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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




The New deviantART muro Featuring Redraw
DeviantART's HTML5 drawing application, deviantART muro, now includes Redraw, allowing you to record your work as you draw. Every brush stroke, every layer, every little movement — all captured by Redraw. Save your work once you're finished and see your art come to life again in high definition playback.

The new deviantART muro also features a new look and a brand new smudge brush. Plus, your work is automatically saved to your Sta.sh, upgrading you from just 3 files slots to 2 GB of files — and 10 GB for Premium Members!


Bug Fixes



General

  • In the last Site Update, many members reported that the "remember password" and Terms of Service agreement checkboxes on the Points and Llama modals were failing to remember the previous setting under some conditions. This has been fixed. Fixed by mpsb and ZombieCoder
  • The Groups featured gallery folder icon had an incorrect link that did not display folder content. Fixed by muteor
  • Editing of images on some very old deviations resulted in 404 errors on image files. Fixed by chris
  • The journal skin editor's "save" button was displaying incorrectly in Sta.sh Writer.  Fixed by muteor
  • The friends dropdown list briefly did not display any friends. Fixed by shadowhand
  • Members were temporarily unable to submit to the concrete poetry category. Fixed by drommk
  • Various issues with the Sta.sh API documentation and implementation caused issues with folder renaming and updating a published deviation. Fixed by muteor
  • Gallery folder thumbnails were not appearing for Beta Testers. Fixed by muteor
  • Deactivated users briefly were prevented from using some features, if still logged in. Fixed by randomduck
  • On deviation submission page, Gallery Folder menu was disabled after submission category selection. Fixed by kemayo
  • Film program invitations were not getting sent for a period of time.  Fixed by mpsb
  • Profiles of banned users could be viewed on mobile version. Fixed by shadowhand

Sta.sh

  • Some HTML that was allowed on a Sta.sh item's description was not allowed on a published deviation's description. Fixed by adahacker
  • Clicking on thumb didn't work after moving it into a stack. Fixed by adahacker
  • The upload button wasn't always clickable in Chrome - Fixed by adahacker
  • When submitting, the publishing options were not properly selected by default. - Fixed by adahacker
  • Under some conditions, deviation thumbs lost width and height when saved. Fixed by kemayo
  • The "Edit Draft" option on the pencil menu wasn't loading the title. Fixed by kemayo
  • Using the link toolbar item to link to a journal or literature deviation uploaded with Sta.sh produced a broken image. Fixed by kemayo
  • Dragging files onto the Writer sidebar could double upload them. Fixed by inazar

Your Feedback


  • Several members suggested features for deviantART muro including: collaborative drawing, collaborative drawing with chat/microphone, and Redraw functionality in comment drawings. From Kalina1176, godeyes, Bewinxed, HindruDenver, RageChanTheYaoiFan, and others
  • Updates to a journal skin should be applied to all journals that use a skin, rather than each journal having to be updated individually. From *shadowrx
Bugs, issues, and feedback from previous Site Updates

Discuss!  Lightbulb



Last week we received some great feedback from members about the Groups widget and the messages dropdown. Here are some more discussion questions:

Group affiliates: How do you feel about the Group affiliates feature? Do you feel it is useful and provides value to Groups? Do you ever browse through Group affiliates to find related Groups?

Screen Shot 2012-05-10 at 3.14.35 PM by danlev

Group member management: How do you feel about the member management panel? How would you like to see it improved? Some Group admins love to tweak every advanced setting of their Group, but some may prefer to just get a simple Group up and running with only basic customizations. Would you like to see an option of having a simple, easy to use version of the interface that removes some of the more advanced functionality?

Screen Shot 2012-05-10 at 3.17.31 PM by danlev

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:iconterminalglow:
TerminalGlow Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I'm going to quote what I said on the "group affiliates" poll, since I would definitely like my ideas to be considered. xD
"I do like the affiliates feature, but at the same time I think it leaves a lot to be desired. When I think of affiliating with another group, I think of something meant to bring different groups together. I'd expect something at least fairly meaningful to come out of an affiliation, such as a badge or some exclusive feature such as a cross-group chat within the Admin Area (which would help with collaborations and contests and such, so admin wouldn't have to spend forever finding and messaging other groups). Maybe even an optional widget that displays random works from an affiliated group's "Featured" folder. My examples are somewhat off-the-wall, but hopefully you get what I mean. At current, I feel like the groups are far to divided. The affiliation feature doesn't help bring the community together as I think it should."
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:iconios6:
iOS6 Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
How do you create a group?
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:iconmiss-otaku-kalie:
miss-otaku-kalie Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
how do you copy and paste an image from my documents into the da muro???
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:iconsateliites:
satelIites Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
How do you put a drawing in the comments?!?! >///< lll
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:icondrawinglive1:
drawinglive1 Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2012  Professional Artist
i love it but i don't know how to use it
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:iconalphapower:
AlphaPower Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2012   General Artist
:icondragontailfaster:
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:iconhappyanime99:
Happyanime99 Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
um, hey, can anyone tell me how to put a deviantart muro drawing into a comment? I'm still a little new to the muro drawing, and i'm not sure how to qutie work it yet. :>
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:icon1313cupcake13:
1313Cupcake13 Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Click the add a drawing at the bottom of the comment your posting
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:iconthefuzzysweater:
thefuzzysweater Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2012  Student General Artist
I'm so irritated it won't let me save it as still image!!!!!!!!!!!
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:iconthefuzzysweater:
thefuzzysweater Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2012  Student General Artist
How do i submit it as a still image!?!?!?!?!!?!??!!?!?! I don't see where i can change it from redraw to reg.drawing
-__-
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:iconversafarm:
VersaFarm Featured By Owner May 30, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I would die if you guys got rid of the affiliates feature! I find it so much more usefull even then sta.sh...
If you need to cut funding on somthing, then make the premium acounts have less features.. I'd be really disapointed if you guys got rid of it. Things keep disapearing and not as good things replace it.
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:iconthebigthree:
thebigthree Featured By Owner May 29, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
can we still draw on DA muro without redraw? if we can how?
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:icongeek96boolean10:
geek96boolean10 Featured By Owner May 30, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
well, after you've drawn on muro, you can choose to submit the drawing as a 'reDraw' or 'Finished painting'. reDraw will be the playback version, but if you don't want others to see your hasty and messy work XD then you can submit is as just a still image.
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:iconthebigthree:
thebigthree Featured By Owner May 31, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
thanks soooooo much!
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:icongeek96boolean10:
geek96boolean10 Featured By Owner May 31, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
:D
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:iconthebigthree:
thebigthree Featured By Owner May 30, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
thanks!
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:iconc-tm-sakarilove:
C-TM-sakarilove Featured By Owner May 29, 2012  Professional General Artist
I feel extremely sad here , sorry :(
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:iconfanboiii:
fanboiii Featured By Owner May 29, 2012
"Several members suggested features for deviantART muro including: collaborative drawing, collaborative drawing with chat/microphone, and Redraw functionality in comment drawings."

YES PLEASE. This should have been a feature to DA years ago and it would bring in a lot more users.
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:iconthetriforcebearer:
thetriforcebearer Featured By Owner May 28, 2012  Student Digital Artist
It would be nice if there could be an "affiliate with group" button when visiting other groups.
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:iconversafarm:
VersaFarm Featured By Owner May 30, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Yeah, that could be cool!
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:iconnickel8:
nickel8 Featured By Owner May 27, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
No. I don't like it!
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:iconbrooktothe:
brooktothe Featured By Owner May 25, 2012  Student Artist
i have a suggestion you could put a chatroom in every group as a widget where they could decide do i want a group chatroom?
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:iconmarla0416:
marla0416 Featured By Owner May 25, 2012
Yeah deviantART muro. LOVE IT!
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:iconsilentlionsshop:
SilentLionsShop Featured By Owner May 24, 2012
What happened to the DAmuro category when you submit a picture?
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:iconkweo:
Kweo Featured By Owner May 24, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
The chat/microphone on dA muro would be so great! We could have boards that people can join or create, and we could choose to use a mic. or not(Like Skype, Tinychat, etc.?)
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:iconhellzwaltz:
HellzWaltz Featured By Owner May 24, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Can I save it WITHOUT it being a playback?
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:iconthe-egotistical-slug:
The-Egotistical-Slug Featured By Owner May 26, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Just before you submit it, change the "Save as: Redraw" to "Final piece", or something like that.
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:iconhellzwaltz:
HellzWaltz Featured By Owner May 26, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Ah thank you I shall try it :)
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:iconthe-egotistical-slug:
The-Egotistical-Slug Featured By Owner May 27, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
np! ouo
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:iconhellzwaltz:
HellzWaltz Featured By Owner May 27, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
It worked thanks again :XD:
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:iconthe-egotistical-slug:
The-Egotistical-Slug Featured By Owner May 27, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
np again! :la:
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:iconinternal-misery:
Internal-Misery Featured By Owner May 24, 2012  Student Photographer
still suggesting a way to sort through notes, being able to sort by date received and being able to "group/bunch" notes that a person sent (so if they sent you 30 notes, instead of seeing all 30 separately its all on one page).
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:iconwhitewolfeclipse:
WhiteWolfEclipse Featured By Owner May 23, 2012
Still suggesting for a journal muro that you can customize your own CSS and footer ^^;
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:iconemmal27:
EmmaL27 Featured By Owner May 22, 2012  Professional General Artist
Oh yes, I would like to suggest sub folders for premium member galleries. Since groups have sub folder, shouldn't we too?
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:iconmisayuu:
misayuu Featured By Owner May 24, 2012  Student General Artist
Yeah I agree with you, having sub folders would help
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:iconemmal27:
EmmaL27 Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2012  Professional General Artist
I can't find half of my old favorites. They're buried. I'd like to be able to find a few of them.
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:iconemmal27:
EmmaL27 Featured By Owner May 22, 2012  Professional General Artist
ROFLMAO! "Give a Llama!" I made that icon/avatar. :D
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:iconjustinfogliasso:
JustinFogliasso Featured By Owner May 22, 2012  Student Photographer
I love the Affiliate tool. However, I think the panel to actually affiliate a group is kind of frustrating. To fix this I would say make an easier, quicker way to affiliate. Like maybe allowing a group to affiliate by clicking on something on the groups wall in which you want to affiliate. This will allow groups to affiliate more often and at a faster pace allowing groups to build up stronger!
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:iconnightmaremoon108:
Nightmaremoon108 Featured By Owner May 22, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
love it
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:icongeek96boolean10:
geek96boolean10 Featured By Owner May 22, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
oh and a bug: in Internet Explorer 10 Consumer Preview, empty group folders are white (no image), and while creating new folders, it doesn't show the textbox control.
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geek96boolean10 Featured By Owner May 22, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I think dA's message system is too clunky - it would be nice if the messages would update automatically (maybe every 2 minutes or so) instead of requiring us to manually refresh the page every single time.
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:iconaphaskvirginia:
APHAskVirginia Featured By Owner May 25, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
I so agree with you. Sometimes my icon says no messages while I really have 30 waiting. Grr.
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:icongeek96boolean10:
geek96boolean10 Featured By Owner May 25, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
sometimes refreshing takes a long time as well... and that is no help.
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:iconaphaskvirginia:
APHAskVirginia Featured By Owner May 25, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Very true.
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:icontrezykx:
Trezykx Featured By Owner May 22, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
PS: I dont think everyone understands your recent dA Poll. Affiliats are really the only way anyone can find ACTIVE RELATED GROUPS. Otherwise your surfing the search engines and they just dont focus too well. All the best groups I love I've found through affliiates. its really a must and should not be removed for lack of understanding of the recent poll.
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Trezykx Featured By Owner May 22, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
ON GROUPS: I'd like to be able to check the activity history of a member in the submisson area. Some members constantly fail to follow the rules, I'd like to be able to easily monitor this activity before I accept a submission. Currently I have to devert all the way into the "manage members" section to check up on activity between admin and that members history. it takes too long so currently its all based on my memory (in which sucks.)
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dragonariaes Featured By Owner May 21, 2012  Professional General Artist
It would be nice to be able to sort members (instead of scrolling) in the group member management by different perimeters, like last activity, number of submissions, etc.

It would also be good for banned/deactivated users to automatically be removed from membership.

It would also be neat to be able to see how many and which other groups your members have in common, so you could affiliate with those groups easily.
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:iconkai-dragoness:
Kai-Dragoness Featured By Owner May 19, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I feel the affiliates is very useful to finding more similar groups!! And it helps 'advertise' your group as well!
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YourWaywardDestiny Featured By Owner May 19, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
You know, I'd prefer the member management panel to be set up in more of a check-list form, where you have your issue, and a the options with bullets to check below that. It'd be like:

On home, Members can
:bulletgreen:Only view

On join requests
:bulletred: Are not allowed
:bulletgreen:Are automatically approved
:bulletred: Are subject to vote


And so on and so forth. I'm terrible at explaining things, but I hope you get it.
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:iconsallysfunnykiss:
SallysFunnyKiss Featured By Owner May 19, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Is it possible to turn the replay feature and not let it record while using muro?
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