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  • Fan Nickname: After the rebranding in 2014, many users started calling the website "ZeviantArt" since the logo looks like the letter Z.
  • Keep Circulating the Tapes: If a piece of art goes missing for some reason and you don't have any contact details of the artist nor know any particular fan of them, chances are that you'll never see it again.
  • No Export for You: In its nineteen years of existence, DeviantArt has never been translated into any other languages other than English, forcing foreign users who aren't very good at said language to use Google Translate. People who don't even speak English at all would get even more annoyed because foreign characters are restricted in deviation titles.
  • Why the Fandom Can't Have Nice Things:
    • Because of art theft going rampant, and the moderators' inability to handle so many theft reports, they're now limiting reports to only the original authors of the stolen work. The problem is that art thieves tend to steal from other websites, like Tumblr and Pixiv, and because of the Language Barrier, the lack of a way to communicate the original authors outside of DeviantArt, and in some cases, the artist being dead, combined with the price rise on premium subscriptions (now named Core), many users of the website are not taking this measure very well. Thanks to this issue, many users concerned with art theft will add large watermarks (whether it's their own or the DeviantArt default) to their images, including Fan-Art.
    • A long time ago, DA's April Fools pranks used to be far more elaborate, either involving changing everyone's avatars to something or pretending the site was undergoing a massive change with a new feature. However, either because of people found the pranks unfunny or even offensive for some, while others completely took it for face value and thought that the 'update' was completely legitimate,note  DA has more or less relegated April Fool's Day to a glorified drawing contest involving some form of internet meme.

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