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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Phasing out unused and outdated features allows us to focus our resources on improving existing features and building new ones to help entertain, inspire, and empower our members.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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:iconlittleredpillow:
littleredpillow Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2014
:< I miss dAmn It. I just went looking for it. 
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:iconeasle-darkpaws:
Easle-Darkpaws Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I miss DAmn it
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:iconfaolaneternal:
FaolanEternal Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Bring dAmn it back! Please! We should start anew...
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:iconravenskysong:
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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:icontolluriem:
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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:iconys-liliumsynth:
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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:icontanya3286:
tanya3286 Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2014  Professional Writer
Omg.. you nailed pretty much everything :lol:
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:iconys-liliumsynth:
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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:icontanya3286:
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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MegaAnimeFreak7 Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2013  Student Digital Artist
:iconclapplz:
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:iconsethrielle:
sethrielle Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Nooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo, agh.

I'll miss it. I was wondering why I got the same not found message.
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:iconshawnthepokemon:
Shawnthepokemon Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
R.I.P.
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:iconjustanotheruser13:
JustAnotherUser13 Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2013
Okay I'm kinda sad dAmn It is going, but will we be able to view our favourites from it?
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:iconshelldevil:
shelldevil Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2013
Will be sad to see it go. There was always something on there that had me laughing till I pee'd a little. 
I was just reading through old ones the other week, ahh memories. *insert nostalgic musics here*
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:iconleopardbomb:
LeopardBomb Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2013  Student General Artist
The only reason it gets low traffic is that it's hard to get to. Most people don't know about it.
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:iconmandylandy62:
MandyLandy62 Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
Change your minds. We need dAmn It. Please dont phase it out.
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:iconemsoileau:
emsoileau Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Why does this site constantly remove everything I like about it? 
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:iconaleronssword:
Aleronssword Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2013
Why must you guys get rid of arguably one of the best features of this site? The dAmn it section always made me laugh at the chat log screw-ups people sometimes do, be they typos or general random/very humorous conversations. To get rid of this means to pretty much get rid of a hub of laughter for the whole site. Sure it's not used all that much but it doesn't mean that it's full-on abandoned. People still go to it when they want to submit stuff or read what others posted.
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AlFangMindSculptor42 Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
You just take away everything people love on here, without our opinions on it! DA is getting worse day after day! Your updates are unwanted...your removals are unwanted, you're ruining what was a great site.
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:iconskaerne:
Skaerne Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
deviantART don't have to listen to your problems. Everyone knows dollar signs can't talk! :iconmingplz:
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:iconalfangmindsculptor42:
AlFangMindSculptor42 Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
HA
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:iconjames-is-james:
James-Is-James Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Ooh, and such a cute name too....
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:iconsuperarrow:
SuperArrow Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Phased out? You mean more like gotten rid of because no one maintains it.
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:iconabstract-mindser:
Abstract-Mindser Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2013
Or ever really did, for that matter.
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:iconmochironman:
MochironMan Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2013
This
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:iconvoodoodoodle:
Voodoodoodle Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2013
My one claim to fame on this site (one of the highest rated quotes of all time), gone forever.
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:iconsecretplanet:
secretplanet Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
that'd be right: i just discovered it yesterday!
it's me, isn't it? i always seem to break things..
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:iconwikipedia:
Wikipedia Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2013
NO OH MY GOD
But... but... I loved dAmn It, and continue to do so. dAmnit, indeed.

>: Heh, if anyone makes a full back-up of all the quotes, can anyone send me a link to it? 
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:iconwikipedia:
Wikipedia Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2014
Thanks; I already saw his archive, though. :P
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:iconillbuyyourocs:
IllBuyYourOCs Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2013
Will it be gone? NO. NO NOT CHAT! DON'T DO IT TO THE CHAT!
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:icondanlev:
danlev Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Not Chat, just dAmn It.
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:iconalexamarie21:
AlexaMarie21 Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2013  Student Writer
Will it always be available through chat, or no?
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:iconalexamarie21:
AlexaMarie21 Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2013  Student Writer
No.
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:iconvolturnus:
Volturnus Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2013  Professional Artist
It's a shame its disappearing! Hope it returns sometime in the not so distant future!
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:iconfarand:
farand Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2013
^bradleysays made #TheLOLCorner to replace it. :D
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:iconvolturnus:
Volturnus Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2013  Professional Artist
:dummy:
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:iconlazulelle:
Lazulelle Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Time to save my favorite quotes then! :la:
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:iconwolves-and-dangos:
wolves-and-dangos Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
But, like, DamnIt is funnier than almost any other site I visit...
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:iconwolves-and-dangos:
wolves-and-dangos Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Never mind. I just looked. It was funnier than almost any other site I visit...
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dazza1008 Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2013
will it still be available to read later? Even though it can't be added to?
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:icondanlev:
danlev Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
No, the feature will be completely removed from the site on November 30th.
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:iconabstract-mindser:
Abstract-Mindser Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2013
And nothing of value of lost.
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:iconenolola:
Enolola Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
is the chat room entirely being phased out or just the dAmn it feature?
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:icondanlev:
danlev Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Just the dAmn It feature.
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:iconenolola:
Enolola Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
ok thanks.
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