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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


Visual Update to Stacks in Sta.sh

A new design for stacks in Sta.sh has been launched!

The new look is a visual change for stacks that makes it easier to distinguish stacks and individual items. In addition, when hovering over a stack, the stack will gradually change to display its contents without requiring a click!

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Removal of the Group Twitter Widget

Because of Twitter's recently updated API, as well as a general lack of use, we have opted to phase out the Group Twitter widget for Super Groups. The regular Twitter widget will continue to work and appear for all Groups, so we encourage any Groups that rely on Twitter as a service to make use of that widget instead.

Addressing Spam Concerns

At deviantART, issues with spam are one of our highest concerns. We put many resources into ensuring that spam on site is addressed and taken care of, and that any concerning comments are handled accordingly.

Recently, a trend of spam comments on Daily Deviations and other areas have been brought to our attention. Rest assured that we've been hard at work, dealing with spam comments that have already taken place, and are working to prevent future occurrences. Members of our Copyright & Etiquette Administration and Devious Technology teams have been working diligently to ensure that these spam concerns have been addressed, and will continue to do so moving forward.

Change Log

  • When editing a Group's Affiliates, drop-down menus in the modal did not open properly when clicked. Fixed by yury-n
  • On the Llama Trade page, long usernames were getting cut off. Fixed by iconocrash
  • The email verification banner would not load at the same time as the rest of the page. Fixed by muteor
  • The top of a deviant's Gallery and Favourites pages were cut off in Internet Explorer 8 and 9. Fixed by shadowhand
  • Assorted visual issues with the Channels page were fixed. Fixed by iconocrash
  • Some Message Center links did not respond to a mouse's middle click. Fixed by helloandre
  • The Critique modal did not scroll easily on small screens. Fixed by DEVlANT
  • Some deviations without prints were displayed in the "More from this Artist" section of Prints Product pages. Fixed by iconocrash

Sta.sh / Submit


  • When selecting a single item from Sta.sh, the short url would be missing from the hover card. Fixed by drommk
  • When opening a Sta.sh item from a direct link, the delete button wouldn't work. Fixed by kouiskas
  • When selecting multiple items in Sta.sh, clicking on "Selected (n)" would incorrectly rename the items to that. Fixed by drommk
  • Deleted Sta.sh items that were linked to in Sta.sh Writer documents could still be accessed. Fixed by drommk
  • Any non-clickable point in Sta.sh can now be used as a starting point for selecting multiple files. Fixed by drommk
  • Clicking an item while holding down a modifier key wouldn't just act on the selection. Fixed by drommk
  • Files that had just been uploaded could not be attached as assets for Premium Content. Fixed by kouiskas
  • Some deviants were seeing deviations that belonged to other deviants in their "successfully scheduled" tabs. Fixed by drommk

Sta.sh Writer


  • Trying to drag an item from the sidebar would fail if you started dragging from the highlight surrounding the item. Fixed by kemayo
  • For Beta Testers, closing and then expanding a comment box could make the "Add Media" button unresponsive. Fixed by inazar
  • HTML was not working properly when leaving comments. Fixed by inazar
  • The content in comment boxes would not resize when the window size was changed. Fixed by inazar

Your Feedback


Thank you for the feedback left on last week's Site Update! Here's some of what you had to say:
  • Generally, deviants were pleased with the "Watches You" bubble.
  • In regard to the Discuss topic, most deviants who commented said they were opposed to usernames autocompleting while being typed. We believe this reaction was partly due to a lack of clarity in the Site Update on our part.
    • What we intended to refer to was something similar to what already occurs on the Notes page, when you start to type in the username of a deviant to whom you want to send a Note. Several deviants suggested a menu of that sort, so that you could easily type or select a username from your Watch list.

Discuss!

Favourites
When collecting Favourites, do you see your Favourites as a collection for yourself, or more of a place to share art you like with others? One of the suggestions we've occasionally received on Site Updates is that some deviants would like a better way to discover what deviants they watch are adding to their Favourites. Do you agree with this suggestion? If so, what way(s) would you like to see it implemented?


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This week's Site Update includes bug fixes, feedback, and a visual update to stacks in Sta.sh!
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:iconlapedas:
lapedas Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
i even can't write journal anymore...:iconokayguyplz: 
what's wrong here..i even tried with my mom's and dad's laptop but still same
WHAT'S WRONG???

i need t update my commission journal n such... :iconimryingsomuchplz:


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:iconwreckling:
wreckling Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2013   Writer
Hi there! Are you still running into problems?
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:iconlapedas:
lapedas Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
No... Everything gone smoothly.. :iconlalalaplz:
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:iconmysticalwomanrose:
MysticalWomanRose Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Um, I'm trying to submit a written work using Sta.sh Writer, but error messages keep popping up.
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:iconar-3:
AR-3 Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2013
me too here. :/ still can't upload zip file.
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:iconcasey9999:
casey9999 Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I don't know how to go back and edit my pictures from D.A muro....
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:iconsa3er:
sa3er Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2013  Hobbyist Interface Designer
Liked the before-design more,
These days most people are converting squares (4:3) to rectangles (16:9 wide), no idea why you moved backward on this one.
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bxnnibel Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I guess it's a way to show the deviant who uploaded the piece I faved - "I like your work!" I don't treat it like a collection or something, but yeah, I guess it's also to show other people what I like and what art they should check out. c:
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:iconjaizu-gx:
Jaizu-Gx Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2013
I'm not premium.
Anybody know to create folders on sta.sh?
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:iconerkaz:
Erkaz Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Simply just drag and drop artworks onto each other.
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:iconjaizu-gx:
Jaizu-Gx Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2013
Thanks a lot :)
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:iconerkaz:
Erkaz Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You are very welcome :D
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:iconjaizu-gx:
Jaizu-Gx Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2013
^^
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:icondemonreapergirl:
demonreapergirl Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
give back the 1 and 3 month Premiums there are people that afford a year or monthly billing for their premiums
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Rot8erConeX Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2013
I'm agreeing with AsjJohnson below: I'd prefer a way to disable the new comments thing. When I try to comment on a reply in my inbox, it crashes my browser (my guess is it's some weird problem my Nook has with Rich Text text-edit boxes); I am now forced to click the direct-link-to-the-comment's-page just to reply back.
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TheWickedBeast Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
With sta.sh writer for the journals, it doesn't seem to work for me. The borders appear but the actual place where I'm supposed to write the journal doesn't appear at all :l
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XxDerpxX Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2013
i just closed my da and just some minutes ago i came back and i kinda hate the new layout of muro and all
the way to open a lil screen below the comment reply to draw was amazing, now i have to open up a huge muro screen to draw...

i did a lil journal about that fact and had some pictures put  i.imgur.com/d5l7NkZ.png i.imgur.com/YytpoPr.png 
sorry for writing something bad about it, it just irritates me alot

other than that, i kinda like the updates ^^ it would be nice if that would come bk tho ^
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:iconpurfectprincessgirl:
PurfectPrincessGirl Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Okay, what the heck happened to the comments?! I don't mean to be rude, but it was much easier the original way, and now for some reason I can't comment on anything while I'm on the computer (I'm currently texting through my phone btw) :(
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AsjJohnson Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh, or do you mean you have to use the phone to even comment? In that case, I don't know why you wouldn't be able to on the computer (besides being a bit annoying).
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:iconpurfectprincessgirl:
PurfectPrincessGirl Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Nevermind, I tried it again and it works now. ^^;
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AsjJohnson Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Huh. I thought they said something earlier about disabling it for mobile devices (or maybe that was about something else...). Though, I don't like the new comment box, and I'm using a big laptop.
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:iconpurfectprincessgirl:
PurfectPrincessGirl Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Same here...
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:iconasjjohnson:
AsjJohnson Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Hey, what if you have a little toggle switch somewhere, where you can choose to use the old or new way of commenting? That would be nice.
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AsjJohnson Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist

I don't like the new comments. D:
I don't like the extra spaces added (a space is automatically added before and after a comment, right? As well as between each line unless pressing shift while entering?)
And I don't like how I can't cancel the comment anymore, and I liked the buttons and everything for the comments before. v_v
...I guess the automatic links are kind of nice... and the italic and bold shortcuts are okay. Though, I kind of liked the plain text and html tag use before, too. Tags and single-line spacing gives me a feeling of having more control over the comments. When it's made into a big deal like this, it takes away some of my control. ...and it won't even let me cancel comments. >_>"

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xXSomeRandomDudeXx Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
GAH what happened to the comments? It's confusing! I don't mean to be rude or anything^^; I just kinda find it easier to comment the way it was a few days ago? I don't know, but I just noticed it like, 2 minutes ago XD I like the submit comments and preview buttons, though! They look cool^^

So sorry if that at all sounded rude...
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AsjJohnson Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I think it was easier the other way, too.
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xXSomeRandomDudeXx Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Yay! I'm not the only one XD
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:iconsailorcross:
SailorCross Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2013
did you roll out the sta.sh comments already or did I get enrolled in the testing group again without being asked or clicking the button?
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:iconicefire8521:
icefire8521 Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
It's officially out now.
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:iconsailorcross:
SailorCross Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2013
alright I was just checking.
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MissLunaRose Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2013   General Artist
Will the stacks be able to show literature preview images? (I admit that I miss being able to identify my Writer's Guides Drafting Zone simply by the blue preview image in the thumbnail.)

I also like the "Watches You" bubble; I find it aesthetically pleasing and useful when I'm communicating with people.

Oh, but are you ever going to consider making "More Like This" smaller and less distracting? :?
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nickfav60 Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2013
I have a suggestion: When someone mentions another user in their description or Journal, the person who is being mentioned, gets a notification in the notification center!
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:iconsavagefrog:
SavageFrog Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
This must be done like NOW.
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:iconluthor112:
luthor112 Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2013
+1 that
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:iconmisslunarose:
MissLunaRose Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2013   General Artist
I second this suggestion! As a resource provider, sometimes I get bumps in pageviews when people link back to my work, and I rarely know who or why. :noes:
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hereforcheyenneonly Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2013
okay somebody help me i had this really nice drawing and now its gone, not in my stash im new to deviant, so please somebody where else could it be. it use to be in my stash cause i have seen it there, and im so fucking angry but i vaguely remember maybe moving it somewhere because it popped up as an option or something when i submitted it , please help me.
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:iconsmileani:
Smileani Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
nice like it
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:iconanycartoonrp-sonic:
AnyCartoonRP-Sonic Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2013
((Wanna know what else would be a cool update, if deviantart enabled a comment history so you could review every comment you ever posted on this website.:dummy:))
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Fil3D Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2013  Professional Interface Designer
Все что не делается — делается к лучшему, мои дорогие друзья.
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Tatchu Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I favourite a lot of guides and tutorials, and often link people to those when they've got questions. I bet many people would like to know what others are adding to their faves - I however, am not interested. (So if you add it, please don't make it a default on all the people I'm watching)

A search function in favourites would be nice.
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AlternateMew Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I'm an archive addict, so favorites are a personal thing instead of a share thing to me. But if someone wants to watch what I'm favoriting, then by all means. I really don't care.

Would I use that feature? Nope. I don't care what others are bookmarking. My tastes are mine and their tastes are theirs.

I do like the favorites widget on profiles. It lets me share favorites indirectly and see other's favorites when I wouldn't bother to look otherwise, yet is easily ignored when I feel like ignoring it. Like a less intrusive version of MLT.
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JoannaMoory Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2013
"When collecting Favourites, do you see your Favourites as a collection for yourself, or more of a place to share art you like with others?"
Both. They are my favourites, but I also like to share them with others by doing features.

"One of the suggestions we've occasionally received on Site Updates is that some deviants would like a better way to discover what deviants they watch are adding to their Favourites"
I don't see any reason for this. The deviants I watch might not have a similar taste after all. I would rather have an option to easily browse different types of collections, not related to the people I watch, but collections in general. (I'm not sure if this already is possible?)

BTW, now that the 'this deviant is watching you' update has been on for a while, I must say that I have found it rather useful. :thumbsup:
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HowManyDragons Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2013
I treat my Favorites as a personal bookmarking system for DA content. It's for stuff that I want to be able to refer to - I don't care if other people look at them or not.

I check the things that other people favorite every once in a while, but I don't think I'd ever want to subscribe to/watch what other people are faving.
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Reijechk Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I use favorites are like browser bookmarks, a place where I can put references to works that are interesting in one way or another and by artists that I would like to re-visit in the future.
So, no it would be not particularly appreciated to have watchers notified when favorites are updated.

On the other side ... although it is occasionally helpful to discover new, excellent, artists by reviewing another deviant's favorites I have not yet encountered anyone who so closely matches my interests that I'd be interested in receiving notifications when someone adds items to their favorites.
So again, updates do not seem desirable.
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JonnyMars Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
also now there is this auto complete on names, DA is getting closer to social networking like fb, granted DA is its own form or social network but please dont follow facebook and start adding 'like' buttons and the such, stick with drag/drop favs. Becoming more like other social network sites I fear would be detrimental more than positive.
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JonnyMars Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
favourites are for myself but anyone who looks at my page I assume do the same as I do on others. Once Ive looked at their gallery, ill look at their favs, it gives a great insight to the artist and what sort of stuff they like and inspires them. How to integrate it though I am unsure, you could do like a weekly update of people you watch favs, similar to how we get new art updates. It could work daily also but I think weekly would be more appropriate, but thats just my thoughts. I do like the idea of being notified though, as although I may watch artist, doesnt mean I check their profile regularly considering I get updates for their new art. so seeing their new favourites would be interesting, but I suggest having it as an option you turn on or off.
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Spielodia Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2013
So.
When's the More Like This going away?
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xtcgm Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2013

Quote from above:

"One of the suggestions we've occasionally received on Site Updates is that some deviants would like a better way to discover what deviants they watch are adding to their Favourites."

Let's re-word that:

One of the suggestions we've FREQUENTLY received on Site Updates is that MANY deviants would like TO SEE AN END TO "MORE (UN)LIKE THIS."

Don't mean to shout, just to highlight he subtle editorial changes to the post.

 

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:iconspielodia:
Spielodia Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2013
They're still not saying they're doing anything about it
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:iconxtcgm:
xtcgm Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2013
True, but I still think we need to let them know what we think.
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