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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


Unread Counts in Message Center Sidebar
The sidebar in the Message Center now displays an unread count next to each type of message to allow you to easily identify and sort your messages.

Screen Shot 2012-03-08 at 6.23.11 PM by danlev

File and Edit Menus in Sta.sh
A couple weeks ago, we launched the File and Edit menus in Sta.sh to Beta Testers, making it easier to manage your Sta.sh. Today, we're rolling out the feature to everyone. These menus make it easier to organize your files, and adds the ability to import items directly into a new Writer document.


Download Sta.sh Stack as .ZIP (Beta Testers Only)
You can now download an entire Sta.sh stack all at once in an easy to access .ZIP file. Whether you're sharing images with friends or co-workers, collaborating on a piece, or if you simply want a quick and easy way to get to your files from a different location, it can now be done even faster and with one click of a button. The "Download All" button is located at the bottom of a Sta.sh stack.

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

Screen Shot 2012-03-08 at 1.21.10 PM by danlev

General


:bug: Bug Fixes
  • When searching, the "clear search" X button was cut off. Fixed by allixsenos
  • The tab key behavior when writing comments became wonky again after being fixed in a previous Site Update. Re-Fixed by $helloandre
  • Changed the title of the Message Center Note reply box to be "Reply" rather than "Send a Devious Note". Fixed by $allixsenos
  • The Pencil Menu on comments of film deviations had been missing for a while. Fixed by $kemayo
  • Comment previews did not work when comments were extremely long. Reported by *AspiredWriter, fixed by $shadowhand
  • The "Next", "Prev", and "All" buttons while browsing had briefly lost their "pressed" state. Fixed by $adahacker
  • The spacing was wrong on some Group Twitter widgets. Fixed by $mpsb
  • The new user profile verification message had an alignment issue. Fixed by $shadowhand
  • Linking to HTML anchors did not work in journals. Fixed by $shadowhand
  • When using the "Submit to Group" modal on deviation pages and choosing "Type in a Group name", the autocomplete list was not returning groups that a user is an administrator of. Fixed by $ZombieCoder
  • Some characters were causing errors on the Help Desk contact form. Fixed by $lendrick
  • The "Browse Wishlist" menu item on profile pages was cut off for long usernames. Fixed by $shadowhand
  • The Journal Widget on profile pages briefly lost their "Edit" button. Fixed by $helloandre
  • Two identical print sizes were listed on a print page. Fixed by $lendrick
  • Chat had usability problems with favorites bar. Fixed by shadowhand
  • Canvas Prints on Print product pages were squished in some browsers. Fixed by $lendrick
Sta.sh


:bug: Bug Fixes
  • Some video items in Sta.sh were not downloadable when they should have been. Fixed by $adahacker
  • Clicking on the Sta.sh logo when viewing the settings page wouldn't do anything. Fixed by $adahacker
  • Superbrowse keyboard navigation stopped working. Fixed by $adahacker
  • Uploading was broken in Firefox 3.6. Fixed by $adahacker
  • The "pressed" and "active" state of the "back" button lacked the icon. Fixed by $adahacker
  • The "upload files" menu item available to Beta Testers did not work in IE9. Fixed by $aMoniker
Sta.sh Writer


:bug: Bug Fixes
    • Removed an issue where the "paste" functionality would paste twice. Fixed by $Alisey
    • Drafts are now called "Untitled Draft", and are renamed to just "Untitled" if they're published like that. Fixed by $Alisey
    • Some literature thumbs were displaying with line breaks in unexpected places. Fixed by $Alisey
    Your Feedback
    • Add the ability to browse with bigger thumbs! From *DryBonesReborn
    • On deviation pages, the date that the deviation was submitted could link to a browse mode to see all deviations submitted on that date. From =Naomi-Wiflath 
    • When you delete a deviation, it redirects to your Profile. It should redirect to your Gallery. From *amayathewolf3 
    • Add artist types and specialties to comment signatures. From ~RadiationAlpha
    • Add a way to find artists based on their location. From ~chaosengine77, *mylastel, ~reddie1201
    • Several features were requested that show mutual connections between you and another member. For example, mutual friends, mutual favourites, mutual art types, etc. From ~daaddicted, ~ShillMynara, =deshardiii 
    • Add more features to manage Groups with a lot of members, such as search or a feature to jump down the list to usernames that start with a certain letter. From *WatcherAngel,  *mylastel, =Wyvern709, =Hirukio, *WatcherAngel 
    • Add a search function in the emoticon legend. From =TheMasterNeko
    Bugs, issues, and feedback from previous Site Updates

    :lightbulb:  Discuss These Ideas! 

    Deviation Replies. This requested feature would allow artists to leave a deviation as a "reply" to a another deviation. For example, after using a stock photo, an artist could leave a "reply" to the deviation showing the photographer what they created using their stock photo. Artists could "reply" to tutorials with the art they created using the tutorial. Another use case for this feature would be the ability to collaborate; a photographer might upload a photo and ask others to retouch it. Artist could reply with their versions of the retouched photo.  Originally suggested by ~ExtremeYaoiFanatic

    Update: pikadudeno1 pointed out etherealism's mockup of a similar idea: 
    Resources Credit+Notification by etherealism

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    :iconak-k4rma:
    AK-K4RMA Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
    I can not find out how to make a new album is sta.sh and give others the link to view my pictures for the life of me. ;-;
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    AlphaPower Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2012   General Artist
    :icondragontailfaster:
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    LillyLoLigresse Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
    I don't see any problem apart form the fact that once you have read a message the number doesn't change. Not until you delete the message does it disappear from the notification bar.
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    RandyPandy Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
    "Unread Counts in Message Center Sidebar"

    Think we can do something like this for Group Messages and which Group they are for? As of right now, I have to check every Group to see if I have a Message from them until I find the right one, and when you run several, it gets quite irritating. Unless there is something I'm missing...
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    kampfly Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2012  Student Artisan Crafter
    true that! i only run two groups, but i can definitely see where you're coming from. i'd also like to be notified (with a number) when someone enters or leaves the group; if they go uncounted, i won't have any cause to go to that page, after all. :/
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    RandyPandy Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
    Same, same. I help run five Groups, two of them being RPs, three of them being fanclubs. It's pretty irritating seeing that I have a Group Message and then have to check each group individually by clicking on them to see which one it's from, and whether I have someone interested in one of the RPs or is submitting art to the fanclubs. >< And knowing when someone joins/leaves the group would be nice, too, it doesn't even notify at all...
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    xsylwiaboox Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
    why I don't upload pictures to st.ash in full size(after submit zoom in don't work)in settings before submit art don't see setting about size my pic.i want see orginal size not scaled
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    SimilarDifferences Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
    i cant upload any more pictuers, whats wrong with the fucken site?
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    Nutty20 Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2012
    I still want Comment Ratings and Art Rating, but I have another problem. Can you add the ability to disable comments on your profile page? People are getting sick and tired of seeing "Thanks for the watch" or "Thanks for the fav" in there comment. It would be a pleasure to have both of these features!
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    sonicthemeatball Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2012
    Please abolish the 100-word minimum for critiques. It's not fair. My friends and I are used to short critiques (as in one or two sentences), and I imagine that most people want the limit to be removed.
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