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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


Improved deviantART Integration on Twitter and Facebook

We're excited to announce that we just implemented enhancements to the way deviantART links display on Twitter, giving you and your artwork more prominence and exposure! Not only do these changes give artists a bigger presence across Twitter by allowing them to reach a bigger audience, but they also encourage proper attribution.



Change Log

  • For a brief period, "Next" and "Previous" buttons were not available for comment threads. Fixed by $shahyarg
  • When viewing the emoticon directory by creator, clicking on an emoticon creator's name would open their page inside the emoticon modal. Fixed by $shahyarg
  • Clicking the "Next" and "Previous" buttons to browse through pages of Notes did not work properly. Fixed by $aMoniker
  • Comment stacks in the Message Center would display oldest comments first regardless of what setting was chosen. Fixed by $yury-n
  • In some conditions, adding a Profile or Group widget by dragging and dropping would put the widget in the wrong place. Fixed by $yury-n
  • Some EXIF data would display incorrectly, for some camera models. Fixed by $yury-n
  • There were frequent Flash timeouts in dAmn for Chrome users. Fixed by $shahyarg
  • Film deviations flagged as mature content did not work if 'view anyway' was clicked. Fixed by $yury-n
  • Line heights between rows of thumbnails were not consistent in various browsers. Fixed by $shahyarg
  • The "Jump to result" feature on Browse pages was broken in Internet Explorer. Fixed by $banks
  • For Internet Explorer users with endless scrolling enabled, the URL did not change when scrolling through deviations, so users could not refresh the page and keep their place. Fixed by $banks

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  • File saving would fail in some instances in Safari. Reported by ~oOChocolateOo, fixed by $mudimba
  • Some modals would improperly have a black background in Safari. Reported by ~oOChocolateOo, fixed by $mudimba
  • If the eraser tool was clicked and released without moving the cursor, it would not make a mark. Fixed by $mudimba

Sta.sh


  • Comment counts did not show on some Sta.sh items. Fixed by $drommk
  • Sta.sh pages displayed inconsistently for logged out users. Fixed by $drommk

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  • Pressing "page up" in Chrome on Windows would add a second shadow to the default skin. Fixed by $Alisey
  • Javascript errors would occur when trying to apply an unsaved skin. Fixed by $Alisey

Your Feedback


Thank you for the feedback left on last week's Site Update! Several deviants left passionate comments, and as such we wanted to address them.

Any new feature launch takes time to get used to, and that timeframe differs from person to person. Additionally, it takes time for us to review feedback, analyze the issues people have, identify which concerns are because of bugs (vs. feature requests), and to discuss internally to decide on an appropriate plan of action.

We've identified some areas that deviants have mentioned they missed or were confused about (such as the "change main file" option being hard to locate), and have collected this feedback to discuss ways we can address, or fix, these concerns. As we progress, we will continue to monitor feedback and concerns to ensure that we are taking the actions that will best benefit the community and site as a whole.

Thank you for your bug reports!
There are some bugs that deviants have mentioned; in some of these cases, bugs do not occur consistently, or there are only scattered reports. In those cases, we have a harder time recreating them in order to fix them. If you encounter a bug of any sort when submitting, please file a New Submit Inquiry at the Help Desk. Any information you provide can help us to recreate the bug, and then locate and fix the root problem more quickly.

Here are the bugs related to the new submit page that were fixed within the past week. Thank you for reporting these bugs!
  • The "Submit" button would sometimes require two clicks. Fixed by $drommk
  • New deviations didn't reflect that Prints were enabled, upon submission. Fixed by $samshull
  • There was an error loading the Edit page, when editing deviations. Fixed by $drommk
  • Editing a deviation would mess up the site header. Fixed by $adahacker
  • The autocomplete function built into some browsers did not work on the Submit page. Fixed by $adahacker
  • Selecting "Reset submission" would sometimes result in a blank page. Fixed by $drommk
  • The Submit page will now prompt a warning if all Gallery folders and Groups are deselected, to help clarify where the submission can be found. Fixed by $adahacker
  • Unicode descriptions did not display correctly on the Edit page. Fixed by $drommk
  • Visual improvements were made to the Submit Prints form. Fixed by $drommk
Here are some of the known issues that we are currently looking into:
  • The "change main file" option does not work consistently for Internet Explorer 9.
  • There is no way to upload multiple files at once from the Submit page.
Coming Soon: Multiple Submissions and Scheduled Submissions
In addition to the improvements we have made and will continue to make, the launch of the new submit page means that we can now implement more new features that the old submit page did not support, such as multiple submissions (previewed below) and scheduled submissions. These two projects are currently in development, and are some of the most frequent feature requests that we've received.



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This week's Site Update includes improved integration and attribution on Twitter and Facebook!
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Virgin56 Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Cool.
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Virgin56 Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Cool.
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carroselevc Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2013  Student Interface Designer
yes ou no por te amo
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Wordeea Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
question : if one submitted a text by "enter text" can one then edit it by removing the text but uploading a pdf instead ? if so, how can it be done ?

thank you !
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namenotrequired Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2013  Student Interface Designer
Hi! If you click "Enter Text" it will always be plain text or html, but with "Choose a file to upload" or "Select file from sta.sh" you can submit PDF files :)
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Wordeea Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
thank you for your answer :) yes, that i know - i guess my question was not clear : if i already submitted via "text" and i want to upload a pdf instead, it seems like i need to start a new dev and not just replace de text by a pdf
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namenotrequired Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2013  Student Interface Designer
Ah, that's correct. You can replace a deviation file only by another file of the same type.
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Wordeea Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
ok, that's what i thought :) and would it be possible to implement this change or it is technically impossible ?
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Yamitora1 Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I think it would be nice if deviantART came up with a feature where we can upload two or more deviations that would show up side by side.

It could be helpful for artist who want to display a before and after, or for when you want feedback on better one or better two when you have more than one version of a picture.

This could help an artist save time and not have to put the two images together manually, especially if they're working with files that take up a lot of their CPU's power.
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Parastorm Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I'm glad to see that a scheduled submission feature is making its way onto this site, especially with the amount of users who submit things on specific days every week. Will this be a premium feature only, or will all users have access to this? What about for the multiple file submission?

Something I would personally like to see, that I've seen several users comment on in the comments is the question of why poll creators must vote in their own poll in order to view the results. I personally think it would be more effective to have a "View Results" option that is visible only to the creator of the poll, so that they do not have to create a poll option specially for themselves to use in order to view the results of a poll, or to place their own vote in when they may not want to.

Happy to see these changes, can't wait to see what'll be coming up next.
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Karla-Chan Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I do like the idea of scheduled submissions it would be really useful for me actually, it is one of my fave features that I like to do on tumblr. It will allow me to space out submitting deviations more and easier.

I really hate how big and imposing the more like this is though, I also finding it annoying because it is above all the edit functions etc. Plus as I have said before I think the feature as a whole is a terrible idea, let alone having it so in your face. I know I complained about this before, but I do passionately hate the new "more like this" and think it is a useless feature.
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CaylexTimewise Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2013
I wish I could compile every comment by every person about how they're dissatisfied or annoyed with More Like This, but your month-old comment sums it up pretty well. I hadn't even considered how that might muck up the submission and editing processes on one's OWN DEVIATIONS. It seems the feature implement team didn't either.

I understand the intention... to help lesser-known artists get their work seen without relying on the most popular keywords or those people who only use the Popular tab on the main page. The problem is the size and where it sits. I want the option to turn it off, which - somehow - wasn't considered vital enough to be released alongside the feature just in case we hated the bloated, obnoxious thing. Maybe I DO want to just roll back and forth on the same artist's page instead of skimming the whole website. That shouldn't be a sin. Let me be responsible for my own browsing instead of changing the whole website layout to accommodate a desire I never had and making other features less easy to use.
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Karla-Chan Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Oh I have said more on the subject since, what I hate about it is that not everyone gets along you will get artists you dislike or disagree with. That is why you add them to your block list and there is a feature for that. I have had to advertise people's art that belong to people on my block list. You can imagine how that makes me feel.

They have given it a new look that makes it look even worse. Plus I don't think the feature works well at all and always seems to show the same art over and over again! I whole heartedly agree with:

Let me be responsible for my own browsing instead of changing the whole website layout to accommodate a desire I never had and making other features less easy to use.
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Typhon--Monster-King Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2013
I also need to be able to upload a deviation with a different format (like replacing a SWF animation with a GIF animation)

That feature is sadly gone with this new Submit page
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:icontyphon--monster-king:
Typhon--Monster-King Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2013
"Any new feature launch takes time to get used to"

My old computer will never "get used to it"

You broke compatibility :S
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wreckling Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2013   Writer
Hi there! From here it looks like you're using a version of Internet Explorer that we actually haven't offered support for since 2011. If you're using Windows XP you can update to IE 8, and if you're using Windows Vista you can update to IE 9. Please try that, and then give submitting another try. :)
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feather-chan Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2013   Digital Artist
how about instead of adding useless features, you fix your mobile website, or make your regular website less broken on mobile browsers, or develope a decent android ap, or do SOMETHING so I can actually manage my deviant art account from my phone and tablet without having to work AROUND your sites issues. or an email notification system to let me know when i have comments or notes? THAT'S pretty basic and should have been availabke from word go.
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Solkatt Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Something that I have been thinking about for a while:
I would like to be able to choose which journal to display on my front page, why is there no such option?
If there is it is very well hidden, I have been experimenting many times now. maybe someone knows a way, in that case please share :)
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Laitma Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2013  Student General Artist
If you wish to feature a specific journal on your frontpage, just add a "featured deviation" widget where you want it to go! Since journals are now considered deviations you should be able to select and feature a specific journal just like you can a deviation. :)
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Solkatt Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
It almost worked, could not get the whole thing to show, but thanks for the great information, might work for a short entry in the future! :hug:
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Laitma Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2013  Student General Artist
Ahhh yes it's a preview unfortunately, but still, a good way to bring attention to a specific journal entry! :) Good luck!
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Viviax Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Firetruck twitter! Fix the bloody broken crap submission form!
By that I mean get rid of the broken piece of crap, and bring back the old one!

That form is broken and completely moronic, period.

It is not compatable with the windows 7 title saving.
Windows 7 does not allow :, so my comics are now game adventures, ............... because your bloody form won't let me PICK MY OWN BLOODY TITLE!
It does'nt even work! It just sits there, broken, not moving. Because you shoehorned that sta.sh shit into it!
I have got to use the broken crap firefox to submit, because the rest it does'nt even try!

Do you have a grudge against browsers that work? Because Maxthon works fine, but you did'nt make it compatable with it, DID YOU!

Why the bloody hell did you change the firetrucking submission form in the first place!
It' s crap!
The old one worked fine, all the the time!
That is nothing more than a broken copy of flikrs and photobuckets!
Except they work!

Are you out of your tiny firetrucking minds! You had a perfect system, and you destroyed it, for no firetrucking reason!
You are clearly being selective with what you think is working or are addressing. Because NOTHING WORKS with it!
NOTHING!
That system could'nt scream BROKEN GARBAGE, DO NOT TOUCH IF YOU VALUE HAVING A SITE LEFT, if it tried!

You won't let us edit our own titles.
You put wayy too much condecention and hand holding in.
You can't even submit a modifed work if it's wrong!
You've got to delete it and make a whole new bloody submission!

Here's a suggestion.
Throw the new form in the bin were it deserves to be, and bring back the old form!
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wreckling Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2013   Writer
Hi there! You can edit the title just fine by clicking on the box where the title appears, and you can change the main file after submitting as well by clicking the Edit button in the right column of the deviation page, and then clicking the pencil menu in the top right of the Edit page and selecting "Change main file".

Also, we do not and have not offered support for the Maxthon browser at any point. A list of what browsers we do currently support can be found here: FAQ #38: Which browsers are supported by deviantART? While it may have worked for you in the past, this is likely because Maxthon is based off of Chrome. However, from what I can tell from here, the version of Maxthon that you're using is based on Chrome 18, which is an outdated version of Chrome, at this point. I recommend that you switch to the most recent version of Chrome, if you are looking for a familiar browser layout that is compatible with current technology.
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Viviax Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Maxthon 3 is based on internet explorer. It says so on their site and many other places. It is derived from a customised internet explorer.
Nothing to do with that crap chrome.
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Chrome is broken crap. No excuses. It's not worked for a long time.
No one who wants a working browser should waste their time on chrome!

Thanks for that.
The controls are as clear as mud.
Now, the old form, you did'nt need help using. And it did'nt have controls so obscure you can't tell WTH is going on!
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:iconwreckling:
wreckling Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2013   Writer
Ah, but Maxthon also supports webkit, which is why I brought up Chrome. Also, the claim that Chrome is a broken browser is actually not true in the least, Chrome is more up to date than most browsers, at this point in time. Regardless, my original point still stands, that being that we've never offered support for the Maxthon browser, so if that's the browser you're encountering issues in, you should use a different browser.
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Viviax Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
I encountered issues with ALL the browsers you supported. It was'nt that you did'nt support maxthon 3 that was the worst part. It was that the damn form does'nt work properly in ANY of the supported browsers!
It won't even freaking load in firefox sometimes!
Chrome is broken trash and crashed on start. Internet explorer crashed even faster.

And don't at no point was the newest version of a browser ever the best.

The form is appalling!
It just sits there, stuck, at random numbers.

The issue is'nt the browsers. It's the submission form itself.
You were so keen to force that crap sta.sh into the form for no reason, it crashes it. To the point you can't actually submit!
If you had'nt forced that sta.sh garbage into the submission process, the damn thing would probabely work!
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wreckling Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2013   Writer
If you're encountering issues submitting in a browser we do offer support for, you should file a New Submit Inquiry about it at the Help Desk. The submission page itself is entirely functional, and we actually discovered while testing it that it received a significantly larger amount of successful submissions than the old submit page did. That said, of course, if it's not functioning for you, we do want to get that fixed, which is why you should file a ticket at the Help Desk about it. :)
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Parastorm Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Instead of tearing their heads off about how it's not working for you, you could always try calmly explaining your situation.

By the sounds of it yes, you're having some compatibility issues, or at least some bugs at the least. There is no need to get so worked up over it. Try submitting a help ticket and see if they can help you sort it out.

New versions of things come out all the time. The submission form for deviantART was becoming outdated. It was time for them to update it. With all new things there are almost always hiccups. It should be expected.
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Viviax Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
This is'nt new things that work. This is something completely broken. That does less than the old one did.
Other sites know not to replace something if it is working, sometimes. Does'nt matter how old it is. Apparently deviant art don't know the concept 'if it ain't broke, don't fix it'.
When photobucket and flikr changed things, they manage to improve them.
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Parastorm Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Well I'm sorry to say that although you seem to think it's completely broken, that's not the case with everyone. I have had no issues with the new submission form whatsoever. Therefore it is not "completely broken". I will repeat what I have already said. These are hiccups. Nothing new comes without drawbacks to be fixed. I get it, you've been used to the same submission form for 6 years. I've been using it for 8, I get where you're coming from buy maybe you should accept change rather than reject it in all senses. You can't expect something new to be implemented and expect it to work flawlessly from day one. If your expectations about everything are that high, prepare for a lot more disappointment.
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Patches67 Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hey, you guys are awesome. I just wanted you to know that.
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ken1171 Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
I would like to suggest a choice to set the HTML tag "wmode" to "direct" when posting Flash deviations with Adobe Flash Player 11 features. Without that, any Flash deviation that make use of these features will load but not play. My suggestion is to offer a choice to choose the HTML "wmode" to allow those Flash contents to work properly.
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zero-gabriel Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2013
How about a Delete or EDIT buttons DA/members can self-correct spelling mistakes or misquotes...
Facebook has them... why not here too?
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daChaosKitty Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
That would be nice.
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JoannaMoory Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2013
I really could use that...
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Ohthehumanityplz Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Can you also work on fixing Tumblr's intergration. That would help. :)

A drawn muro critique on the comments of a deviation which shows a more lighter version of the deviation so you can draw over it, which in case will help deviants understand what they need to work on. This will also let deviant use drawn line wire and stickfigure to let deviants understand what the proportions of the anatomy need to be.

Thank you for hearing me out. This is my version if you're interested:
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(Just going to leave this in every entry until one of these get's picked up by Deviantart)

A PLZ maker so we don't have to spam making new accounts. This will be easier. Letting deviants make plz icons without having the trouble to make new accounts. The code should be :plz****:, that way, it won't be a link to a icon. Somehow, we can emote better with our own "plz"s than the actual sites emoticons. It would also be a fun experiment for all of us to pitch in. It also wouldn't hurt the site with "plz"s than what the site's giant thumbnails are doing. Though there is already a device that does it, it would be nice if you could implement it here without the need of downloading.
~rwpikul also stated that make the code along the lines of lzuser***** where 'user' is the username of the person who's plz it is. This allows for sharing while reducing the possibility of name clashes.
*careas added as well a plz maker that acts like a "thumb" so it links to the deviation - that way the artist will also get noticed. It could be a plz category (with a code like you said) so people could also browse plz's. And they could put a 50x50 restriction on it

Please seperate the watcher and group stacks into two different groups in my message box so I can view the groups I can click off... Sometimes if there's a really good piece and it doesn't have a stack, I like to see the artist rather than spend my entire time saving links of artists I want to see later. Please understand, it makes it hard for me when I accidentally click off a watch when I thought I clicked off a stack already from a group I didn't want in my messages. Tumblr uses this as "make a new blog", so maybe you should see how Tumblr makes new blogs so you can implement this feature. That way we can look at our different accounts while the messages from our accounts can be in one message center.

Another good thing to help the site is people have different accounts that they use for different uses. That way, we don't have to turn our accounts on or off, or using different browsers to post our works. This would help highly, including myself(Since I've got accounts for different things).
=Siplick also stated that dA could add an option to link different accounts and use them as the same one. It'd mix the stats, watches and so on, but keep different 'sections' under the same name. And you could watch only a 'part' of the artist. For example, if an user has an 'Art' and a 'Crafts' section, you could only watch 'Art' if you don't like their crafts.

Can Da chat work for Chrome in the future?

How about we implement a comment feature where a person who replies to a comment can be turned private by either the person who was being replied to or the replier so it could be read by just those two instead of it being just a "Hidden" comment unseen by not just the two.

Might want to add a muro system in our notes. Also, we could have a organize notes by user which can be found in the "select" section. It would really help.

We could use a selection and drag element when we want to click off many deviations we don't want in a row.

~Ainerre brought this up: Enlarge the thumbnail with a preview on mouse hover would be much better idea.
~omegafirst brought this up: How about the ability to post music we created. Stuff like MP3, MIDI, or WAV files we made in our own home or something.
~blessed-oblivion brought this up: a way to submit a piece to several groups at a time would be nice.
=Ireal70 created this wonderful idea of collecting comic pages in one deviation. Please try to keep this in consideration.
*LadyBeelze brought this up:Put the copyright policy in the main languages of the Deviants (german, french, portuguese and SPANISH are the ones i've seen the most) of the site. This way, people that loves to submit other artists artwork won't have the excuse of "no entiendo inglÚs" = I don't understand english.
*DTKinetic brought this up: And speaking of searching, we can filter into categories like Digital Art, Cartoons/Comics and such...but how about an idea to filter out categories you DON'T want to see, for example: if you don't want to see Fanart, click the filter, and it will show all OTHER results from the remaining categories.
~Filly8 brought this up: Jump to Page on the search page. This is a super common feature on most page based websites yet DA seems to not be picking up on it.
=Foot-Rot brought this up: I kinda think that there should be something like "Sketchbook" made. I know scraps are used for it, but it doesn't seem right. When I hear "Scraps" I think of very poor, random drawings. It's not the same as "Sketchbook". This is deviantART, why isn't their another section for WIP, sketches and ideas? I'd rather have a whole 'nother section for that. Scraps aren't really used for sketches most of the time. Why not have another tab that is labeled "Sketchbook" next to "Gallery"? A gallery is for your best work, and I think that galleries and sketchbooks (scraps) should be separate.
Sketches are important, too. They show ideas and you can help others on your work without having it all done. It saves time to help deviants with anatomy and poses rather than doing a whole piece and then getting critiqued on it.

=xXMissTwiggyXx brought this up: Maybe it's just me, but I like the idea of being able to change the color of our signatures. Not just the gray that has been preset, but to format them and use whatever colors we'd like.
~Eikoraz brought this up: copy pasting of Gallery folders, this way you can take the content of one folder and place it in another as well.
=Yoriden150 brought this up: Add numbered pages to the Scrapbook so it'd be easier to navigate and we won't have to manually travel through a ton of pages just to get to the last page.
:devAnkaAl3: brought this up: Making something like a time counter telling me when I can submit a deviation to a group again. Now I just get a message saying the deviation would exceed the limit, so it would be helpful if the message says when I can try to submit the deviation again.
=of-the-skies brought this up: It would be nice to be able to copy and paste things into Muro like in MS Paint...
=FlintENT brought this up: I would like to see the ability to completely delete comments instead of hiding them. I do not want my pages with "hidden by owner" cluttering up the comment section or being reminded of an issue I do not care to remember. Plus, comments like spam or tags do not really belong on my pages.
~eviri brought this up: I keep all the people I watch on the "friend" list so that I can easily access their pages form the drop down menu. On that menu it'd be nice to have tiny little images of their icons. I recognize the avatars more than the username. I think it'd also be nice on the drop down menu to have little line separators with the titles of deviants that have been "grouped" in your settings. Like my lovely picture mhm:
~TheFlyingDachshund brought this up: Maybe there could be a "thank you" button for faves/watches/llamas to make it easier on those of us that have issues with internet droppage when going to some user's pages...
~ltmiroku brought this up: adding "Keywords/Tags" under the Picture they are viewing so that you can see all the Keywords that were used for the Deviant Artwork. The tags could Remain Hidden and a user can view them when selecting "Show Keywords" under the artwork. Preventing users from adding anything they wanted to the picture that has nothing at all to do with it, Because many like to gain Views in a Dishonest Way. And it would be nice to search other Related things about an Artwork.
=InsaneKane87 brought this up: While going through deviations/group stacks too many times it auto reloads on me and I end up closing a stack or deviation I didn't want removed. Sometimes I don't even know when it's gonna do it, it just jumps. A option to have that auto reload should at least be given. Too much I've closed something I would have faved/commented on.
It would be nice if a deviation showed that you already have it faved. Possibly the fav icon over the thumb as you cursor over it.

~human-groveback brought this up: I would like to be able to do rich text editing in comments.
*Kenshins-Soul brought this up:Don't forget the blinding white submit page people have been very angry about. They want the original green back. DA need to stop fiddling with that submit and leave it alone. Green is their identity!
*Sarah-BK brought this up: Any chance there will be any improvements in the "Submit to a Group" pop-up box? Is it possible to choose from there the groups we are members of, instead of having to type in the exact name which isn't always so easy to do since they have to be really precise?

And maybe a way to categorize groups we are members of in the group module? For example, I'd create three category titles: Traditional Art, Portrait Photography and Still Life Photography - then under each category which I created (or there would be a pre-determined drop down list), relevant groups can be sorted under each, making submitting deviations to certain groups easier?

~diegio1996 brought this up: Put a sign at the top of our Watchers profiles saying they watch us.
*TurtwigChampion brought this up: I'd like a faster way to clear out my notes. I don't like clearing them out 10 notes at a time when I've got over 600 notes to clean up. This means I have to set it up and click delete 60 times before I can just have them all gone. Our regular messages like comments and artists uploads does this, so why can't our notes?
*Master-Kankuro brought this up: Hi, I don┤t know if anyone lese suggested this.
But m currently trying to update a journal. I guess through the changements, some sighs were changed into odd transscriptions, which hinders me to post the content.

" A-Z, a-z, 0-9, space and the following characters: _$!?:.,' +-=~`@#%^*[]()/{}\|"
I know this message frm the titles as well too and I know how to correct it.
The only problem is to find the spot in a rather large text-block. Would it be possible for the future to simply mark the troubleing spot? So erasing/correcting it would be far easier.

~racketify brought this up: can you fix the llama badge so when you send a llama badge it wouldn't go back to the last recent page.
~Filly8 brought this up: I also think that the "more like this" is distracting to the actual art you are viewing. If you moved it down farther i could stand it but personally i think having the button there worked just as well. I prefer using the "more from this artist" feature as it gives me a more random selection (I would like to add that if it were under the commentary instead of next to deviation as a bar[rather than a box], it'd be more slick and appealing. )
*Kitsunechann brought this up: And my other suggestion: An option to remove duplicate pieces from your message center. (for example, if I watch one person and three groups, and that person submits one drawing to all three groups, I will get that message in my inbox four times. One from them and one from each of the groups. ) On a large scale, this creates a bucket load of clutter and makes me think I'm absolutely crazy. Ex: "I swear I've already deleted this message ten times... why does it keep popping up? Are my messages even deleting? Is this ever going to end?"

Please! Consolidate the site and make it faster! Make it artist friendly, not a social engine.
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wreckling Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2013   Writer
Hey there! What problem are you encountering with Tumblr integration?
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Ohthehumanityplz Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Just the hashtags. When I try to make a hashtag, the next word I make connects with the hashtag. So... No hashtags to post until I edit it manually on Tumblr itself.
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wreckling Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2013   Writer
When you're tagging it, you should type in the tag without the #, and then put a comma after the last word you want for that one tag. And that's not working for you?
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Ohthehumanityplz Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Nobody told me about the comma. I just try to put spaces between the words. When I'm on tumblr, they put the hashtags on my tags so... Just a bit confused.
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wreckling Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2013   Writer
It's the same on Tumblr, though. You can use commas or hit Enter in order to separate your tags, otherwise it'll end up being one long tag. :lol:
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Therony Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Suggestions eh?

Well you have the option to hide pageviews, why not hide the information on a deviation like Pageviews, comments and such? Leave that up to the person if they want it visible or not?


Also, why does someone who makes a poll have to vote to see the results of it? That makes no real sense.
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Laitma Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2013  Student General Artist
Why wouldn't you want to be able to see how many views you get on an image, may I ask? I find it a useful way to gauge when traffic is more likely to occur on an image of mine, or what might've caused people to check out my image. And comments can be counted, so there's no use in hiding that.

I think the point of needing to vote on a poll to see the results is just to make sure that you don't submit a biased view based on results. Even if it's your own poll, knowing the current results might bias your choice...? It's probably just easier from a programming/formatting point of view... :shrug:
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Therony Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Actually that's kinda why the option should be there. If someone going to another's page and doesn't know how many views a picture has it might level the field so to speak. I've seen a few where they do great work and have 1 or 2 views but are over looked by those who just use bases and such. :shrug: I didn't think of it because of myself.

:shrug: It just seems like an extra step to make an option just to see the results on a poll. (It's probably what you said though as to why.)
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Laitma Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2013  Student General Artist
Hmmm, but... wouldn't they have to visit the image page to see the number of pageviews...?
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Therony Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
I mean it should be hidden from them. Like you said comments can't really be helped. Only the owner of said page and art should be able to see the rest. :shrug:
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Laitma Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2013  Student General Artist
Can you tell me why you don't like seeing view counts on pictures? I'm interested in why you don't like them, I always really like seeing it to gauge peoples' interest or to see if I was successful with a picture, from a thumbnail point of view.
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Therony Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
It's not hating. If things remained the same. I'll just move on with the decision. The idea came to me one night really and the more I thought on it, it seemed to make more sense.
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Tami6677 Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
OMG FINALLY :omfg:
Scheduled Submissions!
There might be hope for this site yet.
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FlintENT Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Any new feature launch takes time to get used to, and that timeframe differs from person to person.

While I agree with this, some features should not be forced if the majority of the people do not want it, like the new "More Like This" feature. I know it is being tested but if it becomes a standard to where it stays where it is now in the future and there is no way to make it optional, I will certainly stop paying money for premium membership and possibly lower my visits here and look for another site to upload artwork. I did not pay my money or work hard on my artworks to have my art pages advertise others' work right next to mine, especially if some of them have nothing to do with the subject or theme of my original picture. Even though I am not competing with other artists, because there is no way you can compete with skill levels and styles because it is subjective, I do not necessary want to have other artworks distracting from my original picture. It may increase views for some others, but views should not be the main focus in art. The work itself is the most important part.

I am not going to keep complaining about this, because actions speak louder than words. I know this is your site and you have every right to do what you want with it, but I will just do my part and change my plans here if I need to.

Other than this, the integration with Twitter and Facebook is a good feature. I use Twitter a lot to advertise my artworks.
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