This document contains a list of suggestions we've received in the past on the site updates posted to hq. This list will be updated as new suggestions come in, as well as when previous suggestions are implemented. Notes will be left next to suggestions that are either not feasible at this time, or are in progress.

  • Adjust external links. Some people suggested having external links opening in new tabs, and it has also been suggested that the intermediary warning page be removed or modified to function more smoothly.
  • An analytics tool that can give you more detailed information, such as referral traffic to your deviations and profile, daily stats, and tools to analyze your audience. (Done!… )
  • Email notifications for Messages and Notes.
  • Searching artwork by color. (Search requires upgrading for this to be plausible)
  • Searching for deviants by username. (Search requires upgrading for this to be plausible)
  • A way to browse Commissions offerings. (In progress!)

  • Collaborative deviations that would allow more than one deviant to be credited for one deviation.
  • Deviation series. Some artists would like the ability to easily group sets of related deviations (e.g. comic book pages, a photoshoot series, literature chapters, etc.)
  • Diacritics and non-romanized characters in deviation titles.
  • Improvements to the "Submit to a Group" tool (e.g. sorting the list based on which Groups were most recently submitted to)
  • Publicly display keywords on deviations. This could encourage artist to be smarter with the keywords they add. It would also allow members to click the keywords and explore similar deviations. (Investigating options)
  • Google +1 and Facebook Like buttons on deviation pages.
  • Preserving color profiles in deviations.
  • On deviation pages, the date that the deviation was submitted could link to a browse mode to see all deviations submitted on that date.
  • Deviation Replies. This would allow artists to leave a deviation as a "reply" to a another deviation. (For example, after using a stock photo, an artist could leave a "reply" to the deviation showing the photographer what they created using their stock photo.) etherealism made a mockup of a similar idea.
  • Add a "Last Edited" timestamp to deviations.

Message Center
  • General Message Center Improvements. Some members would like the ability to filter their messages, including; filter deviations by category, filter all messages by Friends List, etc. (Improvements planned for the future)
  • Automatically update your Message Center count on your navigation bar while browsing.
  • Increase the limit of deviations per page in the deviantWATCH section of your Message Center.
  • Search in notes. (Search requires upgrading for this to be plausible)
  • Conversation view for Notes. Some requested the ability to view all notes between you and another deviant. 

Galleries & Favourites
  • Add page numbers to "All" and Scraps.
  • Search through favourites. (Search requires upgrading for this to be plausible)
  • Subfolders for Collections.
  • Browse Favourites by category.
  • The ability to have private Collections.

Profile Pages
  • Being able to remove the Comments area.
  • A "Featured Artist" widget. (Katara-Alchemist provided a mockup.)
  • "Report Deviant" buttons on profiles.
  • Consolidating the Watcher, Friends, Groups, and Recent Visitors widgets. See this mockup.
  • Being able to see your own Poll's results without voting.
  • On the Journal tab, longer journals should collapse so you can browse more easily.

    • The ability to search Group galleries. (Search requires upgrading for this to be plausible)
    • General improvements to the process of managing Groups, such as browsing member usernames by starting letter, or being able to redirect a Group submission to the correct folder from the Correspondence message. (GreenAsDay made a mockup)

    Comments & Critiques
      • Editing comments. (Done!… )
      • A comment rating system, which would allow the most supported comments to surface to the top and the least helpful comments -- including spam and harassment -- to be pushed down. 
      • Group collapsed comments (hidden and spam) together for easier browsing.
      • Better formatting options for Critiques.
      • The ability to create a custom list of frequently used emoticons.

      Friends and deviantWATCH
      • General improvements on organizing and editing one's Friends List, including listing Groups separately from friends, or in its own "Groups" section.
      • Add a way to find artists based on their location.

        • A native app, in addition to the mobile website.

        Account & Settings
        • Profile URLs becoming If implemented, the old addresses would automatically send you to the new addresses. There are several technical advantages to making this switch which would speed up browsing and make the site more stable. This would also make it easier for us to offer an HTTPS Everywhere security mode.

        • Add a smudge tool.
        • Add the ability to change the size of the canvas without having to create a new canvas.

        • needs to do a better job at introducing itself! For some folks it's daunting, and it's not clear what it's for.
        • Add the ability to flip, crop, rotate, and filter images in

        • It is not possible to set a preview image for literature made via Writer.
        • Allow uploading and submission of .doc, .docx, and .rtf filetypes.

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        iVaril Featured By Owner Edited 18 hours ago  Hobbyist Digital Artist
        Can we have something that allows us to know what people watch from us?
        Because there's people who unwatch everything but critiques and then expect free art simply because they're watching us. That's kinda not nice...
        101dogscc Featured By Owner 6 days ago  Student Traditional Artist
        I would really like to have a separate registration for PLZ accounts, so that PLZs wouldn't have to be set up like regular, and you could link PLZs to your account!
        N1ghtwolf89 Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
        Having a small favourite star icon on the thumbnails of deviations a user has already favourited would be fantastic.
        Endorell-Taelos Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2014   General Artist
        The ability to sort deviations by date as we do in our main galleries in favourites, collections and groups would be awesome.  Also it would be awesome if we could situate the text in gallery folders either on the right or left side of the folder as well as the top. As situating the text at the top by default makes it really uncomfortable for long navigational lists as shown in this folder…  I should also mention that putting the text at the top there is no gap between the text and where the deviations start so it makes clicking links in the text section impossible.  I hope I wasn't too rude with these suggestions. :)
        ThomasMPhilip Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2014
        "Deviation series. Some artists would like the ability to easily group sets of related deviations (e.g. comic book pages, a photoshoot series, literature chapters, etc.)"

        I just thought of this too! Then saw this. Great minds eh :) Copy of my idea below:

        When you submit a literature piece there could be a checkbox that says something like "This submission is part of an ongoing story", and a number field to give it a sequence. That way they could all be linked together as one item on the shelf, and in a correct reading order. The sequence number would mean you could have "Next" and "Back" buttons at the end of the chapter (book) or page (comic) so you could easily navigate and read the story.
        ShadowRx Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
        How about making it easier to manage group folder permissions? Ideally this could be done from within the GALLERY interface right after or as the folder is created.

        The current process uses the admin tab and requires you drill down in each and every member level every time you add or change a gallery folder. It's tedious and clunky. Flip this organizational model on its head and it will be more intuitive.

        Folder Properties >> Permissions listed by member level in a single, brief table; no scrolling or click-to-expand needed. This simplifies the workflow of managing gallery folders for group admins.
        Yoriden Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2014   Digital Artist
        I'm surprised there isn't more listed for

        Speaking of which, it has a habit of "correcting" my coding by adding tags like crazy... I can fix my own mistakes, would it be possible to teach not to do this? Also, anything running on needs to have an HTML mode (including the Suggestions forum...?) because if you're like me and you automatically type in the code rather than using the fancy-shmancy stupid buttons,'s inclination is to- again -screw everything up as much as possible and, in particular, make it difficult to edit later on.

        I don't need any fancy things. I know how to code. =/
        ThomasMPhilip Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2014
        Sounds very much like a CMS (Drupal, Joomla, etc)... and we all know what they're like... right? Very much like the Office Paperclip...
        *looks to the heavens*
        Yoriden Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2014   Digital Artist
        Oh dear gawd the Office paperclip, if it was good for anything, it was slightly alleviating boredom during mandatory computer classes in middle school.
        ThomasMPhilip Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2014
        "Computer classes" or "ICT" which for years here in the UK really meant "let's all be shown how to use Microsoft Office products, because THAT'S what employers really want from IT staff."
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