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My Daily Deviation Highlights LXXXVIII
Hello everyone ! 
Welcome to my 88th Daily Deviation Highlights journal.
I'll share with you some awesome Daily Deviations of the last 10 days!
Hope you will enjoy the feature !
Star! Star! Star! Star! Star!
Mistic by Inthepoole 

 Suggested by AfricanObserver and Featured by JenFruzz
Bullet; GreenGiven 7.7.2018
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The Mystic's Dream by kallielef 

 Suggested by DanielaIvanova and Featured by TsaoShin
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Akali by JessiBeans Akali :iconjessibeans:JessiBeans 3,641 124 Bataar by dominuself Bataar :icondominuself:dominuself 78 9 Shrew by Wildweasel339 Shrew :iconwildweasel339:Wildweasel339 2,262 98 Harbor by PatheaGames Harbor :iconpatheagames:PatheaGames 11 2 White bear king Valemon by jesper-ullbing White bear king Valemon :iconjesper-ullbing:jesper-ullbing 384 30
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Ch-ch-changes~!
As I assume many of you figured out, due to the symbol change, I am no longer an employee of DeviantArt. First off: please don't worry or be upset! Leaving was my choice, and it was done with an amazing amount of support and the blessings of so many people. That said, it was also the hardest decision I've ever made.
DeviantArt has been my home and my family for fifteen years. It's been amazing to work alongside some of the most dedicated, creative, passionate people I've ever met, and it's been an honor to serve this community. I've watched communities, fandom, the Internet as a whole change in so many ways, I've learned so much about myself, about communities and fandom, and about humanity as a whole, and I've been given some amazing opportunities. I've traveled, I've given SDCC panels, I've made amazing friends, and I've got to sit down and have amazing, insightful, and meaningful conversations with deviants from all over, all walks of life, with all sorts of different goals. I even
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Let The World See - Pride 2018 (Day 36/365) by JamesExcalibur Let The World See - Pride 2018 (Day 36/365) :iconjamesexcalibur:JamesExcalibur 179 42 Wrecking Ball Origin Story 7 by Nesskain Wrecking Ball Origin Story 7 :iconnesskain:Nesskain 514 10 Breath of the Wild by Nesskain Breath of the Wild :iconnesskain:Nesskain 1,302 23 sunhat by DanielaUhlig sunhat :icondanielauhlig:DanielaUhlig 1,073 21 Know Your Potatoes - LIMITED ART PRINT by Nine-Tailed-Fox Know Your Potatoes - LIMITED ART PRINT :iconnine-tailed-fox:Nine-Tailed-Fox 76 10 Hammond? by Mya-0 Hammond? :iconmya-0:Mya-0 59 2
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Activity


Spent the past week or two reading through the results and thousands of lengthy comments on a community survey we recently ran. We're getting a lot of really great feedback about what people want to see improved with DeviantArt.

One thing I agree with — but didn't really expect the community to feel so strongly about — was that people want improvements (specifically: simplification) to DeviantArt's categories. Many people get frustrated by the amount of choices and the overlap between several categories.

How do you feel?
My watch recommendation this week: JamesExcalibur

James is a self-taught Canadian digital artist, and is unbelievably only 17 years old! He also does commissions too! :) 

Let The World See - Pride 2018 (Day 36/365) by JamesExcalibur Zoza and Nami Splash Art (Day 34/365) by JamesExcalibur Nielsa Splash Art (Day 33/365) by JamesExcalibur Sneaky Cosplays (Day 37/365) by JamesExcalibur Midnight Ahri Poro (Day 18/365) by JamesExcalibur Tokyo Street 2 by JamesExcalibur Evelynn - League of Legends by JamesExcalibur



The Indos of Jurassic World  Indoraptor and I Rex by Israel-C

What are people searching for on DeviantArt this week?


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TOP RISING KEYWORDS


1. indoraptor +143.04%


Indoraptor by x-Celebril-x

2. darkest dungeon +65.91%

Darkest Dungeon: Hellion by domeano

3. lopoddity (Lopoddity) +58.45%

Lopoddity by Lopoddity

4. jurassic world +50.39%

Jurassic World: Blue Sketch by LindseyWArt

5. kale +55.66%

Kale by BlueDemon4


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TOP FALLING KEYWORDS



1. ridley -53.77%

Ridley by GeoKorf

2. super smash bros ultimate    -51.81%

Super Smash Bros. Ultimate OFFICIAL Panoramic Art by Leafpenguins

3. blackpink -47.58%

BlackPink agaaaaaaaaainnnn by owlivi

4. daisy -44.04%

Daisy by Foxilumi

5. super smash bros -39.98%

Super Smash Bros Brawl by Battagua

(June 21–27, compared to previous week, based on queries with 500+ searches.)


Skin by Dan Leveille

New Profile URLs

Wed Jun 27, 2018, 11:36 AM by danlev:icondanlev:


DeviantArt is constantly evaluating better ways to serve our community, from new features to smaller updates and bug fixes. Today, we're making a change to the format of profile URLs that will have a positive impact moving forward. In order to better serve you, we’re changing profile URLs from username.deviantart.com to deviantart.com/username


Don't worry, your old URLs will still work, and you can continue to use them. Your old links/URLs will always redirect to your new ones.

We know a lot of deviants are attached to their URLs, so the decision to make this change was not done lightly. Part of the decision-making process involved surveying active deviants, and we discovered the overall sentiment was fairly neutral. Most people did not strongly prefer one or the other — as long as old URLs redirected. But, most importantly, we believe this change will be beneficial for you.

Why Changing URLs Is for the Better

  • The new URLs will likely increase your traffic: Based on Search Engine Optimization (SEO) experts we’ve consulted with and also other sites that have made the switch, moving away from subdomains is likely to increase overall site traffic from search engines—this means more traffic to your Profiles and deviations.

  • Subdomains cause many technical challenges, inhibiting site improvement and performance. Browsers treat subdomains like different, individual sites for security reasons and, because of this, more and more website functionality is being limited to working with a single domain. Working around these restrictions makes building new features and maintaining old ones complicated, increasing the time it takes our engineers to complete projects. It also creates “buggy” circumstances while navigating the site. For example, you might have noticed that it sometimes shows the wrong artist’s name in the URL when using the “next” and “previous” buttons while browsing artwork in someone’s galleries — this is a technical limitation that is imposed by browsers for security reasons and was not possible to work around until now.

More Updates To Come!

This is a small update ahead of some major improvements we'll be making to profile and other areas of the site. You'll be hearing more in the coming months!

  1. What improvements to DeviantArt profiles would you like to see?
  2. Which part of your profile are you most proud of?



Beta Test: New Profile URLs

Tue May 29, 2018, 10:52 AM by danlev:icondanlev:


DeviantArt is constantly evaluating better ways to serve our community, from new features to the subject of this update: subdomains!


In order to better serve you, we’re changing the subdomains from username.deviantart.com to deviantart.com/username. But don’t worry, username.deviantart.com will not break—your old links/URLs will redirect to your new URLs.

We know a lot of deviants are attached to their URLs, so the decision to make this change was not done lightly. Part of the decision-making process involved surveying active deviants, and we discovered the overall sentiment was fairly neutral. Most people did not strongly prefer one or the other -- as long as old URLs redirected. But, most importantly, we believe this change will be beneficial for you.

Why Changing URLs Is for the Better

  • The new URLs will likely increase your traffic: Based on Search Engine Optimization (SEO) experts we’ve consulted with and also other sites that have made the switch, moving away from subdomains is likely to increase overall site traffic from search engines—this means more traffic to your Profiles and deviations.

  • Subdomains cause many technical challenges, inhibiting site improvement and performance. Browsers treat subdomains like different, individual sites for security reasons and, because of this, more and more website functionality is being limited to working with a single domain. Working around these restrictions makes building new features and maintaining old ones complicated, increasing the time it takes our engineers to complete projects. It also creates “buggy” circumstances while navigating the site. For example, you might have noticed that it sometimes shows the wrong artist’s name in the URL when using the “next” and “previous” buttons while browsing artwork in someone’s galleries — this is a technical limitation that is imposed by browsers for security reasons and was not possible to work around until now.

The change is now live for Beta Testers. As previously mentioned, your previous URLs and links will redirect so you can continue to use your subdomains anywhere online, on business cards, etc!


Beta Testers, please help us test!

If you do find any broken links or experience any other issues, please let us know in the comments!

  1. Let us know if any links are broken and any other problems you may come across! Please provide as much information as possible about the actions you took, places you clicked, what you expected to see, and what you got.




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danlev
Dan Leveille
United States
I work in Marketing at deviantART. I love the internet. I'm an LGBT activist, Developer, Designer, Photographer. I graduated from RIT. I'm building Equaldex (equalitopia on deviantART), collaborative LGBT rights knowledge base. I also run a LGBT rights blog.

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:iconvalkaneer:
Valkaneer Featured By Owner 6 days ago  Professional Writer
Thanks for the platform, you guys have done great work for many years, and I hope the new generation follows in your footsteps and doesn't try to remake DA in something else's image.

Cheers!
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:iconrotane:
rotane Featured By Owner Edited Jul 10, 2018  Professional
Didn't you say the new profile URLs shoud increase our traffic?
Screenshot 2018-07-10 09.49.28 by rotane

(Granted, my pageviews have always fluctuated; but i was not expecting this.)

Edit: I don't really care about pageviews, but i did prefer the old URL scheme over the new one by a huge margin.
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:iconalduthecat:
AldutheCat Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2018
Can I ask you something PLZ?
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:iconinkrainbow2017:
inkrainbow2017 Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2018
SORRY CAN I ASK A PLEASE ASK?Sweating a little... 
I know he's very busy in various things and I'm sorry to interrupt him:( (Sad) 
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:iconbishounen-fangirl:
Bishounen-Fangirl Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
I recieved this hot topic: ":love: Bishounen-Fangirl! You are cool, and I am proud of you." What is it & is it from anyone?
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:iconcaffinated-pinecone:
Caffinated-Pinecone Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
wow thank you so much for the watch! ; A; it means a lot!
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:icongothicnarcissus:
GothicNarcissus Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2018  Professional Photographer
Thank you so much for the :+fav:! :rose: :hug: :heart:
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:iconmoviesbandit:
MoviesBandit Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2018
(beta) I don't like the new Notifications.
I want control over each message, I don't like the stacking.
The remove button is grayed out at the bottom of the stack.
I heard big changes are coming to DA, but this is just cosmetics,
changing little stuff like this around.
Anyways I really like DA the way it is.
The tech world doesn't ever get this point:
If it aint broke, don't fix it.
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:iconjadelei727:
JadeLei727 Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
Can you please help me...?
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:icondanlev:
danlev Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2018
With? 🤔
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:iconjadelei727:
JadeLei727 Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
It’s about reporting. I’m unable to report still since it doesn’t allow my iPad to access the report system, nor do I know how to request for desktop version. Someone just keeps harassing me, spamming my profile and keeps making new accounts to block evade. I just thought I could talk to one of the admins since my iPad is my primary device.
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:icongarinas:
Garinas Featured By Owner May 11, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
Pssst, Hey Kid. You Wanna Buy Some Birb? pekaboo
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:icondamasco25artes:
Damasco25Artes Featured By Owner Edited May 10, 2018   Digital Artist
¡Hola! ¿Qué tal?
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:icondrmambo199:
drmambo199 Featured By Owner May 9, 2018
Thank you so much for the watch!
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:iconfizzypinkbubbles:
FizzyPinkBubbles Featured By Owner May 1, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
Hey Dan, I was wondering what advice you would give on a situation like this one:
PSA: COPYCOVER.COM IS NOT WHAT YOU THINK IT IS...
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