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PE: Introduction to the ForumChat & Forum Week
Many people are not aware the forum exists on DeviantART, so this article aims to introduce those who are new and are not as familiar with the forum as others.
Within the forum, there are many forums that you can post in, either by creating your own threads for discussion or by posting in other people's threads. In this sense, one of the best things about the forum is the ease of communication between your fellow deviant comrades! The forum presents an opportunity for you to meet more people, get seen more and participate a variety of discussions that you find interesting. By creating a thread in the forum, you encourage other people to make posts in response to your original post. Likewise, other people who post threads encourage you to post your own thoughts, creating an awesome environment full of sharing opinions.
If you scroll down the forum page, there are many Forums that focus on a specific topic so that all

PE: Forum OverviewAfter Astralseed's awesome article on Breaking Into Chatrooms, today's article will be focused on providing a general overview of the forum!
Within the forum, there are many Forums that you can enter into to create threads for discussion. These threads encourage other people to make posts in response to the 'original post' created by the 'original poster' - the person who created the thread. If you scroll down the forum page, there are many Forums that focus on a specific topic so that all threads within that forum must relate to the specific topic of the Forum itself. For example, if you stumble across the 'Gaming Forum', the specific topic is 'Gaming', so all threads within the 'Gaming Forum' must relate to 'Gaming'. This is important because if your thread does not relate to Gaming, it will be moved or locked.
After clicking the forum, for example, the

PE: Ten Tips and Tricks of the ForumSome (hopefully) helpful tips and tricks for your experience in the forum!
1. Quick Access to Replies
Click into a thread and you can see a bold heading 'Devious Comments (Add yours)' at the top. Click on the 'Add yours' part to be directed to the bottom of the thread where you can reply to the original post. Alternatively, you can click on the 'Reply' button on the left side of the original post right at the top to make your reply.
2. Access Threads Differently
If you click into a forum, for example the Deviants Forum, you will be presented with headings at the top: Topic, Started By, Replies, and Latest Reply. In the Started By column, there will be the name of the person who created the thread, and how


Chat Rules FAQ

PE: Introduction to ChatsChat and Forums
The purpose of this article is to help others become familiar with what chat rooms are, the purpose they serve, and how to get involved with chats here on deviantART.com. Let’s begin!
Chat Rooms: A Brief Overview
The term chat room or chatroom, is used to describe any area on the Internet, a computer network, or website where users can communicate with one another in real time. Think of it like web based group text messaging except you may or may not know the users communicating with you. Chat rooms are great in that provide us with a venue to socialize with others who share a common interest. For instance, here on deviantART.com there are numerous chat rooms available, which can easily be found by going to the chat page.
The deviantART.com Chat Network
The Chat Network here on deviantART.com consists of a large number of chat rooms, both official and unofficial. Official chat rooms are operated by deviantART staff and volunteers

PE: Breaking Into ChatroomsI realize the title of this article may sound a bit strange so let me clarify that I will not be teaching you how to hack chatrooms or the like.  No, no, we won't be burglarizing them either (is that even possible? :O). Today I'd like to talk about how to have a positive first experience when joining the chats here on deviantART.  While we have many users who chat on dAmn daily with great experiences, sometimes it can be difficult to find your own place in the chats and make your experiences there positive.  I will go over what I feel are main topics/points which every new chatter can benefit from knowing about as well as include a few tips on how to make your chat experience positive.  
:#devart: is deviantARTs official general chatroom and is moderated by Community Volunteers.  This chatroom is a great place to go if you are looking for a chatroom that is active on a regular basis.  This is frequently the firs



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How to Eclipse

Your resource to using some featured found in DeviantArt Eclipse!

How to DeviantArt: Submit!Just when you thought it was over...
It wasn't.
That's right, people! Time for the next How To Eclipse guide and when you're done learning everything there is to know about submitting your artwork to the new DeviantArt, you will become the next Submit Master (not to be confused with Pokemon Master). Submitting in Eclipse brings back some of the options we know well but adds some new features that will help your art be discovered by the community. 
To get to Master level, we're covering the following topics:
How to Find Submit
Deviation Page
DiscoveryDissecting the options & TAGS!
OptionsGalleries, Groups, and Publishing
Making it AvailableR

How to DeviantArt: Cover Images!Hold on to your hats, cowboys. We're back with another one... and a--and a--and another one. One of the new-for-Eclipse features you may see people talking about is Cover Images. The Cover Image is really the first stand-out piece that someone will see when they visit your profile in Eclipse. Arguably, your cover image could keep someone on your profile or send them elsewhere! Since it is such an important element to engage people who visit you, it's important to make the most of this feature. Staff also put out a great journal with a video to introduce you to the new profile as a whole!
For this tutorial on Cover Images, we'll cover (see what I did there? HAR HAR!) the following topics (in LIGHT mode this time!):How to Add a Cover Image;Dimensions and Usable Space;How to Utilize a Cover Image
(with examples from the community!)
How to Add a Cov

How to DeviantArt: SearchingThe next tutorial in our "How to Eclipse" series is going to focus on Search and finding the artwork you want to see delivered right to your screen. I wrote a similar tutorial for projecteducate (noticing a pattern here?) a few years ago. A lot of the same principles still apply, but nonetheless, I am excited to bring you this refreshed version for the new DeviantArt!
Why is a Search Tutorial Necessary?
For some, it isn't at all. But some just want some extra guidance and DeviantArt has an overwhelming amount of artwork submitted to the community daily, weekly, monthly, foreverly (yep, I went there)... There is a lot to sort through. Knowing the quickest and most efficient ways to find what you WANT to see should help make your experience on DA better (or at least more productive if you're like me and don't have enough hours in the day as it is -.-).
This tutoria

How to DeviantArt: Journals!Yes. At long last we are diving into the world of Eclipse journals! Prepare yourselves because this tutorial may beat them all as far as length goes. And by "beat" I mean it's gonna be longer...
Much longer. :meow:
Here is why this tutorial will rule them all:
Where to Find Submitted Journals and DraftsWhere to Create Your JournalDissecting the Journal EditorCover Images!Formatting TextAdding and Formatting MediaSubmitting Your Journal
Let's get started so you can begin writing your own Eclipse journals!
Where to Find Submitted Journals & Drafts
As Julie Andrews once sang, "Let's start at the very beginning..." and tell you where to find journals by both yourself and anyone else on DA. It's quick, it's easy, and that's why it's first. Just navigate to someone's profile and check out their Posts page. Then click Journals. BOOM!

Similarly with Drafts, navigating to that link (which you can only see on your

How to DeviantArt: Polls!We return again to shower you with knowledge and handy visuals. It's time to conquer Polls in this next "How To" for DeviantArt Eclipse! Polls are a fun and easy way to engage your watchers with any manner of questions and they have undergone some much needed improvements with some fun additions that you may want to take advantage of. We'll cover:
How to create a new poll;How to find polls you have posted; Finding polls from those you watch and :new: for Eclipse... how to find polls from anyone on DA!We'll end with a quick overview of what the poll page looks like! Ready!? No? The correct answer is YES. Here we go... :dummy:
Creating a Poll

There is a question burning in your soul that you simply MUST ask your watchers. Because you truly desire the opinions of your watchers, you decide to post a poll to get their valuable insight. But how to do this?! Simple! Just hover over Submit and select Poll. We're starting on the Daily Deviation page

How to DeviantArt: Status UpdatesThree years ago I created a tutorial when DA came out with what was arguably my favorite new feature of all time: Status Updates. GONE were the days where I needed to use a poll or journal to get a simple thought or declaration of hilarity across to my watchers. GLORY BE!
The original tutorial was created to help others find this wonderful piece of the delicious DA pie and it's still relevant... But now there is this MASSIVE change coming in the form of DeviantArt Eclipse... So here is an entirely new one!
Eclipse is really enhancing the usability of status updates. I hope this tutorial will help you embrace the new ways to use Status Updates in Eclipse!
The Status Update Page
Let's start with the most basic piece... The page of a status


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NIGHTWOLFLILITHSON Featured By Owner May 22, 2023  Student General Artist
How may I become a member of this group I would greatly appreciate it bcuz I need help pretty please with a cherry on top 🤗
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davidaverysamson Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2022   Digital Artist
funny thing. this the first I've heard of this group . been on a few months. never heard any of this info !
mindscaping Featured By Owner Edited Jun 17, 2022
I wonder if all these functional excessive options are getting beyond a user friendly experience. It’s getting just a bit too top heavy and dampens my interest. You’r certainly right, there is a lot remember…
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Elisseza Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2022   General Artist
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