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Journal Portal?

News, blogs, and journals have been merged into one, unifying these systems in order to make them simpler to use and more consistent in appearance and functionality.  In bringing them together, now categorized as deviations, they're able to receive the same great benefits as all deviations on the deviantART network.  Including the following:

Super Browse

Using the Journal Portal, you'll be able to look through an endless stream of content.  Much like deviations, you may now flick through journals quickly.  View Newest to find what's hot right now in the deviantART community, or view Popular to see what topics and issues are important to the masses.

+fav Journals

Show your appreciation for a well-written journal or store it away for a rainy day in your Favourites.  The Favorites widget on Profile Pages can be used to spotlight and showcase your favorite journals.


Using Writer, journals can be kept hidden from from wandering eyes (aka non-deviants).


Just like all deviations, journals are now searchable through deviantART's search function.


Inspect a journal's performance with easy access to view number of comments, favourites, and pageviews.


Promote and distribute journals by copying and pasting helpful links and :thumb: codes found right on the deviation page.


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Awyko Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2014
I hate it because my literature only posts as a journal entry and nothing more. people can't see it. There is a difference between simple and primary. I am curious as they aren't showing up where I think I would find them. I wrote it in stash and it doesn't even show up in there!!!!!!!!!
Bealis Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2012  Student General Artist
This really looks like a step back for me.
From a position, where news posts had their own place and category, merging them together with deviations with same search engine. Making things simpler can be a big advance, but only if it has some foundation. Ive seen many creative and nicely arranged news posts which were promoting users works and other stuff...with such action these posts will be drowned into a mess containing material of the whole page, lowering their exclusivity. I think that many people will have now less desire to write elaborate material to share.
Geni-Tamerlaine Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2012
Now we can't search for keywords anymore which means less results.
kemayo Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2011

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bibarry Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2011
How can you chose the category of the jounral you post?
I didn't use the stash writer because I couldn't. It was laggish.
And I want to change the jounral from personal.
monstroooo Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
A bad idea badly implemented is STILL a bad idea badly implemented, no matter how shiny the advertising :shrug:

Searches will now be diluted by idle Journal entries. The line is blurred between literature and Journals. Literature deviations have Journal thumbnails, making it even harder to tell the difference. Group Journals can't be categorised into anything other than personal. Old Journals have randomly lost their CSS styling (and won't accept new styles). Favouriting Journals might help show their popularity, but it also messes up my Collections (What was wrong with a +:heart: on news?). The whole thing has been introduced so poorly, most of the members of my group #WritersInk don't know or don't understand what is happening.

There's nothing wrong with Journals, they serve a place (typically as a means of publishing personal news and informal opinion). But their increased precedence is a threat to literature (which is an art form, while Journals are not).

Oh, and the writer is a waste of time. A slow and buggy editor that lets me bold and italicise text? Yeah, thanks. There's a dozen free WSYWYG editors out there that do a far better job.

Lou-in-Canada Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2011   Traditional Artist
how come all of a sudden I can't see thumbnails in people's journals?? I didn't change anything on my computer.. Anybody?
bibarry Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2011
IDK much.
But when I tried to write a jounral via the thumbnails code didn't appear as a photo just the code. Is that your problem?
Lou-in-Canada Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2011   Traditional Artist
thanks bibarry.. no, I only see the text, no thumbs, no codes :confused:
bibarry Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2011
Oh, it also happened to me once.
Maybe try to contract the help desk? XD
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