However, I said before I might do some cleaning and rearranging in the gallery. I would like other suggestions from you too. So far I've been requested to have a Artisan Crafts and Microphotography. Artisan Craft may happen, but not Micro (it still falls under photography in my book, sorry).
If there are any other suggestions, please share.
Another thing I'll do is updating are the General rules.
One rule states:
- "If the deviation submitted/scouted has been declined, expired, or withdrawn; it will be added to the Snow Collection's Favorites.
Meaning, if a deviation is declined, it shows in Correspondence that it was accepted to the group but is not there. The deviation was actually declined and removed from the Group messages. I didn't notice for 3 years until recently, I scouted a deviation, submitted it, waited, and wasn't there. That rule will be changed because there are a lot of Correspondence messages and it some have been deleted. So I don't know what's been accepted or declined. Withdrawn mean I don't like it or a made a mistake. Ugh... there were so many flaws.
- "Featured" are highlighted works submitted to the collection
-Any deviation submitting to Featured will be subject to vote by Admin.
-If a deviation has been scouted by the Admin. The creator/host will choose whether to accept or decline.
will be changed as well.
It seems much better to understand if the picture was submitted to the proper folder and then featured in a blog. Besides, I disabled the "Featured" submitting drop tab.
Moving on to folders:
- OCs/FCs: Characters that are parody to mainstream movies, TV, books, and comics. And/Or, original characters created by original artist on DA.
will be deleted. All pictures in that category will be moved to either Digital, Traditional and Fan Art depending on content.
This occurred when finding pictures with an OC/FC, doesn't mean the character on the picture is an OC. I get confused whether or not the character I see is a generic character. In my view it means, "Oh, this is just a random character I just made up, I have no rights for it." which is pretty generic. Plus, there are crossovers with official characters and other deviant's OC or commissions of OCs'. It's just too confusing.
I'll be enforcing this because I get at least a hundred photos of snow. Cosplay in particular, will be moved and deleted. Lately, I've been noticing some pictures of generic people are in costumes.
Cosplay folder rule:
- People in costumes of a well-known character. This includes any character from media, art, and book.
Note: There must be snow in the background. Mock snow is also included.
Note 2: Photos of models in their own fashion is not allowed here. They'll be automatically moved to photography.
I get confused about generic characters with clothing. Not to offend anyone who has passion with cosplay but, they're just costumes. Plus, I get notes saying, "That's my normal wear. I'm not cosplaying." Well, one: "Sorry," and two: "Learn to sort your deviations." I also get photos of characters that's theme is snow, but there is no snow around them. I primarily look for photos with a snow setting, not just theme.
- Stories/poetry in word writing with Snow/Winter as subject, setting, or theme.
If it's a novel-type story, please submit the first chapter or a preferred chapter. This will also apply to me when I'm browsing. Please make sure the setting has snow. How can imagine the imagery if the story doesn't say if they in a snowy environment or not.
Anyways, That is pretty much it. If you have ANY questions, comments, or concerns, please do tell. Hopefully I'll get this placed straightened out.
I would also like to announce:
Badusev, YvyB13, annewipf, ghost549, kandroid96, Nevestella, Furuhashi, ChaoticMind75, CorpyDragon, gigi50, LASKANWLF, Topielica666, atsubetsukumin, & KeswickPinhead
have been given the title of
Congratulations guys and keep your continued support.
Before we go I also would like to thank all the deviants that visit, submit, and share the Snow Collection. And a shout out to the southern half of earth hoping for snow. While everybody up here, enjoy the weather. Whether it's cold or warm.ick Just remember...
Happy Winter Days everyone! Enjoy the snow!
Sincerely your admin,