Fella's Dictionary: A - EA • B • C • D • E
AdCast /ad-kast/. noun; deviantART’s art advertising platform.
Add Media /ad mee-dee-uh/. noun; available when creating journals, blogs and comments, this button allows a deviant to easily add official and community emoticons or thumbnails from the conversation, the community or a deviant’s own sta.sh
Related: Premium Member, Comment
Admin Area /ad-min e-ree-uh/. noun; The location where administrators (or contributors) of a group can manage members and have private discussions.
Located at: http://groupname.deviantart.com/admin/
Related: Group, Contributor
Alpha Tester /al-fuh tes-ter/. noun; a deviant selected to test alpha-s
Fella's Dictionary: 0 - $Fella's Dictionary: 0 - $2 years ago in Art Features More Like This
! Banned or Deactivated Account
* Premium Member
= Official Beta Tester
` Former Administrator or Senior Member
% deviantART Prints Team
© Volunteer Message Network Administrator
^ Gallery Moderator
@ Chat and Forum Volunteer
¢ deviantART Creative Team
+ General Administrator
£ Account Run by deviantART Core Staff
$ deviantART Core Staff
‘Till Hell Freezes Over Status
Fella's Dictionary: F - JF • G • H • I • JFella's Dictionary: F - J2 years ago in Art Features More Like This
FAQ [Frequently Asked Questions] /ef-ey-kyoo/. noun, acronym; a list of questions and answers that help newcomers understand aspects of deviantART.
Related: Help Desk
Favorite /fey-ver-it/. noun; a deviant can bookmark a deviation by clicking on the ‘favorite’ button. The artist is notified that you have added that Deviation to your favorites. Your favorites are displayed on your profile and can be arranged into folders.
Feature /fee-cher/. noun, verb; a display of another artist’s work.
Fella /fel-uh/. noun; the deviantART mascot.
Forum /fohr-uhm/. noun;
Fella's Dictionary: K - OK • L • M • N • OFella's Dictionary: K - O2 years ago in Art Features More Like This
Keyword /kee-wurd/. noun; a word entered into a search or new deviation that makes finding the item easier when it is searched for.
Related: Deviation, Submission
Llama Badge /lah-muh ba-j/. noun; originally released on April Fools Day in 2010, the llama badge is a fun and free badge that can be given to any deviant.
Related: Badge, Llama Trade
Llama Trade /lah-muh treyd/. noun, verb; an automated process that allows a deviant to “bribe” other deviants using Points to give them llama badges.
Related: Badge, Llama Badge
Fella's Dictionary: P - TP • Q • R • S • TFella's Dictionary: P - T2 years ago in Art Features More Like This
PM [Premium Membership] /pee-em/. noun; an acronym for Premium Membership.
Related: Premium Membership, Subscription
Premium Member /pree-mee-uh-m mem-ber/. noun; a member that has purchased a Premium Membership.
Related: PM, Premium Membership, Subscription
Premium Membership /pree-mee-uh-m mem-ber-ship/. noun; a special paid membership program on deviantART which unlocks many additional features, such as Scheduled Submit, up to 10GB of sta.sh storage space, extra page customization options, and much more.
Related: PM [Premium Member], Subscription
Fella's Dictionary: U - ZU • V • W • X • Y • ZFella's Dictionary: U - Z2 years ago in Art Features More Like This
Undiscovered /uh-n-dih-skuhv-er-d/. noun; using an algorithm that identifies patterns in community behavior when curating content, Undiscovered generates a browsing experience that draws attention to creative art and talented artists that may not receive the same level of attention from other browse modes.
Related: Deviation, Deviant
Username /yoo-zer-neym/. noun; a unique sequence of characters used to identify a user.
User Page /yoo-zer peyj/. noun; the profile or page that represents the deviant. It is accessed by clicking on their name anywhere on deviantART or by going to username.deviantart.com
Happy Birthday DeviantART! Welcome to WonderlandHappy Birthday DeviantART!1 year ago in Deviant Events More Like This
I find myself delighted to lay my rather large eyes on you. A purrfectly delicious mystery awaits you. Won't you come this way?
I've been a bad kitty-- a very naughty, naughty feline, indeed. You see, today is Alice's Unbirthday, and all the inhabitants of Wonderland had planned to join her and the Mad Hatter for tea and cake. But, the Mad Hatter, being quite a bit off his rocker, is requiring that everyone wear a hat to the party. Anyone without a hat cannot attend.
Whoops! Mysteriously, *smile* all the hats in Wonderland have gone missing. What a shame, what a shame. Whatever shall we do?
I know what we shall do. You and I, stranger, we shall go to the party together. I hear the cake is delicious this year, and there will be plenty for us.
Except, wait! HA! You cannot!!! You have no hat, either! I suppose you'll have to stay here, too, then. Very well. Goodbye.
CR Newsletter - May/June 2014 Director of Community Relations :iconmoonbeam13: :CR Newsletter - May/June 20141 year ago in DeviantArt Announcements More Like This
Table of Contents
1. Art is Personal
2. Volunteer Openings in Community Relations
3. Community Projects
4. Official Contests
5. Project Educate 2014
6. News from the Chats and Forums
7. News from the Galleries
1. Art is Personal
Every day, daily deviations are featured, artist interviews are posted, and countless journals of thumbnails published. Every single day, community members, volunteers and staff, all come together and share in a love of art. It doesn't always go well and sometimes a piece of artwork I adore, strikes the wrong chord with someone. However, regardless of the message received the artwork achieved the goal of becoming personal and striking an emotion and there are no rules that state this emotion should always be happy and fluffy. I'm personally inspired by a different kind of image, one that challenges my feelin
How to be a respectful member in a GroupCommunity WeekHow to be a respectful member in a Group1 year ago in Personal More Like This
The majority of us are members of groups, and while we might have different reasons to join, and different things expected of our membership in said groups, it is important to be a respectful addition to a group, and to our community. Here are a few tips on how to be a respectful member of your groups, even when you become frustrated by whichever situation might come up.
In regards to submitting your art:
Of course submitting your art is one of the main purposes of joining a group. However before you jump into things and start sending out a million art submissions to various groups, you should pay close attention to each individual group's rules and guidelines! There is no room for assuming things when it comes to groups, each group has its own set of guidelines, and they might wildly differ from what you expect! So read the info they provide, or send a note to ask a question, but don't just ignore it all and spam your art in places it might not e
Chat Events Calendar Farand's Fun and ThumbShare - Movember Event in :#communityrelations:Chat Events Calendar4 years ago in Personal More Like This
Time: 2 - 3pm PST Meet 'N Greet Chat With the Lit CVs in :#crliterature: Sunday, June 8th at 12:01 PM (PDT)
Sketchmatch in :#communityrelations:
Wednesday, Nov. 13th - 7:00 PM PDT (click to see your local time)
Want to see a particular event run? Want to help out? Note communityrelations with your thoughts and ideas!
dA's 14th UnBirthday Chat/Forum Events!Off with their heads!!! Oh, oh, why hello everyone, I didn't see you there!dA's 14th UnBirthday Chat/Forum Events!1 year ago in Deviant Events More Like This
In this journal you will find a list of all the fun shenanigans we have prepared for DeviantART's 14th UnBirthday celebrations in the chats and forums, and their schedule! We hope you'll have time to join in on all the fun!
If you need a time converter please use this.
All chat events will happen in #CommunityRelations and will be launched on Thursday August 7th.
Alice in Wonderland Trivia: This will be a fun trivia game in which you will be asked questions related to Alice in Wonderland, the book, both the original animated Disney movie, and Tim Burton's recent remake, in addition to the Once upon a time Alice in Wonderland television show. There will be 3
Community Volunteers Interviews - Part 1Daily Deviations WeekCommunity Volunteers Interviews - Part 110 months ago in Art Features More Like This
Community Volunteers can seem confusing, intimidating, or intriguing at times. The community tends to have many questions for them, and does not always fully understand who they are as people and what they do as volunteers on DA. In this two part interview we hope to answer and address some of your many questions!
1. What factors do you look for when assessing a potential Daily Deviation? What are some of the toughest factors that you face in your decision making?
Technical skill is big because the community wants to see the best of the best in the DDs section so I try to deliver. Originality and concept are also big factors for me. If the piece can bring about an emotional response as well, then it is truly a piece of art in my opinion.
Something that stands out among the rest or has a well conceived underlying message. I especially like strong characters, and by that I mean ones that have flaws
Did You Know - Community VolunteerCommunity VolunteerDid You Know - Community Volunteer2 years ago in Art Features More Like This
Community Volunteers (short CV) are deviants that help the community out by providing them with a specific contact point in relation to galleries, chat and forums
Every CV only acts within the areas they are trained in. That means that generally, a gallery CV will not moderate chatrooms or forums or give DDs for artworks in other galleries (unless having permission). And no chat/forum CV will give DDs. In some instances, some volunteers are trained in Chats & Forums and Galleries and have permission to cross-over. To be certain, you can view the whole roster of volunteers here and see what area a volunteer is representing.
Any volunteer can be easily recognized by the heart, next to their username.
Community Volunteers are regular people, just like everyone else, with a few special pr
Fella's DictionaryA - E • F - J • K - O • P - T • U - Z • 0 - $Fella's Dictionary2 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
Hello deviants and welcome to Fella's Dictionary brought to you by fella!
Over the past month and a half, a number of our contributors have been hard at work creating a brand new, updated, and enhanced dictionary that will allow any deviant to find common and not-so-common definitions of words, terms and acronyms on deviantART.
This dictionary has had a lot of sweat put into it. We encouraged deviants to contribute terms that they wanted to see defined. We then asked some of our contributors and deviantART Staff members to help bring together the final di
deviantART Official + CV Group ListingFor many years, deviants have joined together in groups and clubs as a way to share and develop their skills, ideas, and passion for art and other topics. deviantART has a number of official and unofficial groups that are run by staff and community volunteers.deviantART Official + CV Group Listing2 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
This is a listing of current official staff or community volunteer run groups on deviantART. Organized by category and then alphabetized, this list will help you find groups of all kinds!
Official deviantART Groups
A Community Relations Project - looking at the History of the genres and art we love today. This is open to any member of the deviantART Community.
Every year, Comic-Con hosts a huge gallery of artists in what’s known as Artists’ Alley. Here, all Comic-Con attendees have the chance to meet and greet some of their favorite creators as they showcase and display their work. The artwork styles range from cartoons to
Be An Active Watchee We all want active watchers; people that comment on our deviations and add them to their favorites. That get involved in whatever projects we have going on, polls we post or anything else. Active watchers are awesome and we're lucky to have them. But are you an active watchee?Be An Active Watchee2 years ago in Art Features More Like This
Some people return watches, some people don't. However you do it, a big key to have active watchers for most of us is to be active in return! But what is an active watchee?
Being an active watchee isn't really that hard, it's just boils down to being involved with your watchers and being part of their deviantART experience too. They watched you for whatever reasons they did. Let it be your artwork, your community involvement, your bribery... whatever it is, they watched you for a reason, reasons we shall appreciate because we are respectable people after all! So without further babbling or .gifs,
5 Steps to Being an Active Watchee
1. Stay regular
April Fools Caption ContestRemember the contest ends tomorrow!April Fools Caption Contest2 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
Get the chance to win a Premium Membership just by leaving a comment!
What would an April Fools day be without some good ol' fun?
This is YOUR opportunity to mock, ridicule and generally take great delight and amusement whilst poking fun at the beloved Volunteers and Staff of deviantART.
How to play!
All you have to do is go to the April Fools 2014 Gallery Folder, click on each image, and leave a comment which you think is a fitting caption!
Try to come up with something funny, and remember - our usual etiquette policy still applies!
Contest will close 11:59pm Pacific Standard Time on April 5th.
A 3-month Premium Membership for the best caption of each photo! (and that is no joke!)
Trick or Treat Contest - WINNERS!!**SCROLL DOWN TO THE END AND FIND OUT WHO WON!**Trick or Treat Contest - WINNERS!!2 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
Halloween is coming up fast and the Artisan Crafts CV team wants to throw a special contest in it's honour. At the same time we want to promote the Artisan Crafts community so all of the entries will have to be categorized as such to be eligible.
The contest starts on September 18th and ends on November 1st 2013.
If your entry does not follow these rules, it will be automatically disqualified!!!
1 entry per category maximum.
Artisan Crafts only!!Entry must be created on or after start dateLink to this contest so that we know you've read and understood the rules!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Categories & Prizes
BEST PUMPKIN CARVING
Just as the title says, we're looking for the best pumpkin carving. It needs to be carved by you.1 year subscriptio
Communities rely on Pillars made of HeartCommunities of all kinds are held up by pillars made of heart. Typically embodied by people who let the weight of their community rest on their shoulders, willing to let life be life. Sometimes it hurts, and sometimes it's comfortable. Regardless, the result is a halo that surrounds all participants in a community. The healing light of being mothered, fathered or cared for.Communities rely on Pillars made of Heart2 years ago in Personal More Like This
These are very special people who take this role in your community. Maybe this person is you. In which case, please be you today, and every day. Because you are very important.
For the rest of us, we all know who the pillars are that hold up the communities that we care about. We all know the value of what they do, especially when we stop to think about it.
There is nothing in life that I have ever found a deeper admiration for than people who take on this role. Pillars of Community. When a human being digs their heels in, claims territory and begins to show Love towards a group of people, they begin to embody
Interview - Seniors Who Were Formerly CVsSenior WeekInterview - Seniors Who Were Formerly CVs9 months ago in Art Features More Like This
Today we are interviewing Seniors who have been Community Volunteers in the past
We've all wondered at some point in our DA life "what does it take to become a Senior?" And when we read the official answer on :faq29: We see that there are many reasons for it, but all of those reasons talk about a positive contribution to the community. Well, today :iconSserenita: and :iconTheGalleryOfEve: sat down with some of those former Community Volunteers who are now Senior Members, to talk to them and see how they view Seniority from their perspective. Our interviewees are :iconastralseed:, :iconmaytel:, :iconrydi1689:, :iconthiefoworld:, :icontiganusi: and :iconTommyGK:
How do you feel about Seniority in general?
This is kind of difficult to answer because I don't feel like there is any one feeling attached to seniority. Seniority is a really cool thing and I am happy to be a part of it, but I also realize that it's n
PE: Contest Rules and EtiquetteOkay... we all know that to be seen on deviantART, one has to have some kind of "artistic marketing" of sorts. However, you can't just walk up to a person's profile and advertise yourself in the comments. That's rude and it's against the website's rules.PE: Contest Rules and Etiquette2 years ago in Art Features More Like This
Note: The website actually does offer advertising on people's profile pages. You buy them and they'll appear to whomever doesn't have Premium Membership with Ad toggled off.
So how do you go about advertising yourself? There are many popular ways to be seen on deviantART without a direct "ad". Some include activity in the forums, the dAmn (chats), and joining groups. Another way people get attention is through a contest. These are effective and really do get quite the attention.
Contests have become more and more popular to a degree that they actually become viewed 1,000 times. Because they are so frequently visited, it can potentially become featured in the bottom of deviantART page (where the Daily Deviations happe
Hoodie Cult 2.0We did it in 2010 and it's time to do it again!Hoodie Cult 2.01 year ago in Deviant Events More Like This
edit 2: There wasn't as much interest as the last time, so I will officially 'close' this at the end of November. Until then you can still send me your hoodie pics and I shall add them here as well.
edit: We need more hoodies! So where is your entry??
Don't be so shy. And you can hide your face if you want, that's ok.
A while ago Nyx-Valentine and I decided that we need to do it again. Grab any hoodie near you (if you don't have something use any other kind of head covering or be creative) and get your photo done!
Let's see if we can beat the amount of 82 entries from last time.
What are you waiting for?
The Hoodie Collection (30)
PE: Introduction to ChatsChat and ForumsPE: Introduction to Chats1 year ago in Deviant Events More Like This
The purpose of this article is to help others become familiar with what chat rooms are, the purpose they serve, and how to get involved with chats here on deviantART.com. Let’s begin!
Chat Rooms: A Brief Overview
The term chat room or chatroom, is used to describe any area on the Internet, a computer network, or website where users can communicate with one another in real time. Think of it like web based group text messaging except you may or may not know the users communicating with you. Chat rooms are great in that provide us with a venue to socialize with others who share a common interest. For instance, here on deviantART.com there are numerous chat rooms available, which can easily be found by going to the chat page.
The deviantART.com Chat Network
The Chat Network here on deviantART.com consists of a large number of chat rooms, both official and unofficial. Official chat rooms are operated by deviantART staff and volunteers
Daily Deviations Week Wrap-UpDaily Deviations WeekDaily Deviations Week Wrap-Up10 months ago in Deviant Events More Like This
projecteducate's Daily Deviation week(s) have now come to an end! The Community Volunteer team worked extra hard to come up with these article ideas and put them together, so I'd like to say thank you to everyone who contributed. Let's give all the CV's a round of applause! and thank Moonbeam13 for making all of this possible!
We truly hope these two weeks helped bring some knowledge about Daily Deviations your way and that you enjoyed discovering new things about Community Volunteers and our views/approaches on DDs. If you had any remaining questions for us, feel free to leave a comment here!
Daily Deviations Week
AM: Intro blog by Mrs-Durden