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Pacific Coast Highway Photos by chris Pacific Coast Highway Photos :iconchris:chris 24 2 Steep Slope, Stay Back by chris Steep Slope, Stay Back :iconchris:chris 33 5 Me at the Christmas Party by chris Me at the Christmas Party :iconchris:chris 13 11 Patrick at the Christmas Party by chris Patrick at the Christmas Party :iconchris:chris 6 3 Charles by chris Charles :iconchris:chris 5 3 Simon Candle by chris Simon Candle :iconchris:chris 6 5 Through the Looking-Glass by chris Through the Looking-Glass :iconchris:chris 11 5 Jellyfish by chris Jellyfish :iconchris:chris 31 8 Desktop 2010 by chris Desktop 2010 :iconchris:chris 10 9 Charlie Tuna 3 by chris Charlie Tuna 3 :iconchris:chris 28 4 Charlie Tuna 2 by chris Charlie Tuna 2 :iconchris:chris 16 3 :-P by chris :-P :iconchris:chris 12 3 Charlie Tuna by chris Charlie Tuna :iconchris:chris 7 7 Flaphat by chris Flaphat :iconchris:chris 67 23 Pachunka licks balls by chris Pachunka licks balls :iconchris:chris 61 26 Simon and Djordje by chris Simon and Djordje :iconchris:chris 43 9

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The Bolt Award
This year marks the introduction of something new. An award, or more accurately a recognition of achievement that goes above and beyond the normal call of duty.
This will be given out a mere once per year, every August 7th on the Birthday of the site.
What are the criteria for this award?
For contributions to the site that have had a massive impact on it and have caused things to change that affect every single one of us whether we know it or not.
Why then is it called "The Bolt"?
This is in honor of its first recipient, someone who goes very unnoticed and quietly has kept the backbone of this beast firmly in place during all sorts of hell and high water.
This individual would be none other than the coding tour de force known as $Chris Bolt who has been writing code for us since before day one.
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On copyright violations
Recently I've seen a rant crying about how DARE dA remove their artwork, because EVERYONE uses lyrics and other copyrighted stuff (backgrounds, photos, logos, etc) in their art! The user complains they are being picked on, because obviously the dA admins must not care if so many things with lyrics are uploaded.
You know what else everyone else does? Run stoplights. Why? Because they think they can get away with it. And a lot of people do. There simply aren't enough cops to watch every light.
It's the same thing with deviantART. People get away with copyright violations all the time, because the admins can't check every single deviation submitted. But you know what? That doesn't make it right. A cop will give you a ticket if he sees you run the light, and the admins will pull your stuff if it's reported.
It doesn't matter whether you think it's right. You agree to abide by the rules when you sign up, whether you bother to read them or not. Whether you agree with them or not. I've drawn
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deviantART Reaches all Time Traffic Highs
Well, we fixed that bottleneck and you got the speed you requested. Site is blazing fast and the natural process continues...
... millions of new requests quickly filling up capacity.
It's really very exciting to watch. In fact it can be crippling to your day if you aren't careful checking google analytics like an ... analytical chip monk as Moonbeam13 so ... eloquently put it.
The Raw goods:
Pageviews are defined by one user accessing one page and any contents of that page.
Hits, which are not referenced here would be different in that they would account for all raw hits to internal servers.
:bulletgreen: All time HOURLY pageview record of 1,997,429 at 1pm today (Feb. 2nd)
:bulletgreen: All time DAYTIME pageview record of 33,323,352. Although we've averaged 32,500,000 for a time since we hit that bottleneck so this one isn't exciting.
What *is* exciting is the projected 34,989,519 for today!
We expect 5% growth like this per day until the site hits its
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Black Net by darkmatterzone
Mature content
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Line Rider - beta by fsk Line Rider - beta :iconfsk:fsk 23,900 5,699 Right Before Fella is Grounded by mree Right Before Fella is Grounded :iconmree:mree 1,496 721
News! News?!? NEWS!!!!!
News! News?!? NEWS!!!!!
News. Hot button issue, or more accurately, a hot topic issue. The news system as of right now is very…chaotic. People are going willy nilly with it and posting whatever they like and for a while it was even appearing in your message center. Let me address that quickly. A fix was made so that users can no longer submit to Hot Topics, DA Blog or Notices, so no more goofy spam showing up there anymore. If something shows up in there is has been posted by an administrator. So that should clear up some immediate clutter and abuse potential.
Next, things will be getting tweaked so things can be down voted, thus leaving things of a higher quality to rise to the top. Speaking of quality, I understand you are all excited about being able to submit news on your own now. But does this mean you should simply submit an article that says “I don’t know what to submit?” No it does not. You, as an individual need, need NEED! to take a bit of re
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deviantART Turns Six!!!!
Happy Birthday deviantART!!!
deviantART is now officially six years old! :party: 6 years huh? Time certainly does seem to fly by, but then again, there is never really a dull moment at the world’s biggest and best online art community is there? It surely doesn’t feel as if it was a year ago I last bestowed these wishes on you all, but apparently it has, and what a year! The site has gotten bigger and better, and with the imminent arrival of version 5, it will completely blow all competition out of the water!
But hey, you don’t want to sit here and read the news do you? You want to check out some DA style birthday fun!
Go check out dAmn but first check out this article if you want a guide to the fun!
Also, every hour for the next 6 hours I will be clicking the <a href=>Random deviant! button and giving out 3 month subs to 6
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LOLSTAMP by Guatamala LOLSTAMP :iconguatamala:Guatamala 46 87 Guatamala Day '06 T-Shirt by Guatamala Guatamala Day '06 T-Shirt :iconguatamala:Guatamala 7 25 G-Day '06 T-shirt by Guatamala G-Day '06 T-shirt :iconguatamala:Guatamala 8 20 LOL by Guatamala LOL :iconguatamala:Guatamala 19 40 Marit Dance by spot Marit Dance :iconspot:spot 2 25 Stranger among us by gilad Stranger among us :icongilad:gilad 1,145 307 clarity by ssilence clarity :iconssilence:ssilence 1,600 335


Mine's Maps by the Yeah Yeah Yeahs with 227 plays, which has very recently overtaken Sunny Road by Emiliana Torrini with 219.
  • Listening to: Wilco
  • Reading: Kitchen Confidential
  • Watching: Community


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Chris Bolt
Artist | Hobbyist | Photography
United States
I'm the one to blame when you see the system maintenance message that always seems to last longer than the 5 minutes it implies.

Moonbeam13 doesn't know how to use polls correctly 

1,089 deviants said No, she doesn't.

Bolt Award

Bolt Award

The Bolt Award 2007óChris Bolt
We proudly announce Chris Bolt as our inaugural recipient of The Bolt Award for over 7 years of service to the deviantART community and site and for going above and beyond the norm in that service each and every day. From all of us here at deviantART, we say thank you Chris!

-awarded July 2007


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PhoebeChops2009 Featured By Owner 4 days ago  New Deviant Student General Artist
It says you’ve been a deviant since August 7, 1999. That was before DeviantART even existed!
Garinas Featured By Owner May 25, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
Pssst, Hey Kid. You Wanna Buy Some Birb? pekaboo
Binghar Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2017  Student Traditional Artist
Happy new year, Chris. Thank you for all that you've done for me! :)
Bubble-Bash Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This member i'm linking has been sexual, inappropriate, and will harass and or bully people until they agree with his ways. he steals artwork and claims it as his own.
RedShamrock56 Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2017  Student Writer
Can you please IP ban this girl?  Her username is  KillerWhalezzz and she has been death-threating this girl called NightSkiies1664.  I have proof of KillerWhalezzz doing this.
Heidi Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2017
This is a test.

chris Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2017  Hobbyist Photographer
I suppose this is too.
SammyNaeema Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
iWarz507 Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hey man can I please get a refund for that auto-billed core membership? I swear I haven't used any of the premium features :(
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