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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 (Beta Testers)

We've launched two heavily requested tools to Beta Testers that make submitting art to deviantART even easier than before!

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!



The Price Cap For Commissions Has Been Raised!

One of the most common requests we received upon launching Commissions was to raise the price cap to make it higher than 4,000 Points. The price limit when setting up Commissions has been raised from 4,000 Points to 8,000 Points. With this increased limit, we're hoping to give artists more flexibility with the types of Commissions they offer, and more importantly, allow artists to earn more for their high-quality creations!


deviantART no longer supports Firefox 12 or earlier

DeviantART offers a number of features that work best, or only work, using modern browsers. In order to ensure that site quality can continue to flourish, we no longer offer support for versions of Firefox prior to version 13

If you're using one of the versions of Firefox we no longer support, you'll be prompted to upgrade to a newer release when visiting deviantART. Even if you're not prompted to upgrade, it's still important to check and ensure you're using a recent stable release, regardless of your browser of choice.

Change Log

  • Thumbnails included in Commissions widgets would display regardless of Mature Content settings. Fixed by adahacker
  • A small number of Prints purchases made with PayPal or deviantART Points that were rejected for quality purposes were not refunded in a timely manner. All pending refunds have been made. Fixed by randomduck
  • The browser upgrade banner has been changed to indicate that we no longer support Firefox versions 3.6 through 12. Fixed by shadowhand
  • Notes did not appear when the subject line was clicked. Fixed by shadowhand
  • Occasionally, deviations would not open in Internet Explorer when clicking on a thumbnail. Fixed by shadowhand
  • On the mobile site, the "more..." button in Browse was not working. Fixed by shahyarg
  • Journals and custom text modules with an enormous number of thumbs would fail to load. There is now a generous limit to how many thumbnails can be included in each. Fixed by kemayo
  • Removing a deviation from a Group would not remove the Group's avatar from the deviation page. Fixed by shadowhand
  • If one's browse settings were set to "zoomed in" by default, the Purchase Print button in Full View mode did nothing. Fixed by yury-n
  • Having a huge number of Favourites folders was causing overflow and pushing older folders out of the view when new ones were added. Fixed by muteor
  • The Affiliate button on some Groups was still clickable, even if a deviant did not have permission to request Affiliates with that Group. Fixed by yury-n
  • The Featured Announcement module in a Group's admin area would not work properly if there were a large number of announcements. Fixed by randomduck
  • In Internet Explorer 10, Flash deviations would continue to display on the page when browsing deviations using the "Next" and "Previous" buttons. Fixed by shahyarg and shadowhand
  • When deleting the last item in a folder from the Sta.sh API, the response did not clarify that the folder was deleted. Fixed by muteor
  • The Sta.sh API's "Move item" action was briefly broken. Fixed by muteor
  • A rare error could occur where previewing a Profile widget could make it impossible to install. Fixed by randomduck
  • Non-Latin characters used within Deviant List names on the Friends List page would interfere with the page display. Fixed by shadowhand

Sta.sh / Submit


  • Uploading new items to specific stacks would make them appear as "deleted content" until the page was refreshed. Fixed by kouiskas
  • Logged out users couldn't download sta.sh files. Fixed by kouiskas
  • The Opera web browser doesn't correctly support dragging and dropping files anymore, but the UI still suggested that it worked properly. Fixed by kouiskas
  • The Submit page would appear blank for some deviants. Fixed by kouiskas
  • An unnecessary browser alert would occur if one's internet connection went down. Fixed by kouiskas

Sta.sh Writer


  • For Safari 6 users on Mountain Lion, closing the Writer sidebar when leaving a comment in Sta.sh would scroll the page back to the top. Fixed by kemayo
  • Sta.sh Writer will now strip some dangerous HTML attributes by default. Fixed by kemayo
  • In Opera, Sta.sh Writer would assume any text pasted in was HTML. Fixed by kemayo
  • Literature and Journal thumbnails generated from :thumb: codes would not display the correct style of thumbnail. Fixed by kemayo
  • A broken image would display when you clicked "Submit" on Writer. Fixed by kemayo
  • The "Link" toolbar item was broken when leaving comments in Sta.sh. Fixed by inazar
  • The Writer sidebar will now automatically load more results as you scroll down. 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 the limitation added to deviantWATCH was mixed. Some deviants mentioned that they were not happy that a limit was put in place despite the limit not directly affecting them, while other deviants mentioned that they couldn't imagine trying to watch that many deviants.
  • Responses to the Discuss topic varied, as deviants mentioned many ways that they discover artists on deviantART. Some of the methods mentioned include browsing the Newest page, browsing through More Like This results, browsing Group Galleries, or by browsing through the Favourites of friends or other deviants.

Discuss!

Sta.sh Writer and Comments
When leaving comments on files in Sta.sh, you can use Sta.sh Writer's toolbar and sidebar to make your comments more dynamic, with a full range of rich-text formatting. In addition, the sidebar gives you complete access to the official emoticon dictionary, as well as a full range of emoticons made by the community, and it also lets you include thumbnails and full-sized images from around deviantART. Would you like to be able to use these tools when leaving comments on deviantART? If so, how would you use them?


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This week's Site Update includes the launch of Multi-Submit and Scheduled Submit to Beta Testers, an update to the Commissions Widget, and more!
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radwayxp Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Wow thsns for the updates!
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Spirit-of-Cavalia Featured By Owner May 29, 2013
Ahhhh, we love you guys.
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GrimLuLee Featured By Owner May 27, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Uhm excuse me, not to b a prick, but I cannot post through my phone, it is all I have to post, now here is the thing I presume that it only lets me post journals n fave n comment but I am backed-up on things I have for my page n cannot post them wifh the new Submit page...
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OdysseyWestra Featured By Owner May 23, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Is anyone else having trouble scheduling when to submit your art? It telling me that "You cannot schedule a date in the past" when clearly it schedule for the next day.... Plus in the box it says it's
"Publishing around NaN minute from now. It is currently NaN/NaN/NaN at NaN:NaN am."

Anyone else getting this?
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silenceyoursword Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Yes, it seems pretty intermittant - sometimes it works, but most of the time I have zero luck :(
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silenceyoursword Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Further checkings suggest that it's a scripting error with their time systems.
Experimentation with different devices and browsers shows that it's not just a disagreement with my browser or a specific plugin.
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Pfaccioxx Featured By Owner May 23, 2013   General Artist
Scheduled Submit?!
YES! It's about time!
I hope that fechere comes out of beta and available to the general public sometime soon
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faeorain Featured By Owner May 23, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
I have a question/possible suggestion. Is there anyway to keep the deactivated accounts from showing up when you use the random deviant feature? These pages don't have the drop down box at the top to choose another one, you have to use the back button first. I know it's not that big of a deal to use the back button for that...I do it now, but I was just thinking there isn't much sense to keep the deactivated accounts in the system.
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Pfaccioxx Featured By Owner May 23, 2013   General Artist
I think deactivated accounts are left in the system, for 2 reason's

1) So any diviason's they may of submitted, but did'nt delete before they left DA can still be veawed by people who know how to find them (thoth that might just be a DA glitch)

2) Just in case the owner of that account changes his/her mind and wants to re-activate his/her account
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faeorain Featured By Owner May 23, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
Oh, I didn't realize that people could reactivate their accounts. I thought it was permanent.
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Krossan Featured By Owner May 21, 2013  Hobbyist
Please do not remove the Schedule thingy. IT REALLY HELPS ME!!!! I WAS ALWAYS WISHING FOR THAT TO HAPPEN!!! More because I have a comic being uploaded here and I was always uploading it every Saturday at the first hour. But now with this, I am less longer preoccupied with me staying late for submiting a deviation and now it upload by ITSELF!! THIS IS BRILLIANT!!!
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Amphibizzy Featured By Owner May 20, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
YES FINALLY A QUEUE

I've always wanted to clean up my account and start posting stuff again but that required either dumping every new deviation at once or having to come back every day to upload one manually from stash

I hope this gets through its beta testing real soon ! :>
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Jemiyah Featured By Owner May 20, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
I like the sound of scheduled submit :) Finally, a dA update I WANT to use! :la:

However, I'm going to ask yet again: it would be really, really great if you could please address the concerns your users, both paying and non-paying, STILL have over More Like This.

You've responded to feedback over stuff like the watch limit, which does not affect the experience of the site anywhere near as much as MLT does, so why not this? You really do come across as being happy to give yourselves a huge public pat on the back when people like your smaller, less important changes, while at the same time steadfastly ignoring, for months, any outrage and mass dislike over something drastic. As I've said many times before, it's utterly disrespectful to ignore your users/customers.

Surely the whole point of asking for feedback is to listen to it, respond to it, and act upon it?

(And I would also like to second the suggestion made by *Kitsunechann in the comments on May 3rd's 'Bug Fixes and Feedback' site update: "Feature Voting System: So that when you add terrible features like "more like this", we can vote yay or nay on them and then you can't claim "oh, everyone loved it!!! hurrrr" because we don't. And you know it.")
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ssceles Featured By Owner May 19, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
YO CRAZY ADMINS:

I don't have that kind of money to fork out for a year's premium. I have NEVER bought things more than 3 months at a time for any prepaid subscription to ANYTHING, including World of Warcraft.

I want to have a membership again but I CANNOT buy a year's worth at a time. You're discouraging people who don't even know if a premium is worth buying from testing it out, as well.
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ssceles Featured By Owner May 19, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
* To anyone reading this wondering 'what the hell?' just go try and buy more time. The option for anything less than a year at a time or a monthly subscription are gone.
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xx-tsuna-xx Featured By Owner May 19, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
My submission page isn't showing up. c:


Up there, it says that it's fixed. I've tried reloading it several times to no avail.
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waterfish5678901 Featured By Owner May 19, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
I think it'd be a great addition to put the comments on Sta.sh items that way you could get feedback on something without having to constantly upload WIP's
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hyenacub Featured By Owner May 19, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Hm. not sure if this is the place, but...something I would like to see is a better way to submit stories with chapters. Like...so that each new chapter doesnt have to be a new deviation...but all chapters can go in the same deviation, but you can add chapters to it...and it will still show up in people's watchlists
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ppgrainbow Featured By Owner May 19, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
It's about time that deviantART dropped support for Firefox 3.6 though Firefox 12, including Firefox 10 ESR, though the minimum requirement could have been raised to Firefox 17 and Firefox 17 ESR.

Firefox 3.6 was the longest supported browser made by Mozilla and it was supported longer than Firefox 2. The biggest reason is that Firefox 3.6 reached end-of-life on 24 April 2012 and has fallen to less than 2% of all Firefox browsers and less than one half of one percent of all browsers overall. I honestly can't believe that a tiny fraction of deviants are still on Firefox 10 ESR and Firefox 12.

While Firefox 12 went out of support on 5 June 2012, Firefox 10 ESR was killed on 19 February 2013. And since Firefox 10 ESR and Firefox 12 are the last versions of the browsers that ran on Windows 2000, I'm pretty much afraid that Windows 2000 users are clearly out of luck since Mozilla dropped support for that OS with Firefox 13 when developers upgraded their compilers to MSVC 2010. And developers will remove MSVC 2005/2008 support with the release of Firefox 24.

As for users running the latest browser on Mac OS X 10.4 and Power PC machines, they're clearly out of luck as well. Mozilla ended support for 10.4 and the PowerPC platform in Firefox 4 as well.

Can anyone further explain to me the exact reason, why was Firefox 3.6 through Firefox 12 support removed? And does anyone know what features/functionality on dA will require Firefox 13 at a absolute minimum as well?

I expect that anyone who is using Firefox 3.6 though 12 will find that some of the features will sooner or later not work correctly as intended and will most likely stop working in the near future.
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artvelocity Featured By Owner May 19, 2013
To the dA Admins:

Fix the groups platform, there are plenty of commonsense things that could be improved.

One of them is that the group avatars next to journals displays weird, like it's been resized and cut in half.
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AxelOfArt Featured By Owner May 19, 2013  Professional General Artist
Well I tried it, and had five things lined up for scheduled submition, but now it not only didn't submit the item, none of the items are on the list any more... :|
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wreckling Featured By Owner May 21, 2013   Writer
Hi there! If you're running into this still, please file a bug report in #devBUG's Issue Tracker, alright? :)
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AxelOfArt Featured By Owner May 21, 2013  Professional General Artist
Thank you. It seems to be better now :)
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AxelOfArt Featured By Owner May 19, 2013  Professional General Artist
Went through and redid the submissions... Will see if it works this time...
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ChaoJeffrey Featured By Owner May 19, 2013
To wreckling and shadowhand,

This Economy is still in a Fragle State, yet you are forcing people and your HTML codes are reading hidden W3C code that checks for Hardware, DirectX, Flash Player, Browser, and Operating System, yet you have the Gull to FORCE PEOPLE to upgrade in an economy that is not been very kind to the Computer industry, you guys are not very kind to the Low and Middle Class incomes who suffer to try to upgrade their computers, but can't because it is getting expensive and Microsoft and W3C force people to use the latest OS and Browser, it is Peer Pressure, it is not right, you need to respect their reasons on it, unless you have plans to Suspend my Account for making this post and such, for not following Microsoft's Rule...
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renonevada Featured By Owner May 19, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I am sorry for any confusion you may have, but upgrading your firefox browser to the latest release is 100% free to do. :)
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shadowhand Featured By Owner May 19, 2013  Professional Artist
in other news, the price of tinfoil has suddenly risen as ~ChaoJeffrey buys it all up to make hats. ;)
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ChaoJeffrey Featured By Owner May 19, 2013
Well then, I see you are 4Chan/Anonymous Supporters, even for the Top Staff, as much as you hate people with Mental Disorders and Hate those of Low and Middle Class Incomes, I can say ALL of your Staff hate those with Autism, Aspergers, Down Syndrome, and other related disorders if that is a remark you are making of me, you Nero-Typical Jackass!
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shadowhand Featured By Owner May 20, 2013  Professional Artist
that escalated quickly...
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Xadrea Featured By Owner May 18, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
I'm gonna give multi submit a run tonight and the scheduled submit a go once I get my comic pages completed :D I've been waiting to see if something like this would come along and huzzah it has!
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Khallandra Featured By Owner May 18, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Scheduled submit :D, been waiting for this and will use quite regularly.

Sta.sh Writer and Comments Discuss
Haven't used the full-range of text formatting from Sta.sh, but then again I haven't overly used the feature all that much.
If it were to be deployed to the comments sections of DA at large I think an option on the deviation/journal to allow or disallow would be best, as it has been said in other comments, artists might find their art gets spammed with comments of people trying to expose their own art rather than getting the constructive feedback on the art itself.
But would be great for people who are doing commission posts and feature journals to see the thumbnails up front.
Could we edit these comments as well? Could the owner of the submitted peace 'downgrade' to a non-rich text if the commenter has left something they don't like (or is too large)? Else we are going to see deviation comments all flagged as spam if commenters uses a massive fonts/thumbnails to draw attention to themselves.
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Stony-Creek-Stables Featured By Owner May 18, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Why is it that you have to keep ruining things for us?
I mean, whats next? Will we have to start paying to post pictures?
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Mathayis Featured By Owner May 20, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
I couldn't agree more, all the changes there making on da is just craazy :fear:
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Xadrea Featured By Owner May 18, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
:lol: I have a feeling someone didn't read ^ ^
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Stony-Creek-Stables Featured By Owner May 19, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
:lol: I have a feeling someone didn't need to comment ^^
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Katara-Alchemist Featured By Owner May 18, 2013  Student General Artist
May I ask what you mean by ruining things?
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Stony-Creek-Stables Featured By Owner May 19, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Well, for one now you can only buy a year membership or 7 year membership..
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Katara-Alchemist Featured By Owner May 20, 2013  Student General Artist
This is something that's still being tested, I think. Not everyone has the same options. For example I've got one year and two years. I agree that it's strange and not welcome however.
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SWC-arpg Featured By Owner May 18, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You know admins should be fixing the problems if they expect people to pay full year memberships. The friendlists still doubles, and the artist comments area keeps deleting all information because it is too long? You serious? It is a place for us to explain our art or credit things or write what we damn well please, and we are becoming horribly limited? Not to mention it gets replaced by a 1 or 2?
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muteor Featured By Owner May 19, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Hi, I have added a ticket for the artist comment bug, its in the developers backlog now so will hopefully get fixed at some point :) The doubling of the friends list i haven't heard of before, I suggest you report it to the help desk, screenshots etc would be good too.
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SWC-arpg Featured By Owner May 19, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Oh awesome :) Thanks for that. I will get my roommate to send in some screens of the double list. I believe it said it was fixed on one of the older blogs from HQ but she is still having it double on her.
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lizziecat1279 Featured By Owner May 18, 2013  Student General Artist
I've been using multi-submit over on my =Katjalore-Creatures account and I did notice one problem! I have deviations scheduled all throughout the rest of the month and some have posted already. It does say that you can delete them from the tab (which I would do for orderliness) but then when I go back into the submit page those successful tabs are still there. Probably a :bug: for beta, but it's something to look into!

MLT needs to be moved, and the thumbnails are still too big. And I'm very thankful that I still have a premium for the next while since I don't want to have to buy a whole year's worth, even if it would have been a better deal.

You're going to see less revenue coming in from premiums since only a small number of people will be able to even afford a year long and want to buy a whole year's worth.
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Katara-Alchemist Featured By Owner May 18, 2013  Student General Artist
Have you reported that bug to the #devBUG issue tracker so it can be looked into?
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lizziecat1279 Featured By Owner May 18, 2013  Student General Artist
It looks like it's been fixed actually! Generally I wait to report a bug for a few days at least unless it's something that's fairly major to me, since a lot of these are fixed pretty quickly.
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Yamitora1 Featured By Owner May 17, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
What the hell is wrong with you DA? No sooner did people start asking for more options to get a premium account, you go and pull a dick move by making it where you can only buy year long or until hell freezes over status.

Are you so greedy that you'd deprive people who can't afford a straight up $30 for a year long account, or give people a break and let them pick smaller time-framed PM accounts.

Everytime I turn around, it seems you find another way to drop the ball and screw over the members of the site.
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Katara-Alchemist Featured By Owner May 18, 2013  Student General Artist
I think they're still testing the whole premium membership thing, because different people have different options. For example I've got 12 month and 24 month but no hell freezes over.

You can still gift one and three month premium memberships though, so if you have a second account you can always gift the membership to yourself. I agree that it's very annoying and strange to not have those options anymore though.
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Yamitora1 Featured By Owner May 18, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
all my points are on this account, and they have rules when it comes to putting points onto other accounts because DA likes to be dicks about stuff. They better stop with this crap. its bad enough they take people's money for points, tell the people they don't actually own the points no matter what and find was to fee people for using them to buy stuff or be paid.
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TheArgoNinja Featured By Owner May 17, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Bringing this up again, until I see any type of improvement on it. Now with some added thoughts~

More Like This is a cluttered mess. I'm astonished at the fact the people who run an ART site can't understand simple composition. It takes away the attention of the main work of art. It barely shows any art from different users (Most likely due to it not being popular) So it might as well be a More From User. And now, recently, it's been showing work that has nothing to do with the original piece and/or is something sexual (even when the original isn't sexual). It shouldn't be on top of the previews of the user because, again, it takes away from the user. People have been talking about this for the past several months and you admins have been brushing it off like it's nothing, which makes it look like you don't care....And the thumbnails are too big.

Now I wait for either (A) no reply at all and this goes into a digital furnace of ignoringness. (B) A reply from a different admin, because that seems to happen a lot. (C) A generic reply that I will most likely see everywhere that hardly justifies why More Like This is the way it is. Or (D) "Thanks for the feed back" and then this feedback goes into the furnace of ignoringness.
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MissLunaRose Featured By Owner May 18, 2013   General Artist
I wholeheartedly agree! I've been asking about it too (and I've been ignored as well). Couldn't they at least be courteous enough to address the issue instead of pretending that nobody is talking about it? :(

`parallellogic wrote a script that can remove it for you. :) It's by no means a permanent fix, and it makes you unable to access More Like This ever, but it's better than seeing a collage of images crowded next to deviations all the time.
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