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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

New Username Symbols

With 13,000 new deviants joining deviantART each day, we want to ensure everyone's user experience is seamless. A common question from new and old deviants alike is: "What do username symbols mean?" Over the years, as we’ve surveyed deviants, we’ve found that very few understand symbols.

As part of our ongoing process to make the user experience cleaner and more intuitive, we've launched a new set of username symbols designed to help easily identify deviant-types.

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Deviant and Art Mentions: Connecting People

DeviantART is a massive community, with 1.5 million comments contributing to inspirational and stimulating conversations each day. With the sheer amount of interaction taking place at any given time, we want to ensure you can make the most of your conversations, drawing friends in and bringing people together.

Mentions are a new, highly requested feature that notifies you when you are mentioned or featured by other deviants! In addition, you can now link to deviants by using the @ symbol!

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Improvement to Artists View on More Like This

When browsing by Artists while viewing More Like This results, you will now see a cleaner layout that places more focus on the art, making it easier than ever for you to get lost in a world of art and artists that interest you.

Updated Internal and External Links

Links on deviantART have been updated to be clearer! Links to other deviantART pages can now be distinguished by their bold, dark-blue color, while external links are darker and have an arrow indicating you are leaving deviantART. This distinction is to clarify when a link leads outside of deviantART, helping to ensure that your experience on deviantART is a safe and pleasant one.

Change Log

  • Timestamps were not displaying in the exif data of a deviation. Fixed by helloandre
  • The Points pricing was missing when purchasing a 1 month Premium Membership. Fixed by szlosek
  • The Report Violation section on deviation pages was briefly not functioning. Fixed by DEVlANT
  • A very small number of videos uploaded through were not playing properly. Fixed by yury-n
  • Printing a page on deviantART or would resulted in an unstyled page print. Fixed by iconocrash Submit

  • For a short period, links were not accessible to logged-out users. Fixed by drommk
  • Clicking on the logo while already on the main page would change the page's title to "undefined". Fixed by kouiskas
  • When inside a stack, the "Draw in deviantART muro" button would not be clickable. Fixed by kouiskas
  • One could accidentally click "Save & Exit" on scheduled submissions, which would remove the scheduling. Fixed by kouiskas
  • Items uploaded to wouldn't display as "Submitted with". Fixed by kouiskas

Your Feedback

Thank you for the feedback on last week's Site Update! Here's some of what you had to say:
  • In response to the Discuss topic, several deviants mentioned that they had never changed a Group's Gallery settings, but the deviants who had changed settings mentioned that the process was not what they would consider easy.
  • Some deviants mentioned that they don't like getting Correspondence messages for events that are auto-approved.
  • Deviants would find it helpful if thumbnails in Correspondence messages were larger. Suggested by joeyh3 and WhiteDiamondsLtd


What's Hot

When browsing deviations, what is your default browse method? Do you regularly browse using What's Hot? What are your thoughts regarding What's Hot and the artwork that appears there?

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This week's Site Update includes the launch of new username symbols, Mentions, and more!
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hhorseACE Dec 11, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I have a questions, so, we're reached by mentions the first time of submission in a deviation/journal, but will we be reached again when they notify watchers of the same deviation/journal? 
Thanks :la:

Hi there! Mentions are only sent on first publishing, so there won't be another mention sent if you update a deviation. :)
hhorseACE Dec 14, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Oh ok :la: Thanks!
BlueGoldWarrior12 Nov 16, 2013  Student Digital Artist
I think the new symbols are more creative and beautiful :) . However, I think mentions would generate fights between users (and one of the things I want to avoid the most is precisely that, having unwanted trouble with other DA users)
Randomality101 Oct 24, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
This is completely unrelated to Username Symbols and Mentions, but I'm not sure how to contact dA's administrators otherwise, so sorry...but there's a slight problem with Submitting Art. When it asks you to select a category, the scroll bar doesn't show up; for example, when you go to Literature -> Poetry -> Select Genre, I can only see the list until "Romantic" and nothing else. 
Hi there! You'll want to file a bug report at the Help Desk about that, if it's still happening for you. :)
Randomality101 Oct 27, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you very much! 
StarredPrower Oct 21, 2013  Student Digital Artist
I like the new username symbols you guys placed in the updates. Its much less annoying than symbols like: ~ and * in front of the user.
Ashentar Oct 18, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist…

Now since we have mentions, we get these assholes who abuse the mention feature.  I really REALLY think there should be an option to turn them off.
GnarlyRockerchick Oct 15, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
The new way links are displayed with the arrow pointing out is really distracting and I think frankly unnecessary. I liked it better when outgoing links just said [link]. It saved a lot of space. As well as now in journals when you have buttons with outgoing links the buttons become larger and change the aesthetic flow of the journal. It really just doesn't look good.
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