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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

Update to the Twitter Widget

The Twitter widget for Profile Pages has been given a small update to better match Twitter's branding. It also allows the widget to tell you how many followers a user has on Twitter at a glance.

Upgrade to Premium Membership to install the Twitter widget!

Commission Ratings Coming Soon

In the near future, we are planning to implement ratings for Commissions, so that buyers can leave feedback regarding the artist's performance on a completed Commission. In addition to the Commissions Portal, which we are still building and improving on, Commission Ratings will make it even easier for buyers to find hardworking, high-quality artists, and for artists to promote themselves.

Promoted Deviations and Journals

Promoted deviations and journals are pieces of media selected by and sent from deviantART that we believe you should know about. They represent deviations and journals we believe are of significant importance -- so much so that we want them to have a greater reach within the deviantART network. They appear and act just like any other deviation or journal in your Message Center, with the exception that they're clearly marked as Promoted. As with all deviations and journals, they can be commented on, favorited, shared, and more.

Change Log

  • Deviation pages would not always open in Internet Explorer. Fixed by shadowhand
  • Menus on the mobile website were not working. Fixed by inazar and shadowhand
  • Improvements were made to the sorting of the Friends List. Fixed by shadowhand
  • Deviations could show up in the "More from this artist" section on their own deviation page. Fixed by helloandre
  • When deleting stored deviations using the Opera browser, all modal buttons displayed as "Adjust Image". Fixed by adahacker
  • Premium Membership rebilling would result in an additional "Gift" email being sent. Fixed by yury-n
  • The "Follow us on Tumblr" link in the footer would erroneously open in a Share sized popup window. Fixed by shahyarg
  • Items in the header were not correctly aligned on the mobile website. Fixed by helloandre
  • Very long descriptions on Gallery pages did not adjust page layout gracefully. Fixed by shahyarg
  • Click to view DeviantArt muro drawings in comments would only work for the first image. Fixed by inazar
  • There were some overlap issues between comment replies and header menus. Fixed by inazar
  • Various fixes were made to the API. Fixed by muteor
  • The "View Original" and "Product Preview" buttons did not work when viewing Prints on deviations page. Fixed by helloandre
  • The wording for the 5,000 Watch limit warning messages was unclear. Fixed by helloandre / Submit

  • When opening an item from a stack, it would be impossible to navigate to the second page of comments. Fixed by kouiskas
  • Uploading non-image items would result in a broken thumbnail until the page was refreshed. Fixed by kouiskas
  • When returning to a deviation page after editing that deviation, modals would be incorrectly styled. Fixed by kouiskas
  • On touch devices, the "Enter text" and "Select File from" links were hidden behind the upload button. Fixed by muteor
  • Uploading non-image items as Premium Content would result in thumbnails being stuck on "stashing". Fixed by kouiskas
  • Various bugs related to Multi-Submit and Scheduled Submit have been fixed. Fixed by kouiskas and drommk Writer

  • If someone drew on an image in deviantART muro that had been linked to and resized in a Writer document, the resizing would be lost. Fixed by kemayo
  • Clicking on stacks in the Writer sidebar could cause display problems. Fixed by inazar
  • Search boxes in the sidebar were not consistently aligned. Fixed by inazar
  • Some sections of the sidebar had a large blank space at the bottom in Firefox. Fixed by Alisey
  • The friends list in the deviantART section of the sidebar would cut off before showing all friends. Fixed by Alisey
  • Multiple links that were included right next to one another were being mangled down into a single link in Webkit browsers. Fixed by Alisey
  • Editing Journal Skins on the Write a Journal Entry page was broken for Beta Testers. Fixed by Alisey

Your Feedback

Thanks for the feedback left on last week's Site Update! Here's some of what you had to say.
  • Deviants were positive about Multi-Submit and Scheduled Submit.
  • Feedback regarding the discuss topic varied. Having rich-text formatting and the emoticon sidebar in comments were both well-received, though some deviants who mentioned thumbnails or full-sized images being included in comments were opposed to their inclusion, or else their inclusion without a limit.


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This week's Site Update includes an update to the Twitter widget, the launch of Promoted deviations and journals, and more!
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TheREALFurryMess Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2014
The Twitter widget WON`T WORK! I NEED HELP!
wreckling Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2014   Writer
Hi there! What seems to be the issue?
TheREALFurryMess Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2014
I try typing in my username, but it just keeps saying "username selection has an invalid value"
WingedSonar Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2013
:icondeviantartsecret: They are now claiming they help people and that most work is not art, but this help occurs outside DeviantArt and then is brought in. The owner of the group claims copyright control over all the secrets, and many are incredibly disturbing. Those holding the secrets email the DAS team, confess in the email and falsely believe their identities are safe. Some messages sound like self-harm or suicidal, and a hotline should be contacted, but DAS states nowhere that this is done. Yet they claim they help these people.

And this group encourages such behavior from unsuspecting children and the mentally disturbed on your own website. It could turn into a legal issue that would have self-help groups and psychiatrists in an uproar if you don't act soon. From a legal standpoint, I feel you should investigate what's going on and see if these people are qualified to take in self-harm, suicidal and other cries for help and post them on DA as anonymous hit count fodder.

Take care of it before a news site gets wind of this questionable tie to Deviant Art or before one of these anonymous emailers hurts themselves or someone else, and it's found out that they confessed thinking about it here first. I don't want this site to go down because of legal fees. Moreover, I don't want people to be hurt because REAL help was never suggested!

A minor secondary incentive is that none of their submissions are art. DAS has stated this. That is minor, however, in comparison to the real issue here: If they are not qualified to help the mentally troubled, then why does DA permit this activity to continue?
faeorain Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
I've never heard of this group until's hard to believe it's been here 7 years and I never noticed it.

If the owner of the group is not copying the secrets ( email stories ) word for word, but rather, putting them in their own words, then they would, in fact, have copyright to the new version. I guess it all comes down to whether or not someone who submitted a secret knows for sure if they are indeed, rewriting it, or just copying and posting it. As well, I think it's safe to assume that anyone who submits a secret to that group is giving them permission to post it, otherwise, they'd have no reason to send them an email with their secret.

I can't say anything regarding how the group functions, as I don't know much about it, but just to be safe, it wouldn't hurt for DA staff to review the group to make sure no harm is being done.
Nekovix Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
:iconarrowdownplz: Sorry $wreckling, but the four people below me are just from a DAS anti-group called :icondeviantartantisecret: that are just hardcore about seeing their devs off of the front page...
Concord-Conflict Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2013
Nekovix Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I know, I'm an ass. I'm sorry. [link]
FunnelVortex Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
How about you ban :icondeviantartsecret:

They are art thieves, annoy people, and also upload things that violate DA's policy.
shade-of-wolf Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:icondeviantartsecret: <- Seriously guys, who let this slip by? It's atrocious! This doesn't belong on an ART site!
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