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DeviantArt Filter v5.1.0 by rthaut DeviantArt Filter v5.1.0 by rthaut

Overview

Have you ever want to block/filter deviations (a.k.a. submissions) while browsing DeviantArt? Well now you can! Simply install DeviantArt Filter in your web browser of choice and start filtering by user, tag, and/or category.

Installation

Microsoft Edge Coming Soon

Changelog

For detailed version information, please view the CHANGELOG on GitHub.

Version 5.1.0 is now available. Here are the new features:
  • Custom Placeholder Styles. You can now control the colors used for the placeholders on filtered deviations. Management Panel/Screen, go to the Options tab, and set the Background, Logo, and/or Text Colors for Placeholders. Note that these settings are ineffective if you have placeholders disabled.
  • Metadata Batch Size. A new (somewhat experimental) feature has been implemented to allow control over how much metadata is loaded at once (for category and tag filters). Setting this to a lower value may help your browsing performance.

Usage


Opening the Management Panel/Screen

  1. While on DeviantArt, click the red logo that appears on the right side of the address bar.
  2. The configuration screen will open automatically when you click the icon.

Creating and Removing Filters

You can filter deviations by artist, category, and/or tag through the management panel/screen.
  1. After opening the Management Panel/Screen, navigate to any of the Manage Users/Tags/Categories tabs.
  2. To create a new filter, use the form at the top of the tab.
    • For users, enter their username.
    • For tags, enter a single tag (no spaces), then choose if the tag should use wildcard matching.
    • For categories, select the parent category, then (optionally) select sub-categories.
  3. Use the table that is displayed below the form to view all of your existing filters.
    • You can sort the table by clicking the heading of any column.
    • You can page through your filters using the pagination controls in the lower-left corner.
    • You can choose how many filters are displayed per page using the controls in the lower-right corner.
  4. To remove a filter, click the Remove Filter button next to the filter you want to remove.

Exporting/Importing Filters

DeviantArt Filter allows you to export and import filters from a JSON file. This is mostly for keeping your filters in sync between browsers/computers, but is handy for backup purposes as well.
  1. After opening the Management Panel/Screen, navigate to the Import/Export Filters tab.
  2. To export your current filters to a JSON file, click the Export Filter Data button, then open/save the file when prompted (it will use your browser's native download functionality).
  3. To import filters from a JSON file, either drag and drop the file onto the designated box, or click the box to open a File Browser dialog and select your JSON file.
    • After the import has finished, a table showing the results of the import will be displayed. This includes how many filters were imported successfully, as well as how many filters failed to import (either because they were invalid or were duplicate).

Quick Hiding Users While Browsing

  1. While browsing on DeviantArt, when you see a deviation from a user you wish to filter, hover over the thumbnail image.
  2. An x icon will appear in the top-left corner of the thumbnail.
  3. Click on the x to filter that user.
Please file bug reports on GitHub.
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:icontasteslikegreen:
TastesLikeGreen Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2019
Huh, that's weird. I can block users with the X in the corner of thumbnails, but I can't manually add category or tag blocks, when I go to the options page for those things it just says "{{labels.create}}" at the top, then a button that says "{{labels.createFilter}}" and doesn't seem to do anything, and then below that, a little box that says
"{{showingFilterCount()}} {{labels.filtered}}".
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:iconrthaut:
rthaut Featured By Owner 6 days ago  Professional Interface Designer
That sounds like the Management web app isn't fully loading for you, but since you can filter users with the quick filter (x), that means JavaScript is working (at least on the site), so I'm at a bit of a loss as to how that is happening.

Did it ever work fully, or has it always been like this? Offhand it could be an issue with having too many filters, but I think it would probably take 10,000+ filtered users for that to become an issue.

Could you try uninstalling and re-installing it?

Also, what browser (and which version) are you running?

Finally, do you have any script-blocking extensions, like NoScript, installed as well?
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:icontasteslikegreen:
TastesLikeGreen Featured By Owner 6 days ago
I installed it for the first time the day I left that comment, it was like that from the word "go", and un/reinstalling it didn't seem to change anything.

I'm running Firefox, and for reasons I won't bother getting into, I'm running version 56.0.2, which is admittedly old.

I'm not sure about script-blocking extensions. If they do what I assume they do, the closest things I can think of are AdBlock Plus, an add-on called BlockSite which may fit the bill, and a Greasemonkey script which I use to filter a different art site in a similar manner as your script.
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:icongirrilee:
GirriLee Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2019  Hobbyist Digital Artist
you are a fucking saviour, I hope you know.
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:iconkinhj:
kinhj Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2019  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I use Microsoft Edge but this sounds like a good idea. I get really annoyed seeing nasty fetishes like inflation and diapers, art thieves, pedophiles, photographers taking pictures of their genitals. This is an art website not a rule 34 website.
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:iconyamino-neko:
YamiNo-Neko Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2019  Hobbyist General Artist
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:iconcakiiebun:
Cakiiebun Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2019  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hey, I'm having the same issue as @/migdenbond
The tag filtering doesn't seem to work and I tried the fix you posted ;a;
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:iconrthaut:
rthaut Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2019  Professional Interface Designer
I'm sorry to hear that.

So far those steps (setting metadata cache to 0 days and restarting the browser) have fixed this issue for everyone (at least everyone that has reported it).

Did the extension ever work correctly for you, or has it been broken since you first installed it?
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:iconcakiiebun:
Cakiiebun Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2019  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Yep, I’ve done those exact steps and I’m sure it’s never worked correctly since I first installed it >~<
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:icongaysideofdimensions:
it's about time someone made something like this but i got a chuckle out of how the example image shows anime/fanart being blocked, lol. i usually hear about people wanting to block the fetish art and porn/nudity. but as a fanartist who has gotten plenty of comments from people who hate fanart, i do want them to just block the whole category and leave me alone as they are obviously not my target audience. this makes me nostalgic for the days when people who liked fanart were at war with people who liked non-fanart. those days seem so long ago. nowadays dA is just the go-to hot spot for fappy 13-year-olds who are too young to access actual porn sites and people have other things to complain about than fanart.

pff, I just noticed this was uploaded 2013. does it still work? no wonder it feels nostalgic, hahaha!

i wish dA would just make this a normal feature, but as they don't even bother with the normal mature content tag anymore, i don't expect them to. i think their priorities is "promoting art" not blocking it, but we all disagree on what qualifies as "art" in the first place. i like how everybody is free to post whatever they want just like i am but some of this stuff i just don't want to see.

i want to block the entire Stamps category altogether. 95% of stamps are just hateful offensive stuff trying to hurt people on purpose and dA will do nothing about it, the pics say they've already been reported multiple times, but have already been reviewed and are allowed to stay and don't even need a filter, and no one else is allowed to report them anymore. i don't consider trolling and deliberately upsetting people on purpose to be art.


edit: nothing happens when i click the logo on the browser. it just has a little menu with "remove/hide from chrome, manage extentions"etc, and a link to this page: github.com/rthaut/deviantART-F… that opens in a new tab, and "options" which just goes to this: chrome://extensions/?id=odlmamilbohnpnoomjclomghphbajikp the screenshots shown on this page github.com/rthaut/deviantART-F… don't exist for me anywhere. there is no page to use the filters. it doesn't work at all. what's wrong?


edit 2: ahh, it works now :meow: i guess i had to restart the browser, hahahaha. anyway it works and is nice, so ty. i'll recommend it.
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:iconrthaut:
rthaut Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2019  Professional Interface Designer
Thanks for following up! I have created a bug report on GitHub to track this issue.
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:icongaysideofdimensions:
GaySideOfDimensions Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2019
it was probably just that when u install a new addon ur supposed to restart the browser x'D and i, um, didn't, so hours later when i came back from being off the computer, the browser got opened fresh and it worked :'D;;;;

i had so much fun blocking all the stuff i didn't wanna see, lol. been so uncomfortable on da for so long because all this stuff was up in my face and i couldn't do anything about it. have even been considering leaving for a more tasteful art site.
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:iconmigdenbond:
migdenbond Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2019
Hmm. Tag filtering doesn't seem to be working for me. Deviations that should be filtered out are still showing.
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:iconrthaut:
rthaut Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2019  Professional Interface Designer
If you enable the Show Metadata Debug Indicators option, do you see red borders or green borders (or a mix of both) around thumbnails?
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:iconmigdenbond:
migdenbond Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2019
As far as I can see, red.
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:iconrthaut:
rthaut Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2019  Professional Interface Designer
If you set the "Number of Days to Cache Metadata" setting to 0 and restart your browser, does that fix it for you?
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:iconmigdenbond:
migdenbond Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2019
Seems to be working. Thanks a lot!
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:iconstallnig:
Stallnig Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2019
Works ever better. Now my pages are almost blank. Couldn't thank you enough.
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:iconmarvashmagalli:
MarvashMagalli Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2019  New Deviant
Thank you! New user here, pretty surprised this isn't a normal feature of the website...
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:iconnakkurussu:
Nakkurussu Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2019  Hobbyist Artist
Why would anyone block manga & anime? Are they people who just can't accept the fact that Western cartoons aren't the only form of media?
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:iconrthaut:
rthaut Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2019  Professional Interface Designer
What people choose to filter (and why) is their decision; this extension is merely a tool to help everyone browse the site more comfortably.
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:iconnakkurussu:
Nakkurussu Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2019  Hobbyist Artist
Oh.
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:iconlynxzn:
Lynxzn Featured By Owner Edited Feb 10, 2019  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Tysm! Finally i can browse art without huge boobs and fetishes,,
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:iconlshosenkirdaedes:
LshosenKirDaedes Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2019  Hobbyist General Artist
I AM AMAZED THAT THIS ACTUALLY WORKED. I am so happy that I'll never have to see nasty drawings again! Thank you!
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:iconmusizlover2008:
musizlover2008 Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2019
when will Microsoft edge get the extension?
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:iconrthaut:
rthaut Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2019  Professional Interface Designer
Recently it was announced that Edge will be switched to Chromium (the rendering engine used by Chrome). We don't really have any technical details about it, nor is there any sort of timeline yet, but hopefully when that happens, it will be easy for me to bring the extension to Edge.

Unfortunately, due to the announcement, development on a tool I was going to use (which would allow extensions written for Chrome to work in Edge without having to re-write a bunch of code) has stopped, so I don't think Edge will be supported until that switch to Chromium is finished.
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:iconmusizlover2008:
musizlover2008 Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2019
Hmm, very unfortunate. Hopefully, this will happen this year and I can finally filter out all this disgusting and deranged art and photos in DeviantArt on Edge. I swear I am getting sick and tired of seeing Morbidly fat woman, giant woman with giant breasts, abnormal foot fetishes and strippers every time I browse the popular art. That art has no place on DeviantArt and people wouldn't even bother to report these sickos.
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:icondarkuniverse2000:
DarkUniverse2000 Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2019
One question: Did i'ts possible to put DeviantArt Filter on the Android,because i use Google Chrome from Android to enter on DeviantArt
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:iconzeldienne:
Zeldienne Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2019  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks a lot for this °^°
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:iconamalrich:
Amalrich Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2019
Hello, could anyone tell me if there's anything for Opera (a workaround or an alternative) ?
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:iconrthaut:
rthaut Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2019  Professional Interface Designer
I don't think it will be possible to get this running as-is in Opera without making some changes to the source code first (due to differences in the APIs between Chrome and Opera).


There is this older script with similar functionality that lists Opera as supported, though, so you might be able to use that instead:

dA_Ignore by Dediggefedde
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:icondevil-man13:
Devil-Man13 Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2019
Firstly, I want to thank you for this because holy shit was it needed. I do have a problem though, which I hope is easy to help with.

I was checking my favorites and I found on of them had been blocked due to one of the tags I blacklisted. However the problem I've got isn't that it's not what I intended to blacklist; I blacklisted "fat" and one of the tags on it is "fireemblemfates", which I believe the fate part is what's triggering the fat tag.

Is there a way to have favorites be exempt from this or is there a better way I can word the tag for something like this doesn't happen?
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:iconuluri:
Uluri Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2019   Digital Artist
Random person here. Did you make that "Fat" tag a "Wildcard" tag? If so, I suggest making the "Fat" tag not a wildcard instead and add in fat related tags if you wildcarded it to cover all fat stuff. I would also add in fat_gain fatgain weight_gain weightgain hyperfat hyper_fat since those are pretty common tags used for fat art as I can tell.
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:icondevil-man13:
Devil-Man13 Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2019
Looking at the lags I guess I did put it under the wildcard tag. Thanks for reminding me.
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:iconwinsatfailing:
WinsAtFailing Featured By Owner Edited Jan 22, 2019  Hobbyist General Artist
How about deviantart implements a required fetish tag like some art requires a mature tag? At least make it so they can get a strike on their account if they fail to have that tag.
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:icongaysideofdimensions:
GaySideOfDimensions Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2019
dA doesn't care about the mature art tag anymore. i've seen a lot of deliberately hateful offensive stuff, nudity, etc, and i can't report it because it says it's "already been reviewed." apparently dA thinks it's ok for kids with fragile self esteem to come across those really hateful stamps that are deliberately made to hurt people on purpose, and have already been reported numerous times but are allowed to stay, and stay filter-free.
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:icongabriella-johansson:
gabriella-johansson Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2019  Hobbyist Digital Artist
THANK YOU!!!!!! I was so fed up with browsing the front page in its current state!
You rock!!! :-D
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:iconhorned-lyzz:
Horned-Lyzz Featured By Owner Edited Jan 19, 2019  Professional General Artist
Thank you a lot to have made this filter mode, I use it and my browsing gets better. But just one question... is there a way to filter the comments from a certain user when we browse into the arts of others? (if we don't want to see the comments of this user on everywhere around and on arts of others artists we see, how can we manage comments...)
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:iconrthaut:
rthaut Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2019  Professional Interface Designer
Comment filtering is not part of this extension. It could be a feature someday in the future, but I suspect it would be a fairly large project, so it probably won't come anytime soon.

However, this userscript does (or at least did, last time I looked) filter comments:

dA_Ignore by Dediggefedde

I don't know if Dediggefedde is still maintaining it or not, and you will have to filter users in both tools, but that might be your best bet for now.
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:iconauroraveredalia:
AuroraVeredalia Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2019  Student Digital Artist
Thank you... thank you, so much. Browsing the front page is always so draining, but with this, now I have some power over it. I wish I didn't have to go looking for an add-on for this feature - it should be part of the site - but now I can safely browse without running into fetish crap that people refuse to tag as mature. This is amazing.
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:icongrimace-nonsense:
Grimace-Nonsense Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2019  Hobbyist Digital Artist
thANK YOU MY DUDE. You. Are an angel.
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:iconp166y:
P166y Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2019
Jesus christ thank you so much! just started using deviantart and I really love exploring some art however, there's just a lots of eye bleach and I almost gave up on it.
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:iconeeveegirl13:
Eeveegirl13 Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2019
What exactly do you mean by address bar? so i can get to  management panel?
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:iconrthaut:
rthaut Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2019  Professional Interface Designer
It's the bar where the URL is shown (at the top of your browser).

Here's a screenshot showing what it looks like by default in Firefox and Chrome; that page also has more detailed instructions if you still need help.
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:iconbigclaudia:
BigClaudia Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
I wanted to request a Daily suggestion for this but the CV didn't reply me
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:iconrthaut:
rthaut Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2018  Professional Interface Designer
I appreciate that! But I think there are still some issues with it, so maybe it not being featured -- at least not yet -- is probably for the best. :) (Smile)
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:iconmintmia:
Mintmia Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2018  Student Digital Artist
Thank you so much for this, you are a real life savior and make browsing deviant art doable again. Too bad DA staff doesn't give a damn and leaves the job of filtering content to the users like this!!
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:icondante7665:
dante7665 Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
i fucking love you, i have like 1 image block for each 4 in the main page, it would be cool if you can add a option to apply some filters to the titles(like the wild card option) because some people don't put any kind of tag, GREAT JOB!!
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:iconrthaut:
rthaut Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2018  Professional Interface Designer
Thanks for the feedback! Filter support for titles is on my TODO list.
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:iconlumen-terra:
Lumen-Terra Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2018  Professional Interface Designer
You're a legend, I hope you know that! 
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