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GDPR and Privacy Policy Update

Tue May 22, 2018, 10:27 AM by Heidi:iconheidi:


DeviantArt is committed to providing all deviants with a safe and fun environment to create and grow — and this commitment includes maintaining your privacy and security.  

You’ve likely already received many emails and notifications about privacy updates from websites and apps where you have accounts. This is because the upcoming General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) places new responsibilities on organizations that collect data from European Union residents and is designed to grant people more control over such data.

In accordance with GDPR, DeviantArt is building a tool that allows European Union deviants to:

  • Access Their Data: On request, deviants can see what data we have on file, what we’re using the data for, and with whom we are sharing the data.

  • Permanently Delete Their Data: Deviants may review and permanently delete certain data. A log of deletion requests will be kept for security purposes.


These changes will be in effect starting May 25th, 2018. DeviantArt has always respected and protected the privacy of our community and will continue to do so in the future. As part of that commitment, and in preparation for new European Union data protection laws, we're updating our Privacy Policy.

For more information about the changes, please visit this article in the DeviantArt Knowledge Base.




DeviantArt is committed to providing all deviants with a safe and fun environment to create and grow — and this commitment includes maintaining your privacy and security.  
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:iconananya-talvi:
Ananya-Talvi Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2019  Hobbyist General Artist
Way more than half a year ago you announced this and up until now nothing happened. Is this tool still in the making? Or what else are you going to do in regards of the GDPR? 
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USA92 Featured By Owner Edited Dec 24, 2018
European Union's Article 13 legislation seems to be more troubling than, if not just as controversial, how GDPR is implemented and how it affects Europeans and everybody else. Its legal language, in relation to copyright law, is in contradiction to fair use and safe harbor principles, respectively. Obviously, how Europeans handle copyright matters is different from how Americans handle it, but the European model is not everybody's model. It will negatively affect everybody using copyrighted material, including content creators. Media companies, including film companies and record labeling companies, will get past certain legal safeguards to shut down innovation for profits. Combatting copyright infringement and piracy is fine, but that is not the issue other than Article 13's legal language, which is purposely vague. Check out MatPat (Game Theory and Film Theory)'s analysis on Article 13 and take action immediately to preserve the free and creative Internet: www.youtube.com/watch?v=GbXHrj….
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Ananya-Talvi Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
Are you going to inform users when and where this tool will be available? 
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Veroom Featured By Owner Edited Jun 2, 2018  Hobbyist Artist
DeviantArt are building a tool?

I'm concerned about this. DeviantArt have been building several feature upgrades (such as a notes revamp) since 2012 and we're still waiting on all of them.

GDPR compliance is not subject to "We're working on this, honest!". It must be in place. In other words - is this tool done yet? If so, can you please update this update to link it? If not, at the very least, when will it be?
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:iconlimnoria:
Limnoria Featured By Owner May 28, 2018
Are you going to get rid of Wix's stupid replay sessions while you're at it? :lol:
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:iconjakeukalane:
Jakeukalane Featured By Owner May 29, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
wix bought deviantart, so I don't think so.
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:iconlimnoria:
Limnoria Featured By Owner May 29, 2018
Kinda figured.... bummer.  :shrug:
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:iconjakeukalane:
Jakeukalane Featured By Owner May 29, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
they are annoying or something? because I didn't recieved any (I don't know what they are)
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:iconlimnoria:
Limnoria Featured By Owner May 30, 2018
Replay sessions are a way for a website to track every physical move you make on a website.  It gives them a record of how you moved your mouse/cursor.  They can fingerprint users this way as well, so if you have alternate accounts for legitimate purposes and wish to keep them separated, they can still identify you.  The real bad part is that I think to an extent it keylogs, so if you put in passwords or financial information, the company behind a website can get that information even if you don't ever press a Submit button.  And if someone gets into their systems, then all that information is just sitting there, waiting to be exploited.
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Jakeukalane Featured By Owner May 30, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Ah, wow. That is serious stuff. 

I recommend you to install ublock and privacy badger at least. I have a strong /etc/hosts  Is a paint to admin that file in windows but it is fundamental to save you from a part of this.

I don't think that there is a definitive solution though, seems some advertising companies are aplying this: panopticlick.eff.org

my browser for example fails in the last two.
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:iconlimnoria:
Limnoria Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2018
Oh, I've used a combo of uMatrix, uBlock, and Privacy Badger for a few months so I'm probably good against the scripts, it's fingerprinting that gives me a hard time and I don't make it easier on myself by using a derivative of FireFox.  :shrug:
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Jakeukalane Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
yeah, I understand. did you know about hosts file?
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MrWitchblade Featured By Owner May 28, 2018
It's good to know, but sad that some companies are rushing round trying to catch up.
Most places with good protection and respect in place need only give us a msg. (like this)

And some have made out it's some really big problem.

It took my company all of 10 seconds to check and sort.
:/
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Username-91 Featured By Owner May 28, 2018  Hobbyist Filmographer

If this is the case, then it’s time to allow us to delete the comments on our profiles. People are asking to add this function for years, but the Аdministration is persistently avoiding doing so. They are avoiding this proposal as a plague! We can delete comments in forum suggestions, but we cannot delete our comments on our profiles. I also find ridiculous the stupid edit limit. On other sites, you can unlimitedly edit your comments while on your deviantART profile you have 24 hours to fix what you wrote. I find this ridiculous! You claim that you appreciate the Community, but you persistently refuse to make our suggestions come true. :sostupid: Allow us to delete our comments people want to get rid of the stupid spam they have on their profiles. Deleting comments is what we most need to get rid of the old comment that trolls left on our profiles. Plenty of trolls the Administration expelled. What's the point of having them on your profile? A search comment feature is what we need; I usually have no memory of what I compose, so I often forget what I mention. Because of the status, I have to search it by pressing “Next Page” few times. A search text box would be, write your username or the content then it appears. It is also useful to find your comments, edit them or remove them. 

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Jakeukalane Featured By Owner May 29, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
you can hide them
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Skitzious Featured By Owner May 29, 2018  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
PREACH THIS UP
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Username-91 Featured By Owner May 29, 2018  Hobbyist Filmographer
Reiji Mitsurugi (Bow) [V2]   
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robert-kim-karen Featured By Owner May 27, 2018  Hobbyist Photographer
"DeviantArt is building a tool that allows European Union deviants to:" - is there some reason you all can't be good guys and give everyone access to this?
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:iconjakeukalane:
Jakeukalane Featured By Owner May 29, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I read in a comment that they will be doing for all users.
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:iconrotane:
rotane Featured By Owner May 26, 2018  Professional
Another bug report: On the GDPR page www.deviantart.com/settings/gd… , the HTML-title reads as "Deactivation Settings". This needs to be fixed!
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:iconagnosticdragon:
AgnosticDragon Featured By Owner May 25, 2018  Hobbyist Writer
Does this entail any changes for those of us outside Europe?
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:iconfanartartist1993:
FanArtArtist1993 Featured By Owner May 25, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
I have noticed the change I already recieved a notification from Wattpad. Wattpad made their users read the new law.
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:iconhaldron:
haldron Featured By Owner May 24, 2018
My liiiiiiiiiife all day every day. :| 
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:iconmrwitchblade:
MrWitchblade Featured By Owner May 24, 2018
It's nice when there isn't any fuss. :)

Some people have gone over the top.
This is good.
Cheers for the info.
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MoviesBandit Featured By Owner May 23, 2018
I'm so happy for this. There are wealthy dangerous people in the world always on the prowl for data.
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gdpr-14917625 Featured By Owner May 23, 2018  Professional Digital Artist
Will DeviantArt also implement the "Right to be forgotten" rules from Europe? (See en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Right_to…)
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:iconheyheybuddy:
heyheybuddy Featured By Owner May 23, 2018
DeviantArt is offering all users the ability to permanently delete their data which is effectively implementing the "Right to be forgotten". Hope this helps! 
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gdpr-14917625 Featured By Owner May 23, 2018  Professional Digital Artist
It's not exactly the same. The "Right to be forgotten" would include being mentioned and can be specific for just some pieces of data instead of all data. So, if someone mentions me in a comment then I could ask DA to have that comment removed. No reasons need to be given. This is also part of the GDPR, even though it would hamper free speech. This should e.g. stop doxing and harassment on the Internet.
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:iconjakeukalane:
Jakeukalane Featured By Owner May 29, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I hope they don't implement that. is a risk to History.
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gdpr-14917625 Featured By Owner May 29, 2018  Professional Digital Artist
True, but they might have to. The right to be forgotten is a serious issue in Europe and even large companies like Google are forced to comply. (See www.theguardian.com/technology… as this is a very recent case where Google lost!) Not complying would be a financial risk for DeviantArt as they would have to defend their decision in court.
Also, DA was purchased by Wix and Wix has offices all around the world including in Germany. This means that the European Court can easily take action against DA as they now have to comply with European laws because they have an office in Europe. (And members from Europe and a lot more in Europe.)
So, even if DA doesn't want to, they might have to...
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Jakeukalane Featured By Owner May 29, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
lets hope that archive.org don't get targeted, I use to archive post of people. Also, I hope that don't mean that the process of deletion is speed up. 30 days is already a bit too short for archiving big galleries.
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gdpr-14917625 Featured By Owner May 29, 2018  Professional Digital Artist
It probably will be targeted, as even the archive site has to comply with European laws. (Or stop collecting data from European servers.) After all, Google has been ordered already to clean up their index so other companies will follow sooner or later. 
It's also likely that the archive has to comply to the whole GDPR as there could be a lot of private data in those archives. 
The archive is already questionable as it seems to collect sites and images without a proper license!
However, the Internet Archive has a "legitimate interest" in collecting and storing all this data and has a proper DMCA and other procedures that would allow people to have content removed from the archive. (See archive.org/about/faqs.php#131… and archive.org/about/terms.php if you speak Legalese.)
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:iconjakeukalane:
Jakeukalane Featured By Owner May 29, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
My points are:
—Yes, archive.org has doing that in the past, destroying History. That is why I use several combined archives to avoid this. The best thing would be to create WARC files in local but I still don't have the enough space.
—My main concern is that dA put a stupid robots.txt denniying all recollection like they did a couple of times before. Last movement was to allow fav.me to be archived so I am optimist. Robots.txt won't stop me for archiving pages at all though but it would be a lot of more complicated for sure.
—My second main concern is that if the redirection would broke a lot of things like the redirection of images from fc00 to orig00 did a while ago.
—Copyright should get exceptions (and there are already in place some for some internet archives). Copyright shouldn't be able to destroy History.
—About private data, well, I suppose all can be used for evil, but private information is also useful to find people across different services. For example, thanks to archive.org I have been able to track people from elfwood to dA and met their art and comment to them. The best thing to do about personal data is not expose it in the first place. Some internet archives will disapear but other will come alive and for my experience everything that you put online can stay online. Doesn't matter you are in a logged in service like facebook. There are tens of tools to gather information in a way more agressive methods than Internet Archive. I think education is the main thing to do about this. But I bet you that there won't be any movement in that way.
Also, the "right to forget" seems focused specially in assasins and rapers. I don't think they have any right about the people forget about what they did.

I am very happy the two links at the end, you made my day. Is very important this part specially: "providing permanent public access, and maintaining archival integrity."

greetings.
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Zenocyde Featured By Owner May 29, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I really wish they had these same laws in America. I get constantly harassed by telemarketers because websites that take your informationbasically sold all of it to these companies trying to constantly take money from me. Capitalism is starting to be a bigger and bigger pain. 
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Jakeukalane Featured By Owner May 29, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I don't think there is a direct equivalent, but maybe there is something like "list robinson" in USA? en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Robinson…

Edit: Yes, en.wikipedia.org/wiki/National…
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gdpr-14917625 Featured By Owner May 29, 2018  Professional Digital Artist
True, but even in Europe it's still a problem, as many offenders operate on international levels. However, Europe can give some very serious fines to companies that offend those rules but it still needs a judge to determine there was an offense. And then good luck trying to claim the fines.
Of course, a good spam filter is also very useful. :)
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MoviesBandit Featured By Owner May 23, 2018
I totally agree with WTB.
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thesuperwario400 Featured By Owner May 23, 2018
ah
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Daemon-Illusionum Featured By Owner May 23, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
eh
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Vibra-Lynx Featured By Owner May 23, 2018  Professional Photographer
I've noticed over the years many years since I had a previous account here before all the way back to 2005 that deviants that have been banned, or deactivated , still have all of their image data on file on the server and people can still hunt and find them even though you can't like their images or leave comments anymore the images are still on the page available to be viewed and I would think if people close their accounts and or are deactivated that all data would disappear.
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AgnosticDragon Featured By Owner Edited May 25, 2018  Hobbyist Writer
The ones beyond 30 days who still have deviations, journals, or an icon are banned. They delete everything when a user deactivates. I have identified several banned users using this method. That said, a banned user might have their gallery wiped if it is why the user got banned, so there will be banned users you cannot identify using this method. The one thing that remains for deactivated users is the comments they have left. I have found several comments from frankteller, which I deactivated in 2016.
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Vibra-Lynx Featured By Owner May 25, 2018  Professional Photographer
That's good to know it's probably just some program anomalie as well, because as you say not everyone can be backtracked to still finding an active gallery.
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AgnosticDragon Featured By Owner May 26, 2018  Hobbyist Writer
I have seen banned accounts restored after more than a year. I think that is why they leave most content up on banned accounts.
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Vibra-Lynx Featured By Owner May 26, 2018  Professional Photographer
Oh well that makes sense to I wasn't aware of that. And have a nice holiday weekend if you're in the states it's a three-day Memorial Day weekend here if you're not and you didn't know. Anyways it's a nice 3 days to relax it happens to be rainy and somewhat dark and gloomy here so it's a good weekend to catch up on movies. Have a nice day
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danlev Featured By Owner May 23, 2018
This shouldn't be the case. It's possible that third party search engines might have cached a copy of it for a period of time, but deactivated accounts should not have images displaying on the site.
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Vibra-Lynx Featured By Owner May 23, 2018  Professional Photographer
well, i have found it to be true  for example  typing 1warriorheart into the search bar at the top of the DA page reveals that guys entire stuff  even though he was deactivated 16 weeks ago   1warriorheart  or type in beautigirl  beautigirl  shes been gone 23 weeks   its pretty much like that with everyone that i remember that were deactivated  unless they emptied their account first  for example a premium european photographer   alfred georg   emtied his account   and you can find no images  because he removed them  Alfredgeorg  hope that helps    dev Hot Olga  HotOlga  has been gone 85 weeks and her journal and 1 image is still findable via the DA  search bar my home page    These are just a few examples  hope that helps 
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danlev Featured By Owner May 24, 2018
Hmmm. Thank you for bringing these examples up. I will look into it! 
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Vibra-Lynx Featured By Owner May 24, 2018  Professional Photographer
Glad to help and have a nice Memorial Day weekend
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Here’s this week’s change log!

Change Log

Header art quality on profiles has improved. If your header art is blurry, ensure that the original deviation is available as high resolution under “Display Options.” (Thanks, @queen-kitty, @titusweiss, @kaleidechse, @battlefairies, @yuukon, and several others who brought this up!)Fixed issues where typing in a URL in a Journals, comment, or Status Update would display the URL twice.Removed minimum character limit from Status Updates, allowing you to post a Status Update that just includes a deviation, gallery, video, or emoticon.You can now open and close Commissions from the individual Commission page.A “back to top” button added to galleries and browse pages.Badge pages are back!After posting a comment, the browser now scrolls to your comment.The toggle for Mature Content now reads “Show Mature Content” instead of “Mature Content” to prevent confusion. (Thanks for the tip, @rotane and @uszatyarbuz!)Fixed issue where tooltips would not display when hovering over the Add Deviation/Gallery/Video/Emoticon buttons on Comments, Journals, or Status Updates.Fixed issue where the “Send Note” button on profiles would open a new note with no recipient. (Thanks for spotting, @nominee84 and @mrs-durden!)Fixed issue where literature Daily Deviations displayed title twice. (Good catch, @3wyl!)The header image for Commissions is now centered.Updated the design of the “I’m open for commissions” button to make it look more prominent and clickable.Fixed issue where bolded text in comments would appear as a different color but not bold.After clearing out your notifications, the “no notifications here right now” message would be misaligned. (Thanks, @starlighthawk, @ikazon, and @sweetchimera!)Various other smaller bug fixes and changes.

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What's Next for Eclipse: FeedbackLate last year, we released the beta version of DeviantArt Eclipse – a redesign that puts more emphasis on artists and their art. It’s one of our biggest, most ambitious updates to date, which is why we’ve chosen to open it to Beta Testers as early as we did. Not only do we need Beta Testers’ help locating and squashing those pesky bugs, we want to gain deviants’ feedback, thoughts, and opinions on the current Eclipse experience and what we should include in the future. We’re very proud and excited with the level of collaboration we’ve been able to achieve with the DeviantArt community, and we hope to continue this as we further develop Eclipse.The Beta version of Eclipse has brought many changes (see them here), with even more in store, including ways to customize and personalize Profiles! We Hear You!Since the Beta launch of Eclipse late last year, we’ve received a lot of feedback regarding just that: Feedback. You might have called it a few other names in the past: Feedback, Message Center, Notifications, etc. Let’s establish what Feedback is: it’s comments and replies made on your art, any mentions of you or your art, and correspondence with other deviants and groups. We processed and analyzed your thoughts and opinions on Feedback, and how cumbersome it had become to interact with friends on Eclipse. With that, we’re excited to show you some major updates in the works.Changes We’re Making Based on Your FeedbackNew NavigationYou can now easily access Feedback by clicking on the bell icon next to your avatar, with all the different areas visible for you to filter through. Just a simple click and you can filter to view only your comments or only your mentions.One-Click RemoveA popular request from several Beta Testers! With one, easy click of a mouse you can tidy up Feedback to your exact liking. Multi-Remove & Multi-SaveEnjoy a more seamless process of removing multiple notifications in an efficient manner, or saving some of your favorite Feedback moments.Let Us Know!We understand how important being involved and embedded in the DeviantArt community is, and we hope the updated Feedback helps you connect and communicate more easily. These upcoming updates will be announced in @danlev 's weekly change logs as soon as they are live. Share with us in the comments what you look forward to using in Feedback, as well as anything else you’d like to see improved!Got something else on your mind? Let us know:Submit a bug or feature requestSubmit your overall feedback about DeviantArt EclipseSpecial shoutout to the DeviantArt staff involved with these major Feedback updates:@tomergr @heidi @roihim @yury-n @noaron @zilla774 @mariiasv @nishnushtlv @chenarbel @thesquidarrives Be kind and show them some love or ask them a question if you have any! Interested in Trying Out Eclipse?If you're a Core Member and interested in trying out Eclipse yourself, go to your Settings and enable beta testing. Once you've enabled beta testing, go to the More menu and select "Try DevianArt Eclipse".
Eclipse Change Log: January 9, 2019

Happy New Year, and welcome to 2019, deviants! We hope everyone had a relaxing and fun holiday, and we can’t wait to dive into this year’s updates and fixes!

Before we get into this week’s change log, we’d like to inform you of some major upcoming Eclipse-related updates, which will be highlighted and discussed in separate journals outside of the regular change logs. Some of these major updates include:

Custom boxes / customizationFeedback & WatchLiteratureAdditional Profile personalization

These are fairly significant updates to DeviantArt Eclipse that we look forward to communicating and sharing with you all in the upcoming weeks, so keep your eyes open! Without further delay, here are this week’s changes and bug fixes:

Change Log

Embedding deviations and pasting thumb codes are back! Try pasting a deviation URL in a comment or a journal! (Popular request!)You can now include a deviant’s avatar using the “Insert Emote” button. (Popular request!)The top navigation bar now has a light theme!You can now search for a specific artist’s deviations and other content by searching for “ @username ”When adding a deviations to a comment or journal using gallery mode, the editor now shows the limit and number of deviations chosen.Fixed issue where Feedback would not be sorted correctly after you reach the end of each “page” of results.Deleting deviations, status updates, journals now properly reloads the page.Artist hover cards now appear when on usernames, not just avatars.When rolling over your own avatar, the hover card no longer says “Message” and “Watch”Adjusted size of the artist hover card to be more compactOn donation pools, the number 0 would overlay on the word “Goal” when you initially add the section.When hovering over default donation pool bar, it shows “NaN%”.The donation pool’s meter displayed as full when they were empty (0/0).

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