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v6 Message Center Tutorial by exarobibliologist v6 Message Center Tutorial by exarobibliologist
I've seen from my travels through dAmn and DA recently that a lot of people are having trouble grasping the simplicity of the new message center.

It's REALLY not that difficult. But if you need some help, this tutorial covers the main features of the new message center, and some common problems that users have faced.

I hope by reading this, you'll get more out of using your new message center.
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Given 2009-04-21
v6 Message Center Tutorial by @cypher-neo This is a great Tutorial to refer to when questions arise about the v6 Message Center. Yes, it's been in place for a while now, but bugs do creep up from time to time, & this helps to explain a few ways of rectifying it in order to determine if the Help Desk is needed. It's also a great resource for those new to deviantART, & who may not be familiar with this style of Message Center. ( Suggested by BloodshotInk and Featured by 2dazed )

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4hellcat Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
thank you :)
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bigcyco1 Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
good job
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Lupsiberg Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2009   General Artist
Thank you very much, this is very useful :rose:
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Gargoyle-Haven Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2009
Well done tutorial.
I already knew these things but I think some people need to calm the f*ck down about not everyone getting it.:XD:
Your patients is win.
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exarobibliologist Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2009  Professional Photographer
Thanks.
A lot of the info was fairly beginner, but with all the stuff people need to take in sometimes it's the simple stuff that gets lost.
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Gargoyle-Haven Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2009
Good point. There is a lot to take in, I'm still learning new things. :nod:
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:icongargoyle-haven:
Gargoyle-Haven Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2009
*Patience
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edward-lover1228 Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2009  Hobbyist Writer
did people really not understand how to use the frickin message center??? its called a brain ppl!!
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Vetrina-271 Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2009  Student Digital Artist
This is a great tutorial. Although I know just about everything on here, it makes me feel that I learned something by just reading the tutorial. This piece certainly deserves to have a daily deviation, as it has helped a lot of people and will help more people in the future. Again, great job.
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exarobibliologist Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2009  Professional Photographer
Thanks. :)
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Vetrina-271 Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2009  Student Digital Artist
You're welcome =)
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jubilation12pinay Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
That is soooo cool!
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:iconexarobibliologist:
exarobibliologist Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2009  Professional Photographer
Thanks. :)
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:iconjubilation12pinay:
jubilation12pinay Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
No prob!
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willowinsanity Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2009
Congrats on the DD, Sean!
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:iconexarobibliologist:
exarobibliologist Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2009  Professional Photographer
:aww: Thanks. :hug:
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myxchemicalxkiss Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2009
:clap:
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:iconexarobibliologist:
exarobibliologist Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2009  Professional Photographer
:)
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starlitfantasy Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2009  Professional General Artist
I can't believe that people are confused in using it. o.O
I was surprised when the big change suddenly occurred but then I was really happy that they made it so much fun and easier. (yeah, me luvs dragging and dropping stuff :XD:)

The only problem I had with this new version is that I wasn't able to open it before, if I can, I can't access my messages.. it drove me nuts for almost a month or two.
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MiSmAtChEd Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2009
I can't understand how people can not understand this... Shouldn't we all be used to web interfaces by now???

But the tut is excellent :clap: I'm just amazed that there are people who need it... :roll:
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PaulineFrench Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
Has it really been almost a year already? Wow.

Great tutorial and congrats on the DD :D
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exarobibliologist Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2009  Professional Photographer
Yeah, wow. Time flies... it has been almost a year.

Thanks for the comment. :)
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FixMeKnow Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2009
Congrats to you! :clap:
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:iconexarobibliologist:
exarobibliologist Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2009  Professional Photographer
:hug:
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GreasyBacon Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2009
Oh wow, didn't know that!

You're using Ubuntu aren't you?! :lol: Awesome!!!
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:iconexarobibliologist:
exarobibliologist Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2009  Professional Photographer
Yup. I love Ubuntu. :)
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GreasyBacon Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2009
When I get my new parts (another hard drive) i'm going to use Ubuntu as my primary Operating System.
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LindaTateWilson Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2009  Hobbyist
This is clearly written, so some of the mysteries should be not so bad for those who aren't like so many of us. We click and watch what happens. If the desired result doesn't come about, we click something else. LOL

My only dismay about the new design is that I don't get a number by the 'Messages', 'Comments', 'Replies'. I can manage though. :D
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:iconexarobibliologist:
exarobibliologist Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2009  Professional Photographer
Thanks. I'm familiar with the hunt-and-peck operation of computer use; my Mom uses that all the time. :lmao:

Hopefully those numbers will be coming back soon. :)
Thanks for the comment.
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LindaTateWilson Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2009  Hobbyist
Well, I'm not that illiterate. Sorry, you hit a nerve. LOL I taught computer literacy up until last year. I find that most all of us learn to do the things we wish our computers to do, and don't fret about the rest that we will never need to do. I say, "Give me a manual and I'll figure this baby out."

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exarobibliologist Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2009  Professional Photographer
Oh, I'm sorry. I didn't mean to hit a nerve. My Mom is actually quite good at computers too.
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LindaTateWilson Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2009  Hobbyist
:rofl: :lmao: 'sokay. No hard feelings. :D I was pretty much just kidding you.
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Happypants3 Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2009
Are there seriously people out there who couldn't figure out the answer to question 1? :P It doesn't matter if it happened a few days into the beta, anybody should be able to deduce that instantly.
Question 4 was very useful though, I normally leave my message center open for a while until I'm sure it would've updated, but I never noticed that tooltip! Thanks for that, and congrats on the DD :D
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exarobibliologist Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2009  Professional Photographer
:lol: Back when the message center was still a new feature, #1 was possibly the most commonly asked question for about 2 weeks in #help.
Thanks for the comment. :)
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SarahJPhotography Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2009
People who don't know how to drag and drop already shouldn't be allowed to use the internet.
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exarobibliologist Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2009  Professional Photographer
:lmao:
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SarahJPhotography Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2009
Want me to sew that back on?
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Mheltin Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2009  Professional Interface Designer
ur using Linux!:evileye:
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exarobibliologist Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2009  Professional Photographer
:nod: :#1:
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MythArcana Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2009
A nice guide for sure, especially for the new users here! Nobody writes me, so I don't worry about this stuff! LOL! Excellent work and congratulations on the DD!
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exarobibliologist Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2009  Professional Photographer
Thanks... I'm gonna write you now, just so you have to use it.
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MythArcana Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2009
Hey! What do you know! It actually works! LOL! Thanks a bunch! Hehe!
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exarobibliologist Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2009  Professional Photographer
:lmao:
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DreamingMyth Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2009
Congrats on the DD hon :)
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:iconexarobibliologist:
exarobibliologist Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2009  Professional Photographer
:aww: Thanks. :hug:
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DreamingMyth Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2009
You're welcome hon :hug:
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Tepara Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2008  Hobbyist Photographer
hello :aww:
Just letting you know this has been featured in MY JOURNAL under "Art though my eyes"

Thank you :D
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exarobibliologist Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2008  Professional Photographer
:hug:
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Tepara Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2008  Hobbyist Photographer
:hug: we are never on at the same time :(
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moonfreak Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2008  Student Interface Designer
Great tutorial, I honestly never thought it was that hard, but, you know. This gets a :+fav: from me!
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