Update Edit: AGAIN, PLACE THINGS IN THE CORRECT FOLDERS.
At least half the stuff submitted lately seems to be thrown into incorrect folders. Some of the offenders are old members who should know better. I am tired. I am busy. I have a life that is in a bit of chaos right now and do not have time to play mommy to people who should have known the rules when joining AND should be able to READ the name on a folder to know if they are putting things in the correct folders. The same goes for the founder of this group; she has a very chaotic, busy family like at the moment and her health has not been the greatest this year. Come beginning of the new year, it won't be just voting "no" on submissions put in the incorrect folders, I will just kick you from the group.
To those that celebrate anything this time of the year, Happy Holidays, whatever it is you may celebrate. To those that don't, may your days go more good than bad. Too all, in case we can't make a post between now and then: Happy New Year.
Not sure why I have to remind people to use the proper folders. 99% of the time, if we reject something, it is because it has a more proper folder it goes into... The MOST common one is people putting crafts and handmade things into every folder BUT the "Jewelry and all things handmade" folder we have right here: the-art-den.deviantart.com/gal…
So even if it is fan art or something else, BUT is a handmade item like jewelry, anything sewing related, those things you make by melting the plastic beads together, or anything else handmade, put it into the, you guessed it, handmade folder. I have recently also added a coplay folder the-art-den.deviantart.com/gal…
for that stuff since that's getting more and more popular and we've recently had people submitting it. Also, please do not submit WIP or unfinished work, especially if you plan to post the final piece here as well. Had to recently kick someone out because they kept submitting basically the same stuff over and over again, after being told not to. There is a difference between trying to get your stuff out there for exposure and being a selfish pageviews whore.
Both the group founder and myself are very busy lately. She's had family issues and not feeling well, so has not been around as much. IF you submit something to the nudes gallery and it doesn't go through, it is because all things in that gallery need two vote of approval and her and I are the only ones taking care of this group. I have extended the expiration on those, but if you get something not going thru, please, do not take it personal, just resubmit or leave a comment on it and I will take care of or talk to her to see if she can pop on to vote, since we are friends outside of dA. As for me, I am busy between working on things for a friend and his website while also starting to do articles and game reviews for his site, taking care and raising my two kids (currently on summer vacation), spending time with my significant other (which isn't easy since it is a long distance relationship and all we have are video calls and gaming and stuff like that at the moment), as well as a ton of personal projects. PLUS my housemate has been remodeling and redoing things around the house on and off for like a year and half now, making things around home frustrating and unbearable sometimes. So both the founder and I are tired, overextended, and doing the best we can to keep things going here. No, we aren't looking for any help, as the amount of submissions are never overwhelming. Just like you though, we have lives outside of dA and those come first; not to mention it gets annoying when people can't follow the rules, even though we've tried to make them as clear and straightforwards as we could while also making sure there are as many diverse folders as possible.
Hope your 2016 is going well so far and the rest of it goes well. Please, follow the guidelines; they're not hard or complicated.