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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.

General

  • 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!)

Deviations

  • 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)
  • 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.

Groups

    • 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

    • 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.

    Account & Settings

    • Profile URLs becoming deviantart.com/username. 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.

    • Sta.sh 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 Sta.sh.

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


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    :iconyoriden:
    Yoriden Featured By Owner 5 days ago   Digital Artist
    Could we perhaps get a calendar widget for Groups and profiles? This would be useful for convention-going artists to let watchers know where they'll be in advance, for Groups to plan events in advance, or for Groups to keep track of members' birthdays.
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    Arc925 Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
    A Windows Phone app would also be very much appreciated, but I suppose you're already working on that :)
    And from the looks of it, you have quite a lot on your plate already.
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    onlyeveryone Featured By Owner Edited Mar 14, 2015  Student Traditional Artist
    What if there were a live art lession held on Deviantart now and then. I would realy like see that comming :)
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    HarleyMoon9692 Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2015  Hobbyist Artist
    A message vacation button would be nice. That way if you walk away for 2+ days you don't come back to like OVER 1,000 MESSAGES!!!
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    KimichiPancake Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2015   General Artist
    An alert button of some kind in  the chat, people constantly miss each other or wait long time frames for others to see their message, and it would generally help lots of groups who use the chat system regularly.
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    VixenDra Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
    There is a flaw in saving deviations on hard disks.

    You gave the submitters an option to disable or enable downloads.
    But even if downloads are disabled, it's a piece of cake to save the deviation on one's hard disk(basically this is also downloading).
    Could you give an option to disable the right-click menu on deviations? So they cannot be saved on hard disk if the submitter doesn't allow that. This  could dicrease the art theft rate.
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    VixenDra Featured By Owner Edited Mar 13, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
    • Collaborative deviations that would allow more than one deviant to be credited for one deviation.
    • Conversation view for Notes. Some requested the ability to view all notes between you and another deviant.
    • Search in notes. 
    • Being able to see your own Poll's results without voting.
    • Diacritics and non-romanized characters in deviation titles.
    • Being able to remove the Comments area.
    • General improvements on organizing and editing one's Friends List, including listing Groups separately from friends, or in its own "Groups" section.


    THESE. PRIORITY!

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    :iconcoffee-pony:
    Coffee-Pony Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
    Possibility to buy points with phone message :)
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    :iconkdormir:
    kdormir Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2015
    The ability to filter out Deviations from specific users when using Search.  Search results become cluttered and some are just downright annoying.
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    :iconyayoiakikawa:
    yayoiakikawa Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2015  Student Digital Artist
    Whenever I look at some of my pictures, there are just the really old pics under 'more of _username'. It would be cool if there were just the best of the artworks I've done. you know what I mean?

    (Puh, should improve my english, sorry...)
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    :icondovewing345:
    Dovewing345 Featured By Owner Edited Mar 12, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
    I enjoy stalking conversations. I really do. But when there's a clutter of comments everywhere it's hard to sort out who replied to who. 

    I think there should, when you reply to someone, a message on the top of your comment that reads "Reply to <deviantusername>", or that all conversations are organized into neat, little, divided spaces, separated by the < hr> —no space—lines you use in journals for easier browsing.

    There should also be a button or tab somewhere that says how many views/faves your deviation has gotten.  
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    supermarioman111 Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2015  Hobbyist Artist
    I'd be great if we could view all our comments left on a picture Not just the first couple and 9 pages of comments
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    :iconeasy-shutter:
    Easy-Shutter Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2015  Professional Photographer
    It would be great if we could upload more than 100 prescheduled  pictures. We can upload any amount of photos in the Sta.sh section, but the number of prescheduled ones is actually limited to 100. Why not 200 ?
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    :iconjennystokes:
    jennystokes Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2015  Professional General Artist
    Submissions Folder in Groups....................being able to leave messages there????????
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    spinoza1996 Featured By Owner Edited Mar 8, 2015   General Artist
    suggestion :

    Having a spoiler alert in the deviation thumb, like the mature one but with a specific symbol.

    and a spoiler button "this deviation contains major/minor spoilers about [author enters a keyword such as "character death"] proceed anyway?"

    that would be a good idea... 
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    ArtIsEmotion98 Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
    Premium giveaways? I, like most people without premium, can not afford it. I would love to have premium, so it would be nice if you could give some away to people who DON'T HAVE premium
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    Zetsubou-Chi Featured By Owner Edited Mar 7, 2015
    I have a suggestion!
    I like the idea of deleting deviation messages in bulk. Maybe having an option to delete all of them at once or pick a number you'd like to delete. Having to click the x button each time is quite tedious when I want to clear my messages and the select all button only works for the messages that are present on screen at the time.
    I also realise that maybe making a button like that would be annoying because you could accidentally click it and lose messages accidentally, but you could avoid that with a notification/confirmation. Maybe when you click it, it says 'Are you sure you would like to delete all deviation messages?' And then a yes or no.
    I can see how my idea might not be for everyone but I really like it and think it could be a thing released to beta testers first and then they could give their opinion on the feature. I also know that many people will have the same idea as me and have probably said it at some point, in which case, see this as putting more emphasis on it!
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    :iconiedasb:
    iedasb Featured By Owner 2 days ago  Hobbyist General Artist
    you already can do that, just click in select all
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    :iconzetsubou-chi:
    Zetsubou-Chi Featured By Owner 2 days ago
    No that just selects the ones visible. I've had up to 1800 notifications in my messages whether it be deviations, messages or journals etc. meaning I can't possibly get anywhere by clicking extra buttons just to delete a few more at a time. My only way of deleting everything is by sitting there for about 10 minutes clicking repeatedly. Conclusion: Select all is as useful as a car with square wheels.
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    iedasb Featured By Owner 2 days ago  Hobbyist General Artist
    you can. Click in "Select all <number of messsages>" after clicking in select ;D
    Here: 
    I use this all the time.
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    Zetsubou-Chi Featured By Owner 2 days ago
    I can't do it on mobile though :0
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    Fehnryr Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2015
    It would be reay nice if there were more comments next to the suggestions. I am veeerry eagerly awaiting to hear if subfolders for favorites is actually a possibility or if all my hope is for naught.
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    Twisted-Stone Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2015  New member Hobbyist General Artist
    I would like to be able to click my own art work and see who has add it to their favorites. (I was able to find something similar on the deviant app for the phone, but can not seem to find that on the computer)
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    CompassRoses Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2015   General Artist
    I'd suggest the ability to select multiple faves in the same way on the computer we can press and hold the control or command key and click all that we want to move.
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    AkatsukiKurohana Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2015
    I have a suggestion. :wave:

    How about the ability to put old (not written with Sta.sh) journal entries into storage?
    I've seen this suggested multiple times, and given that journal entries are considered "deviations" now, it would make sense that they should be able to be stored.
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    OKami-hu Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
    How about adding 'too many miscategorized deviations' to the list of bannable offenses? Some lesser-used categories are a literal cesspool, a lot of users have an absolute disregard for categories (and they throw fits when I politely ask them to do something about it) and browsing is impossible. I check the Dolls/Pixel art categories from time to time, the amount of miscats and unrelated content is daunting.
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    :iconmiapicassa:
    miapicassa Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
    oh, that is cold!!!
    when i enter/submit..
    i try to put it in the correct place.
    by what you say, to ban me if i get that
    incorrect?
    punitive rather than teaching?
    i believe, if the submission police notice an error in submission place, then perhas a note to explain where ..and WHY, by definition, this would be a learning process, rather than a punitive  action that servs only to punish whil;e concealing the true facts of how/wher this piece  should be placed?
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    :iconokami-hu:
    OKami-hu Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
    If you tried to look, you'd know, that the submission process also has very clear explanations about what should go to which category.

    By the way, I was talking about 'too many miscats'. Because, some users have __every single submission in their galleries__ categorized wrong. Most often, it's either because they don't give a f***, or they have content that's more or less on DA's list of unwanted content.

    I also never said the ban should be permanent. A week is more than enough to teach people to read. Staff supposedly moves/deletes miscats anyway; a ban sounds like an appropriate response after, say, the second offense.

    Now go and try to browse. I just found a Pokemon in 'Vehicular Designs'.
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    :iconmiapicassa:
    miapicassa Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
    umm , if your imagination extends past your corporeal habitat ,perhaps you might imagine, then find pokemon as a ..transformer...

    and that change would be back and forth from pokemon to a vehicular design.  then, look out moms,all the new pokemon card to buy$$$

    miscats sounds like a broadway play.
     
     ergo........more teaching and less "smarty pants" remarks would go a long way.

    ewwwww........so vindictive you are.

    give a little power to the wrong person, and watch poor lil' ole ladies with stage 4 breast cancer with metasasis to their skull, and it is spreading,
    causing unbearable head pain, extreme forgetfullness, etc....

    ohhh. and bossy too....

    but, i liked that when i wasnt on my fdeath bed.
    now, i am just happy to make something and submit it.

    which was another suggestion. if of coarse they are submitted with no "miscats" then reward them by having the info(which is so vital to the "rules"
    stay intact with the image rather than having it dissappear once taken down making  that entire timely process no longer necessary.
    and hey...with all that extra time, deviants like myself , who change their homepage frequently, will have all that extra time on their hands!!!!
    and hey, they might use it to read the directions.

    i really think pokemon would make a ton of money if marketed as a transformer/spy.  no imagination!!!




    oh. i have seen your "very clear explanations"  , ummm,    clear to whom ?   they never make any sense to me.
    too many frilly artsy pics and little to none clear  explainations

    they say never answer a question with a question.
    well my dear, the same thigs goes with an explanation of art categories.
    the english language is sufficient for a concise explanation.
    where as the art examples are subjective and as such, are a poor choice to pick for the purpose of clear OBJECTIVE example.
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    :iconokami-hu:
    OKami-hu Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
    Anything more would be trollfeeding.
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    miapicassa Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
    lol
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    catmele0n Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
    Should you please make an deviantART app for Windows Phone? The unofficial client isn't working good,it doesn't even let a lot of users log in
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    FluffyAlbinoBacon Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2015
    I just have a suggestion. I think it would be really great if you could possibly have tagged mature or unwanted deviations when browsing by saying you don't like certain tags. For an example say someone has a fear of chickens (I don't its just an example). when they go to browse they could say something like 'don't show me anything with the tag word "chicken" in it' and it would show them like mature content is shown with the button you have to click to view it.
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    Shadow-Hacker Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
    I'm not sure if this idea was presented out not yet but it's nice to be able to delete journals from my watch list. That's already a feature fit journals and art but would it be possible to have something if the same nature on polls? The website seems a bit untidy in this regard where a person has to go back to their watch list to delete the poll after voting on them. (Or before, but whose keeping track?)
    No rush on this one though, we've all survived without it in the post and I'm sure there are more important things that need to be fine rather then just one person wanting. Sorry for typing (from my phone) so long on this comment and I appreciate you reading this. Keep rocking on dA. :)
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    transforpuppy Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2015
    |Repeating someone elses comment, please make it so that you can mass delete deviations
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    cmmn Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2015
    It would be nice to have a log (public or private) that will list the usernames of the people who purchased your premium content! That way it'd be easier to keep track of who is allowed to use your content. Something simple like "[Username] has purchased [premium content name]" and a time stamp would do.
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    Layerth Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
    I imagine they've already said this, it would be nice that the Notes could
    be seen in real time, without refreshing the page.
    (the notes are a bit more private or more important than a comment)
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    :iconchaoskomori:
    ChaosKomori Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2015
    ACTIVITY WIDGET: I like being able to have Status Updates that're more frequent than a Journal post, but can we -please- have an option for just 1 Status Update visible at a time? Right now the minimum to display is 5, and with the HUGE size of the fonts in the Status Updates already, it pushes everything else so far down the page.

    Besides, it'd be nice to have just a Status Update that says "Now Livestreaming!"  And then when you're done, post an update, "Livestream Off!"  Right now, that'd look like:

    Livestream off.

    Now streaming! :D

    Livestream offline. Thanks for watching guys!

    I'm livestreaming now!

    HEY, I'M THINKING OF STARTING A LIVESTREAM. WHAT DO YOU ALL THINK?
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    butterbunbun Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
    I honestly would like the webcam to be back for non-premium users. Many people loved that feature and when they seen it was for premium now, it seemed to be getting a lot of negative feedback. Other people can't afford premium membership, or have a more traditional lifestyle, meaning that they may not purchase items online.

    Also, another suggestion would be to see comments that are marked as spam. Like a "show comment" button. People have a natural curiosity, and the fact of not being able to see a simple comment bugs tons of people.
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    :iconvixendra:
    VixenDra Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
    A huge yes for the 1st. They could have 1 custom box available to substitute the webcam.

    A big no for the 2nd. These were hidden on purpose, spam should not be readable once it's hidden. I'd rather prefer a possibility for the page owner to put a note saying the reason in general like e.g. 'self-advertisement', 'repeated comment', etc. Because if you can still see who was that and what link they gave, hiding would be pointless. And some links are very dangerous and the 'curiosity killed the cat' would apply.
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    butterbunbun Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
    I can see why people would hide comments because of a very hazardous website. However, people abuse it greatly. I have seen many times where others would mark a comment as spam because of the commenter giving criticism on someones artwork, or when the commenter was stating their opinion. Then again, we could just ignore the people that abuse the spam button.

    I agree with putting notes on a spam comment much better than just showing the comment.
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    :iconvixendra:
    VixenDra Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
    Just like poeple abuse blocking and many other things. As for criticising, some users state in the description that they don't want critique on a given submission or on their submissions in general, one can't help they won't tollarate critique. Besides, there is also a hiding option, people hide comments because they have reasons, e.g. if sb trolls on your page
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    kirbypeach64 Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2015  Student General Artist
     Notes for mobile, download button for mobile, and most of all a chat for the app. Also friends list in mobile, and everything on desktop settings under mobile settings *eg deactivation, email reset, etc* and notes between 3 and more users (group notes) Also, sta.sh access from mobile.
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    AlphaBlaze Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2015
    Please bring the mobile app to Windows phone 8/8.1.
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    KreepingSpawn Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
    "Search through favourites. (Search requires upgrading for this to be plausible)"
    Why is this different than Searching within a personal deviant gallery? :confused:
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    :iconypplejax:
    YppleJax Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
    A few for StashWriter:

    - Add a word count display (or menu item)
    - Add search and replace
    - Handle bold/italics properly when pasting from Google Docs.

    Thanks for your attention and efforts!
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    :icondave-daring:
    Dave-Daring Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2015  Hobbyist Photographer
    PLEASE make it possibly to mass delete deviations, I have nearly 300 or 400 of which are in need of clearing out!
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    SleepDeer Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
    omg yes. Like it takes to long to go to each and every deviantion than delete and say why.
    We really need thiss^^^^^
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    mugglewitch75 Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2015
    Could you please make a copy and paste block? I know it won't completely solve the problem but it would help a lot of artists from getting their work stolen.
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    :iconvixendra:
    VixenDra Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
    To be honest, to prevent people from stealing my writings and their parts, I submitted those as images. But it took extra work and it's a pain to introduce minor edits. Not even mentioning the fact I can't submit them into literature category, and that images can be stolen too.
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