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Site Update: Improving More Like This

Thu Nov 29, 2012, 6:12 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.

What's New

Help Improve More Like This

In October, More Like This was launched to all Premium Members, with an additional limited preview open to all deviantART members. If you've used More Like This, you may have noticed that sometimes you might stumble upon results that aren't as accurate as other results. Today, we're giving the community the ability to improve those More Like This results! 

While using More Like This, if you run into results that aren't as relevant as we'd like them to be, you'll see a small notice above those results. Click "help us improve these results" to begin teaching More Like This which results are more relevant.

This tool will present you with a starting deviation and two sets of results. After reviewing both sets, you can choose which set is more accurate, if they're both accurate, or if neither are accurate.

Your input on these tests will help us to provide an even better browsing experience through More Like This, and your help in doing so is greatly appreciated!

Be Vigilant of Phishing

Your account's security is of vital importance to deviantART and we're committed to providing our members with resources and advice on how to stay safe and secure online. To further these goals, we regularly enhance our security protocols and provide additional tools, such as the Sessions Manager, to help you maintain your account security. We recently experienced an incident involving phishing, a tactic by which individuals obtain account information using a false login screen, email, etc., which affected some users on site. As a result, we posted Be Vigilant of Phishing, an article detailing the incident and how to improve your account security. 

Over the coming weeks, we will be posting additional articles on account security to #communityops, our Community Operations group. We encourage you to add that group to your deviantWATCH and to keep your eyes open for our safety and security blogs coming in the next few weeks. Remember, it's everyone's responsibility to ensure you have a safe and secure online experience. 

Change Log

  • The "send a note" button on Profile Pages was not working in Firefox. Fixed by Nodren
  • The background color of the Purchase modal for Premium Content was incorrect. Fixed by shahyarg
  • The sign up page's background color was incorrect. Fixed by shadowhand
  • Thumbcodes for Literature deviations with no preview image could not be used in dAmn. Fixed by shahyarg
  • EXIF data on deviation pages sometimes contained strange characters. Fixed by shahyarg
  • Connections to dAmn would sometimes stay open after the browser was closed, when using Firefox 14+ and the dAmn XPCOM extension. Fixed by KnightAR
  • The dAmn XPCOM Extension was not compatible with Firefox 17. Fixed by KnightAR

deviantART muro

  • A handful of text brush bugs reported by Beta Testers were fixed. Fixed by mudimba
  • Some of the menus were misaligned in Firefox. Fixed by Nodren

  • The limit for allowed stacks was too low. Fixed by kouiskas
  • When uploading multiple items, the thumbnails would overlap. Fixed by samshull
  • The link to download the ZIP file of a stack was too low and would create an unnecessary scrollbar. Fixed by kouiskas Writer

  • New buttons have been added on images added from the Writer sidebar, to replace the pencil menu. Added by kemayo
  • When creating CSS for Journal Skins, font weights wouldn't work when using a numeric value. Fixed by kemayo
  • For comments, errors occurred when certain HTML was copied and pasted into a comment. Fixed by kemayo
  • The "conversation" tab in the sidebar for comments would not include the first page of comments on the file. Fixed by inazar
  • Collapsing a comment would break parts of the toolbar. Fixed by inazar
  • There were several sidebar issues in Internet Explorer. Fixed by Alisey

Your Feedback

Thanks for the feedback left on last week's Site Update! Here's some of what you had to say.
  • Several deviants were positive regarding a potential conversation view for Notes. Some deviants mentioned that they would like to see conversations organized based on the comment that starts the conversation, rather than by having all conversations with one person show up in one place.
  • Deviants were pleased about deviantART muro brush packs being made free for everyone.
  • Both suggestions included in last week's Site Update were met with agreement and support.
  • Deviants would like a tool to resize and rotate selections in deviantART muro. Suggested by bloominglove
  • Some deviants would like to be able to set drawings done in deviantART muro as their deviantID. (Thanks for bringing this up - we'll get this fixed!) Suggested by FadingNinja and notoriouslyMe
  • Deviants would like to search based on image sizes, similar to the way you can search by resolution or ratio. Suggested by petits-bonheurs
  • Some members would like a "Return to Top" button at the bottom of each page. Suggested by mnoruzi

Discuss! Comments
It's been a few weeks since we launched the new comments, and while we've seen deviants making use of it, we'd like to hear more feedback on it. If you haven't given the new comments a try yet, feel free to do so on this image!

Lightbulb Have a suggestion, idea, or feedback? Leave a comment on this article!
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This week's Site Update includes a way for you to help improve More Like This, along with bug fixes and feedback from deviants!
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SommereggerDesignTM Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2012  Professional General Artist
:love it:

Please continue your great work!
wezenbeesje Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2012  Professional General Artist
How come I sometimes do see the link and other times I see a link to show from different artists (very handy) and sometimes I don't see any link but just the results?
AlphaOmega2k Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2012
I would like to add two improvement ideas to
First of all is SORTING option - either by date or by name.
Second - an iPhone/iPad app would be nice to have ;-)

Thanks for
murilokleine Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2012  Professional Interface Designer
Don't get me wrong guys, but what we actually need is support to html iframe, so we can upload interactive 3D models via P3D ([link]) or something like this...

Or we could have a DA proprietary mesh and textures uploader, with these same features for showing 3D sculptures and models :D
ManyOTPs Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2012
WE NEED AN APP!!!!!!!!!!!
SaTaNiA Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This article is featured in my last article : "This week in my MC #5"
CrimsonReach Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I guess I'll get referred to the help desk for this one but going to put it here any way since it includes a suggestion:

The Notes system could do with some improvements, namely making the space we have to compose the notes much much bigger - we have such a huge space to compose comments but for notes (which i find are usually much longer than my comments) we get half the width and are only able to see about 5 lines of type at a time. This is very frustrating.

Also with notes, I have noticed that notes i send to people from the button on their user pages don't show up in my sent notes folder. This too is annoying and it would be great if this could be fixed please.
wreckling Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2012   Writer
Thanks very much for the feedback! I'm gonna refer you to the Help Desk for that last bit, about notes sent from the Profile not showing up in the Sent Notes folder, since that should work normally, but the rest of it goes here, so thank you for the feedback. :)
Temaire Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
I would like to make the sugestion up being able to upload photos directly onto the site since most phones can do the internet but there is no button to sumit when you go onto deviant art on a phone
PrincessDemonica Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2012  Student General Artist
i don't like they new search thingy
where each picture is there sure but you have to scroll thru every comment that was placed on that picture
i liked the old way of viewing it better
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