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Fri Feb 12, 2016, 12:54 PM by Mrs-Durden:iconmrs-durden:


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Welcome to a brand new calendar of events occurring within the forum run by our amazing Community Volunteers! We're keeping a list together so that you can keep track of the ways to win some goodies such as core memberships or points! :eager:


Monthly Forum Features:

February's theme is Red! If you'd like to submit artwork fitting to this theme, please comment in our Forum Features thread. You might get featured at the end of the month!

Check out January's Forum Features: Family!

Deviation ThumbShare Monthly Art Contest:

February's theme is: Love! If you'd like to submit artwork fitting to this theme, please comment in our monthly thread. You might win a 3 month core membership or 1200 points!

Check out January's winner for the theme of Hope!

Weekly Deviants Challenge Fun:

Each week we challenge you to hone in on your creativity and writing skills for the chance to win a 3 month core membership or 1200 points!

Past challenges:

Bi-Weekly Muro Challenge Fun:

Every fortnight we challenge you to draw something specific in Muro for the chance to win a 3 month core membership or 1200 points!

Past challenges:

Sketch This Fun:

Every week we challenge you to use the SketchBook app and choose between 3 Sketch-This challenges to complete and submit onto DeviantArt. By joining in you could win a 3 month core membership or 1200 points!

Past challenges:

If you have any suggestions for what the communityrelations' team can do for you in the forum, let us know!

Thank you everyone! :la:


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Chats and Forums Newsletter v.6

Fri Jan 15, 2016, 8:24 PM

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Monthly Newsletter


This is an unofficial chats and forums newsletter, done through dAmnHub. It will be posted at the beginning of each month!


What are Chats and Forums?


The chats and forums (chatforum) are places where you can interact with other DeviantArt members. The forums are divided into 9 different categories, and feature 25 (28 if you're a core member and senior) different forums with different purposes in which you can post threads and comment on other peoples' threads. The chatrooms are limitless, in that hundreds of chatrooms exist in which you can join! However, DeviantArt has its official and CR run chatrooms where you might want to venture first! All in all, the chats and forums are a great way to meet new people, get your artwork seen, blow off some steam, joke around with people, and just have some fun!

Official Community Relations Chats:




Are you new to DeviantArt?


If you're new to DeviantArt you might want to check out the welcome chatroom to ask any questions you might have, and chat with other new members! Also check out the group DAWelcomeWagon for all the info you'll want to learn as a newbie on the site! La la la la Furthermore, the Welcome Center forum is there for you to introduce yourself and chat with other members! You can also find a great thread there, introducing you to DeviantArt: Welcome to DeviantArt.

Star! Until then, check out some of these new fella's that have introduced themselves in the forums, and go say hi!

  • eqtasii would like to make some friends; they like drawing, video games and music!
  • CassiusCosmodius is an indie game developer who also loves doing pixel art, animations and digital art. Go say hi!
  • Erasmvs loves to draw and is making a new year resolution to make at least one drawing every day! She also makes jewelry and other crafts!

Did you know..?


...that there are lots of fun and helpful commands to use in dAmn? Commands can be either practical ways to do something or just a fun thing to post in a chatroom. Here are a few commands you can use in dAmn, and what they do:

/me action
Type /me runs about will produce * yourusername runs about in the chat room.

/whois username
Will show you which rooms the username is currently chatting in.

/clear

Type /clear to remove all of the current text from the chat window.

/join roomname
Type /join roomname to quickly join another room. You can also simply click the +more button beside the chatroom tab to see a list of chatrooms, and then click on the name of the chatroom.

FAQ #292: What are the commands that I can use on the chat network?

Chats & Forums 101:


Here are a few tips for you to follow if you're unfamiliar with the territory of DA's chats and forums. Some of these are rules, others just advice, we will specify in both cases.

  • When you're in devart, try to engage people in discussion, don't just talk about yourself, and don't get upset when nobody is talking to you. Chatrooms are full of all sorts of people, you're bound to start a conversation with someone as long as you present yourself properly, and don't act immaturely.
  • If you need help with DeviantArt, either contact the Help Desk or go into the Help chatroom. Don't go into devart asking people to help you with your DA troubles, as you will not receive it 90% of the time, and CVs will likely ask you to join Help or contact HD at help.
  • Don't treat the forum like your personal diary. The forums aren't a place to just recount what you did today, expecting people to have something to say about it. The forums are a place for discussion, so whatever you say, should promote discussion somehow. Otherwise, your thread will be locked.
  • Don't attempt to troll thinking that it will gain you attention. Ultimately, most people will ignore you, and you'll become a pariah. Just be yourself, don't put on any pretenses or try to act a certain way to get people to notice you.
  • When posting in the Projects, Job Offers, or Job Services forum, DON'T BUMP YOUR THREADS. It's against the forum rules, and it's generally annoying to everyone else trying to get noticed there.
  • Don't abuse the chat and forum volunteers. You don't have to like them, but don't make their work harder than it needs to be.
  • Don't try to moderate devart if you're not a volunteer. You'll most likely spread misinformation or confuse and frustrate people. Leave moderating to those who were trained to do so.

Quotes of the month:


These out of context quotes will make you raise an eyebrow or two, and imagine all sorts of disturbing and hilarious explanations.

"Polar bears are Canadian citizens while Penguins are laser guided assassin bird fish created by NASA for the Illuminati." - EbolaSparkleBear
[Mtn-Man] I think its a right of passage to find your dads porn stash
*buttcheeks clenched* - SpookKinks
[amongststars] Pixies can suck my ass
"Fuck trees" - pyrohmstr
"Ten bucks says that's a Tumblr "sexuality." - LizzyChrome
[PubicDefender] Are you building a dickship?
"oh yeah cover me with your warm vomit Horny!" - UnknownSingularity
[B0nkers] I love the smell of fish poop
"I'm not sure I like the prospect of being crucified. :iconmadnoesplz:" - PuzzledHeartBox
"i thought you wanted to get nailed Noes!" - WlGGLYTUFF
[Astralpeed] JenFruzz: you should start an extreme waffle catching sport
"Don't worry, there are no brakes on the rape train my friend." - N7Lancelot
[copperrein] *copperrein devours PubicDefender in her titty dentata
"I was asphyxiating myself because I was laughing so hard." - RobStrand

Forumer of the month:


While each month a forumer is featured/nominated in the monthly Forum Features done by the Community Relations team, we want to feature some badass member of the forums here, just for the hell of it! This month, we'd like to feature PictureOnProgress who is a fun and active member of various forums such as Deviants or Deviation ThumbShare. Here are some examples of their recent threads:

Chatter of the month:


:iconb0nkers:

"B0nkers is a sneaky potato loving ninja that will stab you with a letter opener if you get between her and the food she loves." - morbidman187 

You will find B0nkers in devart talking about whatever tv show she is currently obsessed with, cats, her hatred of lizards or catching up with all the crazy regulars. Try talking to her and you will probably make a new friend but don't touch or you may get stabbed.

Community Relations forum challenges:


Star! Each week on Monday you will find a new Challenge Fun posted in the Deviants forum. Each challenge is different, and focuses on challenging your creativity in a fun way! You have 7 days to come up with a single entry for each challenge! The winner of each challenge receives a 3 month core membership or the equivalent 1,200 Points! Here are a few examples to give you an idea of what these challenges are like (these are all old and thus closed): 

Challenge Fun #65 - Win a 3 month PM or Points!
You've been enrolled into a penpal program in which you are assigned an Alien from Mars to which you must correspond with. Write out what your first letter to your new alien friend would be! The most creative, funny, interesting one will win!

Challenge Fun #74 - Win a 3 month Core Membership or Points!
This weeks challenge is to write a fictional story involving a spider or spiders that is under 500 words.

Challenge Fun #61 - Win a 3month PM or Points!
Write a poem about a significant moment in your life. The poem should emphasize that moment and why it was significant as best as possible.

So now you might ask, "which one is going on right now so I can go participate?! :eager: by darkmoon3636" well here you go:


Star! Every two weeks on a Friday you will find a new Muro Challenge Fun posted in the DrawPLZ forum. Each challenge is different, and challenges your creativity by giving you a prompt on something to draw by using DeviantArt's Muro. You have two weeks to put together a drawing on Muro that fits the challenge! The winner of each challenge receives a 3 month core membership or the equivalent 1,200 Points! Here are a few examples to give you an idea of what these challenges are like (these are all old and thus closed):

Muro Challenge Fun #75 - Win a 3 Month PM or Points!
Your challenge is to use Muro and draw a frog proposing to a dog.

Muro Challenge Fun #77 - Win a 3 Month PM or Points!
The challenge today is for you to draw a hipster penguin. Please note, you can only submit one entry and you must use Muro for your entry. 

Muro Challenge Fun #81 - Win a 3 month core membership or Points!
For this challenge, Please use Muro and draw an animal fight.

So now you might ask, "which one is going on right now so I can go participate?! :eager: by darkmoon3636" well here you go:


Star! Every week on a Friday you will find a new Sketch This Fun posted in the Deviation ThumbShare forum. Each week we give you 3 challenge options from the SketchBook app that you must complete through the app and upload onto DeviantArt. The winner of each challenge receives a 3 month core membership or the equivalent 1,200 Points! Here are a few examples to give you an idea of what these challenges are like (these are all old and thus closed):

Download the app and choose one of the following 3 challenges to participate in (you MUST use the app to enter a challenge and upload it onto DeviantArt once you've finished):

Bullet; Black Realistic Self Portrait
Bullet; Black Sketch a Christmas tree
Bullet; Black Favorite Sci Fi Movie Villain

Download the app and choose one of the following 3 challenges to participate in (you MUST use the app to enter a challenge and upload it onto DeviantArt once you've finished):

Bullet; Black Childhood Toy
Bullet; Black Prehistoric Mammal
Bullet; Black Cyberpunk

Download the app and choose one of the following 3 challenges to participate in (you MUST use the app to enter a challenge and upload it onto DeviantArt once you've finished):

Bullet; Black Favorite Pet
Bullet; Black Word Prompt: Peace
Bullet; Black Character from a book


So now you might ask, "which one is going on right now so I can go participate?! :eager: by darkmoon3636" well here you go:


Star! A new monthly art challenge has begun in the Deviation ThumbShare forum! Find out more about it here: Monthly Art Contest - Win a 3 month Core Membership or Points!

Chatroom pimp:


Each month we wanna pimp out a few chatrooms that we feel might pique some of your interests! We'll try to provide a brief description of the chatroom when possible!

  • Photographers - The official non-official DeviantArt room for Photography. Fun events will be launched soon for all photography fans and members. Get ready!
  • ThumbHub - The place to go in order to share your artwork in chats! You can get critiques on your art by other members, as well as provide critiques, and find new art and artists to watch! Run by JenFruzz and deviant-garde, it's an overall fun room that is always lively and engaging!
  • Fun4Fun - A chatroom that's all about having fun! It is place for deviants to hang out in, be themselves, and make new friends. A place that welcomes deviants to post art, chat, roleplay, and just have fun in general! Run by InvaderMar, you can learn more about the group by joining and reading up on their rules, or by visiting their group Fun4Fun.
  • #dAmnWheel - A room where the game Wheel of Fortune is hosted! They are nearing the 800th game and are looking into some prizes for that. It's basically the game Hangman but with money! La la la la
  • iPhotograph - Run by AshleyxBrooke, this is a photographers hangout on DeviantArt where you can discuss photography and other stuff. They are planning a few games/events for the future like weekly critiques, PhotoFriday, etc.  The room offers a very friendly and welcoming environment!
  • Artgermination - both a chatroom and a group for deviants interested in all things Digital Art! Find out more about them here Artgermination and join the chat any time to find like-minded people to chat about art with!
  • PhotoHunt - Run by AshleyxBrooke, this is a fun photography game for photographers stuck in a rut and need inspiration. The task is you will be given a word and you have 20 minutes to go shoot it and post it in the #PhotoHuntchat. Best photo wins! They host games every Saturday!
  • OCMeetsOC - A place where people can roleplay with their own characters. Come on in, 'tis the season and all that.
  • BotDom - Run by Azildin, it's a room for chat (dAmn) bots, their developers, users and groupies. Wish to obtain a chat (dAmn) bot? This is the place. This is recommended when you create your own chatroom and find yourself needing a bot, for example.
  • BeliefTalks - Run by   Koi-OWNS-all, if you like talking about religion, philosophy, and other "belief" based things consider joining this chatroom. More info about them can be found through their group BeliefTalks
  • FreeWriters - A room for writers and readers to talk about writing and almost anything else that is run byDemonicsoul87
  • RPAffinity - Step in take your shoes off, make yourself at home. Welcome to this safe, carefree and fun RP request room that is run by MiyuDimon
  • Kelacao is run by Neiot and is a chatroom-based roleplaying game for deviants with original characters just itching for a chance to interact with other original characters. It is a complex world rich with lore in a wide variety of themes from supernatural to medieval to futuristic. Everybody is welcome to register as long as they work within the rules. Every member may submit up to three characters, and should post at a minimum of three sentences in paragraph format while they are roleplaying. Join the group as well! Kelacao 
  • #dAmnTaboo - If you've ever played the board game Taboo, this is exactly the same thing. Basically, each player takes turns describing as many words as they can to the other players within 2 minutes. But the twist is there are certain words that are taboo, i.e. the word "pirate" has "treasure," "parrot," and "island" as taboo.

*If the person that runs the group was wrongly named, please let us know so we can correct it!

Grins and gripes:


The Complaints and Praise forums are pretty much complete opposites of each other. Here's a highlight of recent grins and gripes you'll find in each respective forum.

  • Are you confused and frustrated by all these new terms and words for different types of genders? Muffsin has posted another thread complaining about the insanity.
  • bluebearies is baffled by the fact that Tumblr has users bragging and providing tips about shoplifting and this being popular on the site. Wtf?
  • Igloo9201 was recently in a frustration group chat where people ignorantly bashed snakes, some even calling snakes Satan! Ever had annoying group convos like that? Share the ridiculousness!
  • SirCassie started being a nanny recently and is being seriously underpaid and undervalued! Go bitch about how bitches be cheap bitches.
  • SadBiscuit is praising anime because it's awesome! Go talk about your favorite ones!
  • Ever thought you were gonna ace a class and turns out you completely bombed it? xracecar just had to deal with that.
  • Pix3M is reminding us of how important toilets are, by praising them!

Artwork of the month:


The artwork featured under this section has been collected from threads within the Deviation ThumbShare and Core Thumbshare forums. Visit them to find more amazing art!

Queen of Thieves by FierceBabydoll Turtle Sprite by SeaOfFireflies yellow baby mice in your pocket by CoyoDesign Thank You! by Plaidpathy Korio by teamoth
cat umbrella by minkybean Hello by IntoTheFrisson The Blind Goddess by Obelis Snow Miku in the Deep Blue Sea by chinchongcha <da:thumb id="572251935"/>
Tauriel by AlulaDreamsArt Amelia by caseythornton Stairs to Castle by fireytika Running by fridouw Pemaquid Point Light by goldomega Ruri by TychyTamara
Zutto Issho (COMMISSION FOR CHOCOPPYICA) by kura-ou Princess by wlop Femme Fatale by Yenga <da:thumb id="572649487"/>
Looking For by Deasmil female face study - cartoonish/realistic style by speedy-painter  The Frog Prince. Golden ball. by LiigaKlavina  SPEEDPAINT She Owned The Galaxies by kilIerqueen <da:thumb id="565794092"/>
Bro-bot by Jacquesofalltrades It's Snow Day! by neko-niki I Want My Tears Back by AnastasiaCatris Fabella by PastelQuelle Steam VS - Windows 10 Edition by neiio Time Runs by chabbix


Star! Go enter the Monthly Art Contest here: Monthly Art Contest - Win a 3 month Core Membership or Points!

Forum Features:


Each month an active member of the forums is selected by the Community Relations team or nominated by their peers to be featured in a mass journal posted at the end of the month. This feature includes: CV picks of the members' artwork with a few words about it, and quotes and mini-interview questions from their fellow forumers, about them. The feature also includes the artwork that has been collected throughout the month in the 'Forum Features' themed sticky thread that you can find in the Deviation ThumbShare forum. The theme changes every month, as does the nominated forumer! To participate, you can find the new monthly Forum Feature thread to share your related art, and/or you can nominate a forumer to be featured, in addition to messaging Mrs-Durden about providing quotes or answering questions about the featured forumer.Here are the two previous issues of this newly revamped feature for you to enjoy:

Forum Features #55 - April: Fruit!Once again, the Community Relations team is here to feature the artworks of DeviantArt's beloved forumers! AND feature a member of the forum community!La la la la
Once a month, we select one active member from the forums and we feature his or her gallery. This is someone we believe represents the forums well with both good forum-abilities and art. We are now taking quotes and doing mini-interviews with the community about each month's selected forumer, in order to further bring the community together!
As we're kind (and awesome), we also decided to give an opportunity for everybody to get featured! Every month, we create a thread in the Deviation Thumbshare Forum with a particular theme. This thread is made into a sticky for easy access. All you have to do is post thumbs of your artwork that match the theme and, at the end of the month, we select our favorite thumbs from that thread and fea
  Forum Features #56: Colors!Once again, the Community Relations team is here to feature the artworks of DeviantArt's beloved forumers! AND feature a member of the forum community!La la la la
Once a month, we select one active member from the forums and we feature his or her gallery. This is someone we believe represents the forums well with both good forum-abilities and art. We are now taking quotes and doing mini-interviews with the community about each month's selected forumer, in order to further bring the community together!
As we're kind (and awesome), we also decided to give an opportunity for everybody to get featured! Every month, we create a thread in the Deviation Thumbshare Forum with a particular theme. This thread is made into a sticky for easy access. All you have to do is post thumbs of your artwork that match the theme and, at the end of the month, we select our favorite thumbs from that thread and fea
  Forum Features #57: Hope!Once again, the Community Relations team is here to feature the artworks of DeviantArt's beloved forumers! AND feature a member of the forum community!La la la la
Once a month, we select one active member from the forums and we feature his or her gallery. This is someone we believe represents the forums well with both good forum-abilities and art. We are now taking quotes and doing mini-interviews with the community about each month's selected forumer, in order to further bring the community together!
As we're kind (and awesome), we also decided to give an opportunity for everybody to get featured! Every month, we create a thread in the Deviation Thumbshare Forum with a particular theme. This thread is made into a sticky for easy access. All you have to do is post thumbs of your artwork that match the theme and, at the end of the month, we select our favorite thumbs from that thread and fea
  Forum Features #58 - Adventure!Once again, the Community Relations team is here to feature the artworks of DeviantArt's beloved forumers! AND feature a member of the forum community!La la la la
Once a month, we select one active member from the forums and we feature his or her gallery. This is someone we believe represents the forums well with both good forum-abilities and art. We are now taking quotes and doing mini-interviews with the community about each month's selected forumer, in order to further bring the community together!
As we're kind (and awesome), we also decided to give an opportunity for everybody to get featured! Every month, we create a thread in the Deviation Thumbshare Forum with a particular theme. This thread is made into a sticky for easy access. All you have to do is post thumbs of your artwork that match the theme and, at the end of the month, we select our favorite thumbs from that thread and fea
  Forum Features #59: Dessert!Once again, the Community Relations team is here to feature the artworks of DeviantArt's beloved forumers! AND feature a member of the forum community!La la la la
Once a month, we select one active member from the forums and we feature his or her gallery. This is someone we believe represents the forums well with both good forum-abilities and art. We are now taking quotes and doing mini-interviews with the community about each month's selected forumer, in order to further bring the community together!
As we're kind (and awesome), we also decided to give an opportunity for everybody to get featured! Every month, we create a thread in the Deviation Thumbshare Forum with a particular theme. This thread is made into a sticky for easy access. All you have to do is post thumbs of your artwork that match the theme and, at the end of the month, we select our favorite thumbs from that thread and fea
Forum Features #60: Magic!Once again, the Community Relations team is here to feature the artworks of DeviantArt's beloved forumers! AND feature a member of the forum community!La la la la
Once a month, we select one active member from the forums and we feature his or her gallery. This is someone we believe represents the forums well with both good forum-abilities and art. We are now taking quotes and doing mini-interviews with the community about each month's selected forumer, in order to further bring the community together!
As we're kind (and awesome), we also decided to give an opportunity for everybody to get featured! Every month, we create a thread in the Deviation Thumbshare Forum with a particular theme. This thread is made into a sticky for easy access. All you have to do is post thumbs of your artwork that match the theme and, at the end of the month, we select our favorite thumbs from that thread and fea
  Forum Features #62: Nature!Once again, the Community Relations team is here to feature the artworks of DeviantArt's beloved forumers! AND feature a member of the forum community!La la la la
Once a month, we select one active member from the forums and we feature his or her gallery. This is someone we believe represents the forums well with both good forum-abilities and art. We are now taking quotes and doing mini-interviews with the community about each month's selected forumer, in order to further bring the community together!
As we're kind (and awesome), we also decided to give an opportunity for everybody to get featured! Every month, we create a thread in the Deviation Thumbshare Forum with a particular theme. This thread is made into a sticky for easy access. All you have to do is post thumbs of your artwork that match the theme and, at the end of the month, we select our favorite thumbs from that thread and fea


Star! Go share your family related art for next month's forum features: Forum Features: Family!

Commissions highlight:


It's time to spend some points, all the points! Check out these commissions, trades, and other fun projects!

  • KiraKamaura is looking for an anthro artist to help make a reference sheet of their dog. More info here!

Help a Fellow Deviant:


The Help with Life forum is filled with threads from deviants who need help, whether it be with depression, or with other life issues such as choosing a school to attend, figuring out what to do with a bad family situation, etc. As a community, it's important that we support each other as much as possible. Please try to take a moment and see if you might have some helpful advice for some of these deviants. Above all, please be respectful, understanding, and kind.

  • ValiantVivica is struggling to get back into drawing and find inspiration, they're stuck in a rut and could use some advice on how to get out of it.
  • ArtyKK is a bit anxious about beginning high school. Any words of wisdom and advice to share from your own experience?

Forum of the month:


Each month we want to highlight a specific forum to help the community understand what its purpose is, and what can be found within it! This month's featured forum is the Philosophy & Religion forum!

The Philosophy & Religion is for serious discussion about philosophical or religious matters. It's a place to start interesting discussions with your fellow deviants from asking about the meaning of life to analysing the tenents of Hinduism. You can bring up most everything in this forum, as long as you're serious, and you're not being incredibly offensive or hateful to a group of people. So please, keep it polite kids, and just try to learn something or have a meaningful conversation with people! Things can get controversial; sometimes they have to, but they shouldn't be hateful. Here are a few highlights of its recent popular threads:


Chatroom of the month:


Each month we also want to highlight a specific chatroom in depth by providing you with more than just a description of it, but also some important and fun information. This month's featured chatroom is:

#ThePokemonGuild

Run by DarkAlchemistNinja:
"Online battling, trading, chatting and competitions! A place for all fans of Pokemon!"

Monthly Art Critique threads:


The forums are a great place to ask for critiques on your artwork. Please carefully read the rules so that you know where to ask for critiques! We recommend you visit these links to ask fellow members for critiques on your art:


Recap of recent chat/forum events and news:


Monthly happenings:

       Forum Features #62: Nature!Once again, the Community Relations team is here to feature the artworks of DeviantArt's beloved forumers! AND feature a member of the forum community!La la la la
Once a month, we select one active member from the forums and we feature his or her gallery. This is someone we believe represents the forums well with both good forum-abilities and art. We are now taking quotes and doing mini-interviews with the community about each month's selected forumer, in order to further bring the community together!
As we're kind (and awesome), we also decided to give an opportunity for everybody to get featured! Every month, we create a thread in the Deviation Thumbshare Forum with a particular theme. This thread is made into a sticky for easy access. All you have to do is post thumbs of your artwork that match the theme and, at the end of the month, we select our favorite thumbs from that thread and fea
  Deviation ThumbShare: Monthly Art Contest WinnerThis past month the Community Relations team hosted a Monthly Art Contest in the Deviation ThumbShare forum. Deviants had 28 days to submit artwork related to the designated team, and a winner would be selected from the pool of submissions, to receive a 3 month Core Membership or the equivalent 1,200 Points.
The theme for November was outer-space.
The winner is Sparr0wlicious with:

The three runner-ups are:
DistrictAliens with:

Paivatar with:

LovinaYavari with:

Other submissions:
  Reminder: #Artistle Christmas chat event 2015Dear elves, reindeers, Secret Santas, artists and Holiday armadillos,
As mentioned in the Secret Santa journal, we will be hosting a Christmas chat event again this year.
We hope to see you all there!

6:30PM GMT, Saturday, December 19, 2015
(check your local time here)
#ArtistleChat
Christmas Trivia | Doodle Challenge | RockPaperScissors
Everyone is invited!
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Christmas Candy Canes and Chat EventsCandy canes are up to date again! 
:new: :new: The Saturday Chat Event has been cancelled--we're so sorry for the delays, but hope you understand as circumstances just weren't in our favor to be able to host something complete and fun for you guys. Keep an eye out for a mini-contest instead. :love: Candy canes should be coming up over the next couple days; thanks so much for your patience on those! This journal will be updated again once all new candy canes are posted and from that point on should remain up to date. <3
:new: So sorry all; there will be another little delay in candy canes as VAngelLJ has come down with a nasty illness. Send him hugs and Christmas loves and we'll update you again as soon as the new candy canes are ready to be found (and possibly licked). :heart:
Candy canes are up to date again, sorry for the delay!
The traditional Christmas candy canes, of course, not the mutation!
Christmas Candy Canes
There will be 24 candy canes posted, one
Forum Features #63: Snow!Once again, the Community Relations team is here to feature the artworks of DeviantArt's beloved forumers! AND feature a member of the forum community!La la la la
Once a month, we select one active member from the forums and we feature his or her gallery. This is someone we believe represents the forums well with both good forum-abilities and art. We are now taking quotes and doing mini-interviews with the community about each month's selected forumer, in order to further bring the community together!
As we're kind (and awesome), we also decided to give an opportunity for everybody to get featured! Every month, we create a thread in the Deviation Thumbshare Forum with a particular theme. This thread is made into a sticky for easy access. All you have to do is post thumbs of your artwork that match the theme and, at the end of the month, we select our favorite thumbs from that thread and fea
  PE: Chats and Forums Week Wrap-UpChats & Forums Week
Thank you to everyone who came out to attend our chat and forums events this week! We hope you all had fun. Happy holidays :santa:

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14thMonday
AM: Intro blog + Bingo Contest Announcement by Mrs-Durden
PM: Chat Event Announcement: Muro Draw Challenge by OfOneSoul
Forum Event: Challenge Fun in the Deviants Forum by hosagu
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AM: Chat Event Announcement:
  ThumbHub Unveiled, Vol. 15Welcome to this week's #ThumbHub chat journal feature! This series unveils the art of the t Forum Bingo Winner!Chats & Forums Week
This past week we hosted a Forum Bingo in which you had to find threads or comments in the forums of a specific nature, to get bingo!

The winner is UszatyArbuz who found:
A forum.deviantart.com/devart/ge…
B forum.deviantart.com/devart/ge…
C forum.deviantart.com/showcase/…
D forum.deviantart.com/community…
E comments.deviantart.com/18/197…
Congratulations!


Weekly Happenings:

Muro Challenge Fun #88 - Winner!Hai, guyz. :stare:
The past two weeks we've hosted the 88th Muro Challenge Fun in the DrawPLZ Forum for the chance to win a 3 Month Core Membership or 1,200 :points:! The challenge was:
To draw a baby giraffe.
And the winner is...
:icondrum-rollplz:
- InkSpecter!
Congratulations InkSpecter!
:iconclapplz: :iconclapplz: :iconclapplz:
And a special "thank you" to everyone who participated!
The Honorable Mentions:
:iconsocialprawn: :iconifdeathhadacat: :iconfarand: :iconii-edison-ii:
:iconharliequin: :iconkamal-q: :iconorcasforever: :icondiscotechna:
:iconfnaf-fandom-art: :iconamarantheans: :iconxxpets-world-14xx: :iconunderstoodadmin:
:iconfoxa
  Muro Challenge Fun #87 - Winner!We hosted our 87th Muro Challenge Fun in the DrawPLZ Forum over the past two weeks for the chance to win a 3 Month Core Membership or the equivalent in :points:!
The challenge for deviants was to draw an Otter or Otters.
Congratulations JAMBALROTI !

With this otter
Honorable Mentions:
:iconGeorge-B-Art: :iconBrickgenius27: :iconB-Southern: :iconbad-squirrell: :iconNickBlackArt:
Thank you all for participating!
  Challenge Fun #88 Winner! We posted Challenge Fun #88 in the Deviants Forum on Monday the 4th. :) The challenge was to use 1-3 pieces from DA's Photography gallery to inspire a short poem. 
A ton of people responded with great works! It was so difficult to choose just one winner (and if it were up to me it would be a tie :stare:) but there can be only one! 
Congratulations ninebark! :clap:

Dreams lurking in alleyways
We're made of moth and bone
and colors blending into morning sleet.
We are a dusting of tomorrow,
Melting under passing feet.
Plucked off a drying carapace,
we are your powdered wings,
which go the way of all such
used and mis-used things.
There were several other great pieces produced by this challenge. Here are the honorable mentions! 
b
Sketch This Fun #5 - Results!We hosted the 5th Sketch This Fun in the Deviants Forum the last week of 2016 for the chance to win a 3 Month Core Membership or the equivalent inPoints!
The challenge was to pick one among three official #SketchThis challenges.
Congratulations InkSpecter!

Rutger hauer is indeed one of the greatest sci fi villain! Heart
But we won't forget... the:
Honorable Mentions:
:iconamarantheans:
Thank you all for participating!
And congratulations again to InkSpecter!!!
Muro Challenge Fun #89 - Winner!We hosted our 89th Muro Challenge Fun in the DrawPLZ Forum over the past two weeks for the chance to win a 3 Month Core Membership or the equivalent in :points:!
The challenge for deviants was to draw a drunk elf.
Congratulations Astralpeed !

With this drunk elf
Honorable Mentions:
:iconMagicalJoey: :iconMaivory: :iconscarlettthedarkwolf: :iconAlythefairy: :iconamarantheans: :iconfeathersan: :iconluien: :iconsadz2323: :iconllzanitall: 
Thank you all for participating!
Challenge Fun #86 -Winner!!This past week we hosted our 86th Weekly Challenge Fun in the Deviants Forum for the chance to win a 3 Month Core Membership or the equivalent in Points!
The challenge was to write a poem about about your FAVORITE FOOD!
The winner is: RoguishBard with:

I don't suppose I'd ever up and die
Without a slice of momma's Chicken Pot Pie
Whenever it's cold and cloudy
And you've got a stuffy head
When you're feeling down and dowdy
And you just wanna stay in bed
Then you smell the pie a-bakin'
And she serves it up nice and hot
It'll sure as hell stop your achin'
When it's chicken straight from the pot
I don't suppose I'd e


Miscellaneous:

Forum Whore MemeForum Whore Meme


1. Hi! Why don't you tell me a bit about yourself and why and when you started foruming?
Ello~ =3 My name is Serena
some call may call me Mew haha
About me though...I always draw blanks here, uhm I'm an aspiring artist like most here on DA; I like to dance, sing, and write stories ontop of what art you may see in my gallery. Cosplay (and pretending to be a model as well lol) is also incredibly fun to me =3 I suppose my imagination is really the life of me though-a lot of what I do revolves around it; that being said my significant other really flourished that for me. He is also the one who introduced me to the Forums because before hand I actually never knew about them despite having been on DeviantArt for years XD At first I was really nervous about it, but it didn't take long for me to sink into the forums and feel comfortable in it-now its a daily routine to get on them haha~
2. 
Forum whore memeTagged by pulbern , who was tagged by nosugarjustanger , who was tagged by Farand , etc.
1. Hi! Why don't you tell me a bit about yourself and why and when you started foruming?
Good day. :heart: You can call me Iriastar, Iria, Iris, Stripes, Tiger, or however it pleases you (and me). A bit about myself, hmm... I am a visual and - since recently - a musical artist, living in Venezuela. Once upon a time, I needed to satisfy my tigerness so I sought for tigers around the web. There was this really nice site, that seemed to have a lot of high-quality pics I absolutely loved, along with really skilled art. This one, of course! I eventually joined to post my stuff. The forums were the very first thing I went to, after setting up my page. That was about 3 years ago. Met lots of cool people, some of which have left or become inactive. Also met lots of horrible, horrible ones. :3 Or well, so it seemed at that time. Nowadays, I am a whole another person among a completely di
Forum Whore MemeShamelessly tagged by pulbern who was tagged by nonsurejaguar nosugarjustanger who was tagged by Farand who was tagged by WlGGLYTUFF who was tagged by the frog on the log in the hole at the bottom of the sea (what the hell is a freshwater amphibian doing at the bottom of a saltwater environment anyway :shakefist:) Anyway, I won't be tagging anyone since everyone I know or care about in the forums has been bitten already, so on with the questions.
Hi! Why don't you tell me a bit about yourself and why and when you started ForumMing
I'm Matthew "priteeboy" Attard: Digital artist, space nerd, gardener, nature lover, cat person, aquarium enthusiast, Nintendo fanatic, bishie addicted leather fetishist, starry-eyed idealist crossed with easily-agitated cynic, and potential fashion/landscape/interior designer (haven't decided on one yet). I joined deviantART back in early 2006, it's one of many significant things that happened t
Forum Whore MemeShamelessly tagged by pulbern who was earlier tagged by nosugarjustanger who was tagged by Farand who was tagged by WlGGLYTUFF who I think revived this from a 2008 meme by sonicherosfan -- and...
Well, here's another fine way to get into trouble :icondragonweep:
1. Hi! Why don't you tell me a bit about yourself and why and when you started foruming?
Well, I'm Eric, but at most they just call me Jin or Kou ( figures my username's a headache to pronounce ). I signed up to dA in early December 2006. My first taste of the forums was a couple of years back, but not after lurking for so long; I never found time to dive into the community since, well... you know, 'cold feet' ^^; But as it be, I got to love the Forums, and make it a time to check up the sections after I made sure I got some ( if not all ) my ends done
2. That's interesting. Where do you usually lurk on the forums now?
I found my calling in the Deviants and Complaints. P&R is a defini
forum whore memeShamelessly tagged by nosugarjustanger who was tagged by Farand who was tagged by WlGGLYTUFF who I think revived this from a 2008 meme by sonicherosfan (correct me if I'm wrong??). Regardless, what a great way to roundup the forum community (I took the liberty to edit some of the questions so they made more sense)!!
1. Hi! Why don't you tell me a bit about yourself and why and when you started forumMing?
Call me Adam or Ada or Adm. Whatever floats your boat. I joined dA in 2004 because I was active on a cheesy teen lit forum and one of the users linked me to their personal page. I began posting bad art and then I stumbled upon the shoutbox and fell in love! dAmn terrified me because of all the millions of chat rooms but the shoutbox felt more like home to me. It was simpler and there was always a party to be had. I honestly had no idea that forums existed on the site but when I heard of them I had to find out what all the fuss was about. I remember pos
Forum Whore MemeShamelessly tagged by Farand :iconbritishplz:
1. Hi! Why don't you tell me a bit about yourself and why and when you started forumMing?
You can call me by many nicknames - Sugar, Nosu, Lala. I started becoming active in Deviants in 2005... I was more into writing and poetry when I first joined this site. I was also quite active in Help with Life, back when it was still a bit of a credible place to seek for advices. Complaints and Philosophy & Religion are just where I go to, when I'm bored as hell because you'll always find some dArama there. 
2. That's interesting. Where do you usually lurk on the forums now?
Mostly Deviants, and if not there, then Complaints. And Senior forum is as good as dead, so non-seniors are really not missing anything. No one is plotting a coup, as far as I know. :lol:
3. What do you like the best about the forums? Dislike the most?
Honestly, I hang out a lot at Deviants because it is one "
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Monthly Newsletter


This is an unofficial chats and forums newsletter, done through dAmnHub. It will be posted at the beginning of each month!


What are Chats and Forums?


The chats and forums (chatforum) are places where you can interact with other DeviantArt members. The forums are divided into 9 different categories, and feature 25 (28 if you're a core member and senior) different forums with different purposes in which you can post threads and comment on other peoples' threads. The chatrooms are limitless, in that hundreds of chatrooms exist in which you can join! However, DeviantArt has its official and CR run chatrooms where you might want to venture first! All in all, the chats and forums are a great way to meet new people, get your artwork seen, blow off some steam, joke around with people, and just have some fun!

Official Community Relations Chats:




Are you new to DeviantArt?


If you're new to DeviantArt you might want to check out the welcome chatroom to ask any questions you might have, and chat with other new members! Also check out the group DAWelcomeWagon for all the info you'll want to learn as a newbie on the site! La la la la Furthermore, the Welcome Center forum is there for you to introduce yourself and chat with other members! You can also find a great thread there, introducing you to DeviantArt: Welcome to DeviantArt.

Star! Until then, check out some of these new fella's that have introduced themselves in the forums, and go say hi!

  • Traffy2pheles is a new cosplay artist from Austria who wants to make new friends!

Did you know..?


...that there's a Suggestions forum for DeviantArt? Do you have some ideas on ways to improve certain aspects of DeviantArt? Would you like to read some of the ideas your fellow members have come up with, and voice your opinion about them? Rather than just make a personal journal or a complaint in the forums, you could actually make a legitimate suggestion in this forum! The forum will also show you suggestions that are being worked on by DA right now, or ones that have already been implemented! You can filter your search for suggestions based on Most popular, Recent, Planned, Done or Not Planned.


Chats & Forums 101:


Here are a few tips for you to follow if you're unfamiliar with the territory of DA's chats and forums. Some of these are rules, others just advice, we will specify in both cases.

  • When you're in devart, try to engage people in discussion, don't just talk about yourself, and don't get upset when nobody is talking to you. Chatrooms are full of all sorts of people, you're bound to start a conversation with someone as long as you present yourself properly, and don't act immaturely.
  • If you need help with DeviantArt, either contact the Help Desk or go into the Help chatroom. Don't go into devart asking people to help you with your DA troubles, as you will not receive it 90% of the time, and CVs will likely ask you to join Help or contact HD at help.
  • Don't treat the forum like your personal diary. The forums aren't a place to just recount what you did today, expecting people to have something to say about it. The forums are a place for discussion, so whatever you say, should promote discussion somehow. Otherwise, your thread will be locked.
  • Don't attempt to troll thinking that it will gain you attention. Ultimately, most people will ignore you, and you'll become a pariah. Just be yourself, don't put on any pretenses or try to act a certain way to get people to notice you.
  • When posting in the Projects, Job Offers, or Job Services forum, DON'T BUMP YOUR THREADS. It's against the forum rules, and it's generally annoying to everyone else trying to get noticed there.
  • Don't abuse the chat and forum volunteers. You don't have to like them, but don't make their work harder than it needs to be.
  • Don't try to moderate devart if you're not a volunteer. You'll most likely spread misinformation or confuse and frustrate people. Leave moderating to those who were trained to do so.

Quotes of the month:


These out of context quotes will make you raise an eyebrow or two, and imagine all sorts of disturbing and hilarious explanations.

<copperrein> DO YOU HAVE A DRAGON PENIS?
"My compass needle pointed north when I saw naked women and south when I saw naked men." - ARTificialphanTOM 
<TimPoundsGameMaker> i had to make a kid clean his sheets because he liked dragons too much
"Can't Feel My Face in my ass." - zxcraous
<PukeChrist> I heard that he started with his genitals, so I just presumed it was a bear.
"Why is death deep throating a watermelon lolly? Stare" - nosugarjustanger
<Vandal1z> it's a sad fucking day when the women in this room have seen more varieties of porn than I have
"From now on I am just going to call a Period: "Bloody Pussy Discharge." Ironically it is also the name of my death metal band." - RobStrand

"but it's bloody uterus discharge goddamnit get it right" - FaolanEternal

"Too late, I already made the tee shirts" - RobStrand
<Pickley> I am but a figment of your imaginations that is paid by a website  Woooo emote version by Sinister-Starfeesh
"Can I rub your fat rolls? :eager: by darkmoon3636" - Somnusvorus
<welfareleech> I used to sync my vomit with others at festivals.
"It's like having a big fuzzy guard dog, except instead of protecting you from burglars, the centipede protects you from flying dragons." - BurnFairy

Forumer of the month:


While each month a forumer is featured/nominated in the monthly Forum Features done by the Community Relations team, we want to feature some badass member of the forums here, just for the hell of it! This month, we'd like to feature Hashae who is an incredibly active member of the forums, and has been for a long time now! The Complaints forum is where you're most likely to find Hashae. Here are some examples of their recent threads:


Chatter of the month:


:iconho-ohlover:

"Ho-ohLover Is a very suspicious woman and should not be trusted, especially if she asks you to smell a rag. You may wake up duct taped to a chair and forced to watch MLP while she brushes your hair." -morbidman187

You will find Alle in #devart on a regular basis. She usually talks about ponies, drawing, painting, kidnapping men with long hair so she can brush it and her love of dressing up in funny hats or costumes and going out and having fun in public or at cons. 

Community Relations forum challenges:


Star! Each week on Monday you will find a new Challenge Fun posted in the Deviants forum. Each challenge is different, and focuses on challenging your creativity in a fun way! You have 7 days to come up with a single entry for each challenge! The winner of each challenge receives a 3 month core membership or the equivalent 1,200 Points! Here are a few examples to give you an idea of what these challenges are like (these are all old and thus closed): 

Challenge Fun #65 - Win a 3 month PM or Points!
You've been enrolled into a penpal program in which you are assigned an Alien from Mars to which you must correspond with. Write out what your first letter to your new alien friend would be! The most creative, funny, interesting one will win!

Challenge Fun #74 - Win a 3 month Core Membership or Points!
This weeks challenge is to write a fictional story involving a spider or spiders that is under 500 words.

Challenge Fun #61 - Win a 3month PM or Points!
Write a poem about a significant moment in your life. The poem should emphasize that moment and why it was significant as best as possible.

So now you might ask, "which one is going on right now so I can go participate?! :eager: by darkmoon3636" well here you go:


Star! Every two weeks on a Friday you will find a new Muro Challenge Fun posted in the DrawPLZ forum. Each challenge is different, and challenges your creativity by giving you a prompt on something to draw by using DeviantArt's Muro. You have two weeks to put together a drawing on Muro that fits the challenge! The winner of each challenge receives a 3 month core membership or the equivalent 1,200 Points! Here are a few examples to give you an idea of what these challenges are like (these are all old and thus closed):

Muro Challenge Fun #75 - Win a 3 Month PM or Points!
Your challenge is to use Muro and draw a frog proposing to a dog.

Muro Challenge Fun #77 - Win a 3 Month PM or Points!
The challenge today is for you to draw a hipster penguin. Please note, you can only submit one entry and you must use Muro for your entry. 

Muro Challenge Fun #81 - Win a 3 month core membership or Points!
For this challenge, Please use Muro and draw an animal fight.

So now you might ask, "which one is going on right now so I can go participate?! :eager: by darkmoon3636" well here you go:


Star! A new monthly art challenge has begun in the Deviation ThumbShare forum! Find out more about it here: Monthly Art Contest - Win a 3 month Core Membership or Points!

Chatroom pimp:


Each month we wanna pimp out a few chatrooms that we feel might pique some of your interests! We'll try to provide a brief description of the chatroom when possible!

  • Photographers - The official non-official DeviantArt room for Photography. Fun events will be launched soon for all photography fans and members. Get ready!
  • ThumbHub - The place to go in order to share your artwork in chats! You can get critiques on your art by other members, as well as provide critiques, and find new art and artists to watch! Run by JenFruzz and deviant-garde, it's an overall fun room that is always lively and engaging!
  • Fun4Fun - A chatroom that's all about having fun! It is place for deviants to hang out in, be themselves, and make new friends. A place that welcomes deviants to post art, chat, roleplay, and just have fun in general! Run by InvaderMar, you can learn more about the group by joining and reading up on their rules, or by visiting their group Fun4Fun.
  • #dAmnWheel - A room where the game Wheel of Fortune is hosted! They are nearing the 800th game and are looking into some prizes for that. It's basically the game Hangman but with money! :la:
  • iPhotograph - Run by AshleyxBrooke, this is a photographers hangout on DeviantArt where you can discuss photography and other stuff. They are planning a few games/events for the future like weekly critiques, PhotoFriday, etc.  The room offers a very friendly and welcoming environment!
  • Artgermination - both a chatroom and a group for deviants interested in all things Digital Art! Find out more about them here Artgermination and join the chat any time to find like-minded people to chat about art with!
  • PhotoHunt - Run by AshleyxBrooke, this is a fun photography game for photographers stuck in a rut and need inspiration. The task is you will be given a word and you have 20 minutes to go shoot it and post it in the #PhotoHuntchat. Best photo wins! They host games every Saturday!
  • OCMeetsOC - A place where people can roleplay with their own characters. Come on in, 'tis the season and all that.
  • BotDom - Run by Azildin, it's a room for chat (dAmn) bots, their developers, users and groupies. Wish to obtain a chat (dAmn) bot? This is the place. This is recommended when you create your own chatroom and find yourself needing a bot, for example.
  • BeliefTalks - Run by   Koi-OWNS-all, if you like talking about religion, philosophy, and other "belief" based things consider joining this chatroom. More info about them can be found through their group BeliefTalks
  • FreeWriters - A room for writers and readers to talk about writing and almost anything else that is run byDemonicsoul87
  • RPAffinity - Step in take your shoes off, make yourself at home. Welcome to this safe, carefree and fun RP request room that is run by MiyuDimon
  • Kelacao is run by Neiot and is a chatroom-based roleplaying game for deviants with original characters just itching for a chance to interact with other original characters. It is a complex world rich with lore in a wide variety of themes from supernatural to medieval to futuristic. Everybody is welcome to register as long as they work within the rules. Every member may submit up to three characters, and should post at a minimum of three sentences in paragraph format while they are roleplaying. Join the group as well! Kelacao 
  • #dAmnTaboo - If you've ever played the board game Taboo, this is exactly the same thing. Basically, each player takes turns describing as many words as they can to the other players within 2 minutes. But the twist is there are certain words that are taboo, i.e. the word "pirate" has "treasure," "parrot," and "island" as taboo.

*If the person that runs the group was wrongly named, please let us know so we can correct it!

Grins and gripes:


The Complaints and Praise forums are pretty much complete opposites of each other. Here's a highlight of recent grins and gripes you'll find in each respective forum.

  • Does shopping drive you mad when you're constantly having to figure out what your size is, as it's different everywhere you go? SirCassie is frustrated with this, go vent!
  • Are you in one of the parts of the world where it is now suddenly snowing? Are you pissed about it? ThatKidWithTheRabbit is! Go bitch about snow or weather in general, here!
  • Do you take naps? Or have kids who you thank god give you a break by taking naps? elvenstar11 needs to praise naps!

Artwork of the month:


The artwork featured under this section has been collected from threads within the Deviation ThumbShare and Premium Thumbshare forums. Visit them to find more amazing art!


Forum Features:


Each month an active member of the forums is selected by the Community Relations team or nominated by their peers to be featured in a mass journal posted at the end of the month. This feature includes: CV picks of the members' artwork with a few words about it, and quotes and mini-interview questions from their fellow forumers, about them. The feature also includes the artwork that has been collected throughout the month in the 'Forum Features' themed sticky thread that you can find in the Deviation ThumbShare forum. The theme changes every month, as does the nominated forumer! To participate, you can find the new monthly Forum Feature thread to share your related art, and/or you can nominate a forumer to be featured, in addition to messaging Mrs-Durden about providing quotes or answering questions about the featured forumer.Here are the two previous issues of this newly revamped feature for you to enjoy:

Forum Features #55 - April: Fruit!Once again, the Community Relations team is here to feature the artworks of DeviantArt's beloved forumers! AND feature a member of the forum community!La la la la
Once a month, we select one active member from the forums and we feature his or her gallery. This is someone we believe represents the forums well with both good forum-abilities and art. We are now taking quotes and doing mini-interviews with the community about each month's selected forumer, in order to further bring the community together!
As we're kind (and awesome), we also decided to give an opportunity for everybody to get featured! Every month, we create a thread in the Deviation Thumbshare Forum with a particular theme. This thread is made into a sticky for easy access. All you have to do is post thumbs of your artwork that match the theme and, at the end of the month, we select our favorite thumbs from that thread and fea
  Forum Features #56: Colors!Once again, the Community Relations team is here to feature the artworks of DeviantArt's beloved forumers! AND feature a member of the forum community!La la la la
Once a month, we select one active member from the forums and we feature his or her gallery. This is someone we believe represents the forums well with both good forum-abilities and art. We are now taking quotes and doing mini-interviews with the community about each month's selected forumer, in order to further bring the community together!
As we're kind (and awesome), we also decided to give an opportunity for everybody to get featured! Every month, we create a thread in the Deviation Thumbshare Forum with a particular theme. This thread is made into a sticky for easy access. All you have to do is post thumbs of your artwork that match the theme and, at the end of the month, we select our favorite thumbs from that thread and fea
  Forum Features #57: Hope!Once again, the Community Relations team is here to feature the artworks of DeviantArt's beloved forumers! AND feature a member of the forum community!La la la la
Once a month, we select one active member from the forums and we feature his or her gallery. This is someone we believe represents the forums well with both good forum-abilities and art. We are now taking quotes and doing mini-interviews with the community about each month's selected forumer, in order to further bring the community together!
As we're kind (and awesome), we also decided to give an opportunity for everybody to get featured! Every month, we create a thread in the Deviation Thumbshare Forum with a particular theme. This thread is made into a sticky for easy access. All you have to do is post thumbs of your artwork that match the theme and, at the end of the month, we select our favorite thumbs from that thread and fea
  Forum Features #58 - Adventure!Once again, the Community Relations team is here to feature the artworks of DeviantArt's beloved forumers! AND feature a member of the forum community!La la la la
Once a month, we select one active member from the forums and we feature his or her gallery. This is someone we believe represents the forums well with both good forum-abilities and art. We are now taking quotes and doing mini-interviews with the community about each month's selected forumer, in order to further bring the community together!
As we're kind (and awesome), we also decided to give an opportunity for everybody to get featured! Every month, we create a thread in the Deviation Thumbshare Forum with a particular theme. This thread is made into a sticky for easy access. All you have to do is post thumbs of your artwork that match the theme and, at the end of the month, we select our favorite thumbs from that thread and fea
  Forum Features #59: Dessert!Once again, the Community Relations team is here to feature the artworks of DeviantArt's beloved forumers! AND feature a member of the forum community!La la la la
Once a month, we select one active member from the forums and we feature his or her gallery. This is someone we believe represents the forums well with both good forum-abilities and art. We are now taking quotes and doing mini-interviews with the community about each month's selected forumer, in order to further bring the community together!
As we're kind (and awesome), we also decided to give an opportunity for everybody to get featured! Every month, we create a thread in the Deviation Thumbshare Forum with a particular theme. This thread is made into a sticky for easy access. All you have to do is post thumbs of your artwork that match the theme and, at the end of the month, we select our favorite thumbs from that thread and fea
Forum Features #60: Magic!Once again, the Community Relations team is here to feature the artworks of DeviantArt's beloved forumers! AND feature a member of the forum community!La la la la
Once a month, we select one active member from the forums and we feature his or her gallery. This is someone we believe represents the forums well with both good forum-abilities and art. We are now taking quotes and doing mini-interviews with the community about each month's selected forumer, in order to further bring the community together!
As we're kind (and awesome), we also decided to give an opportunity for everybody to get featured! Every month, we create a thread in the Deviation Thumbshare Forum with a particular theme. This thread is made into a sticky for easy access. All you have to do is post thumbs of your artwork that match the theme and, at the end of the month, we select our favorite thumbs from that thread and fea


Star! Go share your dessert related art for next month's forum features: Forum Features: Music!

Commissions highlight:


It's time to spend some points, all the points! Check out these commissions, trades, and other fun projects!
  • cheetopocalypse has a budget of 75 :points: to buy some adopts! Find out the specifics here!

Help a Fellow Deviant:


The Help with Life forum is filled with threads from deviants who need help, whether it be with depression, or with other life issues such as choosing a school to attend, figuring out what to do with a bad family situation, etc. As a community, it's important that we support each other as much as possible. Please try to take a moment and see if you might have some helpful advice for some of these deviants. Above all, please be respectful, understanding, and kind.

Forum of the month:


Each month we want to highlight a specific forum to help the community understand what its purpose is, and what can be found within it! This month's featured forum is the DeviantArt muroPLZ forum!

Contrary to popular belief, the DeviantArt muroPLZ is NOT the place to ask for commissions. It is the place to ask people to draw something in Muro which is a DeviantArt drawing platform. You should not ask people in there to draw anything outside of Muro! This forum is really more about having fun, than asking people to draw artwork you're going to keep for yourself. Simply go in there and have fun! See what your fellow deviants can come up with through drawing with Muro, or try it yourself! Here are a few highlights of its recent popular threads:

Chatroom of the month:


Each month we also want to highlight a specific chatroom in depth by providing you with more than just a description of it, but also some important and fun information. This month's featured chatroom is:

#DragonNation

Run by Raptor-21:
"A diverse nation of dragons, wolves, humans, elves, foxes, dinosaurs and every other creature under the sun! Come roleplay with us in a fantasy land rich in lore or chat amongst friends. We'll be waiting."

Monthly Art Critique threads:


The forums are a great place to ask for critiques on your artwork. Please carefully read the rules so that you know where to ask for critiques! We recommend you visit these links to ask fellow members for critiques on your art:


Recap of recent chat/forum events and news:


Monthly happenings:

     Forum Features #60: Magic!Once again, the Community Relations team is here to feature the artworks of DeviantArt's beloved forumers! AND feature a member of the forum community!La la la la
Once a month, we select one active member from the forums and we feature his or her gallery. This is someone we believe represents the forums well with both good forum-abilities and art. We are now taking quotes and doing mini-interviews with the community about each month's selected forumer, in order to further bring the community together!
As we're kind (and awesome), we also decided to give an opportunity for everybody to get featured! Every month, we create a thread in the Deviation Thumbshare Forum with a particular theme. This thread is made into a sticky for easy access. All you have to do is post thumbs of your artwork that match the theme and, at the end of the month, we select our favorite thumbs from that thread and fea
Deviation ThumbShare: Monthly Art Contest WinnerThis past month the Community Relations team hosted a Monthly Art Contest in the Deviation ThumbShare forum. Deviants had 28 days to submit artwork related to the designated team, and a winner would be selected from the pool of submissions, to receive a 3 month Core Membership or the equivalent 1,200 Points.
The theme for September was childhood.
The winner is Tekila-onRice with:

The three runner-ups are:
TenshiHime7 with:

KassandraN with:

salival with:

Other submissions:
 
  #Forum-It: Issue 174Disclaimer
Please note that the deviants quoted have not asked to be included in the issues published. If you have any concerns, please contact the group, and not the deviants themselves.
http://comments.deviantart.com/18/2123015/3944751188
borschtplz Good outfit, it's a great way to protect your virginity.  
K-9-6-9 Girls love Pikachu.
Kioko-Fulgarion Forget about this troll. He's become so laughable I wouldn't waste time with him. XD
borschtplz Your mom was so laughable last night that I'm not going to waste any more time on her. Or under her. Or in her.
http://comments.deviantart.com/18/2117611/3931765729
LunarCombustion I'm as curious as KagamineLink. What is improper rape? What is the definition of proper rape?  
Valzeras You need to fill all 3 holes and do it for at least 8 hours

Riftress Guys only have two holes, Are you saying they can't get raped? Filthy misandrist scum.
http://comments.de


Weekly Happenings:

   Muro Challenge Fun #83 Winner!This past week we hosted our eighty-third fortnightly Muro Challenge Fun in the DeviantArt muroPLZ Forum for the chance to win a 3 Month Core Membership or the equivalent in Points!
The challenge was: Please use Muro and draw a realistic portrait.The winner is: TenshiHime7 with:
Runner ups:
  Challenge Fun #72 Winner!This past week we hosted our seventy-second weekly Challenge Fun in the Deviants Forum for the chance to win a 3 Month Core Membership or the equivalent in Points!
The challenge was to write a haiku about clowns.The winner is: Farand with:
:iconfarand:
his outer nature
does not necessarily
match his inner one
Congratulations!
There were a lot of other entries, here are some highlights.
:iconTheNaughtyPirate:
caricature of
sentience and emotion
frightening facade
:iconzxcraous:
Painted goofy face
Scares kids to death and gets paid
A colorful creep
:iconARTificialphanTOM:
Big smile hides a frown,
Watch your back he'll take you down,
Evil killer clown.
:iconMissMaddox:
A joke, just for the
payment; living dead, hollow.
Clown paint, wash away.
:iconnosugarjustanger:
I made history
I loved boys, boys lo
  Challenge Fun #74 Winner!We hosted the 74th weekly Challenge Fun the Deviants Forum this past week for the chance to win a 3 Month Core Membership or the equivalent inPoints!
The challenge is to  write a fictional story involving a spider or spiders that is under 500 words.
Congratulations SHrrrrrriiipfan!

One day, a spider crept into the house. I detest bugs, especially those of the eight-legged sort. The sort that spin messy webs, and bite, lay disgusting eggs that contain disgusting, repugnant little black specs of filth!
The spider, though seemingly non-threatening, began to crawl near my bronze sculpture of Spider-Man. Odd, I thought. Why is this creepy arachnid on top my collectable? At first, I thought I was seeing things, but.....yes. This thing was..........humping the sculpture. This repulsive creature thought it was
Challenge Fun 75 Winner!We hosted the 75th weekly Challenge Fun the Deviants Forum this past week for the chance to win a 3 Month Core Membership or the equivalent inPoints!
The challenge was to write a horror story involving a pet rock and the word "salsa" in under 200 words. 
Congratulations Koushoku-jin!

Jen knew it was too late; so alone, it was cold -- too cold in the room, as she clutched Shroom, her imported Albino Tasmanian Rock tightly, her only hidding spot left in the house
She could had turned back time, could had take it all back... 
It was wrong to had added that salsa from the table...
Could had made it all right... tears fell...
She wasn't alone anymore; the faint smell of burnt hair and dough permeated 
...the touch, like a frozen crowbar perched on her shoulder...
The namele
ThumbHub Unveiled, Vol. 5Welcome to this week's #ThumbHub chat journal feature! This series unveils the art of the talented deviants whose work is frequently displayed in our chat room using our art-sharing bot. The level of talent from our chatters and those they admire is astounding.
To help expose these artists to even MORE eyes, the moderators of #ThumbHub have decided to present this weekly journal feature. We hope you enjoy the artwork as much as we do.
Have you visited 


Do you have any chat/forum news?


If there's anything you'd like us to promote, please send us a note at dAmnHub!


Chats and Forums Newsletter v.4

Mon Sep 14, 2015, 12:12 PM

Chatrooms


#dAmnhub
#devart
#welcome
#communityrelations
#seniors

Monthly Newsletter


This is an unofficial chats and forums newsletter, done through dAmnHub. It will be posted at the beginning of each month!


What are Chats and Forums?


The chats and forums (chatforum) are places where you can interact with other DeviantArt members. The forums are divided into 9 different categories, and feature 25 (28 if you're a core member and senior) different forums with different purposes in which you can post threads and comment on other peoples' threads. The chatrooms are limitless, in that hundreds of chatrooms exist in which you can join! However, DeviantArt has its official and CR run chatrooms where you might want to venture first! All in all, the chats and forums are a great way to meet new people, get your artwork seen, blow off some steam, joke around with people, and just have some fun!

Official Community Relations Chats:




Are you new to DeviantArt?


If you're new to DeviantArt you might want to check out the welcome chatroom to ask any questions you might have, and chat with other new members! Also check out the group DAWelcomeWagon for all the info you'll want to learn as a newbie on the site! La la la la Furthermore, the Welcome Center forum is there for you to introduce yourself and chat with other members! You can also find a great thread there, introducing you to DeviantArt: Welcome to DeviantArt.

Star! Until then, check out some of these new fella's that have introduced themselves in the forums, and go say hi!

  • moriyaa is new to DeviantArt and already loves it here! Go start a chat with her about any topic of your choice!
  • Momoka-Moka is a new digital artist that focuses on anime/manga style and wants to make new friends!

Did you know..?


...that you can stalk your friends in dAmn? Wondering what rooms your friends are chatting in? Wondering if they're actually online chatting and just ignoring you? Trying to stalk someone into liking you? Well look no more! By typing /whois username (use the username of the person, of course) you can find out what rooms a person is in, how long they have been connected, and how long they have been idle.


Chats & Forums 101:


Here are a few tips for you to follow if you're unfamiliar with the territory of DA's chats and forums. Some of these are rules, others just advice, we will specify in both cases.

  • When you're in devart, try to engage people in discussion, don't just talk about yourself, and don't get upset when nobody is talking to you. Chatrooms are full of all sorts of people, you're bound to start a conversation with someone as long as you present yourself properly, and don't act immaturely.
  • If you need help with DeviantArt, either contact the Help Desk or go into the Help chatroom. Don't go into devart asking people to help you with your DA troubles, as you will not receive it 90% of the time, and CVs will likely ask you to join Help or contact HD at help.
  • Don't treat the forum like your personal diary. The forums aren't a place to just recount what you did today, expecting people to have something to say about it. The forums are a place for discussion, so whatever you say, should promote discussion somehow. Otherwise, your thread will be locked.
  • Don't attempt to troll thinking that it will gain you attention. Ultimately, most people will ignore you, and you'll become a pariah. Just be yourself, don't put on any pretenses or try to act a certain way to get people to notice you.
  • When posting in the Projects, Job Offers, or Job Services forum, DON'T BUMP YOUR THREADS. It's against the forum rules, and it's generally annoying to everyone else trying to get noticed there.
  • Don't abuse the chat and forum volunteers. You don't have to like them, but don't make their work harder than it needs to be.

Quotes of the month:


These out of context quotes will make you raise an eyebrow or two, and imagine all sorts of disturbing and hilarious explanations.

"cat would give a shit, but unfortunately for you, cat has already given it to the porcelain throne.I need to pee!!!" - Weird-Black-Cat 
<kickoutthehookers> British folk are like, the most haggared and messed up looking fucks in the world
<kickoutthehookers> Every time we have sex an angel dies and whatnot
"To the Buttmobile! :iconanimefaceplz:" - CrimsonMagpie
<Danium> Nosdi: female bug penis for squirting out eggs
"Petting is sensual!

Why don't you get into my windowless van? You can grab some candy and I'll take you right to your mum...." - MissMaddox 
<dxd> i can't listen to Nickelback because everytime Chad Childmurder opens his mouth I want to punch a nun
"Don't do weed right after reading existential philosophy. FFS it's on the warning label." - neurotype 
<calgarc> Pickley :technoes: by cschrensky 
<Pickley> I will slap you into next week.
"This isn't even worth art whoring in." - AClockworkKitten
<butterybinki> im going to shove something fruity in my nose
"i miss huffing febreeze" - WlGGLYTUFF
"AIM FOR THE GENITALIA!" - ARTificialphanTOM 
<morbidman187> I heard JenFruzz once put on a lab coat, mixed vinegar and baking soda and claimed to be a scientist
"About as ugly as a bucket full of armpits." - PuzzledHeartBox 
"Cats are much better for making into tennis rackets." - karleoni
"Maybe it's not a penis. Maybe it's a nine-inch clitoris." - SamWolk 

Forumer of the month:


While each month a forumer is featured/nominated in the monthly Forum Features done by the Community Relations team, we want to feature some badass member of the forums here, just for the hell of it! This month, we'd like to feature Farand who is weird, but also pretty cool! Farand made a comeback to the forums recently, or something like that. He says some pretty questionable shit, but hey, at least he's entertaining. Here are some of his recent threads:

Chatter of the month:


:iconpukechrist:

"PukeChrist Is as old as Jesus and looks like him too. As EuroJesus and provider of extreme dry wit, he guides people with his words. Usually to get them to do bad things or to amuse himself." -morbidman187

You will find Todd in #devart on a regular basis, he usually talks about his disdain of photography, whilst simultaneously discussing incredibly useful tips and tricks for film development and traditional photography techniques, as demonstrated in his diverse gallery. he is a no-nonsense repository of wisdom and information about traditional film photography processes, if you can get him to elaborate beyond a few syllables. Don't forget to bug him about science, sheep or space!

Community Relations forum challenges:


Star! Each week on Monday you will find a new Challenge Fun posted in the Deviants forum. Each challenge is different, and focuses on challenging your creativity in a fun way! You have 7 days to come up with a single entry for each challenge! The winner of each challenge receives a 3 month core membership or the equivalent 1,200 Points! Here are a few examples to give you an idea of what these challenges are like (these are all old and thus closed): 

Challenge Fun #65 - Win a 3 month PM or Points!
You've been enrolled into a penpal program in which you are assigned an Alien from Mars to which you must correspond with. Write out what your first letter to your new alien friend would be! The most creative, funny, interesting one will win!

Challenge Fun #54 Win a 3 month PM or Points!
This weeks challenge is to write a 6 word story. Rules: Bullet; Red The story must be 6 words. 
To win all you have to do is write the best story and follow that one rule.

Challenge Fun #61 - Win a 3month PM or Points!
Write a poem about a significant moment in your life. The poem should emphasize that moment and why it was significant as best as possible.

So now you might ask, "which one is going on right now so I can go participate?! :eager: by darkmoon3636" well here you go:


Star! Every two weeks on a Friday you will find a new Muro Challenge Fun posted in the DrawPLZ forum. Each challenge is different, and challenges your creativity by giving you a prompt on something to draw by using DeviantArt's Muro. You have two weeks to put together a drawing on Muro that fits the challenge! The winner of each challenge receives a 3 month core membership or the equivalent 1,200 Points! Here are a few examples to give you an idea of what these challenges are like (these are all old and thus closed):

Muro Challenge Fun #75 - Win a 3 Month PM or Points!
Your challenge is to use Muro and draw a frog proposing to a dog.

Muro Challenge Fun #77 - Win a 3 Month PM or Points!
The challenge today is for you to draw a hipster penguin. Please note, you can only submit one entry and you must use Muro for your entry. 

Muro Challenge Fun #81 - Win a 3 month core membership or Points!
For this challenge, Please use Muro and draw an animal fight.

So now you might ask, "which one is going on right now so I can go participate?! :eager: by darkmoon3636" well here you go:


Star! A new monthly art challenge has begun in the Deviation ThumbShare forum! Find out more about it here: Monthly Art Contest - Win a 3 month PM or Points!

Chatroom pimp:


Each month we wanna pimp out a few chatrooms that we feel might pique some of your interests! We'll try to provide a brief description of the chatroom when possible!

  • ThumbHub - The place to go in order to share your artwork in chats! You can get critiques on your art by other members, as well as provide critiques, and find new art and artists to watch! Run by JenFruzz and deviant-garde, it's an overall fun room that is always lively and engaging!
  • Fun4Fun - A chatroom that's all about having fun! It is place for deviants to hang out in, be themselves, and make new friends. A place that welcomes deviants to post art, chat, roleplay, and just have fun in general! Run by InvaderMar, you can learn more about the group by joining and reading up on their rules, or by visiting their group Fun4Fun.
  • #dAmnWheel - A room where the game Wheel of Fortune is hosted! They are nearing the 800th game and are looking into some prizes for that. It's basically the game Hangman but with money! :la:
  • iPhotograph - Run by AshleyxBrooke, this is a photographers hangout on DeviantArt where you can discuss photography and other stuff. They are planning a few games/events for the future like weekly critiques, PhotoFriday, etc.  The room offers a very friendly and welcoming environment!
  • Artgermination - both a chatroom and a group for deviants interested in all things Digital Art! Find out more about them here Artgermination and join the chat any time to find like-minded people to chat about art with!
  • PhotoHunt - Run by AshleyxBrooke, this is a fun photography game for photographers stuck in a rut and need inspiration. The task is you will be given a word and you have 20 minutes to go shoot it and post it in the #PhotoHuntchat. Best photo wins! They host games every Saturday!
  • OCMeetsOC - A place where people can roleplay with their own characters. Come on in, 'tis the season and all that.
  • BotDom - Run by Azildin, it's a room for chat (dAmn) bots, their developers, users and groupies. Wish to obtain a chat (dAmn) bot? This is the place. This is recommended when you create your own chatroom and find yourself needing a bot, for example.
  • BeliefTalks - Run by   Koi-OWNS-all, if you like talking about religion, philosophy, and other "belief" based things consider joining this chatroom. More info about them can be found through their group BeliefTalks
  • FreeWriters - A room for writers and readers to talk about writing and almost anything else that is run byDemonicsoul87
  • RPAffinity - Step in take your shoes off, make yourself at home. Welcome to this safe, carefree and fun RP request room that is run by MiyuDimon
  • Kelacao is run by Neiot and is a chatroom-based roleplaying game for deviants with original characters just itching for a chance to interact with other original characters. It is a complex world rich with lore in a wide variety of themes from supernatural to medieval to futuristic. Everybody is welcome to register as long as they work within the rules. Every member may submit up to three characters, and should post at a minimum of three sentences in paragraph format while they are roleplaying. Join the group as well! Kelacao 
  • #dAmnTaboo - If you've ever played the board game Taboo, this is exactly the same thing. Basically, each player takes turns describing as many words as they can to the other players within 2 minutes. But the twist is there are certain words that are taboo, i.e. the word "pirate" has "treasure," "parrot," and "island" as taboo.

*If the person that runs the group was wrongly named, please let us know so we can correct it!

Grins and gripes:


The Complaints and Praise forums are pretty much complete opposites of each other. Here's a highlight of recent grins and gripes you'll find in each respective forum.
  • CorailJay is irritated by people who suck as conversationalists, aren't you? Go vent here!

Artwork of the month:


The artwork featured under this section has been collected from threads within the Deviation ThumbShare and Premium Thumbshare forums. Visit them to find more amazing art!

Pink garden by lunatycy-project  Everyday I'm Pufflin' by akrasiel  Golden by CommanderEVE  Vile Taste by Theanimalparade
Summer landscape by O-l-i-v-i  Jelybrella by Eluviel  Mimea by ScarlettLeigh  USDF Contest Entry - Half Pass by allisonhowle  Redemption by Acaciathorn
  Bobby by kuwater  The Kiss of a Mermaid by RaggedVixen  Still There by Spiritofdarkness  om nom nom by Marui-tan
<da:thumb id="559510989"/>  [BP] Reflect Against the Window Pane by Dari-Dari  Mosslorn by Wreathe  Ocarina of Time by KiiroiKat  Lion Slayer Tyrion Lannaster by seanbianchi

:star: Go enter the Monthly Art Contest here: Monthly Art Contest - Win a 3 month Core Membership or Points!

Forum Features:


Each month an active member of the forums is selected by the Community Relations team or nominated by their peers to be featured in a mass journal posted at the end of the month. This feature includes: CV picks of the members' artwork with a few words about it, and quotes and mini-interview questions from their fellow forumers, about them. The feature also includes the artwork that has been collected throughout the month in the 'Forum Features' themed sticky thread that you can find in the Deviation ThumbShare forum. The theme changes every month, as does the nominated forumer! To participate, you can find the new monthly Forum Feature thread to share your related art, and/or you can nominate a forumer to be featured, in addition to messaging Mrs-Durden about providing quotes or answering questions about the featured forumer.Here are the two previous issues of this newly revamped feature for you to enjoy:

Forum Features #55 - April: Fruit!Once again, the Community Relations team is here to feature the artworks of DeviantArt's beloved forumers! AND feature a member of the forum community!La la la la
Once a month, we select one active member from the forums and we feature his or her gallery. This is someone we believe represents the forums well with both good forum-abilities and art. We are now taking quotes and doing mini-interviews with the community about each month's selected forumer, in order to further bring the community together!
As we're kind (and awesome), we also decided to give an opportunity for everybody to get featured! Every month, we create a thread in the Deviation Thumbshare Forum with a particular theme. This thread is made into a sticky for easy access. All you have to do is post thumbs of your artwork that match the theme and, at the end of the month, we select our favorite thumbs from that thread and fea
  Forum Features #56: Colors!Once again, the Community Relations team is here to feature the artworks of DeviantArt's beloved forumers! AND feature a member of the forum community!La la la la
Once a month, we select one active member from the forums and we feature his or her gallery. This is someone we believe represents the forums well with both good forum-abilities and art. We are now taking quotes and doing mini-interviews with the community about each month's selected forumer, in order to further bring the community together!
As we're kind (and awesome), we also decided to give an opportunity for everybody to get featured! Every month, we create a thread in the Deviation Thumbshare Forum with a particular theme. This thread is made into a sticky for easy access. All you have to do is post thumbs of your artwork that match the theme and, at the end of the month, we select our favorite thumbs from that thread and fea
  Forum Features #57: Hope!Once again, the Community Relations team is here to feature the artworks of DeviantArt's beloved forumers! AND feature a member of the forum community!La la la la
Once a month, we select one active member from the forums and we feature his or her gallery. This is someone we believe represents the forums well with both good forum-abilities and art. We are now taking quotes and doing mini-interviews with the community about each month's selected forumer, in order to further bring the community together!
As we're kind (and awesome), we also decided to give an opportunity for everybody to get featured! Every month, we create a thread in the Deviation Thumbshare Forum with a particular theme. This thread is made into a sticky for easy access. All you have to do is post thumbs of your artwork that match the theme and, at the end of the month, we select our favorite thumbs from that thread and fea
  Forum Features #58 - Adventure!Once again, the Community Relations team is here to feature the artworks of DeviantArt's beloved forumers! AND feature a member of the forum community!La la la la
Once a month, we select one active member from the forums and we feature his or her gallery. This is someone we believe represents the forums well with both good forum-abilities and art. We are now taking quotes and doing mini-interviews with the community about each month's selected forumer, in order to further bring the community together!
As we're kind (and awesome), we also decided to give an opportunity for everybody to get featured! Every month, we create a thread in the Deviation Thumbshare Forum with a particular theme. This thread is made into a sticky for easy access. All you have to do is post thumbs of your artwork that match the theme and, at the end of the month, we select our favorite thumbs from that thread and fea
  Forum Features #59: Dessert!Once again, the Community Relations team is here to feature the artworks of DeviantArt's beloved forumers! AND feature a member of the forum community!La la la la
Once a month, we select one active member from the forums and we feature his or her gallery. This is someone we believe represents the forums well with both good forum-abilities and art. We are now taking quotes and doing mini-interviews with the community about each month's selected forumer, in order to further bring the community together!
As we're kind (and awesome), we also decided to give an opportunity for everybody to get featured! Every month, we create a thread in the Deviation Thumbshare Forum with a particular theme. This thread is made into a sticky for easy access. All you have to do is post thumbs of your artwork that match the theme and, at the end of the month, we select our favorite thumbs from that thread and fea


Star! Go share your dessert related art for next month's forum features: Forum Features: Magic!

Commissions highlight:


It's time to spend some points, all the points! Check out these commissions, trades, and other fun projects!
  • OfCrypticAnEnigmatic is looking to create their own species and they need a design for about 200-260 :points:!

Help a Fellow Deviant:


The Help with Life forum is filled with threads from deviants who need help, whether it be with depression, or with other life issues such as choosing a school to attend, figuring out what to do with a bad family situation, etc. As a community, it's important that we support each other as much as possible. Please try to take a moment and see if you might have some helpful advice for some of these deviants. Above all, please be respectful, understanding, and kind.
  • ArtOfDew is in a complicated relationship that is neithor "open" nor "committed" and that is going through a bit of a struggle because of Tinder, can you offer some advice? Read more here: Partner on dating site?

Forum of the month:


Each month we want to highlight a specific forum to help the community understand what its purpose is, and what can be found within it! This month's featured forum is the Music forum!

The Music Forum is the place to go chat about anything music related. You can chat there about your favorite musicians, bands, singers, or the best musician in certain group, or award ceremonies, or news related to music, etc. Here are a few highlights of its recent popular threads:

Chatroom of the month:


Each month we also want to highlight a specific chatroom in depth by providing you with more than just a description of it, but also some important and fun information. This month's featured chatroom is:

#GayBiWorlds

Run by Romaji, this is a a wonderful place for all open minded straight & LGBTIQQA (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Intersex, Queer, Questioning, Asexual) people to have a place to hang out, chat and feel safe.

Monthly Art Critique threads:


The forums are a great place to ask for critiques on your artwork. Please carefully read the rules so that you know where to ask for critiques! We recommend you visit these links to ask fellow members for critiques on your art:


Recap of recent chat/forum events:


Monthly happenings:

   Deviation ThumbShare: Monthly Art Contest WinnerThis past month the Community Relations team hosted a Monthly Art Contest in the Deviation ThumbShare forum. Deviants had 28 days to submit artwork related to the designated team, and a winner would be selected from the pool of submissions, to receive a 3 month Core Membership or the equivalent 1,200 Points.
The theme for August was seasons.
The winner is MsSophieArt with:

The three runner-ups are:
aviagua with:

arfist with:

Rimui with:

Other submissions:
  
  Forum Features #59: Dessert!Once again, the Community Relations team is here to feature the artworks of DeviantArt's beloved forumers! AND feature a member of the forum community!La la la la
Once a month, we select one active member from the forums and we feature his or her gallery. This is someone we believe represents the forums well with both good forum-abilities and art. We are now taking quotes and doing mini-interviews with the community about each month's selected forumer, in order to further bring the community together!
As we're kind (and awesome), we also decided to give an opportunity for everybody to get featured! Every month, we create a thread in the Deviation Thumbshare Forum with a particular theme. This thread is made into a sticky for easy access. All you have to do is post thumbs of your artwork that match the theme and, at the end of the month, we select our favorite thumbs from that thread and fea
  ThumbHub Unveiled, Vol. 1Welcome to the first of many :#ThumbHub: chat journal features! This series will unveil the art of the talented deviants whose work is frequently displayed in our chat room using our art-sharing bot. The level of talent from our chatters and those they admire is astounding.
To help expose these artists to even MORE eyes, the moderators of :#ThumbHub: have decided to present this weekly journal feature. We hope you enjoy the artwork as much as we do.
Have you visited :#ThumbHub: yet? Come say hello and type !myart to show everyone YOUR work! The more you hang out with us, the better chance of one of our mods seeing and selecting your deviation for a future journal feature. :meow:
  
 
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Weekly Happenings:

Challenge Fun #69 Winner!This past week we hosted our sixty-ninth weekly Challenge Fun in the Deviants Forum for the chance to win a 3 Month Core Membership or the equivalent in Points!
The challenge was: write an apology letter to someone you've hurt at some point in your life.The winner is: HiatusNISA with:
:iconhiatusnisa:
Dear Dad,
When you died we were on the worst terms imaginable. I said some things and you said some things, but at the end of the day nobody really won. I'm sorry that things had to be the way that they were. If you were still here today I think that maybe we could have worked things out. I'm also sorry that you had to die miserable and though I wasn't the primary reason I still had a hand in it. I'm also sorry for being such a hateful, unkind, and uncaring person when it really mattered. If I could undo it all I would. But
  Challenge Fun #67 Winner!This past week we hosted our sixty-seventh weekly Challenge Fun in the Deviants Forum for the chance to win a 3 Month Core Membership or the equivalent in Points!
The challenge was: write a poem about one of your biggest fears in life.The winner is: ARTificialphanTOM with:
:iconartificialphantom:
They wear bright colors and really big shoes
Have weird hair that comes in many hues
They paint their faces usually all white
It really is a very creepy sight
They sometimes laugh then start to cry
I think they’re bipolar must be the reason why
They drive little cars and carpool to the extreme
Whenever I see one I just want to scream
They hide in barrels and get butted by a bull
Sometimes have invisible ropes that they pretend to pull
They like getting pies thrown in their face
Often get trapped in an invisible case
They pr
  Challenge Fun #70 Winner!We hosted the 70th weekly Challenge Fun the Deviants Forumthis past week for the chance to win a 3 Month Core Membership or the equivalent inPoints!
The challenge was to write a Twitter story.
Congratulations HeartySpades!

Called the cops because I found an object which looked like a land mine from World War II. They said it was a rusty cooking plate.
Honorable Mentions:
:iconGeorge-B-Art: :iconiamkathybrown: :iconHiatusNISA: :iconTrafal-the-Law: :iconWerewolfferret96: :iconFictionFox95: :iconFarand:
Thank you all for participating!
And congratulations again to :iconHeartySpades:


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Chats and Forums Newsletter v.3

Wed Aug 12, 2015, 10:18 AM

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Monthly Newsletter


This is an unofficial chats and forums newsletter, done through dAmnHub. It will be posted at the beginning of each month!


What are Chats and Forums?


The chats and forums (chatforum) are places where you can interact with other DeviantArt members. The forums are divided into 9 different categories, and feature 25 (28 if you're a premium member and senior) different forums with different purposes in which you can post threads and comment on other peoples' threads. The chatrooms are limitless, in that hundreds of chatrooms exist in which you can join! However, DeviantArt has its official and CR run chatrooms where you might want to venture first! All in all, the chats and forums are a great way to meet new people, get your artwork seen, blow off some steam, joke around with people, and just have some fun!

Official Community Relations Chats:




Are you new to DeviantArt?


If you're new to DeviantArt you might want to check out the welcome chatroom to ask any questions you might have, and chat with other new members! Also check out the group DAWelcomeWagon for all the info you'll want to learn as a newbie on the site! La la la la Furthermore, the Welcome Center forum is there for you to introduce yourself and chat with other members! You can also find a great thread there, introducing you to DeviantArt: Welcome to DeviantArt.

Star! Until then, check out some of these new fella's that have introduced themselves in the forums, and go say hi!
  • Rimui just joined and loves to draw anime both traditionally and digitally on SAI. Go welcome her to DA!
  • TheDersite is a new deviant who enjoys ink drawing and wants to make new friends! 
  • ArgyroTsi is a new self-taught artist that loves gaming, art, anime, and more. Go say hello!

Did you know..?


...that you can lock your own thread in the forums? Did you post something you regret? Are you getting really negative replies? Are you sick of people constantly responding to that thread you now wish you had never posted because it's been months and it's STILL alive? Close it! You cannot, however, delete it!


Chats & Forums 101:


Here are a few tips for you to follow if you're unfamiliar with the territory of DA's chats and forums. Some of these are rules, others just advice, we will specify in both cases.

  • When you're in devart, try to engage people in discussion, don't just talk about yourself, and don't get upset when nobody is talking to you. Chatrooms are full of all sorts of people, you're bound to start a conversation with someone as long as you present yourself properly, and don't act immaturely.
  • If you need help with DeviantArt, either contact the Help Desk or go into the Help chatroom. Don't go into devart asking people to help you with your DA troubles, as you will not receive it 90% of the time, and CVs will likely ask you to join Help or contact HD at help.
  • Don't treat the forum like your personal diary. The forums aren't a place to just recount what you did today, expecting people to have something to say about it. The forums are a place for discussion, so whatever you say, should promote discussion somehow. Otherwise, your thread will be locked.
  • Don't attempt to troll thinking that it will gain you attention. Ultimately, most people will ignore you, and you'll become a pariah. Just be yourself, don't put on any pretenses or try to act a certain way to get people to notice you.
  • When posting in the Projects, Job Offers, or Job Services forum, DON'T BUMP YOUR THREADS. It's against the forum rules, and it's generally annoying to everyone else trying to get noticed there.
  • Don't abuse the chat and forum volunteers. You don't have to like them, but don't make their work harder than it needs to be.

Quotes of the month:


These out of context quotes will make you raise an eyebrow or two, and imagine all sorts of disturbing and hilarious explanations.

[Farand] I wanna be in PubicDefender
[Farand] Er, I wanna BE PubicDefender They're all out to get me...
"What about an invisible rat that eats your toes while you sleep. You wake up and a toe is gone. What le fuck." - TheCunningCondor
[KristenSpork] Well I just lost a lot of water.
[OpalMist] KristenSpork: From pissing yourself laughing? I hope not 
"Tell them a fetus looks better in a jar anyway." - Atlantech
[morbidman187] Bourbon and revenge killing!
[overdebated] i'm in.
"do you even ever go as far as ever so much as not even ever go as far so much as you do?" - Soul-Daemon
[PubicDefender] Basically Belgians party every day of the week and don't work because they're lazy communists
"I'm a "psycho bitch," so hey, I'll call everyone a snowflake as much as I damn well please. Popcorn" - MissMaddox 
[felisconcolori] And, as usual, Adobe Flash is a disease ridden manwhore whose spotted dick has been used to fuck many people in their products.
"I shall not deny the possibility of belly button fluff. " - PuzzledHeartBox 
[OpalMist] entreprenegro: Pop in my room and I'll give you a show
[OpalMist] ... 
[entreprenegro] that 
[entreprenegro] um
[OpalMist] That sounded better in my head. 
[entreprenegrorofl
[entreprenegro] are you soliciting me
"cat did not do it!! it was the invisible taco fairies." - Weird-Black-Cat
[callumreid123] Do you guys think Caterpillars know they are going to turn into butterflies, or is it like puberty and even though they were warned, they were still scared shitless?

Forumer of the month:


While each month a forumer is featured/nominated in the monthly Forum Features done by the Community Relations team, we want to feature some badass member of the forums here, just for the hell of it! This month, we'd like to feature KissTheWitchdoctor who in 2 years on DeviantArt already has +70,000 forum posts! KissTheWitchdoctor posts about a variety of topics throughout the forums and is generally pleasant and fun to have a conversation with. She actively interacts with everyone and keeps us entertained! Here are some highlights of her recent posts:

Chatter of the month:


entreprenegro

"entreprenegro is a Fiji mermaid that lurks the chats and pops up to shock and amaze all. He also can be a jerk and make you laugh." - morbidman187 

You'll find Micah in devart on a regular basis, talking about anything from TV Shows like Game of Thrones to things like drinking. He's pervy, nerdy, and generally fun to be around. Strike up a conversation with him and see what happens. There's a 50/50 chance you won't regret it!

Community Relations forum challenges:


Star! Each week on Monday you will find a new Challenge Fun posted in the Deviants forum. Each challenge is different, and focuses on challenging your creativity in a fun way! You have 7 days to come up with a single entry for each challenge! The winner of each challenge receives a 3 month core membership or the equivalent 1,200 Points! Here are a few examples to give you an idea of what these challenges are like (these are all old and thus closed): 

Challenge Fun #65 - Win a 3 month PM or Points!
You've been enrolled into a penpal program in which you are assigned an Alien from Mars to which you must correspond with. Write out what your first letter to your new alien friend would be! The most creative, funny, interesting one will win!

Challenge Fun #54 Win a 3 month PM or Points!
This weeks challenge is to write a 6 word story. Rules: Bullet; Red The story must be 6 words. 
To win all you have to do is write the best story and follow that one rule.

Challenge Fun #57 - Win a 3month PM or Points!
This week's challenge is: Come up with a political slogan for your hypothetical Presidential campaign. (i.e Obama's would be "Yes we can") The funniest or most clever or most messed up, or most inspiring, or most truthful will win!

So now you might ask, "which one is going on right now so I can go participate?! :eager: by darkmoon3636" well here you go:


Star! Every two weeks on a Friday you will find a new Muro Challenge Fun posted in the DrawPLZ forum. Each challenge is different, and challenges your creativity by giving you a prompt on something to draw by using DeviantArt's Muro. You have two weeks to put together a drawing on Muro that fits the challenge! The winner of each challenge receives a 3 month core membership or the equivalent 1,200 Points! Here are a few examples to give you an idea of what these challenges are like (these are all old and thus closed):

Muro Challenge Fun #75 - Win a 3 Month PM or Points!
Your challenge is to use Muro and draw a frog proposing to a dog.

Muro Challenge Fun #77 - Win a 3 Month PM or Points!
The challenge today is for you to draw a hipster penguin. Please note, you can only submit one entry and you must use Muro for your entry. 

Muro Challenge Fun #78 - Win a 3 Month PM or Points!
For this challenge, please use Muro and draw a Unicorn.

So now you might ask, "which one is going on right now so I can go participate?! :eager: by darkmoon3636" well here you go:


Star! A new monthly art challenge has begun in the Deviation ThumbShare forum! Find out more about it here: Monthly Art Contest - Win a 3 month PM or Points!

Chatroom pimp:


Each month we wanna pimp out a few chatrooms that we feel might pique some of your interests! We'll try to provide a brief description of the chatroom when possible!

  • ThumbHub - The place to go in order to share your artwork in chats! You can get critiques on your art by other members, as well as provide critiques, and find new art and artists to watch! Run by JenFruzz and deviant-garde, it's an overall fun room that is always lively and engaging!
  • Fun4Fun - A chatroom that's all about having fun! It is place for deviants to hang out in, be themselves, and make new friends. A place that welcomes deviants to post art, chat, roleplay, and just have fun in general! Run by InvaderMar, you can learn more about the group by joining and reading up on their rules, or by visiting their group Fun4Fun.
  • #dAmnWheel - A room where the game Wheel of Fortune is hosted! They are nearing the 800th game and are looking into some prizes for that. It's basically the game Hangman but with money! :la:
  • iPhotograph - Run by AshleyxBrooke, this is a photographers hangout on DeviantArt where you can discuss photography and other stuff. They are planning a few games/events for the future like weekly critiques, PhotoFriday, etc.  The room offers a very friendly and welcoming environment!
  • Artgermination - both a chatroom and a group for deviants interested in all things Digital Art! Find out more about them here Artgermination and join the chat any time to find like-minded people to chat about art with!
  • PhotoHunt - Run by AshleyxBrooke, this is a fun photography game for photographers stuck in a rut and need inspiration. The task is you will be given a word and you have 20 minutes to go shoot it and post it in the #PhotoHuntchat. Best photo wins! They host games every Saturday!
  • GayBiWorlds - A wonderful place for all open minded straight & LGBTIQQA (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Intersex, Queer, Questioning, Asexual) people to have a place to hang out, chat and feel safe that is run by Romaji.
  • OCMeetsOC - A place where people can roleplay with their own characters. Come on in, 'tis the season and all that.
  • BotDom - Run by Azildin, it's a room for chat (dAmn) bots, their developers, users and groupies. Wish to obtain a chat (dAmn) bot? This is the place. This is recommended when you create your own chatroom and find yourself needing a bot, for example.
  • BeliefTalks - Run by   Koi-OWNS-all, if you like talking about religion, philosophy, and other "belief" based things consider joining this chatroom. More info about them can be found through their group BeliefTalks
  • FreeWriters - A room for writers and readers to talk about writing and almost anything else that is run byDemonicsoul87
  • RPAffinity - Step in take your shoes off, make yourself at home. Welcome to this safe, carefree and fun RP request room that is run by MiyuDimon
  • Kelacao is run by Neiot and is a chatroom-based roleplaying game for deviants with original characters just itching for a chance to interact with other original characters. It is a complex world rich with lore in a wide variety of themes from supernatural to medieval to futuristic. Everybody is welcome to register as long as they work within the rules. Every member may submit up to three characters, and should post at a minimum of three sentences in paragraph format while they are roleplaying. Join the group as well! Kelacao 
  • #dAmnTaboo - If you've ever played the board game Taboo, this is exactly the same thing. Basically, each player takes turns describing as many words as they can to the other players within 2 minutes. But the twist is there are certain words that are taboo, i.e. the word "pirate" has "treasure," "parrot," and "island" as taboo.

*If the person that runs the group was wrongly named, please let us know so we can correct it!

Grins and gripes:


The Complaints and Praise forums are pretty much complete opposites of each other. Here's a highlight of recent grins and gripes you'll find in each respective forum.
  • It's time to praise an underrated part of your life...pillows! Join in on BurnFairy's Ode to pillows!

Artwork of the month:


The artwork featured under this section has been collected from threads within the Deviation ThumbShare and Premium Thumbshare forums. Visit them to find more amazing art!

Something blue - A bouquet of beaded flowers by EverAfterArtisanry  Goldfish geisha by fridouw The Demon Reaper Character Concept by jeffchendesigns  Do You Eat the Red Ones Last? by kiranox  Nom by SandgoosePhotos 
Hollowoods Cover Thingy by Inky-Shade Meditation by kazel-lim Obscure thoughts by MissPoe  Summer Festival by Rimui
Pastel by TriinErg The Grotto by Foggylights Spirit inside by MsSophieArt  Peek-a-Boo! by Theanimalparade   
Ruin Golem by Tioluko Red Riding Hood by astarthatdanced Jessica 2 by UnPredictableGirl bronze and amber necklace by ACrowsCollection
Elements by SOSArtStuff  Rotation by CourtneysConcepts  eden by sbeeart

:star: Go enter the Monthly Art Contest here: Monthly Art Contest - Win a 3 month PM or Points!

Forum Features:


Each month an active member of the forums is selected by the Community Relations team or nominated by their peers to be featured in a mass journal posted at the end of the month. This feature includes: CV picks of the members' artwork with a few words about it, and quotes and mini-interview questions from their fellow forumers, about them. The feature also includes the artwork that has been collected throughout the month in the 'Forum Features' themed sticky thread that you can find in the Deviation ThumbShare forum. The theme changes every month, as does the nominated forumer! To participate, you can find the new monthly Forum Feature thread to share your related art, and/or you can nominate a forumer to be featured, in addition to messaging Mrs-Durden about providing quotes or answering questions about the featured forumer.Here are the two previous issues of this newly revamped feature for you to enjoy:

Forum Features #55 - April: Fruit!Once again, the Community Relations team is here to feature the artworks of DeviantArt's beloved forumers! AND feature a member of the forum community!La la la la
Once a month, we select one active member from the forums and we feature his or her gallery. This is someone we believe represents the forums well with both good forum-abilities and art. We are now taking quotes and doing mini-interviews with the community about each month's selected forumer, in order to further bring the community together!
As we're kind (and awesome), we also decided to give an opportunity for everybody to get featured! Every month, we create a thread in the Deviation Thumbshare Forum with a particular theme. This thread is made into a sticky for easy access. All you have to do is post thumbs of your artwork that match the theme and, at the end of the month, we select our favorite thumbs from that thread and fea
  Forum Features #56: Colors!Once again, the Community Relations team is here to feature the artworks of DeviantArt's beloved forumers! AND feature a member of the forum community!La la la la
Once a month, we select one active member from the forums and we feature his or her gallery. This is someone we believe represents the forums well with both good forum-abilities and art. We are now taking quotes and doing mini-interviews with the community about each month's selected forumer, in order to further bring the community together!
As we're kind (and awesome), we also decided to give an opportunity for everybody to get featured! Every month, we create a thread in the Deviation Thumbshare Forum with a particular theme. This thread is made into a sticky for easy access. All you have to do is post thumbs of your artwork that match the theme and, at the end of the month, we select our favorite thumbs from that thread and fea
  Forum Features #57: Hope!Once again, the Community Relations team is here to feature the artworks of DeviantArt's beloved forumers! AND feature a member of the forum community!La la la la
Once a month, we select one active member from the forums and we feature his or her gallery. This is someone we believe represents the forums well with both good forum-abilities and art. We are now taking quotes and doing mini-interviews with the community about each month's selected forumer, in order to further bring the community together!
As we're kind (and awesome), we also decided to give an opportunity for everybody to get featured! Every month, we create a thread in the Deviation Thumbshare Forum with a particular theme. This thread is made into a sticky for easy access. All you have to do is post thumbs of your artwork that match the theme and, at the end of the month, we select our favorite thumbs from that thread and fea
  Forum Features #58 - Adventure!Once again, the Community Relations team is here to feature the artworks of DeviantArt's beloved forumers! AND feature a member of the forum community!La la la la
Once a month, we select one active member from the forums and we feature his or her gallery. This is someone we believe represents the forums well with both good forum-abilities and art. We are now taking quotes and doing mini-interviews with the community about each month's selected forumer, in order to further bring the community together!
As we're kind (and awesome), we also decided to give an opportunity for everybody to get featured! Every month, we create a thread in the Deviation Thumbshare Forum with a particular theme. This thread is made into a sticky for easy access. All you have to do is post thumbs of your artwork that match the theme and, at the end of the month, we select our favorite thumbs from that thread and fea


Star! Go share your dessert related art for next month's forum features: Forum Features: Dessert!

Commissions highlight:


It's time to spend some points, all the points! Check out these commissions, trades, and other fun projects!
  • valurauta is looking for art card traders! Art cards are regular trading card sized artworks (2.5 x 3.5 inches), join in on the fun!
  • Pl-e-a-s-e is looking to commission! Check out what she wants drawn here!

Help a Fellow Deviant:


The Help with Life forum is filled with threads from deviants who need help, whether it be with depression, or with other life issues such as choosing a school to attend, figuring out what to do with a bad family situation, etc. As a community, it's important that we support each other as much as possible. Please try to take a moment and see if you might have some helpful advice for some of these deviants. Above all, please be respectful, understanding, and kind.

Forum of the month:


Each month we want to highlight a specific forum to help the community understand what its purpose is, and what can be found within it! This month's featured forum is the Movies & TV forum!

The Movies & TV forum is the place to go chat about anything entertainment related in terms of movies and television. You can chat there about your favorite shows, or the best actors in certain movies, or award ceremonies, or new tv series, etc. Here are a few highlights of its recent popular threads:

Chatroom of the month:


Each month we also want to highlight a specific chatroom in depth by providing you with more than just a description of it, but also some important and fun information. This month's featured chatroom is:

NightOwlsChat

Run by deviant-garde, this is a place for people who like to party all night long. Stay up late? Join them! The place is always filled with deviants, so you're bound to have a good time, and find a way to fill the boredom of those sleepless/late nights!

Monthly Art Critique threads:


The forums are a great place to ask for critiques on your artwork. Please carefully read the rules so that you know where to ask for critiques! We recommend you visit these links to ask fellow members for critiques on your art:



Recap of recent chat/forum events:


Monthly happenings:

   Forum Features #58 - Adventure!Once again, the Community Relations team is here to feature the artworks of DeviantArt's beloved forumers! AND feature a member of the forum community!La la la la
Once a month, we select one active member from the forums and we feature his or her gallery. This is someone we believe represents the forums well with both good forum-abilities and art. We are now taking quotes and doing mini-interviews with the community about each month's selected forumer, in order to further bring the community together!
As we're kind (and awesome), we also decided to give an opportunity for everybody to get featured! Every month, we create a thread in the Deviation Thumbshare Forum with a particular theme. This thread is made into a sticky for easy access. All you have to do is post thumbs of your artwork that match the theme and, at the end of the month, we select our favorite thumbs from that thread and fea
  Deviation ThumbShare: Monthly Art Contest Winner!This past month the Community Relations team hosted a Monthly Art Contest in the Deviation ThumbShare forum. Deviants had 28 days to submit artwork related to the designated team, and a winner would be selected from the pool of submissions, to receive a 3 month Premium Membership or the equivalent 636 Points.
The theme for July was nostalgia.
The winner is GeorgeXVII with:

The three runner-ups are:
Dagger-13 with:

Toyona with:

ladyhawk21 with:

Other submissions:


Weekly Happenings:

Challenge Fun #63 Winner!This past week we hosted our sixty-third weekly Challenge Fun in the Deviants Forum for the chance to win a 3 Month Premium Membership or the equivalent in Points!
The challenge was: Imagine you could go back in time, and give the child version of yourself a letter with advice about life. Write that letter for us. Tell your younger self what mistakes to avoid, what goals to reach for, what risks to take, all that awesome advice you wish you had received.The winner is: MissMaddox with:
:iconmissmaddox:
Dear fireball girl, eleven years old, soon to grow up:
I have to warn you - you're in for a tough time. You are not dumb, nor naive, but your innocence will soon leave you. It won't be the day you have your first kiss that will ruin you, nor will it be from loneliness. It will be from within your own blood, and within you ow
  Challenge Fun #64 Winner!We hosted the 64th weekly Challenge Fun the Deviants Forum this past week for the chance to win a 3 Month Premium Membership or the equivalent in Points!
The challenge was to write a twitter story.
Congratulations RemiliaPolz!
The angle between us is 0°, because you're the hypotenuse and I'm the adjacent side, and together we make one. #romanticmath
Honorable Mentions:
:iconbrokenaisling: :iconcartoonsandmonsters: :iconwerewolfferret96: :iconfarand: :iconpushka: :iconzxcraous: :iconweird-black-cat:
Thank you all for participating!
And congratulations again to :iconremiliapolz:
  Muro Challenge Fun #78 - Winner!We hosted our 78th Muro Challenge Fun in the DrawPLZ Forum over the past two weeks for the chance to win a 3 Month Premium Membership or the equivalent in :points:!
The challenge for deviants was to draw a unicorn.
Congratulations Ambrosiak !

With this unicorn
Honorable Mentions:
:iconbrokenaisling: :iconscarsfrommypastlife: :iconsandwichprotector: :iconsonictailssomething1: :iconforte-escape: :icon1ockette: :iconsnazzydoodle: :icondeathmoonwolf0223: :iconfajritabur: :iconbashfulsoul: :iconii-edison-ii: :icontijd001: :iconsteampunkie: :iconderkhurl: :iconvt2000: :iconinsubordinatesalad: :iconpizzafisch: :icontwilightwolfcourage: :iconkira-mint-tsuneo: :iconphinbella-flynn: :iconcartoonsandmonsters: :iconsilent-ebb: :icondiamondofage: :iconmangoeses:
Thank you all


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