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Unorthodox Secrets Of deviantART:

Journal Entry: Wed Aug 3, 2016, 3:14 AM
This journal is meant to list little known facts and helpful guides about using deviantART.
Let me know if you have any questions, improvements, or concerns.
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This stamp lists unknown or unappreciated links, groups, accounts, and plz accounts.
I call them hidden gems.

Unorthodox Secrets Of deviantART:

:new: autobob1, autobob2, and autobob3 can be found as accounts who automatically accepted your request to close or create a group.
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:new: You can manage which deviations allow comments, critique, or sharing here.
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:new: Web developers can request access to the site's API and view its changelog here. I don't know if these services are still maintained.
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You cannot replace a deviation's image with a file of another type. It sucks.
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Deviants and groups can block up to 500 people at a time.
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A single point transaction can be a maximum of 3,500 points. That's $43.75 USD!
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Find your posts to the suggestions forum here.
Did you know really small deviations can be put in your signature? Find out how here.
It's possible to copy/paste deviation thumbnails, usernames, and icons. You can copy/paste them into comments, journals, etc.
You can type usernames by using @username or :devusername:
Type only <b></b> to post a blank comment.
Did you know every dA account is assigned a number? Learn about it here. 
You can favorite your own deviations and journals via drag and drop but you really shouldn't. The only place it doesn't work is your own gallery.
dA used to redirect you here if you clicked on an off-site link: http://www.deviantart.com/users/outgoing?http://google.com/
It also works with dA itself :XD: Click here to see what I mean.
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You can add spaces in your dA passwords.
:faq842:
Messages in your custom folders do not count towards your inbox total.
When you mention someone the oldest version of the comment will show in their inbox. Any comment edits will not be visible unless you click on the comment itself.
Deviations can be a maximum of 80 megabytes.
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If you give someone a cake badge then visit their cake badge you can use a special red comment skin. Only works on the cake pages for people you have given a cake too. See it in action here.
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Did you know you can send a note to yourself?
You can note yourself and then give it a star to archive information.
:new: You can send a note to a max of 20 deviants at once.
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You can also type using plz accounts. There's a tool that'll help here.
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Type <b></b> inside an emoticon code. You can turn this ;) into this ;)
Typing <b></b> inside thumb codes and HTML allows you to display those codes. It also turns #hashtag into #hashtag
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Click here to see who made each of dA's official emoticons.
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Art can be made using emoticons :O :| and bullets :bulletgreen: :bulletwhite:
Noteable examples:
The Megazord of Bullets by Mr-Jaunty The Joy of Bullets by Mr-Jaunty Bullet rainbow burst by Bubby-Bobble Creations by Deviants 3:bulletred::bulletred::bulletred:Page 3 of 4:bulletred::bulletred::bulletred:
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User Interface Tips:

You can drag and drop files into the sta.sh webpage and they'll upload to whatever folder you're viewing.
You can drag and drop art thumbnails into your favorites.
While browsing art you can hover over a thumbnail then click the star to favorite it.
You can drag and drop gallery/favs folders into your favorites. Applies to groups too.
You can share status updates here. Clickable text can be copy/pasted into it.
I recommend looking through ALL of your settings to help you get the most of your dA experience.
You can make custom folders in your inbox to organize your messages.
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If you visit your watching page then you can organize deviants into different lists and decide what you want to see from who. Click on the arrows next to each section too.
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When your favorites menu drops down click on one of your folders.
You'll see a link that says "Full View." Click it to go to that folder.

Unorthodox Guides:



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:iconwintercool612:
wintercool612 Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
"I figured out recently that it is possible to confirm which is which by inviting them to join a group where you have the ability to do this. Before that, I was checking icons and searching the user's gallery. If there was either an icon or a gallery after 21 days, that was confirmation the user was banned (it used to be 30 days). I figured this out after deactivating frankteller However, this strategy sometimes fails, because a user has no icon or gallery to begin with." comment by AgnosticDragon (aka littleyellowllama)
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littleyellowllama Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2018
Thank you for the mention.
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:iconagnosticdragon:
AgnosticDragon Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2018  Hobbyist Writer
They changed the points history page so you can just scroll back now. I don't know when the change was made but I remember that when my point transactions started last year it was not like this.
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:iconwintercool612:
wintercool612 Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank god they finally added proper pagination. I'll remove the outdated info
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:iconagnosticdragon:
AgnosticDragon Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2018  Hobbyist Writer
Sure. I have about 1000 entries in mine already so I am glad too.
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AngelLilly Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2018  Student General Artist
i tried the < b >  < / b > thing and in the preview it didn't work! ;)
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:iconwintercool612:
wintercool612 Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
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model88 Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
I a,ways appreciate your sending these helpful hints! 
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:iconwintercool612:
wintercool612 Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
I always appreciate and take notice to your kind comments, no matter which account of mine they're on
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GhostiKid Featured By Owner Edited Sep 14, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Deviation descriptions are not required anymore, so just leaving the description blank will also leave a blank description.

The journal still says you can give a cake to yourself as well.
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:iconwintercool612:
wintercool612 Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks for fact checking me! I fixed it and added a couple new things marked with :new:
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GhostiKid Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
No prob! :3
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xN3bUlA Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Bullet; Red Bullet; Red Bullet; Red Bullet; Red Bullet; Red Bullet; Red Bullet; Red Bullet; Red Bullet; Red Bullet; Red Bullet; Red Bullet; Red 
Bullet; Yellow Bullet; Yellow Bullet; Yellow Bullet; Yellow Bullet; Yellow Bullet; Yellow Bullet; Yellow Bullet; Yellow Bullet; Yellow Bullet; Yellow Bullet; Yellow Bullet; Yellow 
Bullet; Pink Bullet; Pink Bullet; Pink Bullet; Pink Bullet; Pink Bullet; Pink Bullet; Pink Bullet; Pink Bullet; Pink Bullet; Pink Bullet; Pink Bullet; Pink 
Bullet; Green Bullet; Green Bullet; Green Bullet; Green Bullet; Green Bullet; Green Bullet; Green Bullet; Green Bullet; Green Bullet; Green Bullet; Green Bullet; Green 
Bullet; Purple Bullet; Purple Bullet; Purple Bullet; Purple Bullet; Purple Bullet; Purple Bullet; Purple Bullet; Purple Bullet; Purple Bullet; Purple Bullet; Purple Bullet; Purple 
Bullet; Orange Bullet; Orange Bullet; Orange Bullet; Orange Bullet; Orange Bullet; Orange Bullet; Orange Bullet; Orange Bullet; Orange Bullet; Orange Bullet; Orange Bullet; Orange 
Bullet; Blue Bullet; Blue Bullet; Blue Bullet; Blue Bullet; Blue Bullet; Blue Bullet; Blue Bullet; Blue Bullet; Blue Bullet; Blue Bullet; Blue Bullet; Blue 
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:iconwintercool612:
wintercool612 Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Bullets are so fun and easy to use.
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IsellaHowler Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you for this your llamaness, this is very helpful! XD You are amazing! XD
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:iconwintercool612:
wintercool612 Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
I'm trying to post one guide a week. ;)
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IsellaHowler Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
Awesome, you're amazing!
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txhern Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2016
Very helpful and thanks!
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:iconwintercool612:
wintercool612 Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
:w00t:
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Gasara Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2016  Professional General Artist
Ooh, this is a fascinating read! Thanks so much for putting it all together! :love:
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:iconwintercool612:
wintercool612 Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks for taking the time to read it.

I hope the hours I put into it paid off. ^^;
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