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Celebrating Deviousness August 2012

Wed Aug 1, 2012, 12:01 AM




Deviousness Award






Congratulations to `Thiefoworld






What is this Awesome Achievement?


The Deviousness Award is an accolade which is traditionally handed out on the 1st of every month to one truly outstanding deviant.



 


Who is `Thiefoworld?



 
`Thiefoworld has made his mission to fill our community with vibrant colours and positive attitude. His illustrations are instantly recognisable and are somewhat iconic at deviantART. Thiefoworld's weekly webcomic is a must read for all deviants, and we love that his journals are filled with community spirit and encouragement for others.

You know you've picked the right deviant when you have to double check that he hasn't received the Deviousness Award already.

We are absolutely delighted to bestow the Deviousness Award for August 2012 to `Thiefoworld!



Congratulations to `Thiefoworld





Hot off the press, our latest recipient of the Deviousness Award.
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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 that stands out above the many others who deviate to be recognised in the crowd.

Today, we present to you the following deviants who have all been awarded Seniority as part of our quarterly community recognitions. They have all been nominated for their efforts in the community by multiple deviants, Staff and Volunteers. 


Congratulations everyone! :dalove:
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Seniorityheader 2 by fourteenthstar
This article marks the latest additions to the dizzy height of Senior members in our community. With just over 1000 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 that stands out above the many others who deviate to be recognised in the crowd.

Today, we present to you the following deviants who have all been awarded Seniority in our current round of community recognitions. They have all been nominated for their efforts in the community by multiple deviants, Staff and Volunteers.
Announcing the newest Senior members in our community -- congratulations everyone!
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Deviousness Award


    

    
    

        

            

Congratulations to `Krissi001

    
    



What is this Awesome Achievement?


The Deviousness Award is an accolade which is traditionally handed out on the 1st of every month to one truly outstanding deviant.









Who is `Krissi001?


An extremely well known and much loved deviant, Krissi001 is best known for her efforts at making emoticons become a key part to everyone's deviantART experience. Always showing a huge amount of community spirit, Krissi001 has been instrumental in making TheEmoteAwards into a fantastic initiative. It's with much :excited: and a great big :love: that we bestow the Deviousness Award for February 2013 to `Krissi001 . Congratulations!

Congratulations to `Krissi001





Our latest recipient of the Deviousness Award.
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Celebrating Deviousness - October

Mon Oct 1, 2012, 12:04 AM

Deviousness Award

Congratulations to `JCROXAS

What is this Awesome Achievement?

The Deviousness Award is an accolade which is traditionally handed out on the 1st of every month to one truly outstanding deviant.

Who is `JCROXAS ?

`JCROXAS aims to make inspiring others a daily habit, and we think he's making excellent efforts at this so far! Jude's artwork is so vibrant and cheerful that you can't help but smile. But, that's not all!Jude's approach to being an inspirational deviant knows no bounds, and you will always find him encouraging others to be creatively deviant. We're honoured to have such a fantastic role model within our community, so it's with great delight that we bestow the Deviousness Award for October 2012 to `JCROXAS . Congratulations!

Congratulations to `JCROXAS



Our latest recipient of the illustrious Deviousness Award
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Director of Community Relations :iconmoonbeam13: :

Table of Contents


1. New Submission Process and Thumbnail Examples
2. New Galleries and Gallery Additions or Change Requests
3. Why Wasn't I Chosen?
4. Volunteer Openings in Community Relations
5. Community Projects
6. Official Contests
7. Project Educate 2013
8. Art History Project
9. News from the Chats and Forums
10. News from the Galleries
11. Vacation Notice


1. New Submission Process and Thumbnail Examples


In my opinion, one of the greatest advantages to the New Submission Process, are the thumbnail examples and descriptions that appear when you're selecting a category.  It's no secret that we have misplaced deviations throughout the galleries and it's probably the most complained about topic I deal with on a daily basis. My team and I have been working hard to improve the descriptions and thumbnail examples for all of the galleries, and I'm happy to report that, we will have completed this project by the end of this week.  It was no small accomplishment and I want to extend a huge wave of gratitude to those volunteers that helped out and also to those community members that helped to point out issues they spotted while submitting.  It was very much a team effort! That being said, with thousands of galleries, it's possible something got missed, so if you notice anything that looks awkward or concerning, please reach out to me and let me know.  


2. New Galleries and Gallery Additions or Change Requests


While I've been working on the gallery descriptions and thumbnails, a variety of clean-up actions have occurred as well and I've been merging and removing old and unused categories.  I have also been taking care of some needed additions, which you can read about below.  Going forward, please request any changes or additions in this new forum thread which will be monitored regularly :) 


There are hundreds of people that express interest every time there is an opening and I'm often asked why people don't get replies to their requests or why someone was chosen over someone else. It saddens me when someone notes me asking me why they aren't good enough.

This is really the wrong way to look at things. These decisions are not easy for me to make and I weigh them based on many factors, including (but not restricted to) time on deviantART, activity in the community, suitability to the team, understanding of the gallery of choice, fit with the current team members etc. 

Not being chosen doesn't mean you're lacking, it just wasn't meant to be at this time. There are many ways to get involved with the community that don't require a symbol and I suggest that if you're serious about volunteering, you start by getting acquainted with the current volunteer team and getting involved with the community. The community, staff and volunteers are all responsible for making deviantART the powerhouse of awesome that it is :heart:


4. Volunteer Openings in Community Relations


If you're interested in learning more about being a volunteer on deviantART please read FAQ #85: Can I be a volunteer on DeviantArt? 

To see current openings on the Community Relations volunteer team please go to this journal

If there isn't a spot open please consider helping out from within the community. Read How to be a guiding light and shining example by the awesome RockstarVanity :love:

Please note that there are a lot of inquiries that come in and I may not be able to respond to each and everyone. Your understanding is appreciated :)



5. Community Projects


:community:
:omg: Want to show your devious pride and get involved in ongoing Community Projects? Check out one of these



6. Official Contests


:trophy:

:bulletpink: #Fella's Love Letter Contest - Deadline February 28, 2013
:bulletpink: Anthro Challenge 92: Share Of Hearts -Deadline February 28, 2013
:bulletpink: Texture Your World Contest - Deadline March 11, 2013
:bulletpink: Tomb Raider Reborn Contest - Deadline March 14, 2013
:bulletpink: The G.A.M.E - Deadline March 21, 2013
:bulletpink: Photomanipulation Contest: Rebirth and Renewal - Deadline April 1, 2013


Please note that all contests end on the deadline stated at 11:59:59 PM PST


7. Project Educate 2013


February 25 - March 3 - Daily Deviations
March 4 - 10 - Poetry Forms

11. Vacation Notice

I will be traveling to China from March 13-27th, 2013.  During this time I will have no access to the internet so anything related to Community Relations will be handled by my awesome team of volunteers with the help of  :iconcolorfulsparklesplz: fourteenthstar and dxd :iconcolorfulsparklesplz:  


The Community Relations department exists to encourage, facilitate and develop the relationship with our deviantART community. Our goal is to nurture our community by encouraging, stimulating artists to create, collaborate, and participate in a friendly, safe, and supportive artistic environment. Watch communityrelations for up to date news and to learn how you can get involved in projects and events!

:iconcommunityrelations:
Bi-monthly newsletter from the Community Relations team.
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Deviousness Award

Congratulations to ^shuttermonkey


What is this Awesome Achievement?

The Deviousness Award is an accolade which is traditionally handed out on the 1st of every month to one truly outstanding deviant.

It's no April Fools prank, today we are delighted to announce ^shuttermonkey as the Deviousness Award recipient for April 2012.

Who is ^shuttermonkey?

Cory's dedication to the community is astounding. Not only is he what we would call a rockstar deviant, but he is also one of our Volunteer Mentors. Always eager to help others, whether in one of our chat rooms or by posting news articles that feature amazing artwork, ^shuttermonkey is a much loved and respected deviant.

Nominated by many deviants who have been inspired by his positive attitude and infectious enthusiasm, we're absolutely delighted to bestow the Deviousness Award for April 2012 to ^shuttermonkey.

Congratulations to ^shuttermonkey

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Celebrating Deviousness - July 2013

Mon Jul 1, 2013, 12:01 AM



Deviousness Award




 

Congratulations to `
Synfull






What is this Awesome Achievement?


The Deviousness Award is an accolade which is traditionally handed out on the 1st of every month to one truly outstanding deviant.









Who is `Synfull?


`Synfull has firmly rooted herself at the heart of the emoticon gallery and made it her mission to bring pixel passion to every part of deviantART. With a personal gallery that's filled to the brim with extremely detailed emoticons and informative tutorials, Karen has developed a reputation with many deviants for being somewhat of a legendary emoticon artist. We very much agree that Karen's dedication and inspiring efforts deserve recognition, therefore it's without any hesitation that we bestow the Deviousness Award for July 2013 to `Synfull.

Congratulations to `Synfull






Celebrating our latest recipient of the Deviousness Award
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Happy Birthday Moonbeam13!

Sat Jun 16, 2012, 3:42 AM


Hello all



Today marks a very special day for someone, and since this someone is our wonderful team leader, $Moonbeam13, we wanted to write a journal to say...



:heart: :heart: :heart:HAPPY BIRTHDAY DANIE!:heart::heart::heart:




Now a lot of you know Danie as the big chief of the Community Relations team, but I doubt half of you truly know how much of a hard worker Danie is. Not only does she have to look after us lively lot (and by “lot” have you seen how big the CV team is?!), but she works on copious behind the scenes projects on deviantART, making this place just a little bit more devious and better for all us Artists out there in the big dA community. Not only this, but she has to have a life at the same time!



Now we have decided to use Danie’s birthday for three things:



1.       To wish her a very happy birthday (of course)
2.       To say thank you for all her hard work
3.       To share with everyone just how much of a Wonder Woman she truly is!



And speaking of Wonder Woman (who is one of Danie’s heroes), as a gift us CVs have been getting our artistic heads on and have created a collection of Wonder Woman related art! From fan art, to icons and even literature we have cobbled together and would like to share this collection not only with Danie, but all of you! Not only this, but we would like to invite you to create some Wonder Woman themed art and add it to a communityrelations collection as a birthday gift! (communityrelations.deviantart.…)



As part of saying “thank you” to our hard working wonder woman, the CVs have some things they would like to say about $Moonbeam13



"There has been some tough times over the years, but one thing I love about Danie is that she doesn't hold onto the past, but uses it as a strength for the future- something many of us could learn from. We joke sometimes that Danie needs to learn mitosis to support her incredible workload, but the truth is she is really one of a kind! Happy birthday to a true Wonder Woman!"^Beccalicious



"What can't be said about Danie that's positive? She deals with the insanity of a hectic job and heading up this team on a daily basis and no matter how out of hand things get, she rarely bats an eye. She's a great person who has a lot of knowledge about this community, cooking and life in general and she isn't afraid to share it. She's great to volunteer under (inb4 that's what she said) and I'm glad to have met her. Hope you have a great birthday Danie and any more to come”:glomp: Lyricanna



"Danie is one of the nicest persons I know on dA. Though I don't really know her since long ago, whenever I noted, mailed her, she was so nice to me and handled my silly questions perfectly. I hope, in the future I can get to know her more! :) Have a fantastic Birthday Danie!" dekorAdum



"Danie's positive energy and influence on the Community Volunteer team, and the DA community at large, plus her ability to inspire and encourage is something everyone should admire and aspire to achieve. No matter how hectic her schedule gets, or how many projects she has to juggle whilst doing everyday tasks, she seems to always be able to deal with any issues with good grace and a smile.
Wishing you a truly wonderful birthday Danie!! :hug: I hope you get spoilt rotten! You deserve it! :D "
Elandria



"Danie shows a dedication to the dA community and the Community Relations team that never fails to inspire me. She's always on hand to answer questions, even when they're sent by email at stupid o'clock at night, and she's supportive of all of us, continuously, no matter how busy she is. Happy birthday to a wonderful lady! :aww:" RockstarVanity



"Thanks for all you've done for this community. This place is like a second home to me. It's actually my first online home, lol. I've had a wonderful time volunteering thus far and it has been more than a pleasure working with you. I know you have a busy schedule that's filled with tons of notes and e-mails to check up on every day and I have no idea how you do it while still trying to maintain an upbeat positive attitude! You're awesome! Thank you for the help with all the questions and pointing me into the right direction as a community volunteer. Please know that we really, really appreciate what you do!! :heart: I also hope you take a little break to have fun on your special day too! CUZ NOW IT'S PARTY TIME BABY! :eager: Happy birthday Danie! MzzAzn



"I'm not good with words, so I'll try to keep this short, but: Danie, you seriously rock.
You are fun to talk to and you guide us crazy CVs perfectly with great advice when we need it (I always need loads of it because I'm a derp and you're still patient with me).
You do so much for this site and for the deviants that inhabit it that I think it's only fair that this birthday is your best one ever!
deviantART has become my online "home" with lots of the friends I've made here and your continued effort together with the rest of the staff to make this place is awesome is what I truly admire. :hug: " ^Hardrockangel



"Danie is such an integral part of our community, she is the heart and soul of us all and the support she provides is like none other. She is a great person, and deserves to have the best birthday ever! Working with her has been a great pleasure; she is indeed a Wonder Woman - so happy birthday Danie! I hope your day is amazing! :heart: ^ditto9



"Happy Birthday Danie! :hug: You are a strong leader of this community and an inspiration to all of us. Have a fabulous day! :heart: ^thelasth0pe



"Danie, thank you for being such a helpful and nice human being, can't even imagine how many things per day you have to handle and you still manage to find time for us. Happy Birthday dear, keep up your awesome work!" ^jussta



"Whenever I needed you, you were there.
Caring and effective at the same time.
I wish some day I could meet you in person.
Happy birthday Danie! Keep on rocking!:rose:
^StamatisGR



"So Danie, that lovely and charming woman who leads the Community Relations team? She's such an incredible inspiration. Not only is she hard-working, dedicated and passionate about what she does: she is caring, understanding and friendly, among many many other positive things. She is truly a Wonder Woman. :love: Happy birthday, Danie! You deserve the best of the best, because you are the best.” :hug: ^KasumiCR



"Happy Birthday Danie!! :heart: You are such an inspiration to everyone, not just the members of the team, but to all of dA! You do everything with what appears to be such an easy effort, but we all know the hard work you put in to making it look so easy! You're definitely a Wonder Woman :la: Your helpfulness and kindness has helped me so much, and I really appreciate all that you do :) I hope your birthday is as wonderful as you are...you deserve nothing less!! :hug:^DomiSM



"I most admire her for having one of the most awesome and stressful jobs I can imagine here on dA! This community is as colorful and crazy as the world out there and I really admire her strength to put up with that and that bunch of crazy volunteers.
Danie always has the right positive words for every situation and, if it wouldn't make her sound like a grey-haired granny who wears pink cardigans and her hair in a bun, should be called our fantastic Agony Aunt. :iconnaughtygrandmaplz:
" ^pica-ae



"I don't know Danie very well yet as I have just joined the CV team but have always found her to be helpful and a great presence in the community.
I am looking to get to know her more ( as well as the rest of the team) Have an awesome birthday Danie :cake: :heart:"
^krazykel



"Danie, thank you for dedicating so much of your time and efforts into keeping this amazing community working smoothly. Not only have you done it with efficiency and skill, but you have done it with tact, kindness, and above all: love.
The little that I have interacted with you here has been sufficient to notice that your passion for this community runs deeper than as a simple duty toward a job... consequently, we are all better because of it. You have inspired people to volunteer their free time and effort and impressively kept it a wonderful, welcoming atmosphere all the while.
I hope that on this special day, you can take some time off to yourself and spend it with your loved ones.... look back at another year gone by, and with great hope and excitement, await another fantastic year ahead. May God continue to bless your life and your work." ^IsacGoulart



"There is a lot to be said for someone who harnesses such great enthusiasm for something they absolutely love to do and share with countless others. Danie's heart and dedication knows no boundaries. She puts countless hours and energy into what she loves doing and it shows on a daily basis. Danie's love and passion for the community is always evident and she strives to make everyone feel as comfortable and loved as possible. Her personality is addicting and you will find no sweeter person to talk too! I'm so honored and humbled to be a part of such a great community of people and to be among such an amazing $taff member. Danie IS wonder woman! I have such great admiration and respect for you Danie and all that you do for us and the community! Happy birthday hun and I wish you the very very best!!"  KovoWolf



"Wonder woman, that's exactly what she is. Forever working hard and forever being there to support you.
She uses her powers every day. Her super strength helps her fight through the tough days and deal with trolls! Her-super stamina allows her to keep up with her workload! And her lasso of truth...that's for later :eyes: :giggle:">
Danie is so dedicated, so down to earth and always thinks of others!I hope you have a wonderful day danie! Relax and unwind and have fun! love you!" Dan-Heffer



"Danie, you are awesome. And scary (in a good way) ...mostly scary in how you do so many things with aplomb, and that's only touching the tip of things in how awesome you are. Being given the opportunity to volunteer, having your support...what you do on deviantART isn't just confined within Community Relations, but really reaches outwards and beyond. The impact of what you do, of who you are, has no limit whatsoever. I wish you a very Happy Birthday, and a brilliant day because you really deserve it. Thank you ever so much for everything. :heart: ^3wyl



"I think one of the biggest things I admire about Danie is her stoicism especially when faced with the nightmares of the community relations team :wink: Danie doesn't just stop with the job, or the role in hand. She goes above and beyond to check that things are working, that you're actually okay, and if she can help with absolutely anything. I've appreciated so much in the past, Danie's ability to see through my strops to something better on the other side :D Dedication, reliability,hardworking and inspiration are just a few of the many words that should be used to define Danie. :) OH and Happy BIRTHDAY!" ^Kaz-D



"One of the things that stands out the most to me about Danie is not only her kindness and dedication to her work, but also her courage and strength of character. She stands up for others, no matter how small, and always gives everyone the benefit of the doubt. She has an uncanny knack for seeing the bright side of an issue, no matter how dark it may seem, and can change someone's mood for the better in half a heartbeat. One of the things that I most commonly hear from her is, "I will be there to support you." That's "I will support YOU," never, "What can YOU do to support ME?" (I hope she knows she'll always have OUR support as well!). Happy birthday Danie, Today we celebrate YOU!! You deserve it. May the coming year bring the best and brightest of joy, life, light, and love. :heart:Aeirmid



"We spend our whole lives searching for special people. Those that are kind and will lend a helping hand when we need it. Sometimes they pass on their enthusiasm onto us, and it's so strong that we can move mountains with them. Danie is just that type of person. Don't change, because the world will fall into chaos and we along with it. :heart: Negatic



"Danie, I want to wish you a happy birthday. And I also wish you a great life, because you're as awesome as DeviantART is. Thanks a lot for making DeviantART a better place, and for working hard to keep everything well. Keep on rocking \m/
Love :heart:
^Salvador-rudy



"Danie, you are an incredible woman and a wonderful leader for us all. Thank you for all you do for this community! I'm looking forward to getting to know you better! Happy Birthday and I wish you many many more! Have a wonderful day. :iconlovehug:" ^sTiViA



"There honestly isn't a single negative thing I could possibly say about Danie, she's such an incredibly hard worker and a huge inspiration. Thank you for everything you do for dA, and thank you for being such a supportive and awesome member of the community. We're all so thankful for everything you do and I hope you know that, and I hope today (and every other day!) is filled with many wonderful times. Happy birthday! :heart: ^Steph1254 



"Danie is the personification of the long-time conviction I've had that women make the best bosses. Men tend to lead with their egos, and they gratify those egos with every decision they make, whereas, women get their ego gratification later, in reflection over a job well done, but only after the job's been done well. Danie is the ideal boss, in that, her ego is only gratified when the best possible outcome for everyone has been arrived at; she's a constant inspiration, and a very cool person as well." ^SamuelRaffa



"Danie, A Wonder Woman? Without any doubt! Her 24hours +ve Solar Plexus create the higher vibrations in to the whole community. No one can stay without inspiration from her. An inspiration of, “How to maintain the relations?” or “How to be An ethical hardworker?” She is a complete institution, which makes her the 'A Hardcore Wonder Woman' :) God bless you & I wish you A Very Happy-Lovely-Rocking Birthday. :heart::cake::heart::cake: ^princepal



"I have no idea how to start this off and what to cover, there is just so much I can say! Danie has done an unbelievable amount of work for the community and her dedication is unmatched. As well as being super hard working she is one of the nicest people you can talk to. No matter how busy she is she always tries her best to fit in time for everyone, and I am sure I speak for many others when I say, I look up to you and you're an inspiration! Thank you for everything, and have a smashing birthday!" :hug: ^kingmancheng



 


:star: If you have a personal message you would like to share about Danie, then please add it onto this journal in the comments.


Finally, don’t forget to go flood Danies page with birthday wishes!


HAPPY  BIRTHDAY DANIE!



:iconbigheartplz:



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Deviousness Award


    

    
    

        

            

Congratulations to `
The-Lantiis


        

        

            

        

My Best Friend







What is this Awesome Achievement?


The Deviousness Award is an accolade which is traditionally handed out on the 1st of every month to one truly outstanding deviant.









Who is `The-Lantiis?


`The-Lantiis is a shining example of how to be a selfless deviant. From journals that
inspire others to show respect within the community to deviations that encourage partipation
in charitable events, Elizabeth always demonstrates that she has exactly what it takes to be
a true deviant. But that's not all, let's not forget that Elizabeth is Founder of the fantastic #dAWishingWell Group, which is a must have addition to your devwatch if it isn't already there. We're very honored to bestow the Deviousness Award for November 2012 to
`The-Lantiis, Congratulations!

Congratulations to `The-Lantiis






Our latest recipient of the Deviousness Award
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