In regards to the new symbol...I understand that every single time deviantART goes through a minor change, people are usually unhappy with what has been changed.In regards to the new symbol... in Personal More Like This
It's the norm, unfortunately, but if you'd like to get the old symbols back, please open up this journal in your message box and keep reading! And please share this journal if it helped you out!
In 3 steps, you can get back the old symbols. No, not the stars, I mean the old, original deviantART symbols that everyone grew up with and loved.
Yes, I mean * = ~ ^ ! # <<< those pretty babies.
With one browser add-on and a small script installed into either Chrome or Firefox, you can change the symbols to the original ones!
If you want the old symbols, just follow the steps below. It's extremely simple!
STEPS TO FOLLOW
STEP 1: Download "Stylish" ! It's a browser add-on that enables custom scripting so you can essentially stylize your websites to your hearts content.