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Did You Know? - Username Changing, Llama Locking

Journal Entry: Wed Nov 21, 2012, 5:09 PM
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Small Announcement

As namenotrequired is now an intern for deviantART, bradleysays will temporarily be managing the Did You Know? series for a few months.

Please congratulate him on his internship. :clap:


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Username Changing

Please note that you need an active Premium Membership to be able to use this feature.

Did you know that you can change your username? Earlier this year, danlev announced that deviantART would be allowing username changes.

You can change your username by visiting http://www.deviantart.com/settings/identity. From here, scroll half-way down until you get to the "Change Username" box.

If you haven't already changed your username in the past six (6) months, then it should look like this:



Please read the rules in the box AND the announcement article before changing your username.


If you have already changed your username in the past six months, then the box will state when you will be able to change your username again.

All of your watchers will be notified of your username change. :)


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Llama Badge Locking

Suggested by C-91 and written by bradleysays.

Did you know that you can lock your Llama Badge to the version of your choice? In order to do that, open your badges page, and click on your llama badge.

As an example, say you have a Fancy Llama Badge, but you want the Albino Llama Badge shown on your profile instead. From the list on the right, click the Albino Llama and it will lock your Llama onto the Albino version (illustrated below).



Congratulations, your Fancy Llama Badge is now locked onto the Albino Llama Badge!


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:iconmirachravaia:
MirachRavaia Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I think you should mention in some of the future editions, that you can disable message center notifications for badges in your profile settings -> general.

It can be also handy to mention that you can post a journal to your personal profile and groups in the same time through sta.sh, and that you can use the :bigthumb: code to make pictures bigger in a feature.
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wolfgangcalifan Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Man, I wish I could help deviantart in a way that I could be like you, you're my idol and stuff :)
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BlueSolitaire Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Oh so that's why I see a normal Llama when I give one...and you hover the cursor over the badge and it says like 850. :confused: I don't know why people do that but it's nice that they can do that if they choose to. :D (Me, I just want to climb the Llama Ladder :XD:)
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:iconitti:
Itti Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Tell them #devBUG is only for things in beta! We STILL get people asking groups questions and groups have been out of beta for two years now!
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spring-sky Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
How can I use dA live chat ? I think it's called dAmn !

I had a dA friend who was online the same time I was ,I wanted to chat with them ,but I didn't know how . So we just had to settle for notes at the time.

Do I have to be a premium member to do that ? and can I make the chat exclusive for just the two of us or for a small group of people ?
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:iconmirachravaia:
MirachRavaia Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
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Choose a chatroom, send your friend a link to it and chat! Or create your own, where you would have privacy. You can't make it exclusive, I think, but it's not very probable that someone will come there if there are not many people, it will be on the bottom of the list. And you can kick out people you don't want there.
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spring-sky Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Wow ..That's very helpful

Thanks a lot
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IlMostroDeiDesideri Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Quote who asked if there's a chance to stop receiving Llama once for all!
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HaxPunch Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Is there a way to block llamas from appearing on your page or receiving them, perchance?
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LadyAway Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Just click "Clear all featured badges" here. It will no longer appear on your profile.
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HaxPunch Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Many thanks!
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:iconmirachravaia:
MirachRavaia Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
If you go to your profile settings -> general, you can also disable message center notifications for badges at the very bottom of the page - you won't receive a notification for a llama.
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HaxPunch Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you for this, it's very appreciated.
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UltimaMage578 Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2012
Is it possible to have a llama blocker? Seriously, I don't want llamas. I want to block anyone from giving me a llama. Is it possible?
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:iconmirachravaia:
MirachRavaia Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
You can hide them from your profile here me.deviantart.com/badges/ by "Clear all featured badges", and if you go to your profile settings -> general, you can disable message center notifications for badges at the very bottom of the page - you won't receive a notification for a llama.
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UltimaMage578 Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2012
Not really good enough for me, but it'll work until I can just block llamas...
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viralremix Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2012
Cool update. I think I'd appreciate the ability to change to an old username that was previously occupied or another new one within six months for a penalty fee. Like 2000 dA Points/equivalent in USD. It cuts down on the problem of people switching so quickly without a chance to breathe, but facilitates allowing one to change their mind again at a steeper price.
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Loivissaxxx Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
I've used name change before on my other count but the llama locking feature is great, is it new ?
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:iconbradleysays:
bradleysays Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2012
I think it's been there for a while without many people knowing about it. :)
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ElwisFromPoland Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2012
I didn't know how change llama icon. Now I know. Thanks. :)

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Icon made by ~legendarydragon90
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:iconbradleysays:
bradleysays Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2012
No problem. :)
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C-91 Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Glad you found the llama info useful! :la:
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:iconbradleysays:
bradleysays Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2012
Thanks for contributing! :hug:
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SaTaNiA Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This article is feature in my last journal : "This week in my MC #4" !
:hug:
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:iconbradleysays:
bradleysays Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2012
Much appreciated! :iconbrohugplz:
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danydiniz Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I didn't know about this kind of announcement! Very nice, keep it up! :hug:
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Savaliste Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2012
lol yah I've changed my name twice already ^^; glad for the feature :nod: great article ;)
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:iconitti:
Itti Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Whoa... has it already been more than 6 months since they introduced name changes? Time flies!
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:iconsavaliste:
Savaliste Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2012
IKR :nod:
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Minato-Kushina Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2012
Nicely written and very informative! Keep up like this! :hug:
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:iconbradleysays:
bradleysays Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2012
Thanks! :)
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:iconmagical525:
Magical525 Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Interesting snippets of info :)

Re llama locking: what if you change your mind and want it unlocked... how do you do that?
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:iconbradleysays:
bradleysays Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2012
Click "Unlock from this" on the same page. :)
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:iconmagical525:
Magical525 Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Cool :)

I wasn't clear enough though - what I meant was that it would be a good idea to add that to the article :)
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lintu47 Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
:clap:
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:iconwdwparksgal:
WDWParksGal Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2012
I did know that Llama locking was possible but wasn't sure how to do it. Thanks!
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:iconbradleysays:
bradleysays Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2012
Fair enough, well now you know! :la:
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:iconwdwparksgal:
WDWParksGal Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2012
:nuu:

Is there a way to remove an affiliation with a group?

It took me awhile, but I finally figured out how to remove a personal deviation from a group. With the way the submission process keeps changing it was getting more difficult to keep track of every little change. Am thinking of doing a little tutorial about how to "unjoin" a group and remove deviations from said group ;)
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:iconbradleysays:
bradleysays Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2012
This should help! [link]
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:iconwdwparksgal:
WDWParksGal Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2012
Thank you! :nuu: I Favorited the journal, invited it into #DevNews and now know how to remove an affiliate. Honestly I needed the visual to understand just how :hug:
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:iconbradleysays:
bradleysays Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2012
No problem! :D
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:iconwdwparksgal:
WDWParksGal Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2012
Have used the option already and sent the tutorial to another deviant with the same question :squee:
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:iconmiontre:
miontre Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
:lol: I did not know about llama locking. :D
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:iconneurotype:
neurotype Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Did you make up the term llama locking? :eager:
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:iconnamenotrequired:
namenotrequired Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2012  Student Interface Designer
Like you coined the term DD locking :P
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:iconitti:
Itti Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
What's DD locking?
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:iconnamenotrequired:
namenotrequired Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2012  Student Interface Designer
It doesn't exist, but ^neurotype has it in her signature anyway.
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:iconitti:
Itti Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
"Suggest a thread / lock a DD". I see:)
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:iconnamenotrequired:
namenotrequired Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2012  Student Interface Designer
Yep :giggle:
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