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Welcoming New Deviants

Fri Apr 15, 2016, 6:05 PM by danlev:icondanlev:


Paris Official devMEET 2012 by Yousry-Aref


Starting today, we're launching an ongoing initiative aimed at increasing community spirit by identifying deviants who are good at reaching out to others, and matching them with new deviants who might benefit from a kindred guide.

Joining a new community can sometimes feel daunting -- like you’re on the outside looking in.  But we’re working on ways to make it easier for new deviants to meet others and get involved with the things that matter most to them.

If you're a deviant who often interacts with new deviants, you may receive a notification every so often. Currently, there isn't a way to opt-in to getting these notification, but you can increase your chances of receiving them by interacting with new deviants. The "New Deviants" section of the today page is a great place to start.


How It Works


  1. We’ve selected a small group of deviants who’ve proven they’re community ambassadors and regularly welcome new deviants to the site.

  2. These selected deviants will receive a notification prompting them to welcome specific new deviants.

    Welcome2 by danlev

  3. If you’ve been chosen to participate, visit the profiles of your suggested deviants and introduce yourself!  Give them a warm welcome!  Share your interests and hobbies, learn about theirs, suggest groups to join, and how to best get started on DeviantArt.  The aim is to form a kindred connection over time.  (See below for more tips on welcoming.)

  4. If you’d prefer not to participate, simply remove the message.


Reporting Spammers


In the event that one of your suggested deviants is a spammer, please rollover their username and select "Report Spammer."

TIPS ON WELCOMING NEW DEVIANTS


When making initial contact, introduce yourself and be friendly! Remember to be authentic and avoid using copy and pasted pre-written messages. Find out why they joined, ask them if they need any specific help, and find ways to connect with them!


Encourage Participation in the Community

Providing a few guidelines to getting involved in the community could help to keep that new deviant spark going. Here are a few suggestions:

  • Avoid copy and pasting the same message to each deviant. Instead, try to find shared interests to start a more meaningful discussion.

  • Favouriting artwork and other artists. Suggest things like Daily Deviations and Undiscovered to get them started. Encourage them to share a thumbnail of one they've found that they really like. Start a discussion!

  • Creating collections is the step up from favouriting a deviation. Encourage them to post a status update or journal that links to their newly created collection and be sure to comment on it yourself!

  • Find out why they joined DeviantArt and suggest some groups for them to join or watch.

  • If they’re an artist, encourage them to submit a deviation and consider commenting on it yourself when they do.


Great Community-Made Resources

Here’s a short list of community-made journals that are helpful resources for new deviants. Feel free to share them with your new friends.


The DAWelcomeWagon group goes out of their way to welcome new deviants on a daily basis. If you enjoy welcoming new deviants, consider getting involved with the group!




Welcoming New Deviants
Starting today, we're launching an ongoing initiative aimed at increasing community spirit by identifying deviants who are good at reaching out to others, and matching them with new deviants who might benefit from a kindred guide. If you're a deviant who often interacts with new deviants, you may receive a notification every so often.
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Watch 2.0 Beta Test Concluded

Fri Apr 15, 2016, 12:52 PM by danlev:icondanlev:


Pozzuoli-Nisida in Wide Angle. by cookiesnap


The heart of the DeviantArt experience is based on viewing and interacting with the art and activity from the deviants and groups you watch.  In November, we launched a Beta Preview for Watch 2.0 focused on uplifting the experience of browsing and interacting with deviations.

Thanks to the help of all our Beta Testers, we’ve learned what features and functions people like most, which are liked least, and have gathered data on how Watch 2.0 impacts activity, behavior, and stats on the site. This feedback is incredibly valuable to us as we move forward and think about the future of DeviantArt.

As of today, the Beta Test has been concluded and is no longer accessible. Stay tuned for more details on what’s to come!




Watch 2.0 Beta Test Concluded
The heart of the DeviantArt experience is based on viewing and interacting with the art and activity from the deviants and groups you watch.  In November, we launched a Beta Preview for Watch 2.0 focused on uplifting the experience of browsing and interacting with deviations. As of today, the Beta Test has been concluded and is no longer accessible. Stay tuned for more details on what’s to come!
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danlev
Dan Leveille
United States
I work in Marketing at deviantART. I love the internet. I'm an LGBT activist, Developer, Designer, Photographer. I graduated from RIT. I'm building Equaldex (equalitopia on deviantART), collaborative LGBT rights knowledge base. I also run a LGBT rights blog.

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Have you ever contributed to a crowdfunding campaign (Kickstarter, Indiegogo, Patreon...)? 

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164 deviants said No
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90 deviants said Yes

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:iconnikisha15:
Nikisha15 Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2016
Ummm...Can I Get Core to..?..Just asking..I don't Mean to force u though ^^ Just Asking...
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:iconket-the-kat:
Ket-the-Kat Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2016  New Deviant Student Digital Artist
    If by any chance you still have the core, can I have it? I really wanna decorate my page    
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:icondigital-bunny-love:
Digital-Bunny-Love Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2016
omg your to kind 

but i got it now

thanks dear
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:iconcoolcowart04:
coolcowart04 Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Hey Danlev? Mint889 gave me 50 points to pay for something, but the transaction didn't go through or something and I did not receive them, I did accept the request and all but they're not in my transaction history too. The notification went away.

Mint889 says the points were deleted from HIS account but they were not added to MINE.. Can you help me out? I really need those points.
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:icondanlev:
danlev Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2016
Sorry to hear that! You can contact the Help Desk about this issue: help.deviantart.com/contact/?c…
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:iconinkilling-marie:
InKilling-Marie Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Omg!
That is so nice of you to welcome new deviants!
Your the first one iv ever seen do that!
Keep doing what your doing!
Have a good day!
:heart:
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:iconxxbluelightmoonxx1:
xXBluelightMoonxX1 Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2016  Student Artisan Crafter
thx for de core!
also my bday is coming up on sundayyyy :DD
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:iconadopt-poines:
Adopt-Poines Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2016  New Deviant
your art is amzaingggg!!!!! >w<

i giveing you my points 
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:iconencoder6:
Encoder6 Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Do you want a llama? :)
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:iconvira-viru:
Vira-Viru Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:) thank you for choosing me to welcome new deviants!
and thank you kindly for the core!
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:icontruth-justice-pizza:
truth-justice-pizza Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2016  New Deviant Student Traditional Artist
Thank you so much for choosing to welcome new Deviants👋i make lot of friends😊The idea is AMAZING🌻
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:iconkassy2015:
Kassy2015 Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2016
HI
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:iconshadowmajoradrowned:
ShadowMajoraDrowned Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
That with the welcoming new deviants was a wonderful idea <3 I have already made new friends :) thank you so much for adding me too danlev that was kind of you deviantstaf!
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:iconxxlinxxx:
xXLinxXx Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2016  Student Artist
I found a hacker, he hacked someones account
Figued out thei username
Figured out their email
And figured out their password
Hes also battling people with cussing words.
His username is AutisumBuster
Please ban him
Thanks
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:iconxxbluelightmoonxx1:
xXBluelightMoonxX1 Featured By Owner Edited Mar 10, 2016  Student Artisan Crafter
hello i saw someone said there is a spammer here
i request you tell people to stay away from him he hacks,too.
he's :iconautismbuster:
plus he called me a kid and a moron! :(
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