, and I'll be taking over the group. I wanted to go over some of the changes that will be happening.
First off, at least for now, submissions will require only one vote to be declined or approved. This is to help streamline the process of getting group submissions in here, since I know a large backlog has been an issue for quite some time. Hopefully this will help fix that!
To help ensure that voting goes as smoothly as possible, I have removed all the inactive or unsatisfactory admins. It really seems that aoi-ryu
has been the only consistently helpful admin, always voting and helping to keep up with submissions. I will mention, though, now that only a single vote is required, please be sure to give a reason for declination to the member if you've declined their piece!Why was my submission declined?
Please note that we only accept OCs here. No fan characters, no real people(that includes self-portraits, etc.!). If your submission is declined on the grounds that it is fan art, admins are not required to give you a reason, since it should be obvious.
We also only accept submissions of a certain standard. Though this may be subjective to some, just keep in mind that you should only submit absolutely finished, polished work. If it looks messy or unfinished, it will be declined. This includes sketches, messy speedpaints, half-done lineart, etc.
Submissions that are too low-quality, whether in technique or level of completion, will be declined. I am usually very lenient on this, but we will still maintain a certain level of quality control.Admins are only required to reply to your declined submission if it was in the wrong folder.
And as such, they should direct you to the correct folder. If your submission was declined and receives no reply, it was for being low quality or for being fanart.
If you really want to dispute a declination, send a group note, and I'll reply to it as cordially as I can
The mods might disagree on a certain submission, but as the leader, I'll have the final say, so don't be afraid to ask.
To reiterate, here are the folder requirements:More than one
I'm putting this up top because there is a lot of confusion about it. To reiterate, this folder is for any piece with more than a single character
. This includes pictures with two human females, two animals, etc. Even if the characters on their own would go in the same folder, if it's more than one, it goes it here! Everything else is secondary.Other
This is another folder with a lot of confusion. A lot of its current pieces don't belong. I find that the OCs that usually belong here are things like genderless mechs, robots, and object-creatures(i.e. a talking toaster). So please, consider carefully, your character most likely
fits comfortably in another folder.Human ONLY Males
Only humans, and only males. If your character appears entirely human, he should go in here. That means no wings, horns, animal ears, technicolor skin, etc.Human ONLY Females
Same as above, but with females!Other Males
If your character looks mostly human but not quite, he belongs in here. This includes humans with technicolor skin, wings, horns, cat ears, etc.
This is important, if your character is a human with nothing but animal ears and a tail, they go in Other Males or Other Females, NOT ANTHRO!Other Females
Same as above, but for females!Anthros and Aliens
This is a folder that has been slightly-renamed. All anthropomorphic characters still go here, along with any semi-anthro alien beings. That means characters which appear like giant alien bugs, crabs, etc. can go here. Please keep in mind though, that they should still appear anthropomorphic(i.e. sapient).Creatures
Pretty much things that are neither real animals nor sapient(human-like) creatures.
For dragons, unicorns, fantastic monsters, etc. Should not be human-like in any way!Animals
For anything that is just a standard, real-life animal character. Includes brightly-colored variants, but should not stray too far from the expected anatomy and appearance of a real animal.Comics
Self-explanatory. Anything with comic panels, that is a comic.
That's it for updates. I hope the group will run much more smoothly now, and I will do my best to be an active admin and if the current system seems subpar, I'll hire on more mods and make further changes.
Let me know if you have any questions or concerns!