How to Use Thumb Codes + Stamps on dA
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EDIT - This tutorial is a little outdated since it was created before the "Share buttons" existed, but it still works.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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FNAF-Guys-RPs's avatar
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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BrITtLeCaNdY's avatar
Is anyone else having trouble not being able to use thumbs on Post descriptions?
Even to just links to other pictures
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DanielAPierce's avatar
DanielAPierce|Professional Artisan Crafter
Tried to use one now and it was just the text.
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RippleInThePond's avatar
Yes. It keeps the thumb as text and it's highly annoying.
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Chocaboo's avatar
Chocaboo|Hobbyist 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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ChibiTacoLord|Hobbyist General Artist
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ThisBeenIsGreen|Hobbyist Traditional Artist
thank you so much!
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Minashie's avatar
Minashie|Student General Artist
tysm T - T
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cfl565656's avatar
Thanks for this!
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<da:thumb id="530381060"/>
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WhoovesHoovesDoctor|Hobbyist Filmographer
*admires thumb nail*
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MagiSkies|Student Digital Artist
Oh my gosh! Thank you!
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FloreFLo300|Hobbyist General Artist
thx dood
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hobbybutterfly|Hobbyist 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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ImAwkwardOkBye|Hobbyist General Artist
i have the exact same problem
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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-Corner|Student Digital Artist
Omg the thumb nail joke hahaha
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MyAnglesTears|Hobbyist Traditional Artist
do you need a core membership to use stamps?
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Cactus-Trash|Hobbyist Digital Artist
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iiLetsRockx|Hobbyist General Artist
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SunniOnTheWeb|Hobbyist Traditional Artist
how would you flip a thumb?
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