Interviews Unedited - ^quietchildae:iconvirgino0owhore: How long have you been a Community Volunteer?
:iconquietchildae: I was the artistic nude photography volunteer along with `wynnesome starting in July 2009, and by myself after she stepped down. I took on volunteering for the fetish photography gallery in June 2010. I stepped down to take a break back in January 2011, and then came back on for both galleries just in November!
:iconvirgino0owhore: Did you choose Artistic Nudes or did it choose you?
:iconquietchildae: I've been interested, and involved in nudes for a long time, as well as fetish work. I started out my career as a photographer shooting content for a fetish models paysite. So, I've chosen the "mature content" galleries from the beginning, I guess! I've never felt that there was any shame in the human body, or in human sexuality, and I think that they're very beautiful things, so it was pretty much a given that I would want to d
Paid Name ChangesDear deviantArt Staff,Paid Name Changes4 years ago in Written Suggestions More Like This
I've been virgino0owhore for nine years. While I understand I can just create a new account if I want a new name, I feel that this is a waste. I would have to move every piece of work over to this new account, re-favorite over 3,000 favorites and rewatch my current watch list. It's simply not worth it all because of 14 letters.
Not to mention, I lead a club against name wasting, making getting a new account hypocritical. It seems more practical to allow members to pay to change their name. This prevents the wasting of names that can't be removed because they have history on them. It also gives deviantArt a new revenue source.
Naturally you couldn't choose a taken name but, the act of paying for a name change is common in internet society and amongst gaming communities as well. The price varies but is usually around 15 U.S. dollars, and whatever that may translate into.
How would a user change his/her name?
They could access
CONTEST: Needles for the Warm Winter ProjectI've been advertising, scrounging points and forming awareness for the Warm Winter Project while at the same time writing articles for all of the galleries and it finally hit me. We have amazing artists within the Artisan Crafts section that could help! So here it is:CONTEST: Needles for the Warm Winter Project4 years ago in Art Features More Like This
Contest - Needles for the Warm Winter Project
Get out your sewing basket, your knitting needles and your sewing machines, it's time to earn yourself a warm feeling and a potential premium membership! We have three categories you could enter under:
Blankets, Quilts and Afghans
Make a quilt, blanket or afghan that you plan to donate and submit it to me through note for a chance to win! Keep the design simple but cheerful!
Hats, Scarfs, and Gloves
Scarfs, hats, and gloves of all sizes are welcomed! Keep the design simple but cheerful!
Sweaters of all sizes are welcomed! Keep the design simple but cheerful.
Happy HolidaysNew Meme! If you were as disappointed by the silence this morning as I, then make a journal of your own writing, drawing, or posting what you felt should've been said. Here goes.Happy Holidays4 years ago in Personal More Like This
deviantArt would like to wish a safe and happy holidays to our fellow deviants! As our way of saying thanks we've gifted everyone with one free llama and 50 free points! Congratulations as well to those who logged in this morning as you've been gifted a new Wrapped-Present badge!
While opening up gifts, eating your Christmas dinner and spending time with family, don't forget those less fortunate. You can visit the Community Relation's Community Projects journal entry for more information on whats going on this month!
Raise a glass for years past.
Username changing and you!I recently posted a forum thread here about people's thoughts on username change. I find that a lot of them would like it, but know that deviantART has openly stated that they will not transfer anyone's content over.Username changing and you!4 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
Relatively recently, Xehara, a deviant who wants to change her username posted a deviantART Suggestion here which got a Daily Deviation. I was a suggester, which shows that I am in full support of this idea.
On this Suggestion, I commented the following:
"I like this suggestion, but I know that dA's thing is that they don't want to confuse people by having people's profile links broken. So, I was thinking that instead of putting your old username back open for anyone to get, you pay the fee to have it disabled and whenever someone goes to that link, it redirects to your new page (like with Skittleboi redirecting to Josh)!"
You can see the comment thread
UPDATES CONT. - Warm Winter Project: 2012UPDATE 9 - As of Sunday, November 25, 2012, I WAS ABLE TO MEET AND PURCHASE MY DONATION GOAL OF 50 HOODIES thanks to deviantART's 30% off Black Friday sale as well as my 10% Premium Member Discount. Congratulations to us and thank you to everyone who helped out!UPDATES CONT. - Warm Winter Project: 20124 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
UPDATE 8 - As of Saturday, November 17, 2012, we are at 125,125 points, with only 34,875 points left to go! I was able to purchase 2,000 points a moment ago to put directly into the pool myself. My original intent was to get 8,000, but I ended up working less than I expected this week and was unable to, but as of my next paycheck (in two weeks), I will be able to purchase 8,000! That will leave us with 26,875. And after TimberClipse's AWESOME point doubler, like the one that helped out and did so amazingly earlier in the year, that will be another 8,000, leaving us with only 18,875! And his doubler is already halfway full with much thanks to rainylake for immediately putting 2,000 points in
January's Complaint Challenge - DDsIntroductionJanuary's Complaint Challenge - DDs4 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
This activity is part of my year-long project to address complaints from the dA community. January's complaint is Daily Deviations!
"I find that the DD system needs to be expanded. Why? Sadly, it has become the only major channel on this site for artists and writers to receive exposure, and the selection choices are limited. On my journal, =Flyvapnet wrote that '[i]t smacks of a good-old-boys system, wherein Deviations are considered for recognition only if they're suggested by those who have an in-crowd relationship with someone in the award-giving hierarchy'. There are great artists out there who don't have any exposure simply because they can't get DDs, and the selections are biased: for example, they almost never include parts of novels. Offering more artists this exposure would help DA with what
November Lineart Contest: MYTHICAL CREATURES.Spread the word! Please this journal so more people see it. If this journal gets 100 's in the first 24 hours it's posted, I will add 500 points to the total prize pool!November Lineart Contest: MYTHICAL CREATURES.4 years ago in Personal More Like This
Yep, you read that right. Look over to the right there. See that? Notice how you can add journals to your 's now? That's how we're doing it from here on out. Make a folder in your faves collection for journals if you'd like, but I really need all y'all help in getting the word out there.
The :iconcolor-me-club: Presents:
---== THE NOVEMBER LINEART CONTEST ==---
Well, seems there wasn't that much of a competition on this one. According to a recent poll the color-me-club members seem to be quite interested in hosting a month around Mythical Creatures.
Hey, isn't that the stu
deviantART Related - deviantART SuggestionsGallery Info:deviantART Related - deviantART Suggestions4 years ago in Personal More Like This
Submissions related to ways deviantART could further improve; including everything from website mock-ups or written ideas.
The deviantART Suggestions gallery is the place where we the deviants speak our minds on what should be done to improve and evolve the deviantART website. Because it's a small gallery it often feels like the misplaced deviations, or even the deviant thefts, overwhelm what the gallery is intended for. Remember, as with any gallery, we can help keep it clean by using the handy report feature found at the right hand side of every deviation, but please remember the deviantART Etiquette when reporting! So what is supposed to go in this gallery? As the description above states, any suggestion related to deviantART that could improve the site. (The concept of the previous sentence belongs to deviantART.) There are two sub
10x 100 DA Points Giveaway - Winner #1Free points to give away - Round #1 CLOSED!10x 100 DA Points Giveaway - Winner #14 years ago in Personal More Like This
do you want to win some free deviantPOINTS? I am starting a little journal game over 10 rounds where 1000 points altogether will find new owners. In order to participate you have to do this:
FAV this journal
Post a COMMENT in this journal (only one please)
Do ONE of the 3 following options:
LIKE my Facebook Page
The Chromatic Deck
if you don't have a Facebook account FAV this deviation:
The Chromatic Deck
if you are not a fan of my playing cards FAV this deviation:
One Great Power - LOVE
Round #1 - Winner
Round #1 ended 8:00 pm
Give Thanks... deviantART. Friends. Features.Edit: Share with your friends on Twitter as well! https://twitter.com/#!/ZevImages/status/139572960288714752Give Thanks... deviantART. Friends. Features.4 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
I know that many deviants have had a rough past year. I know I have. For some, it was the economy, for some changes in their families and loved ones, and I know for some it has even been on deviantART. We have all had struggles, but this time of year, whether you celebrate Thanksgiving or not, is as good a time as any to thank people for what we DO have.
In this world of little, we all have something we hold dear to our hearts. Now is the time to say thanks.
So, what I would like to invite everyone to do is in the next 48 hours (Today + Thanksgiving), fave this journal to show your support, then comment with 4 things you are thankful for:
1 thing on deviantART you are thankful for
1 thing with your family, loved ones, friends, etc. you are thankful for
1 thing in your life you are thankful for
1 piece of art you, or a fellow deviant created that you are th
Seven Sins Contest Winners TweetSeven Sins Contest Winners4 years ago in Official DeviantArt Contests More Like This
Our Seven Deadly Sins contest allowed participants to enter in to a battle between doing what's right and giving into temptation.
In the end, every one of the Seven Deadly Sins had a winner. The grand-prize winner, chosen by the worldwide Chairman of Fotolia, Oleg Tscheltzof, will be flown out to see the advertisement printed on a billboard in San Francisco, CA and pocket $1500 USD. The six remaining finalist ads will also have their submissions printed and displayed around the city.
Keep watching this page for details on the upcoming deviantMEET to see the winners larger than life in San Francisco, CA!
Read Official Rules &raqu
The Art of CodeThe Art of Code4 years ago in Personal More Like This
As written by ginkgografix in the Guide to the deviantART Related Gallery, The browser scripts and extensions category is for scripts that add new functions to (or modify current functions of) deviantART.com. Commonly these scripts are installed through Greasemonkey, but some are designed to install through web browsers such as Mozilla Firefox. Keep in mind that this category is for functioning scripts, not just ideas for scripts.
This is perhaps one of the most resourceful types of dA Related deviations But, how do you create these? In order to find out, I interviewed a couple of creators of scripts, user styles and apps.
Please tell me briefly about yourself and
Seniority Announcement - June 2012Seniority Announcement - June 20123 years ago in DeviantArt Announcements More Like This
This article marks the latest announcements detailing the latest additions to the dizzy height of Senior members in our community. With just over 900 deviants holding the highly saught after ` -- it's clearly a moment that deserves recognition.
So what does it take to become a Senior? That's a question many have asked and have never really been able to get a straight answer on. Some have gained Seniority as a thank you for their time spent as a Volunteer, or to recognise their contribution to a particular project or collaborative action. Some have gained Seniority because of their community spirit, providing help and assistance to many other deviants and taking time out to promote the work of others in the community.
Some people have received Seniority because of their artistic endevours, having a positive influence on their peers by sharing resources, providing constructive criticism and by being a voice t