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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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    :icongod-oni-link:
    God-Oni-Link Featured By Owner 2 days ago
    Bring. back. the. Webcam. People have very low customization options when doing page editing for those who can't afford PM, haveing the webcam is as good as a customization as possible, but now we can't do good for customization, and makeing a fun account, do the community a big help by bringing back the webcam, and people on DA made savethewebcams as a new hit, don't believe? #savethewebcams 
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    :iconcowboy0junkie0:
    Cowboy0Junkie0 Featured By Owner 3 days ago
    Please give members a privacy setting for their favourites and their galleries - I would be deeply grateful for this option.
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    :iconchocorabitsu:
    Chocorabitsu Featured By Owner 4 days ago  Hobbyist General Artist
    It would be nice if you actually hear us.
    Taking off the webcam, leaving non-premium users with almost none customization for their profile is plain unfair. Some people can't afford premium memberships and you're just ruining the community for the sake of your profit.
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    :iconcapofantasma97:
    CapoFantasma97 Featured By Owner 4 days ago  Hobbyist Digital Artist
    IMPORTANT SUGGESTION (not really site related):
    Ignoring the third more common mobile Operative System is like you don't care of a great amount of users.
    Please, port the app for Windows Phone.
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    :iconheartlessmicrophone:
    HeartlessMicrophone Featured By Owner 5 days ago  Hobbyist Digital Artist
    Maybe updating the journal maker page on the mobile? My phone can't get the app, and it's annoying because I have to wait to be on my computer to make journals... I used to be able to, but since a while I can't.
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    :iconranze-the-lucario:
    ranze-the-lucario Featured By Owner 5 days ago  Hobbyist Artist
    How about stop changing deviantart over and over im getting freaking crazy over here cause non of deviantart members DO a thing with other opinions like only what they do is do things with the good opinion selfish people
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    :iconchemax3x:
    CHEMAX3X Featured By Owner 6 days ago  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
    I'd like a static header and notifications in real time, thanks =D
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    :iconmegalodonsage:
    MegalodonSage Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
    An official DA Chat app for iOS and Android, or having it as a feature of the mobile app would be pretty DAmn nice. (heh, pun)
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    :iconc55m:
    c55m Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
    Thankful for the smudge tool. :D
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    :iconc55m:
    c55m Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
    omg, PLEASE DO NOT bug me with notifications to my personal email account to tell me someone commented or anything else, unless it is about a specific issue that concerns my account?  Facebook drove me away with that .. I'll leave this site if this becomes something I have to cope with.  Spam, is what I consider it.  I log in here and get notifications, so why start hounding me with notifications?  Please, don't do it.
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    :icongenyart:
    GenyArt Featured By Owner Edited Jan 16, 2015  New member Hobbyist Digital Artist
    Salut! Sa serait bien d'avoir uun traducteur de langue en français. On est plusieurs qui parles français.
    Si vous mettez cette option vous aurez d'avantages plus de membres chez Deviant Art. Merci.
    ==================Traduction ================================
    Hello! He(she,it) would be good to have uun translator of language(tongue) in French. We are several who speak French.
    If you put this option you will have of advantages more members to Diverting Art. Thank you.
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    :icontabeabd:
    TabeaBD Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
    I definitely second the idea of having subfolders in collections!

    Also, currently on the activity widget on profile pages (not talking about watchfeed), you can set it to show all activity, or just status messages. I wish there was a bit more customization for that. For example, I'd like for it to show my status messages and recent deviations, but not my favorites/collections. 
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    :iconflightyspirit:
    How about an encyclopedia for the tags? I know this sounds time consuming and tedious, but I think it might work. If not that, then how about tag aliases and maybe implications?

    EDIT: OH! And if the aliases DO become a real feature, then it wouldn't be too much trouble to alias any tag with more than one word with underscores, would it?

    It'd look something like this:

    "deviantart_update" instead of "deviantartupdate"
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    :iconmrcontroversial:
    mrcontroversial Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
    Not sure if someone has mentioned this already, but something I would like to bring up:

    I wish the deviantArt app for iOS was compatible to iOS 7, instead of only being exclusive to iOS 8. Now, the common sense thing is to upgrade to iOS 8 on my mobile device; however, my mobile device is not current and is not powerful enough to handle iOS 8 (iPhone 4S). With that said, I've stuck with iOS 7 so that my phone can respond properly and functional. Seeing the deviantArt app is not for iOS 7, this is does not allow me or others who do not have iOS 8 to enjoy exploring and using your brand new app. Instead, I have to look at my alternatives which do allow me to use their app for iOS 7 (tumblr being one of them). 

    I do hope that the deviantArt app does consider creating a compatible iOS 7 version, so that it can be used by iOS 7 users like myself. Thanks. 
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    :iconwreckling:
    wreckling Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2015   Writer
    iOS 7 support is planned for the future! :)
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    :iconmrcontroversial:
    mrcontroversial Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
    I am delighted to hear, as well as thankful for you responding.

    Looking forward to trying the app when it does, thank you for your time. :) 
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    :iconteyandee05:
    Teyandee05 Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2015
    Clean the spammers out of dA. Example:
    comments.deviantart.com/1/4733…
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    :iconflightyspirit:
    FlightySpirit Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2015
    I'd imagine there'd have to be some heavy update to in order to do that.
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    :iconteyandee05:
    Teyandee05 Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2015
    They would need an update to start blocking spammers?
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    :iconflightyspirit:
    FlightySpirit Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2015
    In a way, I guess. The spammers might try to avoid IP bans and use different e-mails addresses to do so.

    Unless you're talking the block list in the Setting menu, then everything I just said meant nothing.
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    :iconsqueezybat:
    SqueezyBat Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
    I would like the main website to have an optional color scheme that matches the mobile app. The profiles on the mobile app are nice and neat; I would like to be able to have that same symmetry on the desktop website version of my profile.
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    :iconroadtripdog:
    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]
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    :iconwreckling:
    wreckling Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2014   Writer
    Hi there! The change you're requesting is not included in this document because it's not something that is up for consideration, at this time. This document is for items that either have been discussed as a possibility for the future, or for items that have not yet been deliberated by the appropriate teams.

    As for "distribution list", I'm not sure what you're referring to. If you're watching hq, you should get the update notification when the Site Update is posted each week. :)
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    :iconroadtripdog:
    RoadTripDog Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2014
    I used to get the site update every week automatically, then when I complained about the placement of the message center I stopped receiving it.
    So how does one go about getting a request placed on the consideration list?
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    :iconloliigo:
    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"
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    :iconsweetcandycyanide:
    SweetCandyCyanide Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2014  Student General Artist
    For sta.sh, I think it would be nice if you could create actual folders on the side of sta.sh instead of having to drag and group deviations together, like it is on galleries and such.
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    :iconsoulenii:
    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.
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    :iconaleayo:
    Aleayo Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
    Groups
    • 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...)
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    :iconaleayo:
    Aleayo Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
    Comments
    • When adding media, add a way to list our most recently used emoticons, may be by default, on top of Official Emoticons
       Emo6 
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    :iconaleayo:
    Aleayo Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
    Groups
    • 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
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    :iconaleayo:
    Aleayo Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
    Groups
    • 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
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    :iconpinkprincesslora:
    PinkPrincessLora 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
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    :iconworldhero:
    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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    :iconhawkfeatherwarriors:
    HawkFeatherwarriors Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
    I have one thing to say... Why are you giving llama's and expecting people not to thank you for them? it's a normal thing to do! It's what people on dA do!!
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    :iconworldhero:
    WorldHero Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2014  Student Filmographer
    What does giving out llamas have to do with suggestions for site improvements? :?
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    :iconhawkfeatherwarriors:
    HawkFeatherwarriors Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
    =-= Cause you can't post anything on his profile, It'll get blocked for spam. It has nothing to do with it, Mind you're own buissnes.
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    :iconworldhero:
    WorldHero Featured By Owner Edited Nov 14, 2014  Student Filmographer
    That's not what I'm seeing on his profile now. There are plenty of comments on his page. None of them are hidden or marked as spam. Even if they were, that's his choice. His profile, his rules. And if he's marking comments of "Thanks for [insert whatever]!" as spam, that's reasonable since many people do not like their profile to be littered with "Thank yous." They're incredibly annoying and often require repeating yourself to people. Personally, I would rather people not thank me for faves/watches/llamas, so I don't have to constantly repeat myself with "No problem/you're welcome." I just ignore people who do that, but he has every right to do whatever he wants with the comments on his profile, whether you like it or not.

    *Your
    You posted this comment in a public spot, making it everyone's business. If you didn't want people to ask you about this comment, then you shouldn't have posted it in a public spot. :shrug:
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    :iconhawkfeatherwarriors:
    HawkFeatherwarriors Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
    He marks them as spam if it's "Thanks for the Llama."

    =-= How about, You stop commenting and let me RP with my friends. :icontwitchplz: 

    DO NOT REPLY..
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    :iconworldhero:
    WorldHero Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2014  Student Filmographer
    I don't see anything like that.

    This isn't an RP thread and nobody is stopping you from RPing, dear. :meow:
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    :iconhawkfeatherwarriors:
    HawkFeatherwarriors Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
    .-. Don't call me 'dear'
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    :iconworldhero:
    WorldHero Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2014  Student Filmographer
    But that's how I politely address anybody I don't know online. :dummy:
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    :iconladynefertari:
    ladynefertari Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
    I would like to be able to stack chapters of my favorite stories in my favorite collections. Also to stack my favorite artists' artworks or written works.
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    :icontokyomoonlight:
    TokyoMoonlight Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist

    I would like to have some button beside a deviation to say the artist that I like it (without having an external account like Google, Facebook...).

    When I have something to say about the Picture/Photo I write a comment, but sometimes I don't know what to write, but I would like to let the artist know that they did a great job.

    But I don't want to write always the same uncreative words "great picture, wonderful art..." I see a lot of those comments on the same deviation and I feel "stupid" to write (to add mine) another no.x comment, with the same message. So I don't write at all.

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    :iconrainsig:
    Rainsig Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2014  Student Digital Artist
    I'd love to hide artworks that I add to my collections, so they won't appear on watchfeed. I have my privacy settings set on invisible, but people see when I fave something, so what's the point?
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    :icondarkwood-creatures:
    Darkwood-Creatures Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2014  Professional Artisan Crafter
    Could it be possible for artists without a premium membership to have access to the custom widget box? It seems really unfair that something that used to be free cant be accessed anymore with out a $30 premium. Not to mention when posting comments if you dont have a premium you cant add a picture from your gallery.
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    :iconkeast27:
    Keast27 Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
    Is there a way to upload art from my iPod? My computer has problems...
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    :iconteyandee05:
    Teyandee05 Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2014
    Lessen the 48 hours limit to block the user after he has been unblocked.
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    :iconlucascaps:
    LucasCAPS Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2014   Writer
    I do hope you're working on the friend manager interface.
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    :iconshoutsandwhispers:
    shoutsandwhispers Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2014

     "General improvements on organizing and editing one's Friends List, including l
    isting Groups separately from friends, or in its own "Groups" section".

    This update would be invaluable to me as I have had to unwatch all my groups because the new (and otherwise useful) function 'Watch feed' was over run with various group images. :)

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    :iconlunasombria:
    LunaSombria Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2014  Student Digital Artist
    I think it would be wonderful if you could separate lists for my news feed!
    definitely would be helpful, and better than the current mess, watch groups, watch friends all together
     
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