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Did You Know? - Username Changing, Llama Locking

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

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 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. :)

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!

What would you like to know?

As we write this article series for you, the community, we would like to know: What aspects of the website do you want to learn more about? Or what can you teach other deviants about? If we decide to use your suggestion we will be sure to credit you. :) Thank you for your input in advance!

Let us know your ideas through our feedback page :eager:

Previous editions

To help you find the information you are looking for, we have composed an overview that lists all former Did You Know? articles and their topics. With every new article we release, we will update the overview, to ensure it remains up-to-date.

Have a look at our overview of all Did You Know? articles!

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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, and that you can use the :bigthumb: code to make pictures bigger in a feature.
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 :)
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:)
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!
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 ?
MirachRavaia Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
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.
spring-sky Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Wow ..That's very helpful

Thanks a lot
IlMostroDeiDesideri Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Quote who asked if there's a chance to stop receiving Llama once for all!
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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