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Save the Date


Mark your calendars for April 7th! When the clock strikes midnight in the wee early hours of April 7 in Los Angeles, we’ll be launching a truly devious deal that you’ll want to be a part of.

Real-life llamas for all to ride? The very first deviantMEET in outer space? Free pie? Who knows! Check the article for your chance to win a 'Til Hell Freezes Over Premium Membership, and check back on April 2nd for the big reveal!

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Change Log


  • Mature content would display in the Prints Shop even if the mature content filter was enabled. Fixed by lepidosteus
  • When ordering Prints, the email notification that a purchase had been shipped would be delayed. Fixed by yury-n
  • For a brief period, the icons on the Sent Notes page did not change to reflect when a Note was read. Fixed by iconocrash
  • Super Group icons were not displaying correctly in the Groups widget on one's Profile. Fixed by lepidosteus
  • Many error messages on the Submit page would display as pop-up alerts, and will now display inline on the page. Fixed by yumeruby
  • Print submission was broken for a short period, displaying thirteen error messages. Fixed bysgrahamUK
  • Editing an Announcement in a Group's Admin Area would change its time stamp to 2306w 5d ago. Fixed by duraseb
  • The page navigation buttons on the Groups Portal and Shop would continue to offer extra pages, even if the maximum amount of results had already been reached. Fixed by lepidosteus
  • Uploading to Sta.sh via FTP was briefly not working. Fixed by chris

Sta.sh Writer
  • Buttons on the Sta.sh Writer toolbar would not alter all of the text selected, or would not visually change when selected text was altered. Fixed by Alisey
  • The Link popup would not display if a Journal Skin was installed. Fixed by kemayo
  • Journal Skins with unbalanced tags in their header or footer would prevent the "Done" button from working properly. Fixed by kemayo
  • When pasting external links into Sta.sh Writer, they will now update to show they're external. By kemayo

Your Feedback


Thank you for the feedback on last week's Site Update! Here's some of the feedback you left for us:
  • Feedback regarding the implementation of Google Analytics was generally positive. A few deviants mentioned wanting it to be a feature available to everyone.
  • Responses to the Discuss topic varied. Some deviants said they prefer to request critique from specific friends in private, while others mentioned asking for general feedback and working from there. A common response from deviants was that critique was most preferred on works in progress, and that asking for critique on completed work was not as useful.

Discuss!


DeviantART's Social Channels

Do you follow deviantART's social channels on Facebook or Twitter? What do you think of the content and artwork we share on these networks? What sort of content would you like to see us share more of on either or both of these sites? 


Lightbulb Have a suggestion, idea, or feedback? Leave a comment here!
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:bug: Find a bug? Report it to the Help Desk! (Be as detailed as possible!)


This week's Site Update includes a surprise event coming April 7th, bug fixes, and more!
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:iconpoki-art:
Poki-art Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
why did the button 'delete from messages' disappear, when going through my deviations messages, i like to go through them by clicking on one, seeing the fullview, then clicking 'delete from messages' button just above the 'add to favourites' and then i'd see next picture, in fullview as well, why did it go away? could you please consider bringing it back? it was extremely useful.
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dragonwuff Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2014  Student Interface Designer
Boring April Fools
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koibitoryu Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2014
Torchic 
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GioxPurpleninjaxTMNT Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2014  Student Interface Designer
:D
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CoffeeKai Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2014
You guys should change the layout maybe? nwn I personally like the green, but I feel as if it being 2014 the site should look a little more "high-tech" (Basically cooler? ;v; ) but still easy to use.
I find the layout a bit boring a guess 
I don't know

Also, the mentions system doesn't always work? Sometimes people mention me and it doesn't come into my inbox at all, making them have to link me things like Commissions/gifts

Keep up the good work nwn
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fojlakarim1 Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2014  Student Photographer
Boring April Fools
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KrisVlad Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2014   Photographer
See how neat and clean this blog post looks?

Please, consider changing the background color for the community. This is my only real gripe with deviantART. If it is fixed, I feel it could significantly improve the look and feel of the site as a whole. The not-neutral, gaudy green is not optimal for viewing variously colored images. It skews the viewers' perception. Art shows true colors and stands out best against a neutral background.

Here is an example: i.imgur.com/dCS4k19.jpg
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JumpingBob Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2014
Boring April Fools
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:iconlilydash:
LilyDash Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I liked the comments better when I first came to deviantart on my Lilybeanie04 account. Back in those days, we could edit,delete, report, and put down how we are feeling in comments. I'd also like to see the staff submission page. Not that I don't like it, its just high time we change it. I heard its been like this for a year or 2 now. Also, (this happened a few months ago when I was on my Lilybeanie04 account but still) One time a person commented on a group I made and it wasn't in till two or 3 weeks in till deviantart emailed me the comment.

Btw, I think you should add a button were we can favorite comments. :iconfluttershysqueeplz: You should also give us the 3 month premium membership button back. I also think you should give us a search bar in the favorites section. You should also give us sub folders, its another way to help us find stuff quicker. I'd also suggest letting people change there username anytime they want after 2 days have passed since you hanged your username, kinda like the deactivation thing. You should also let us use the same email more than 1 time. Some people really need that to be changed. The staff should also add an ignore button in the comments section. 
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LilyDash Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
*cough* I mean change their username after two ays have passed and lets us use the same email more than 2 times.
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LilyDash Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
*double cough* DAYS
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SonicTheDashie Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2014
Hey deviant staff,  In the future, Can you update deviant website for this:  censored all rude, inappropriate, and swearing with some stars that will censored those words from peoples comments and peoples profile description (And i hope it should work permanent in the future)
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CoffeeKai Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2014
It could be a feature that people can switch off and on in their settings? ovo
I don't want my words to be blocked out or censored hhh
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SonicTheDashie Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2014
You know, your right, why didn't i think of this before. if some cuple of people who don't like rude/swear words, the deviant should put censored rude words on settings with the tickbox button off and on, thanks
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:iconariosiss:
Ariosiss Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2014
Nooooo....YOU'LL TURN DA INTO YAHOO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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:iconlilydash:
LilyDash Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
your funny
lolololololololol
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:iconsonicthedashie:
SonicTheDashie Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2014
You crack myself up! XD 
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:iconariosiss:
Ariosiss Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2014
Um...OK!
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:iconcolor-clouds:
Color-Clouds Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2014  Student General Artist
I prefer the old comment sections where you can actually see the comments rather than having to go to the artwork page itself and browse at the comments. :/
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trifle-confusion Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
heyy I don't really know where to say this, so I'm just doing it here ^^;

I noticed that the Mention system doesn't always work. like one person (who I don't watch) made three artworks for me and put my icon in the description, so I would see it via Mentions, but I only got one message in my inbox. wasn't until several weeks later that I found out myself she made 2 more works for me.

and today another person who I watch made a feature journal in which she put both a thumbnail of my work and my username like trifle-confusion, but I received no Mention message.

no idea why it sometimes works and sometimes doesn't, but yea thought I should let you know.
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smithandcompanytoons Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2014   Digital Artist
I paid the user @PokemonGhostGirl18 the points and I didn't receive the points back for leaving or banned. Any chance I can get 20 points back because of this.
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:iconworldwar-tori:
WorldWar-Tori Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2014   General Artist
I would suggest contacting the helpdesk; they're more likely to see this & respond :)
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:iconglitched-kat:
Glitched-Kat Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I'm not sure if this is a bug or what...but it's happened twice already and it's a bit annoying.
Okay, so I tend to leave DA open in a tab so I can do other things online, and one of these times I was taking a break from editing my page.
I left the tab alone for a few minutes and when I came back I was on some MMO advertisement page.
The second time this happened I was in the middle of reading a friend's journal entry.
I've been reading the comments on here and I've seen someone else who's having the same problem, and I'm curious if anyone else has had it happen, too.
The two times this has happened to me has happened within the last 2 weeks, if it helps with anything.
Is this a bug or something else? It's currently only happening on DA for me, and DA alone.
(Is there any way to fix it manually? I'm not sure Adblock would do anything since it randomly switches pages without you clicking anything.)
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:iconwreckling:
wreckling Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2014   Writer
Hi there! If this keeps happening for you, please file a ticket at the Help Desk about it, alright?
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:iconglitched-kat:
Glitched-Kat Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Alright, thank you.
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raberbagirl Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
dA's advertisements have gotten insane for me, too; that whole "suddenly opening ads in new windows" thing happens to me frequently now. :/
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Immerot Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2014
AdBlock works with browser in a whole, not with one page. Try it first - if it doesn't work, then check the extensions you already have in your browser (some of third-party extensions contain the ads). If even that doesn't work, then it's probably some virus or malware - scan your system then.
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Glitched-Kat Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Alright, thank you.
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:iconaya-mad-father:
aya-mad-father Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
If you have a brother or sister it could be them
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:iconkuldarleement:
KuldarLeement Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Well that escalated quickly.
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:iconmoley-fox:
Moley-Fox Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2014
deviantART's staff is going to start a party on Narnia and invite all their members to watch them to dance charleston music around a huge collage made of all the daily deviantions from the whole world forming dA's logo?!
will they show circus show involving gymnasts doing maneuvers on llamas?!
OMG
I REALLY HOPE IT TURNS LIKE A CIRQUE DU SOLEIL SHOW, IT WOULD BE AWESOME! :dance:
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:icondshayatopkmn:
dshayatopkmn Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Save The Date= STD lol
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laffincatxx Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2014
does this mean i should enter or post my bug art???
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:iconmoizmalik:
MoizMalik Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2014  Professional Photographer
Please add a Delete comment option (: ^_^
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hyenacub-stock Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2014
Pretty sure they won't do that because it's too easy for jerks to abuse it.  Comments need to be kept as is so you can link to them ad the person who posted won't have changed it to hide harassment or whatever,,,
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:iconfruitncreme:
FruitnCreme Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2014  Student Digital Artist
OR edit button

stupid typos are stupid :P
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:iconfruitncreme:
FruitnCreme Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2014  Student Digital Artist
*and/or*

see?edit button ._.
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:iconcry0freeze:
Cry0freeze Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2014
I would love to see an edit button (since I all ways mistype things on accident ^^;)
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:iconfruitncreme:
FruitnCreme Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2014  Student Digital Artist
yep :)

maybe also an "edit history" in case people abuse that and are trying to escape trouble :b
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Cry0freeze Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2014
That would be good to x3
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hyenacub-stock Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2014
Pretty sure they won't do that because it's too easy for jerks to abuse it.  Comments need to be kept as is so you can link to them and the person who posted won't have changed it to hide harassment or whatever

I sympathisze though;  I am Typo King.  >P
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:iconworldwar-tori:
WorldWar-Tori Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2014   General Artist
They could do it like Facebook where you can see the edits by clicking a simple button.
I'm really not fond of the idea of making dA more like fb, but in this case it wouldn't be so terrible.
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hyenacub-stock Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2014
Hm I didn't know you could do that on facebook.  That wouldn't be a bad idea in this case!
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:iconworldwar-tori:
WorldWar-Tori Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2014   General Artist
If I remember correctly it has a little spot on the bottom or top that says [Edited] and if you click on it it shows all the edit history.

I think so too; because everytime I forget my colons I feel like an idiot! Like this :heart; < yeah... almost 9 years here and I'm looking like a fool from a semicolon :no:
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hyenacub-stock Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2014
LOL Yeah...I do that too.  That's because keyboards are douchebags.  XD
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FruitnCreme Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2014  Student Digital Artist
hmm,you think wisely...

an' i'm happy that i'm not alone here :b
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hyenacub-stock Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2014
Thank you!  I have my moments.  XD

Also I hate my keyboard.
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:iconfruitncreme:
FruitnCreme Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2014  Student Digital Artist
sounds reasonable... :P
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:iconhandlessandeerie:
handlessandeerie Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
not sure i might be at school
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YipeeYoYipeeYay Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2014
Saaaaay WHAT now :| :XD:
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