In our continuous effort to improve the deviantART experience, we're publishing weekly Site Updates to keep members informed and to gather feedback. Below is a list of recent changes to the site, bug fixes, and feedback that was brought up by members in the last Site Update.
Limitation Added to deviantWATCH
Due to constraints within the +Watch system, we have added a 5,000 deviant limit to the amount of deviants you can +Watch. This change only affects a very small amount of deviants, all of whom have been contacted privately regarding the matter. In the future, you will receive a notification if you attempt to watch more than 5,000 deviants.
Please note also that this only affects how many deviants you can +Watch, not how many deviants can +Watch you.
- Profile and Group widget descriptions have been updated to be clearer. Fixed by muteor
- Badge pages with lots of comments would load slowly. Fixed by kemayo
- Help & FAQ was briefly unavailable. Fixed by ZombieCoder
- Labels on transactions on the Earnings page have been updated to be clearer. Fixed by yury-n
- A downloaded image's link could lead to a browser error. Fixed by muteor
- The deviantARTGear store closing header was updated. Fixed by shadowhand
- The "I Heart deviantARTGear" Badge was created and given to all past and current shoppers. Added by shadowhand
- Deviation descriptions with a large number of links would be converted to "1". Fixed by muteor
- The deviantFilm player wouldn't work properly when navigating from one deviation to another. Fixed by banks
- Deviants with more than 5,000 deviants on their watch list were unable to access the Message Center. Fixed by randomduck
- Deviation timestamps on the Browse page were not accurately rounding to the nearest time. Fixed by yury-n and shahyarg
- Address validation on the Checkout page had display issues. Fixed by yury-n
- For some users, the Manage Friends page could get stuck on "Building list". Fixed by shadowhand
- Error messages on the Checkout page have been updated for clarity. Fixed by yury-n
- The Manage Friends page did not properly sort by username. This is mostly fixed, though there are a few known cases still remaining that are currently being worked on. Fixed by shadowhand
- Shipping quotes for Fine Art Prints were not working for Serbia and Albania. Fixed by ArtBIT
- Deviations with a small number of Favourites were displaying irrelevant "More Like This" results on the deviation page. Fixed by :allixsenos:
- Ads have been removed from deviantART muro for all users. Changed by mudimba
- Loading time for deviantART muro has been improved. Fixed by mudimba
- In rare circumstances, the basic brush would "clip" the end of a brush stroke, leaving angular digital artifacts. Fixed by mudimba
Sta.sh / Submit
- Buttons in the submission policy modal were unstyled. Fixed by kouiskas
- When editing a published deviation, the Edit page wouldn't scroll to the top upon opening. Fixed by kouiskas
- Gallery folders were not being remembered correctly when using "Remember these settings". Fixed by kouiskas
Thank you for the feedback left on last week's Site Update! Here is some of what you had to say.
- Feedback regarding the Recent Visitors widget was generally positive. Deviants mentioned that they would like the widget to display more than five usernames or icons at a time.
- Deviants would like an "Artist's Replies" section on deviation pages. Suggested by Veroom
- Some deviants would like to receive notification when other deviants reply to replies on their own deviations. Suggested by Kali-Mav
How do you discover hidden talent on deviantART? Do you browse by Newest, by looking deep into the Popular results in specific categories, by looking at More Like This results, by browsing through Groups, or some other method?