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. (AshDayArt 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. (Coming soon!)

        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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        RoadTripDog Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2014
        Not surprised that in the Message Center section no notice was taken on the one thing that gets the most comments, and that is the poor functional design of putting the message center hard up in top right corner, where on some screens it becomes difficult to get to. Staff attitude re: customers really sucks if such a dumb design with so many negative comments just gets rolled over with bland comments from staff like "we are impressed by the passion of the community" which says absolutely nothing and is arrogant and deceitful. Since I began commenting about it, I see that I have been dropped from the distribution list for the weekly updates. I'm sure that's not retribution for negative comments, and is just an error that will be fixed soon, right? After all I am a premium member . . .  what am I paying for?

        Since the message center is often the first thing people come to see, why is it hidden? Why do you ignore the multitudes of comments discussing this very issue? Why not offer a simple customization so those of us who like good functional design can place the message center in the middle, where it can be most easily viewed? There are customization features for so many other things that make no difference at all, why not make one that really helps?
        And your answer is . . . [crickets chirping]
        Loliigo Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2014  Hobbyist
        The "Influence & Recources" idea is very nice! Also the "featured artist" would be really great, I love to klick me through dA and find new awesome artists. This would make it so much easier. :)

        And as a groud admin I have to say a big YES concerning the "correct the folder-button"
        SweetCandyCyanide Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2014  New member Student General Artist
        For, I think it would be nice if you could create actual folders on the side of instead of having to drag and group deviations together, like it is on galleries and such.
        soulenii Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2014  Student General Artist
        the deviants by username would definitely be useful. I was looking for someone who didn't have any art or journals posted, and had no commissions, and it was like they were invisible, I couldn't find them at all.
        Aleayo Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
        • In the homepage of a group, if we click submit, the panel appears with the destination folder selected to the first folder in the group
           PLEASE make it "unselected" or to a value that will be refused. So many deviations are submitted to the wrong folder because of that.
           It would help good members that only go too fast when submitting to groupe
           It would help admins A LOT!

        (in this example the group created a phony folder just to reminds the member but you can still submit to it. We need a real "unselected" option with a warning...)
        Aleayo Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
        • When adding media, add a way to list our most recently used emoticons, may be by default, on top of Official Emoticons
        Aleayo Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
        • In deviantWatch deviations listing, it would be nice to see in which folder our image are displayed in a group
           I see 2 ways, one is very simple but some group's folder name can be long...

           I think adding this info would add more value to the folders of groups, much the same way Collections of favorites have a spotlight now.
           Some groups maintain strict classifications with folder but deviantWatch doesn't respect that, everything is shown by time of posting.
           Just showing the folder name would add some respect to the groups efforts
        Aleayo Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
        • in our correspondance message, add the reference to the folder we submitted a picture into. 
          I would greatly help admins and members alike!!!

        • more generally, the folders of groups should have the same high status as the new user's collection of favorites.
          so in the deviation's page, where it lists groups, it should indicate the folder in which is it featured for each group
        ToadandDaisyRule Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
        light pink heart bulletI would absolutely love font colors for the website. Light, dark, and don't forget Pink please :nod:pink heart bullet
        WorldHero Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2014  Student Filmographer
        I know I've mentioned this suggestion several times before, but I really would love to see this made because it would make it a lot easier to delete all of the notes, instead of deleting 25 at a time per page. Seriously, I have over 350 pages of old notes...and I can only delete 25 per page at a time.

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