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Promoted Deviations and Journals

Thu May 23, 2013, 12:27 PM


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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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:iconelmind:
Elmind Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2018
PLEASE, just give EVERYONE the option to opt out. We don't need ghost notifications haunting us.
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:iconsailorvelvet:
SailorVelvet Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2018  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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:iconshadowrx:
ShadowRx Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2017  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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:iconshadowrx:
ShadowRx Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2017  Professional Digital Artist
guess I've been holding that in for a while... </rant> :lmao:
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:iconshadowrx:
ShadowRx Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2017  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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:iconshadowrx:
ShadowRx Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2017  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 Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2017
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 Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2017
So are all of those undertale/fnaf/bendy art pics I'm seeing because of this?
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:iconkoopo456:
koopo456 Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2015  Student General Artist
?
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darksskull Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2015
"Non-premium members cannot opt out" Really? Maybe I'll just stop using this website then.
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:iconxekowarrior123:
Xekowarrior123 Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2015
Add the "promoted" group to your block list.  That might block their crap.  promoted.deviantart.com/
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:iconlulshi:
Lulshi Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2015  Hobbyist Writer
So what happens when the super explicit porn accidentally gets promoted?
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:iconicytemporalist:
icytemporalist Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2015  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 Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2015
Unblockable Spam. GG Guys [EXO] Kai ''Much Impressed'' Emoticon 
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Blitzwing360 Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2015
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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:iconxekowarrior123:
Xekowarrior123 Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2015
"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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:icondreamertony:
DreamerTony Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2015  Student Interface Designer
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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:iconcorterri:
Corterri Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2015  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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:iconbacxaber:
Bacxaber Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2015   General Artist
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:iconkaelmn:
Kaelmn Featured By Owner Edited Dec 16, 2015  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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:iconabandonedambition:
AbandonedAmbition Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2015  Hobbyist Writer
"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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:iconfullhitpoints:
FullHitPoints Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2015
"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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popfan95b Featured By Owner Edited Dec 16, 2015  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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:iconsercy:
Sercy Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2015  Hobbyist Photographer
+1!!
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:iconwriterofsin:
WriterOfSin Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2015  Hobbyist Writer
You're forcefeeding me stuff I have no interest in seeing? Get this right, I put the deviants who's work I'm interested in on my DeviantWatch. I don't need more random rubbish being tossed about by some bored staff-member.
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:iconkoalaflage:
koalaflage Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
Ya'll wasting your time in useless features.
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:iconranze-the-lucario:
ranze-the-lucario Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
DA turns into HELL A cause they NEVER listen to us but only money scumbags oh wait AKA THEMSELFS -_- screw this useless promoted app another way freedom gets away for non members
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:icondragonstrider:
DragonStrider Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
I dont care DA, I want to do my own browsing.
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koalaflage Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
I AGREE WITH THIS.
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:icondragonstrider:
DragonStrider Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
I guess they are trying to make us all go CORE.
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:iconhiddenlotus555:
hiddenlotus555 Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2015
So you believe Deadpool's holiday plans are so important that you need to invade my messages? No thanks.
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:iconscarlett-hyde:
Scarlett-Hyde Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2015  Hobbyist Writer
The hell is this?

So that's why they made core so expensive. That way we can't buy core and can't opt out of shit like this.
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:iconinknalcohol:
inknalcohol Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2015   Writer
You realize this is a journal from two years ago, yea?
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:iconscarlett-hyde:
Scarlett-Hyde Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2015  Hobbyist Writer
Aye. Still with the other stuff going on it just seems a wee bit suspicious, but maybe I'm paranoid.
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:iconinknalcohol:
inknalcohol Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2015   Writer
SO is this really happening now?
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:iconroad-tripping:
What is this promotions thing? Nothing different has happened to me....... If it acts like a normal watch message I don't really care about it :1 
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ianolivia2 Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2015
"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."

And then:

"HURDEEDUR WEE WANNA SEMPLYFRY TEH WOBSIT HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA TIAM TU REEMUV FEETCHAZ DUHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH WEE DUNT GEEV AH CRP AHBUT TEH PEEPAL HOU GEEV AS MUNY HAHAHAHA U AL SACK HAHAHAHAHA DUHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH"
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:iconlizzilola:
Lizzilola Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
this is bullshit and it sucks ass
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:iconhijadelalunaestrella:
HijaDeLaLunaEstrella Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2015  Student Digital Artist
get this filth away 
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:iconhau:
hau Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2015  Professional Traditional Artist
You're literally making people pay money to get rid of stuff they didn't ask for and don't want? Ooookay, Dr. Money.
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:icondracodragon5:
dracodragon5 Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2015
What the fuck is this shit? I'm so tired of your crap DA, this is why everyone hates this website. This is a great way to get people to boycott your services.
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DarkreaperToky Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
An excerpt from my latest rant journal: 

Still don't know where I'm going with this? DeviantART is turning into Pay to Win, punishing and penalizing those that are "free" users. I was lucky enough to be gifted my premium, but not everyone is so lucky. DeviantART isn't a game where people compete to be the best, DeviantART is a community that should be free, and having a premium membership should unlock bonuses, not punish you for NOT having the membership. I've met so many friends on dA, and lately, I've almost been completely turned off by what dA is doing to free users. It's truly unfair. After reading about the Promoted group, I checked back the comments, and it turns out they've been doing this shit for years. Not listening to the community at all. 

DeviantART Staff, listen to me and listen well: Forcefully advertising art is NOT a way to please the community. YOU do not dictate what someone else likes, nor should you REQUIRE them to pay to be free from this advertisement. No, not advertisement: spam. What you are doing is considered spam and although I have nothing against the artists, this is a surefire way to get people to hate their art. 
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:iconranze-the-lucario:
ranze-the-lucario Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Sadly they wont listen to us and mostly thx to the admins
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:iconnexpill:
Nexpill Featured By Owner Edited Jan 24, 2015
I though the whole fucking point of watching people was so i could filter all the shit i'm not interested you fucking mongoloids. Thank god i don't came here anymore.
I hope all of you gets raped by a bunch of retards.
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:iconkoimeteria:
Koimeteria Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2015
Here's another person who hates this. Are you -kidding- me, this is a horrible idea that no one likes! It's funny how obvious you are about it though. "We know they'll hate this, so we've only put the off button in the paid package. Wonder if they'll notice the truth if we make a nice little journal and pass if off as a well meaning idea?" If you really though it was a good idea you'd make the off switch free, or make promoted a premium only feature.
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Schorchingskys Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
as suggested by one of the commenters on the Promoted group journal, I copy-paste this message: 

"I have nothing personal against this artist, but I never asked to see this promoted in my message center. It is not relevant to my interests. Please, DeviantArt Administrators: STOP SPAMMING US!".
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:iconheminder:
heminder Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2015  Professional
SPAM
noun, IPA(key): /ˈspæm/

1. A collection of unsolicited bulk electronic messages.
2. Any undesired electronic content automatically generated for commercial purposes.
3. An unsolicited electronic message sent in bulk, usually by email or newsgroups.
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:iconmowf:
Mowf Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Uh what? Did you guys purposely implement this annoying crap so people will WANT to buy the premium membership just to opt out? For one, how embarassing for artists who get showcased and then get all kinds of hate because people aren't interested in their art style or don't want their notifications spammed by something they have no power over. For two, promoting artists should be a positive thing, not a dirty trick to get people to buy your gimmicky membership.
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Selkra Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2015
Forcing people to look at art they don't want to see a horrible way to get them to 'appreciate' it.

Honestly I think this hurts the art submitted here more than helps them.
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:iconmowf:
Mowf Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I agree. I wouldn't want people to see my art as spam or "junkmail". I'd rather they see my art because they're interested in the subject and found it on their own.
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