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What happened?
The deviantART News system in version 5 has been revised from the bottom-up. The old code has been removed and rewritten from scratch to include all the new features we were planning for. As most of you, v4 users, can see, it is in many ways different from the old system. We hope that you enjoy using the news system to find "what's up on art" as well as to submit your own news articles as much as we did developing it.

Decentralized
In v5 News, there's no news administration. Well, not in the same sense as v4, anyway. Any logged-in deviant can post news articles, which do no longer need to be reviewed by administrators before being posted. Just click on "Submit News", paste your article in, write a summary, fill-in the title and that's it. You can preview your news submission before publishing it, to make sure there are no mistakes (you won't be able to edit your article later). When you're ready, submit your article, and see it on "Newest" ( news.deviantart.com/browse/fro… ). It's there, read it, link your friends to it, write comments, and +love it.

Popular News
The part a lot of users find confusing is the "Popular News" tab. Well, this is where good news articles go, and this is what's displayed to deviants that click on the "News" tab (Popular is being defaulted). It's "frontpage news". Popular news are updated every now and then to reflect the popularity of our existing news articles. They aren't picked by administrators, but rather by a computer algorithm. Any article can become popular; not only admin articles -- even your own news article could go up there. Just make sure your article is well-written, clear, and informational, and it surely will.

+heart
Ratings is another cool thing with this new system. If you find a well-written article that you think is worth reading, click on the little +heart to love it. Loved articles have many more chances of becoming popular. You can love your own articles, your friends' articles, anyone's articles! One thing to remember, though -- you can love each article only once.

Submit!
So, go ahead and submit your own news article right now, see it take its position within the "Newest" articles, love it, have your friends read it and love it in their turn if they want, and, why not, watch it get into "Popular"!

Any suggestions on the new News system? Complaints? News ideas? Just leave a comment here! We'll make sure we read every single comment and consider it.

Happy news hunting!

--dionyziz
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Redandwhite Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2007  Hobbyist Photographer
Haha I was the 100th person to +love this article.... Good stuff, well written and very informative
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jarofjuice Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2006
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xexa Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2006
Great feature!
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Birgit-Zartl-Art Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2006  Professional Traditional Artist
Excuse me, but this isn't a great achievement; it's hard to find any interesting articles (I mean which contain information and not which are interesting in a psychiatric way) among the "I don't know what to post"-crap...there's also a table of contents missing, so someone can choose art categories or contests or whatever there may be other....
I think in such a large community there has to be some coordination and selection method regarding the news....
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crazyken517 Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2006
really? i much prefer the the v4, but i guess it'll take a while to get used to this, i mean it took me like 5 min to find the submit journal thing
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PootPoot Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2006  Hobbyist General Artist
Is there a way though for admin articles to still stand out in some manner? So we can still be aware of site news/contests/miscellanious information? It's hard to keep up with those thinsg when everytime I refresh the page there are ten new news articles...many of them irrelevant, spam, or complaining about the irrelevance and spam

can admin articles that are site related still pop up as Hot topics? And what about the weekly community updates?
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litlxchopstikz Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2006
DA looks great, well since it IS written from scratch...then i guess we shoudl juss be cooperative and fix those little gliches here and there and make the best out of it..i love the colors tho...SO MUCH BETTER THAN DA4
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alana-m Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2006  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Personally, I think it's a neat idea - I've always had an idea of doing a features article but never got around to doing it before. It's going to be abused at first, but the novelty of being able to post what you want will very quickly wear off for the spammers.
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bloodyfallenangel Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2006
i like the new feature... but dont you think its better to put different thread for users and admin? quite unorganized.

there should be different categories.

News - associated with DeviantArt and its Administrators.

Posts - articles/announcements by DA users.

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about the new lay-out...better now. Honestly i dont feel the new color... instead of blue why not bring back the old color.
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stabbedbycupid Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2006   Writer
I'm in favor of the new system in that it makes it easier for deviants to get their news posted, and I like the voting system. I do, however, think that the staff news articles (community updates, site updates, ect.) should have a seperate section, or be stickied somehow so that they are easy to access. I mostly read the news to know whats going on with the site.
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