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Our mission

Our Mission
We want to preserve the true Deviant spirit, identity and functionality of our beloved home: DeviantArt.
We are NOT an Eclipse-hate group. See our aim.


Our Group’s Aim
To converge the community’s voice into one group and collect reviews, constructive feedback and other DeviantArt related articles. With this we aim to be a central communication channel between staff and community. But in the same breath, we want to be a place where people can show their opinions; both positive and negative.


Rules and Guidelines for submissions

* Only articles, reviews and constructive feedback concerning Classical DA and DA Eclipse.
* Share your experiences with Eclipse vs Classical DA.
* Give constructive critique and suggest improvements.
* Address problems concerning DA’s functionality in general.
* No other work that is not related to issues concerning the functionality and identity of DeviantArt.
* Treat other members respectfully – also when their opinion is different from yours.
* All opinions about Eclipse are welcome. If you like it, please share your experience and voice why. If you don’t like it, come with constructive critique to improve it.

We strongly recommend that members adhere to mature, constructive criticism and not resort to offensive language in their work as that is likely to have adversative effect to our common goals.
Please, avoid insults in the works that you submit.


How to get Eclipse and give Feedback
* Feedback: Switch to Eclipse, hover over your Avatar, click on "Give Feedback" in the drop-down menu.
Alternatively, go to DeviantArt's Help Center and click on the "Give Your Feedback" button under the "Eclipse" section.
* Request Eclipse: Join the Waiting List

Useful links
DA customer service contact.deviantartsupport.com/…
About DA about.deviantart.com/
DA-headquarter www.deviantart.com/hq
DA-AdvisoryBoard www.deviantart.com/advisoryboa…
DA-timeline www.deviantart.com/timeline/

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BETA TEST: DeviantArt Eclipse

As you may know, DeviantArt has been long working on a big update of our site and overall user experience. It’s been over a year of brainstorms, planning, research, interviews, testing, and more, and now we’re gearing up for a full Eclipse!

The time has finally come: we’re excited to announce DeviantArt Eclipse to beta testers. Take a look at the new design and some of the new features on our promo site. How To Try DeviantArt Eclipse

Now it’s time for you all to experience it! All beta testers have been enabled with DeviantArt Eclipse. To make the switch simply click on the More menu on the top navigation and select “Try DeviantArt Eclipse.”You can switch back to the old site by clicking on the avatar icon and selecting “Back to Old Version.”

Explore What’s New

We can’t wait for you to explore some of our awesome new features! We recommend starting off by selecting Header Art in order to personalize your Profile and make a “wow!” first impression.

After you’ve done that, elevate your art by choosing a deviation background (Core Members have more background options to select from as well). Expand your watch list and community outreach by browsing status updates and polls. Experiment with the new Love Meter to indicate how much a certain work of art matches your personal taste. Go on and explore, Beta Testers!

Reporting Bugs, Feature Requests, and Feedback

DeviantArt Eclipse is still in development. You will likely encounter bugs and unfinished features. We need your help to test out our new features! If you do find any issues, please let us know.

Submit a bug or feature request (submit to this form as many times as you’d like!)Please try to include as much information as possible, such as browser info, OS info, screenshots, links, reproduction steps, what you expected to see versus what you actually experienced, and anything else you think will help describe your issue.Please do not contact DeviantArt Support about Eclipse-related bugs or issues — we’d like to collect all bugs and feedback though this form.Submit your overall feedback about DeviantArt Eclipse

Known Issues & In-Development Features

Here are some of the major known issues we are aware of and actively working on:

We are still working on the favouriting and collecting experience. Please share your feedback!It’s not yet possible to include Literature and Journal thumbs in comments or galleries within Journals.Icon codes are in development.Sharing a thumbnail in a Journal or comment using a link (or :thumb: code) is not yet possible.Thumbnails of pixel art, stamps, and small images have some display issues. Literature thumbs do not include preview text.Various feedback notifications (such as certain types of replies and deviation mentions) are not yet completed and may display as an error.Feedback will sometimes get out of order after scrolling through many notifications.Minor formatting issues in new Journal text editor.Bio and personal information are not yet editable on Eclipse.Gallery Subfolders and Gallery Stats will be temporarily unavailable as we rebuild them in the future.The mobile web version is not yet available.Comment permalinks don't include links to the original content or parent comment. Submitting Journals to Groups is not yet possible. While creating or editing Commissions, the Points-currency conversion is not being calculated properly. (This is just a visual bug; the price of Points is not changing.)

Questions on certain Eclipse features? Feel free to check out our Knowledge Base for more information.

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The Next Phase of DeviantArt Eclipse
Eclipse launched to Beta Testers this past fall and has opened up to hundreds of thousands of deviants since. We continue to learn, develop, and improve the next phase of DeviantArt, and we’re looking forward to launching Eclipse to all of the community. A Glimpse at What We’re Working OnIn addition to the following top-priority areas in Eclipse, we regularly post Change Logs highlighting bug fixes, both big and small. Be sure to watch @team to stay updated, because we occasionally post about upcoming features still in the early stages of ideation, and we love to hear what you have to say. Here’s a glimpse into what we’re working on, but please keep in mind that our timelines for these changes are not yet finalized, and the features are subject to change:Dark and light theme adjustments: We're revisiting the contrast colors used in Eclipse's light and dark themes with an aim to improve readability.Muted tags: The ability to “mute” (or “block”) specific tags in browse and search has been a highly requested feature. We see this as a first step, amongst many, to provide a more personalized DeviantArt experience.Gallery subfolders for Core Members.Search in Favourites and Collections.Additional Custom sections for Core Members.Performance and speed improvements: Certain aspects of Eclipse can be a bit slower to load. This is a known issue, and we’ve already made considerable advances in various areas of the site. As we continue to monitor site performance, we’ll frequently be implementing optimizations.Category pages: Dedicated category pages which will include more specific categories the community has requested in Eclipse. Green pages: Certain pages of DeviantArt have not been uplifted and redesigned with the Eclipse aesthetics. These pages include Forum, Shop, Settings, and several other pages. We will continue to work on giving deviants a more consistent experience.Groups (early phase): We’ve begun early explorations regarding the future of Groups. Since Groups is such an extensive part of DeviantArt, we want them to have the best experience and value to the community. We'll be sharing more as work progresses!Chat (early phase): One of our upcoming goals is to make it easier to connect — in real-time — with your friends, favorite artists, fans, or Groups. We’re working on the early stages of what the future of chatting and communicating will be on DeviantArt.Stats (early phase): We’ve also begun exploring additional stats for your profile and content. Recent Visitors section for Core Members.Deviousness Award section on Profile.What’s Already Been Added To Eclipse We’ve been constantly developing new features and capabilities to Eclipse based on your feedback. Here’s what’s been added:Custom section: Personalize your Profile with the new Custom section. You can showcase a single deviation or multiple, journals, and even GIFs!Spotlight section: Deviants can add up to five Spotlight sections on their Profiles to display their own works or some of their personal faves.Slideshow mode: We’ve implemented a new slideshow mode for Gallery and Favourites sections on your Profile. Decreased size of thumbnails: We decreased thumbnails 75% of their original size.Custom journal cover image: You are now able to upload a cover image for your journal, or select one from your Gallery, instead of it auto-populating the first image featured in the journal.Categories: We’ve made design improvements by making the 3-facet system visible by default, so you’ll always be able to easily select and view the type, content, and category. We are also working on a dedicated page for you to view more categories as well. Strips on the front page: We have redesigned the curated strips that appear on the Browse front page so they’re more identifiable as featured content, rather than part of the browse results. New notification layout: We’ve added two views to Feedback – simple and advanced. Need to view your latest notifications at a glance? Simple view lets you see your most recent comments, replies, mentions, and more for rapid response! Looking to dive deep into your DeviantArt experience and catch up on the community since your last visit? Advanced view is recommended for users who want to see their notifications organized in a stacked and categorized fashion for more in-depth review. Decreased size of notifications: We’ve adjusted and optimized the design of Feedback by lessening padding and decreasing thumbnail sizes. Watch Recommendations: Discover new deviants and art across the site! Based on your personal activity and behavior, we’ll recommend deviants with similar tastes and aesthetics to those you're already watching. Happy watching!Ability to remove comments section on your Profile.Keep Sharing Your Feedback!DeviantArt Eclipse is still a work in progress, so we encourage you to continue exploring Eclipse and submitting feedback! Here’s how to submit feedback:Switch to DeviantArt EclipseHover over your avatarSelect “Give Your Feedback”Thank you for being a part of the thriving and inspiring community, and we look forward to sharing more updates with you all!
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Profile Discussion
The DeviantArt Timeline entries from the past few months have discussed how we’re focusing on user experience for DeviantArt and ways to make the site more intuitive. In this journal, we'd like to kick off a discussion on another big design-related milestone: to improve the profile experience on the site, mobile web, and mobile apps.
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The DeviantArt Timeline entries from the past few months have discussed how we’re focusing on user experience for DeviantArt and ways to make the site more intuitive. In this journal, we'd like to kick off a discussion on another big design-related milestone: to improve the profile experience on the site, mobile web, and mobile apps.
A lot has changed since the last time profiles were redesigned, and we have a number of interesting design challenges and objectives this time around.
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It has been several months since Eclipse had been launched and we have built up plenty of experiences by now. Unfortunately, many have left DA, some may have gotten used to Eclipse, and others may still be hanging around here, unhappy about the way Eclipse functions.
I have noticed that the activity in our group has gone down. I am partly guilty for not having been involved in the group due to personal reasons, however that does not mean that I have given up on improving DA.
And here comes the good news:
I’ve recently been invited by the DA staff to join their small Discord server in which they plan to discuss new features and exchange experiences with users. So far they have invited founders of groups related to DeviantArt and that fortunatily, also includes our group. So this means that the staff has at least seen our group and is willing to listen to our experiences, which I will represent in their Discord server.
So hereby I motivate you guys to keep trying out new features and to send feedback, both to the staff (via the feedback forms) and to our group. Please be clear and decent with criticism and the requests for new features. Short and straightforward feedback is most effective.
We won’t give up on DeviantArt that easily – we still want it to be our home to share art, make friends and much more.
As you know, "Eclipse" is going to be forced any day now. (No, not necessarily today. They never specified a date.) However, this does NOT mean that this is the end of the group. Our work is not yet done. "Eclipse" has tons of bugs, shortcomings and missing features still. It's why we are displeased with it, isn't it? We keep gathering feedback, we keep encouraging you to submit yours and contribute to making the site better - and making "Eclipse" better.

The fact it is made permanent does not mean we have lost everything. Let's face it, there was never an option to cancel "Eclipse" - the decision for the overhaul was taken a long long time ago, and without the participation of us, the Deviants. Anyone who nurtured any illusions we can stop it, was being unrealistic, and I said that many times. However, even if we are stuck with it, we can still make it into a better place, we can still demand that they return a lot of what we had, we can still fight to preserve and restore the spirit of deviantART as we know it, as we love it, as we feel is our home. Everything you are missing, everything you feel made this place unique - keep sending feedback, keep submitting it to our group. We continue to fight.


On another note, it came to my attention some members don't feel comfortable submitting their opinion in the group because they receive a lot of hate only because they happen to enjoy one or another side of "Eclipse" or the platform altogether.

I want to make it perfectly clear: harassing members or other users because you do not agree with them is NOT acceptable in this group!

While anti-"Eclipse" attitudes - even violent such - are welcome in this group, the same is true for any other opinions as well. Harassing someone over their views is NOT the spirit of this group. This is NOT an anti-"Eclipse" group. It is a group to gather and share "Eclipse" feedback and resources, so that we can preserve DA the way we love it, or at least as much of it as we can. This does NOT imply harassing others, no matter what their view on the subject is!

Believe me, I do understand your frustration and the anger you feel. But NEVER FORGET: regardless of their opinion, your fellow Deviants are not at fault for any of what is happening. Please, DO NOT pour out your anger about "Eclipse" at innocent people! I hope we can all be reasonable and not squabble with each other when in the end of the day, we all have a common goal.
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KeldBach Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2021
Please join the Cozy Lounge if you like :peace: 

Welcome to the Alternative DeviantArt Lounge! by KeldBach
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Have already reported it as a bug but will leave it here for other people to check and for discussion.

Prior to eclipse I had more than 600 pages of favourites. Now, when pagination is back, it only shows 417 pages. I had much more but everything else is gone and I can't access it. Other people's favourites only show 417 pages too. I suppose it's a bug because I seriously fail to understand how this can be intentional but who knows.

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AnastasiaMorning Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2020
Update, it seems tp be fixed.
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12345catc0de Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2020
can you tell me about eclipse and this incident?
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BrochachoNSFW Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2020  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I'm glad this is a constructive-based movement. None of that "Dis thing sucks, bring out da pitchforks" mentality. Though, they never listen.
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FelisGlacialis Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2020   General Artist
Yes, we try to be as much as possible.
Our mission is to bring the opinions and preferibly the constructive feedback from the community together in one place so that it is easier to find for the staff.
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SilverStarApple Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2020  Professional Digital Artist
DA ECLIPSE SUCKS BALLS
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streetgals9000 Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2020
Yeah, I totally agree with you :thumbsup:
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PorygonTheAwesome Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2020  Student Filmographer
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