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This week's Site Update is a little different from usual in that we don't have any publicly visible changes. However, it's for a good reason. Our Devious Technology team is at a staff retreat! During this retreat, they're discussing our features, conducting hackathons, and creating prototypes for new features.

What's New

Welcome to Holiday Headquarters 2013!

We're happy to announce the return of deviantART's Holiday Headquarters! Follow the Holiday HQ article each day to discover deals and special offers throughout this holiday season.

Important Notice About Account Security

There was recently an incident on another website, completely unrelated to, that resulted in account email addresses and passwords for that site being leaked online. While the information was not deviantART-related, your deviantART account may be at risk if you use the same email address and password for multiple sites. To protect your deviantART account, we strongly suggest that you change your password.

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Thank you to those who commented on last week's Site Update! It was great to hear about the deviants you are thankful for, and even more so to see deviants interacting in the comments!


DeviantART Scripts & Hacks

When browsing deviantART, do you use any user styles or scripts to alter the appearance or function of particular areas of the site? If so, what do you use, and why do you use it? Are there any "hacks" or tricks you use that most people are probably not aware of?

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This week's Site Update includes the launch of Holiday Headquarters, an important password reminder, discussion, and more!
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RiazAhmadBaboojee Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2013  Hobbyist Interface Designer
xpau Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2013
I'd like to report a problem... For some reason each time I add groups widget to my profile, it freezes up dA. This did not happen to any of my other widgets so I thought it was kind of weird...
Immerot Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2013
What browser do you use?
xpau Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2013
Immerot Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2013
Does it behave the same way in other browsers?
xpau Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2013
mmm... I haven't tried yet
pikadudeno1 Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I'm the developer, and one of the biggest users, of Deviant Love, a browser extension that gets all deviations from a Faves page or Collection, groups them by artist, and displays them in "most Faved art" order.
visanukum Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
The comment I'm about to do is sorta like a warning. There is a rumor that a horible hacker goes into pages and does stuff like write in journals saying " I hate you all. Go die." I'd say more but I don't want to scare you.  So go just look for the journal entry I made titled "Hacker on DA!!!" Please be aware of this hacker because he could get you banned or blocked. The hacker can even get through you e-mail and password!
Artemiche Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Well, I noticed that even if the "Download" button is off in our galleries, a click-right on our mouse will still enable a download of the image... But when you think about it, even if the mouse-click is not possible, anyone can do a print-screen at any time, or just use a camera and take a photo of the screen... So I guess once an image is on the Internet, there is really no way to protect our works!

I have a question. Is there a place or a way to submit one's gif animations to the "Add Media" in the Comment windows? For example, I wanted to put a little cake in one of my comments, and there wasn't one I liked. Also, the cookies are rather small and I would add muffins! He, he, he!
Magical525 Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
I love the group notifier : Group Notifier by electricjonny it does what the site doesn't do but should: let you see in the header what group messages you have from which group and what type - including the ones the site DOESN'T notify you of like profile messages. It's a godsend and a huge time saver when you have more than one group and means you can avoid missing comments etc that you would otherwise not even be notified of.

I use AMALL  Amall by Dediggefedde to save me time so I can give llama's without going to someone's profile AND easily see if I've already given them one.

Since the notes system doesn't have a search (dA Please add one! I'm surprised it's not already there) I use Dev_Note_Search2 by Dediggefedde unfortunately it sometimes gives dud results so it's not as good as I'd like but it's better than no search at all.

Profile pages have fixed skinny width text which wastes a lot of profile "real estate" so I like to use Wide Widgets! by SimplySilent to help reduce the length of my profile and use the width of the widgets to their best.

And then there is Style: No Submit Button by ginkgografix which makes the site just that little bit prettier as the submit boxes are just so ugly and the submit button for them is in the header already so it's duplicating what is already available.

In my dreams all these would be standard parts of dA but well... dreams are not usually reality ;)
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