Change Log: January 22, 2020
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This change log includes updates from the past two weeks. This week, live notifications make their return to Eclipse!

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Live notifications are now available in Eclipse -- allowing you to easily stay up to date and engaged with the community! This feature has been released to some deviants and will be released to everyone in the coming weeks.

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Change Log

  • On mobile web, comment pages that had an edit history would cause the page to be squished into two thin columns.
  • Fixed issue where the list of Collections would not display more than 20 Collections when managing your collections.
  • Various improvements were made to the design of the Feedback page on mobile web.
  • The comments section of galleries and collections were missing a margin on mobile web.
  • Poll pages were missing margins on mobile web.
  • Fixed issue where ampersands appeared to be allowed in deviation titles, but were removed after submitting.
  • Fixed various minor design issues on mobile web.
  • Various minor design improvements to stats.
  • Various other minor design improvements.
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anonymous's avatar
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LPAki's avatar
LPAkiStudent General Artist
team are you guys going to bring back the like meter on Eclipse, where you could rate how much you liked a piece and change the kind of work you see? Only asking because I thought it was strange how it just disappeared when it seemed like an optional but efficient feature. I feel like it would be really helpful in creating a more accurate Recommended For You page. I know we can send feedback, but I'm more so interested in why the feature was taken away.
cheetahjevams's avatar
cheetahjevamsHobbyist Digital Artist
Stop insulting us just say it as it is you want to strip everything down to a minimalist piece of shit to make it look like every other shitty social media site. People don't use deviant art because it looks like every other social media site they use it for its uniqe design made with artists in mind not this shitty "modern" look. The thumbnail takes up half the screen meaning peoples artwork is not the first thing they see. i have a load of other gripes with t he eclipses site but just be honest with us . your just doing this to suck off the new sponsors dick and ignore the comunity that have been supporting the site from the start but fuck them am i right lads we have new shiny sponsors now.
SfwGenuflect's avatar
SfwGenuflectProfessional General Artist

The feedback button seems to have been changed into a help desk with no easy way to report bugs anymore (or at least no way that I can find?), so I can't send in this bug :(

https://i.imgur.com/sobSx6C.png

I hope you guys can fix this bug because it makes navigating difficult when the panes start mushing together just by a short move of the mouse :(

ScalyFlower's avatar

When you go there, https://www.deviantartsupport.com/en/ you'll only have to click "give your feedback".

SfwGenuflect's avatar
SfwGenuflectProfessional General Artist

I found it a little while after posting this, it was hard to find cause it was so small

AnastasiaMorning's avatar
I'll simply leave it here because I'm deadly tired of giving pointless constructive feedback.
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Please friggin fix this. I beg you. Because if you think THIS is how artists want to present themselves, you're deeply wrong. Cropping art is not good. Period.

Lillendandie's avatar
LillendandieProfessional Digital Artist

You could manually resize the image to be smaller to fit the space better? I know that's not the point but that might be a temporary fix.

ScalyFlower's avatar

Agreed but for only the spotlight. The point of cropping on the bio is to click to see more and it needs to be visually obvious, it's the point. But for Spotlight, it's meh

AnastasiaMorning's avatar
I would argue that cropping bio is not nesessery too, but would be happy if they would fix at least something.
PikachuLover2112's avatar
I've heard rumors that DeviantArt will no longer be accepting any text submissions, if not removing all writing entirely. Is there any truth to this? I really hope not, otherwise more than 20 years of stories would be lost forever.
ScalyFlower's avatar

If it was true, there already wouldn't be any "Literature" option under Submit at all. These are only rumors made to spread panic.

slingbees's avatar
slingbeesProfessional Digital Artist

Anyway, now that the old color scheme is available, eclipse is fine except:

Can you make it so that people don't have to favorite something to add it to one of their folders? Because I'm tired of sending (and receiving) two notifications per deviation when I want to sort them into folders.

And can you also make it so I can drag my deviations around to sort them in folders, instead of having to click an arrow to the right repeatedly to sort them? Or just add more sorting options!! On the old layout I can sort by oldest to newest, but on eclipse I have to just. Keep. Clicking. Until it finally gets to the bottom of the list :/

Lillendandie's avatar
LillendandieProfessional Digital Artist

I agree. Why does the artist need to know what folder I put something in?

Also, we need drag and drop functionality with all folders. Moving my mouse to the bottom corner of the box and clicking a tiny arrow repeatedly is so tedious and cumbersome for the end user. Drag and drop is way more intuitive.

slingbees's avatar
slingbeesProfessional Digital Artist

This is far more succinct than my original comment, thank u lol. Drag and drop functionality being removed from the site is such a downgrade, I'd been frustrated with even the old layout for ages without it.

Lillendandie's avatar
LillendandieProfessional Digital Artist

From what I understand, Eclipse is new from the ground up, so they aren't *technically* taking features out, but that's how it feels to some of us users. 😭

slingbees's avatar
slingbeesProfessional Digital Artist
That's what it is for the most part, but drag and drop favorites hasn't worked on the old layout for ages now, which... I think probably has something to do with making the site compatible with both layouts but I don't know specifically? All I can figure is that drag and drop favorites probably ranks pretty low on the to-do list, which is fair.
legorulez49's avatar
legorulez49Professional Digital Artist
Eclipse will be this website's downfall
Shadoweddancer's avatar
ShadoweddancerHobbyist General Artist
Totally agree.  Just like when MySpace was bought by new owners who radically changed the format, making everything much harder to use and very buggy. All though it is still available, most users abandoned it.  I have lost many friends who just walked away from their accounts.  It's already happening and they haven't even started forcing people yet.  I pity the new people.  They have no idea what they are missing.
Nedobrov-Ilya's avatar

Yeah, but, where to find another art community in which people are actively commenting and interacting with each other? It won't be ArtStation as far as I am concerned. Eclipse is such let down, it's gross. What I fear most is that people will forget what DeviantArt was before Eclipse and will deliberately think Eclipse is good cause they do not know better.

legorulez49's avatar
legorulez49Professional Digital Artist
"What I fear most is that people will forget what DeviantArt was before Eclipse and will deliberately think Eclipse is good cause they do not know better."
That is literally what happened with Skype.
I did not update Skype when it changed the UI back in 2013, I stopped using it when they killed off support for that version. I showed someone who had never seen what the old UI looked like, and right off the bat they said it looked 10x better than what it does now.

Accounts that are less than I think a year old cannot use the classic layout, artificially inflating the statistics of eclipse users.
Nedobrov-Ilya's avatar
You are right about that statitistics. This way Deviant staff can falsely promote Eclipse and lie to people that Eclipse layout is being used more than actual old one. Which is, in my opinion, wrong statement.
Lillendandie's avatar
LillendandieProfessional Digital Artist

Any idea when groups will be worked on? I am most excited for that.

Nedobrov-Ilya's avatar

They work why make a revamp?

Lillendandie's avatar
LillendandieProfessional Digital Artist

Groups really need some work in my opinion. Folders fill up quickly so groups have to continually make new folders for the same topic. (Example: Digital Art 1, Digital Art 2, etc.) Staff can not easily move submissions during the submission process so artists have to resubmit their art again. Most of the groups appear to be dead in general. I wish there was an algorithm that showed me active groups that my friends are in, or that would be a good fit for my art. There are so many ways DA could improve groups. Also in Eclipse I'm not sure how to submit to groups, since only a handful show up.

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