Every change to the site brings about a familiar round of blogs, commentary and artwork. Here's a compilation of our version changes throughout the years with accompanying artwork I've collected (from all sides).
Special thank you to Darqx for this comic
Version 2 (released on February 5, 2002)
Version 3 (released on August 7, 2003)
Official Bug Fix List
Version 4 (released August 7, 2004)
Version 5 (released August 7, 2006)
Note: 2 years since last update
Version 6 (released July 10, 2008)
Note: Almost 2 years since last update
Version 7 (released May 18, 2010)
Note: Just under 2 years since last update
Note: Was released to beta testers on February 28, 2010
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Things to take note of:
Criticism is expected and desired so long as it's constructive. Screaming at people and calling them names is not what being part of a community is about. If the administration berated your artwork you would take offense. The work we do on this site is our passion, it is OUR artwork - be mindful and respectful in your criticism. Real people are on the other side of the screen.
History proves that despite not liking change, we learn to adapt and embrace it.
deviantART does love you.
Enjoy the trip down memory lane and think about how far we've come.
Love it or hate it, it's been quite a wild ride thus far and I'm looking forward to the future.