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How to Use Thumb Codes + Stamps on dA

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By SweetDuke   |   Watch
Published: July 24, 2011
© 2011 - 2020 SweetDuke
EDIT - This tutorial is a little outdated since it was created before the "Share buttons" existed, but it still works. I'll update it with newer images when I have time.
To find thumb codes now:
1. Go to deviation
2. Find the "Share buttons" to the right that have a Note, Facebook, Tumblr, & Twitter, then click the down arrow
3. Copy the code under "Thumb"

I made this mostly for the directions in Status Stamps + Plz Accounts by SweetDuke  Ooo look, another thumbnail! Let me know if you have any questions!
Thum nail image from www.istockphoto.com/stock-illu…

Here is another tutorial on Text Formatting if you're interested!

dA Guide: Text Formatting
Please PAY ATTENTION to where
the codes WILL and WILL NOT work!
(Certain codes won't work in comments and deviation descriptions, no matter how hard you try.)  :'D

This is just a simple html guide to formatting text on dA (and other sites).  My goal was to compile html info into a simple, easy to understand guide for quick reference.  :)  
(Please let me know if the codes don't work because sometimes they change when dA updates their site.)
This guide goes a little above and beyond dA's FAQ entry (although I purposely left out anything to do with links, because they don't work on literature submissions).  I also provided working examples, which might make the codes a little easier to understand. (Keep in mind that when you type html tags, the effects won't be visible until you hit "Preview" on your comment, journal, etc. I only made them visible here for the purpose of demonstration.)

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instantcurryHobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you so much!
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jinkoartHobbyist Digital Artist
Thank u~
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FNAF-Guys-RPsStudent Writer
and you can make it bigger by putting big in between ":" "thump", like this :bigthump*random number*: but how can wee flip it?
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BrITtLeCaNdYStudent Writer
Is anyone else having trouble not being able to use thumbs on Post descriptions?
Even to just links to other pictures
DanielAPierce's avatar
DanielAPierceProfessional Artisan Crafter
Tried to use one now and it was just the text.
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RippleInThePondHobbyist Writer
Yes. It keeps the thumb as text and it's highly annoying.
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ChocabooHobbyist Digital Artist
Might be the way i'm HTML'ing them, but i feel as if there's a limit to the amount of thumbs you can use on one post description? anyone else?
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ThisBeenIsGreenHobbyist Traditional Artist
thank you so much!
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MinashieHobbyist General Artist
tysm T - T
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<da:thumb id="530381060"/>
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WhoovesHoovesDoctorHobbyist Filmographer
*admires thumb nail*
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MagiSkiesStudent Digital Artist
Oh my gosh! Thank you!
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FloreFLo300Hobbyist General Artist
thx dood
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hobbybutterflyHobbyist Digital Artist
Wow that made me useful
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BaBaBhalu General Artist
I'm trying to get it where the thumbnail of the next page of a comic is in the description box like I've seen some others. I put the thumb code in and it doesn't seem to be working. It just shows the thumb code as text. What am I doing wrong? 
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Ilvirin Artisan Crafter
the same problem :(
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ImAwkwardOkByeHobbyist General Artist
i have the exact same problem
mooncreamadopt's avatar
Hey there if your still wondering why this happens!
I had the same problem so I did some investigation and the reason is: 
that thumb codes don't work on the description box for free users, sadly you must be a core to use this feature
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Mawais-Art-CornerStudent Digital Artist
Omg the thumb nail joke hahaha
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MyAnglesTearsHobbyist Traditional Artist
do you need a core membership to use stamps?
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