We’re excited to introduce topics, a new way for you to browse and discover art connected to specific interests! Topics are a reflection of the skill in our community, featuring some of the best work DeviantArt has to offer.
As we continue to develop DeviantArt Eclipse, we’re always thinking of ways we can keep art front and center – better ways to find artists, more deviations for you to favourite, as well as an improved experience on seeing the art you want to see.
After countless hours of data, research, and collaboration, we’ve compiled the most featured subjects on DeviantArt to create topics. Topics easily let you view deviations that are most relevant to what you’re looking for within a given genre. Seeking some pixel art inspiration? Curious to see the community’s display of cosplay? Select a topic and find deviations fit to your specific search.
The new topics feature is based on machine learning using curated content, meaning they will continue to evolve and improve based on what the community submits. It's important to tag your deviations appropriately to help ensure visibility into the relevant topic. This ensures a better browse and search experience for the whole community. Topics represent the best of the best, and you don’t want to miss your chance to be a part of it! We recommend following our best practices on tagging your artwork.
Share in the comments below some deviations you’ve discovered with our new topics!
Proactive Deviation Moderation
Eclipse Change Log: January 30, 2019
Eclipse Change Log: February 20, 2019
Eclipse Change Log: April 11, 2019
How can we browse by newest in a topic? I used to browse adoptables and when I browsed by newest, I could see which ones were for sale because they'd just been made available. When you show "best of" adoptables by whatever algorithm, all of these are already sold.
Oh goodie, so now we're Instagram, where your work lives and dies by The Algorithm™. But they say tags will get you listed! Will this tag or that tag even get you listed under the topic that's relevant to your work? How did all of these untagged pics get listed under these topics? Why can't we just choose what topic is most appropriate for our work like we always have? Why can't we just have a system where everybody's work starts on a level playing field? Who knows??? 🤷♂️
Okay I am a bit confused about how this works. I'd like there to be a 'stock images' category again. Does that it mean, if enought people tag 'stock image' the category will show up??
Not quite. In the previous category any work of that category would show up. Here with topics, it seems stronger limited and with curated content. From what I saw so far, that mostly means higher quality (and no porn! <3).
Eclipse And The Broken Tag SystemHi guys,
As you know, since day one, I've been part of those trying to stay positive and defend Eclipse and the Staff members working on it. I explained that we all need to appreciate how much time and effort is going into collecting, listening to, and addressing all the community's feedback. I also explained we need to be patient, and report all our feedback in the hopes of our requests and issues being addressed. I also explained that in the end, a site update is not the end of the world, and that it's necessary for DA to move forward.
I still believe all these things, but there is one major issue with Eclipse that I'm starting to realize more and more, and that I'm not sure I can get over.
Beyond all the issues I listed in this journal What's wrong with Eclipse and how we can fix it, which I believe can and will possibly be addressed by staff in the future <i>
Are you a fan of Classic DA who just got tricked into switching to eclipse by clicking into this journal? Here is how to avoid this in the future.
Copy and paste the link into a text file first. What you will see is a two-part URL:
[the eclipse switcher] + [the journal link]
The eclipse switcher looks like this: www.deviantart.com/features/switch_version/
The link to this journal looks like this: www.deviantart.com/team/journal/Explore-More-Art-with-Topics-831065280
Copy ONLY the link to the journal, paste it into your web address bar, and there you go!
You can now read the journal without being tricked into switching to Eclipse!