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Site Update: January 20, 2012

Fri Jan 20, 2012, 2:54 PM

Last week, we posted the first site update of 2012, which brought in over 2,500 comments. In this update, you'll find all the feedback from those comments gathered into the Your Feedback section below, just after the Change Log, which will tell you about some brand new updates we just launched, as well as all the bugs fixed since the last update.

Trophy  Last week's most popular update: You can now put exclamation marks in deviation titles! - Added by $allixsenos 

Change Log


:bulletblue: What's New
  • "My Tagline" is no longer a required item when filling out your profile. - Added by $Nodren
  • Implemented support for "Free Premium Memberships Day." - Added by $Nodren
  • Added the ability to publish winners of the Design Battle T-Shirts contest as "for sale" in the deviantWEAR shop. - Added by #ArtBIT
  • Added a link to deviantART's Google+ Page on the footer. - Added by $helloandre
:bug: Bug Fixes
  • Group avatars now display correctly in the "journal portal" section of the footer. - Fixed by #ArtBIT
  • Llamas for everyone! An error has been resolved that caused the llama trade page to display completely blank for deviants who have not yet received a llama. - Fixed by $knightar
  • Journals are no longer restricted to a minimum width on the deviation page - Fixed by $kemayo
  • Fixed the command+enter keyboard shortcut on Macs in the "Send as Note" box on deviation pages. - Fixed by $helloandre
  • News article previews are now stripped of ugly HTML tags that sometimes displayed in the Message Center. - Fixed by $kemayo
  • The "Journal Comments" section on activity pages has been removed since journal comments are now displayed under the main "Comments" section. - Fixed by $samshull
  • Fixed the positioning of the "Remove Deviation From Group" button on deviation pages. The button was sometimes escaping its box! - Fixed by $samshull
  • Fixed a very rare journal migration failure which duplicated a single journal into several deviations. - Fixed by $sgrahamUK
  • Fixed a very short-lived issue with renaming collections. - Fixed by $Nodren
  • A very small number of deviants who were unable to delete an empty collections can now delete them. - Fixed by $Nodren
  • The "Discover" menu item used to be completely stuck on the "stick menu" and can now be removed. - Fixed by $knightar
  • A text mis-alignment was causing long lists of deviants to overlap in the "recipients" field of the "send note" form. - Fixed by $kemayo

:bulletblue: What's New
  • On your, stacks and stashed items now have a completely new button layout - it's now much easier to get to Submit, Delete, Move; and you can now rename any item by clicking on its name. - Added by $adahacker
:bug: Bug Fixes
  • Fixed "previous" and "next" keyboard navigation while viewing items in - Fixed by $aMoniker
  • If you try to give the same name to two stacks, the error message is now a bit more user-friendly. - Fixed by $aMoniker
  • Fixed drag-to-select that was broken after switching to a different page. - Fixed by $kouiskas
  • Fixed multiple with renaming items in, including errors while using apostrophes and double quotes, as well as an error that wouldn't allow deviants to click items after renaming a stack from within the stack's page. - Fixed by $kouiskas
  • Improved auto-saving on while making changes to an item. - Fixed by $kouiskas
  • In Chrome, we were forced to disable instant thumbnail generation when uploading a large file because of a bug in Chrome. - Fixed by $kouiskas
  • Fixed some visual issues with stacks, including shadows and thumbnail display. - Fixed by $kouiskas, $aMoniker Writer

:bulletblue: What's New
  • Journals now always clickable Title links, even when they're not in groups - Added by $kemayo
  • Advanced Journal Skin makers can now use + > ~ [attr] :not() in their CSS skins! - Added by $loopstart
:bug: Bug Fixes
  • The "Journal History" module was displaying dates as 1970 when in the "browse" view on the Journal tab. - Fixed by $kemayo
  • The "This edit is minor" checkbox, for controlling whether an edit is sent out to all your watchers, sometimes doesn't appear when editing a Writer deviation. - Fixed by $inazar
  • Some category pickers allowed deviants to submit to protected categories, including the "deviantART Inc" category. - Fixed by $kemayo
  • After submitting a deviation through Writer, pressing the "back" button no longer causes weird behavior. - Fixed by $Alisey
  • You can no longer remove the category from a published deviation. - Fixed by $kemayo
  • Restored the ability to submit a journal entry to a group through the inline editor after it had already been published. - Fixed by $kemayo
  • In Writer, "journal extras" was showing up even when no skin is selected. This has been removed. - Fixed by $inazar
  • It is no longer possible to accidentally select text outside of the Writer editing area. - Fixed by $kemayo
  • Some old journals were able to break outside of their boxes on the journal tab. - Fixed by $Alisey
  • Fixed an old issue that "Reject" votes on news articles counted as favourites. - Fixed by $sgrahamUK
  • Fixed uploading files by dragging them onto the Writer sidebar in Firefox. - Fixed by $Alisey
  • A rather amusing bug was causing Ctrl-Z to undo and then immediately redo in Writer, making undo seem broken! - Fixed by $Alisey
Your Feedback

:bulletblue: Requests
  • Add the Google +1 button and the Facebook Like button to deviation pages. - From =Mary-Jane-Stokely and ~StancyMcKatt
  • After we added the ability to have "!" characters in deviation titles, some deviants requested other characters (such as & ? * " @ ' [] () ...). - From *PinkLace *chriseastmids *ninjatron ~Alisbet, and others
  • On Journal deviation pages, add the "Remove from Messages" option that appears on art deviations. - From ~PerfectDerealization
:bug: Known Issues
  • When editing a journal, there is a bug that sometimes reverts the category to "Personal". We will look into the cause of this bug. - From =Loona-Cry
  • When writing a comment, pressing the "tab" key — which normally selects the "Preview" button — scrolls the browser scrolls to the top of the page. We looked into this issue and it appears to only be happening on comment replies. We will identify the cause. - From =fyuvix
  • When writing a really long comment, the "preview" button does not work. We have identified the issue causing this and will be looking into a fix. - From *AspiredWriter
  • If your mouse's middle button is set to open links in new tabs, it does not work properly in the Message Center. We're looking into this issue. - From *AspiredWriter
  • When adding a lot of deviations to Writer, the images sometimes disappear once you save the post. We're looking into it.
  • When copy and pasting text from Microsoft Word into Writer, some HTML tags are not stripped and will display with the text. - From ~KettouRyuujin
  • It is not possible to submit journals to groups without submitting to your personal journal.
Carried Over From Last Week
  • Not everybody wants to put huge images in their journals when using Writer. You should be able to choose the default size for all added images. - From *Lionsong, ~NovemberWishes, and more
  • Writer's Auto-Save should not be affecting already-submitted deviations - it should be auto-saving your changes to your Drafts! We'll be fixing this so that your edits don't accidentally leak out early. - From =violetstory
  • It is not possible to set a preview image for literature made via Writer. - From =JazZeke, *JamieMDavies, and many more
  • Writer should have additional formatting options, including bullet points, margins - everything you would expect from a desktop word processor. - From *JamieMDavies, ~KettouRyuujin, and more!
  • Right now, even if you have a full of files, you can't access any of them from the main Submit page, or from the Print Submission page. This is something we're working on correcting. - From *sleepyowlet
  • Right now, thumbnails can't be used on deviantART - partially because it would mean 'bigger plz icons' in a lot of places, and partially because is meant to be that little bit separate. It's been suggested that we could allow the thumbs, but always put a "" overlay on them to mark them clearly. This is a cool idea that we'll definitely give more thought to! - From =HMFS
  • Simple: In Writer, the Tab Key should indent! - From ~Remy1716
  • Some are requesting that work on their mobile phones too - it's something we're definitely going to look at a little further down the road. But, as with everything, keep the requests keep coming in if it's something you want to see! - From ~AdolftheWolf, ~narutokunobessed, and more
  • Instead of having its own file-saving system, deviantART muro should just save to And so it will! - From ~josehedgehog
  • YouTube embeds aren't working too well if you paste the embed code that their site gives you! We're going to fix this up, but in the meantime try the "Add Link" menu at the top to insert a youtube embed! - From =daigonite
  • The "Change Size" & "Move" buttons sometimes don't show up on images added to a Writer document. Still trying to figure out what's causing it! - From =katara-alchemist, =FullMetalMono, and more
  • Stray "closing tags" can end up appearing in Writer posts when experimenting with HTML. We're working on it! - From ~0567tlz 

:lightbulb:  Discuss These Ideas!

Here are some ideas that were brought up in the last site update that require a bit more discussion, planning, and debate. We want to hear your thoughts!
  • Multi-deviation publishing. Many deviants requested features that made it easier to publish multiple deviations. Some of these suggestions included the ability to schedule deviations, easier multi-deviation uploading, and the ability for to remember the settings you used last (for example: licenses, enabling or disabling comments and critiques, etc.). - From ~WindBlade-Zero, *StrangeOrangeFish=tkay, ~Eravee, and many more: including this awesome drawn request from ~iastudio - [link]
  • Editing and deleting comments. Some deviants would like the ability to delete comments. Some would like to edit comments to fix typos, formatting errors, or to clarify the comment. We're looking into offering a "Undo Send" button (similar to what Gmail offers). But, the notion of comment deletion treads on an old tradition of deviantART: its history. If you have made a comment, it's out there for the world to see. If you're in a forum discussion, and you start a subthread, you're not allowed to go back and delete the comment that started it all. It would leave a gap in an otherwise complete picture. It can be damaging to the community when you have the ability to say something and then later change what you've said, especially after people have replied. - From ~catanddogs ~FHjake, =Frankief, *PinkLace, ~black-cat16-stamps, ~Tai-shan, =Gex78, ~Masterluigi452, =ObakeDreams, =Wolfiegirl3005, =YourNumbr1Fan, *AilynnStarlight, *akibara, =Tophthetomboy, ~BetweenTheTeardrops, and others
  • Username changes. This has been an ongoing request from the community. There are major technical challenges around this feature, but we'd like to find a way to offer it. We'd like to hear more from you. Why do you want to change your username? What should happen to your old username? What should happen to your history on deviantART? Should old comments display your old or new username? - From *ziopork, ~mimi1708, ~Hayhayluvpokemon, ~CanyonFox, =PainterSai, =Kami-Hoshi, ~mayeru, *PrincessFirestix, ~WolfxOfxSilver, =Nawyat, =AM-WorldHero, =TheLeopordDiva, ~wolfboyomega, ~luvXallXthingsXanime, ~CloverFieldIsPownage, and others
  • "Report Deviant" buttons on profiles. - From *SukkaandKataang, ~BobaTeaAddict, and others
  • Search through notes and conversation view. Some deviants would like the ability to search through their own notes. Some requested the ability to view all notes between you and another deviant. - From `rydi1689, ^kasumichan2003, `ClefairyKid, *SenshiStock, and others
  • Search through favourites. Some deviants would like the ability to search through their own favourites. - From *lady-cybercat, ~IcyPheonix, ~sonicthemeatball, *Waffles-time, =Tophthetomboy and others
  • International characters in deviation titles. - From =fan4battle, ~SeddieThunder ~Orima-Kazooie and others
  • Gallery folders within gallery folders. - From ~Chemicide, *drawitout, *Yubinada, ~IIIXII, and others
  • Deviation series. Some artists would like the ability to easily create a deviation series (for comic book pages, a photoshoot series, literature chapters, etc.). - From =Mysticbynd and others
  • Mobile support improvements. Do you prefer the mobile interface, or do you disable it when you use your phone? Do you use deviantART on a tablet? What are the main problems and benefits you encounter?
  • Preserving color profiles in deviations. deviantART has always removed color profile information from files - mostly because we remove nearly ALL meta data - partially for cleanup, for privacy, for virus cleaning - for a million reasons. There are a lot of technical challenges around offering this. Should this apply to all submissions? Just Portfolio submissions? How important is this issue? From *arth1
  • Writer-style editing in comments. Not everyone knows HTML. Some people would like to see a Writer-style editor in comments, which would allow you to easily format a comment without typing in codes.

Last week, we posted the first site update of 2012, which brought in over 2,500 comments. In this update, you'll find all the feedback from those comments gathered into the Your Feedback section below, just after the Change Log, which will tell you about some brand new updates we just launched, as well as all the bugs fixed since the last update.
Add a Comment:
TheSimpleCartoonist Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2013  Student General Artist
Yo DA!! I can't search things with out there being an issue. Also while using this site on Google Chrome, DA seems to eat words. I'm getting tired of having to refresh the page and quickly reading what is missing. This only happens on DA using Google Chrome and its hella annoying. Please how to get this to them?
MAGANNEAL Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
AngelTheHedgehog51 Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2013
Question; has the whole "Folders within folders" thing been decided on? If so how does it work? I'm also curious if it works with favorites, I'd find that quite handy if it did. (Please excuse what might have been a dumb question.)
LieaTheElf Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
i keep trying to add a signature and it keeps saying that my changes were save successfully but every time i type a comment it doesn't appear. so if you could please fix that bug i'd really appreciate it.
Neko1Inu2Kitsune3 Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Um, I don't know if this is a bug or just my outdated IE, but when I try to take a picture out of a group and I've submitted the picture with, I can't do it from the edit page on the deviation. I kind of found a way around it, but I just thought I'd let you know ^^
AlphaPower Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2012   General Artist
Lionesses101 Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2012
I'm just going to write the comment for this site update journal...
I've got a problem. I went to my favourites and clicked an arrow beside the picture that I selected. I wanted to move a picture to the folder and then it said that I have no folders! Can you fix the problem please?
Lionesses101 Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2012
*a folder
Ncj700 Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
:bulletblack:Multi-deviation publishing. I think this is a good idea for people who upload very regularly.

:bulletblack:Editing and deleting comments. I don't think that we should be allowed to delete comments after a certain time limit, but the 'undo comment' button is a very good idea. I've lost count of how many times I've made accidental typo's with emoticons or just general spelling and punctuation. It irritates me to no end that we can't fix our comments. Also, accidental non-closing of HTML brackets! We cant fix it, so we end up with a whole two paragraphs of italis-ised words when we only wanted one! AAAARRRRRGGGGGH!!! No! This is definitely needed!

:bulletblack:Username changes. A good idea. This will stop people having to make new accounts when they get tired of their username.

:bulletblack:"Report Deviant" buttons on profiles. A very good idea. The current process for this is way too fiddly for new users especially. I've wanted to report a couple of people, but either because of time or other factors, haven't able to do so because i could figure out how to do it. A button on the profile would be very useful.

:bulletblack:International characters in deviation titles I'm not a foreign language speaker but I can see how this would be useful for users who don't speak English. Restricting the characters in deviation titles in general is a bad idea in my opinion. It's too restrictive on what is and isn't allowed. Some punctuation marks can't be used, but they completely change the tone in the title of a piece, and the title is important to the viewers perception of a piece as a whole. I think it would simply be better to limit the number of characters in a deviation piece rather what characters can be used in it.

:bulletblack:Gallery folders within gallery folders. This is a fantastic idea, and it shouldn't be one limited to premium users either! I think this should also be extended to favourites too. I have a folder for fanfiction that, despite inclusion of numbering titles and chapter covers to differentiate stories, is a complete mess. It's also a pain having to cycle through a large number of favourite folders to find the one I'l looking for. As some of them are inter-related, having sub folders would be a huge improvement. I'd also like to recommend a new ordering system to galleries alphabetical and numerical values would be good options to have.

:bulletblack:Mobile support improvements. The mobile interface could use a few improvements. It's been a while since I last used it, so it might have changed now, but the number of visible deviation in the messaged or home section is simply too small on the iPad. A lot more could be fitted in on iPads and tablets. I don't think it matters so much for phones, but on larger devices it could use improving.

:bulletblack:Writer-style editing in comments.This would be extremley useful. I think it should be applied to thing like uploading fiction and the artist comment box too. I lucky enough to know basic HTML, but it took forever to learn it, and typing it in takes a while. Especially for uploading text from a file, and that's only for things like bolt and italics and strike-thought text. I think it would help alot of people, not just those who don't know HTM codes

I don't know if it has been addressed or not, but i would like to be able to upload images and text into the same file in stash, much like you can give uploaded text a cover in the normal deviation upload page.

matheusjose195 Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Otimas Mudanças deste Meu Site Favorito
TheetyPie Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2012  Student Writer
There's one thing I'm really getting a little frustrated with that is really sorta confusing me.......

Sometimes, when I upload pictures I've taken on my phone (after uploading them to my computer, of course) , it rotates them to the right or left, especially when I don't want it to. And it doesn't fix it when I upload it, because I actually tried to rotate them back in an editing program and it didn't work. When they finish uploading into the submission area, they're rotated back to the right or left again.
D: I'm just confused as to why it keeps doing it. I was wondering if it's a problem other people are having, too.
icetech5201 Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2012
LinaThanatos Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2012  Hobbyist
I have a problem (that I'm having right now) when writing comments anywhere in dA when using my iPad. The browser closes on me after a few words. And I mean closes. All tabs have to reload when I reopen Safari, ergo, I have to rewrite the whole comment or, as I'm doing now, I have to white it somewhere else and then copy/paste it and send it really fast so it won't be deleted. For the record, this only happens to me when writing comments in dA. I have no such problems with facebook, or blogs, or newspaper webs, or any other site with a comments system.
I really have no idea what's wrong. There is now exact time laps since I start writing to the momento Safari closes, or any set amount of words to trigger this problem. But it happens every single time.
If you could do something about this, I'd be infinitelly grateful
EasternCapricorn Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2012   Digital Artist
I have another suggestion I just thought of :>
Just a little thing.. but it could improve the idea that each user is an individual, y'know? xD

You know the way we have a gender associated with our profiles? (even though it can be disabled)
Like for our gallery stats where it says *usermame* has however amount, he/she/they commented however amount...

What if, when you watch or favorite something.. it could say *username* has added *said title/username* to his/her favorites or devwatch..?
(or for those profiles without set gender, "their")
careas Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2012
Perhaps allow groups to have pictures for the gallery folders like you can with user galleries.
I don't know whether that's possible. :hmm:
WraithWorshipper Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
The ability to change dA names sounds great for people whose art changes directions, but who do not want to delete their entire accounts to change names, as is currently done all the time right now. If I changed dA names, I would like to see all my comments and history be updated with the new username to maintain consistency.
Zero12590 Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Multi-deviation publishing.
This would be helpful.

● Editing and deleting comments.
I would love this as there are many times I have made a big typo, but can not change it.

● Username changes.
I personally really don't mind either way. Though I can understand why some would and know of many Deviants that have ran into this as a major problem.
● Report Deviant" buttons.

● Search through notes and conversation view
Sure. Not a big deal though, but I guess it could be hand at times.
● Search through favorites.
Not required, but why not.

● International characters in deviation titles.
I would like to put anything as a title as it is as important as the art its self.

● Gallery folders within gallery folders.
Yes! Please!

● Deviation series.
Yes! Please!

● Mobile support improvements.
Yes!!! Yes!!! Yes!!!

With the world moving to more mobile devices and the fact as I am sure you know art can come up ANY where at ANY time. Thus I feel there needs to be a great change. Note just a little here and a little there but complete mobile support. I suggest writing all the Flash in HTML 5 as it would give better performance to  the site and enable more mobile support and to resize things so that they are not extremely hard to click using a mobile device. Right now the website is extremely unfriendly to use on a mobile device. The alternative would be to create a DeviantApp that supports EVERYTHING that the desktop version does. Look around you. There are millions of artists of all kinds here, surely you could find one that could assist in building a much better website and or a mobile app. And I am sorry to say but the mobile website that is there is a joke. I could only use it for about three days four years ago and have never used it again. It has no support behind it and has yet to get a update or rewrite in four years.

Please fellow artists if you agree vote.

● Preserving color profiles in deviations.
I feel its not that big of a deal.

● Writer-style editing in comments.
It would help.
BucketofSnapdragon Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I'd really like to be able to change my username. I've learned the errors of my ways in choosing a name from a fandom and I would like to be able to choose something more unique to me.
KatTheFoxtaur Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist

I have been growing VERY tired of my "tailsthekitsune" username. It was an old username that I stopped using a long time ago. I have given my OC a name since then, and stopped using Sega's Tails as my RP character. That being said, I would not like to leave all my hard work (artwork, journals, comments, favourites, etc.) behind and having to create a new name.

My view is this: If you do change your name, it will update everywhere on deviantART to match the new username and/or avatar. Basically working like you've been that user from the beginning.

Mainly, I would not want to lose my statistics (pageviews, watchers, friends, etc.) I could handle having to upload new work to a new account, but I would not want to lose the people watching me and my statistics, as it's very hard to get everyone watching me now to update to a new account.

This could be done on a case-by-case basis, like converting an old "group" user account into an official Group. For my case, I already registered a username I'd move into, as I've seen many people stealing others' usernames, and didn't want that happening to me. So that'd be another challenge of renaming yourself, would be converting your old account into one that's already been registered.

But this is something I've really wanted for many years on dA. I do hope to see this feature soon! :3
theAgeofEscape Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2012
are you going to allow name change and comment deletion?
sonicthemeatball Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2012
I have a few more suggestions:
- Make it impossible to disable comments. I imagine most people (>90%) want to be able to comment on all deviations.
- Allow users to disable certain types of group invites. (For example, we should have the right to only receive invites to Members. If I can only be an admin for one more group, I don't want to waste it.)
- Allow users to opt out of receiving contest notices. Some people (mostly those of us who never enter contests) find them annoying.
- Allow users to opt out of prize draws. I, for one, would feel guilty receiving a prize that could have gone to someone else.
Minakie Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
"I imagine most people (>90%) want to be able to comment on all deviations."

I agree, but it should be the artist's decision on whether or not they want comments for that specific artwork. I mean, it is their work. If you really want the artist to know what you think about a certain piece you could always send them a note ;)
sonicthemeatball Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2012
Thanks for the view.
ForestDwellerHouses Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2012  Professional Artisan Crafter
is there a way to restrict the immediate download of all the info on DA when i first log in and then letting me choose what i want to open? I am on limited bandwidth and get locked out for weeks at a time once i go over. So is there a slimmer trimmer way i can go to my profile and then open/see what i want?
KSA-Helal Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2012
Username Change
More Features
joselito1397 Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2012
I-glomp-u Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
Zukuarikiku-Chan Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2012  Hobbyist Filmographer
Yes to username changes!
meihua Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2012
Great work, guys :D I would love scheduled publishing!
Xuiology Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2012
The only problem I really had was with deleting deviations. After deleting, it would send me back to my profile, and that was so damn annoying. My suggestion is adding a "delete" option to the deviation drop down menu in the gallery (when you're editing and moving things around) to make it easier for multiple deleting.
Photopathica Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2012   General Artist
Murakii Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2012
USERNAME CHANGES. yes oh please oh please. have it like tumblr, where the contents of your page remain unchanged but the url and username change, leaving that username available for others.

multi deviation posting would be lovely, too (:

and the writer-style editing in comments, as well!

thank you SO much for updating dA, i've noticed and actually really liked all the changes! getting easier to access everything. i think dA's editing process is well thought out, considerate and very user friendly.

one last suggestion: make it easier to edit your gallery! it takes pretty long to have to go back to the gallery after every edit.
SunLex Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Darkrose42 Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
I would like to change my username because it's horrible and I was 17 and dumb when I made it.
Minakie Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I was 16 and dumb xD
Darkrose42 Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
So you know what I mean :D
vikusabluepower Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2012
vikusa buscar:vikusa sarerma.
Minakie Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
OMG! Is that my username over there? *hides ugly username* xD Ok, silly moment aside, onto the important business.

1. Why do you want to change your username?
Seriously? 'Cause when me and my friends were trying to create our DA accounts there was this (most annoying) glich that wouldn't let us chose a username, for it would always say the name was already taken even though it wasn't (trust me, we checked... every single one of them). We even tried foreign names or weird names we had invented ourselves. So we started making random combinations, adding numbers etc, like what you do when you're trying to create an e-mail account and the address you want is already being used and it so happens that "mimi1708" was the first random combination that it said was not being used yet. I was so frustrated with the damn thing (we had been trying to create a DA account for 3 days xD) that the minute it said the name was available I created the account out of impulse without thinking it straight.
Also, since up until now creating a new account was the only thing to do when we wanted to have our DA usernames changed, one of my friends has 4 DA accounts. What happened to the first 3 accounts she created? They died. Rest their soul xD And more accounts per person mean less available usernames for new users to chose from.

2. What should happen to your old username?
It should... become available in case any new members would want to use the random ugly thing? (just 'cause someone out there might actually have a decent username and still want to change it) "And what about people pretending to be other people?" You ask. I was thinking there could be a section of our Statistics page featuring our past usernames. Just a thought though.

3. What should happen to your history on deviantART?
Everything with my old username on it should display my new username but there should be a section in Statistics showing my previous usernames. Period. End of discussion. (this is the non-english speaker randomizing for not really having understood the question xD)

4. Should old comments display your old or new username?
New username if we follow the logic of my answer to question #2. Let's assume I change my username to XXX (ah! didn't really think I was gonna give away my ultra secret new username, did ya? :3) and some new user comes and creates an account with the now available again "mimi1708" username. If my old comments keep having my old username the person might say they were the ones who posted those comments (not really sure why someone would wanna do that, but you can't be to cautious on these things I guess)

Oh and by the way I'm LOVING that you're actually taking the time to collect suggestion for improvement from the community. You know what they say: "Two heads think better than one". And how many heads are we again? o.õ
Roseyx3 Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2012
I Wish you would get a Bigger ID.Not a minimized one.Its was first equal for everyone.But now only premiums are allowed <.<
FreeFlowingFabler Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
For your question of why one would wish to change their username, for me anyway, is because I created my user name during the time I was into a popular fad and thought it would be cool to call myself something from that fad. However now that I am over said fad, I regret having the name and wish to have a more original one. As for the old username I honestly would not mind it being open for use to someone else rather than it not being able to be used again. I would like to have old comments display my new username rather than my old one since it would lead to confusion, especially if it would be possible for someone else to use my old username.
beastsofbabylon Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2012   General Artist
A feature I would like:

In my messages, I would like a possibility to be able to sort through my Deviations from Groups or my Deviations from a single user (I.e. - There's a button that pulls up either "Group Deviations" or "Deviations from Individuals" ) - Unfortunately it's very hard to wade through the messages and be able to see uploads from individuals in comparison to group submission stacks!

Whether it be a different 'channel' in my messages entirely or not, I would like to be able to click a button or set it to where these two sets of deviations would be separated from each other.
vodkaffee Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2012  Hobbyist
oh, and one reason I want to change my username is that when I started I didn't know how to draw anything, so I choose a common name, now that I'm learning and improving I would like to change my name to one more recognizable and less casual
vodkaffee Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2012  Hobbyist
I have this bug, if I try to post a deviation in a group from the "submit to a group" button on deviation's page, it just shows me or let me choose 2 groups of all my groups, but before this fixes that option showed me 0 options so I think it's an improvement.
HubyLaaner Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
It's all good, but there's a very annoying bug what I hate so much. If I watch the newest deviations in devvatch and try to open one of them by the middle mouse button, it won't open in a new tub but open in the current tab. It's anoying becouse this way I have to go over those deviatations what I've just got over with. This happens during auto-saving. Is there any chance to solve this problem?
BeardedCreative Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2012  Hobbyist Interface Designer
Yes please find a fix so we can change usernames. I started with deviant art forever ago and would like to update the name but don't want to have to start over with uploads, comments, follows, friends. I just want to be able to change my name. I know this isn't an easy fix but would be one that we would appreciate. :nod:
PurpleShootingStar Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I still have a problem with viewing Daily Deviations. Whenever I click on "Browse" Only this comes up: [link]
Yaz-Al Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2012
in IE the box of the Ads is not "rounded corners" so with the comment boxes, button in the "browse favorites", problem with zoom out: texts go out from the boxes, and problem with zoom in: the ADS <div> is only div that keeps its width while other didn't and since you set the overflow to hidden some part of the page was then hide, and it keeps on left, good example is your "footer" try to zoom in, and look the extra space at the right of the window? and don't mention the footer's menu :( and many more!!!

I think you need a QA (Quality Assurance) with your site...
sweetlove967 Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
deviantART muro drawing Comment Drawing
A-Dimos Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2012  Professional Photographer
Jenetikitty Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2012
editing and deleting comments -- how about a short window where you can edit? 5 minutes or something. but I agree that deleting would be bad D:

username changes - yes! I see a lot of peopel who go "well, I'm not really 'flyinggoku666' anymore. I've had this account for years, but, the name annoys me and I'd much rather call myself TeapotPrince now." .... I think that the old username should remain 'out of circulation' for several months, and for that time period the old username should point to the new username... All old comments should be relabled... and there should be a way to tell if someone has changed their name (my first thought was a clear display on their frontpage for the first few weeks/month, then a button off somewhere that would show the history of their changes. also it should be limited to a once every few months sort of thing. to prevent someone from changing every 3 days.

"Report Deviant" buttons - PLEASE.

Search through notes and conversation view. Some deviants would like the ability to search through their own notes. Some requested the ability to view all notes between you and another deviant. -- YES PLEASE, it's so hard to keep track of things right now D: even jsut a search fuction that would search the two and from fields would be SO AWESOME.
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