This journal is meant to list little known facts and helpful guides about using deviantART.
Let me know if you have any questions, improvements, or concerns.
lists unknown or unappreciated links, groups, accounts, and plz accounts.
I call them hidden gems.
Unorthodox Secrets Of deviantART:
It's possible to tell if a user is banned or deactivated if you invite them to join a group. Credit to littleyellowllama
, and autobob3
can be found as accounts who automatically accepted your request to close or create a group.
You can manage which deviations allow comments, critique, or sharing here.
Web developers can request access to the site's API and view its changelog here.
I don't know if these services are still maintained.
You cannot replace a deviation's image with a file of another type. It sucks.
Deviants and groups can block up to 500 people at a time.
A single point transaction can be a maximum of 3,500 points. That's $43.75 USD!
Find your posts to the suggestions forum here.
Did you know really small deviations can be put in your signature? Find out how here.
It's possible to copy/paste deviation thumbnails, usernames, and icons. You can copy/paste them into comments, journals, etc.
You can type usernames by using @username or :devusername:
Type only <b></b> to post a blank comment.
Did you know every dA account is assigned a number? Learn about it here.
You can favorite your own deviations and journals via drag and drop but you really shouldn't. The only place it doesn't work is your own gallery.
dA used to redirect you here if you clicked on an off-site link: http:
It also works with dA itself Click here
to see what I mean.
You can add spaces in your dA passwords.
Messages in your custom folders do not count towards your inbox total.
When you mention someone the oldest version of the comment will show in their inbox. Any comment edits will not be visible unless you click on the comment itself.
Deviations can be a maximum of 80 megabytes.
If you give someone a cake badge then visit their cake badge you can use a special red comment skin. Only works on the cake pages for people you have given a cake too. See it in action here.
Did you know you can send a note
You can note yourself and then give it a star to archive information.
You can send a note to a max of 20 deviants at once.
You can also type using plz accounts. There's a tool that'll help here.
User Interface Tips:You can drag and drop files into the sta.sh
webpage and they'll upload to whatever folder you're viewing.
You can drag and drop art thumbnails into your favorites.
While browsing art
you can hover over a thumbnail then click the star to favorite it.
You can drag and drop gallery/favs folders into your favorites. Applies to groups too.
You can share status updates here.
Clickable text can be copy/pasted into it.
I recommend looking through ALL of your settings
to help you get the most of your dA experience.
You can make custom folders in your inbox to organize your messages.
When your favorites menu drops down click on one of your folders.
You'll see a link that says "Full View." Click it to go to that folder.
Unorthodox Guides:Journal Skin