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What is Community Operations?

DeviantART's Community Operations Department is dedicated to providing a high standard of community development, encouraging innovative and creative opportunities within the community.

Areas which we are responsible for include:
:bulletblue: Providing community support and assistance via the Help Desk.

:bulletblue: Providing customer service for prints and merchandise customers.

:bulletblue: Developing and enforcing policies, including copyright issues, inappropriate content and other violations.

:bulletblue: Providing opportunities for interactive events and encouraging collective action within our community via the chat network and forums.

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. By providing this organised, motivated, accountable and effective department, we are leading the way for deviants to continue participating in a way which they feel listened to, valued and inspired.

Countdown to the next Deviousness Award!

Countdown ended
Tuesday, September 30th @ 9:00pm

The Deviousness Award is an accolade which is traditionally handed out on the 1st of every month to one trully outstanding deviant.


Celebrating Deviousness 2014


Celebrating Deviousness August 2014

Fri Aug 1, 2014, 12:53 AM

Deviousness Award


Congratulations to

What is this Awesome Achievement?

The Deviousness Award is an accolade which is traditionally handed out on the 1st of every month to one truly outstanding deviant.

Endorell-Taelos is very well known within the community for her selfless giving and gracious community spirit. Since joining DeviantART over seven years ago, Alicia has continued to make a positive impact on many deviants. Her helpful and thoughtful approach was one of her finest attributes when serving as a Community Volunteer, and this has continued throughout the many contests which Alicia provides on a regular basis. As we approach our Birthday celebrations, we can't think of a better way to kick-start the party than by awarding the Deviousness Award for August 2014 to a deviant who is a role model to us all. Congratulations!

Congratulations to Endorell-Taelos

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If it was possible would you want to be notified of status forum updates? 

323 deviants said Yes
124 deviants said Maybe (why?)
57 deviants said No


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dhaval8341 Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2015  New Deviant Hobbyist Photographer
i want know how long time will get to approv my art
tangleismysenpai Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2015  New Deviant Student Artist
What kind of file types can you submit?
M3q Featured By Owner May 24, 2015  Hobbyist Filmographer
I'd like to know, what happens after I report an account on Deviantart?
realitysquared Featured By Owner May 26, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
That would depend on the reason for your report- actions can range anywhere from no action at all all the way to the termination of the account being reported.
XxKawaiiCreationsxX Featured By Owner May 23, 2015  Student General Artist
This site is where I spend about 80% of my time online. I really like it. I love it. I have originally been a member since 2011. I made a new account in 2013 and it's going great. I really enjoy my time here. I have one wish though. I want to help people. I like advertising people's art, featuring random deviants, giving out random PMs, points, favs, watches and llamas. I want to make a difference in this community. I want to make people feel happy. I want everyone to love their art and to grow and improve. I want new people to be impressed when they see this site and want to join. I want to get rid of all bullies, trolls and art thieves. I'm not doing this for the fame and popularity. I'm doing it because I care about my favourite website, :deviantart: I really want to make a difference. I would like to become a CV. I have applied, and I have heard nothing yet. But until then, I will continue being kind, and helping people, and making a difference. Thanks for being an awesome website that gave me my happiest memories. Thank you for helping me to grow not just as an artist, but as a person. Keep being awesome, DA, you will always be my favourite website. I will be sure to recommend you to my friends!
CaseyJewels Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2015  Student Writer
I report works every now and then (mostly for needing a mature tag), and in the past I've always been notified of the decision the dA staff has made. However, for at least the last six months, I haven't been notified.

Is this a change to the reporting system? Is there a glitch and the dA staff isn't getting my reports? Is there a glitch and I'm not getting notified of the decisions?

I would like to know what is going on, especially since I've flagged two stories for porn in the last six months and I've yet to hear a word about those and if they were taken down.
VanuInfiltrator Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2015  Hobbyist Writer
They don't have a notify option anymore, they took it away due to harassment issues.
CaseyJewels Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2015  Student Writer
Ah. I can kind of understand why, as I did get irritated at times with their decisions (though, I never harassed them about it), but it was nice to know my reports weren't just going out into an abyss and that they actually got them.
InfiniteKnights Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2015
I like to leave elaborate emote Thank you when people do nice things for me (llamas, favs, points....) and someone flagged one as spam. do I have anything to worry about?
InfiniteKnights Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2015
I found the answer to my question. Thanks
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