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Help us to help You!

Journal Entry: Sat Feb 9, 2013, 9:04 AM
We in DeviantsGallery love Art.
The process of Art.
The results of Art.
The community of Art.


That's why we're running this group.
We're not running it to fulfill our own egos. We're doing it to help all of you that creates art, because we think Everyone deserves to be noticed, promoted and appreciated.


We do have a system in this group. The gallery is set up a certain way.
And that is for the benefit of everyone of You, all you 50 000+ members.
This is Your group. We're running it for Your sake.
And we're trying to run it in the best possible way.
And we want things to be in good order, presented in an appealing, serious way. Because we know that your art benefits from that.


Imagine going to a gallery in your town.
Would you enjoy the show, if all the artworks were lying around in a random heap on the floor?
Would you enjoy any of the artworks, if the room you entered was messy, filthy, poorly lighetened?
We don't think so.


So please, help us out here.
Please understand, that we're not asking for additional information to your submissions because we enjoy to cause trouble, or because we enjoy to nag.
All we really want to do, is to press "accept" as soon as possible on all your submissions.
But if the information we need isn't there, we can't. And it's not because we're elitist buttholes - it's because we care about your art and we're anxious to make sure it's presented in a good way.
We want your art to be taken seriously.
Don't you?



Maybe you don't, but then maybe this group is not the best place for you.


This group is not a dumping ground.
It's a community based on the Love for Art.


Just because we strive to accept as much as possible, doesn't mean that we don't give a damn about the works that are presented in the gallery.
That's why we have medium-based folders, that's why we vote on incoming submissions instead of setting the system to auto-accept everything.

It's also why we have folder descriptions, and submission guides, and a F.A.Q-guide, and Feature-projects and once in a while a contest.

Because we care about your art.

That's why we ask you to submit to the correct folder, and why we ask you to read our folder descriptions so you know which folder is the correct one.
That's why we ask you to list your mediums and process so that we can make sure your art is submitted to the correct folder.
That's why we ask you to list your stocks, to credit your references and resources, to clarify what your Fan Art is about.

It's for your sake, because we know that all this is valuable to how your art is received by the audience.


Please, help us to help You.
That's what we're here for.


Regards
-Your devoted team of admins-




Useful information - please read these:

Frequently Asked Questions (general group information)

Tips for getting your art accepted faster

About crediting your resources

About "Dont submit here"folder

Folder Descriptions

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CailinGore Nov 1, 2013  Student Photographer
Very well said! You guys do a great job running and maintaining this group and we really appreciate it - especially when I think about how much work that would be for you guys Good job!
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Photopathica Nov 1, 2013   General Artist
thank you so much for appreciating what we do! makes it easier for us, to know that :) :huggle:
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CailinGore Nov 2, 2013  Student Photographer
Any time ;)
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AnotherOddity Oct 30, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
Well written. :) Thanks.
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Photopathica Nov 1, 2013   General Artist
thank you :)
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Ritterstand Oct 29, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I think you guys run this group very well, especially for the sheer size of it.
I've never once been mistreated by those who administrate this group.
Thank you for your commitment to the community.
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Photopathica Nov 1, 2013   General Artist
thank you so much for the support!
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IceShadow3 Mar 9, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I need to get back to my art and soon!
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LacedShadowDiamond Mar 1, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
As an admin of this group I think it is run well and has in fact improved my competency when it comes to other groups.

I think that 1 submission a month with 50,000+ is enough and if people could see just how many folders we go through a day they would soon realise what a job it is :)

It is extremely rare if we decline works but it does become tiring when members leave because they do not want to include references for their work. There are some truly beautiful members who include EVERYTHING in their deviation description, right down to what equipment they use and it does make you want to do the happy dance :P
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Photopathica Mar 4, 2013   General Artist
indeed, i feel like i want to applaude the member each time i see that haha :D

i'm glad you enjoy being in the team Nicole :hug: happy to have you, you're always nice and doing your best :)
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