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Meteora cover 3 issue by arsenixc
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

The Deviousness Award 2.0

The Deviousness Award, bestowed in recognition of exemplary membership and an outstanding spirit of helpfulness and mentoring within the DeviantArt community, has recently undergone a reevaluation to provide a focus and a re-definition as to just what Deviousness truly represents.

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Change Log

  • Various bugs involving the mention autocomplete menu were taken care of. Fixed by Alisey 
  • Watch buttons would unintentionally appear on files in Sta.sh. Fixed by inazar
  • Clicking on a watch button while logged out would cause multiple modals to appear instead of just one. Fixed by inazar
  • Layer opacity stopped working properly in DeviantArt muro. Fixed by outgoingcoyote
  • For deviants who use the splinter menu, Group deviations were incorrectly being included in the total number of deviation items. Fixed by kemayo
  • On the Notifications page, Group deviations would display in list view by default, instead of in thumb view. Fixed by kemayo
  • In DeviantArt muro, importing an image from one's desktop would result in a broken image. Fixed by outgoingcoyote

Your Feedback

Thank you for the feedback on last week's Site Update

Deviants were positive about the addition of the Watch button to deviation pages, and we're happy to report that there has been a considerable increase in deviants clicking to watch one another. 

We received some great positive feedback on group deviations being split from individual deviations, and we also appreciate the concerns other deviants raised about the change. As we've mentioned in recent journals, we're exploring new ways to view content submitted by the people you watch, and the feedback regarding group deviations being split is helpful in further developing these ideas.


Discuss!

Watch on Deviations

With the addition of the Watch button on deviations, do you find yourself watching more deviants, or realizing that you aren't watching a deviant you thought you were? 

Header artwork: Meteora cover 3 issue by arsenixc 

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MannixFrancisco Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2015  Professional Traditional Artist
I love browsing a lot but the next/previous button are too small and inconveniently placed. How about some big arrows on other side of the pictures like on some websites?
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slugoi Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2015  Student General Artist
Can't unstore any artwork, this has been going on for a month now.
I've reported it already, basically got blown off :/
Please help!
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ikazon Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2015   Writer
Hi there! Unfortunately, this is a known issue and it's been passed along to our developer team, but it's a tricky fix, it seems. The storage system's kind of old. :/ We'll have it fixed as soon as we can, and sorry for any inconvenience in the meanwhile!
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slugoi Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2015  Student General Artist
Thank you for your reply,
I'm happy to hear the problem has been addressed
and is being taken care of. All I wanted/needed to know~
Thanks again :D
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XBoomdiersX Featured By Owner Edited Jun 25, 2015  Student Digital Artist
The Stash is saying 9.9 gb out 10 gb available Please fix this issue! and can't upload svg files
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ikazon Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2015   Writer
Hi there! I'm not sure what the issue you're running into with Sta.sh? If you've got 9.9 GB available, then you should have plenty of space to work. As for the other issue, you'll want to file a ticket at the Help Desk. :)
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waterfish5678901 Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2015  Student Traditional Artist
The watch button is super handy if you don't want to have to go directly to the profile in another tab, or risk losing where you were in a search! Definitely using it more!
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owlity Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2015
It's nothing major, but I think it would be nice if we had a "disable comments" feature for our front pages, you know, make it optional. A lot of people seem to be bothered by "thank you for the fave!" spam and what not.
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mucai Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2015
I don't see it happening. They've said before they wouldn't (and didn't provide a reasonable excuse as to why not).
They seem more interested in adding things that very few people ask for (if at all) then in adding things that lots of people keep asking for, even after they've said no.
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owlity Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2015
They did say that they would never give us the option of editing comments, too. So, you never know... But you're right, they do like to fix things that are not broken. Annoying, really.
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thebosscamacho Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I can't upload svg files to stash anymore! Unacceptable! Why is this?
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PaperDreamerArt Featured By Owner Edited Jun 23, 2015   Digital Artist
Suggestion.

We now have Deviation Stacks and Group Deviation Stacks, so how about a Daily Deviation Stack (in our inbox)?

However with the latter, Just add DD's for that day only?  And instead of over crowding our inbox, only sponsor the DD's for the given day, then the following day's DD's will replace previous ones?  I know first hand that the DD's page is sadly lacking in community participation and DA love, so I would hope a solution such as this one, could possibly help in alleviating the problem.  Thank you. :)
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mucai Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2015
Only if such a thing is not forced into every inbox. I don't look at Daily Deviations. I don't want to look at Daily Deviations.
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tinanewtonart Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2015  Professional Filmographer
Manage Deviations section, "unstore" stored images button is not working to restore them to my gallery. (That's a mouthful. LOL) Tried in two different browsers. 
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ikazon Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2015   Writer
Hi there! This is a known issue, I'm afraid. It's been passed to our developers, and we'll have it fixed as soon as we can. Sorry for the inconvenience, in the meanwhile!
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tinanewtonart Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2015  Professional Filmographer
Ok NP- :D Thank you. 
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Katiefrog217 Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2015  Student General Artist
I have a bit of a concern I would like to share.
I just got a message from my Chrome Browser saying that the plug in this site uses will be unsupported with upcoming versions. I want to know if you are aware of this and if you are planning on doing anything about this, considering I use chrome as my primary browser :(
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OmriKoresh Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2015  Professional General Artist
i have a suggestion

at the front page you can pick "watch" and you can comment / fav the things you have in your watchlist. it's awesome but there's no X (close / remove Button)

if you guys would of added that X that will get the deviation removed from the inbox / messages it will be much simpler to go through all those works of art.
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PaperDreamerArt Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2015   Digital Artist

Another suggestion.  Is it possible to automatically incorporate a fave icon inside a comment box that is given on a deviation?   For instance, whenever someone comments on your work and then faves it, a little fave icon of some sort could also pop up in the comment box. (Telling you that it was faved (or not) by that deviant.)  So then whenever you reply to their comment, you can thank them for both (fave and comment)...killing two birds with one stone, so to say.  This would be another option to make DA life much easier and less time consuming.

Furthermore for those who have many watchers, this would automatically eliminate a lot of faves in the Activity Notification Stacks.  Numerous deviants who already have high volumes of faves, don't usually give replies because it takes too much time to thank them all.  Then afterwards all the other faves you receive in your Activity Notification Stacks, will only be ones from those who never commented at all, and of course it would be the deviants choice as to whether to thank them or not.

I hope that made sense.  :D  Thank you.

 

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ZyloBunny Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2015  Student General Artist
Sta.sh doesn't work very well. You need to have it so that the "previous" and "next" buttons ACTUALLY WORK after you add a description under the file! Sillies. 
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TaviTurnip Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2015
Would be super cool if my inbox didn't look like I was getting 8 deviations a day and 1235 journals/polls.
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Tuptaju Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Wasn't there an idea to sort notes by users who sent them? .w.' It'd make looking through them a lot easier.
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TaviTurnip Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2015
Get group deviations out of journals.
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ZyloBunny Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2015  Student General Artist
Thumbs up to this idea. It sure is annoying to have group deviations in the journal category thingy. >: /
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miki-sunshine Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2015  Student General Artist
Please bring back the old footer that was at the bottom of the page with DDs and stuff in it! I sort of miss having that there...
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BubblezwithaZ Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2015  Professional General Artist
Honestly I haven't used the watch button yet, it makes it quicker but I just haven't had the chance to use it yet. :P
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PaperDreamerArt Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2015   Digital Artist

I really love the separation of of watchers and clubs in the deviation stacks.  For those who have many watchers and friends, it has made my deviantart experience, a much smoother one. You can easily comment and fave all your watchers and friends, and then when you are finished, you can relax and confidently browse all your clubs, knowing you have not missed any of your friends new works.

The watch button is also a nice addition on each deviation, but only because it makes you aware that the deviation you are viewing is from the gallery of someone you already watch. However I would not automatically click on it, if I didn't already watch that person, without viewing their gallery first.

Furthermore, I would like to see a much easier way to know who follows you, and who does not.  For example, on premium accounts you can view your gallery stats.  It will explain something like: 'Deviantaccoutperson' watches 1000 deviants, while 750 deviants watch 'Deviantaccoutperson.'

My question is:  Who exactly are these 250 people who are not watching me back?  That is what I would like to know.   Please give it some thought.

Thanks for your hard work.  I am enjoying the changes.

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Sotkettu Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
All people watching you are not always watching you because you watched them. Also you don't have to start watching other profiles because they started watching you. Majority of deviantART users watch people only because they have very good art. And some people think that it is rude to add people to deviantWATCH if they are not interested about his/her art. Some people only want to know how many people are actually liking his/her art and are not only watching back.
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PonyUniverse Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
The watch thing is perfect! :D I have said to myself a couple times "Wait, what? I can't believe I wasn't watching that person!" but it was because I forget to click on their profile :P
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Andorada Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2015
I really like these articles with updates! :la:
The watch button was genious! I think I watch more people now and I definitely had the surprize to notice that I actually did not watch some I thought I did! :D Great job! :heart:

Probably a similar positive impact would have also placing the fave button for articles somewhere in the same area :nod: (around the field where one comments.) Many people give positive feedback in comments, but forget to fave.

Comments = enriched atmosphere
Faves = more exposure => more views + more comments + more faves
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DreamingMystic Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I'll admit that separating the group deviations from the normal deviations was nice, as makes it more organized and everything when looking at deviations as a whole, but since group deviations only show when you click the watch button on the splinter menu, not the deviation button, it pretty much defeats that purpose.

It's annoying really; the deviation button on the splinter menu has become useless.
When you click the watch button you get to see everything.  Deviations, group deviations, journals, polls... Its always been like that, so it's not surprising.  What irks me however is that group deviations are not included with the regular deviations when you click the deviation splinter menu button.  I mean... they are both deviations.  Be it separated or not they should at least be shown together when you click that splinter menu button.

There is no reason for me to click the deviations splinter menu button any more.
Why should I?  I'm not going to see all the deviations I need to check out; I can only see that when I hit the watch button.  So until that is fixed I don't think I'm ever going to end up touching the deviations splinter menu button ever again. Dx
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EquestrianStrong Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
I have a quick question; I know a while ago before the huge site update happened, there was talk of notes changing to more of a chat like system? Anyone know when/if this is really going to happen?
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Urus-28 Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
They have communicate that they want to bring several changes for notes, but no time frame has been given to it.
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EquestrianStrong Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Ah okay. Thanks
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Shixam Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2015  Hobbyist Artist
I think having the watch button on the deviation page as well as the profile page is a great idea. It allows people who prefer to view a whole gallery before watching and people who like watching based on one art piece to each be able to follow their own routine. It's nice to have it accessible in both places for both types of users.

I've mainly been using the mobile-app-equivalent of the watch button on deviation pages, and it's really nice for me. I'm involved in the digital dolls community outside of dA too, so having the button on the deviation page helps me find and watch people I recognize right away, who I somehow wasn't watching before.
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MariiCreations93 Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
To be honest, I liked the button watch on the side of the artworks. It makes easier my job to watch people that has amazing art! <3 
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JCoolArts Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2015  Professional General Artist
As for button feedback, it is useful for me to actually unwatch someone more than watch them when I see something submitted that I no longer am interested in.
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Sotkettu Featured By Owner Edited Jun 27, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
You can unwatch people. Go to your friens list and then go to unwatch all that you don't want to watch anymore. You find the Friends Online button (looks like two heads) from the top of your profile page. Click it and there is Manage button. Click it and you will see everyone that you are watching and choose people that you don't want to watch anymore.
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JCoolArts Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2015  Professional General Artist
10 out of 11 times of hitting the refresh button, my messages "notifcations" won't show up at all.
And the same likewise for the submit button on these comment boxes, it's always hit and miss
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Dediggefedde Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2015
I really like the split between Group submissions and deviant's submissions... But why are group submissions now part of the journal-icon counter? I just thought I got 460 new Journal entries...

The +Watch button is nice. Never used it, alsmost forget about the change... Probably because it feels to be in the right place and doesn't distract...
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CouchyCreature Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Time to move DD's back into prominence by re-instating the footer displaying them and allowing the option to have it on or off as default by individuals choice. I read a recent complaint from one of the CV's, and I agree. They have faded in importance since the footer was removed and one has to actully work to look at them. They should be an announcement the company is proud enough of, and think deserving enough to not only be selected by the CV's, but also to be promoted in a very obvious way as something worth striving for.
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Dediggefedde Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2015
If you like the DD-footer, you may want to try out my userscript dA_Channel_Footer. ^^
dA_Channel_Footer by Dediggefedde  
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CouchyCreature Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
thank you. I'll take a look a bit later. This might be the answer, although ideally, the site admin would see a footer highlighting DD as an advantage.
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Toni-R Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2015  Hobbyist Photographer
Oh, and I would like to thank the DA team for splitting the group deviations from the other deviations, it improves my DA experience a lot.
Just a suggestion for it, could there be a different icon representing the group deviations and journal posts?
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