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Found this in the wild. You know, it sure does feel good to know we are even inspiring llamas to motivate people to deviate!

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The Commissions Widget used to default to 100 Points.

It now defaults to 800 Points.

Depending on how that goes, the default price may go up again. 

We're also considering the following changes as time goes on:

* A floor. Commissions below X Points won't be possible anymore. We don't yet know what the floor price should be, but we are fundamentally opposed to 15 Point commissions. They devalue the work of artists, you should ALL RAISE YOUR PRICES.

* Local Currency alongside Points currency. Buyers want to see the amount of real money (in their country) next to the Point amount. This should help clear some things up for buyers.

* Easier ways to see Commissions from people you +WATCH.

I met this owl today. She's 1, and will live to be 50 or 60 if all goes to plan!

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Elon Musk has nearly 2 million Twitter followers, but only follows 47 accounts himself – one of which is now DeviantArt#HumbleBrag

Elon Musk portrait by koraynergiz
"Elon Musk portrait" by koraynergiz


5D MII 50MM 1.4
Artist | Hobbyist | Varied
United States

I have the privilege of making the ultimate day-to-day decisions on deviantART in my acting position as Chief Executive Officer. I Co-Founded deviantART in April of 2000 with jark along with a founding team of individuals including matteo most of whom joined around launch in August. Honorary founding team members include: mccann, chris and spot.


I've had a passion for building online communities since my addiction to game BBS's (doom, doom 2, heretic, hexen, etc.) when I was 12. I co-sysop'd the Netherworld BBS in Northern Virginia at that time (till I was 15) and fell in love with the possibilities; especially as they applied to a global community. deviantART mirrors many aspects of BBS's and as time progresses you will find even closer comparisons to the quality of community MajorBBS and other platforms were able to support. Of course, most of you have no idea what I'm talking about when I say BBS's. Ugh.

I've now spent more than half my life building online communities. Seeking to deliver a mainstream application that captures the depth and passion that I felt for BBS's in my youth youth, rather than my now youth. :D

I'm very proud of the success of deviantART. Especially the fact that we took the road less traveled and arrived a little later, but on our own pure and untainted terms. We're doing it our way.

And that ladies and gentlemen ... feels like a milli-millillion dollars.


Before you read about the future, read about the past. And I think with a past like that and a team like this, it is a bright future indeed.

It is our intention to create the most powerful outlet in the world for known and unknown artists alike.

Most importantly we intend to take our time to do it right. For the first time in history there is connection and communication between artists and fans on a massive scale. deviantART represents a breakthrough for the promotion and exposure of otherwise stranded artists in all corners of the globe. Our job is to make sense of the possibility, and craft it in a responsible manner.

And that's what I'm here to do along with the strong team we've assembled here at deviantART; until the job is done.

(If you have something real and tangible to propose that may help deviantART in one way or another; Feel free to send me a note. I read every note even if I don't respond. Forgive me on the responses, there are thousands of notes!)

Current Residence: Hollywood, CA
deviantWEAR sizing preference: M
Print preference: Fine Art
Favourite photographer: coxi
Favourite style of art: street
Operating System: OSX
MP3 player of choice: there are no choices
Shell of choice: Sea.
Wallpaper of choice: (changed often)
Favourite cartoon character: Stewie
Personal Quote: y0.


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Troll-Overlord Featured By Owner 4 days ago  Hobbyist General Artist
I just found out that someone made some gift art for me a few weeks ago. The person used my icon in the description but I never got a notification that I had been mentioned. Do mention notifications only happen for comments? If so, are there any possible plans of expanding it to include deviation descriptions?
VanuInfiltrator Featured By Owner 3 days ago  Hobbyist Writer
Mentions are supposed to be if your username or deviations is tagged by anyone anywhere, what your describing sounds like some sort of one-time glitch with the mentions system.

If it continues to happen to you I would recommend filing a bug report.
pasteIkit Featured By Owner Edited 5 days ago  New Deviant
Is deviantART updating?

Because I can't get to my messages at all.

I can only get to them if I go incognito with Google Chrome.
ShakenMilkshake Featured By Owner 6 days ago  New Deviant
Saiyajin-Pride Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2015
Oh, by the way:

There's a pedophile on your site.…

Good job in keeping this site safe.

I feel safer on tumblr than on here.

There's hackers, and now a pedophile on the loose.
spyed Featured By Owner 6 days ago  Hobbyist General Artist
Saiyajin-Pride Featured By Owner 6 days ago
Thank you! 
Saiyajin-Pride Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2015
I am not harassing the staff.

This has nothing to do with you so don't butt in please.
VanuInfiltrator Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2015  Hobbyist Writer
The comment was public, anyone can butt in.

Besides, spyed is a busy person.
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