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In May, we introduced the
DeviantArt Timeline as a method of communicating with deviants and providing transparency about what’s planned for our collective future. During the site simplification process that followed, we received a number of comments from deviants asking why we were working on the features presented on the Timeline instead of other things. Many of the features brought up in these comments are ones that have been requested for years. We want to be more transparent about these suggested features, why some of them haven’t happened yet, and why some of them may never happen.

These requests are from past Site Updates, the Suggestions Forum, surveys, and individual requests we’ve received.


Notes in the DeviantArt Mobile App

When we launched the DeviantArt Mobile App, we made the difficult decision not to include Notes in the first version.  We wanted the app to be in your hands as soon as possible, and rather than postponing its release for Notes to be completed, we went ahead with launch.  But, the wait is nearly over! Notes will be in the DeviantArt Mobile App by October.

Group Deviations Separated in Notifications

Deviants often ask to have group deviation notifications split from regular deviation notifications. It’s great to get topical deviations in your notifications; however, active groups can often be overpowering. We’re happy to let you know that this change will be happening very soon.

Viewing Results of Your Poll Without Having To Vote on it Yourself

While this is a very specific request, being able to view results on your own poll without voting is a suggestion we get constantly, and we're working on implementing this change shortly!

Deviant Search

Admittedly, we should have implemented this long ago, but our aim is to make it happen sooner-than-later. The first version of deviant search will be fairly simple, allowing you to search for a specific deviant by their username or part of their username. Later on, we want to make a more robust search, allowing you to find deviants in a variety of different ways — including by artist type, genre, skill level, age, location, and more.  (We recently wrote a journal asking how you find other deviants.  Share your feedback!)  We'll have more details on the target dates of all search-related features within the next few weeks.

Favourites Search

The ability to search in favourites has been a long-standing community request that we’ve addressed in various Site Updates.  As mentioned, we haven't implemented this feature previously due to the technical work involved.  However, we want to enable this functionality and plan on making the technical changes needed soon.  We'll have more details on the target dates of all search-related features within the next few weeks.

Notes Search

The ability to search in notes is among our top community-requested features. We’re committed to adding search to Notes, and our goal is to do this by October; however, we acknowledge that October timeline is a stretch goal and the project may take longer.  We'll have more details on the target dates of all search-related features within the next few weeks.

Notes Uplift

The desire for an uplift to Notes is commonly mentioned in several community-feedback surveys we've held.  We want to redesign Notes to make it more modern, user-friendly, include a great search, and work better on mobile.  This new version of Notes would group notes between you and another deviant into one thread, allowing you to easily find notes you've previously sent or received from that deviant, easing inbox manageability when you have a long conversation with that deviant. (Currently, that conversation would end up scattered between conversations with other deviants).

Collaborative Deviations (Labeling Collaborators on a Deviation)

When deviants work together to create one piece of art, it can become complicated to share that art on DeviantArt. Often, both deviants will submit the same deviation and mention the other artist in the description, but that can lead to comments and favorites on both deviations going unseen by the deviant-creators. While we want to address this, there are a lot of complexities involved. We are still thinking about ways we can provide a better system for collaborators.

Private Favourite Folders

While we acknowledge that some deviants want to be able to make their favourites folders private, we haven't seen a strong community interest in having this as an option.  As such, we don't have any immediate plans to add it as a feature.

Indication on Thumbnails if Deviations are Already in Your Favourites

Deviants have suggested they would benefit from an indication of some kind on thumbnails that made it clear that deviation was already added to their favourites. We agree that this is a great idea, and we'd like to do it for Daily Deviations as well. Having said that, we don't currently have a timeframe for these changes. Last week, we released a journal outlining our ideas for a new thumbnail grid, and we'll keep this suggestion in mind for future iterations.

Better Manage Deviations Page

We are very interested in better deviation management —  particularly how pro artists, or artists with a lot of deviations, can better manage their deviations. As it stands, the experience isn’t ideal; however, we don’t consider this as high a priority as other initiatives and don’t have any timeframes around deviation management.

View Recently Deleted Notifications

Sometimes deviants accidentally delete notifications and want a way to view items they’ve recently removed. Notifications, Watch, and Feedback are features we’re actively working on, and they will begin to dramatically change shape later this year. The idea of “read” vs. “unread” is something we’ll be exploring and will hopefully alleviate these issues, but this will likely not be happening in the coming months.

See Who Purchased Your Premium Content

Deviants who sell Premium Content have requested to see who is buying their digital downloads. We think this is a good idea (if the buyer chooses to share such information), and we’d like to provide deviants with more tools to run their DeviantArt businesses. We want DeviantArt to be a dashboard for your art on the Internet that connects you with your audience and customers. However, we're still mapping the requirements needed to make that happen. Because of this, we don't have a specific timeframe for these changes.

Favourites Subfolders

Subfolders within favourites is a common request from the community; however, we feel that it’s in the community’s best interest to solve this problem in other ways. One problem with favourites folders is that they currently don’t scale well. Having too many favourites will cause your favourites page to become overwhelming and make finding that folder more difficult.

The use of favourite folders is important to DeviantArt as a whole. It makes More Like This more accurate and provides a great experience to discover new art around a topic. Our goal is to make favourites simpler and easier to use rather than adding more complexities.

Multi-image Deviations

Multi-image deviations aren't currently slated on our Timeline. There are workarounds to include multiple images in one deviation — such as including multiple images in one larger file, or including them in a journal — and while we acknowledge that these methods aren't ideal, we don't see enough demand for this as a feature to prioritize it over other features that are wanted or need to happen.

Exclusion Filtering by Tag

We've seen requests from deviants asking for a blacklist feature that could remove deviations with certain tags from the browsing experience. (For example, if you don't want to see deviations tagged #spider, you could add that tag to your blacklist.)  We don't have any plans for a feature like this currently, but we're not opposed to the idea of personalization based on interests. Right now, we're investigating content strategy as a whole — how we decide what displays where — and we're looking into this with the knowledge that this is a feature some deviants might want.  Tip: If you want to do this in individual browse or search results, you can always add a minus sign before the tag (example: "insects -#spider").

Please Note

As you may have seen on the DeviantArt Timeline, today's announcement was originally slated for DeviantArt Shoes.  However, based on the community feedback we've received over the last few weeks, we felt it was more important to address the topic of community feature requests at this time. 

The DeviantArt Shoes announcement has been merged with the Deviousness Revamp announcement, and the combined journal is now scheduled for release on Wednesday, June 17th. The Design Checkpoint journal has been temporarily removed, to be re-added at a later date.  

By next week, we'll have added the next handful of release dates to our Timeline!

Stay Connected

Keep an eye on the DeviantArt Timeline for news and notes about when these projects will hit the site!  Do you have more requests for projects or features that aren’t included here?  Share them in the comments, or check if they’re listed in the Suggestions Forum.





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Throwback Thursday to that time when DeviantArt didn't have "Watch" buttons on deviation pages. 
Pixel peep the upcoming thumbnail grid: ᕦ(ò_óˇ)ᕤ
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"Without leaps of imagination, or dreaming, we lose the excitement of possibilities.  Dreaming, after all, is a form of planning." —Gloria Steinem

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The man with no face says nothing and is no one.  #GameOfThrones

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Heidi
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Heidi. Female. American. Tall. Sarcastic. Athletic. Bossy. Financial enthusiast. Olympics lover. TV/fandom fanatic.

I've been fortunate to be involved with deviantART from day one and have held a variety of positions over the past thirteen years. Today, I'm deviantART's Vice President of Marketing.

I graduated college with a Journalism major and Political Science minor, and enjoy all aspects of news and politics. I can often be found watching Fox News, CNN, or CNBC during the wee hours of the morning.

When I'm not working, my hobbies include playing and watching almost all sports (basketball, softball/baseball, volleyball, football, tennis, etc.), traveling, geocaching, investing, and trying to be as funny as humanly possible. When it's time to relax, I'll turn on the television or read a book.

I also used to run GilmoreGirls.org, which was pretty epic during its heyday.

Current Residence: Earth
Favourite genre of music: Christmas songs, jams from the 80s
Favourite style of art: Pixel art, photography, fan art
Operating System: Windows 7
MP3 player of choice: iTunes
Shell of choice: Lobster, shrimp, clams
Favourite cartoon character: Bobby's World, DuckTales, Bionic Six
Personal Quote: I'm not stubborn, I just refuse to settle.
Interests

Bolt Award

For her outstanding work with deviantART, Heidi is presented with the illustrious Bolt Award for 2008. Heidi is the embodiment of community spirit, dedication, and drive that makes deviantART what it is today. Her positive attitude and inspiring personality has been an influence on the formation of the site since the very beginning, and without her, deviantART would be a much duller and less magical place.
-awarded July 2008

Deviousness Award

Deviousness Award

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aponom Featured By Owner 2 days ago
Thank you so much for your gift of premium membership! I am honored! :faint:
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Kythkyn Featured By Owner 3 days ago  Student Writer
Thanks for the llama :la:
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TibberChris Featured By Owner 3 days ago  New Deviant Student General Artist
Hello !^W^
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TheCreator505 Featured By Owner 3 days ago  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Wow! Really thank you for the cake :D You were my first cake XD. Oh and for the Llama as well.

You're awesome 👊😁
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CrypticGrin Featured By Owner Edited 3 days ago  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you so much for the cake badge! ^^ :eager: That was quite awesome of you! 
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61021376 Featured By Owner 4 days ago
HelloLlama Emoji-03 (Sparkles) [V1]
Is the entire staff gay for a day?
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Heidi Featured By Owner 3 days ago
The color change of the DeviantArt logo is temporary, but our support of the Supreme Court's decision in favor of Marriage Equality is forever.  :)

~Heidi
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61021376 Featured By Owner 2 days ago
That's an awesome policy:la:
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Heidi Featured By Owner 3 days ago
Gay?  We're ecstatic!  And not just for a day.  Always.  :community:

~Heidi
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61021376 Featured By Owner 3 days ago
Thanks! But does it mean it's the official logo now?
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