Thank you, Beta Testers!
We owe you an enormous debt of gratitude. Your input and feedback around our latest Beta releases -- Site Navigation, Activity Feed, and Status Updates -- has been incredibly valuable and because of it, we're able to make significant improvements to those features that will benefit every user of deviantART. We sincerely couldn't do it without you.
The information and data gathered from those Updates will be used to ensure a smooth site-wide launch, and we again thank you for all of your help. As sometimes happens in the Beta process, the Status Updates submitted in our test period need to be deleted to make some of the changes you requested. This will likely take place mid-next week.
But, we encourage you to please keep testing, coming up with unique ways to take advantage of these features.
Since Monday, we’ve received over 3,000 comments, nearly 100 bug reports, and extensive feedback regarding these new releases -- and Beta Testers have published over 7,000 Status Updates! Pretty impressive.
We will continue to make adjustments and fix bugs, will be rolling out these features to more deviants in the next week.
More deviantART Than Ever Before
Around the clock and across the world, deviantART staff have been working to not only evolve the way our community interacts with one another, but enhance the ways we discover and talk about works of art. These upgrades enrich the deviantART you love into an even more magnetic, kindred experience while retaining everything that makes us deviantART.
We’ve seen comments that some of our new features remind deviants of functionality best-known on social media sites. But there are aspects of these functions that will benefit the deviantART community and enhance our daily experiences, so it makes sense to embrace them.
The core of deviantART will always remain the same, and the same artists will be around for you to interact with and draw inspiration from. Only now, their ability to reach you and other future watchers is enhanced and streamlined, and we guarantee the results and reach of creators will be staggering.
As one of our Beta Testers, you've been given a glimpse into the way the lives of our deviants are about to be changed forever, and we couldn't be more honored that you were the first to see them and help us refine them for site-wide release.