Though the group hasn't been active for a full month, I want to get into the habit of posting a monthly update at the start of each month. With these, I hope to recap how the group is doing and any specific goals we should focus on. I would also like to recognize various members or special art.
This update is going to go into a little more detail on how the group is set up since there seems to be a few issues regarding it. There are a number of galleries, each with their own type of art goes within them. Click on each gallery and there is a short description that outlines what goes into the gallery. If you aren't sure, submit it to the closest one and if it is wrong, I or another admin will put it in its correct spot.
Please note, the Featured gallery is for Contributors and Admins only. Members shouldn't be able to submit or recommend art to that forum. To Contributors and admins, please only submit art that you feel is particularly well done to that gallery in order to keep it as sort of a showcase of the best in the group. If half of all that is submitted goes there, then we have a problem because there should be somewhere around 5-10% of all art going to that gallery, if not less. Another thing, those who are Contributors or Admins, please check your group messages and approve or disapprove of submissions to that group. For some reason, I cannot get the vote count to go any lower than two, so I cannot approve them alone. Submitting things to other galleries shouldn't require an approval at all, so please do that over constantly sending things to Featured.
To all members, you should be able to submit things to all galleries other than Favorites and Features, all without a vote. If for some reason, your art is not automatically approved in those galleries, send me a note. You should also be able to propose submitting other pieces of art to various forums. This is done when you are looking at another person's art and go to the right side to "Submit to a Group." If you see something cool, please submit it. The artist will have to approve it, but most of the ones I have submitted have approved. If you cannot do this for some reason, please send me a note and I will try to fix it.
Finally, in honor of the transition to the Wampatown server, I would like to start compiling various artworks featuring Wampas, Hoth, or something that can be called Wampatown. Please submit them into the Site Artwork gallery. The member that either creates or submits (someone else's work and gets their approval) the best piece will be moved up to Contributor on a probationary status until the end of the next month.