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. (Investigating potential solutions)
  • 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. (Planned for the future)
  • 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)
  • 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 and/or deleting comments.
      • 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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        Meowstic-45 1 day ago  New member Hobbyist General Artist
        what about a way to let people start commissions for 0 points, this would help people who do requests
        Aristanova 1 day ago  Hobbyist General Artist
        I like the option to be able to keep a track of those who have bought a 'digital download' off you. A simple list of those who have     bought said download would be great.
        Aidal Apr 4, 2014  Professional General Artist
        I had a simple suggestion and a wish that if every time a member can gain 1M views he can get a premium membership. :nod:
        Anyura Mar 29, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
        I have a few suggestions for the deviantWatch, because I think right now it's quite difficult to handle. My English is not perfect, but I hope you'll understand what I mean. ;)
        - different sorting options in the friends list: sort by date added, by alphabet, etc...
        - easier jumping to different letters, dates (last week, last month...)
        - showing the icons next to the username in the friends list
        - small preview of artworks (when hovering over the username?)
        - browse function in the friends list, typing in some letters and getting the most relevant results

        Right now I'm sorting out some deviants from my watch list and I noticed how hard it is to keep them sorted and to find a specific deviant.
        But you guys are doing great work, I'm very happy to see that deviantart keeps getting better, so thanks a lot for everything you do! :)
        Just-To-Look1 Mar 28, 2014  Student General Artist
        I suggest bringing the MOODS system back. I can't even figure out whether people who are replying to me are angry at me or just plain neutral. I keep getting confused! :ohnoes:
        Shango-ThunderStones Mar 28, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
        I second Demon-Trash suggestion.
        Demon-Trash Mar 21, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
        Is there a way you can make is so the mature content is in separate groupings?
        Nudity/Sexual themes for one part and another Violence/gore/Strong language
        Its a pain trying to look through the violence images and getting sexual images instead, its a bit disturbing.
        Is changing a group's name being considered? Can you request it?
        hinatate5 Mar 15, 2014  New member  Filmographer
        MjaxMajoran Feb 28, 2014  Student Digital Artist
        Premium Pricing:

        I Notice that, when you gift a premium membership, the ability to send 1 month is available, however to purchase for oneself, is a continuous bill.
        I was wondering if At some point it would be possible to make it so you can simply pay for a custom set amount of months or even just have 1 month, non recurring as an option (Yes I realise I could cancel the subscription afterwards, but it's more of an innvoative ease of access thing.)

        Thanks for your consideration!
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