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Server move

10 May 2018 - 12:00 AM

You might've noticed that TDA was offline yesterday. This is because we've moved to a smaller server since there was no need to use the old one that we used along with HPFF and PW - now both PW and TDA are on this new server.
Some of your posts or private messages from yesterday might've gone missing and I'm sorry about that. I'm also sorry that I wasn't able to post a server move notice earlier to prepare everyone for the fact - we were supposed to be notified earlier about the exact date of the move by the server people but we weren't :/
Hopefully everything is working as it should, but please let me know if you notice any problems so that we can deal with them as soon as possible.
Thanks for your patience :)

May Promotions!

06 May 2018 - 12:34 PM

Congratulations to the following artists on their promotions!


awards by miss atomic bomb



starbuck's trophies!

28 April 2018 - 02:04 PM

now i wish i saved all those promo gifts but eh, this will have to do!

*also insert pretty header here - need to make one of those!*
Yearly Awards

The Dark Mark awards

2011 Dark Mark - best Graduate Artist
award by ForgottenFace

2012 Dark Mark - best at chapter images
award by moony

2013 Dark Mark - best style & best at stock use
award by moony

2015 Dark Mark - best moderator & best resource [hotshot stkpk vol.III ++]
award by me :P

2016 Dark Mark - best at fanmixes
award by snicket!

2017 Dark Mark - most original artist & best at text
award by endlessly


Featured Artist

August 2012
award by Contour

October 2015
award by winter soldier 

Special Challenge Awards
Last Graphic Maker Standing

Cycle 7 - overall winner
award by PhoenixAlthor


Monthly Challenge Awards
Your Best Work

December 2011
award by Ande

August 2012
award by Bear&Fox

September 2013
award by legolas.

August 2017
award by floralprint

January 2018
award by Newt Scamander

Forum Revamp - April 2018

27 April 2018 - 07:42 PM

As you can see we've made quite a few changes as per the discussion that happened HERE+.


We have a new, hopefully easier to navigate, forum structure (the main goal was to reduce the amount of clicking you need to do in order to get somewhere :P).


Some new site features that were added:

Challenge Winners Hall of Fame - we wanted to brag with our lovely winners ^_^

Trophy Shelf - you can also make a thread to show off all of your challenge and site wins in the Trophy Shelf subforum.

Event Center - this is where all of the special TDA events will take place (Secret Santa, Halloween, Easter etc)

Designer Rank & Designer Galleries - feel free to post a Designer Gallery and get promoted to a Designer Rank!

Graphic Quests - this was inspired by abhainn/Shan - you can challenge yourself to make a graphic a day for a year or anything else you want, even a friend can give you a challenge. You can also bet your Vault points in this. You are free to post your progress in a topic here, not just the challenge.


Some rules are in the process of being rewritten (nothing is changing, we are just making them easier to read and understand).


We'll also do a little bit of spring cleaning around the forums.


A new skin is something that will probably be in the making soon-ish when Katlynn gets her bearing around the forum software.


If you have questions/concerns/comments please post them here.

A Guide to Graphic Quests

27 April 2018 - 07:40 PM

So, you decided to embark on a Graphic Quest?


Here's how to do it!


Fill this out:

[b]Graphic Quest Name:[/b]
[b]Artist Name:[/b]

After you have made your topic, post your progress.


When you finish lock your topic and if you give up post in it saying so - in either case a moderator will archive your Graphic Quest.