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Site Update: Premium Content Platform

Thu Jul 12, 2012, 10:58 PM


In our continuous effort to improve the deviantART experience, we're publishing weekly 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
 


    DeviantART is proud to announce our Premium Content Platform — providing the ability for content creators to become sellers and generate real earnings by making digital files of their high-quality work available for download. Sellers are able to set their own prices while retaining 80% of all revenue earned, and buyers are able to quickly get the things they want with the satisfaction of supporting the artists they love.



      Every year, San Diego Comic-Con hosts a gallery of artists in what's known as Artists' Alley.  And, for the second year in a row, it's with great honor that deviantART is proud to sponsor the Alley!  For those of you unable to make it to San Diego, allow us to paint a picture for you!  


      Change Log
       
      • Drag and drop collecting was broken on Daily Deviations page. Fixed by shadowhand
      • Clicking on the preview body of a note in the Message Centre would not open the note. Fixed by $DEVlANT
      • A very limited number of image deviations were loading as literature. Fixed by $ZombieCoder
      • Comments left on older journals were not displaying properly in the Message Centre. Fixed by $kemayo
      Muro
       
      • Sometimes Redraws would change the zoom on the last frame of playback.  Fixed by $mudimba
      • Some redraws would get "stuck" on playback.  Fixed by $mudimba
      • A bug in Google Chrome would cause improper behavior of the Halftone brush in rare conditions.  Fixed by $mudimba
      • Making marks without moving the mouse or pen would result in improper brush behavior.  Fixed by $mudimba
      Sta.sh

      • Under some circumstances, the publishing options wouldn't appear on Sta.sh Writer items.  Fixed by $aMoniker
      • Members couldn't delete descriptions using the inline edit box on the Sta.sh item page.  Fixed by $aMoniker
      • When editing the description inline, the old text would sometimes vanish.  Fixed by $aMoniker
      • When pressing the command key and middle clicking on the view button, it did not open Sta.sh deviations in a new tab. Fixed by $kemayo
      Sta.sh Writer
      • The old journal editor skin thumbs were jumping around when they were hovered over. Fixed by $inazar
      • When inserting deviations using the "link" menu, all deviantART URLs were being interpreted as deviations. Fixed by $Alisey
      • Fixed an issue where adding links would display the actual HTML when published. Fixed by $Alisey
      • Content after embedded items in Writer sometimes disappeared when the page was reloaded. Fixed by $Alisey

      Your Feedback
       
        In last week's Site Update, we asked you about how you feel about the way deviantART gathers member feedback.
        • Some users like the way we gather suggestions currently, as it ensures that staff interacts with the community. Others would like to see a more unified means of gathering feedback/suggestions. "There's three very different places to suggest things, not including individual messages to staff members" neurotype pointed out.
        • In response to the emoticon legend suggestions from last week, Satsumo mentioned several other suggestions for improvement.
        • Kat-Anni and several other members mentioned that they'd like to see a public list of suggestions that are being considered (or not considered).
        • KinnoHitsuji brought up several Group suggestions, including being able to organize affiliates, alphabetizing gallery and favourite folders, and being able to view a list of Groups a user is a member of when submitting a new deviation.
        joannastar created a mockup of how the deviantART Visual Suggestions gallery could be improved by adding an "I support this" button on deviations.

        Suggestion: Suggestion Gallery by joannastar

        :lightbulb: Discuss
         
        Our new Premium Content Platform, which is being rolled out to members over the next several weeks, allows artists to sell  high-quality content — everything from comics or stories for download, to high-res files like .PSDs, textures, tutorials, brush packs, and more!

        If you've sold your content in the past, or are planning on doing so now, what type of content are you interested in selling? Our Platform is in Beta and we will be continuing to upgrade it, so we'd like to know what types of content members are most interested in so that we can better support them.

         Lightbulb Have a suggestion, idea, or feedback? Leave a comment on this article!
        :bug: Find a bug? Report it to the Help Desk(Be as detailed as possible!)



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        :iconsomereddame:
        SomeRedDame Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2012
        Is there ANY WAY to freaking turn off that stupid Drag and Collect button off?! It keeps blocking the art, and 8 times out of 10, it's ALWAYS over the FACE of some artwork and it's driving me CRAZY!! ( EVEN WHEN I ZOOM IN. It's ALWAYS there!! ALWAYS IN THE WAY!! D: )

        Not only that, but often times it will get stuck, so when I hit the Back on my browser to go back to my message center, Drag and Collect button is STILL THERE.

        Seriously, DA, PLEASE disable that. Or put it somewhere else. SOMEWHERE NOT ON THE ART!! D:

        Aaagh!
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        :iconself-epidemic:
        Self-Epidemic Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
        Out of curiosity, do you know when the forums will be updated?
        Reply
        :iconsaphari:
        Saphari Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
        why can you no longer change the size of your picture in Sta.sh like you can in a regular submit anymore? can you please bring that option back?!?! makes posting so much easier!
        Reply
        :iconvectorartshop:
        vectorartshop Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
        i'm new here and i already buy premium membership, and i want to use premium platform to sell my vector works here in DA, but on sta,sh "the generate earnings" is not show up, only sell print, can someone help me??

        Thanks
        Reply
        :iconwyt-tigress:
        wyt-tigress Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
        First time user of Sta.sh. Tried uploading an image as instructed to do...clicked the upload button. Tool bar at the bottom left of my screen says the upload is done but the sta.sh upload bar is not filling and the sta.sh icon is circling and circling ...waited and waited...nothing happened. This was an upload from my PC nothing out of the ordinary. Why isn't this working?
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        01820305328 Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2012  Student Filmographer
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        :iconamericanpatriot2011:
        AmericanPatriot2011 Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2012
        What in the world is this? :?
        Reply
        :iconicefire8521:
        icefire8521 Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
        I'd like to point out something that needs to be fixed in sta.sh. When I changed the skin of the journal I was writing, all of the text I had written disappeared, and when it saved there was no way to get it back. Could you please fix this? Or maybe can you give us an option not to autosave so if a mishap like this happens again, I can exit and open again or revert it to the last savepoint?
        Reply
        :iconwreckling:
        wreckling Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2012   Writer
        Hey there! That sounds like a bug, if you could file a ticket at the Help Desk about that, they'll be able to get it looked at. :]
        Reply
        :iconrinjipantera:
        RinjiPantera Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
        You want a surefire way to improve the deviantART experience, then could you please enable an option to either let us set certain Gallery submissions to not allow faves for whatever reason they may have, or let us selectively unfave a fave someone makes on one of your submissions if we so wanted. For example, this can be done to encourage (and enforce) getting people to fave a like submission on the original artist of said picture who drew something for someone and that someone wants to artist to get all the faves...or vice versa.
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        :iconamericanpatriot2011:
        AmericanPatriot2011 Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2012
        I wonder if anyone's having a bit of a problem using the search engine? Whenever I try to search for pictures of a specific character, it automatically brings up pictures that I had no intention of finding.

        For instance: Dawn (Pokemon)

        Whenever I hit the search button, the name Pokemon disappears and the pictures that have the name Dawn, but aren't related to Pokemon start appeared along with the pictures that feature Dawn, the Pokemon Trainer.

        Are there other users that are having this problem, or is it just myself? :?

        And before you ask, =Katara-Alchemist, yes, I've already contacted the Help Desk concerning this problem (that is, if you're reading this).
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        :iconkatara-alchemist:
        Katara-Alchemist Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2012  Student General Artist
        :giggle: I'm not going to tell you about the help desk this time.

        However, have you tried searching without the parentheses included?
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        :iconamericanpatriot2011:
        AmericanPatriot2011 Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2012
        Well, yes, when I was looking for other artwork. I had no problem with the search engine in that case.
        Reply
        :iconkatara-alchemist:
        Katara-Alchemist Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2012  Student General Artist
        I'm going to guess it's the parentheses then. The search engine has been throwing fits with any search term that involves punctuation lately. Half the time it will tell you there are no results at all.
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        :iconamericanpatriot2011:
        AmericanPatriot2011 Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2012
        Ah...Figures. So that may explain why I haven't been able to search for artwork featuring Kitty'ler...
        Oh, well, I just hope the dA staff will get to fixing this irritant error.
        Reply
        :iconkatara-alchemist:
        Katara-Alchemist Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2012  Student General Artist
        Yeah, apostrophes seem to cause the biggest issues.

        :nod: I hope they fix it soon.
        Reply
        :iconfstrang:
        fstrang Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2012
        PLEASE. If you have a had a MyFreeCopyright.com account since before June of this year (2012) check it NOW to be sure you still have it. Accounts have been getting deleted since the SITE WAS SOLD IN MAY.

        If you have been deleted, tell your friends NOT TO JOIN. The site is now owned and run out of Hong Kong.

        I know this is off topic but this is just for everyone to protect themselves. I know someone who has lost all their registrations there and asked me to spread the word. I saw someone here at deviantart had their work registered there, so that's why I'm posting.

        Sorry for the interruption. Sorry for the bad news...
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        :iconshamans09:
        Shamans09 Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2012
        "`joannastar created a mockup of how the deviantART Visual Suggestions gallery could be improved by adding an "I support this" button on deviations." I AGREE
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        :iconbcr8tive:
        bcr8tive Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2012  Professional General Artist
        I like the idea of categorizing favorites.

        My suggestion is to hook up with Pinterest so that pins from deviant will provide automatic (and unalterable) attribution for all of the work here.

        (Far too many deviant artists work are scattered far and wide all over the internet WITHOUT attribution as it is)

        9 times out of 10 when I research an image that someone has posted on Tumblr and similar sites, NO Attribution is attached to those images and that is VERY sad for all of the artists here that display their work. Apparently people seem to like the work but feel free to share it (and use it) without crediting the source or artist.

        The ones that I get the biggest kick out of are those that do this and then either add their website name to the image or have COPYRIGHT THIS THAT & The Other things all over their sites when 99% of their content doesn't belong to them =/

        PS: I blogged about how to source an image for any of you that aren't aware of how very easy it is to locate where your images are being used. Here: [link]
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        :iconkatara-alchemist:
        Katara-Alchemist Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2012  Student General Artist
        We have the share buttons, which automatically attach attribution. Would you like to see something different then that?
        Reply
        :iconbcr8tive:
        bcr8tive Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2012  Professional General Artist
        Yes, as I said in my previous post - to hook up with Pinterest so that people cannot remove the attribution from the pin like they've done for 500PX etc
        Reply
        :iconindojoannespooky:
        indojoannespooky Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
        wow !!!!
        deviantART muro drawing Comment Drawing
        Reply
        :iconthatld:
        thatLD Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2012  Professional Filmographer
        I'll be using the Premium Content Platform to sell digital comics bundled into an Adobe Flash-based e-reader. Definitely. :nod:
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        :iconpermanent-insanity:
        Permanent-Insanity Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2012  Student General Artist
        that sounds like an awesome idea, I hope it goes well for you :)
        Reply
        :icongiovannyarce:
        GiovannyArce Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2012  Student Digital Artist
        No mobile app for android or ipad? :(
        Reply
        :iconkeirtanaka:
        KeirTanaka Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
        How about app for submissions which are awaiting approval by the artist where if the submission is there so long it ends up expiring; instead of having to go through the entire submission process all over again for each and every single deviation, there is a button that one could press to resubmit the deviation(s) again!
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        :iconillustriousshades:
        IllustriousShades Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2012  Professional Interface Designer
        Hello! This is also unrelated to this Update, and awesome update, but I just noticed this, and I was wondering if there would be anyway that this could be done.

        I am watching several groups and several deviants in which when I go to delete the groups, the deviants artwork get intertwined and I accidentally delete them also. Could there be a way to separate the groups and the deviants deviations (the ones I am watching) into different things? Like, how you separate the news from the journals, from the polls, from the comments ect.

        If you could do that, I think it would be easier and alot less frustrating!

        Thanks!
        Reply
        :iconitsfrits:
        itsfrits Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2012  Professional Interface Designer
        This is a suggestion unrelated to anything posted in this week's site update (which is jam-packed with awesomeness, by the way :eager:) but it would be really great to be able to unattend deviantMEETs on deviantMEET widgets in groups. There is next to no benefit of even using the widget right now as it by no means will give you an accurate representation of how many people are going to attend your deviantMEET. Example meets include [link] where around 50 deviants attended and [link] where around 60 deviants attended.

        This would be a very quick fix and would end a lot of frustration on the end of deviantMEET hosts. :)
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        :icontimesorceror:
        TimeSorceror Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2012  Student Digital Artist
        I'd like something to help me with marketing. I'm currently working on graphics for a website I'm going to set up for my first book, and I would really like something to help me get the word out in a friendly place like this. I'm already connected to social media sites like Facebook and entertaining the possibility of creating Twitter and Tumblr accounts as well. All want is just a little help: it's not easy doing all this on my own. :)
        Reply
        :iconkubulu:
        Kubulu Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
        I assume ripped off renders, such as those listed below, are still allowed here?

        [link] taken from Hayden Mackenzie? [link] [link]

        [link] with 55 hits on TinEye? [link]

        [link] from? [link]

        Is it also safe to assume none of the above are pornographic in nature?
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        :iconkatara-alchemist:
        Katara-Alchemist Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2012  Student General Artist
        Have you reported these deviations?
        Reply
        :iconkubulu:
        Kubulu Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
        Yes, and in the other comments section I mentioned to have a look through the rest of the gallery, as it's all stolen and/or pornographic content.
        Reply
        :iconmarzymarrs:
        MarzyMarrs Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
        A delete comment or even edit comment option would be nice. :)
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        :iconkatara-alchemist:
        Katara-Alchemist Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2012  Student General Artist
        The problem with this is, if someone is harassing you, they could change their comment before you can report it and thus they can't be punished.
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        :iconmarzymarrs:
        MarzyMarrs Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
        That's certainly a good point I hadn't thought of. Though you could always print-screen it as soon as you see the comment, as another possible option. :)

        Perhaps they could have a report post button and it locks that comment from being deleted by the person (if it's an a abusing comment).
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        :iconkatara-alchemist:
        Katara-Alchemist Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2012  Student General Artist
        That might work, the locking. It could be abused though, by trolls trying to be funny by locking any comment so people can't fix things.
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        :iconlizziecat1279:
        lizziecat1279 Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2012  Student General Artist
        And if someone was found to be abusing the system they could always be punished? I dunno like an auto thing where if they spam the system or have consistent false alarms then it would become a punishable offense? *stalking comments*
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        :iconkatara-alchemist:
        Katara-Alchemist Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2012  Student General Artist
        That's a possibility.

        And don't worry, I stalk them all the time on the site updates. :XD:
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        :iconlizziecat1279:
        lizziecat1279 Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2012  Student General Artist
        lulz ya sometimes I do DX
        Reply
        :iconmarzymarrs:
        MarzyMarrs Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
        Indeed. ^_^;

        I'm not sure if there's a solution really. For me, it's mainly to do with mess, since one of my pieces has a lot of hidden comments on it and takes up quite a bit of space in the comments.

        With a popular site like this, I guess the way it's done now works the best for moderation. I'd still like to be able to edit or delete my posts though, if there was a way possible they could do it. :)
        Reply
        :iconimmortal-myth:
        Immortal-Myth Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2012
        I have been longing for those! XD
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        :iconningninja:
        NingNinja Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2012  Student Digital Artist
        I have a suggestion, sorry if it's not original.

        But I think that having a 'lock' button for the inbox could save unnecessary greif when sorting through ones inbox. On more than one occasion I've accidentally removed something I wanted to keep for later veiwing, so if you could 'lock' it in so it must be confirmed before removal this could be avoided.

        Just a little feature like this could be nice :)
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        :iconlizziecat1279:
        lizziecat1279 Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2012  Student General Artist
        I support this idea!
        Reply
        :iconningninja:
        NingNinja Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2012  Student Digital Artist
        Thanks! :)
        Reply
        :iconina-c:
        Ina-C Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2012   General Artist
        little suggestions:
        - may be abble to buy dA points or subscriptions through paysafe cards or like ~maleiva said: with dA cards. but (just my opinion) in several currencies e.g. € and $ (think they're the most used)
        - protect SWF video files, because there is no option to block visitors or other members to download the file. some use these videos without permission and against the creators wish.
        would be great if this is possible :3
        Reply
        :iconwreckling:
        wreckling Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2012   Writer
        Hey there! You can currently turn downloading off when submitting your work to deviantART. If you post through the old Submit page, once you upload the file, an option should appear saying "Fullview Size", and by that option should be a checkbox that says "Allow download of original (full-sized) image". If you uncheck that box, then there won't be a download option for that file.

        If you upload using Sta.sh, then add your file to Sta.sh as normal, and when you click "Submit to deviantART", look for the blue "More Options" link. Once you click on that link, a section will appear called Views, and there will be a checkbox that says "Allow download of original". If you uncheck that box, download won't be allowed. :]
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        :iconina-c:
        Ina-C Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2012   General Artist
        cool! thank you so much for your help! :3
        Reply
        :iconwreckling:
        wreckling Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2012   Writer
        No worries at all. :]
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        :iconanti-tanx:
        anti-tanX Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2012
        nevermind, I just found out the reason.
        "You may have up to 10,000 of each 'folder type' within your message center."
        "Should you reach 10,000 messages in any folder and another message is received, the oldest message in that folder will be deleted."
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        LovelyRedRose Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
        I didn't know who to inform about this but in some places on deviantART the Drag and Drop feature is glitching out, and its not allowing me to add the artwork to my collection in my favorites. I am not sure if its just my computer or its just a glitch.
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