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Mon Nov 12, 2012, 11:55 PM
Dearest deviants -- I haven't been writing in my DA journal at all lately - which is terrible - and this isn't even a jorunal update!

This is a help post that might help get to the bottom of some problems deviants have been having with the new submit page -- a lot of people can't upload. And are rightfully yelling.

So, I wanted to make some diagrams:

If THIS button doesn't do ANYTHING when clicked:

Screen Shot 2012-11-12 at 23.40.23 by Pachunka

...that means you're getting the "busted upload button" bug. Let me know.

If your upload gets stuck LIKE THIS:

Screen Shot 2012-11-12 at 23.38.25 by Pachunka

...that means you're getting the "progress bar stuck" bug. Let me know.

If THIS THING spins for a long long time:

Screen Shot 2012-11-12 at 23.38.30 by Pachunka

...that means you're getting the "stashing" bug. Let me know.


Screen Shot 2012-11-12 at 23.39.32 by Pachunka

...that means everything's working! ;) It also means you're submitting an apple wallpaper, which you probably shouldn't...

If you get THIS error and it USED TO WORK on the OLD submit:

Screen Shot 2012-11-12 at 23.39.46 by Pachunka

...that means you've hit a "Category Regression"! Let me know!

p.s. Whether or not you like the new design, let's keep this thread about bugs, so that we can focus on helping people experiencing bugs. :bug: Many thanks.

:peace: Keep it Bluesy, DA

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BledHeartRed Featured By Owner Edited Mar 19, 2015  Student Artist
I'm experiencing category regression, and am currently unable to submit animated .gifs, and would REALLY like some help/advice/timeframe where this will be fixed? I use dA as a minor portfolio site, and it's frustrating not being able to show animated renders of things I've worked extensively on. I am able to upload most anything else (no problems with .jpgs or .pngs)
gehei-zer Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
he/she don't even rep our comment 
what ta dick 
Yurayka Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2014
I had the "Category Regression" too...I tried PNG. JPG. & GIF. but nothing work =o
MissDeathDarkness Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2014
This is not letting me post some of my writings....I would like to >:( 
QueenArmageddon Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2014  Student General Artist
The page won't load at all for me, all i see is the tab that says new submission nothing else.
vocaloidsfan Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
i have this problem :I
illiyah Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I've got Caregory Regression. I can't submit .gif's but .png's are fine.
.gif's were fine 10 minutes ago.
samaim519 Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
progress bar stuck bug- help!
Spyro1267 Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Category regression, help
bluenique Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2014   General Artist
bluenique Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2014   General Artist
Hello I do have here a serious problem...I tried three different browsers and whatever Ido the category is blank and i can`t put in ANY category via typing it in. it looks like:[…
GeneralPengu Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2013
I've hit a category regression.
ithriveonchaos Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2013
Hello, I have a category regression problem. Try as I might, I cannot submit an .abr file. I made the brushes in ps cc, but the photoshop brush category will not accept my submission. 
cordially-yours Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2013
WTF am I suppose to do with the "Category Regression"! bug. It won't let me upload some powerpoint slides. :(
Zer0King10 Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Please help I keep having the Category Regression problem
roseytyly Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2013
"Category Regression" won't let me upload anything
WolfTearsx Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Help im gettign the: That category doesn't allow this type of deviation
Sakalov Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Hi. I'm getting the Category Regression bug I can't seem to submit anything at all even if I click on every single tab.
miserabel Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Somehow it doesn't want me to submit a lit piece to "visual and found poetry", even though in the description it clearly says:
General visual or found poetry, where the visual arrangement of text has been used to create images to enhance the words. Found poetry uses words within existing texts to create new poems.
Clearly lit pieces should be allowed to be submitted to that category, right? :shakefish:
Alsarnia Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2013
I've logged in and out several times over the past couple of days and I'm still experiencing Category Regression.  I'm not sure if it is because I'm submitting a lit work or not.  It seems that most others that are experiencing it are having the same troubles specifically with written works as well.  I haven't tried submitting a picture yet, so I don't know if it's working against everything or not.  I'll probably try that today.
GirMonster Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I have Category Regression! Please help!!
Alsarnia Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2013
I have Category Regression :(
swapstar100 Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2013

Hi I have managed to upload some writing and a poster but I can’t upload anything else like comics  of my own design  I always keep on getting (That category doesn't allow this type of deviation) in every Category please help.

MjssVanny Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
I have Category Regression.
QuillSunset Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2013  Student General Artist
I have too please help!
BWpixel Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I have Category Regression PLEASE HALP ME IM VERY FRUSTRATED!! 
Kittencannonz Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
nevermind! I had to: Exit out of the submission page, Refresh, Log out of DA, Close my browser, Open my browser, Log in to DA, Re-do the submission and BAM! it worked :D
Kittencannonz Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I have Category Regression and i need to know how to fix it in one hour and 40 min! I HAVE BEEN TrYING TO POST FOR 5 HOURS! IT WONT LET ME THROUGH ANYWHERE! :iconpissedoffplz:
WhiteGoyangi Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
OH MY GOOOSSH!! I have been trying to get past the part where it says "That category doesn't allow this type of deviation" for the past like 2 hours and I find out it was a BUG!?!?!? After alllll my hard work?! what a waste of time! Darn it! SOMEONE SAVE MEEEEEE!!! HELP!!!
Maruchan124 Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Category Regression Bug, it's so annoying, because I've worked very long on my drawing but now I can't submit it
dreamleaguehq Featured By Owner May 4, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
The only thing holding me back is that stupid "That category doesn't allow this type of deviation." Come on, dA. It's just a written file. It's not a bag of drugs going through customs!
Pachunka Featured By Owner May 6, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
It's certainly not meant to be customs =p (Razz) 

Which category wasn't allowing it?
Hi, I've been away from the site for a while and recently attempted to submit something, but the new format doesn't recognize the categories that I chose--whatever I pick, the suggestion bar will just show a little red window that courteously informs me that my submission is not allowed by the category. Aside from hurting my feelings, this does not provide any guidance as to what I should do or pick instead of attempting to refresh. If the category condescends to accept my submission as worthy of its genre, the submit button refuses to recognize its decision, and tells me that I still need to chose a category despite having diligently highlighted all the appropriate fields in the provided boxes. Is there anything I should be doing differently, or is it just a bug?
maidenseeker Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
The upload one does not work. Dragging deviation to it works fine but to edit, I cannot edit at all. Please fix it.
ArtWolfTK Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2013  Student General Artist
I keep getting that "Category Regression" thing! For everything! How do I fix it? :c
llirbwerdnadivad Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2012
XD I'm sorry, but the way you made this so simple for just about anyone to understand is making it hard for me to not laugh...
goldenwinterdaisies Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I've been having problems with the new submit page for a few weeks now. It's like every time I click on the 'Choose a file to upload' button, and click on the deviation that I would like to submit, the deviation itself won't even load. You know that when you select a deviation, the loading bar appears. But with me it doesn't. What does this mean? If you need more details, please let me know. Thank you.
Also I save my art under 'Bitmap', so is this the problem as well?

:note: I put this same comment on :iconnamenotrequired:'s profile as well.
Aren-Elsa Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2012  Professional Writer
New submit works fine, the only problem I have not ran into is the thumbs of new uploads are broken. its just a blank slate with a weird image in the middle of the thumb. I've tried reuploading an image, still no good. Clicking the broken thumbhowever takes one directly to the image like normal. which works fine btw. The thumbnail is just busted, I do not know if it is because of the stashing or otherwise, I am ready to try it on off beta status
Nigel-1 Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2012
Ok I get all situations described above with the single and notable exception of the everything is working scenario.
I have used different browsers and different versions. All that worked was Firefox 17 with all add ons disabled on a work machine, not really practical as I am sure you will agree.
As people are still submitting new work perhaps you could let people know what browsers and systems they are using and then we can all go back to submitting items. Instead of getting rather annoyed at your failure to efficiently and effectively carry out a simple upgrade, that was not really required, without utterly and totally disrupting the average users use of the site.
partikl Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
None of my buttons look like that. That must be a good thing, yes?

Hope you're well. :)
the-Scarlet-Queen Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Please can anyone tell me how can I upload a preview when submitting a PSD file???
I can't understand this, and my English isn't so good, unfortunately.
I'm trying to click on pencil in top right hand corner and then click on "change your preview file" but nothing is happening, please help.
I've tried Internet Explorer and Opera, but my main browser is Opera. I have last version of it.
On both browsers I have troubles with preview...
Submitting a new file is good. When I click 'change preview', a window with file list opens and when I choose an image file as a preview, the window closes, but nothing more happens with the preview, no sign that a new preview is loading or changing, just nothing.
Sometimes the page is not responding while I see 'Auto-saving in' line on top of the page for a long time.
A couple of days ago I got the "stashing bug" with that thing spinning.

Eventually I succeed in uploading preview using a pencil button in Internet Explorer. But in IE all of this works too slow, so I want submission form working in my favorite Opera.

Thank you very, very much for any answer.
Hoshigetsu Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2012  Hobbyist
I hit the 1st pic button n get an error that says my browser is not supported, I've tried 3 different browsers, same with all. I can't wait till this test thing goes away
namenotrequired Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2012  Student Interface Designer
Which browsers and versions did you try, specifically?
Hoshigetsu Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2012  Hobbyist
internet explorer(8 I believe), opera, n aol
Hoshigetsu Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2012  Hobbyist
I hit the 1st pic button n get an error that says my browser is not supported, I've tried 3 different browsers, same with all. I can't wait till this test thing goes away
Balaria Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
I was hit with the "progress bar stuck" bug yesterday. I was using Firefox at the time so I decided to try with Opera. It actually uploaded the file without problems, but then Opera hit a bug of its own in that it failed to upload the preview pic(I got to choose the file from my computer, it just never appeared as a preview). So I saved the submission up to that point and switched back to Firefox and it had no problem uploading the preview pic :shrug:
Cockta Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2012  Student
Hey,pachunka,I got a new bug for you ;)
Yes,I did submit my problem to devBUG,but after a long talk with `electricjonny he told me to ask you about this.
The problem is this [link]
Sometimes my ''Submit Now'' button freezes.And this isn't only happening to me,it started to other people too.The worst is that sometime it disables me to submit my deviation for a day or two.
250981 Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2012
I'm getting the "progress bar stuck" bug, uploaded four photos this morning and it worked fine, then it got stuck and couldn't upload any more shots - tried a number of times for the last few hours and the bar loads the photo and then nothing happens, I just see the green bar :/
Could someone fix that for me please? :(
bella2frog Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I'm stuckn ont eh uploading button. it won't upload..
MisterPSYCHOPATH3001 Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I Have a problem,
I have to reenter my keywords and change the display size to original (950X950 for example) TWICE!
is that a bug in too?
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