It has been over two months since a 1,000 results limit was enacted on DeviantArt whenever you search for Deviations, Groups and, oddly enough, Prints. This limitation was put in place without any official word from the staff or administration for weeks. Even the Help Desk was completely unaware of this change.
Now, you will still be told how many results your search returned, but you can only browse the first 1,000 of those results.
There still has not been a site-wide Notice letting all users know of this considerable change to DeviantArt. (FYI: The original search limit was 10,000)
This fairly new limitation on all searches was put in place in order to significantly reduce the amount of errors we received from the search system crashing so often. This change to DeviantArt has only proven to be partially successful.
Most importantly, the new limit makes it so that if your artwork involves a popular or well-known topic, genre or franchise, it can be cut from fellow Deviants' search results quite easily if it is not among the 1,000 most recent or most popular, especially when a search returns tens of thousands of results or more. In some cases, but certainly not all, fellow Deviants may not be able to browse your Deviations using the search system within a matter of months.
In addition, the search system still crashes frequently.
How? Well, in order to delve deeper into the system and get around that 1,000 results barrier, you will have to refine your search terms. Thus, you have to run a lot more searches and even then it is far too easy to overlook artwork that you may have otherwise enjoyed.
Yoda fan-art by
. Used with permission.
The source Deviation can be found here: [link]
Yoda is the property of Lucasfilm Ltd.Note:
I am paraphrasing Yoda's line from The Empire Strikes Back
in which he says "He is too old. Yes. Too old to begin with the training..."
Created with Macromedia Flash MX 2004 Professional and Adobe Photoshop 7.