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Fella's Dictionary: A - E

Wed Apr 9, 2014, 8:55 AM

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fella, deviantART’s mascot, brings together a dictionary of all the terms you could possibly want to know about on deviantART. From A to Z we have you covered. Click on the section you want below and search away. You can also search for terms within a given section by typing Control + F or Command + F (for Mac users) and searching for the term.

Are we missing anything? Let us know by shooting us a note at fella and we will keep adding terms. The last update was April, 2014.

AdCast /ad-kast/. noun;
  • deviantART’s art advertising platform.

Related: None

Add Media /ad mee-dee-uh/. noun;
  • available when creating journals, blogs and comments, this button allows a deviant to easily add official and community emoticons or thumbnails from the conversation, the community or a deviant’s own

Related: Premium Member, Comment

Admin Area /ad-min e-ree-uh/. noun;
  • The location where administrators (or contributors) of a group can manage members and have private discussions.
    Located at:

Related: Group, Contributor

Alpha Tester /al-fuh tes-ter/. noun;
  • a deviant selected to test alpha-stage features of the site and report bugs of those features.

Related: Beta Tester

Avatar /ah-vah-tar/. noun;
  • an icon that is next to a username which is 50x50 pixels in size.
  • an icon for a group that is 50 x 100 in size.

Related: Group, Deviant

Badge /baj/. noun;
  • a small icon that is displayed on a deviant’s profile in the upper-right hand corner.
  • icons that are given during special events, contests, and for fun on deviantART.

Related: Llama Badge, Contest, Profile

Ban /ban/. noun;
  • issued in the event that a deviant breaks the terms of service or other policies on deviantART.

Related: Deactivation, Username, Terms of Service, COPPA

Beta Tester /bey-tuh tes-ter/. noun;
  • The Official deviantART Beta Tester program is a team whose membership is available to Premium Members. OBT is a group of people who have chosen to beta test new features before they have been released to the general public and help deviantART track down any problems that exist with the pre-released content.

Related: Alpha Tester

Block /blawk/. noun;
  • a function, accessed through the settings page, that allows deviants to keep specific users from contacting them or watching them, usually to prevent abuse.
  • a function, accessed through "Manage Members" in the group admin area, that allows groups to keep abusive deviants from interacting with the group.

Related: Hide

Blog /blawg/. noun;
  • a literary submission created by a group that is used to inform members and watchers.

Related: Journal

Bolt Award /bolt uh-wawrd/. noun;
  • an award given to deviantART paid staff who go above and beyond the norm of quality service and community excellence.

Related: None

Channel /chan-l/. noun;
  • similar to television channels, they provide a deviant with the different categories of deviantART and are viewable at the bottom of the front page. The default setting is to view the Daily Deviations.

Related: Daily Deviation

Club /cluhb/. noun;
  • a deviantART account that was used to host collaborative events and show appreciation for something before the groups platform was introduced.

Related: Group

Comment /kah-ment/ noun;
  • a public statement, observation, or idea left on deviantART such as on a deviant’s profile, gallery, or artwork.
  • verb; to leave a statement, observation, or idea on deviantART.

Related: Profile, Add Media

Commissions /kuh-mish-uhn/. verb;
  • a system that allows every artist to offer their artistic services for hire by publishing a Commission listing within the community. Using the Points currency system, deviantART members can request Commission work directly from the artist. Artists who accept the Commission communicate directly with the purchaser to finalize the work and send the Commission once complete.

Related: Commissions Portal, Commission Widget

Commissions Portal [i.e. Commissions Shop] /kuh-mish-uhns por-tuhl/. noun;
  • current Commissions listings are advertised and sold within the dedicated Commissions shop on deviantART. The shop helps to increase exposure of the artists’ offerings while simultaneously providing a variety of filters to help clients find the perfect artist for their project.

Related: Commissions, Commission Widget

Commission Widget /kuh-mish-uhn wi-jit/. noun;
  • located on a deviant’s profile, this widget allows one to sell commissions on deviantART.

Related: Commissions, Commissions Portal, Profile

Community Relations /kuh-myoo-ni-tee ri-ley-shuhns/. noun;
  • a department that exists to encourage, facilitate and develop the relationship with the deviantART community. Members of the CR team nurture the community by encouraging and stimulating artists to create, collaborate, and participate in a friendly, safe, and supportive artistic environment.

Related: CV [Community Volunteer], CR [Community Relations]

Community Volunteer /kuh-myoo-ni-tee vol-uhn-teer/. noun;  
  • each of the Community Volunteers provides the community with a specific contact point in relation to galleries, chat and forums.

Related: CV

Contributor /kuhn-trib-yuh-ter/. noun;
  • a deviant that helps administrate a group. The deviant gains access to the Admin Area and has the group featured on their page.

Related: Admin Area, Group

COPPA [Children's Online Privacy Protection Act] /koh-pah/. noun, acronym;
  • prohibits any child under the age of 13 from opening, maintaining, or otherwise using a deviantART account. This restriction stands even when parental permission is granted.

Related: Ban

Copyright Policy /kop-ee-rahyt pol-uh-see/. noun;  
  • a document that works to eliminate some of the confusion and counter many of the myths surrounding copyright and to present clearly the deviantART policies and practices with regard to copyright.
  • The availability of this document should not be construed as rendering legal or other professional advice, and this document is not a substitute for the advice of an attorney. If you require legal advice, you should seek the services of a qualified attorney.

Related: Etiquette Policy, Terms of Service, Privacy Policy

CR [Community Relations] /see-arr/. noun, acronym;
  • Acronym for Community Relations.

Related: CV [Community Volunteer], Gallery, Deviant, GM [Gallery Moderator]

Critique /kri-teek/. noun;
  • a detailed evaluation of another deviant’s work. verb;
  • to review or analyze another deviant’s work.

Related: Comment

CSS [Cascading Style Sheets] /see-ess-ess/. noun, acronym;
  • an addition to HTML that allows customization of a deviant’s journal or blog.

Related: Journal, Blog

CV [Community Volunteer] /see-vee/. noun, acronym;
  • Acronym for Community Volunteer.

Related: CR [Community Relations], Gallery, Deviant, GM [Gallery Moderator]

dA [deviantART] /dee-ay/. noun, acronym;
  • acronym for deviantART.

Related: deviantART

Daily Deviation /dey-lee dee-vee-ey-shuhn/. noun;
  • a feature, selected by Community Volunteers or Staff Members, from the galleries here on deviantART.

Related: Deviation, Gallery, DD

dAmn [deviantART Messaging Network] /dam/. noun, acronym;
  • deviantART’s chat network.

Related: dAmnIt, Community Volunteer

dAmnIt /dam-it/. noun;
  • a collection of quotes from the chats.

Related: dAmn

DD [Daily Deviation] /dee-dee/. noun, acronym;
  • a feature, selected by Community Volunteers or Staff Members, from the galleries here on deviantART.

Related: Community Volunteer

Deactivation /dee-ak-tuh-veyt-shun/. verb;
  • a deviant may close their account through deactivation. This action removes all items from a deviants account and is irreversible.

Related: Ban

Devart /deev-ahrt/. noun;
  • acronym for deviantART.
  • a bot-run account made by deviantART staff; known for giving badges.
  • the main deviantART chat room.

Related: deviantART, dA [deviantART]

Deviant /dee-vee-unt/. noun;
  • synonymous with a deviantART user or user account.

Related: deviantART

deviantART /dee-vee-un’nt-ahrt/. noun;
  • the world's largest online art community.

Related: The entire dictionary

deviantGEAR /dee-vee-uhnt geer/. noun;
  • although no longer sold, deviantGEAR and deviantWEAR are synonymous terms that refer to items that the deviantART Shop used to sell including t-shirts, backpacks, and other items.

Related: deviantWEAR

deviantMEET /dee-vee-un-nt-MEET/. noun;
  • a meeting organized by deviants or Staff Members to meet other deviants.

Related: Deviant

deviantWEAR /dee-vee-uhnt wair/. noun;
  • although no longer sold, deviantGEAR and deviantWEAR are synonymous terms that refer to items that the deviantART Shop used to sell including t-shirts, backpacks, and other items.

Related: deviantGEAR

Deviation /dee-vee-ey-shuhn/. noun;
  • 1. synonymous with submission. It is merely a nickname used to describe a particular piece of art that has been submitted to deviantART.

Related: DD, Gallery,

Deviousness Award /dee-vee-us-nes uh-wawrd/. noun;
  • an accolade which is traditionally handed out on the 1st of every month to one truly outstanding deviant.

Related: None

Emote /ee-moht/. noun;
  • an icon that expresses emotion activated either through Add Media section or through a series of keystrokes such as :)

Related: Add Media, Emoticon

Emoticon /ee-moh-ti-kon/. noun;
  • an icon that expresses emotion activated either through Add Media section or through a series of keystrokes such as :)

Related: Add Media, Emote

Etiquette Policy /et-i-ket pol-uh-see/. noun;
  • a document that explains the general rules that will be enforced evenly and without bias in every situation which is brought to the attention of the administration regardless of the membership status of the user in question.

Related: Privacy Policy, Terms of Service, Copyright Policy

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pulbern Featured By Owner May 29, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
This fella alien is so rad! :w00t:
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NotTheHappie Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
=} I love it.
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bradleysays Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2014
I really do love this dictionary and how it's set out. :D Everything is explained so well! 

Good work. :hug:
ginkgografix Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2014
Thank you! :love:
Mrs-Durden Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Oh my god this is amazing :la:
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Cuttheshadowdemon Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
This will help for new users
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