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Change Log

  • The "remove from group" option was not functioning for journal deviations that were submitted to Groups. Fixed by muteor
  • The link to toggle mature content in browse linked to an error page for logged out users. Fixed by allixsenos
  • Having a "don't forget to comment!" message display after faving deviations with disabled comments didn't really make any sense. Fixed by drommk
  • "Deleted content" placeholders were still displaying in search results. Fixed by allixsenos
  • The "My Faves" section of dAmnIT! stopped working. Fixed by helloandre
  • On the shop checkout page, the credit card type for stored cards was not displaying. Fixed by allixsenos
  • The standard "edit" button was not displaying on the deviantID widget until the deviantID widget was filled out completed. Fixed by shadowhand
  • deviantART muro was down for a short period of time.  Fixed by shadowhand

Sta.sh


  • The drag-and-drop file upload feature was lacking a progress meter in stacks. Fixed by samshull
  • The artistic nude section was not auto-tagged as mature. Fixed by aMoniker
  • When submitting a Sta.sh item, the "more options" section would not work properly for deviantART muro Redraw items while using Internet Explorer. Fixed by adahacker
  • When linking to a page with "#" in the URL, the page did not redirect correctly if you were logged out. Fixed by samshull
  • The order of items within a stack changed after uploading. Fixed by samshull
  • The Sta.sh login page briefly flashed the incorrect page. Fixed by adahacker
  • When browsing through items using the "next" and "previous" buttons, editing the description wouldn't work. Fixed by aMoniker
  • Dragging-and-dropping a folder from your desktop into the upload area of Sta.sh created a broken item. Fixed by kouiskas
  • Renaming an item wasn't working properly for ZIP files. Fixed by kouiskas
  • When a single item was selected, there was an error when trying to rename the item. Fixed by samshull

Sta.sh Writer


  • When a deviation is embedded into a Sta.sh Writer document, you can now hover over it and use the pencil menu to switch it into a text link. Fixed by Alisey
  • Some comments had been migrated to deviations without the journal/news count being fully updated, making the comments be hidden. Fixed by kemayo
  • Embedding deviations using the "add link" toolbar was just dumping in a raw image, not a properly embedded deviation like the sidebar creates. Fixed by inazar
  • The "smart embeds" checkbox was removed from the "add link" menu, making the behavior default. Fixed by Alisey

Your Feedback
 

Thanks for your feedback in last week's Site Update!
  • By and large, users looking for resources like dA's Resources gallery. Some users have trouble finding resources because of search restrictions.
  • Users who upload resources struggle with people who fail/refuse to credit their resources, and often don't know if/when their resources are being used to begin with, or used properly. In addition, there's not necessarily any notification for a resource provider as to whether or not their resources are useful to others.
  • Sorting deviation stacks from friends and groups in your Message Center. From InsaneKane87
  • The file size limit of avatars should be increased. From aha-mccoy
  • Add the ability to edit written works that were submitted through the original submission process using Sta.sh Writer. From raberbagirl
  • Adding the ability to easily write on someone's Profile Page after they've added one of your deviations to their Favourites. From AmethystPendant
  • The emoticon legend modal window should allow you to continue writing your comment as you're selecting emoticons. From pika
  • The emoticon legend is not available on the page used to compose a new Journal Entry. From pika
  • Adding the ability to disable comments on journals and Group journals like on deviations. From Andecaya
  • Users would like a feature that saves their frequent and/or last used settings for submitting deviations. From mnoruzi
  • Bringing back the light/dark background options for literature submitted through Sta.sh Writer. From Skandron
  • bradleysays created a visual suggestion regarding crediting resources used in a deviation:
VS1: Resources Deviation Box by bradleysays

:lightbulb: Discuss
 
How do you feel about the way deviantART gathers member feedback?
In our weekly Site Updates, we've been actively reading over member suggestions, compiling them, and then publishing them in the next week's Site Update. When we find viable member suggestions, we take them into consideration, save them for future use, or sometimes even put them directly into our queue to be worked on. We also actively look through the Suggestions Forum and the deviantART Suggestions gallery.

Keep in mind that sometimes great ideas cannot be taken into immediate consideration because of technical limitations, priority, or dependance on future features. For instance, there are times where members want a small part of a feature changed, but we have plans to redo the feature entirely, so the small change can sometimes be an unnecessary use of resources.

That being said, how do you feel about the process we've been using to gather feedback? How do you feel that it could be improved? What way do you feel most comfortable submitting suggestions?

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:iconartiechokes:
artiechokes Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
"That category doesn't allow this type of deviation" - what is this horror?!?
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:iconmayagwin:
Mayagwin Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2015
"That category doesn't allow this type of deviation." 
It doesn't fit into ANY category!! :( 
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:iconcrunchyjello:
CrunchyJello Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2014  Student Writer
"That category doesn't allow this type of deviation"- first timer so yeah, what to do about this?
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:iconchococat26:
Chococat26 Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2014  Student
Whenever I try to submit drawings on deviantart Muro,it says I haven't logged in!!!!
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:iconabandonedintel:
AbandonedIntel Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2014  Hobbyist Filmographer
"That category doesn't allow this type of deviation"

Are you serious
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:iconmarisa-hiyama:
Marisa-Hiyama Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
That category doesn't allow this type of deviation D:
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:iconchanii-san:
ChaNii-san Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I'm having the same issue with submitting as Zilly and Furious, I want to submit my story that i've finally gotten around to perfecting and all im getting is: That category doesn't allow this type of deviation....please help .__.
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:iconfurioushun:
FuriousHUN Featured By Owner May 12, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Yeah, I having the same issue,like Zilly666 . -_-
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Zilly666 Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
That category doesn't allow this type of deviation. (yeah great update)
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:iconscatteredwords:
scatteredwords Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
"Sorting deviation stacks from friends and groups in your Message Center." :fingerscrossed:
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:iconshadowflashdabearded:
Keep up the good work.
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:iconpsychozombii:
PsychoZombii Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I love what you guy's have been doing, and all the hard work you put in! :D

But...there's been some problems with group folders. Even though I set permissions for certain folders allowing all to submit to it, people still tend to have problems submitting. This isn't just my group though, it's a handful of other groups too.

Also, comments. An option to delete them would be very nice. Hidden comments are really unattractive.

Besides that, keep up the good work! :thumbsup:
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:iconcyphervisor:
CypherVisor Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2012
Featured here Feature-O-Matic - Edition #02

Consider faving:+fav: it! :hug:
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:iconfractaljunkie:
fractaljunkie Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2012  Student General Artist
I think I posted on the wrong thing, but this is awesome, too. I'm glad to see open collaboration so broadly and proudly embraced by dA.
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:iconlazy-the-king:
Lazy-the-King Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2012  Student General Artist
There's been some problems with Notes, not only with me but with a few of my friends.

It's caused some HUGE inconveniences and misunderstandings, but sometimes Notes dont actually send, although they say they do.

I sent a note to a friend today, who's computer I am on now, and it said it was sent, but she hasn't gotten in. She's not a beta tester, either, nor is anyone else who's had problems with this that I've heard of.

This is the forth time I've dealt with this and the third-fourth time this has happened to her as well, and I'm not sure of the others (I know through her).

The user I am talking about is ~destry333 and again I'd like to stress that the note is marked as "sent successfully," and can still be found in the sender's outbox, but the recipiant never receives it

please look into this!

-Lazy.
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:iconsuperhellokittyfan98:
wat is this???
#...
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:iconkatkooota:
KatkoOota Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2012   Digital Artist
I can't submit my brush =/ whenever I want to choose a category it says "that category doesn't allow this type of deviation" even though my file is PSD ( i also tried PNG and ABR) but it's all the same =/ ( i tried to use the resources-> application -> photoshop brushes/photoshop PSD

:(
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:iconjadedgothbutterfly:
JadedGothButterfly Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I have the same problem. How did you get by it?
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:iconschplitzkriegs:
Schplitzkriegs Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
[link]

I made it. I'm not very good at making these, in fact I'm relatively new to making dA suggestions.
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:iconschplitzkriegs:
Schplitzkriegs Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
How about this? A "Thanks For the Fave" button located at the top of someone's dA page. This would be good, in the event that people think that "thanks for the fave" comments are considered spam (I consider them spam), and do not want their page crowded with those comments. I'm going to get started on a visual suggestion pic of this.
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spring-sky Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I just wish that the deviations being in storage doesn't show when you search .

I was searching the "Resources" for "Rabbit" stock image ,I've got more than 10 stored deviations in one page .

That's a waste of our time because instead of these 12 or 13 stored pictures I could've had more interesting pictures .
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:iconkubulu:
Kubulu Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
Could you perhaps raise your standards? I'm pretty sure galleries such as the following are absolutely not art:

[link]

We refer to this as camwhoring, and content as such degrades the community here further by taking a shit on standards, if any, and further trashing dA's reputation.
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:iconxadrea:
Xadrea Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
unfortunately, it's not breaking any rules, so it's allowed
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:iconkubulu:
Kubulu Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
I know, I was just suggesting that dA could perhaps actually have a standard, but I know that won't ever happen. It's one of a few reasons I've stopped uploading my work here :/
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:iconxadrea:
Xadrea Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
you shouldn't stop uploading good work because someone is making bad work :) if anything, you'd be further pushing the fact that this website is really still around because of serious artists ^ ^
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:iconkubulu:
Kubulu Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
No no, that's not the reason I stopped. The reason I stopped is due to the fact that the theft level here is absolutely insane :stare:
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:iconxadrea:
Xadrea Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
oh yes, there's that debacle too :no:
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:iconkubulu:
Kubulu Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
Unfortunately :smoking:
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:iconeemeling:
Eemeling Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2012   Digital Artist
I'd like a use deviation option in the avatar changing
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:iconrocketypo:
rocketypo Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2012   Digital Artist
^
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:iconzhangsteven:
zhangsteven Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2012
there is many pictures are not displayed
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:icondarksena:
DarkSena Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2012   General Artist
These updates are nice, also the fixes but I wonder when the issue with
the thumbs will be solved. For Beta-Testers are visible the new previews
of the pictures but for everyone else are they still the same size. I wonder
are they going to be for everyone including public soon or is this still being
tested?
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:iconrjet33:
Rjet33 Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2012
Can you not find a way to fix the ability to turn a photo right side up if it loads sideways or upside down? I have the devil of a time getting my photos to load right side up sometimes. I have to go into a photo-editing type of software to turn it ride side up and then reload in to DA. I find that to be a real pain!
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:iconxadrea:
Xadrea Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
you don't edit your images before you upload them...? you really should...um I mean if you want your work to look it's best, it's not wise to use it as is and consider it a pain to make it better.
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:iconrjet33:
Rjet33 Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2012
Of course I edit my photos before I upload them. I hate it when people put words in my mouth. I don't recall saying I consider it a pain to make it better. I am specifically talking about the photos going in all different ways. Why won't they load upright and why can't it be fixed? Isn't that the question that I asked?
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:iconrjet33:
Rjet33 Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2012
Maybe I am not being clear enough. For instance, Facebook has Options under photos when you upload them. When you click on options, a drop-down menu appears and it gives you the option of rotating the photo left or right. I was just asking why DA doesn't have an option like that. It would be so much simpler because I can put the photo into Photo Filtre or some other photo-editing software and turn it, then reload it into DA and it is STILL turned wrong, so yes, I find that to be a royal pain. Maybe I explained it a little better? I don't mean I find editing my photos a pain, I strictly meant having to try and turn the photo in other software and then get it to load upright in DA. Usually it's the photos that I have taken with the camera turned sideways. Hope that makes better sense.
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:iconxadrea:
Xadrea Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Unfortunately, it's your responsibility to make sure that your work looks it's best before it's uploaded. If the image is uploading sideways, it means that you've saved it that way on your computer. In that case, you're going to have to make sure every single image is of the correct orientation before you load it, and that SHOULD NOT be loathsome, it's part of the artistic process. I don't snap a picture of something and immediately upload it, I always run it through a program to make sure that the color is correct, the orientation is correct, ect...
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Rjet33 Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2012
Thank you for your input, but I don't see why DA can't just put arrows or rotate right or left or something like FB and other social networks, it would make it soooooooooooooo much easier. I'm sorry if I find it loathsome (as you say) to have to go back into my photo-editing software like 3 or 4 times sometimes just to get one pic to load. I don't mind one time, but having to do it over and over (in this particular instance only) I do find quite annoying. I am not referring at all to editing my pics, only in trying to get it to load upright. I wonder if anyone else has this issue?
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:iconxadrea:
Xadrea Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
hmm, maybe it's an issue with your computer? also sometimes you can flip images on the camera before you transfer them to your computer. what operating system do you use?
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:iconrjet33:
Rjet33 Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2012
I think that is the photos I am having trouble with, the ones that I take with the camera vertical instead of horizontal. Hope that makes sense.
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Rjet33 Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2012
XP Home Edition
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:iconrjet33:
Rjet33 Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2012
Sorry if that first message sounded a bit snappy. I've been ill and it has made me a bit cranky. Sorry. :(
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:iconxadrea:
Xadrea Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
that's ok
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:iconrjet33:
Rjet33 Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2012
Thank you, you are very sweet. :D
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:iconxadrea:
Xadrea Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
^ ^ you're welcome, sorry if i came off sounding mean to begin with lol, i didn't fully understand your issue
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NatureGuide Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
A few things:

What if you could EDIT and delete your comments? That would be really nice! :)


Let's say that you find a story that is being uploaded in chapters by a certain user. What if you don't care for anything else this user is uploading, but you really want to read the rest of that story. My suggestion is that you introduce "categories" or something of the like, where people can create categories that, when they upload the deviation, there is a checkbox or series of them, depending on how many different categories they have (*checkbox* [Story Title Here]) and people can choose to +watch just one category. Another way to do this is to have ways to +watch only a specific collection of a deviant's deviations (in their gallery). When they added another chapter, you would be notified. :)

As to the listed feedback, I like all of the suggestions! :)
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:iconxadrea:
Xadrea Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
i think if there was a time limit to how long you could edit comments it would be cool, but there could be a lot that could go wrong with that :XD:
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:iconnatureguide:
NatureGuide Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I suppose... :)
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:iconkitlightning:
KitLightning Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2012   Traditional Artist
"What if you could EDIT and delete your comments? That would be really nice! "

Its really not something you'll ever want on dA. Editing comments with a history preserving the entirety of the original comment I can see as logical, but editing the text without any history or directly deleting a comment is asking for trouble.
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:iconnatureguide:
NatureGuide Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Well, if you could add a line that was always preceded by EDIT "([date here]):" instead of having to reply, that would be nice.
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