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The deviantART community is always growing and changing. To keep the site fresh and relevant, we need to focus on what's important, otherwise we'll spread ourselves too thin.

Recently, we've been going through all of the site's features and settings to assess usage, traffic, community reception, and how the feature helps contribute to deviantART's goals.

dAmn It, the system where deviants can submit and vote on funny quotes from Chat (originally called "dAmn" or deviantART Messaging Network), is a feature that gets extremely low usage and traffic.

On November 30, 2013 dAmn It will be officially phased out. Until then, the feature has been removed from the main site navigation but will still be available via the Chat page for those who want to archive any quotes.

Phasing out unused and outdated features allows us to focus our resources on improving existing features and building new ones to help entertain, inspire, and empower our members.

While we know some people will miss dAmn It, "Spring cleaning" is an important step for any site to stay fresh and impactful.


dAmn It, the system where deviants can submit and vote on funny quotes from Chat, will be phased out on November 30, 2013.
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FaolanEternal Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Bring dAmn it back! Please! We should start anew...
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Ravenskysong Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
thats what I get for not paying attention, now I can't even archive my favs. shame they didn't at least keep our fav lists up. 
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Ravenskysong Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
god d*mn it now whenever I think of chat I think about all the memories and lols I didn't manage to save.
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tolluriem Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2014
Aw I'll miss it, I didn't even get the chance to look at it for one last time.
Will we be able to view our favorites though?

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YS-Liliumsynth Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2013   Writer
I think calling this site as "DEVIANTart" needs to be phased out as well.

I mean, "Deviance", or "deviant", the definition in itself, and yet all these things [mainstream art:shrug:, porn justified as nude art, etc], seriously, isn't even "deviant" to begin with.

maybe

www.mainstreamART.com <~~change the domain/everything of this site already.:shrug: there's nothing "deviant" about this site anymore, I think dA was RIP last 2011, back then when dA was really awesome.

though I think dA-admins who never listened to feedbacks, you can call 'em as "deviant", too...
...maybe that's the remaining and justifiable definition why this site is still called as "deviant"art.
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tanya3286 Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2014  Professional Writer
Omg.. you nailed pretty much everything :lol:
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YS-Liliumsynth Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2014   Writer
it's a point-blank statement here in dA as what is really happening. The truth remains the truth even if dA-admins don't wanna hear it.:shrug:
(you can see this yourself among the "hot topics" they have, they say the "community loves it!" but then you see a lot of us, maybe you yourself, me, and yep--a lot more, would say otherwise. We're not trolls or anything, we say what needs be said [eg. dA frequently "fixing" things here that doesn't need to be fixed; and shoving things down each deviants throats what they want for this site], but then dA-admins juz shrug it off and let it go----meanwhile they listen to anything that goes WITH their way.)
anyway, you can call this as dA's way of saying :iconpoliticsplz:~~~:shrug:
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tanya3286 Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2014  Professional Writer
I know what you mean... akreon did a sarcastic double take on such issues with a cartoon of his own - fav.me/d34j6ab.
Though it was super hilarious and popular, it was given a DD after much labouring and writhing in the throes of 'to give or not to give' but kangel did it eventually. She is cool like that.

Most of the CV's are pretty nice on dA, they are mostly regular artists like us. But yes, I do not really like the admins sneaking about on their own and making adjustments to everything and anything and call it upgrading and if we don't like it, we are just ignored or jabbed at as not being 'in sync with the spirit of dA'. What is the spirit of dA anyway? It used to have a jolly, happy go lucky, accommodating spirit, but now it's more like the ghost of Scrooge - mostly money minded and super focused on the look and feel of the site. :hmm:

It's a good thing that at least they kept Stash resources free, unlike those brushes on Muro that you have to buy! WTF :stare:
No wonder so many of my friends on dA have switched off from it entirely or mostly or given up any hope in it. Not to mention the art theft that goes on around here. You'd think that with such concerned and attentive admins. they'd taken some SERIOUS ACTION to prevent such things... but I don't see that happening. Instead, we have to go into a hole and store our literature away... cuz how the hell do you put a water mark on a story?! :icongrumpplz:
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VanuInfiltrator Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
I think they used the word Deviant because of an artists quote "Without deviation from the norm, progress would not be possible" or something like that.
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YS-Liliumsynth Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2014   Writer
which that quote was made 10years or so ago...

it could have been their motto or slogan, or their "vision" for this site, but meh~~~:shrug: 
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