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In our continuous effort to improve the deviantART experience, we're publishing Site Updates to keep members informed and to gather feedback. Below is a list of recent changes to the site, bug fixes, and feedback that was brought up by members in the last Site Update.

What's New

New Sta.sh Writer Look
Sta.sh Writer has a brand new look! In the original design, the look that you were presented with did not match the published version of the Journal. The new look is more consistent and also includes the title field in the default skin allowing you to title your Journal as you write it. Previously, you had to title your Journal after you were done writing it.




HTML Improvements (Beta Testers Only)
Journal writers who use HTML have asked for more control over their layout and the ability to use their own HTML to give their writing that extra bit of flare. Beta Testers are now testing improvements to the way Sta.sh Writer handles HTML, enabling advanced writers to seamlessly use both the live formatting editor and their own custom HTML at the same time. Read more about this feature and leave your feedback on the blog post.

Want to try this feature? Upgrade to a Premium Membership and enable Beta Testing in your Account Settings.


Bug Fixes


General
  • The "About Us" page on Groups did not properly show literature thumbs. Fixed by $shadowhand
  • Banned and deactivated users were able to access and post in the Shoutbox. Fixed by $DEVlANT
  • Small (under 150 pixel) transparent PNG deviation preview images were displaying a shadow. Fixed by $sgrahamUK
  • The Help Desk's bug report form was updated with more precise instructions on how to properly submit a bug. Fixed by $mpsb
  • Users had an option to block themselves in the comments dropdown (the option was shown but it did nothing). Fixed by $muteor
  • A small number of users had issues with authenticating via oAuth APIFixed by $shadowhand
  • In some browsers, the "Install" buttons were missing in the list of widgets on profile page's "Edit Page" mode. Fixed by $muteor
  • When viewing comment replies in the Message Center, the popup that displayed the original comment did not display deviantART muro comments. Fixed by $lendrick
  • Fixed various display issues with "Slideshow" button. Fixed by $muteor
  • A bug was fixed that prevented deviations that were in Sta.sh for a long time before being published, from being considered for the front page. Bug pointed out by *Hoshiichan
Sta.sh

  • Switching between pages on shared stacks was not working when logged out. Fixed by $samshull
  • In Chrome and Safari, it was not possible to open an image on page 2 or further of a shared stack. Fixed by $samshull
  • It was difficult to merge very small images because of the small area that you had to drag and drop in. Fixed by $samshull
  • In IE8, the positioning of hovercards was off by a couple of pixels. Fixed by $samshull
  • Stack shadows were slightly cut off on selected hovercards. Fixed by $samshull
  • When drag-selecting or keyboard-selecting a single item, the title wouldn't appear. Fixed by $samshull
Sta.sh Writer

  • Deviation titles were showing up in the Sta.sh sidebar, and now are not. Fixed by $kemayo
  • The Writer toolbar was all jumbled up for a short period of time. Fixed by $inazar

Your Feedback
  • Artists should be able to receive notifications when your work has been featured in a Journal. From *H3llana-mod
  • When we leave a group we should have an option to take all of our work with us. From =katara-alchemist
  • Add the ability to watch polls separately from Journals. Right now, they're grouped together. From ~paperandpencil
  • Some members requested CSS gradient support for Journals. `SanguineEpitaph in the Suggestions Forum
  • ~KogamiNeko24 suggested that members should get a notification when they receive a Daily Deviation. She included ~Esi0n's mockup of the feature.
  • Longer taglines on profiles. From ~Animefan170
  • When commenting and interacting with other people in Groups, show their member status (member, contributor, etc...). From =Venomeye 
  • For text deviations such as poetry and prose, the text entry mode and text preview mode displays different fonts and font sizes. This is especially frustrating when writing concrete poetry and other forms of writing that rely on the presentation of the actual text. Thanks for pointing out! We'll look into getting this fixed! From ~Shuriken95

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:iconalphapower:
AlphaPower Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2012   General Artist
:icondragontailfaster:
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:icondamariica:
Damariica Featured By Owner May 15, 2012  Student General Artist
:please: Could all people on deviantART possibly be able to create folders within folders? My favourites and gallery are messy; so an update like this would make it so much easier!
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:iconsunlightseven:
SunlightSeven Featured By Owner May 15, 2012  Student General Artist
I really wish we could change our group's name without having to delete the group.
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:iconyamitora1:
Yamitora1 Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
You guys need to fix the group permissions settings, they're all wonky and counter intuitive.

When you set a folder to automatically accept submissions from a contributor or admin, it removes their ability to edit said folder
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:iconmachinemademelody:
MachinemadeMelody Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Here's a suggestion:

Not all people use Sta.sh writer for writing journals. It would be great if there was another setup of Sta.sh writer for other literature besides journals. It just feels so awkward typing on a journal setup when knowing that you aren't writing a journal nor are trying to.

Not trying to overload the system, but it really would help if there was a second setup or skin or whatever for writing.
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:iconnotepadgirl:
notepadgirl Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2012
I have a suggestion on suggesting.:meow:

What if we could vote on the suggestions you pick, or at least support in a simple way as "liking" the suggestions? I want the community as a whole to be able to say what they think is important.
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:iconcatlikeacat:
catlikeacat Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2012   Digital Artist
Doubt I'll get an answer, comment in a sea of others and all, but has there been any more discussion about the ability to change usernames? That's still the one thing I want the most on this site and it was brought up a month or two ago briefly. Really would love to get a complete fresh start like I have on other sites without having to uproot everything.
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:icongdgraphic:
GDGraphic Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2012
Hello

deviantART muro drawing Comment Drawing
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:icontorbentobi:
TorbenTobi Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2012  Student Digital Artist
i gave my feedback for hiding aktivity and pageviews a few days ago. you told me that this is already possible. In Help chat they told me it is strange that it isnt possible to set both visibilitys seperatly and i should write a support ticket.
I got this Answer:
"Those two go hand in hand, so you can either hide or show both."

pls remove that and make it possible to give both different visibilitys.

I hope you understand my crappy english.
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:iconkeirtanaka:
KeirTanaka Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
You know how a deviant's art gallery has a search tab so we can isolate their results from the deviations of other deviants! Well what if groups had that search bar in their galleries as well so we don't have to go through page after page to see if we have deviations added to the gallery already!

It would also be great if the pic on the homepage of our groups were set instead of having to be random!

Can anyone tell me why my group's name is always displayed with the avatar above the name wheras everyone else's is displayed with the name beside their avatar?!
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:iconrevolt666:
Revolt666 Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Unnecessary width of the "Clear all featured bagdes" element ( here )
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:iconmidnight72summer:
midnight72summer Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2012  Student Artist
this is ssssoooo great!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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:iconsonicthemeatball:
sonicthemeatball Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2012
Here's another suggestion: change the privacy policy so a ban can be discussed with other people, if the banned person says it's okay. I've lost two friends, possibly forever, because of this stupid policy.
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:iconjosephangelo:
JosephAngelo Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2012  Professional General Artist
Excellent ideas for Notifications when your work is featured in other people's journals and when you receive a Daily Deviation. Great ideas. Hope they go into effect. :thumbsup:;):heart:
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:iconedgars-apprentice:
Edgars-Apprentice Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2012  Student Writer
What are the requirements to upload something into sta.sh? Does the file have to be a .jpg?
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:iconkatara-alchemist:
Katara-Alchemist Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2012  Student General Artist
No, the file doesn't have to be a .jpg. As long as the file follows the rules of the sites and isn't an audio/video file, you can probably be able to upload it.
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:iconedgars-apprentice:
Edgars-Apprentice Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2012  Student Writer
Thank you!
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:iconkatara-alchemist:
Katara-Alchemist Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2012  Student General Artist
Welcome.
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:iconin-dreams-we-lie:
In-Dreams-We-Lie Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
O.O I can remove things from my Faves with the Edit Pencil now!
Many thanks :love: Goodbye to all things stored!
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:iconkatara-alchemist:
Katara-Alchemist Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2012  Student General Artist
You can?! I must go investigate this!
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:iconin-dreams-we-lie:
In-Dreams-We-Lie Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
I can OuO Not in the gallery gallery yet, but a happy first step! :dummy: It's right there under 'Remove from folder' OuO
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:iconkatara-alchemist:
Katara-Alchemist Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2012  Student General Artist
I am so happy now!

So much sorting to do... :o
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:iconin-dreams-we-lie:
In-Dreams-We-Lie Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Right? I practically jumped and clapped my hands when I saw it there ^.^

Ugh, good luck with that XD
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In-Dreams-We-Lie Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
I don't know if this is a bug or my computer acting up, but at the moment Sta.sh does not allow me to change the fullview size of an image. Currently, it's pretty much set to original all the time ^^;
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:iconhelenamim:
HelenaMim Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Hi, In-Dreams-We-Lie.
Sta.sh doesn't allow you to change the fullview size of an image because this feature is removed. Instead of that they add an option to upload a second image as a preview one. In your image page at the right panel go to File: Add & Edit File>Change Preview Image.
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In-Dreams-We-Lie Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
They removed the feature from Sta.sh? :T That's a bit of a pain really, considering I only change the fullview size for coding purposes and then put it back... the preview image really wouldn't work for me for that :T I think I'll go back to using regular submissions if that's the case.
The preview image has been around for a while though hasn't it?
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:iconhelenamim:
HelenaMim Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Unfortunally they did :(. I agree with you, it is a pain & doesn't work for me either. The problem is that I uploaded many pics and now I can't change their preview size. I must edit them again (change their size) and reupload :no:

I have already gave a feedback ask them to bring back the feature but it seems I'm the only one who asks it so far. We will see..

Regular submissions is one way now.
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:iconin-dreams-we-lie:
In-Dreams-We-Lie Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Ah, it seems to be fixed now! Happy day
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:iconhelenamim:
HelenaMim Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Yes, it is fixed! Happy day :)
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:iconin-dreams-we-lie:
In-Dreams-We-Lie Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Huh. That really sucks ^^; I hope they return it to the way it was then. It makes no sense to do this.
When I put it as a help desk ticket a while ago they said it was a known issue and they were looking into it >.> I'm hoping that means it will be resolved...

Mmmhmm
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:iconkatara-alchemist:
Katara-Alchemist Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2012  Student General Artist
Have you reported the issue to the help desk?
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:iconin-dreams-we-lie:
In-Dreams-We-Lie Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Oh no, I didn't ^^; I always feel squeamish doing that because I'm never sure if it is just my computer or not >.>
I'll do it though >.>
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:iconkatara-alchemist:
Katara-Alchemist Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2012  Student General Artist
:nod: Hopefully they'll be able to fix it for you.
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:iconin-dreams-we-lie:
In-Dreams-We-Lie Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Alright XD I've submitted one. Thank you :)
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:iconkatara-alchemist:
Katara-Alchemist Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2012  Student General Artist
Welcome.
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:iconpokebulba:
pokebulba Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Actually there is something I've found really annoying about the gallery is that when you are deleting old art from it like I did recently, it takes forever since you have to go deviation by deviation it took me almost a week and I was constantly searching for a quicker way to do it.
It's just a suggestion but is there any quicker way we can organize out gallery?
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:iconmorrokei:
Morrokei Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
What about a 'move to scraps' option with the 'remove from this folder' and 'copy to...' on the little edit pencil in the gallery? Often times I find myself wanting to move many pictures into my scrapbook and having to go through the 'edit deviation>category>scrapbook>ok>update' ten or so times is very frustrating and my gallery ends up being messy. :(
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:iconequave:
Equave Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:bulletred: :bulletred:
:bulletblack: I don't know if this has been suggested before, but it would be nice if there would be any way to see if you've already posted something into a forum thread. There could be some kind of "tick-symbol" next to the thread's icon. You only get notifications if somebody replies to YOUR post, but not if anything new is posted in the thread. I personally loose the overview sometimes.
:bulletblack: Another suggestion, additionally or instead of the upper one: An overview of all the forum threads you posted in, which can be accessable from a button in your profile-menu, or something like that :)
:bulletred: :bulletred:

Maybe somebody thinks the same way :hug:
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:iconjamgirl0808:
JamGirl0808 Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2012   Digital Artist
I just wanna put this bug to attention, I'm having trouble backspacing and "entering" when submitting.
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:icondanlev:
danlev Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Please report this issue to the Help Desk and explain it in detail. Thanks!
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:iconromea96:
Romea96 Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Nice.'
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:iconisupportomnom:
isupportomnom Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2012  Student
awesome
i would really love if deviantart muro had an "invite friend" thingo
so we/they can draw together
that would be epic
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:iconlucascaps:
LucasCAPS Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2012   Writer
The first and last one on "Your Feedback" are pretty good.

Also, please allow diacritics on titles.
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:iconfan4battle:
fan4battle Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2012
On the long standing issue of managing watches/friends and lists, I'd like to suggest a "Notes" field, where you can add notes. That way you can have a memo of why you added a particular deviant or what you like most about their work. And it should be easier to organize your list that way.
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:iconphotopathica:
Photopathica Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2012   General Artist
something i've wanted for a looong time:
a way to keep track of my declined group submissions.
for now, i have a folder in my message center that i call "group declined", but older messages disappears from that one after a while.
being in many groups and submitting many deviations - it's kind of impossible to know which was declined where before.

i have no idea how you could solve this, but i would really really appreciate it if you could come up with a way to do so...
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:icondaeurth:
Daeurth Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
COLLABORATIONS!! DO THEM!! please? `mindfuckx did a great mockup a while ago
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:iconlucascaps:
LucasCAPS Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2012   Writer
Music category!
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:iconnickolaiisawesome:
nickolaiisawesome Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
nice but i dont know if i can get it
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:iconkatara-alchemist:
Katara-Alchemist Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2012  Student General Artist
Get what?
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:iconnickolaiisawesome:
nickolaiisawesome Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
never mind
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