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With over 1.5 million comments posted per day, deviantART's commenting system provides the backbone for fostering relationships across the globe. Whether mentoring one another, providing artistic support, or checking in with a friend, commenting is one of the site's most used and loved features.


To highlight this vital aspect of community interaction and provide more control around conversations, we’re proud to release the first in a series of improvements to comments.


Featured



The Featured comments option allows deviants to showcase the most meaningful or interesting feedback they’ve received — helping those comments stand out from the rest. When someone leaves a feature-worthy reply on one of your deviations, you can now highlight that comment from the pencil menu.


Featured comments on deviations are highlighted and denoted with a special label.


Edit



Whether it’s a flubbed letter or simple misspelling, embarrassing typos happen to us all. With the ability to edit comments, you can now avoid awkward follow-up explanations. Located in the pencil menu, the “Edit Comment” feature allows you to update a reply you’ve posted in the last 24 hours.


Edited comments are denoted by an “Edited” label next to the timestamp. Clicking the timestamp will display a log of changes made.


Hide



To withdraw a comment you’ve previously posted, use the pencil menu’s “Hide Comment” option. This will remove your comment from view, remove it from the Message Center, and prevent it from getting replies, effectively erasing the comment from conversation.

Comments can be hidden by their owner at any time — there is no time restriction on this feature.


Looking Ahead


The Featured, Edit, and Hide improvements are the first in a larger comments revamp still to come.  This update could include anything from up-voted comments to comment sorting, and much more. You tell us what you've always wanted out of a comment box! Revitalizing our comments system is the first step of many to elevate conversations and foster meaningful connections.



Get started!

Have you received a noteworthy comment on a deviation or Journal? Mark it as Featured and share the comment link here. We want to see the comments you value most, and what you feel is worthy of attention!



With over 1.5 million comments posted per day, deviantART's commenting system provides the backbone for fostering relationships across the globe. To highlight this vital aspect of community interaction and provide more control around conversations, we’re proud to introduce the ability to Feature, edit, and hide comments.
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:iconnickel-bug:
nickel-bug Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I don't have the option to feature a comment...
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:iconrevengex360:
revengex360 Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
Seems I cannot remove a link after I make one in the comment editor! I tried to click on the link button and then delete the URL, but nothing happens!
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:iconwidyadk:
Widyadk Featured By Owner May 22, 2015  Student Artist
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:iconzorua101:
Zorua101 Featured By Owner Edited Mar 13, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I agree with some of the comments down there, sometimes you just want to edit a comment that's over 24 hours old, and it's awfully annoying when you can't and have to post an entirely new comment. It makes the whole "edit" thing almost pointless in some cases.
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:iconlordkirn:
Lordkirn Featured By Owner Edited Feb 19, 2015
CAN'T SEE PAST COMMENTS???? Wtf.. i'm learning programming & code.. and I'm going to tell you guys how to fix that simple shit... holy hell this website lacks simple basic features.. it's lime premium membership and ads only pay for hosting and your rent...
I'm going to fix your broken shit once I learn how to, for free, because this is pathetic.

Get your shit together Deviantart
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:iconlolli-palooza:
Lolli-Palooza Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
only 24 hours to edit a comment?

You guys should fix that........
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:iconswc-arpg:
SWC-arpg Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I know this is an old post but I would like to make a small suggestion that maybe should be implemented.

I think that we should be able to see comments, even if the commenter hid them, when it is on our work or our profile page. There is too much of an ability to hide previous comments made that are maybe needed to settle disputes. I for one am in a group where it is incredibly important to keep track of sales and other dealings with people and having someone hide their comment would leave me high and dry for the proof I would need to provide.
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:icontheblazedriver:
TheBlazedriver Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2014
Was it REALLY necessary to put a timer on editing comments? Like really, what was the point of that?
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:iconanonymousrabbitlover:
Is it possible to recover a comment if I hide it by accident?
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:iconmanga-volt:
Manga-Volt Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2015  Student General Artist
(If you hadn't worked it out yet).

When you hover over a hidden comment, a 'Undo Hidden' (or something similar) button should appear, click that and the comment should be visible again. It'd only work if they haven't changed the method.
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:iconanonymousrabbitlover:
Thank you.
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:iconmanga-volt:
Manga-Volt Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2015  Student General Artist
No problem :iconthumbsup-plz:
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:iconnoname-sami:
NoName-sami Featured By Owner Edited Dec 14, 2014
I can't edit my older comments for some reason.  Is there a way to edit older comments?  How long does it take for a comment to be read-only?  
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:iconnoiu:
Noiu Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2014  Student General Artist
Is there any way to edit a comment after 24 hours?
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:iconrhylem:
Rhylem Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Can we still edit comments? It won't let me for some reason? D:,
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:iconcamilia-chan:
Camilia-Chan Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I am unable to hide any comments on my older deviations. Will it be resolved anytime soon?
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:icondanlev:
danlev Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2014
I think this was a temporary issue that was fixed. Are you still running into the problem?
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:iconcamilia-chan:
Camilia-Chan Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I think so. That's why I had to disable comments on one of my deviations after receiving a comment I didn't want to show.
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A-chan-The-Great Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Umm... something's up... it seems like this particular feature has... disappeared... I can't hide, feature or edit any of my comments or hide/feature anyone else's comments either... what does that mean?
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:icondanlev:
danlev Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2014
I think this was a temporary issue that was fixed. Are you still running into the problem?
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:icona-chan-the-great:
A-chan-The-Great Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Oh no, it's working for me now, thank you for your time to read my comment though, I apologize for the bother. :3
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:iconstarwarriorrobby:
StarWarriorRobby Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2014  Student Digital Artist
i cant find the button to hide people's comments anymore. :(
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:iconstatistix-13:
statistix-13 Featured By Owner Edited Oct 10, 2014
Progress!

I would like to add to the comments below that when a user that posted the comment 'hides' it, it should disappear completely (get deleted), but when the owner of the page hides the comment, it should say 'Hidden by Owner' as it does now, to prevent complete censorship by... oooh, idk, let's saaay... art thieves?

Gotta love it when you run into users who's comment section is full of 'Hidden by Owner' and you recognize some of the artwork on their page that was made by other artists. Evil grin 
They know what they did and they are trying to hide it instead of fixing the issue.

One more thing, could You make featured comments stay on top of the comment list? Or make a separate setting for that sort of thing? Having certain comments always on top would be helpful.

Thanks!

P.S. Edited just for the fun of it :D
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iFanFics Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2014
I'm happy about this but I never liked the fact that it never fully deleted the comment. I don't want some thing that says "Hidden by owner/commenter", I want it fully gone.

G.O.N.E. 

When I delete comment's on my profile it's looks like a big ugly mess. I hate it. :I 
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:icondanlev:
danlev Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2014
Agreed! This has bothered me for a while. I will bring this up with the team. :)
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:iconoperaghost:
operaghost Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2014  Professional
Hide button should remove the comment from sight fully instead "Hidden by Commenter" to mimic delete feature better. 
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:iconrhylem:
Rhylem Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I have a bit of a problem with the "hidden  comment" part. I'm unable to see the comments when users decide to hide comments on my page. It's not in my inbox so I can't see it. I find that a problem because people may decide to spam and harass others and will have no idea who it is because they're unable to see the commenter.

On my account, I have the right to see who comments on my page despite them hiding it. Could you please look into that, because I really can't stand a bunch of hidden comments on my page.
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SilentSheWolf Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2014  Student General Artist
EDIT NEEDS TO BE AVAILABLE FOR LONGER!!!
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SpitfiresOnIce Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I notice that we still can't see "Hidden by Commenter" comments whether they are on our own page, art, journals, polls, or not. You don't even get them in your inbox once they are hidden. To be honest I'm really not glad about that... I wish the feature was either changed so we could either see it OR so it was undone. It has caused me more annoyance than bliss so far.
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:iconhopelessromantic721:
hopelessromantic721 Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2014   Traditional Artist
Um, question! The edit feature seems to be gone now...is this officially over?
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:iconlynucs:
lynucs Featured By Owner Edited Aug 3, 2014  Hobbyist Interface Designer
Being able to edit a comment after nearly 14 years of the site existing, took way too long.

Edit: It seems to work. :rofl:
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:iconhearsegurl:
HearseGurl Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2014
Is there a way to get help on this part?

Hide: To withdraw a comment you’ve previously posted, use the pencil menu’s “Hide Comment” option. This will remove your comment from view, remove it from the Message Center, and prevent it from getting replies, effectively erasing the comment from conversation.

Comments can be hidden by their owner at any time — there is no time restriction on this feature.


More people(Myself Included) are getting these things, I and others feel that a user is leaving nasty comments and then hiding them right away. Is there something that can be done about this, or as a community are we doing to have to deal with this drama? (It just makes some of us feel nervous)
I love all the stuff about the new comment feature except this. Any Tips?
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:icontwentysevenbucks:
TwentySevenBucks Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2014
Yay finally >.<

Just one question: Why make the "edit comments" thing avaliable only in the first 24 hours?
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:iconapple-tank:
Apple-Tank Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2014  Student Artist
Probably to avoid abuse. One can theoretically post something, wait for someone to reply, then change one's own comments to make the other guy look like an idiot. I can't remember where, but I distinctly remember someone trolling someone using the delete comment function on Facebook.
Basically, P1 goaded P2 into claiming she wasn't talking to herself, then P1 deleted all his comments, effectively making it look like she was arguing with an imaginary friend.
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:icontwentysevenbucks:
TwentySevenBucks Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2014
well it's easy to assume what actually happened, right?

I know people can be stupid sometimes but no way are they that lonely >.<
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:iconalphamanifest:
AlphaManifest Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
FINALLY.
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:iconawesometrinket:
OMG YUSH YUSH YUSH :D :D :D
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:iconpfaccioxx:
Pfaccioxx Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2014   General Artist
Feature comments: Um... ok... seems pointless to me, but it's not hurting anything any we don't HAVE to use it so ok
hide comments:ok, seems fair enough
edit comments: (O_O) YES!

up-voted comments: Um... depends on how it's implemented, and how it effects comments, if it's an opsanol thing, or if you can ajust how that would effect you then I'm ok with this, otherwise... errr....
comment sorting: Could be useful depending on how it's implemented
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:iconponyenterprisesii:
PonyEnterprisesII Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2014   Photographer
BOUT FREAKING TIME!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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:iconfordz-anims:
Fordz-Anims Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
EDIT BUTTON finally.
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:iconrebeljaguar:
RebelJaguar Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
YAY
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:iconsayarl:
Sayarl Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2014
So helpful! Thank you!  :)
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:iconjedi-cat:
Jedi-Cat Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
This is so cool
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:iconphalanxander:
Phalanxander Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2014  Hobbyist
This is great! Thank you for doing this!
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:iconpuffiins:
puffiins Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
now we only need a like button <3
amazing feature, i've been waiting for this!
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:iconthedrummer96:
TheDrummer96 Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
FANTASTIC!
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:iconthekilleropekui:
TheKillerOpekui Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
FINALLY.
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SOFIAMETALQUEEN Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2014  Professional Interface Designer
nice, ha!

it is cool to take back comment if posted it by mistake or if webmaster of my pages have posted his opinion under my name only because forgot to log out from gallery and post comments to someone's stuff from personal page.
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YazzoB Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2014   General Artist
All I can say about this is...FINALLY!!
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