Okay people, we've been quite inactive as of late which has done nothing for you and it's done nothing for us, so from now on I aim to have a higher rate of activity in the group! Therefore, there are a few changes I would like to instigate within the group.
First of all, I have now added the winning deviations to our featured folder from the Romantic Modernism Competition!
Second, I am keeping the Avatar competition running until the end of August as so far I have seen no interest, however I am keen to give the group a new look!
Thirdly, I would like to change the admin system and have 11 Admins altogether, one for each folder in our gallery, (Unless someone would like to suggest other folders to add?) so Admin applications will be open once the current admins have chosen their folder. I will be looking at the Uncertain Folder, and also overseeing other admins with their folder. The way the submission system will now work is that each deviation will now require 2 votes to be submitted to the group, one from the admin whose chosen folder the deviation comes under alongside a comment they have made about the deviation (this must be done within the process for me to easily find it) and another from myself, I will only accept a deviation after it has been read and commented on by the Admin of that folder.
Please understand that comments made by Admins must be constructive and not slate the deviant’s work, please remember I will read every comment and if I feel it is in anyway inappropriate I will say so.
I have also implemented a feedback folder, now this folder will be for those who wish to receive detailed critique and I am also contemplating doing one journal a week where I will randomly pick one of the deviations in that folder and critique it in a blog entry before moving the piece to an appropriate folder. However, I will see how time permits with the new system being put in place
Another things I would like to discuss, is that if a deviation is added to the wrong folder admins will no longer accept and then move the deviation, it is the members responsibility to place their deviation in the correct folder, this is happening in two frequent cases:
Member’s aren’t aware they have to pick a folder when doing so from the gallery contribute button and are simply just putting deviations in the ‘Uncertain’ category which makes it difficult for admins to see if the deviation is meant to be in this folder as it is an area for subjects that are either taboo, don’t quite fit one of the other folders, or have a number of messages that one simply doesn’t suffice.
People are submitting non Visual poetry to the Visual Poetry folder, I will now explain what visual poetry is as I would say there are several definitions. Visual poetry could either be a poem that has been placed with and image, background or border to enhance the aesthetics of the poem, or one that enhance the imagery of the mind through its words. Our group only accepts the first definition to our Visual Poetry folder. So if you have added a picture through deviatart’s submission process the deviation does not qualify as Visual, only if the poem is displayed as an image will it be accepted into this folder.
Lastly, before the end of the month I will be starting a new competition and will start weekly themes and weekly blogs on a chosen poet, but also a chosen type of poem!
Many thanks, ~KyraWolf289
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