Welcome to Around the Site Suggestions! This article will be published every other week and it will feature different suggestions from around the site. Suggestions will be taken from the visual suggestions gallery, the written suggestions gallery , the suggestions forum, the weekly site updates from #hq and anywhere else suggestions are posted. As well as featuring these suggestions, this article will also contain different discussion topics about different aspects of the site and how you would like to see them improved.
If you have a suggestion you would like featured in this article feel free to note me, ^Katara-Alchemist, with your suggestion and I'll include it in the next article! It doesn't even have to be yours, it can just be a cool one that you've see while browsing the site. Feel free to note me with suggestions for the discussion topic at the end as well.
I recently put together a guide to creating suggestions, both visual and written! The guide covers:
What is a deviantART related suggestion?
What types of suggestions are there?
Where can I make a suggestion?
What should I consider when making a suggestion?
How do I make a visual suggestion?
How do I make a written suggestion?
What are some examples of good suggestions?
How can I get recognition for my suggestions?
You can read the full guide here: [link]
*raberbagirl suggested "I'd like to be able to edit my older literature Deviations with Sta.sh files.
My older stories lost all their formatting (such as italics, which are really important) because it took too long to replace it all manually with html tags, but if I could upload the stories to Sta.sh, which preserves italics, and then replace the original story Deviation with that properly italicized file, it would help very much.
I really don't want to lose comments or flood my watchers by having to delete old Deviations and upload new ones from Sta.sh as if they were new, when they're really not."
*16thSquadSanseki suggested "I just wanted to note one thing. If you add a topic in Group's Private Forum, it is in the message center but it doesn't increase Group Messages count. It would be nice if that could be changed, so other admins would know when there's a new note."
=Ms-CoffeePixie suggested "I feel like if there was a 'Delete' option on the Manage Deviations page I would be really happy.
I'm the sort of person who will bulk clean out my gallery sometimes and it takes quite a long time having to go to each page one by one and click delete. I don't think I am the only one who would appreciate a feature like that."
=mapal suggested "I still think a more dynamic way of selecting the used resources is a better idea >.> like people are going to bothered to search for the resource again and get the thumb link. Maybe, if you could, include a "select from your favourites" option so people can just fav things, then credit them."
*JazzLizard Suggested more options for managing comments
~NinthTale Suggested a"Remove Deviation From Messages" button for films.
*LadyLuck89 Suggested we be able to store old journals in the same way we can store deviations.
:thumb307640824: =Strawboo suggested a "see results" button for polls.
=singularwish suggested changes to the statistics page.
`joannastar suggested updates to the suggestions gallery that would make it easier to see how popular certain suggestions are.
My 4 most wanted improvements to Deviantart.1. Provide fields for a description (and any number of links) for each person you're watching, so this info can be displayed in our message center.~anti-tanX suggested multiple ideas including being able to have saved descriptions of the people we watch and the ability to have artists stacks include their journals as well/
When watching someone, let us be able to write private note about that user. (such as how we found out about them or how we met them, or what we like about their work, or what kind of art they make. It doesn't matter, the point is we can write literally anything there.) There should also be fields included for us to type in the urls to their other website(s), blog(s), tumblr(s), and pages on other art sites. If that user filled out any websites, then those could be added automatically, but we should still be able to add our own. These links, and whatever we wrote in the description field, should be displayed along with the user's name/icon in our message center. Aside from this making it infinitely easier to remember who literally every single person you're watching is, and making it easier keep tabs on their other sites (and so you
None this time!
This time we're going to discuss suggestions in general! When it comes to posting suggestions we currently have the option of the main suggestions forum, a couple staff personal forums, the two galleries, and the weekly site updates. Do you guys think there should be a more unified system, or should things be left as they are?