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UK by clairebearer UK :iconclairebearer:clairebearer 270 51
CEA Update December 6, 2006
Since our last update we’ve managed to accomplish something fairly noteworthy which will no doubt dismay just as many people as it over joys; essentially we have completed a complete and thorough sweep and clear of the Signature Banners section of the Customization Gallery.
This section was tagged as a higher priority area due to the unusually high rate of copyright infringing submissions which are placed there on a weekly basis. Starting at the very first submission and working forward through the entire section manually all identifiable copyright violations have been removed.
During the course of this review the Signature Banner section has seen approximately 75% of its content removed. This amounts to a few thousand submissions from this section alone. Now that this basic ‘housekeeping’ task has been completed we anticipate that the section will be kept free of any submissions which violate e
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deviantART community grabs 65% of the One Million
More than 6,500 deviantART members have contributed to the One Million Masterpiece charity project in the last three months – 65% of the entire picture so far.
Five international charities have come together to produce a record breaking piece of global art that will represent all people from around the world.  To kick things off they have created a global alliance of the largest online arts communities who are supporting the project, however deviantART have shown their dominance by driving ten times more members to the website that anyone else.
The first goal of The One Million Masterpiece project is to smash the current world record of 25,297 contributors to a single artwork.  We think that with the help of the deviantART community we can hit that target by the end of the year – so if you haven’t already done so please get on over there and make your mark!
Joining The One Million Masterpiece is free.  Log-on to
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Gallardo Vector by ThEReAlWaZzAr Gallardo Vector :icontherealwazzar:ThEReAlWaZzAr 592 455 living inside PART IV by OliverJanoschek living inside PART IV :iconoliverjanoschek:OliverJanoschek 1,851 798 It's Not About PAGEVIEWS by Cha0sM0nkey It's Not About PAGEVIEWS :iconcha0sm0nkey:Cha0sM0nkey 1,472 442
Steal This CSS Is Now Live!
Welcome to Steal This CSS! Our mission here at STC is to produce & provide the deviantART community with free, high quality CSS journal layouts. These layouts will be well coded and designed by a team of CSS designers.
Our CSS layouts are designed after a wide range of influences, from games to websites to movies. A few examples of these influences are Ecko Unlimited, Casino Royale, Windows Vista, Motorola, Coca Cola, Marc Ecko's Getting Up, and many more. We will be updating our database with more journal designs than you can handle.
How does STC work? Simple. Each week we will release a journal featuring one of our CSS layouts. After this layout has been on display for a week, the winner of the layout will be chosen, depending on certain contest criteria (we will change up how you win each week). Each winner will be awarded the exclusive rights to that CSS layout, and a one month subscription. We do this is to ensure that even non-subscribers have a chance to participate in this comm
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Feeling A Little Ninja by evilrice Feeling A Little Ninja :iconevilrice:evilrice 8 14
Bug Issues
Bug Issues
We are aware of several fairly critical bugs concerning deviants and we are taking every step to make sure these are resolved as soon as possible. But you can help us get that done by doing a couple simple things for us.
Below will follow the three main issues we have been receiving reports on, so if you are experiencing anything relating to these, please list which ones, and info you can provide or links to specific examples. But please clearly list which one it is so we can sort through the replies easier which leads to us fixing them easier. The more examples and user names we can get on here the more we can go on.
Also, I would like to ask that you use this news article to post the issues to instead of the Help Desk. This makes it easier to find reports of different issues within the help desk.
Gallery Related Bugs
We are aware of a growing number of issues users are facing in relation to various gallery issues. Amongst those are newly submitted artw
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:Wonka Factory Tour: by jagscupid :Wonka Factory Tour: :iconjagscupid:jagscupid 806 320 :sabotage: by LeoLeonardo :sabotage: :iconleoleonardo:LeoLeonardo 112 89
Getting the most out of your CSS Journals Five
Ah yes welcome back! Yes it's been two weeks already, and a day over too. Sorry about that. But all that aside, let's begin with part five (wow!) of Getting the Most out of your CSS Journals. If you want to read the rest of the series before you look here, make sure to read: Getting the most out of your CSS Journals!
Side menus
Marker-Guru suggested this, and I thought I'd give it a shot. It's the standard Side menu. Nothing flashy about it, it's just a menu at the side that holds your links, stamps and whatever. This code can easily be adapted to hold your other information, or whatever you like:
.menu {


Put your information in here

It's really that simple! Just make sure to pretty it up with some background images (background-image:url(whatever.gif); ) and position it wherever you like. I
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New Subscriber Feature! Advanced Activity Pages!
New Subscriber Feature! Advanced Activity Pages!
As some of you who are part of the beta testing program may have seen, there is a new look to the Activity page. And for those of you who haven't seen it, the way it looks is pretty nice.
It allows you to see a lot more of your favorite deviants activity. Such as;
Journal Comments
News they have submitted
News they have :heart:ed
Comments made on deviations
Comments made on other deviants
Comments made on the forums
Comments made on the news
Recent deviations ( with thumbnails )
Who they are watching
And recent favorites with thumbnails )
Non subscribers will still be able to see forum and user comments as per usual.
This is going to be available as part of the subscription package so if you wish to see all the groovy things that your fellow deviants are doing, now may be the time to check out a subscription! And for all you subscribers, this is the first of many nice lit
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Awkward Glory by coffee-lin Awkward Glory :iconcoffee-lin:coffee-lin 93 71
Plz Account Purge II: The Revenge
So, a second plzaccount purge deviantART, I guess that was a good idea, seeing as there is no real reason for the things except to be funny But maybe, just maybe, there are better things you (and the C&E staff) could be doing with your time.
Now I am no supporter of the plz accounts, but what I do support is doing whatever action has no real rule against it. Whatever that action might be.
Many companies that have a user base that pays for a service has issues like this. The company gives an inch, the consumers take a mile, its not unheard of. But how the company reacts to that is what defines it.
Back when I was still a staff member at deviantART I suggested several times that if you wanted plz accounts to stop, you must make it so people cannot use them, period. Where are the accounts used? Occasionally dAmn, but their intended realm is the forums. I remember way back into dA history when users could put user icons in their signatures, anyone else remember that? But that was a
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This is one of the best suggestions I've seen in a long time. I hope someone picks this suggestion up and works on it. I especially lik...

by gas13

It's always good to see more pixel art from you. :) This time, it's interesting to see such a popular video game as the subject of your ...


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DeviantTidy was one of the first browser extension projects I ever worked on, and the fact that it's still operational after a decade is something that makes me proud, as well as feel pretty old! That's a third of my life I've spent maintaining it.

DeviantArt itself is still going from strength to strength too, which is very impressive given its age. Not many millennium, internet-bubble businesses can claim that!

There have been no updates to DT since February, but as far as I can see, every feature is still working as intended. If you have any bug reports or feature requests, I'm always happy to hear them.

Thanks to all of you who are still using DT, wherever you are!


BoffinbraiN has started a donation pool!
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Senior members no longer get the same benefits as premium members, despite the contributions to the community.

If you wish to support me by donating points or subscriptions, I would be grateful, as this would allow me to carry on creating journal CSS and other things for the community. You may also wish to commission me to make a journal skin for you.

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