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May 11, 2012
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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, upgrading you from just 3 files slots to 2 GB of files — and 10 GB for Premium Members!

Bug Fixes


  • 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 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 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

  • Some HTML that was allowed on a 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 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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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."
iOS6 Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
How do you create a group?
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???
satelIites Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
How do you put a drawing in the comments?!?! >///< lll
drawinglive1 Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2012  Professional Artist
i love it but i don't know how to use it
AlphaPower Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2012   General Artist
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. :>
1313Cupcake13 Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Click the add a drawing at the bottom of the comment your posting
thefuzzysweater Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2012  Student General Artist
I'm so irritated it won't let me save it as still image!!!!!!!!!!!
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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