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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


Multi-Submit and Scheduled Submit (Premium Member Features)


Upgrade to Premium Membership to use these new features!

Multi-Submit and Scheduled Submit, two often-requested features that will make submitting to deviantART even easier, have been launched to Premium Members!

Multi-Submit is a tabbed interface built into the Submit page which allows you to upload and submit multiple deviations at once, and Scheduled Submit lets you set a future time and date for uploaded files to be publicly posted to deviantART. 

For deviants with a busy schedule, or who like to upload and submit multiple deviations at once, this gives you the opportunity to prepare and present your work to your watchers without having to worry about flooding Message Centers or risking works going unnoticed!



Trying Out A New Suggestions Forum

We've been running a limited trial of the Ideas Forum on our Customer Service Central, and have just expanded this trial to more deviants. This forum allows for a great deal of flexibility in how we approach suggestions, including giving staff the ability to mark suggestions as complete, planned, or not planned, the ability for community members to vote up suggestions they agree with, and more!



Merging Journals in the Message Center

A few years ago, we merged News and Journals. Until now, Journals submitted to the Journal Portal still came through to the News section of the Message Center. Today, all of these messages — and all future messages — have been merged into the Journals section of the Message Center for clarity. 

Change Log

  • The "More" buttons in a Group Gallery did not show if the window was too wide. Fixed by shahyarg
  • The global settings for Group Gallery submissions were not being enforced properly for the Featured folder. Fixed by randomduck
  • Clicking a "Visit Journal" link in the Message Center would open the Journal, but the "Next", "Previous", and "All" buttons would not display. Fixed by muteor
  • Links containing FTP URLs would break when formatted. Fixed by shahyarg
  • Browsing Collections in More Like This results only opened first item loaded by 'view more' and scrolling. Fixed by helloandre
  • There was a display issue when collecting thumbs on profile page. Fixed by shahyarg
  • Opening a thumbnail in the footer by using ctrl+click (command+click, for Mac users) would open that deviation on the same page instead of in a new tab. Fixed by helloandre
  • Journal thumbnails would have cosmetic issues when stacked in a Group Gallery. Fixed by shahyarg
  • Promotional discount price changes would not display properly in the "Buy Prints" box. Fixed by shahyarg
  • Prints Shop thumbnails were briefly broken. Fixed by muteor

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  • Filters were not behaving properly, often turning the layer either pure black or pure white. Fixed by mudimba
  • There was a cosmetic bug in the layer palette when a file had a large number of layers. Fixed by mudimba

Sta.sh / Submit


  • The "+New" button would disappear in Internet Explorer 8. Fixed by kouiskas
  • For Multi-Submit, if there was only one tab left open before refreshing the page, it wouldn't have the close button after refreshing. Fixed by kouiskas
  • A "Saved to Sta.sh" popup would incorrectly appear when opening a remembered tab. Fixed by kouiskas
  • When closing all previously open tabs and then uploading new items, a duplicate tab would appear. Fixed by kouiskas
  • Clicking the close button too early would make the button disappear instead of closing the tab. Fixed by kouiskas
  • Resetting a tab wouldn't remove saved settings. Fixed by drommk
  • When switching tabs while scheduling a submission, the Schedule menu would close but the calendar would still display. Fixed by drommk

Sta.sh Writer


  • Writer could fail to display included emoticons under certain circumstances. Fixed by kemayo
  • Big thumbnails were broken, and would instead display the same as thumbnails created using the standard :thumb: code. Fixed by kemayo

Your Feedback


Thank you for the feedback left on last week's Site Update! Here's some of the feedback you left for us.
  • Feedback regarding the Discuss topic varied. Some deviants mentioned posting features for art they like or art they feel fits a specific theme, while others mentioned that they post features to showcase a specific artist or artists.
  • Some deviants mentioned that they'd like an easier way to add thumbnails to features. In response, other deviants suggested using Sta.sh Writer's sidebar to add images more quickly.
  • SingingFlames suggested having different size options for literature thumbnails, to match the different size options between :thumb: and :bigthumb:, when posting features.
  • Deviants generally did not like the suggestion regarding Polls being automatically removed from the Message Center after voting.
  • Some deviants would like to see more of their transaction history using deviantART Points. Suggested by Xeshaire

Discuss!

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This week's Site Update includes the launch of Multi-Submit and Scheduled Submit to Premium Members, and a new way to make and show support for suggestions!
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OneKnightsStand Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2013  Student General Artist
Can you schedule deviations to submit themselves after premium expires?
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ShadowRx Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Is it just me or does the "more from artist" actually pick THE LOWEST RATED PIECES FROM THE ARTIST. Things that are in no way "MORE LIKE THIS"; things that make viewers unlikely to even look at RELATED WORKS FROM THE ARTIST.

Yes, I have a fair number of stock backgrounds in my gallery - BUT THEY ARE THE MINORITY OF MY WORK --- SO WHY THE HELL DOES MORE FROM ARTIST KEEP PICKING THAT INSTEAD OF SOMETHING FROM THE SAME DAMNED CATEGORY AS WHAT IS BEING VIEWED?

I had to refresh 67 times before it picked a decent selection from the MAJORITY of my gallery - under the same category as the item I was viewing: "Digital Art / 3-Dimensional Art / Characters / Female" - items that I want more exposure on - items that get 10x the views and favorites that my stock pieces do. THINGS THAT ARE ACTUALLY RELATED TO THE PIECE VISITORS ARE VIEWING.

40 some-odd times it picked from my smaller collection "Resources & Stock Images / Textures / Abstract" - items that often get less than 10 views let alone favorites.

29 some-odd times it did not even load the "more from artist" widget, though it unfailing loaded "more like this" every time.

So... should "more from artist" be re-titled: "obscure pieces that nobody seems to care to look at, that have nothing to do with the current item or the majority of this artist gallery, and are vastly inferior to the the items in the 'more like this' section that actually picks related works from other artists"


It seems to me the intent is still to take viewers away from the current artist instead of showing the viewer items similar/related to the viewed piece.

Is it too much to ask that it at least pick things from the same category? It appears to actively avoid picking items that are likely to be viewed/of similar nature to the current one.



Forgive the rant, but why is so much effort going into the "more like this" algorithm, and so little going into the "more from artist"? Do artists actually want more exposure of their most obscure works, or would they rather display items from their "FEATURED" area.


PLEASE, PLEASE GIVE US SOME CONTROL OVER WHAT SHOWS IN TO MORE FROM ARTIST -OR- PICK ITEMS FROM THE SAME DAMNED CATEGORY AS THE CURRENT ONE.

Either way it vastly improve the experience of visitors to mixed-content galleries.

I am seriously considering DELETING MY STOCK because this feature is PUNISHING ME for having mixed content.

Guess I should do what a lot of others had done before... CREATE ANOTHER damnAccount just for my stock.  :shakefish:
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ShadowRx Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I'm thrilled about several of the new features: "scheduled submit", etc. And I like that there is a more from artist section that is displayed above the more like this section - I just wish it would pick items that are of interest / items that would have been in the more like this section if items from the current artist actually appeared there.

Yes, I have seen "more like this" show items from the same artist WHEN THE ARTIST IS ALREADY POPULAR, but I have yet to see my own items show up in ANY other galleries...

The real shame is that it is not even promoted properly within my own gallery.
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Will-E-H Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2013
weren't multi-submissions free not to long ago? i remember uploading 3 or 4 sets of images at once a week or too ago.
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missnene1 Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks for the info!
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Twilightlover865 Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
Uh I have a question becuase now when I was gone like for a week or something deviantart won't let me add my drawings anymore and It never did that before and I did it with my Sta'sh
deviantART muro drawing Comment Drawing
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specialized666 Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2013  Professional General Artist
Hello deviantART Inc., please remove Sta.sh because don't wan't it to upload anything at all, please bring back the classic uploader it's much better and faster, Thanks.
Sta.sh is a big :shithappens: and down whit it in the :toilet:
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SkittleBittle Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2013  Hobbyist
It's good for those of us who want to store things in there. :)
Especially if your flashdrive dies on you. :(
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Puppies22401 Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
When I upload a picture to deviantart the loading bar will continue to fill until eventually a box pops up saying that there was an error
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Puppies22401 Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
try to submit, i mean, not upload
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