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Hey dA, cool new feature! Here's some things to improve though, from both QA and user perspectives. If steps to reproduce are welcome, please let me know. :)

Issues / inconsistencies
- Load time on shares, loading slower as the stack of shares increases;
- Comments disappear when going into editing mode;
- View X comments on the bottom of a status update takes you to the top of the post, rather than the comments section;
- Speaking of which, and I know this is subject to discussion, but "View 1 comment" feels rather redundant. I would suggest to remove it;
- The X in the top right corner of a status update does not have a hover text;
- Speaking of which, it's not really noticeable. Some thinking on how to make this nifty little icon more noticeable is highly advised;
- Also, it's currently overlapping my timestamp as I am editing this post, as seen in the screenshot below:
Screen Shot 2014-09-16 at 02.39.50 pm by itsfrits  
- Mentions appear to be 'floating' in specific situations. In this case, I think it's due to the smiley on the same line:
Screen Shot 2014-09-16 at 02.46.47 pm by itsfrits  
- Inconsistency in comments being displayed on www.deviantart.com/activity-feed versus the detail page (thanks electricnet for pointing this one out!), as displayed on this status update, most likely traceable to comment stacks:
Screen Shot 2014-09-16 at 14.45.46 by itsfrits   Screen Shot 2014-09-16 at 14.45.40 by itsfrits  
- Major issue when a deviant is an active contributor. Unlike when users add deviations to their collections, new uploads are each given a separate post in your activity feed (see screenshot below). I would highly advise to follow the same logic as collections currently use.
Desired situation - deviation uploads by itsfrits  Current situation - deviation uploads by itsfrits  

Nice-to-haves
- Twitter / Facebook linked to your account for automatic sharing of status updates;
- Social sharing buttons to share status updates you like on other outlets;
- Automatically show there are new statuses. Right now you need to refresh without knowing whether or not there is new activity;
- Make "posted a status" clickable, just like the timestamp;
- Showing a post has been edited if a user updates his status update;
- Ability to click on the aforementioned feature to show edit history;
- Make the font size smaller to stop it from messing with my fragile brain;
- When editing a status, rename the "post status" button to "update status";
- Add more-like-this-like thumbnails to the left side of www.deviantart.com/activity-feed/ to get more art on the activity feed page and reduce the amount of empty space; 
- Allow users to favorite a status update;
- Add time stamps to comments left on status updates;
- Do not allow users to reshare their own statuses ad infinitum;
- Ability to hide status updates from your profile page or ability to edit the widget and cap the max shown updates;
- Add a pencil to the top right of a status (like with comments), rather than stowing the editing functionality in a dropdown menu;
- Find a way to show status updates that have a lot of activity towards the top of the page. Currently, active status updates get pushed to the bottom as new art and updates are posted. Distinguishing between "most recent" and top posts this afternoon/today/this week" could be a solution;
- As this list is growing in size, it's striking me that there does not seem to be a limit on how long a status update can be. Would be wise to cap this on characters and line count;
- Show the amount of shares (and who shared it) on the bottom of a status update (if applicable to the update in question).

Lastly, I do not have time to test this right now, but I wonder if the following scenario is true or false:

Test scenario 01: shared status update does not update when original status update is edited 
Given
user A wants to edit a status update user B has shared earlier
When user A updates their status
Then user B’s share should not be updated

I blame the Danish government.
Your icon is confusing.
Elec inside an elec inside an elec.
Second best update:

lol cake

Tue Jul 15, 2014, 2:18 PM


I turned ten years old here last Sunday. Am I old enough to drink yet?

:cake:


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Frits van der Sloot
Artist | Professional | Design & Interfaces
Netherlands
Quality assurance engineer and product developer by profession. I am also a user experience student. In my spare time I like to pretend I'm Superman and sit in my cardboard house.

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lol cake

Tue Jul 15, 2014, 2:18 PM


I turned ten years old here last Sunday. Am I old enough to drink yet?

:cake:


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12memories Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2014   Artist
<3
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itsfrits Featured By Owner 6 days ago  Professional Interface Designer
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JosjeZ Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Yo Frits!! Thanks voor de watch haha ;D
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itsfrits Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2014  Professional Interface Designer
Graag gedaan dat is dan 5 euro
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MrsMahoogahooga Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you for the watch, though I don't do much for you to watch. I do appreciate it for it seems a symbol of you liking something that you saw, and for that thank you. Have a splendid life full of gives and takes of kindness :heart: :rose: :tp:
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itsfrits Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2014  Professional Interface Designer
You're most welcome! I used to watch you many username changes ago (we talked on dAmn a bit) and I figured I'd reinstate it. :-) Same to you! :heart:
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MrsMahoogahooga Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Ohhhhh no way! I don't remember! Refresh my memory, what was your username!?!
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haldron Featured By Owner May 13, 2014
Every 6 months? 
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itsfrits Featured By Owner May 21, 2014  Professional Interface Designer
Perhaps.
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Anoya Featured By Owner May 12, 2014   Photographer
The pink flamingo is rather.. doubtful.
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itsfrits Featured By Owner May 21, 2014  Professional Interface Designer
:slow:?
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Anoya Featured By Owner May 21, 2014   Photographer
Die in je ID :paranoid:
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phoenixleo Featured By Owner May 12, 2014
Hai new you! :meow:
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