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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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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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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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Celebrating Deviousness December 2012

Sat Dec 1, 2012, 12:01 AM



    

        

Deviousness Award


    

    
    

        

            

Congratulations to `UnicornReality


        

        



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.



 




 
`UnicornReality is a much loved and well known deviant who has been instrumental in the successful continuous development of our stock & resources community. Known best of all for her beautiful stock photography,  Fiona's vibrant personality and enthusiastic approach to bringing fun into everything she does,  has proven to be a daily inspiration to us all. If you are looking for a muse to stoke your creative fire, UnicornReality should be top of your list. We are absolutely delighted to bestow the Deviousness Award for December 2012 to `UnicornReality.



Congratulations to `UnicornReality





Our newest recipient of the illustrious Deviousness Award.
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Seniorityheader 2 by fourteenthstar
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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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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Gallery Makeover Project

Fri Mar 8, 2013, 7:25 AM
Hello everyone :)

Recently my team and I worked tirelessly on a project to help improve the gallery descriptions and thumbnail examples.  While that project was indeed tedious with almost 4,000 categories in our system, it was also educational.  What I learned from sorting through thousands and thousands of categories was that we have a lot of redundancy and a lot of categories that seem to have been created on a whim that are now simply homes for junk.

Over the years, the desire to appease niche communities and people who just wanted a specific area has led to some categories that go up to 4 levels deep, and it's really no wonder it's so confusing for people to figure out where to submit their artwork.

The conclusion I've come to is simplicity.  While I'm not about to rip apart everything and make 6 stand alone categories, I do believe that there is a lot we can do to simplify the category tree.  That includes some of the following:

1. Merging categories that make sense.  For example, Digital Drawings is now merged with Digital Paintings creating one Digital Drawings & Paintings category.  The Digital Art > Drawings subcategories will be merged with the existing Digital Paintings subcategories and you don't need to do anything.  Right now a gallery pointer is in place but we will move all of that content into the appropriate place.  The reasoning is pretty simple, the difference between Digital Drawing and painting is not something that is so discernable it requires a separate category.  In fact if you browsed through either they were a mixture regardless because people themselves didn't get the difference.  This Digital Drawing/Painting merge will be something that will occur in all Digital Media galleries over time.  

2. "Other" categories.  Recently all 'miscellaneous' categories were renamed to "other" because the term Miscellaneous seemed to imply that anything under the sun could go there.  In some instances the "other" category has been removed.  For exampled: Digital Art > Other has been closed to submission.  The artwork there will be moved to appropriate digital art categories so do not panic :) However, to really emphasize the absurdity of some categories.. The Digital Art > Other category had 18 subcategories.  There was even a Digital Art > Other > Other.. WHAT?  I appreciate that there was an animations gallery that accepted gifs that will be moved to the main Digital Art category so it will be Digital Art > Animations.  Animations of that sort will also be permitted in Mixed Media > Other and Drawings & Paintings > Other, once a fix has gone in.  

3. Retiring outdated categories.  Some categories served a purpose years ago but since then have died out or, for example, in Customizations, perhaps the system or program doesn't exist anymore.  Retiring a category will mean that there is a sufficient enough of accurate submissions to leave the gallery browsable for historical reasons but it will be closed to further submission to avoid having it littered with misplaced deviations.

4. Removing dead categories.  Some categories never took off and there's not even one valid entry in it.  These will be removed from browse and submit and you likely won't even notice ;)


After reading all of this I ask you not to panic. Over the next few weeks, volunteers from specific niche communities with categories we believe can use some simplifying will be reaching out to their communities for feedback and thoughts.  If you are interested in helping with this process, please ensure you are watching communityrelations and the volunteer associated with the gallery you want to contribute your thoughts to.  Nothing about this project is malicious and the cooperation and feedback from the community is very important to me :)  It's possible that many galleries won't be touched at all but I truly believe that if we have the ability to simplify a structure, it's within our best interest to do so.  The 4 level deep galleries of the past are archaic and difficult to navigate, even for the veteran deviant and it helps contribute to people just dumping artwork in the first category they can find because it's too taxing to bother to find the right one.  Should you decide to provide input during this project, I want you to try to imagine yourself as a new deviant, and if you can get that far, try to imagine yourself as one that doesn't speak English as a first language.. and you'll see the nest of insanity in a whole new light :D

This isn't going to happen overnight, and like I said earlier, it may not affect you at all but it is the direction I'm going in and I hope you join me on this crazy journey! It's going to be quite the adventure :heart:




Learn about the Gallery Makeover Project and how you can get involved.
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Celebrating Deviousness July 2014

Tue Jul 1, 2014, 12:48 AM



Deviousness Award




 

Congratulations to
Astralseed






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.










Astralseed has firmly routed herself at the heart of our community. In particular, Katy's efforts with groups such as Traditionalists,  Digitalists, Unique-Equines and CRCommunityProjects to name a few are evident of her outstanding commitment and dedication. In addition, Astralseed can always be found on our chat network and throughout our forum. Katy has been promoting unseen artists via her ProjectPorkchop articles and group. We think her contributions to the site are long overdue recognition, so it's with great pride that we bestow the Deviousness Award for July 2014 to Astralseed.

Congratulations to Astralseed







Our latest recipient of the Deviousness Award.
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Celebrating Deviousness - March 2013

Fri Mar 1, 2013, 12:01 AM



    

        

Deviousness Award


    

    
    

        

            

Congratulations to `
lintu47


        

        

            

                
        
Kusudama







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 `lintu47?


`lintu47 always demonstrates unquestionable selflessness in her outstanding commitment to helping others throughout our community. Cristina has put her heart and soul into her deviantART experience, and has inspired many deviants to follow the same path, spreading positivity through creativity on a daily basis. It's without a doubt that we get a warm and fuzzy feeling as we bestow the Deviousness Award for March 2013 to `lintu47.

Congratulations to `lintu47







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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