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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 StacyBasye's mockup of a similar idea: 
    Resources Credit+Notification by StacyBasye

     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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    :iconthomaso-malley:
    ThomasO-Malley 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. ;-;
    Reply
    :iconalphapower:
    AlphaPower Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2012   General Artist
    :icondragontailfaster:
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    :iconlillyloligresse:
    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.
    Reply
    :iconrandypandy:
    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...
    Reply
    :iconkampfly:
    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. :/
    Reply
    :iconrandypandy:
    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...
    Reply
    :iconxsylwiaboox:
    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
    Reply
    :iconsimilardifferences:
    SimilarDifferences Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
    i cant upload any more pictuers, whats wrong with the fucken site?
    Reply
    :iconnutty20:
    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!
    Reply
    :iconsonicthemeatball:
    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.
    Reply
    :icondamariica:
    Damariica Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2012  Student General Artist
    For some ideas for a new site update you should add:
    -a recently deleted folder in you messages
    -the ability to delete a comment instead of hiding it
    -the ability to add a folder in a folder in your favourites to save space
    -the ability to report an abusive artist instead of their art

    Please consider this :D
    Reply
    :iconaimanstudio:
    AimanStudio Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
    GREAT! :la:

    Suggestion PLEASE!
    I think we need to customizable signature to be displayed into our deviation's artist comment.
    like as the common signature into our normal comments.

    The concept to add // facebook, twitter, linkedin ... etc. and whatever one time

    Guys, think about this plz

    XD
    Reply
    :iconwowza-wowzers:
    Wowza-Wowzers Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
    for the next update, could it be possible to chat and draw on dA Muro at the same time? Like Iscribble.net, maybe other people can join you in drawing on it?

    Reply
    :iconimawatchinu:
    imawatchinu Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
    For the next update, how about a 'Friends currently online' list?
    Reply
    :iconkaty-l-wood:
    Katy-L-Wood Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2012  Student General Artist
    Your friends list already does this, if you click on it (up in the top right corner) the people with a green bullet in front of their name are online. Red is offline, and an empty circle represents someone who has their activity hidden so that you can't tell if they're online or offline. :hug: Hope this helped.
    Reply
    :iconimawatchinu:
    imawatchinu Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
    :D
    Yes! That's the best!
    Thanks!
    Reply
    :iconkaty-l-wood:
    Katy-L-Wood Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2012  Student General Artist
    Welcome.
    Reply
    :iconmasteramin:
    MasterAmin Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2012  Student
    Hi !
    Please make a tab for birthday date ! because some time there are many dates and when you want to pull a work to a folder must scroll down page very much to move them !
    ThX !
    Reply
    :iconmenollysagittaria:
    MenollySagittaria Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
    "Add artist types and specialties to comment signatures."

    What does this even mean?

    I would like a format that tells you right on hand whether a person is in the same mutual groups you are. /after too much scrolling through deviant's Group pages.
    Reply
    :iconkaty-l-wood:
    Katy-L-Wood Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2012  Student General Artist
    What it means is that it would take the artist types from the new Deviant ID widget and put them in your signature. So if you had your DA ID widget set to display as "Artist-Student-Digital ART" That little description would be added to your signature automatically.

    Hope this helps. :hug:
    Reply
    :iconthetechnotoast:
    TheTechnoToast Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2012  Student Digital Artist
    I have found a bug with my group (which is rather annoying) and hope you could take care of it in the next update: Whenever people try to join my group they reply to me saying it won't let them join (I think either the button isn't there or they receive an error when joining). Thanks HQ.
    Reply
    :iconkaty-l-wood:
    Katy-L-Wood Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2012  Student General Artist
    Have you checked the group permissions in the manage members area? It may be that it's set not to allow join requests.
    Reply
    :iconthetechnotoast:
    TheTechnoToast Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2012  Student Digital Artist
    Ah thank you so much! Joining was not allowed, I was unaware of this feature. Thanks again!
    Reply
    :iconkaty-l-wood:
    Katy-L-Wood Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2012  Student General Artist
    Welcome. :hug:
    Reply
    :iconthetechnotoast:
    TheTechnoToast Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2012  Student Digital Artist
    :-)
    Reply
    :iconl1701e:
    L1701E Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2012
    Those're terrific updates.

    I would also like it if we can submit text in the form of Microsoft Word (.doc), OpenOffice Writer (.odt), and rich text format (.rtf).I think at would make putting up stories and written work on this website much easier.

    Also I believe that it should be made possible to create sub-folders within folders in users' favorites. It would make organizing favorites so much easier.

    I hope you consider these suggestions. Thank you very much.
    Reply
    :iconshadowedlove97:
    ShadowedLove97 Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2012  Student Writer
    I've got a suggestion that might make things easier for deviants who are founders of multiple groups:

    When someone submits a picture into a group for approval, instead of just saying "1 group message" how about saying the group name and then say how many group messages you have. Like this:

    "#Sonic-Love-Triangles has one group message."

    I'm someone who's an admin for five groups (three out of five I'm a founder) and it gets quite annoying sometimes when you have to look through all of your groups message center to see which group someone submitted art to for approval.

    Also for comments on group blogs, group pages and group polls to be a notification as well. I never get notified of them so I always end up seeing them about a couple of days later, which must be annoying to those whom just asked the group a question.
    Reply
    :iconleisw:
    Leisw Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2012
    Add a rating system for deviations!
    Reply
    :iconparasol-lights:
    Parasol-Lights Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2012
    Uh...Hai... I know this doesnt have anything to do with journal, but I was just wondering, if by any chance, I could have my old accoung :icontdilindsayfan: reactivated? please?
    Reply
    :iconkaty-l-wood:
    Katy-L-Wood Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2012  Student General Artist
    It's unlikely that this could happen, but your best bet is to contact the help desk to ask.
    Reply
    :iconparasol-lights:
    Parasol-Lights Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2012
    account*
    Reply
    :iconaannto:
    Aannto Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2012  Student
    No entiendo lo que dice ; esta todo en ingles . Y yo hablo castellano , INGLES NI AHI !
    Reply
    :iconnorthwarden:
    Northwarden Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2012
    Get rid of the damn bar at the top that says "Please Upgrade your browser to view Deviantart!"

    I can't go higher than IE8 on my system, and buying a new computer is not affordable for me right now.
    Reply
    :iconshortethan:
    ShortEthan Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2012  Student Filmographer
    i have so many messages it keeps resetting to 10,000.

    and still waiting for that mobile site update.
    Reply
    :iconellad77:
    EllaD77 Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2012
    i'm still getting weird counts with my messages, they usually say that i have 1 or 2 less messages than I really have and sometimes i can't tell if I have a new message.
    Reply
    :iconleisw:
    Leisw Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2012
    Same here.
    Reply
    :iconabarrelhorsegirl:
    Abarrelhorsegirl Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
    The main thing I would LOVE LOVE LOVE to have on the site would be to have sub-folders. Just for a little extra organization. Maybe even just a Premium thing...? Thoughts?
    Reply
    :iconartbycher:
    ArtByCher Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2012   Traditional Artist
    I agree :nod:
    Reply
    :icondamotography:
    Damotography Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
    I can't work this site.... it's like a left handed screwdriver stirring tartan paint LOL OK I will try and figure stuff out.... but at least it's not like timeline on FB Uh hate that shite. :) Thanks DA You Rock \m/ how the hell do I get these smileys to work, tried dragging and the name uh!
    Reply
    :iconkaty-l-wood:
    Katy-L-Wood Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2012  Student General Artist
    If you need any help figuring stuff out, feel free to ask me any time and I'll help you out or at least point you in the right direction. :hug:
    Reply
    :icondamotography:
    Damotography Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
    Cool Thanks, Now I know where to get the code it's OK I thought you had to drag the emotocians on the right, I take it they are just for reference.
    Reply
    :iconkaty-l-wood:
    Katy-L-Wood Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2012  Student General Artist
    I thought that in the beginning to. :XD: Yeah, they're just there to tell you want the code is. You have to type it in yourself though.
    Reply
    :icondamotography:
    Damotography Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
    ha ha I still like the 2007 MySpace set up I could work that and got used the coding then it and Fb changed and twitter totally vexes me. ha ha
    Thanks Damo
    Reply
    :iconkaty-l-wood:
    Katy-L-Wood Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2012  Student General Artist
    Welcome.
    Reply
    :iconbeavisjr:
    Beavisjr Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2012
    lol its simple here...
    Also you don't drag them they have codes.
    : ) makes a happy face which is the easiest one
    : D bigger happy face
    : ( sad face
    : meow: Makes some thing like this: :3
    :boing : maks some thing like the bliss
    also below the comment under 'add a drawing' theres a emotion list.
    ~
    if you want to do icons like yours for example, :icon Damotography:
    ~
    just erase the spaces in the codes....
    Reply
    :icondamotography:
    Damotography Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
    Cool Thanks, Now I know where to get the code it's OK I thought you had to drag the emotocians on the right, I take it they are just for reference.
    Ok i'll try that icon thingy

    :icondamotography:
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    :iconbeavisjr:
    Beavisjr Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2012
    Yes normally for referance ^^
    ~
    it owrked :3
    Reply
    :icondamotography:
    Damotography Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
    oh it worked LOL Thanks
    Reply
    :iconmatiasromero:
    matiasromero Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2012   Artist
    Great changes!
    Reply
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