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Site Update, March 28

Thu Mar 28, 2013, 7:00 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.

Change Log

  • There were some text issues on the Sign Up and Premium Membership pages. Fixed by yury-n and muteor
  • Browsing while logged out would not default to Popular 24 Hours. Fixed by muteor
  • There were some issues with thumbnails in the More Like This box on deviation pages, including literature and journals both showing as gray boxes without text, hover attribution, and dragging and dropping to Favorite thumbnails. Fixed by allixsenos
  • The "Buy this Print" widget on deviation pages has been moved back to its original position above the More Like This box. Fixed by ZombieCoder
  • Some Profile Page badges had spacing and sizing issues. Fixed by shadowhand
  • The Timeline section and "Last Year" and "Last 6 Months" options on one's Gallery Stats page were broken. Fixed by shahyarg
  • In rare cases, it was not possible to leave a comment on a deviant's Profile or send them a Note from their Profile Page. Fixed by muteor
  • Opening a deviation on the Browse page would fail if the deviation thumbnail was clicked before the page had finished loading. Fixed by shadowhand
  • Navigating to More Like This results on the mobile website would result in an error. Fixed by muteor
  • The About Me dropdown menu on one's Profile was misaligned when editing. Fixed by shadowhand
  • Editing one's avatar on the mobile website was not working properly. Fixed by shadowhand
  • Dragging and dropping to rearrange deviations in one's Gallery Folders and Collections was briefly not working. Fixed by shadowhand
  • Deviants were unable to submit Premium Content deviations for a short period of time, resulting in some download purchases not being available, or else failing with an "Illegal product" error. Fixed by shadowhand and adahacker
  • The text ad would overlap DeviantArt muro deviations when watching a redraw. Fixed by ZombieCoder
  • If a deviant clicked on the "More Friends" button on a Profile's Friends widget, closed the modal that appeared, and then clicked on it again, it would be blank. Fixed by shadowhand
  • Browsing Journals with endless scrolling enabled wouldn't display properly if a Journal contained videos. Fixed by muteor
  • For a short period, the Friends list was experiencing issues, and would show a fixed list of the same users for everyone. Fixed by shahyarg
  • When Browsing artwork, Firefox did not remember how far down a deviant scrolled when navigating back from a deviation. Fixed by muteor
  • For a brief period, trying to edit a Journal would bring up an empty page. Fixed by shadowhand
  • The OAuth2 application registration form didn't handle quotation marks properly. Fixed by muteor

DeviantArt muro

  • Under specific conditions, one's keyboard would be unable to respond the way it should. Special thanks to RestrainedRaptor for discovering the conditions needed to reproduce this bug. Fixed by mudimba
  • deviantART muro could create an empty stack in a user's Fixed by mudimba / Submit

  • Links to bookmarked in Internet Explorer and containing a # stopped working. Fixed by kouiskas
  • Broken stacks that display as "Deleted content" can now be deleted. Fixed by kouiskas
  • The "Title" field would retain some formatting if text was pasted in. Fixed by drommk
  • Clicking "Save & Exit" would occasionally redirect to an undefined page. Fixed by drommk
  • Deviations without Gallery folder or Group destinations would not publish. Fixed by samshull
  • Disabled buttons on the Edit page would display as if they were pressed, and would react if hovered over. Fixed by samshull
  • Invalid errors about Groups that weren't selected would appear when trying to publish. Fixed by samshull
  • Invalid errors about Groups were appearing when updating deviations. Fixed by samshull
  • Editing a deviation's title would replace the window title with a debug message. Fixed by drommk
  • There was a rare issue where stacks would be wrongfully deleted. Fixed by kouiskas
  • Editing a deviation right after publication would replace the deviation's url with an invalid one. Fixed by drommk
  • Saved Group destinations were behaving incorrectly on published deviations. Fixed by samshull
  • Importing a item into the Submit page would incorrectly result in the description field being rendered with emoticons and thumbnails. Fixed by drommk Writer

  • "Preview" did not work if no text was entered. Fixed by kemayo
  • The "Apply" button in the "Update skin" modal was broken, and has been removed. Fixed by kemayo
  • When including files from in a journal, it would still link to the file. Fixed by kemayo
  • Some issues occurred when uploading multiple files to from the Writer sidebar. Fixed by Alisey

Your Feedback

Thank you for the feedback on last week's update!
  • Deviants were generally positive regarding What's Hot.
  • Feedback regarding which method used to submit Journals varied. Some deviants mentioned that they only use the Write a Journal Entry page, and others mentioned that they only use Writer. Several deviants mentioned that they use the Write a Journal Entry page for shorter Journals, and then use Writer for longer Journals and art features.
  • Deviants would like to be able to access Writer from the site navigation menus. Suggested by kowai-usagi
  • Some deviants would like to be able to write a new Journal entry directly from their Profile page. Suggested by Insane-Randomness


Gallery Stats
On the Statistics section of a deviant's Profile page, you can access a "More Stats" section that contains a detailed breakdown of that deviant's Gallery. Do you check this page regarding your own Gallery's statistics? What information on that page do you find most useful or interesting? What information would you like to see that page include?

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This week's Site Update includes bug fixes, your feedback on What's Hot, and a discussion topic on Gallery Stats!
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Sandy-O Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I don't know about you guys, but I am getting advertisements everywhere and I am a premium membership. Maybe it's just my browser, but constantly I'm finding that words are underlined and end up being linked to some kind of Ad. Can someone explain why something like this would be happening if I'm not supposed to be getting advertisements with being a Premium Member?

Also I agree with others in that something needs to be done about the More Like This addition. I'm not saying you should get rid of it, I just think that you could do with making it smaller or just making it into a button on the side bar that someone could click if they were interested in similar art.
Sandy-O Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
well it's still doing it and I removed any kind of add-on that could possibly trigger it, so is this a code with DA?
Sandy-O Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
nevermind, I got the top one figured out. Not a problem anymore~!(:
JesterPupkin Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2013  Student General Artist
Here is my review this way to browser Gives new starting artist and not wellknown wamizing artist to be more exposure to the newcomers of deviantart giving them recognition to them. When I first used it  I was amazed on how simple it was to use this to browser commissions and I havetosay it was very simple to use . I haven't seenany problems with it unless you will put the popular artist on the list first since that wouldn't give people like me a chance to prove myself to be more known to more people worry. I  think this is a good thing to expand upon deviant art and hope this comes out soon. Please feel free to check my deviant art page check out my stuff and/or make a commission ,with that I think is a good end to my thoughts on this .
Astrikos Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2013   General Artist
I do look at my statistics from time to time. I like seeing the comments and various graphs.
:nod: But faves aren't everything. ;)

Although less give aways have clogged up the footer, they need a separate category. Those are definitely not contests in any way, and should not be submitted there.
I think that it would be wonderful if there was a new subcategory called Culture> Give aways.
However, that category would not interfere with the rest of culture's journals chances.
In this way, informative features, real contests, news, etc. would have a better chance of climbing the footer ladder.

That would be one thing I'd really want to see.
Rain-Courage Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
*Sigh* I can only get away from an image, if I click on my profile at the top.
Feanor-the-Dragon Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
There needs to be way to paste documents from MS Word to StashWriter so that the formatting of the Word document as far as font type, effects, sizes, and styles; as well as paragraph and line spacing would be preserved in the stash document.
akaCaitlinne Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
A completely unrelated idea:
Submitting pictures. Let's say I've done pencil fanart for a manga. I could put it in
Fan Art > Traditional Art > Drawings > Books & Novels
Fan Art > Manga & Anime > Traditional > Books & Novels
and that confuses me a bit.
icefire8521 Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Well, you could but it in either because a traditionally drawn fanart can go into the traditional art catagory, but if you feel that it's drawn in a manga/anime style, in my opinion that would be a better place to put it.
akaCaitlinne Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Yeah, maybe DA could change the categories? We don't need the Fan Art > Manga & Anime section since we can use Fan Art > Traditional Art > Drawings > Books & Novels for that.
Then again, I don't think they'll change the categories.
Someone from DA staff here? :)
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