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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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    :iconbroken-endings:
    Broken-Endings Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
    It'd be nice if on this list there were parentheticals for all suggestions, informing us as to whether something will eventually be added. Or do you intend for all the above suggestions to hopefully be implemented one day? If so it'd be nice if you could tell us which ones are taking priority so we can know a little of what to expect.

    I only say this because I have been waiting years for collection subfolders, but I have no idea if you guys even actually plan on trying to add it, or if you will get to it after higher priority changes are taken care of, or what. ANYTHING to let me know "yes, one day" or "no, sorry."
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    RoadTripDog Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2015
    In the suggestions from previous site updates, I request that moving the message center back to the middle where it belongs (or making it customizable) be added.
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    TearingCookie Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2015   General Artist
    Please,please can we have 'self-taught' as an option of what kind of artist we are, pleeease.
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    MissJoneru Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
    I think it would be totally awesome to be able to search for people or groups by name. That's been something i've wanted to see come into effect for a good while. Sometimes i want to find an artist who was recommended to me  but it's nearly impossible to find them.
    Also, could there be a way to get the note system on the mobile app? How about a way to submit something to a group on the app?
    I love deviantart, but there are some things that could use easier search methods. Thanks. :)
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    LordMars Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
    what about an opportunity to search people search by common interests?It is important if you want to collaborate(especially if the fandom is rare).
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    Krikele Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2015  Student Digital Artist
    I don't think I've seen this suggested anywhere but I'd like to be able to unsubscribe from polls without having to unsubscribe from journals. Way too many people...talk...through polls and it's honestly nothing but annoying but their journals may be important from time to time.
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    :iconvorchin:
    Vorchin Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2015   Traditional Artist
    have more like this be more accuarate
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    ReverieSummoner Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
    I have a suggestion: Possibility to block, hide or mark images that possess certain Tags.
    Perhaps having a list in the settings page where we can add the Tags related to types of images that we don't want to see.
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    Angelicwolf72 Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
    It'd be nice if we actually got a notification about ticket updates. I was pretty sure we did at one point.
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    MochaTheScientist Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
    To be able to use the search bar to find deviants. And maybe have a feature similar to the "like this" but with similar artists?
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    wreckling Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2015   Writer
    Hi there! If you're looking at More Like This results, you can click Artists in the left column of the page to see similar artists! :D
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    MochaTheScientist Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
    Ah okay, thanks!
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    Elissean Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2015  Hobbyist Artist
    Is there a way to prevent our pictures from being seen on Google Images? This would also prevent art thieves.
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    LL-Sprinkle Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
    Sadly, theres not a way to do that. But you can watermark it!
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    Elissean Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2015  Hobbyist Artist
    No, what I want is that my picture won't show up in Google Images at all. Watermarks can only do so much. I'd feel much better, if there was a way to do that.
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    LL-Sprinkle Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
    I know what you meant. It'll be awsome...
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    Riviellan Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2015  Hobbyist Writer
    I'd love to have the ability to MOVE the watermark and place it where I want it to be in my artwork.

    Many pieces of artwork are not centered in the exact middle of the frame. 

    Let US place the watermark where it needs to be to protect our work.

    Because the watermarks are easy to crop out of pictures which are not centered, which then allows for theft and fraud.
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    Dream-And-Believe Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2015
    May we have the ability to disable right-clicking and see who downloads our artworks? It will prevent a lot of art thieves.
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    Riviellan Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2015  Hobbyist Writer
    SECONDED!
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    MaleticAnimeWatcher Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
    I wanna complain about notes, I can't delete my notes anymore! and recently my friend opened an account and I wanna find her but I can't so it be noce if their was a user search
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    VixenDra Featured By Owner Edited Apr 4, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
    collabs and note search(group by user mostly) seem the most urgent to me. Everyday collabs are uploaded as separate submissions(meaning more and more to either change into a true collab submission later or that more and more collabs would remain as separate submissions - meaning the mess is getting larger and larger every hour and is likely to stay here), and everyday sb needs to check the conversation with sb e.g. regarding a commission, plenty of time is wasted in search for notes from a particular user or about a partcular matter.
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    Xobit Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2015  Hobbyist Writer
    There dosn't look to be much of this that is worked on?
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    Snivy101 Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
    Ability to search notes by title and Deviant and possibly by descriptions would be great!
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    zerudez Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
    • Search option in Notes and Storage
    • When you hover over your deviations in your gallery there should be a checkmark box. Then and option to move, delete, or store the selected deviations.
    • Website skins
    • Option to arrange widgets anyway we want instead of only allowing certain widgets in zones
    • Add a Move to Storage button on your deviation page
    • Collapsible Hide/Show Replies in comment section
    • Hover over a Deviant's name or icon would pop up some basic info of them
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    VioletPerro16 Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
    Can you bring back the webcams for non-preimium members? Also, there should be more badges (not more llamas at the moment).
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    Milliemewz Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
    I SECOND THAT! I Miss the webcam!! And I've seen premium members use custom boxes to make their own, but for anyone without premium, we're basically screwed! Webcams were Fun and let you see a humorous piece of an Artists personality even before you read their ID or get to know them. I honestly don't know why the webcams were taken away
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    Yoriden Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2015   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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    M0rning-Coffee Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
    Possibility to buy points with phone message :)
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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    Zetsubutt 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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    iedasb Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
    you already can do that, just click in select all
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    Zetsubutt Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2015
    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 Mar 27, 2015  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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    Zetsubutt Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2015
    I can't do it on mobile though :0
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    iedasb Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
    :shrug:
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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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