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BE Afraid 2007 - Halloween ContestsBe Afraid 2007 > Scary Movie by Nov 3rd 2007 at 11:59pm PST
It must be a new deviation submitted between Oct 5th 2007 and November 3rd 2007
It must be a recreation of a horror movie, not a romance, action, documentary or porno.
It should go without saying that screen caps of actual movies are not allowed
`Ghouldaddy, `arachnid15, `stigmatattoo, `MistressWit, `Marker-Guru and special guest judge Ghoulish Gary Pulin famous artist and Rue Morgue Magazine Artistic Director.
There will be a first through third place winner in each of the medias and one grand prize winner
1st place 1year sub or premium prints and a Rue Morgue pack
2nd place 6mth sub to dA and Rue Morgue pack
3rd place $25 deviant dollars and a rue morgue prize pack
Grand Prize: the main grand prize winner will receive a 1year subscription to deviantART or a premium prints account, A Rue Morgue Magazine prize pack, ex
Comment Exploit - Protect yourself!It has been brought to our attention that there is a new Comment Exploit occuring. It reads as followed:
"hey! check this out! I just saw who my Secret VALENTINE WAS !! it really works.. see who your VALENTINE is just CLICK HERE"
There are also others that read:
"Hey. this person wrote something about you in their blog.. CLICK HERE"
If you receive a comment of any sort that read "CLICK HERE" DO NOT click on the link given and if you have these comments on your page please hide them in order to prevent this issue from spreading.
We apologize for the inconvenience and frustration these issues have been causing and rest assured that our IT department is aware of these situations and working furiously to correct them.
Spreading this article will help stop the spread of the exploit.
Please also keep in touch with deviantART status by checking the status forum regularly here
A word on miscats.Pronunciation: miss-kat
Etymology: short for miscategorized
1. DeviantArt-speak for an image that is posted in the wrong gallery.
2. Any image that has been submitted improperly causing it to be out of place.
"What's the buzz about miscats, why do people make such a bid deal about them?" It's a common enough question, what compels people to focus on them so much? Hopefully I will help give some answers to this situation and provide some information to make people think about why miscats are such an important thing here at DeviantArt.
First off, as the definition above states, any image that isn't in the proper gallery is considered a miscat. It happens to every gallery, art that isn't like the others. Some really stand out and others are not so bold in their misplacement. Regardless of how misplaced, it's a situation that can be improved. Here's
Traditional Art Day started Yesterday!Traditional Art Day is here, and we want everyone to be a part of it!
Note: Due to issues with our ISP and common delay on hot topics this news article actually reflects the events of yesterday. The Traditional Art contest is still going on and we ask that you take the time to continue to support and appreciate Traditional art today, though the chatroom activities may not still be running, we're still loving it Traditional style!
Because when we think about Art we think about canvas, perspective, brushes, composition, palette, volume, contrast, depth, movement... no matter what your chosen media is, the very concepts we all work with have been developed by Traditional Artists of all times. All artistic disciplines are permeated by Traditional styles and its ways of defining images, and its masterpieces are part of the treasures of mankind.
Whether you are a Photographer or a Vector artist, a Fractalist or a Poet, a Filmmaker or a 3-
Daily Deviations: How to SuggestI constantly find that many deviants, new and otherwise, simply do not know how to suggest a Daily Deviation.
Just to make sure we are all on the same page here:
Info to Know
The only rule applied to Daily Deviations is that a deviant may not receive more than one Daily Deviation within a period of three months.
All deviants, regardless of popularity, are eligible to receive Daily Deviations.
Popular deviants are still deviants and will not be disqualified on the mere charge of being popular from receiving a Daily Deviation.
Any deviation may possibly receive a Daily Deviation.
This is regardless of the amount of views or favorites it has garnered.
You are ALLOWED to suggest YOURSELF. Just don't abuse this.
The following are not rules on how to suggest Daily Deviations but rather guidelines that help staff capable to select Daily Deviations better and more quickly process suggestions.
VIRUS ALERT - let's stop the spam!OI! GUYS! Another exploit is running around dA!
If anyone on your devWATCH list posts a journal that has a short link from bit.ly in it with a description like "HAHA", "LMAO", "omg this is sooo stupid lol" or "ROFL THIS IS GREAT", DO NOT CLICK IT.
It's going to make you automatically post a journal with the exact same message and spam dA.
Even though the file you're opening seems to be a broken JPG image it is in fact a PHP file with an embed iframe in which runs a very simple script that opens your dA profile and posts a journal.
Don't worry. It doesn't do anything beside posting the journal... so far. It's just annoying and spams the page.
The source code might change after it spreads making the content malicious, so don't click the goddamn link for your own good.
PS. Yes, I know it's not technically a hack or a virus, but hell, this draws attention and that's the whole point - to stop the spam before it spreads like the one we had before and which
Project: EDUCATEIntroducing Project: EDUCATE!
A few Weeks ago $Moonbeam13 hinted to a secret project that "has the potential to change your deviant experience. Bring you knowledge that can increase your potential. Be fun and exciting and a chance to WIN stuff.". Well....here it is! The AR team is extremely excited to bring you Project: EDUCATE!
What is it?
Project: EDUCATE is an initiative from the Artists Relations team to build gallery knowledge, raise community awareness, promote interaction, and most importantly share information.
How's it going to work?
Keep an eye on the news and your Gallery Directors journals! There will be contests, featured chats, news articles, interactive activities, and great information. We will have "A deviants' Guide to Community Involvement", dA related tutorials and tools, tricks and information on how you can grow and develop as an artist.
Groups: Killing deviantART? (Detailed Article)Groups: Killing deviantART?
Quite the headline? Maybe and maybe not as sensational as I've made it out to be but let's take a look at group and how they are killing and helping deviantART. What kinds of changes they've made now that groups have been around awhile and we are accustomed to them. They are part of a lot of our deviantART lives now, no?
This article will feature the following topics about groups: Quick history about groups, How groups are killing dA, how groups are helping dA, Solutions to the Problem, and various gripes about groups in general. Each section will give groups what credit they are due, so don't take this as some long personal rant about groups. I love a lot of things about groups and hate a lot of things about groups at the same time. I apologize in advance if this article is very long, it's worth the read however, and may begin to give other members here on dA some insight to what is happening in the community.
Quick (and Gener
dA Versions - A Trip Down Memory Lane
Every change to the site brings about a familiar round of blogs, commentary and artwork. Here's a compilation of our version changes throughout the years with accompanying artwork I've collected (from all sides).
Special thank you to *Darqx for this comic
Version 2 (released on February 5, 2002)
Version 3 (released on August 7, 2003)
Official Bug Fix List
Version 4 (released August 7, 2004)
Version 5 (released August 7, 2006)
Note: 2 years since last update
Plz Accounts Database!Do You Love Plz Accounts?
Wait, what? If you don't know what a plz account is, you can find out here. This may also have you wondering how to create plz accounts. You can learn all about that by reading Project Educate: Plz Accounts by `Krissi001.
Now that we're all on the same page, here's some exciting news!
HelpPlz.info is a portal to a massive database for deviantART's plz accounts. At the time of this article's publication, there are already over 25,000 plz accounts listed in this database, and that number is continuing to grow. Before this, deviants have been using journals and group blogs to store these accounts with somewhat frustrating and often cluttered results. But that's a
Copyright and the reason why we are hereIt seems that there is a terrible misconception going round DeviantART and I decided to share my opinion on that matter. The hype about Copyright And Copyright Infringement on DeviantART took on a extensive scale within the last years. A lot of people overreact when someone allegedly has committed "art theft". Maybe that's one of the reasons why many people get more and more wary on the matter. It's sufficiently known what is falling under Copyright Infringement. This article makes clear what is not.
Not long ago I published a poll out of curiosity asking the people how many deviations from other artists they have you stored on their computers. The big majority merely keeps a very small number of pictures. So far there is nothing wrong with that but a considerable number of people commented that they feel not to be entitled to "own" a copy of someones work unless the download option i
Photography>APN -Natures Natural Textures Conte Announcing The Official deviantART Photography>APN -"Natures Natural Textures" Contest!
That is right, deviantART and the Photography>Animals, Plants, and Nature Gallery is proud to bring to you the first "Natures Natural Textures" photography contest!
The Detailed Goodness!
When does the contest start and end?--- The category you can directly submit images to will be open on the 24th of June and closes on July 24th at 11:59:59PM PST So tomorrow, you can begin to submit your deviation directly to the category under "Contests>Natures Natural Textures"
Ok so what is the theme?--- The theme is "Natures Natural Textures" which basically is what says, textures that occur naturally within nature, think about the textures found on leaves and plants, trees, in fur o
The holidays on Deviantart!Happy Holidays!
As the year winds down again, it seems like there is not enough time in the day to do all the things that's must be done. Many cultures around the world have holidays at this time of year. The very obvious one is Christmas. I know that Christmas is often criticized but this year, let the deviants take over the holidays! Who better to take something and give it a fun and creative spin but the members of the largest, most successful creative community in the world?
The holidays around the world suffer at the hands of commercialism and greed (not only from buisnesses but all those people that want ipods instead of home made presents). Lets put a positive spin on it and make this the season of art! We have a pile of events, and contests, not only Christmas related, but even some events for the grinches out there. There are charities to help the unfortunate, contests to win prizes and educational projects. As these projects are launched I will update this journal, and
Educate: Comics WeekComics Segment? Whats this?
In case you've been living under a rock the last little while, the Artists Relations team has been running a project called Project: Educate and each gallery is getting a Spotlight week. Comics week is November 5th - 10th 2007.
What this means is activities, sub giveaways, Contests, Chat events and more! Read on for a full list of Details!
Comics Critique Night
`lazybutt has agreed to help us by managing comics critique night Thursday, Nov 8th 3:30 PM ESTjoin us in #CandC for that!
*apocathary's Mini Comic Zine Project
`apocathary is holding a contest/Education Project that will show you how to create your own mini comic zine and there will be prizes for the best mini comic zines!
Scheduled Chat meet
Official Contest – What Makes You Smile?This News Article will be updated over time with prizes and additional info, please refer to it before submitting an entry.
Your photograph(s) should be submitted to Contests & Projects > Contests > 2009 > What Makes You Smile
Your photograph(s) should be NO LESS than 500 pixels on each side
Your photograph(s) should be NEW, i.e. made for the sole purpose of this contest and submitted after the announcement of this contest.
You are permitted to enter up to two entries per entrant.
Diptychs will be allowed (no Triptychs) i.e. placing two photographs side by side to either help enhance your image, convey your concept or to be used as juxtaposition.
No PhotoManipulations will be accepted i.e. merging two or more photographs or adding additional elements to create one image.
MINOR darkroom enhancement is allowed i.e. curves, brightness, contrast, colour balance, black an
Anime/Fanart Chat Event starts now! Everyone, welcome!
Join myself, ^rydi1689, `WildCharmander, and *Bulano for a Manga/Anime and Fanart chat event in #CommunityRelations
Time: 7pm EST, 12am GMT, 4pm PST
Where: #communityrelations chatroom
Stop on by and participate in trivia and art challenges, or just to hang out. Everyone is welcome to join and participate!
Keep in Touch!
`anmari has been spreading her infectious positivity throughout our community for over 6 years. Throughout this time Ana has been at the core of all things devious, passionately developing an eclectic gallery, helping organise devmeets, participating in chat events and also recently completed dedicating her time as a Community Volunteer. We are absolutely delighted to bestow the Deviousness Award for May 2013 to `anmari, congratulations! Read More