Promoted Deviations and Journals
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What is Promoted?

Promoted deviations and journals are pieces of media we believe you should know about.  They appear and act just like any other deviation or journal in your Message Center, with the exception that they're clearly marked as Promoted.  As with all deviations and journals, they can be commented on, favorited, shared, and more.


Where does Promoted come from?

Promoted messages are selected by and sent from deviantART.  They represent deviations and journals we believe are of significant importance -- so much so that we want them to have a greater reach within the deviantART network.


Who sees Promoted?

A Promoted deviation or journal will only appear in a deviant's Message Center if the content involved will likely be of high relevance to the deviant.


How often will Promoted be seen?

We're only interested in sending Promoted messages we believe are relevant and valuable. As such, we will remain extremely mindful when considering which messages are sent and how often.


Can deviants remove Promoted messages from their Message Centers?

As with all deviations and journals that appear in Message Centers, Promoted messages can be closed by clicking the "X" next to the deviation or journal, or by selecting multiple messages and choosing the "Remove" option.


Can deviants opt out of receiving Promoted?

Premium Members can opt out of receiving Promoted messages by visiting the General section of their Settings and unchecking "Check here to receive Promoted messages." Non-Premium Members cannot opt out.


Can deviants opt out of receiving Hot Topics or Contest Announcements?

While Premium Members have the ability to opt out of receiving Promoted messages, they cannot opt out of Hot Topics or Contest Announcements. This is because deviantART needs to maintain an open channel with deviants for official communications.


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Elmind's avatar
PLEASE, just give EVERYONE the option to opt out. We don't need ghost notifications haunting us.
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SailorVelvet's avatar
SailorVelvet|Hobbyist Traditional Artist
>non-premium members cannot opt out.

that's a bigger dick move than forcing you to pay 15 dollars just to change your username.
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ShadowRx's avatar
ShadowRx|Professional Digital Artist
THERE IS NO OPTION TO OPT OUT. But you can always CANCEL PREMIUM/CORE MEMBERSHIP with a nice ticket explaining why...


I was about ready to give TsaoShin a piece of my mind today with the 4+ times you SPAMMED about the damned stream. But, I figured a better solution was to just add him to my BLOCKED LIST.

I've never visited his gallery or faved any of his work before, so how the $%$%#^&#(^&# you deem that as "RELEVANT" is quite the question. You seem to have the same definition of relevant that Google does. POPULAR. IDGAF about what's popular, if I wanted that I'd glue my eyeballs to a twitter feed.


In fact, I don't remember EVER seeing anything RELEVANT in the "Hot Topics" section, there hasn't been ANYTHING worth reading since you stopped the site news/weekly updates on features/bugs etc.


You know what did stop sending? My LIVE NOTIFICATIONS. The option is turned on, but instead of getting those I'm getting unwanted "hot topics".


And as for CONTESTS, seeing as ye dinnuh even approach the community when you were considering REBRANDING :dalogo: to :deviantart: ... it seems to me these notices are trivial at best.


But what can I say... all that money wasted on changing the look, doubling the price of membership, and yet the "site formerly known as dA" ( :deviantart: ) had gone downhill these past few years. The system is buggy, the interface glitches constantly and requires an unreasonable number of steps to do simple tasks like add a new folder (with permissions) to a group. There's next to no research/development of much needed features like adding more social media share options including crowdfunding sites or allowing series/multi-part deviation-groupings with automatically generated previous/next navigation. In fact they pretty much ignore the site requests forum now.


If you invested half as much effort making improvements and fixing bugs and badly planned interfaces (like group folder permissions) as you do in flooding us with spam and MALICIOUS advertisements that hijack your browser session and take you to SCAREWARE sites simply because you can't be bothered to SANDBOX your advertisers iframes (I've reported this before, you've ignored me). And you wonder why your advertisements wind up on blacklists and blockers???

Microsoft MVPs (mvps.org) has ads.deviantart.com and your other ad domains in their HOSTS file blacklist "as a known distributor of malware", because you don't police your advertisers nor limit their access/control of USER PAGES AND SESSIONS.


And the Help Desk system is a JOKE now... a very sick sad joke where all you give is canned responses and mark ONGOING BUGS as "solved".


Seems to me that traffic on this site has gone down a lot to... aside from the few you OVERPROMOTE with hot topics and "more from deviantart" (which shows the SAME DEVIATIONS for MONTHS AT A TIME ON EVERYBODY ELSE'S DEVIATION PAGE), most of us are seeing a lot less visitors and comments than we did before all this rebranding and price hiking.



WE MISS :dalogo: ... what we have left :deviantart: is just a sad imitation of a once great website. Way to sell out the community.
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ShadowRx's avatar
ShadowRx|Professional Digital Artist
guess I've been holding that in for a while... </rant> :lmao:
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ShadowRx's avatar
ShadowRx|Professional Digital Artist
oh, and the new logo still looks like a f****d up "z" not a clipped dA as you sold it to us. ;p
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ShadowRx's avatar
ShadowRx|Professional Digital Artist
it could also be an unequal sign... which would be truly ironic since :deviantart: is unequal to :dalogo: of the past. :rofl::lmao:
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Geminii27's avatar
If deviantART genuinely wanted to maintain a open channels for official communications, it wouldn't fill them with ninety thousand tons of raw sewage and then act surprised when people used site CSS blockers in browsers or third-party extensions (ask me how!) to just kill those channels from ever appearing at all.
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dncLKA's avatar
So are all of those undertale/fnaf/bendy art pics I'm seeing because of this?
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koopo456's avatar
koopo456|Student General Artist
?
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darksskull's avatar
"Non-premium members cannot opt out" Really? Maybe I'll just stop using this website then.
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Xekowarrior123's avatar
Add the "promoted" group to your block list.  That might block their crap.  promoted.deviantart.com/
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Lulshi's avatar
Lulshi|Hobbyist Writer
So what happens when the super explicit porn accidentally gets promoted?
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icytemporalist's avatar
icytemporalist|Hobbyist General Artist
A Promoted deviation or journal will only appear in a deviant's Message Center if the content involved will likely be of high relevance to the deviant.


Given how widely inaccurate More Like This actually is AND that this is just more advertisements for free users, is it possible to instead give deviants the option to say if the promoted work is relevant to them or not? This way deviants are hopefully more likely to appreciate what's being forced upon them and featured artists don't have to worry about their work being shown to those who don't give a damn.
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makeoooohDE's avatar
Unblockable Spam. GG Guys [EXO] Kai ''Much Impressed'' Emoticon 
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Blitzwing360's avatar
Ah... I see... This has been going on for a while now... Whelp, I can only hope that the stuff that pops up from now on stays relevant to what I like.
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Xekowarrior123's avatar
"Non-Premium Members cannot opt out."

That's a real dick move.  I'm getting sick and tired of you people trying to decide for me what you think I'm interested in or what I want to receive in my inbox.  I'm sick of you trying to turn this art website into a social network.  I'm sick of you trying to shove all these useless features down my throat.  I'm sick of you trying to harass people into buying a premium membership.  As long as you keep this crap up, you'll not get one cent out of me. 
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DreamerTony's avatar
DreamerTony|Hobbyist Digital Artist
Let me make this perfectly clear: you people aren't getting a fucking cent from me until you actually listen to your community.
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Corterri's avatar
Corterri|Hobbyist Digital Artist
Everyone is getting assmad but you all forget that you're not leaving this website. These admins have everyone by the balls, they can do whatever they want to us. It's not like we're paying shit for the free services they offer anyway.
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Kaelmn's avatar
KaelmnEdited |Hobbyist General Artist
Spam of Deviations now ? (and that I'm absolutely not interested about)
Thanks DA !!!
Core involved too, again.

Please DA, stop all of this crap. Sorry to be harsh in my words, but you're really doing irritating things (to be polite) since last months (especially since August).
Edit : If you're really pissed off like me, please send a "Note" to the group, asking for not being spammed. If a lot of people do this, may be they'll do something. MAY BE.
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AbandonedAmbition's avatar
"Premium Members can opt out of receiving Promoted messages...Non-Premium Members cannot opt out."

So you think you can squeeze out a few more dollars from the community by filling everyone's inbox with spam? What a low blow.
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FullHitPoints's avatar
"Promoted deviations and journals are pieces of media we believe you should know about."
"We're only interested in sending Promoted messages we believe are relevant and valuable."
"A Promoted deviation or journal will only appear in a deviant's Message Center if the content involved will likely be of high relevance to the deviant."
"We're only interested in sending Promoted messages we believe are relevant and valuable."
"This is because deviantART needs to maintain an open channel with deviants for official communications."


So, care to explain how some useless doodle about some pointless comic book hero I couldn't give two craps about is "important," "valuable," and "relevant?" This should be optional, no if's and's or but's.
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popfan95bEdited |Hobbyist Digital Artist
:iconthisplz:

And of course the first promoted deviation we get is by the same person who made a journal about the concept. Talk about ego-stroking.
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Sercy's avatar
Sercy|Hobbyist Photographer
+1!!
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