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Points: instant good karma!

Journal Entry: Tue Mar 9, 2010, 6:10 PM
Points: instant good karma!

DeviantART is proud to introduce our newest feature: Points!  The perfect way to show your friends you care, Points can be used to reward fellow deviants for a job well done, to support commissions, buy awesome gear from deviantWEAR, order Prints, or to simply give a gift with love. The more Points you've got, the more you can share!  :heart:

:hug:  It's easy to share the wealth!

You get Points by gift or purchase and the reasons for sharing are endless!  You can transfer Points to someone for an inspirational deviation, wish them a happy birthday, or give props for an amusing comment.  When you give Points, you can even include a special note as part of the transfer.  Additionally, Points can be used for every purchase in deviantWEAR and throughout the Prints Shop.  

:megaphone:  Ask and you shall (hopefully) receive!

If you need Points, go ahead and ask!  Friends, and all deviants, can easily give Points from their My Points page or from your own Profile Page using the 'Give' drop-down menu.  We've also given you a link that you can put in comments or journals so deviants can give you Points with a single click.  

Simply use the following URL:  

Just be sure to swap out 'yourusernamehere' with your actual username!

:note:  But wait, there's more!

You get 80 Points for every U.S. dollar, so you can load up quickly and start sharing a lot or a little without having to whip out your wallet for individual transactions.  Giving deviants one Point at a time is a great way to validate what deviants do and getting one Point should be as exciting as a thousand.

When you give Points, a special message is sent to the recipient's Message Center, the transfer is instantly registered in the accounts of the sender and receiver, and a private transaction record shows up on the My Points page.   Instant good karma!

:eager:  Now's the time!  

There's no time like the right time.  Take a closer look at Points now!


P.S. - Groups will be enabled to use Points very soon!  ;)  :groups:

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HeartStorm4ever Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
I think that DA should make it easier to get points.

For example: an artist gets a DD, DeviantArt could give said artist a certain amount of points; or when reaching a certain time in DA, some points would be given; or when a deviant is featured as an artist of the month, it gets an amount of points.

Rewarding artists with points would be a good idea, I think.
milopone Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hi! I'm trying to buy points but it says it cannot reach the remote processor. I seriously need these points to pay people back. If anyone can help please do! 
AnimeArtistlover123 Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
i bought point but they wont error message isnt showing up. why wont they appea? is there a wait or somthing? also, i need points anyway, so
pastelmlpdrawings Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2017  Student Filmographer
EvyOwl Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2017  Student Artist
Have no idea how this works but here…
CarpetRash Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2017
Testing testing.........

Shadzerios Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I purchased points the two days ago and it still hasn't arrived. I know that it is rare but only you realize it when it happens to yourself. Still waiting 2,000 points to appear on my account.
Icestorm-wolf Featured By Owner May 18, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
The donate points link won't work?
Miss-Moon-Art Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
        I really wish you could make points into real-life currency. Ive worked hard to get points (and I still don't have a lot), but I don't ever really use them on DA, so TBH they are kind of useless for me. I'm not one to complain a lot about DA, but its something that needs to be fixed.
WickedGreenKiller Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
Points can be transferred into real money, however the more the points you have the longer the transaction will take. Another part is I don't know if this is true or not, but when you transfer points to cash DA takes 5% of your earnings. That could be false though, i'm not sure.
TheInvisibleAlly Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2017  Student General Artist
Meh. It's a bit sad that points are too expensive (for my family wasting money on virtual stuff is completely useless), because I kinda need them. Is there a good way to earn points that doesn't involve credit cards, commissions (I'm just a beginner that has only 1 hour to use on drawings, for all gods' sake, and tbh I don't think anyone wants to pay for drawings from people like me), and spamming around asking for points all the time? If there's one, then thank you. A lot.
Drew47AT Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2017  Student Traditional Artist
Excuse me, but I have a question a friend of mine wants to know.

Is there a way to convert points back into real-life currency? That is, whatever points you receive from others, you can send those points to your credit/checking account to be converted back into the currency that account has?
TheInvisibleAlly Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2017  Student General Artist
No, sadly. They don't allow it. Once you get points you can only use them on DA. You can read that on the FAQ.
Tuun-Ale Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hello i want to buy more points but dA doesn't allow me to get them through Paypal? i don't want now to get a gift core membership i just want to buy points but the checkout keeps blocking my transaction...
Superpuffball Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
how do i earn point commissions?
Antares2 Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Can I donate points to a group now ?
Dinoshoes Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2016  Student General Artist

Is there a timeframe for when points are accredited to a users account? As I have the receipt but never got any points. I have bought points in the past and I remember it happening quite fast. Just wondering. I purchased them 5 days ago.
Molfar-Spirit Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Hi! Help me please, how I can get my money? When I need to registrate for get money from points(from my account in Deviantart)? 
Thank in advance!
AuPlauSe Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2016  Student Artist
What is the maximum number of points we can donate?
ruegen Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2017
AuPlauSe Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2017  Student Artist
That is not right. Feels too small.
ruegen Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2017
well you can read it here
on the bottom of the page

sorry im not good at explaining ^^;
AuPlauSe Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2017  Student Artist
I read it being 20000 not 3500
JulCan1987 Featured By Owner Edited Aug 21, 2016
I bought the 400 points for $5.00, and I still haven't received anything. And I got the confirmation email with the receipt.
Prinny129 Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2016
When do I get the notice for my transaction, I'm just a little worried as this is the first I have purchased da points and I used a visa credit card 

can any one help?
IwatobiSurveyCorps Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2016  Hobbyist Writer
Why do they need my address/number to buy points? Are they going to send me something when I purchase points? :^
mmpratt99 Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2016  Professional General Artist
Is there such a thing as dA money?  Do we have to use real money in order to buy some points?  I don't have a debit/ credit card by the way.
Life-is-the-bubbles Featured By Owner Edited Sep 18, 2015  Hobbyist Artist
"DeviantART is proud to introduce our newest feature: Points!  The perfect way to show your friends you care, Points can be used to reward fellow deviants for a job well done, to support commissions, buy awesome gear from deviantWEAR, order Prints, or to simply give a gift with love. The more Points you've got, the more you can share!"

And now...we are not allowed to used the points reward fellow deviants for a job well done or give a gift with love on raffle and contests? Wow...DA...way to go.... 
MelodyGlow Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I have a question
is there any way to exchange existing points for real money?
JinxedWitch Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2015  Student General Artist
I dunno if your question has already been answered but; yeah you can withdraw points you earn for real money, via paypal or a check. You can see it if you look under 'shop' and click on 'earnings' c:

This might help you more;
MelodyGlow Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
thank you sooo much!
just what i was looking for!
JinxedWitch Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2015  Student General Artist
It's no problem, glad it helps! >v<
MelodyGlow Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
MangaMeli01 Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
How do I start a donation pool? I copied the link like it said but it only lead me to my profile and I don't know how to start the donation pool could someone please help???
JuicyZone Featured By Owner May 3, 2015  Professional General Artist
Go to Profile >Edit Page >Widgets: View all > Donation Pool
MangaMeli01 Featured By Owner May 4, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks! :)
NexusTheDarklord Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I shall watch and favourite anyone who gives me points.

1 point = 1 watch
any other points after that = favourites (1 extra point = 1 fave)
lizzyc7 Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I know we can buy prints with points, but can the shipping be paid for with points?
Oblivion177 Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2014  Student General Artist
Is it possible to convert points back into virtual currency?
Jutsika Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2014  Student Digital Artist
It would be nice to use prepaid card like 'paysafecard' to be able to purchase points bc some users don't have Paypal or credit card :/ but maybe DA has it's reasons.
Otakuchan88 Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Can you sell a print for points directly? (i.e. Receiving points rather than money)
serene92 Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I have been searching for a while and can't seem to find an answer, but can you use a prepaid Visa Gift Card to buy points?
ShadowKittyZerolilly Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
In case you haven't gotten an answer yet (because I know it's been quite a while since you asked this), you should be able to buy points with a prepaid Visa card, as it is still a Visa. I've used gift cards online in the past, so I don't see why DA should be any different. :) 
donte39 Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
i need moreeee points!!!!
iamnintendofan15 Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2014
if you need moare points, go to dAhub
Yousopathetic Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2014
I just like exploring DA. I am not an artist, but I like looking at artwork and purchasing prints. If you have any extra points, please donate! I'd like to purchase more prints for myself, relatives, and friends if possible. 

1 point= 1 watch
Showlover Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
make a detailed instruction about llama trading pls
zanchi-PHOENIX Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2014
I'm on DA for five months or more, but already have a group and is not easy to earn points for the contest I want to do. I'm still not popular, so I thought of buying points for the contest. Can I buy a money order? I do not have paypal and I live in Brazil. So, all my transactions must be made ​​by money order. Can I purchase points that way?

Thank you. :)
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