$taff these deviants have been hired by headquarters in Los Angeles, California to work for deviantART and collect a salary. Many, though not all, of these deviants live in Los Angeles and work in the headquarters building. These deviants have a $ in front of their devnames. They are subscribed until hell freezes over.
1337 to the uninformed, leet. This is a form of writing where letters are changed to numbers and symbols. This is often used by internet, computer, and math geeks, most often when speaking to each other. There are no official standards for each letter and several letters do not have a translation. Unless you know what to look for, it is often difficult to read 1337. This is sometimes considered a form of spam in chatrooms and deviants have been kicked or banned for typing in 1337 after being warned to stop.
Beta-tester a deviant who has subscribed to deviantART and selected the option to beta-test the new updates on the site. These deviants have a = in front of their devnames. These deviants often face glitches and bugs while surfing the site. They are also looked at in awe by the regular deviant for being able to use new features before they are released to the public. Beta-testers also have access to all the same features as subscribers and can opt out of beta testing at any point.
Chatroom a form of communication on deviantART where deviants communicate en masse with each other in an immediate setting. This is one of the fastest forms of communication on deviantART.
Chatspeak 1: a derivation of English where words and sounds are often expressed with the barest minimum of letters or numbers that mimic sounds. Examples of chatspeak include: sk8, k, cn u c me. This is often considered a form of spam and deviants are often kicked or banned from chatrooms for it and reprimanded for it on forums and deviant pages. 2: contractions of multiple words. These are generally known and easy to explain to others. Examples include: lol, rofl, wtf, and ftw.
Chix0r the director of Community Operations. She can often be found in chatrooms and on forums. She works hard to make sure dAmn, the help desk, and copyright and etiquette is running smoothly.
Community Relations A team of deviants, $taff and GMs, who work together to collaborate with the general populace of deviants. The Community Relations team works to develop opportunities in the global art community and to foster creative genius. The Community Relations team is led by Moonbeam13.
Community Operations $#150; A team of deviants, $taff and MN@s, who work together to create and drive an environment where deviants feel free to express themselves creatively.
Creative staff these people work to make the site look presentable. They create the general deviantART CSS as well as news CSS. Some of these deviants have a ¢ in front of their devname while others have a $.
Daily Deviation a group of deviations selected daily from each gallery. These deviations are featured on main pages throughout deviantART and are considered a high honour. They often help artists become known. GMs, Senior MN@s and some $taff can all choose daily deviations to be featured.
dAmn deviantART message network. dAmn has three parts, chatrooms, forums, and the main chat page shoutbox. This is used for deviants to communicate with each other. This serves many purposes including helping fellow deviants, promoting activities happening in the community, and, sadly, dArama, and spamming.
dArama unnecessary drama on deviantART. It is usually started by a few people with misunderstandings and misinformation promoting something negative that happened that is most often not their business. dArama llamas are looked down upon by other deviants, particularly $taff, GM, MN@, and seniors.
dArama llama a deviant who starts or follows and promotes dArama. These deviants, no matter their status in the site, often risk being banned from chatrooms, forums, and sometimes deviantART as a whole.
Deviant member of deviantART. All members to the site are deviants non-subscribers and non-staff (paid and volunteer). All non-subscribers, unless they have been given senior status, have a ~ in front of their devnames. See: $taff, beta-tester, creative staff, IT administrators, GM, MN@, subscriber, and senior
deviantART an art website based around the core values of community, respect, excellence, artists, trust, and empower. Deviants who are members of the site are allowed to post images, writing, and films, which are all copyrighted to them. There are also forums and chatrooms available for deviants to communicate and collaborate. There are often many competitions and promotions for artists to participate in and to help get the unknown artist known to those around them and to the greater world and businesses looking for artists. The Daily Deviation is one example of this.
Deviation something that has been posted by a deviant in a gallery. This can be anything from sketches to the most elaborate and time-consuming painting.
Devious Technology $#150; The group of $taff who work behind the scenes to make deviantART look the way it looks and run the way it runs.
Devnames the user name of a deviant who belongs to deviantART.
deviantWEAR the part of the site that sells deviantART products. They sell clothing with unique designs. They also sell hats, Fella plushies, sticker packs, laptop and art bags, keychains, and now stress balls.
Emote short for emoticon. A small image used to express emotions. These are used in comments and journals to help people better express what they are saying.
Emote spam the repetitive use of emotes, most often the same emote, over a short period of time when there is no context. This is a form of spam and deviants have been kicked and banned from chatrooms for continuing to do this after warnings.
Excessive caps this is where deviants type using all capital letters. It is sometimes used to express strong emotions. This can be used as a form of spam, where deviants use capitals for everything they type. When deviants ignore warnings about excessive caps, they have been kicked and banned from chatrooms.
FAQ frequently asked questions. This section of deviantART has all of the frequently asked questions about the site. While this is linked on every page of deviantART under the link help, it is very infrequently used by those who actually need it.
Fella The deviantART mascot. He can be found everywhere and his image can be used in images promoting deviantART.
Forum a form of communication on deviantART which involves leaving comments on a post and waiting for a reply.
Gallery the organization method of deviations. These are kept organized by deviants and GMs. When a deviation does not belong in a gallery, or are removed from being in the incorrect gallery, are placed in the scrapbook.
GM Gallery Moderator. A GM is someone who volunteers to spend their time working on a specific gallery. These deviants are considered leaders in the community. They start projects, chatrooms, and forums, they inform people on what is going on and help to resolve disputes between deviants that are a part of their gallerys micro-community. These deviants have a ^ in front of their devnames. They are subscribed until hell freezes over.
Hat the symbol that comes before a GMs devname, ^. The term hanging up the hat is often used to refer to a GM retiring from their position.
Help Desk the place to go to ask for help on any subject associated with deviantART. The link can be found on any page on deviantART as help.
Icon most commonly, the 50x50 pixel that is used to identify individual deviants. To post an icon somewhere on the site, you type :icon<devname>: Icons are sometimes used to express emotions and ideas, these are plz icons where the devname often ends in plz.
Icon spam this is where icons are used excessively, often to no purpose. Most often the spammed icons are plz icons. Deviants who have ignored warnings about icon spamming have been kicked and banned from chatrooms.
IT Administrators these deviants are paid $taff who spend their days routing through deviantART coding finding bugs and fixing them. They also write all the new coding every time something new is created.
Jark The yellow alien. He is one of the three co-founders of deviantART and has since retired from his position. He has the ° of deviantART alumni for the symbol that precedes his devname.
Kawaii a word often uttered by anime lovers, or otakus. Kawaii means cute. This, and many other similar words, are used by anime lovers to express their emotions. Some chatrooms and moderators consider this kind of talk spam and will kick or ban deviants who continue speaking these words after warnings.
Matteo He is one of the three co-founders of deviantart. He has since retired from his position. The symbol that precedes his devname is the ° of alumni.
MN@ - Message Network Administrator. The MN@ is a volunteer who works to administrate dAmn and the forum network. They spend their time routing through forums and chatrooms searching for dArama llamas, spammers, and helping those in need. These deviants have a @ in front of their devnames. They are subscribed until hell freezes over.
Moonbeam13 the resident witch of deviantART and the director of Community Relations. She is an amazing artist and works hard to keep things running smoothly in the deviantART community.
Prints deviantART sells prints for artists. You can browse a deviants printshop from a tab on their page. You can browse the deviantART printshop from the browsing page. The printshop sells fine art prints, canvas prints, and regular prints with and without frames, as well as calendars, mugs, postcards, and mousepads depending on the artists preference. Prints is led by Trowlandson.
Repetition this is a form of spam where deviants post the same words or phrases repetitively, most commonly without saying something in between or giving time for others to respond. This often results in an immediate kick or ban from chatrooms.
Scrapbook the part of the gallery that does not show up on the main page. This gallery is for deviations that do not belong in any of the other galleries, that deviants dont want to put in other galleries, or have been removed from another gallery for being misplaced.
Senior a member with a ` in front of their devname. 1: A past member of $taff, GM, or MN@. These deviants have given their time and service to deviantART and have been rewarded with this status. They are subscribed until hell freezes over. 2: Someone who has volunteered their time in service of a specific gallery, a group of galleries, or to deviantART as a whole. They were never awarded a position such as GM or MN@, but worked hard to help better the community none the less. These deviants still have to pay to subscribe.
Spam there are many forms of spam. The simple explanation is something annoying that has been posted by a deviant, also known as a spammer. See: 1337, chat-speak, emote spam, excessive caps, icon spam, kawaii, repetition, and stretching.
Spammer a deviant who posts spam.
Spyed the ninja and one of the three founders of deviantART. He is still very active in the community and is working to make the community stronger. He is a hard working. He should be considered a genius to have helped created such a place as deviantART, an online art community and resource.
Stretching 1: using more letters than are actually needed in a word. Examples such as: looooove, loooooool, and aaaaaaahhhhhhh. While this is often overlooked as spam when used in moderation, excessive stretching, especially after warnings, can result in being kicked or banned from a chatroom. 2: typing too many words in one line of text without spaces in a chatroom. This results in stretching the chatroom and putting a scrollbar on the bottom of the screen. This can result in a kick or ban from a chatroom if it happens too often, especially after warnings.
Subscriber A member who has, or has been given by someone else who paid a subscription to deviantART. These members have extra features on available to use on their pages. This includes thumbs in their journals, journal CSS, modules beside the journal, and extra modules on their main page. They also have the option to click a box and become a Beta-tester. These deviants have a * in front of their devnames.
Tachy-on MN@ manager. He works hard to keep dAmn running smoothly.
Team Reactor Team Reactor Action Heros are a part of Devious Technology. They are made up of $taff and work together to work out bugs and do little tweaks to make the site run a little better.