My userscript for the chats, dAmn.ws, is currently broken thanks to changes in deviantART's chat client.
I currently do not have the time to fix this, and I doubt I will ever have the motivation. So, until further notice, dAmn.ws is discontinued indefinitely. If you are currently using dAmn.ws, you may have to disable it to be able to connect to the chats.
If you were using dAmn.ws and still want a client which does not depend on Flash, and other external plugins, and connects faster than deviantART's own chat client, give wsc.dAmn a try. This is a browser-based chat client for dA's chats which is delivered by my own website, but still connects to deviantART's chats.
wsc.dAmn provides many extra features by default, including some typically implemented by SuperdAmn. This
wsc.dAmn back onlineHello again.
I have updated frogpond and wsc.dAmn to work with changes to the API.
wsc.dAmn is still part way through a massive overhaul, so some things may not work as expected, or as they once did. This will improve over time, hopefully.
Thanks for your continued patience,
Recently, wsc.dAmn has been experiencing problems connecting to dAmn.
This is likely due to changes in deviantART's API system.
Currently, wsc.dAmn is going through a pretty big refactor, so I cannot update the website to work with the changes to the API until this refactor is finished. Currently, extensions including custom emoticons and autojoin do not work with the client, due to changes in how things work with the UI.
The website and wsc.dAmn will be updated as soon as this refactoring process is complete. This may take a while, as it is a time consuming process, and I do not have a lot of free time away from University at the moment.
Please be patient, and thanks for putting up with any problems thus far.
Thanks for reading,
Free Journal Skins - What does that mean?This news article has nothing to do with me being a Gallery Moderator, but based on my own experiences I know that this is a serious issue that causes frustrations and anger quite often. So this news article is mainly about two things: respect and fair behaviour.
I guess every member of deviantART who owns a Premium Membership has used a free journal skin at least once in their dA life, right?
They make your journals look more personal and attractive. It's a nice feature that everyone likes to take advantage of and the best, it is for free – the skins (not the Premium Membership ;)).
To use a skin all you have to do is to click that install button, agree to the terms that pop up and then you can start using that fancy new layout you just found. It's really easy and if that template doesn't fit your needs 100% you can make modifications to it and be happy.
In some cases it is not enough for people, they want to share their new creations because people like what they have ma
UserStyles: Lesson IBecause there is so much interest in UserStyles but not enough people who actually work on such or know how to create them, this little tutorial series will try to change that. It will start with the basics, will explain all the things you need to know and will also give you little tasks, you can do, to become more involved.
What is a 'UserStyle'?
When we go to the User Style category it is not quite clear what a User Style really is. Buried under the massive amount of miscats there are only a few right deviations.
Opposite to what the name might suggests it is not about the style of a certain user. It does not mean that the category can be used to show the world how much you improved, the way you dress, the way you draw or anything else like that.
A UserStyle is pure CSS code and only that. Nothing more, nothing less.
It is called like that because it is a style that changes the appearance of a website for the person using it - the user. So bas
Journal/Gallery Skins - A Compilation- - - - - - -
Every now and then the "someone is abusing my code" topic comes up again. Most of the journal/gallery skins that can be found on dA can be used for free.
But for free only means that you don't have to pay for it or only a small fee in case it is a Premium Content. It does not mean that you are allowed to do with it whatever you want.
Basically stick to: whenever you install a journal/gallery just use it for yourself. As soon as you want to make changes of any kind, get in contact with the original creator (unless they have some skin rules somewhere).
I have covered this topic several times already. Sometimes more in detail about what you can do or not, sometimes less detailed.
To avoid that i repeat myself again and again, i just collected everything related to this theme, but also other resources that help you to understand the whole topic of journal/gallery css.
If you have any suggestion/question related to this, either comment here or note me. Also feel free to
A guide to bot ownershipA guide to bot ownership
Welcome, fellow deviants, to A guide to bot ownership. I'm DivinityArcane (Formerly known as Kyogo), and I'll be your guide for today. First things first, let's take a look at a couple of the things that bots can do.
First off, take a look at things like :faq510: and decide if a bot is even the right choice for you.
A bot can do many things, but a popular misconception is that they're just there. For a bot to be in your chatroom, it has to be running on yours [or someone else's] computer. If you close it on the computer, it leaves the room. For some people, this may be inconvenient (I know, it's hard to minimize a program sometimes. It bugs me too!) but that's just how it goes. If you want a bot, but don't want it to be running on your computer all the time [and therefor have to leave your computer running so that the bot will stay online], you can either get a friend to
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