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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


The New Suggestions Forum

We started running a trial of a new Suggestions Forum in May, and after monitoring its usage and the benefits it provides, we have replaced the old Suggestions Forum with a new Suggestions Forum located in our Customer Service system, Zendesk. A link to the new Suggestions Forum can be easily reached from the Forums page.

This new Suggestions 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. It also gives the community the ability to vote up suggestions they agree with. The more votes that a suggestion receives, the higher that suggestion will appear in the forum! Unlike our previous Suggestions Forum, threads don't expire, and when creating a new thread you'll be prompted with similar threads, to help reduce the amount of duplicate threads. 




Change Log

  • Ongoing improvements have been implemented toward intercepting and preventing spam posts. Fixed by muteor
  • The password recovery screen did not display properly on the mobile website. Fixed by iconocrash
  • When changing one's literature tag, the display on the Settings page did not immediately update. Fixed by szlosek
  • There were some alignment issues on the "Forgot password?" page. Fixed by iconocrash
  • .doc files were not always recognized as word documents when uploaded. Fixed by DEVlANT
  • Long Gallery Folder titles were not displaying properly. Fixed by helloandre
  • Under certain conditions, the Group Gallery sidebar would not display when viewing subfolders. Fixed by DEVlANT
  • When submitting literature from the "Enter text" option on the Submit page, the line height of the preview would not match the line height of the published deviation. Fixed by fartprincess
  • For Beta Testers, if a deviant was mentioned in a Journal, the Mention notification would only send if the Journal was posted in the Journals > Personal category. Fixed by randomduck

DeviantArt muro


  • The upper limit on the annotation tool's font size has been raised. Changed by mudimba

Sta.sh / Submit


  • Some visual changes were made for consistency between Sta.sh, Sta.sh Writer, and deviantART muro. Fixed by kouiskas
  • When viewing a PDF file in Sta.sh using a browser that doesn't support PDF display, the download link would link to the wrong location. Fixed by kouiskas

Sta.sh Writer


  • Comment replies in Sta.sh had some visual issues. Fixed by inazar
  • When using "Add Media", pasting a deviation link into the Link toolbar item wouldn't automatically convert it into a thumb. Fixed by inazar
  • If you pressed your keyboard's arrow keys when editing a deviation description in Sta.sh, the next or previous item in your Sta.sh would be included in the description. Fixed by inazar

Your Feedback


Thanks for the feedback on last week's Site Update! Here's some of what you had to say.
  • Feedback regarding the changes to the new deviation page were positive.
  • Deviants were generally positive about the launch of Mentions to Beta Testers, though a few deviants mentioned not wanting to receive Mentions. These deviants were pleased when informed there is a way to turn Mentions on or off from the Settings page.
  • In response to the Discuss topic, several deviants mentioned that they find the Custom widget to be their most valuable widget. Some deviants also mentioned the deviantID widget, the Commissions widget, and the Poll widget.

Discuss!

The New Suggestions Forum
Have you tried out the new Suggestions Forum? If so, what are your thoughts on it? Are there things in particular that you like or dislike about it?


Lightbulb Have a suggestion, idea, or feedback? Leave a comment on this article!
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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 the addition of a new Suggestions Forum, a list of bug fixes, and more!
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:iconandorada:
Andorada Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2015
Hi! I wonder if it would be possible for an admin to fave artworks submitted to his/her own group. At the moment I can fave anything in other groups, but not where I admin. Which is not very practical, especially if I want to prepare features.
Thank you!
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:iconwreckling:
wreckling Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2015   Writer
Hi there! If this continues to happen to you, please file a bug report at the Help Desk. :)
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:iconandorada:
Andorada Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2015
Oh, so this should not happen at all? 
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:iconwreckling:
wreckling Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2015   Writer
Provided it's not your own deviation, you should be able to add it to your Favourites, regardless of what Groups it's submitted to. The only case where that wouldn't be an option is if a deviant has blocked you, otherwise, so I would consider that to be a bug, yes.
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:iconandorada:
Andorada Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2015
OK, thank you. :) I followed your advice and I have a ticket now. Meow :3  I wonder... How is the fastest way to collect artworks for a feature? I had to open every picture, take the thumbcode and put it in the journal, piece by piece. Or open the picture, fave it, and after add several at a time, through the faves seen from the writer. Now it should be possible to just fave them, and then add them through the writer(which is already awesome!). Is there a way to see the group's gallery directly from the writer?  
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YYNXS Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2013
I would like a screensaver/background changer for windows (I use vista), that scrolls through and displays a deviation folder created on the site. I could then place found deviations into that folder and get to see them continuously.   I would suggest the cost of using the deviations to be 1 token per month (possibly per deviation) payable to the deviation submitter.  I could, of course, simply download them locally and use my own screensaver/background changer, but believe this would be fairer to the deviation creators and puts dev'art.com in the business of selling tokens and mediating.  Thanks. 
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Dark-Velvet Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2013
When posting a comment on a profile, or on a tread in the forum (yes, in this one too), as I click on the blank space to write, page JUMP at the top and I have to scroll down and search again for the blank space to write.
Pls fix the BUG.
Thank you.
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:iconwreckling:
wreckling Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2013   Writer
Hi there! You'll want to file a bug report at the Help Desk if you're still running into this. :)
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:icondark-velvet:
Dark-Velvet Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2013
Done ;)
Thanks :)
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Dark-Velvet Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2013
(Browser used: Safari 6.0.5
When using Chrome browser, no problem.)

Just submitted report to Help Desk ;)
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EyesInTheDark666 Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2013  Student Digital Artist

Hello ^.^ Ummm I've been having a problem submitting my Work.

Everytime I go to submit something it only loads to 1% then it just stays there.

 

Can you please try to fix this problem, its been like this for 3 days now and its starting to tick me off slightly

 

Thank you~ Kat :glomp: :hug:

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:iconwreckling:
wreckling Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2013   Writer
Hi there! You'll want to file a bug report at the Help Desk about that. :)
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:iconmisswinterheart:
MissWinterHeart Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I've been having an issue with Muro. Once i've saved my work, it changes the color of some of the things. It'd be great if that got fixed ASAP
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:iconwreckling:
wreckling Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2013   Writer
Hi there! You'll want to file a bug report at the Help Desk if you're still running into this. :)
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:iconmisswinterheart:
MissWinterHeart Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Ok, thank you!
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:iconcherlnida:
CherlnIDA Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Um, stash has been bugging and now I have duplicates of the same deviation I just submitted when I was editing some typos. I'd gladly show a screenshot if I could but I no longer have a PC and I'm temporarily confined to an IPAD. Will the bug pass overt time?
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VendettaOfTheLight Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
it will be better if the MURO had like somehow of Zoom in and Zoom out, it will also be great if dA.com had like some kind of Section to select the area u want to color or shade in, i find it stupid that we don't have the privileges of free drawing on a ART website. ~ thanks :rose:
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WWHSTUD Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist

this is stupid.

I have been tryin to upload and submit for the past  3 weeks and it WON'T FRICKEN WORK

I contacted help desk, no reply.

I am getting sick of this.

it works on every computer but mine and I only have 1 computer and I am not going and buying another one to fix this stupid problem.

SO FRICKEN FIX THIS PROBLEM ALREADY

 

NO IT ISNT MY INTERNET IT JSUT GOT RENEWED AND I SITLL CANT SUBMIT

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:iconwreckling:
wreckling Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2013   Writer
Hi there! Do you have the ticket number, for the ticket you filed at the Help Desk? :)
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:iconhaleyhitsugaya:
HaleyHitsugaya Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2013
Is anyone else having problems with the messages and notes? Mine say they're sent, yet the other person doesn't receive them and vice versa.
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:iconwwhstud:
WWHSTUD Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I hinks that happening to me atm
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:iconhaleyhitsugaya:
HaleyHitsugaya Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2013
It's been going on for a while. This is day 3 of waiting for the Help Desk... hopefully third days the charm? 
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:iconkupieckorzenny:
KupiecKorzenny Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2013  Student General Artist
"Favourite" button is way too small now. I have an account on dA not only to submit work, but also to fave other artist's works. I understand that "download" has to be bigger because it needs to have place for an info about size of a file, but it's really uncomfortable and doesn't look very good.
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nati11184 Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Looks like from that moment we can say bye to old deviation page :XD:
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:iconemiohki:
EmiOhki Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh, and can you get rid of Superfish? It keeps slowing the site down.
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:iconarisu-ami-chan:
Arisu-Ami-Chan Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
The user bar is being weird. Where the groups showed up in the message menu, they now are listed along side the rest of the icons for deviations, watch messages, ans activity.

Did someone poke something with a stick the wrong way?
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:icongrapplemace:
GrappleMace Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2013
The journal page never saves my "more options" such as my mood, what I'm watching, etc anymore. I was told to click some option that said to save my preferences, but no such thing exists on the journal pages.
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:iconplayermike:
PlayerMike Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2013
?

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:iconsixela-242:
Sixela-242 Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
i am having trouble with links in journals
using the tab that lets you add a name to the link only works for the first time you post a journal and not when editing one
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:iconmextlii:
mextlii Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2013
<font><font>q pu hacer ya no puedo subir nada</font></font>
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:iconbkcrazies0:
BKcrazies0 Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Can you please fix the problem with closing groups.
I've been waiting well over half a year now for a group to close because I have no time to run it.
This wait is ridiculous, I have waited long enough.
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:iconkitsumekat:
kitsumekat Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2013
I'm not really a fan of the new suggestions forum.
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:icons-matthews:
S-Matthews Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
anyone else having problems in their gallery being able to edit and delete gallery folders as the little button has moved outta reach? (not the edit in the folder)
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:iconcd-stock:
CD-STOCK Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2013  Professional Digital Artist

Yes, I have problem with it.

 I cant delete my gallery folders!

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S-Matthews Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:(
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:iconmuteor:
muteor Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Hmm I thought this had been fixed, are you still having problems? Got a screenshot and what browser are you using?
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:icons-matthews:
S-Matthews Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
  
only started doing it last few days im on Google chrome x thx
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:iconshadowhand:
shadowhand Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2013  Professional Artist
this has been fixed internally and will be public within the next 12 hours. thanks!
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:icons-matthews:
S-Matthews Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
thanks :)
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:iconinuvantem:
Inuvantem Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2013  Student General Artist
Thanks! :)
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:iconinuvantem:
Inuvantem Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2013  Student General Artist
Yes! I was comming here to comment on that as well. It's really annoying.
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:icons-matthews:
S-Matthews Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
only been doing it for past few days for me really dont like to complain :( but thought others might also be having same problems and if no one mentions it it cant be sorted so thought i would for all those having problems with the same thing :)
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:iconinuvantem:
Inuvantem Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2013  Student General Artist
Yes, it was a good decision :) It also made me feel less alone and now it's fixed! :) So great! :)
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S-Matthews Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:)
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:iconbraeden2613:
braeden2613 Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2013  Student General Artist
Hi,  Thank you for accepting my request!  :iconbraeden2613:
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RavenStarlightVess Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2013

This may not be the right place to comment and complain but, I am not an artist I am a writer and I can't change my tag... I unclick it thinking that it would bring up more chooses but it sadly dose not. I would like for people to know that I am a writer and so they don't get upset when they come to look at my Art work and find nothing but writing... Maybe I am not fully sure but I thought this was a place for artist and writers alike.

Thank you for your time,
Raven Starlight Vess

Writer/ crazy person

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GrimNBones Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
Why u cant rotate files u upload? Im new here please check me out i really would like ur feedback if its + or - im interested in opinion on my art works...
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:icontelepurte:
Telepurte Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2013  Hobbyist Filmographer
I suggest that there be a toggle button for auto-smileys  that replace things like : D (no space) with :D in writing. The toggle box should be right beside the '+ Add Media' button.
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Saaally Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2013
The 'edit' icon on the right top of the gallery folders icons don't work and barely appear ): i need to delete a folder but i can't ):

Also noticed some bugs with html codes on journals, and recently you guys changed where we view favourites, views, downloads, etc, on a deviation, imo that way was way better and more organized than now that it's back to the right of the screem - it's messy, takes effort to check that, it's like it's been randomly thrown between ads, and the [many] other deviations' thumbbails 
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Liaram Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I have some login issues:/ After logging in successfully, I usually click on "View All Messages" at first, to check my mailbox. But the site kicks me out for some reason. Then when I try to log back in, it does not work, only a "form timeout" message appeares:/ I have to try to log in again until it works. What's wrong? :/
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