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What's New


Introducing Madefire Motion Books on deviantART

We are excited to announce a partnership between deviantART and Madefire, the leading Motion Book application in Apple’s App Store. Together with Madefire, we are releasing the Madefire Web Reader on deviantART in a new Motion Books category on our front-page. In addition, Madefire's Motion Tool will gradually be made available to deviants in the coming months, so that deviants can buy, read, make, and sell books and comics, all from within the deviantART experience.



deviantART's T-Shirts and Gear Shop is Closing

After 8 years of artistic adventure, deviantART's T-Shirts & Gear Shop (formerly deviantWEAR) has decided to close its doors. It has been an amazing ride. Seeing hundreds of concepts through to full production, developing the brand hand-in-hand with the community, listening to all of the feedback, and designing to suit our deviants' dynamic tastes has been an honor. We have genuinely enjoyed sharing our concepts, workflow, designs, and final products with you. We would like to thank all of you for your support, heartfelt commentary, and constant tide of love and deviousness. It was certainly a labor of love to produce the brand for deviants around the globe. 

Change Log

  • An "example deviations" section was added to the Commissions widget. Added by adahacker
  • deviantART launched deviantHEART.com for April Fools' Day. Added by shahyarg and shadowhand
  • Some bugs were discovered in the initial setup of the deviantID widget. Fixed by muteor
  • Gallery navigation did not work properly for logged out visitors. Fixed by shadowhand
  • For a period of about 12 hours, some Premium Members experienced a temporary loss of their Premium Membership. Fixed banks, chris and shadowhand
  • Some unicode characters did not display properly on Sta.sh items submitted through an API. Fixed by yury-n
  • Adding the Journal widget to one's Profile by dragging and dropping would not work. Fixed by shadowhand
  • The Edit Deviation page would not load. Fixed by shadowhand
  • Updates were made to the Sell landing page. Fixed by yury-n
  • Some deviants could not get past page two of the Manage Friends page. Fixed by shadowhand
  • There were some instances where banned or deactivated error pages might display reversed. Fixed by yury-n
  • There was a display issue with More Like This thumbnails on deviation pages on mobile devices. Fixed by allixsenos
  • Some Prints Shop example photos would show incorrect products in the "Read more" popup of the "Buy this Print" box. Fixed by yury-n

Sta.sh / Submit


  • Thumbs inside stacks would jump around when hovered over. Fixed by inazar
  • Merging single items into a stack would give the merged item an incorrect title. Fixed by drommk
  • Support was added for Madefire deviation submission and unlockable Premium Content. Added by kouiskas
  • Entering text was broken for a short period. Fixed by drommk
  • The progress bar when entering text or replacing files was incorrectly placed. Fixed by drommk
  • HTML inside description text would be corrupted when quick edits were made. Fixed by drommk
  • When replacing a main file, the editor wouldn't keep the original size settings and would incorrectly resize the image. Fixed by kouiskas
  • Errors about being unable to submit to saved Groups would not display correctly. Fixed by samshull
  • In some instances, Journals couldn't be submitted to Groups. Fixed by samshull
  • Deviations would appear in the Featured folder even when not selected. Fixed by samshull
  • Large files of specific filetypes (like .obj) couldn't be attached as Premium Content. Fixed by kouiskas

Sta.sh Writer


  • Webfonts were not loading all of the requested font weights. Fixed by kemayo
  • The toolbar would not respond if no text was selected. Fixed by kemayo
  • When searching in the sidebar, results could display incorrectly. Fixed by inazar
  • When leaving comments in Sta.sh, image attachments were hidden by default. Fixed by inazar
  • The "undo" and "redo" buttons could be misaligned when leaving comments in Sta.sh. Fixed by inazar
  • Submitting two comments in Sta.sh without reloading the page could make selecting thumbs from the sidebar not work properly. Fixed by inazar
  • When leaving comments in Sta.sh, the scroll position would not be retained after closing the sidebar. Fixed by inazar
  • When splitting blockquotes in Firefox, the second half of the text would be lost. Fixed by Alisey
  • Uploading files to Sta.sh from the sidebar by clicking "Upload Files" wasn't working in Firefox. Fixed by Alisey
  • Uploading several files to Sta.sh at once from the sidebar could cause display issues. Fixed by Alisey

Your Feedback


Thank you for the feedback left on last week's Site Update! Here's some of what you had to say.
  • Feedback regarding Gallery Stats varied. Some deviants mentioned that they found the Comment information to be useful, while others mentioned that they found the breakdown of Favourites to be most useful.
  • A few deviants mentioned that the Timeline section of the Gallery Stats page is unclear.
  • alex-heberling and mirz-alt suggested that being able to track what websites are directing traffic to one's deviations would be helpful.
  • Yoriden suggested that a comparison of Views from one deviation to another would be useful, to go along with Comments and Favourites.
  • Several deviants liked the suggestion about being able to post a Journal from one's Profile.

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Itti Featured By Owner May 15, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
No more deviantWEAR? :( I went to buy some more tops before they disappeared altogether but it looks like they're all already sold out :( That sucks. I want to buy more stuff.
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daanton Featured By Owner May 1, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Guess what?? We cannot even sort the pics within our own account galleries! [It simply spews out an error dialog. :doh:] HELP!!

And by "sorting" I mean: sorting our pics by dragging them around (one before/after each other) with our mouse....
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daanton Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
HELLO! Will someone please fix the working of Groups??


Now we cannot sort the pics within the folders (including Featured)! [Or it simply spews out an error dialog. :doh:]
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daanton Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Guess what?? We cannot even sort the pics within our own account galleries! [It simply spews out an error dialog. :doh:] HELP!!
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daanton Featured By Owner May 1, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Guess what?? We cannot even sort the pics within our own account galleries! [It simply spews out an error dialog. :doh:] HELP!!
And by "error dialog" I mean:


An error has occurred:

Element 'nnnnnnnnn' is not a valid element for this set.


Where 'nnnnnnnnn' is a devART SUBMISSION NUMBER.
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fraijuu Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2013  Student General Artist
I have a suggestion! How about theres a feature to make your own badges? That would be amazing darlings!
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Qihah Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2013
what does in mean by 'introduced only at 10 points1.
do we have to pay for this?
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SilentKidde Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2013  Hobbyist Filmographer
thats whats up. wish i could upload mine
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12anime Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2013

deviantART muro drawing Comment Drawing
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EziotheAssassin Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2013
Umm, the submit page isn't working for me at all anymore, I used to be able to write in there directly and use the stash app to get y deveations in there. I would take a screen shot but I'm doing everything from my Coby Internet. Please fix the submit page so I can get back to writing and uploading, I have commisions I need to upload!
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wreckling Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2013   Writer
Hi there! When you encounter the issue you're talking about, are you on a computer or a mobile device?
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EziotheAssassin Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2013
I am on my internet tablet with the mobile mode off.
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Argus1002 Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Nooo, no moreee deviant wear!? When is this in effect?
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grieves05 Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2013
The sales are going on right now and the Shop will close soon. Today, all deviantART Bags are $25 or you could take advantage of 50% off T-Shirts & Hoodies.
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Argus1002 Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Oh okay thank you for keeping me updated.
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CoNSu Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I can't see the comments in the deviations in my ipod
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monkiey Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
R.I.P. deviantART shop ; n ;
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Ozzyiommi Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I don't know about you guys, but I still want them to return the submit page to the original green one.
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abeamofsunlight Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
You're sooo not alone there. I miss it. :(
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FicticiousAnimation Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Madefire motion books are amazing. I think everybody should at least try Captain Stone Is Missing. the last time I read a book was in my grade-school days but now it's new and exciting. Liam Sharp is an amazing writer, and everybody who worked on the comic did a fantastic job. Captain Stone is amazing.
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Sarah-BK Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
The only thing I would be able to sell are full downloadable versions of my photos :shrug:

I don't want to have them floating around the internet so I just don't sell them... and so don't use the feature.
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Kiara-Vestigium Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Wait, the shop is closing? So I guess that's why there were so many offers recently. It's a pity you are closing and I#m glad that I got to buy something from there just in time.
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M-G-Studio Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Not that I ever bought DAwear or ever planned to but what's the reason behind closing it?

And that DA dating site was one of the coolest ideas DA has ever made, too bad it was a joke.
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grieves05 Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2013
We're sad the shop is closing too, but we look forward to new experiences and a moving in new directions. If you do consider making a first time purchase, many of the high quality deviantART Gear Bags are currently 60-70% Off. They are $25 each.
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M-G-Studio Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
That still doesn't explain the reason behind closing. Was it cause not many people bought stuff? Was it because there were some kind of issues with the store? Was DA losing more money than gaining by buying and printing the merchandise? Like what exactly was the reason behind this decision?
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grieves05 Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2013
That is true. Ultimately, there are limits to how much information we can share. However, this was not a decision that we came to lightly and we do thank you for showing so much interest in the product.
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Garassi Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2013
I have a question. I understand that we can make Motion Book comics and sell them as premium content on DA, but what if I want to reach out to wider audience outside of DA? And when I invite them to come to look at some of my Motion Book comics on my DA gallery, they might be a bit confused by premium content platform - because we have to purchase them with points only, yet they can't or won't want to become members of Deviant Art just to buy points in order to purchase Motion Book comics. Am I making sense? That is what I am a bit concerned about.

It probably has already been suggested, but I would like that if premium content can be purchased via paypal or some other payment methods, not just points only, if we wanted to reach out to potential buyers out of DA.

Thanks!
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grieves05 Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2013
Because of the current low transactional values of most of the purchases within Premium Content, the costs of accepting Credit Cards or PayPal outweigh the benefits. However, as this product evolves, we do hope to enable these and perhaps even some other billing options.
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Garassi Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2013
Alright. Thank you very much for the reply. :)
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Mirria1 Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
no more DA wear? ...:nuu:
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superbowserjr11 Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2013
mabey you should add a straight line maker. for those who are not profetional :iconomgonozplz:
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StoneKeeper Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
How about adding an option on the front page with something like.. "Popular 3 hours"?
That time should be long enough to filter out most of the crap less interesting "works", but short enough to actually give some lesser artists some sunshine without them being drenched by all hotshots.
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Deorse Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I like where you're going with this, In fact I completely agree this. Ever since the day I joined DA I've felt about the same way, why is it always the "same old artists" taking up up the spotlight?

Not to rip on photography, but the front page is always taken up by same 3 works of arts done by the "same old artists", photography, and anime or anime related works, and My Little Pony fan art. Enough is enough. There is rarely ever any other works of art worth giving a second glance at.

I swear that some these photos on that make it to the front page, I feel that even I could do a better job executing them myself and even then subjects that they capture are as generic as the artwork that makes it to the front page itself. Then you've got some dumb half-ass art's and crafts or digital art stupid animations that makes it to the front page, and artist posts a comment down below saying "It only took me 15 minutes to make."

"What The Serious Fuck?" How in the hell is it that these works of art crap strung together with no effort make it to the front page?

So, what these "popular artists" do, once they finally become popular or get a huge fan base, is that they just all of a sudden say, "Eh fuck it, I'm already popular I already know that my shit will automatically make it to the front page, why bother putting any effort or meaning into it?" and post these halfhearted works of art.

That tells me, as a small-time artist that even though I bust my ass to create my own personal master pieces and sometimes invest large quantities of money in certain pieces, that my art will never amount to anything. My artwork will always be buried behind the thousands of same old generic works of art.

It's nice to know that I'm not the only one out there that shares the same opinion about the front page.
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Sarah-BK Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Oh there are some bad ones even in popular 8 hours, won't want to imagine what there would be in 3 hours *shudders*

Popular people would still take over the popular 3 hours :shrug:
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StoneKeeper Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Well, yes it is. But not even close to how eyeburning the very low quality things is. Also it would be an option you know, so you don't have to use it.

My base thought about this is that I would want to see a bit more dynamic front page. I mean, we get the most popular stuff from pretty big artists and are stuck with those for almost the whole day.

I would gladly trade all the greater artists for some intermediate artists that is updated more often instead, that way you could find more artists that isn't plastered all over the front page every day.
Popular artists would indeed be on the 3 hours too, but for a shorter while. Again, giving a more dynamic showcase.

If you're interested, you can see my other reply to someone here [link]
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Sarah-BK Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
I really wish there was a better way to get rid of lower quality art. For a start I would remove all those females that posts such horrible quality webcam pics which their mothers would tear down if they knew were on the internet.

Crap 'art' will always be there :shrug:

It won't be like the newly submitted I agree, because that has nothing to do with popularity and just floods with stuff. It's impossible to look through it changes so quickly.

I understood what you're after though and I agree. What will change is that there will be more art changing throughout the day. And there will be more changeover - but shorter time for popular people means there is shorter time for the less popular, so ultimately there will still be popular people at the top, and if anything less popular persons like myself won't have enough time to make it to visible portions. Even not at the very top and with just about 400 watchers, my photos make the most of the 8 hours they are visible there.

Then again if I was a popular artist, I would find it unfair that suddenly I stop getting all the attention I used to get - after all I'd be working just as hard as anyone else to get and have gotten my work where it is (of course there are some who just end up popular for some unknown reasons...). Who will draw the line between who is popular and not, you know what I mean? (I know there are some popular artists whose work you can identify straight away as soon as you see whatever they posted on the popular 8 hours page before even checking) And what if through this system you've devised, someone becomes 'popular' and their art no longer shows up on a larger scale because of this? It's a bit more complicated than you've put it...
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StoneKeeper Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Well, it's not like I want the 8h option to be removed, I just would like to see an option with shorter time span for.
I have it hard to imagine why the attention you get would decrease, because if you manage to hit the 8h popularity, you're still there like if nothing happened.
I would almost dare to say you could possibly get more attention. I mean if some of your works doesn't really reach up to the 8h, you'd probably still get some sunshine in the 3/4/5/h option.

There is a lot of people out there who deserve more attention then what they get. If they don't reach up to the "8h club" they won't be seen at all, except for the second they're on the newest page. And if they get the attention they deserve in the 3/4/5h, they could eventually reach up to 8h, and later even 24h.
Yes there will be big artists there as well, no doubt about it. But I imagine that it will be more gaps in those the shorter the time is than in the 8 or 24h options.
I mean, in the 24h there is pretty much biggies alone, in 8h not as many. Following that pattern I could assume there would be even less of them in a shorter option.

So no. Popular artists won't get less attention, but lesser artists will get more. And I see no reason why they shouldn't get a chance.
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Sarah-BK Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
I still think popular people would still take over the 3hr thing too :/ But yes more gaps... but that means less likely to be seen too in such a short span of time.

But I agree - it's amazing the amount of people I come across with astounding work and so little watchers :nod:
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TheFancyOwl Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2013  Student Artist
There is the popular in 8 hours section, 3 hours seems like too little time, it would be almost the same as the newly submitted...
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Deorse Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I don't know, by chance I've found some decent works of art in the newly submitted section that can out-do at least a 1/3 or more of the popular 8, 12, and 24 hour "artwork" that still can't get many more than 10 page views and no more than 3 favorites.

I think what's sad is that traditional artwork isn't as popular as it used to be. Anymore you don't see hardly any good traditional art pieces or good crafts make it to the front page, and when I say "good traditional art" I mean art with an original subject that is NOT digitally rendered, NOT all anime, NOT all fan dubs, nor it is all photography.
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TheFancyOwl Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2013  Student Artist
I completely agree, there are artists that I happen to stumble upon that are absolutely fantastic, that are more realistic in nature and *just for the sake of a simple example* have maybe 2k pageviews, but an artist that has an anime/manga type of style can get massive amounts of views and everything that comes along with it - watchers, faves, and such.

Honestly I think that the 8hr page is the best option that we have so far, but I'm thinking that if there is anything less than that there will be a very frequent flow of work - not necessarily a bad thing, but not a really good thing either. Because of the volume of the amount of users that there are on the site, and how many pieces are getting uploaded all the time, I just think that as time progresses it will become very much like the new page where there are difficulties finding many decent things.
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StoneKeeper Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Yes I know, personally I use 8 hours.
But as I said, I find that the 8h option is always flooded with greater artists, and then you are stuck with those for pretty much the rest of the day. With a shorter timespan I would imagine that the image flow wouldn't be as static due to it being updated more often.

I don't think it'd be the same as newly submitted, I hope not. Because that is updated all the time and has noting with popularity to do, and thus you get all kinds of... Eyeburning things thrown in your face.

The 3 hour part is only an example, it could be 4 or 5 for that matter.
Bottom line is that I'd like to see an option where I don't have to see the same stuff for 8 hours, and at the same time be spared the very low quality things.
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Deorse Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Agreed.
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Feanor-the-Dragon Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
If deviantWEAR is closing, would it be possible (as a little replacement) for prints to be made available as T-shirts?
...or thermoses... As I'd have bought a print thermos long ago, but I only use mugs mostly while camping with my Boy Scout troop, and I'd rather not buy a ceramic mug just to have it get broken at camp. ...I guess plastic mugs would be great too.
...But I digress...
It would be great if prints could be bought as T-shirts... I've quite a few designs (only 1 or 2 of them on dA) that I really want to get as T-shirts for myself and some friends.
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grieves05 Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2013
This is something we've certainly considered. Thanks for voicing your opinion here. Cheers.
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abeamofsunlight Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
O___O OMG..... I like this idea!!
And, hey, kinda free advertising, walking around with art, instead of just having it up on a wall.

Man, that would be so cool to have some of my fav art on t-shirts :heart:
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AMT149 Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2013  Student Digital Artist
I personally wish that 1 Month and 3 Month prepaid Memberships could still be bought for oneself, not just for gifting to others. I checked a little while ago, and it was still an option, but when I went online today to renew my PM, it was no longer an option. I guess I won't be able to buy one at all now, because I can't afford a 12 Month or 24 Month PM. Even if I could afford it, I liked the short-term prepaid options, because I don't even know how often I'll be online a year or two later. Even though one-month and 3-Month prepaid were more expensive, they were easier for me because I was sure I would be making the most of it.
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Mathayis Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
omg..nuuuuuuu!! no more 1 or 3 month memberships?? I was gonna give some to a few friends as gifts~ and for contest winners later on~ but now I cant~~:(

I joined this place some time back in 2010~ and it seemed waaay better back then!!!...it was way better.. and you guys keep ruining it! :(

when I go to submit art now it shows up as a broken page~ it only lasts for like 6 seconds~ but its making it so i dont get any views when I go to submit~~

Gaah so many bugs and problems now~theres no more feed back~ I miss the old deviant art!! jkdjkdffjsa;... *end of rant* sorry I just got up and haven't had my coffee yet XD~
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AMT149 Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2013  Student Digital Artist
You can still give out 1 or 3 month PMs to others (I just looked), but you can't buy them for yourself now :(
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Mathayis Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
ooh really? aww thats kinda strange.. I wonder if its just another bug or something :iconthinkingplz:
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