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Journal Entry: Wed May 9, 2012, 5:06 PM
Here are the most common questions we get - "Frequently Asked Questions". Please read these through. If you still wonder something, comment on this journal :D



Q #1: Can I join?
A: Of course! Everyone is auto-accepted. Just hit the "join our group"button located in the section to the left on our front page. Also, if you join, you don't need to click the "watch"button, watching comes automatically with joining.


Q #2: Is my art welcome in this group?
A: Sure, this is a group for Everyone of All skill levels, using any kind of medium. We think everyone deserves to have their work featured. Just make sure you submit to the correct folder, and we will accept.


Q #3: Where do I submit?
A: We have a fairly easy folder system, and we also have folder descriptions that you can read here: deviantsgallery.deviantart.com… . Read them through and we hope they will be of help.


Q #4: How do I submit to your gallery?
A: Tutorials on group gallery submissions:  How to submit to groups A and How to submit to groups B


Q #5: I'm sorry, I submitted to the wrong folder, how can I fix this?
A: No worries, it happens to all of us. Just withdraw it, and after that you can re-submit to the correct folder.


Q #6: How do I withdraw something?
A: You will find all your submissions to groups in your "Correspondence" folder in your Message Center, just find the one to our group and simply hit "withdraw".


Q #7: I have deleted my correspondence messages, can I still withdraw my work?
A: Yes you can, just click on the "Deviation submission process"link that you can find in the very top of the withdrawal-message you got from us. If you have deleted that too, send the group a note (not any of the admins) and give us a link to your deviation that you are trying to submit, and we will re-send the withdrawal-message.


Q #8: My submission expired, so I can't withdraw it now, can I?
A: No, sorry, you can't. But if you ask us nicely in the comment section of your submission, or in a note (providing the link to your deviation) we will submit it for you.


Q #9: I have withdrawn my work, but I still get the the message that I exceed the submission limit, what's wrong?
A: This seems to be a glitch/bug within the DA system, but if you send the group a note with the link to the deviation you were trying to submit, we will submit it for you.


Q #10: What happens if I don't withdraw my wrongfully submitted art?
A: Your artworks won't be in our gallery before we have accepted it. And that's why it's important that you withdraw when we tell you, if you want yout art to be seen by the other members of this group.
Because if you don't withdraw, your submission will expire, and then you will have to wait another 30 days before you can re-submit something. Withdrawing a submission cancels the process, and gives you your submission slot back.


Q #11: Why do you have a folder that says we shouldn't submit to it? Seems unnecessery...
A: This is more for our admins, read about why we have such a folder here: deviantsgallery.deviantart.com…


Q #12: If I wonder anything about the group, where my submission belongs and such, what do I do?
A: Just note the group, and give us links and other information that concerns what you are asking abut, and we will do our very best to help you :)
It's much better if you note the group itself, not any of the admins, since all the admins will see a group note so you will get an answer more quickly than you would if you wait for one single admin to check their notes.


Q #13: So, do you guys run deviantART.com?
A: Oh no, not in any way! This is a common misunderstanding, we get a lot of questions concerning the over all running of things on this site.
We are just ordinary members on this site. Groups are started by us, the members of DA, not by the owners and admins of DA. We administrate this group, not the whole site. We can only help you out with problems concerning this site, not with deviantART.com


Q #14: I get too many works from your group, how do I stop that?
A: Just go to your friends section: my.deviantart.com/deviants , then find our group and un-check the notifications you wish to stop receiving.
Or you can click on the big green button that says "watching" on our front page, and you'll get a popup-window were you can un-check what you want to stop receiving from our group.
Or you can click on the little arrow in the corner of the submission stack, and choose "Unwatch DeviantsGallery's deviations".


Q #15: Why can I only submit one deviation a month?
A: Because this is a very large group - more than 50 000 members, and we get hundreds of submissions each day. To be able to handle all those submissions, without breaking down from stress, we have to set the limit like this. We are only doing this on our free time, and we also want to enjoy the rest of the site and handle our own activity, plus our real lives.
Also, even with 1 a month limit the members of this group get a heavy load of submissions, and some members actually want to see what's submitted and don't want to uncheck our submissions, so it's the best number to keep them from really drowning in submissions.


Q #16: How do I know when I last submitted something to the group?
A: Go to our front page, and check the "Activity"widget right above the comments section, your avatar should be in the list and you can see how long it's been since you last submitted something.


Q #17: How do I leave the group?
A: Go to our front page, right next to the group name at the top you can see your icon and username, and you click on the little arrow. At the bottom of the dropdown menu you click on "Leave the group".
After that, go to your friends section and click on "remove" on our group.

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:iconneophobica:
neophobica Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
Just wanted to ask if the "Activity" widget disappeared.
I don't know if this is known already, but in the FAQ you still refer to this widget, to see when I last submitted an image.
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AngelInSilence Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
So, um, I'm supposed to withdraw a deviation to resubmit it to a different folder, but I deleted the message... or it disappeared..
What should I do?

this is the deviation, by the way: angelinsilence.deviantart.com/…
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:iconsharpphotostudio:
SharpPhotoStudio Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2013  Professional Photographer
Hi, I was just wondering how much I would have to donate to get my work in the folder meant for people that donate.  
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:iconphotopathica:
Photopathica Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2013   General Artist
i'm sorry, but we don't have a donation pool right now :(
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:iconzumiex:
Zumiex Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2013
Hm, I would've liked to see the submission limit be decreased to one piece of art a week rather than a month- I mean I don't understand why people feel like they're being "spammed" in groups when there is too much art, why did they join a group in the first place? o.O
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:iconphotopathica:
Photopathica Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2013   General Artist
it's for both members sake, and our sake. the limit will not change :)
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:iconkorehisa:
korehisa Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
my work is not able to enter a folder by follwing the message :( I should awaite approval for a while?

"Your deviation submission is awaiting approval..."
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:iconphotopathica:
Photopathica Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2013   General Artist
that is the message that tells you that your submission has been sent to us, and that we will handle it in time.
we vote on incoming submissions, no auto-accept here :)
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:iconkorehisa:
korehisa Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
okay thank you for your reply :) my work has entered the folder already. 
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:iconphotopathica:
Photopathica Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2013   General Artist
good :)
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:iconchibi-kyo-chan17:
chibi-kyo-chan17 Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2013  Student Filmographer
you did not spell cancels right... "Withdrawing a submission cancelles the process, and gives you your submission slot back." 
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:iconphotopathica:
Photopathica Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2013   General Artist
was this information good for you, otherwise?
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:iconchibi-kyo-chan17:
chibi-kyo-chan17 Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2013  Student Filmographer
i suppose it was good for those who didn't already know that stuff.
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:iconphotopathica:
Photopathica Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2013   General Artist
great :)

and thanks for pointing that out, fixed :)
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:iconchibi-kyo-chan17:
chibi-kyo-chan17 Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2013  Student Filmographer
your welcome
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:iconbloodsunoftears:
BloodSunofTears Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
What if a person with no talent or skill such as myself, is not worthy to join your group even though that person really wants to join?

Why would a fantastic group such as yours, want me to join?
I understand that you accept any work art from the "Beginning Stage" to the "Professional Stage"

But why would you accept a weak artist?

I am only wondering and I would very much appreciate it if you are able to answer my questions ^^
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:iconphotopathica:
Photopathica Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2013   General Artist
simply because this groups accept any level of art.
no one was born super-talented, we have all had to work on that.
we don't check quality of art here, we just want to offer everyone</b> a place to show off their art :)

so please, do join and submit you're art.
just make sure to read our folder descriptions :)
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:iconbloodsunoftears:
BloodSunofTears Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Oh how very amazing :happycry:
You are right, maybe I will go join
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:iconphotopathica:
Photopathica Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2013   General Artist
very welcome to the group if you do :)
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:iconirinawalker:
IrinaWalker Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
How does the journal work? I have not used it
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:iconphotopathica:
Photopathica Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2013   General Artist
you can't use our journal :)

this is only about this group. we are not a support group for this whole site :)
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:iconchameleongiant:
ChameleonGiant Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2013  Student General Artist
1. i am currently in no groups, but on the site can U be in more than 1 group?
if so, is there a limit to how many U can be in at once?
2.by the way, i saw what kinda art is allowed. is it strictly enforced or do some deviants slip in occasional works?
i know this was probaly answered, but i'm not a fan of violence, sexualism,homosexuality,ect. so i just wanna know at what level this rule is being inforced at.
3.U say that we or any deviant may not leave any links to other sites. Why can't we & why would U consider it spam? does this mean if we want to submit a peice with a link than we won't be able to submit it to this group?
4. i know each submitted art peice is treated respectfully & equally, but by submitting only 1 peice once a month with over 50,000 deviants already in the group(& still growing) than how is it possible newer or any deviants will get any reviews if at random?

:blahblah:

yeah i talk alot.;P sorry, im not in any groups & am seriously thinkin' abot joining this 1 because it seems like a very uniqely formed 1 & i already really like it.please if U dont mind, answer all of my ?s & any other information i may need to know. thanx!!
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:iconphotopathica:
Photopathica Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2013   General Artist
hi!
sorry that you havent yet got a reply on this, but i will try to answer your questions :)

1:
you can be a member of multiple groups, i dont know if there is a limit. personally, i'm a member of around 200 groups at the moment.
there is only a limit on how many groups you can be an admin in: people with regular accounts can be admin of 3 groups. people with premium accounts can be admin of 10 groups.

2:
we accept art that shows violence, nudity etc. but we demand mature tag on more explicit art. as long as it follows DA's rules, it's ok in our group. so if you dont want to see such art, just turn your mature filter on, that should provent most of such submissions to show. but people can at any time remove that tag, and we wouldn't know about it, so please dont be mad at us if something shows up that would need mature filter. we can't control that. we can only control it at the moment we're about to handle and accept submissions.

3:
we dont mind links to other sites when they are in the descriptions of the deviations.
we just dont want links to other sites on this groups front page - because most of the time, when someone post such messages anywhere, they are random repeated messages posted anywhere they can think of - spam.
there is no problem to have links on your own deviations - we need those for credit, for example :)

4:
well, most of our members does watch the submissions from this group, and they comment and fav just as often as people in general on this whole site.
we have some projects in this group to gain more attention to some art, we have the monthly features and working on having other feature projects up and running. but we dont have a critique feature or anything like that.
my advice to you, if you want to have more reviews on your work, is to pay for a premium membership and ask for critique on your artworks, or that you join groups that specializes in giving critiques.
i also think that there are some threads in the forum for that.

we hope you join us! if you have any more questions, just ask them :D
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:iconchameleongiant:
ChameleonGiant Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2013  Student General Artist
Thanx so much for your reply, i'll do my best not keep this off my mind ;P
Thank U very much for the deatail in the description & fillin' me in a little more on these things & for being so willing as to lettin' me join:D
i still have'nt decided yet(picky, picky me XD)about watta do but still gonna be thinkin' long & hard about it.

:bounce:
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:iconphotopathica:
Photopathica Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2013   General Artist
i understand, picky is good!
if you decide to join, we will be very happy about it. but if you dont, just keep enjoying other groups you join, and the rest of the site :)
have a nice day!
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:iconfaylenn:
Faylenn Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
How do I comment on the submission process for my own group?
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:iconphotopathica:
Photopathica Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2013   General Artist
klick on the "no comment" line that is right underneath the vote counter :)
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:iconfaylenn:
Faylenn Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
oohh, ohkay. thanks
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:iconyuirubia:
yuirubia Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2012
quite right. thanks for the info.
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:iconphotopathica:
Photopathica Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2012   General Artist
welcome :)
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:iconchloehi:
ChloeHi Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2012
that is good
deviantART muro drawing Comment Drawing
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:iconphotopathica:
Photopathica Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2012   General Artist
we're happy that you appreciate it :)
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:iconpayalswift:
Payalswift Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2012
How can i join the group i m new here
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:iconphotopathica:
Photopathica Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2012   General Artist
first question/answer ;)
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:iconpayalswift:
Payalswift Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2012
what ??
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:iconphotopathica:
Photopathica Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2012   General Artist
read the first question/answer in this FAQ?
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:iconpayalswift:
Payalswift Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2012
ohk
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:iconmoonhoto:
MoonHoto Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2012  Student General Artist
uh,uh how i send a note to one of the admis for the withdraw?
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:iconphotopathica:
Photopathica Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2012   General Artist
send a note to the group, not one of the admins ;)
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:iconnorablansett:
NoraBlansett Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2012  Professional General Artist
To withdraw your own work waiting for acceptance, or to withdraw a work you've already submitted and was accepted?
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:iconmoonhoto:
MoonHoto Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2012  Student General Artist
i uploaded my work in a wrong folder, so, for accident I erased the two messages they sent for withdraw the work :s
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:iconnorablansett:
NoraBlansett Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2012  Professional General Artist
When did you upload it?
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:iconjrd1st:
JRd1st Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
You don't need to withdraw that one. Just resubmit to the correct folder. :D
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:iconmoonhoto:
MoonHoto Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2012  Student General Artist
oh, haha Thanks for reply! xD
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:iconjrd1st:
JRd1st Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
No problem! :D
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:iconatticus-morwing:
Atticus-Morwing Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2012  Student General Artist
Sheesh, an amazingly clear AND nice FAQ, for a change.
Wish more groups had this.
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:iconphotopathica:
Photopathica Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2012   General Artist
thanks :bow:
i do my best to be clear about any kind of information :)
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:iconbluespartan2:
BlueSpartan2 Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Darn the 1 deviation a month thing bums me out, cause i write at least 2 3 page long, deviations a day.
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:iconshadow-hunter-is-in:
Shadow-Hunter-Is-In Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2012  Student General Artist
What does "submission expired" mean?
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:iconbullethead321:
bullethead321 Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
When you submit a deviation, there is a time limit on how long it can sit waiting for an admin to either Accept or Decline it. For us, it's 7 days. After that time period, the system returns a message to you letting you know that your submission was never approved or declined. Also, within that time period, you have the option to Withdraw what you submitted.
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