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Monkey And A Man by danlev Monkey And A Man :icondanlev:danlev 28 2 The Broad by danlev The Broad :icondanlev:danlev 47 16 Aubergine Journal Skin by danlev Aubergine Journal Skin :icondanlev:danlev 91 12 Dododex: Taming Calculator - Ark: Survival Evolved by danlev Dododex: Taming Calculator - Ark: Survival Evolved :icondanlev:danlev 150 10 Dododex: Taming Calculator - Ark: Survival Evolved by danlev Dododex: Taming Calculator - Ark: Survival Evolved :icondanlev:danlev 40 9 Continuous Line Challenge: Eyeball by danlev Continuous Line Challenge: Eyeball :icondanlev:danlev 62 8 Chacy by danlev Chacy :icondanlev:danlev 12 4 LGBT Rights by Country Infographic by danlev LGBT Rights by Country Infographic :icondanlev:danlev 47 18 Free Google Glass Stock Photo by danlev Free Google Glass Stock Photo :icondanlev:danlev 39 4 Hero Journal Skin by danlev Hero Journal Skin :icondanlev:danlev 336 42 Rethinking Collections by danlev Rethinking Collections :icondanlev:danlev 17 8 ThoughtART Drawing: Bug by danlev ThoughtART Drawing: Bug :icondanlev:danlev 53 4 ThoughtART Drawing: Grumpy Cat by danlev ThoughtART Drawing: Grumpy Cat :icondanlev:danlev 77 8 Revised Journal Portal Concept by danlev Revised Journal Portal Concept :icondanlev:danlev 14 11 Equaldex Region Page by danlev Equaldex Region Page :icondanlev:danlev 7 3

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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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:iconwingedheart151:
WingedHeart151 Featured By Owner 2 days ago   Digital Artist
Hi! A friend and I are having some problems uploading artwork to DA. We follow the normal procedures to upload and have done everything correctly however, When we both click "no" for the mature content section and upload it. It says that our content is still mature content even though we go in and fix it by clicking "no" when it was under "yes" which is extremely odd. By any chance, would this be a glitch or just a little hiccup in the system? 
Thanks for your time. Please excuse the bother. 
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:icondanlev:
danlev Featured By Owner 2 days ago

Hey! I haven't heard of this issue, but please report it to our support team: https://contact.deviantartsupport.com/en

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:iconwingedheart151:
WingedHeart151 Featured By Owner 1 day ago   Digital Artist
Thank you!
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:iconalioness-w-noregrets:
ALioness-w-NoRegrets Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2018  Hobbyist Writer
Excuse me, pardon me for bothering you, but a friend of mine :iconbishounen-fangirl: told me that you might know how to make it possible to have others fav collections in other people's favorites. I was wondering if you could help me find out how. I understand if you're busy, but I was just wondering if you could help me. 
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:icondanlev:
danlev Featured By Owner 4 days ago
Heya. Are you referring to the "Watch Collection" button? This is only available if you're not already watching someone. So if you visit my collection, it'll have a "Watch Collection" button, but if you watch me, you're automatically watching all of my collections by default. :)

Let me know if I misunderstood! :)
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:iconalioness-w-noregrets:
ALioness-w-NoRegrets Featured By Owner 4 days ago  Hobbyist Writer
Hmmm, so let me make sure I understand. My people who are watching me already watch my collections without the button? But if a person isn't watching me, then the button appears? 

The more I think about it, the more it confuses me. ^^; I mean, I can see that if I wanted to follow a collection and not the person, but if I wanted to watch one of the collections of a person I did like, I'd like to favorite the collection specifically so that way I'd know the updates. 

See my friend told me I should switch the "Watch Collection" button on a favorites folder that I have while she's still my friend, but when I tried to do that, it seems that there was nothing there. So basicly, in order to fav the collection she wants, she'd have to unwatch me, fav the collection and then watch me again? I'm not sure if that's what you were trying to explain, but that's what I read, so please, correct me if I misunderstood. ^^; 
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:icondanlev:
danlev Featured By Owner 3 days ago
It admittedly is a bit confusing. I'm hoping we can improve that functionality in the future, but that is correct. (You can only watch or unwatch collections -- you cannot fav a collection).

The only other option, is if you're watching someone, you can click "Edit Watch" on their profile, and uncheck "Collections" -- this unwatches all of their collections, and then you'll be able to watch/unwatch each collection individually.
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BluesMore Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2018  New Deviant
Hi!
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:icondanlev:
danlev Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2018
:wave:
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:iconworldxcrazy:
worldxcrazy Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2018  New Deviant Professional Interface Designer
happy birthday dA!
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:iconmoeqit:
moeqit Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
hi ^^
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GalaticX-Studios18 Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
hello ^^
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specialized666 Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2018  Professional General Artist
Hi, have an awesome day  :happybounce:
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