat that for Comments, Replies, Feedback, and Mentions.
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dreameroftheblue Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
oh yeah I do that, but like on FurAffinity you can Global Select everything to remove it. A lot quicker than doing so for each. :>
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Liggliluff Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Well... why not read some comments?
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dreameroftheblue Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
it's not so much the comments but the >10 000 deviation stacks that I don't really have time (or patience) to go through ^^;
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Liggliluff Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Then just remove all deviations, then go through the comments and replies.

If you don't want to go through all deviations, why remove everything?

Plus, click on the arrow and make deviations not appear from groups and deviants you don't want updates from. You can still follow them.
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catlover10192 Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2014
What I really want is seachable favorites. Saying that we can search galleries, why not favorites?
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Magic3W Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2014
I would also appreciate the fact that favorite owners could 'ignore' the deviation in storage thingie. I mean, it's pretty obnoxious to find that your favorites are flooded with pages and pages of "Deviation in storage". I'd suggest that the favorite is only accessible to the person who actually favorited the work. But I'm less and less friends with faving stuff just to find it deleted after some months because the artist closed their account or cleaned up their gallery.

I know that people are gonna be like "But the artist has the right to have his art not shown in public" but in this case the person who favorited already has seen the artwork and already liked it. I feel it's stupid that I should 'Download' every image I fave just to avoid getting it deleted from my favorites. I want my 'stored' favorites just to be visible to me - respecting the wish of the artist to no longer share this picture in public.
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KitsuneBushi Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2014  Student Digital Artist
I THIRD THE MOTION
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dreameroftheblue Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I SECOND THE MOTION 
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BondageGal Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2014
I would like to be able to remove and organize my favourites.  Perhaps this is possible now, but the UI on how to do is is certainly not obvious.
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J1Star Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
I think it would be a great idea to have a search feature for Favourites. Also, due to people being able to store deviations, sometimes permanently, it'd be good to have some search filters that show them.
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Hatsumiyo-momichi Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I agree with some people that have commented earlier that an actually useful upgrade would be some changes to the Stash. It really does suck.
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Hatsumiyo-momichi Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I organize my favorites folders just because I am in many fandoms, and if I wish to browse some art I liked of an specific fandom, I can find it easily. I of course also have a older for non fandom related art, a separate one for stock images I liked, and also tutorials I find the most useful.
I only remove deviations from favorites when the artist has sent them to storage, or also when I find that the image just doesn't stirr any feeling anymore. Maybe because of a better trained eye when it comes to art I find it harder to find deviations that truly wonder me
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isle8e2 Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2014
Can we get an update for the mobile version of the site that enables users to more easily manage their friends/watchlist? Currently we have to switch to desktop mode and work with a very cumbersome layout. Thanks!
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RMXTrailMix Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2014
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Having the ability to search for certain images, via keywords, within our favorites gallery would be a big plus. Oftentimes I want to find specific images in my favorites, but I can't because of the large amount of favorites I have to sort through.  
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LynKofWinds Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2014
Yea, exactly.
This needs to happen lol
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Senrence Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2014
Yup. I tried organising my favs into folders, but kept forgetting which I'd placed where and... argh, there's just so many! And no. Under no circumstance could I choose to "weed out" any. I made them a fav because there was something special about each and every one that 'hit me' in a way. Yes, everyone one of those 1500. I still remember photos from five years back I need to show someone from time to time.
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LynKofWinds Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2014
Yeah. This is why we need keywords xD
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