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Halloween Scavenger Hunt! (closed)

Journal Entry: Thu Oct 18, 2018, 1:15 AM


Welcome to the UszatyArbuz's Annual Halloween Scavenger Hunt!

Let's celebrate the Halloween together this year again!

I'm SO excited, this is my favorite day of the year! And it's 5th birthday of this even, too! This time the questions are around myths and urban legends Frankenstein :la:  For this part of the event you don't have to be the first with the answers to win (I tried to make pretty easy questions )
You can find all details below~

The Quest

There are ten Halloween pumpkins hidden on my deviantArt page. Each pumpkin is a hidden link to sta.sh file, which is hiding a trivia question, asking to provide an answer. You will get the points for finding pumpkins and answering the questions. The winners will be those who will gather the most game points. You don't have to be the fastest to win! Once you gathered all the checkpoints and found the answers of the trivia questions, send me a note with a title "Halloween Scavenger Hunt".

For each checkpoint, you must provide:
Bullet; Black link to the checkpoint,
Bullet; Black mention of where you found it,
Bullet; Black an answer to the question.

Example of the answer:
# 1 : sta.sh/12345678
Found in my pants
Question: What animal makes 'moo' and gives milk?
Answer: A cow!

Search for the Halloween pumpkins like this one!



Tip: I need to make it clear that I didn't hide ANY pumpkins in deviations! I wouldn't be that cruel xD
Tip 2: They
may be hidden in journal(s).. but easy accessible ones, you don't have to go though each and every Feature Journal I've ever posted I am a dummy!
I will NOT give any more clues!!  


Rules

Bullet; Orange Do not answer the questions in the sta.sh or you will be disqualified!
Bullet; Orange Do not give the answers or hints to other players or you will be disqualified!
Bullet; Orange Do not ask help of other deviants or you will be disqualified!
Bullet; Orange While answering to trivia questions, be as specific as it is possible.
Bullet; Orange Try to gather the checkpoints and answers and send me all in one note to avoid confusion (but if you find a missing checkpoint or answer later, it's ok).
Bullet; Orange If you have any questions, comment down below this journal.



DEADLINE: 27th OCTOBER 2018 GTM+1 23:59:59

> Click HERE for the countdown <


Prizes


1st place
:bulletorange: 2-month Core Membership (or 800:points:)
:bulletorange: 1-month Core Membership from Moe-Kai
:bulletorange: 300:points:
:bulletorange: 100:points: from Sassy--Cat
:bulletorange: 25:points: from Mouselemur
:bulletorange: 150 points from Moe-Kai (send from my account)
:bulletorange:full body from HiKa-LiZ
:bulletorange: headshot from Ssweetpea
:bulletorange: colored headshot from Leopard-Enya
:bulletorange: custom / full body from xAnatneMx
:bulletorange: chibi from EvaMissTopia
:bulletorange: Halloween themed adopt from YunYeurei
:bulletorange: Halloween themed adopt from Foxy-Poptart
:bulletorange: fullbody from RubyFireLilly
:bulletorange: Halloween themed portrait from Gyuufun
:bulletorange: simple headshot from Derby-TheTiger
:bulletorange: animated pixel doll from IcesCrystal
:bulletorange: animated icon from Amarantheans
:bulletorange: shaded headshot from 0-MeadowMist-0
:bulletorange: stamp of choice from WDWParksGal
:bulletorange: stock exclusive from WDWParksGal
:bulletorange: colored watercolor&ink bust drawing from Mavelle-Ealenyr
:bulletorange: interview from DasGhul
:bulletorange: simple journal skin OR static character pixel pagedoll from me
:bulletorange: YCH of your choice from here
:bulletorange: one free Premium Content code of your choice from my gallery
:bulletorange: -20% off commission coupon
:bulletorange: journal feature from me  , Yuukon , craftsbyblue , Mouselemur , TandemFeatures , Sassy--Cat , 3Y3TOY , Foxy-Poptart , Come-One-Come-All , DogsOfTheWorld , PhotographicNature , PetAntics , Monique-Lestrange , WDWParksGal , DevNews , Group-Eaze  ,Mavelle-Ealenyr
:bulletorange: fave(s) from ArbuzoweArchiwum, KaitlynnNicole , WDWParksGal , Mavelle-Ealenyr
:bulletorange: comment from Gyuufun , Derby-TheTiger , Mavelle-Ealenyr
:bulletorange: llama from me , ArbuzoweArchiwum , Gyuufun , Leopard-Enya , Derby-TheTiger , Mouselemur , Sassy--Cat , fireytika , Amarantheans , 3Y3TOY , kaus-quietis , Foxy-Poptart , KaitlynnNicole , Monique-Lestrange , WDWParksGal , 0-MeadowMist-0  , Mavelle-Ealenyr

2nd place
:bulletorange: 1-month Core Membership (or 400<:points:)
:bulletorange: 200:points:
:bulletorange: 100:points: from Sassy--Cat
:bulletorange: 20:points: from Mouselemur
:bulletorange: 100 points from Moe-Kai (send from my account)
:bulletorange: colored chibi from HiKa-LiZ
:bulletorange: sketched headshot from Leopard-Enya
:bulletorange: bust-up from xAnatneMx
:bulletorange: chibi from EvaMissTopia
:bulletorange: Halloween themed adopt from YunYeurei
:bulletorange: Halloween themed adopt from Foxy-Poptart
:bulletorange:chibi from DocDoughnut
:bulletorange: simple headshot from Derby-TheTiger
:bulletorange: stamp of choice from WDWParksGal
:bulletorange: stock exclusive from WDWParksGal
:bulletorange: BnW ink bust drawing from Mavelle-Ealenyr
:bulletorange: static pixel doll from IcesCrystal
:bulletorange: static icon from Amarantheans
:bulletorange: -10% off commission coupon
:bulletorange: animated pixel icon from me
:bulletorange: one free Premium Content code of your choice from my gallery
:bulletorange: journal feature from me  , Yuukon , craftsbyblue , Mouselemur , TandemFeatures , Sassy--Cat , 3Y3TOY , Foxy-Poptart , Come-One-Come-All , DogsOfTheWorld , PhotographicNature , PetAntics , Monique-Lestrange , WDWParksGal , DevNews , Group-Eaze , Mavelle-Ealenyr
:bulletorange: critique from MyMelodyOfTheHeart
:bulletorange: comment from Gyuufun , Derby-TheTiger
:bulletorange: llama from me , ArbuzoweArchiwum , Gyuufun , Leopard-Enya , Derby-TheTiger , Mouselemur , Sassy--Cat , fireytika , Amarantheans , 3Y3TOY , kaus-quietis , Foxy-Poptart , KaitlynnNicole , Monique-Lestrange , WDWParksGal , 0-MeadowMist-0 , Mavelle-Ealenyr

3rd place
:bulletorange: 300:points:
:bulletorange: 100:points: from Sassy--Cat
:bulletorange: 15:points: from Mouselemur
:bulletorange: 50 points from Moe-Kai (send from my account)
:bulletorange: chibi from xAnatneMx
:bulletorange: chibi from EvaMissTopia
:bulletorange: simple headshot from Derby-TheTiger
:bulletorange: icon from IcesCrystal
:bulletorange: poem from Amarantheans
:bulletorange: Halloween themed adopt from YunYeurei
:bulletorange: Halloween themed adopt from Foxy-Poptart
:bulletorange: stamp of choice from WDWParksGal
:bulletorange: stock exclusive from WDWParksGal
:bulletorange: colored lineart bust from Mavelle-Ealenyr
:bulletorange: -10% off commission coupon
:bulletorange: static pixel icon from me
:bulletorange: journal feature from me  , Yuukon , craftsbyblue , Mouselemur , TandemFeatures , Sassy--Cat , 3Y3TOY , Foxy-Poptart , Come-One-Come-All , DogsOfTheWorld , PhotographicNature , PetAntics , Monique-Lestrange , WDWParksGal , DevNews , Group-Eaze , Mavelle-Ealenyr
:bulletorange: fave(s) from ArbuzoweArchiwum , KaitlynnNicole , WDWParksGal
:bulletorange: comment from Gyuufun , Derby-TheTiger
:bulletorange: critique from MyMelodyOfTheHeart
:bulletorange: llama from me , ArbuzoweArchiwum , Gyuufun , Leopard-Enya , Derby-TheTiger , Mouselemur , Sassy--Cat , fireytika , Amarantheans , 3Y3TOY , kaus-quietis , Foxy-Poptart , KaitlynnNicole , Monique-Lestrange , WDWParksGal , 0-MeadowMist-0 , Mavelle-Ealenyr

4th and 5th places (each person gets: )
:bulletorange: 100:points:
:bulletorange: 100:points: from Sassy--Cat
:bulletorange: 5:points: from Mouselemur
:bulletorange: 50 points from Moe-Kai (send from my account)
:bulletorange: chibi portrait from HiKa-LiZ
:bulletorange: simple headshot from Derby-TheTiger
:bulletorange: Halloween themed adopt from YunYeurei
:bulletorange: icon from IcesCrystal
:bulletorange: static emote from Amarantheans
:bulletorange: stamp of choice from WDWParksGal
:bulletorange: stok exclusive from WDWParksGal
:bulletorange: static pixel icon from me
:bulletorange: journal feature from me  , Yuukon , craftsbyblue , Mouselemur , TandemFeatures , Sassy--Cat , 3Y3TOY , Foxy-Poptart , Come-One-Come-All , DogsOfTheWorld , PhotographicNature , PetAntics , Monique-Lestrange , WDWParksGal , DevNews , Group-Eaze , Mavelle-Ealenyr
:bulletorange: fave(s) from ArbuzoweArchiwum , KaitlynnNicole , WDWParksGal
:bulletorange: comment from Gyuufun , Derby-TheTiger
:bulletorange: critique from MyMelodyOfTheHeart
:bulletorange: llama from me , ArbuzoweArchiwum , Gyuufun , Leopard-Enya , Derby-TheTiger , Mouselemur , Sassy--Cat , fireytika , Amarantheans , 3Y3TOY , kaus-quietis , Foxy-Poptart , KaitlynnNicole , Monique-Lestrange , WDWParksGal , Mavelle-Ealenyr

1 random participant (via random.org excluding people above)
:bulletorange: 300:points:
:bulletorange: 50:points: from Sassy--Cat
:bulletorange: 5:points: from Mouselemur
:bulletorange: 100 points from Moe-Kai (send from my account)
:bulletorange: Halloween themed adopt from YunYeurei
:bulletorange: chibi portrait from HiKa-LiZ
:bulletorange: chibi from EvaMissTopia
:bulletorange: simple headshot from Derby-TheTiger
:bulletorange: poem from Amarantheans
:bulletorange: stamp of choice from WDWParksGal
:bulletorange: stok exclusive from WDWParksGal
:bulletorange: shaded headshot from 0-MeadowMist-0
:bulletorange: animated pixel icon from me
:bulletorange: one free Premium Content code of your choice from my gallery
:bulletorange: journal feature from me  , Yuukon , craftsbyblue , Mouselemur , TandemFeatures , 3Y3TOY , Foxy-Poptart , Come-One-Come-All , DogsOfTheWorld , PhotographicNature , PetAntics , Monique-Lestrange , WDWParksGal , DevNews , Group-Eaze
:bulletorange: fave(s) from ArbuzoweArchiwum , KaitlynnNicole , WDWParksGal
:bulletorange: comment from Gyuufun , Derby-TheTiger
:bulletorange: critique from MyMelodyOfTheHeart
:bulletorange: llama from me , ArbuzoweArchiwum , Gyuufun , Leopard-Enya , Derby-TheTiger , Mouselemur , Sassy--Cat , fireytika , Amarantheans , 3Y3TOY , kaus-quietis , Foxy-Poptart , KaitlynnNicole , Monique-Lestrange , WDWParksGal , 0-MeadowMist-0 , Mavelle-Ealenyr

All follow-ups
:bulletorange: 5:points: from Sassy--Cat
:bulletorange: feature including one of your artworks from me
:bulletorange: fave from ArbuzoweArchiwum
:bulletorange: llama from me , ArbuzoweArchiwum , Mouselemur , Sassy--Cat  , Amarantheans , 3Y3TOY , kaus-quietis


F.A.Q

1. I want to donate prizes! - Please comment below this journal  Pumpkin LA Icon 

2. What if more than one person will get the same amount of game points? - There will be Second Round hosted between 27th and 30th October, where I'll send via notes extra questions to answer for those who will qualify Witch  If there will be a tie again, then person who answered in shortest time wins.

3. Do I have to do anything to join? - No! You don't have to watch me, make a journal or favorite this journal to take a part. This event is open for anyone on DeviantArt!

Good luck and have fun!

:iconuszatyarbuz:



S P O O P Y 
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:iconmelmuff:
MelMuff Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
Dang! So sorry I missed this. I would have participated.
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:iconuszatyarbuz:
UszatyArbuz Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2018   Digital Artist

Don't worry about it! I hope there will be next year :B

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:iconmelmuff:
MelMuff Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
I will try to keep my eyes peeled for it but if I happen to forget, feel free to notify me about it. :)
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:iconuszatyarbuz:
UszatyArbuz Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2018   Digital Artist
Oh my, I'm even worse in recalling such stuff :giggle: If I'd have a calendar for 2019 I'd simply note it down, but I can't find the one I always use for the new year yet to get it :no:

For now I'll just move this message to a folder... hopefully I'll be able to note it down before Eclipse eats up all my message folders, :stare:
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:iconmelmuff:
MelMuff Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
No prob! I will try to remember. And yeah, things might change a lot after Eclipse. I recently tried it and I'm not really liking the simplified look. Especially my profile page. 90% of my widgets are done. So all the CSS I did to pimp out my profile will be gone. :(
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UszatyArbuz Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2018   Digital Artist
Oh I know exactly what you're feeling. There will be so much less places to hide my HSH pumpkins, too - so I'm not 100% sure if I'll be able to host it next year, too.. :no:
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Sassy--Cat Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
I found 7 of 10 but didn't get here in time to note you. Still, all is good! I'm so excited to learn the winners, the answers and where all those pumpkins are hiding out! lol I'm ready to give out my promised prizes to everyone! I'll have just as much fun doing that as I did looking for the hidden pumpkins!! WOOT!
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:iconuszatyarbuz:
UszatyArbuz Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2018   Digital Artist
Too bad ^^; But I'm glad you enjoyed it :la:
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:iconwdwparksgal:
WDWParksGal Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2018
I spent hours looking for the pumpkin but only found four NaNoEmo #6 Crying Pumpkin 
Am not good at these types of games.

At least I had fun giving a llama to everyone on this list I hadn't given one to before llama love 
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:iconuszatyarbuz:
UszatyArbuz Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2018   Digital Artist
Ahh it's fine :aww:
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:icon3y3toy:
3Y3TOY Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2018
Now it's time for features and Llamas for winners!!! :o
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:iconuszatyarbuz:
UszatyArbuz Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2018   Digital Artist
Hold your horses ;D
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:iconderby-thetiger:
Derby-TheTiger Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2018
And the hunt is over!!!! Celebrate 
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:iconuszatyarbuz:
UszatyArbuz Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2018   Digital Artist
Bunny Emoji-07 (Emoji Cry) [V1] 
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:iconbeautiful-darkside:
Beautiful-Darkside Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
That "Found: In my pants" one cracks me up every time.  I'm glad you haven't changed it.
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:iconuszatyarbuz:
UszatyArbuz Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2018   Digital Artist
:laughing: that's a part of the tradition you know :XD:
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:iconroserelated:
RoseRelated Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2018  Student Digital Artist
If you dont get all 10 does that mean you dont qualify for 1st? 
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:iconuszatyarbuz:
UszatyArbuz Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2018   Digital Artist
Those who will gather the most game points will qualify, if there will be a tie :P
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:iconroserelated:
RoseRelated Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2018  Student Digital Artist
Oh ok ^^
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:iconkyasarinn:
Kyasarinn Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2018  Student Digital Artist
No i utkłam </3 Czuję że te 10 i 6 chowają się tuż pod moim nosem crying 
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:iconuszatyarbuz:
UszatyArbuz Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2018   Digital Artist
6 napewno :giggle:
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:iconroserelated:
RoseRelated Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2018  Student Digital Artist
oof 10 is hELLA snekky  <3 hehe 
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:iconuszatyarbuz:
UszatyArbuz Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2018   Digital Artist
:dummy:
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:iconroserelated:
RoseRelated Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2018  Student Digital Artist
Can I enter? 
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:iconuszatyarbuz:
UszatyArbuz Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2018   Digital Artist
Everyone can ;D
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:iconroserelated:
RoseRelated Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2018  Student Digital Artist
ok ty :3c
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:icondasghul:
DasGhul Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2018   General Artist
i sent you the note two times by now, but it is still marked as unread...
hope all is fine? :paranoid:
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:iconuszatyarbuz:
UszatyArbuz Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2018   Digital Artist
I move them all to special folder, I'll get to them when I have more time :B
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:icondasghul:
DasGhul Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2018   General Artist
then it's fine.
i just wanted to make sure you got them! :phew:
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:icondo-you-even-dork:
do-you-even-DORK Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2018
#8 and #10 are really good at hide and seek ;w;
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:iconuszatyarbuz:
UszatyArbuz Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2018   Digital Artist
Good luck! you still have some time :D
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:icondo-you-even-dork:
do-you-even-DORK Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2018
thanks >w<
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:iconleopard-enya:
Leopard-Enya Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2018
that pumpkin #9 keeps hiding from me... 
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:iconuszatyarbuz:
UszatyArbuz Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2018   Digital Artist
:dummy:
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:iconleopard-enya:
Leopard-Enya Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2018
I meant #8... oh well, as long as I can answer all other questions...
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:iconuszatyarbuz:
UszatyArbuz Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2018   Digital Artist
xD
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:iconfoxy-poptart:
Foxy-Poptart Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2018  Hobbyist Photographer
Wah! Only need number 10 :(
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:iconuszatyarbuz:
UszatyArbuz Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2018   Digital Artist
Good luck! :)
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:iconfoxy-poptart:
Foxy-Poptart Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2018  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you :heart:
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:iconmrstrangeinc:
MrStrangeInc Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2018
8 and 10 seem fairly elusive.
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:iconuszatyarbuz:
UszatyArbuz Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2018   Digital Artist
Happy Halloween 
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:iconmrstrangeinc:
MrStrangeInc Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2018
Eight has fallen.
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:iconaurora-sporkyalis:
Aurora-Sporkyalis Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2018
"Search for the Halloween pumpkins like this one!
[pumpkin image]"
Aha! Another pumpkin!
…aw
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:iconuszatyarbuz:
UszatyArbuz Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2018   Digital Artist
AHhaha not this time XD
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FLlTCH Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2018
tfw when you can't find #6 and it's all you have left,,,,,
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:iconuszatyarbuz:
UszatyArbuz Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2018   Digital Artist
:dummy: You have over a week to find this one! :)
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:iconflltch:
FLlTCH Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2018
i literally found it like 5 seconds after i posted the comment and i feel really dumb at this point
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:iconuszatyarbuz:
UszatyArbuz Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2018   Digital Artist
xD
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:iconkaitlynnnicole:
KaitlynnNicole Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
DONE FINALLY.
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:iconuszatyarbuz:
UszatyArbuz Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2018   Digital Artist
I hope you had fun! Pumpkin La 
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Some more good

As a DA Dinosaur, I've seen many changes through the years. Some good, some bad, and some, like Eclipse, take some time to get used to but turn out pretty okay in the end. We've always survived. And even if we don't always agree with all the changes, in the end, we have always embraced them in one way or another. We cannot forget how many amazing humans there are at DA headquarters working their behinds off to provide us with a beautiful place to hang out with our friends and enjoy art. Change isn't easy. It never is. But we'll get through it. We always have, and I don't doubt we will this time.

I would be lying if I said I liked Eclipse from the start. In fact, I was very unhappy. However, I am also that kind of person who doesn't deal well with change. And that's why I am grateful DA staff have given us a chance to ease ourselves into Eclipse. We've been given the opportunity to provide them with valuable insights as to what our DA is and how we use our DA. DA has always been my online home, I have always loved being here. And while I'm going to need some more time to really adjust to all these gigantic changes like most of us, I am not going anywhere, even if I might have said so otherwise in the past.

I'll miss our dinosaur DA... but we cannot stop moving forward.

And with that, I'll have Gordon Ramsay convey the last bit of my thoughts to you.

Have you tried Eclipse? What did you think? How did you experience it? Tell me in the comments!

Edit: I just noticed my formatting on the lists is a bit funny. Bugs for breakfast, anyone?


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Thank You for Your Feedback on Eclipse!

Last week, we announced the Beta launch of DeviantArt Eclipse — a completely redesigned version of DeviantArt that puts more emphasis on artists and their art. As a Beta release, Eclipse is still under development and only available to a small portion of the DeviantArt community. We use the Beta release to gather feedback that allows us to closely analyze deviant engagement and sentiment.

Over 4,000 deviants have already tried Eclipse and many have shared their invaluable and much-appreciated feedback. We’ve received nearly 1,700 individual Eclipse feedback reports — including 407 bug reports, 532 feature requests, and 748 pieces of general commentary. Our team has read through and triaged over 60% of these reports and has a goal of completing all of them in the coming week. Thank you to every deviant who has taken the time to share feedback. Whether you’re someone who provided a few words or several paragraphs of candid response, we appreciate the passion you have for helping us ensure Eclipse will meet the needs of our diverse community.

This Is Just the Beginning of Eclipse

As with most Beta releases, we launched Eclipse knowing there were bugs and highlighted a handful of the most obvious in our release journal. We wanted to release sooner than later so we can begin this journey together – gathering feedback and insights and applying it into our development, fixes, and improvements. Plus, as Beta Testers, this is what you signed up for! We need your deviant-expertise to help identify bugs everything from baby bugs to elusive, exotic bugs.

Based on feedback, it’s clear there are certain areas of Eclipse that are leaps and bounds ahead of the “green site.” It’s also clear there are some things that need to be improved. We expected this and continue to welcome your feedback — the good and the bad. We’re in this together and want to hear from deviants every step of the way.

We're Exploring More Ways To Customize Your Profile

Eclipse provides new ways to personalize your Profile, including the ability to select Header Art for your page, linking to your social media platforms, and stating your commission status. However, with the removal of Custom Box, we heard, loud and clear, that deviants want more options to display content.We’re also in the process of exploring other ways you can customize your Profile.We’ll be sharing tips and varied examples of ways you can really customize Profiles. In the meantime, here’s one example of how @katy-l-wood is testing Eclipse’s current abilities to enhance her Profile.
Many deviants asked for the ability to showcase a single deviation on your profile. This is something we are already working on. We’d also like to clarify that, for the foreseeable future, Custom Boxes within Groups will remain as they are. Groups will eventually be redesigned with Eclipse in mind, but that process won’t be complete for many months. We’ll provide advance notice about any removal of Custom Boxes in Groups.

Addressing Your Other Top Concerns

The new Feedback allows easy viewability of your most recent and unread notifications; however, we’ve seen concerns about Feedback needing improvement as a whole. For example, deviants report it’s cumbersome to remove notifications and it’s hard to remove notifications in bulk. We’ll be making the “remove” button more accessible so that you can one-click remove (or one-click save) just as you could on the “green site.” We’re still reviewing the experience of mass removing feedback and hope to have updates soon.We are currently working on issues regarding Header Art and avatars – specifically, their size and quality. Icon codes and plz accounts will be coming soon to Eclipse. :iconlaplz:The new text editor makes it easy to write Literature, with the option to add formatting and illustrations to your work. That said, the Literature experience in Eclipse is still a work in progress. As we mentioned in the Beta journal, using Literature and journal thumbnails is not yet finished. Literature thumbnails in the sidebar (under “More Like This”) are also not yet finished.Improving the display of Literature thumbnails is something our Product and UX teams are already actively working on improving.Having a “Show More” link on deviation descriptions and comments allows for a cleaner viewing experience; however, based on feedback, we've removed "Show More" from deviation descriptions and comments.While search in Gallery, Favourites, and Journals didn’t make it into the Beta version of Eclipse, it’s our aim to bring this functionality to Eclipse.Several deviants brought up that the ability to include thumbs by pasting a URL (or thumb code) is not currently possible. We mentioned this in the original announcement, but we want to reiterate this is not working as intended and will be implemented in the future.

Of course, this isn’t a complete list. It represents our first step at addressing some of your top concerns and we’ll be sharing more responses and updates — including bug fixes — in the weeks ahead.

Keep it Coming!

In the release process, things are constantly evolving as we gain insights and implement updates. Please keep in mind these updates can take time to get used to. As you continue to explore Eclipse, share your thoughts and concerns through the Eclipse overall feedback or bug report/feature request forms. While we encourage general discussion in the journal comments, using the official form allows us to triage and act on feedback in a quicker, more manageable way.

We also want to give a shout-out to the amazing deviants who’ve produced really thorough Eclipse reviews:

Re: Eclipse by @rotane Eclipse by @katy-l-wood Review of Eclipse + Suggestions @nominee84 @senshistock’s video and documentEclipse Glimpse and Thoughts by @lexidus @taitrochelle’s videoMy Deviation Submission Journey in Eclipse PLUS by @ilantiis My Thoughts on the New Watch/Feedback System by @iingo Eclipse: WhatIsRight, WhatIsNot, HowToFixIt @ashclad-shade

Again, thank you to everyone! With your feedback, we’ve filed numerous bugs and our developers are working on them continually.



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