Welcome to the fourth dA Life blog, a series created to help you enjoy your time on dA and use it's many tools for sharing your art, appreciating other people's art and taking part in the wonderful community that we have here.
If you're new to deviantART or haven't explored the site fully yet, there are some active official groups which are well worth a visit (and a watch) to introduce you to aspects of dA that you may not have heard about and also to the people who make stuff happen around here. If you haven't taken the *welcome
tour yet, go check it out
then come back and read this blog entry.
The plain text in the descriptions of the listed groups is taken directly from the groups' profile pages and About Us sections. The bits in italics were added by me (`RockstarVanity) for the purpose of this blog to explain things a little further.
This is the Official Home for the staff of deviantART.com. Expect updates and announcements regarding deviantART to be released from here!
%hq is also a great place to see stunning art selected by dA staff for your viewing pleasure, and to find out about new cool stuff and improvements on your favourite dA features.
The Community Relations team exists to facilitate communication amongst deviantART's administration, volunteers and members. Our goal is to foster creative genius by encouraging artists to grow, collaborate and participate in a friendly and supportive artistic environment.
%communityrelations is where you'll find the full list of all the Community Volunteers so you easily be able to see who to send your Daily Deviation suggestions to and who to seek out for help in the Chat and Forums section of the site.
DeviantART's Community Operations Department is dedicated to providing a high standard of community development, encouraging innovative and creative opportunities within the community. The Community Operations department includes Help Desk & Customer Service and the Copyright & Etiquette Team.
The %communityops people say, "Our department drives an environment where deviants can come together and be empowered within, and by, the community. We believe that community development is not a department - it's an approach which helps people to recognise and develop their ability to reach their potential".
%dt, or Devious Technology, are the people who work behind the scenes to make the site even more awesome and provide you with epically useful goodies to enhance your dA experience.
They say, "When DT finishes making a brand new deviantART feature, or just fixes a bug, we first run it on our top-secret staging server. When everything's ready to go live, we sync it!"
%printscommunity is a group which focuses on tips and ideas on selling prints, stats of interest to prints artists, requests for feedback on new prints features, changes, or anything else we're thinking about and lots of really cool art and print related stuff. You can find lots more information about dA's prints service here.
%devBUG is the official home of beta testing on deviantART. If you are an Official Beta Tester then this is the place to find out all the latest info on exciting new features that are being beta-tested here on deviantART.
For more information about beta testing, check out these FAQs:
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