Here and there we receive bug reports that state "I've had this issue for almost a year now!". Sometimes it's just
a few months or weeks.
Usually I just ಠ_ಠ at that, maybe (╯°□°）╯︵ ┻━┻) if it's a serious problem that makes me wonder how the reporter put up with it for so long, but then I just
¯\_(ツ)_/¯ and get on with handling the ticket.
But seriously, if you encounter a technical problem on deviantART, do not wait weeks or months or even a year! You don't have to do that and you shouldn't.
However, it's alright to wait a day, if you wanna see if you can fix the problem yourself, or if it might magically go away by itself, which does happen sometimes (often in the not so magical form of browser cache
So, if you got a problem with using the website, don't wait and just report