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March 15, 2013
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Art on the Rise
DeviantART is a bustling and active community, and with the high volume of artwork submitted on any given day, it can be easy to miss something. In fact, it's common for artwork to go viral across the Web or get a spike of traffic days, months, or even years after it was originally submitted.

Our new “What’s Hot” browse mode surfaces artwork that’s receiving a recent increase in exposure, regardless of when it was submitted.

A New Way To Surface Artwork
We often see artwork gain a lot of attention across the Web (after being shared on blogs, social sites, etc.), but by the time this recognition occurs, our search engines don't consider it when displaying recently "Popular" deviations. The new "What’s Hot" mode is built to celebrate these surges of exposure.

What's Hot vs. Popular
The content of the “What’s Hot” page uses an algorithm that reflects what artwork has recently garnered attention, regardless of when it was submitted to deviantART. Unlike the "Popular" browse modes, "What’s Hot" ignores submission dates, and artwork that was submitted a year ago can receive enough attention to be "Hot" once again.

The algorithm that powers What's Hot is still being tweaked, so it's possible that we may make changes to it to improve the results.

What’s Hot is About Now
Due to the vast amount of activity on deviantART, the "What’s Hot" page can frequently change the artwork displayed, serving you examples of what's hot on the Web at any given time.

Try it out and see What’s Hot.

With the vast amount of artwork on deviantART, it can be easy to miss something, and it's common for artwork to get a spike of traffic long after it was originally submitted. Our new “What’s Hot” browse mode surfaces artwork that’s receiving a recent increase in exposure, regardless of when it was submitted.
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art-by-eric-fan Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2014   Traditional Artist
Awesome idea! :D
TonyDennison Featured By Owner May 23, 2013
Hot, popular... I'm still not quite sure I understand the distinction. Does the "Hot" function merely a have the submission dates variable disabled?
AnaNaszynska Featured By Owner May 18, 2013
What's hot? You're hot. :B I don't need a button to find that out. :B
Itti Featured By Owner May 15, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh, I actually thought "Popular 24 hours" meant "Popular in the last 24 hours", not "Popular at the moment, and submitted in the last 24 hours". I like the sound of "What's Hot".
xXunovianXx Featured By Owner May 10, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Okay, I think either I might not know something about the deviation counter, or it's broke. Before, I saw the deviation counter and it said that I had 98 deviations, so I'd thought I'd do something special for the 100th. I then posted what was supposed to be my 99th deviation, and all of a sudden, the counter says that I now have 102. What?
shortboy12 Featured By Owner May 5, 2013  Student Digital Artist
New feature. It's free. It's functional. Doesn't make another feature obsolete. Great.
Kjherstin Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2013
I love this new feature! Thank you!
Markotxe Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
that's excellent !! espacially for the "fetish" gallery : this avoids all these irrelevant bad pictures of very low quality
Okavanga Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2013
I've been trying to make up my mind about this idea. I've looked at it and tested it out in various ways. I've also read a large number of the comments already posted. I am sure that as a feature "What's Hot" will be popular, and the idea that images submitted some time ago can and do have renewed interest amongst deviants is one to promote. Probably some refinements to the selection procedure would be useful or will become apparent as time goes by.

However, as indicated by the immediately preceding comment from xXMoonXWalkerXx, from other comments here and elsewhere and from personal experience, there is an inherent problem in DA that is not being addressed. Popularity and what is hot now or from the past is not necessarily an indication of importance, of interest, of worth, nor of any of the other qualities normally associated with art works. If one takes the view of Trezykx (see extensive comments in this thread) then the reason I (and thousands of others) do not get 500 faves plus more or less instantly for my images is because I do not have the skill and concepts that appeal to people. That is tosh. DA abounds with images that are top quality and do not achieve popularity; DA has many, many deviants that far outstrip many popular members in skill, concepts, and general ability. Now, do not get me wrong at this point. I'm not particularly grousing at popularity - I'm all for it. What I am saying, and I think a lot of folk would agree, is that if you promote popularity (which you do and that is OK), then you should also be promoting the other features/qualities of artwork that are not necessarily perceived as popular, and presenting those works at this same Browse level. There is something here called a Community Project (I do not know much about it), but is this not the type of task such a group could take on?


xXMoonXWalkerXx Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Mmm.. So this means this function will make a what's once popular Deviation, More popular again..? =~= When is anyone going to create a function where they can give more attention to under appreciated art..? How about a button saying "Less comments/Favorites."?.
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