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With over 1.5 million comments posted per day, deviantART's commenting system provides the backbone for fostering relationships across the globe. Whether mentoring one another, providing artistic support, or checking in with a friend, commenting is one of the site's most used and loved features.


To highlight this vital aspect of community interaction and provide more control around conversations, we’re proud to release the first in a series of improvements to comments.


Featured



The Featured comments option allows deviants to showcase the most meaningful or interesting feedback they’ve received — helping those comments stand out from the rest. When someone leaves a feature-worthy reply on one of your deviations, you can now highlight that comment from the pencil menu.


Featured comments on deviations are highlighted and denoted with a special label.


Edit



Whether it’s a flubbed letter or simple misspelling, embarrassing typos happen to us all. With the ability to edit comments, you can now avoid awkward follow-up explanations. Located in the pencil menu, the “Edit Comment” feature allows you to update a reply you’ve posted in the last 24 hours.


Edited comments are denoted by an “Edited” label next to the timestamp. Clicking the timestamp will display a log of changes made.


Hide



To withdraw a comment you’ve previously posted, use the pencil menu’s “Hide Comment” option. This will remove your comment from view, remove it from the Message Center, and prevent it from getting replies, effectively erasing the comment from conversation.

Comments can be hidden by their owner at any time — there is no time restriction on this feature.


Looking Ahead


The Featured, Edit, and Hide improvements are the first in a larger comments revamp still to come.  This update could include anything from up-voted comments to comment sorting, and much more. You tell us what you've always wanted out of a comment box! Revitalizing our comments system is the first step of many to elevate conversations and foster meaningful connections.



Get started!

Have you received a noteworthy comment on a deviation or Journal? Mark it as Featured and share the comment link here. We want to see the comments you value most, and what you feel is worthy of attention!


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OrbJones's avatar
OrbJonesHobbyist General Artist

Why when I am several hundred pages down viewing posts, when I click on an image and then return to the posts am I taken to the top of the list? This drives me crazy. When I click on an image and them return to the list I should end up where I left off. PLEASE FIX THIS> Google figured it out so should you!

Zetalore's avatar

I can't even find my old comments, this is so hard.

TryToFindSomeOne's avatar
Why I can edit my comment only in the last 24 hours?
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MarkVernon's avatar
Thank you! I was wondering how to feature comments. it's great. W3schools
04StartyCornOnline88's avatar
04StartyCornOnline88Student General Artist
That's what we need.
But me, nobody cares about me. Depressed 
kman314's avatar
how do i view old comments that i posted
Cammedup34's avatar
Cammedup34Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Every time I make a cringe worthy comment that I later regret, they for some reason the ones that won't give me this feature. I can go back and edit one of my comments right now, but why are there specific ones that limit this feature for me?
WerecatqueenNic's avatar
WerecatqueenNicHobbyist Writer
Get rid of the 24 hour timeout NOW! 
1ucine's avatar
i can't edit any comments i make on my profile. could you look into this?
edit: saw the time limit thing.
do you think you could change that? the comment i used is short so it shows all the replies and it looks unorganized.
SonicJoe731's avatar
bulls*** same here but every time i got a reply wtahlmbf is going on you guys and gals?
DeltaFang8521's avatar
DeltaFang8521Student General Artist
If you hide a comment does that person still receive a notification of a comment still?
k-i-k-i-a's avatar
k-i-k-i-aHobbyist General Artist
I edit my comment 10 times, now its not letting me :(
Amarantheans's avatar
AmarantheansHobbyist General Artist
it times out after 24 hours
BAMF55611's avatar
um, the edit comment feature is not available on my account on some comments that I did.
RaptorWings's avatar
RaptorWingsStudent General Artist
me too its weird
LunaMarieSkye's avatar
LunaMarieSkyeProfessional Traditional Artist
Just now seeing this. I'd like if a user had the Option to Delete a Comment on their Profile Page. Or at least be able to Organize them. Like if I want them in a Thread to themselves or in a Thread to a reply on a Featured Comment. My Comments mean a lot to me that I get but it would help avoid clutter on your Profile and I think every user deserves more Control over what is on their Profile. I like a nice Clean and Simple Profile. Also I think Featured Comments should "Stick" to the Top or at least have the Option.
MeeLaaKAYBABHa's avatar
MeeLaaKAYBABHaHobbyist General Artist
One of my questions is how do you keep your featured comment at the top of the comments on your page??
Vaxl's avatar
VaxlStudent General Artist
I just wish there was a way to find my old comments so I can hide them all. For whatever reason, I thought a core membership would let me do it, but I can still only see recent activity

please free me from 15 year old me
69biininja's avatar
I love Leonardo da Vinci too. He was great in Titanic!
SheepMilks's avatar
I can't edit my own comments in my journals.
I featured them for a while, but cant edit them whatsoever
Grimordius's avatar
GrimordiusProfessional Digital Artist
Thank you! I was wondering how to feature comments! xD
StardustTrooper's avatar
StardustTrooperHobbyist Digital Artist
Is there a way you can make featured comments appear on top of regular comments on your profile page?
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