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November 23, 2012
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Groups and their submission guidelines

:iconxhunterko:
Now, I'm more then a little peeved here. I've been a little more active here lately, and I've been trying to get my comic noticed a bit more by joining groups. One of the first couple groups said in their tag lines, everyone is welcome, we accept everything! And I was able to happly submit whatever to the group folders, not knowing anything. So it's no surprise that I'm a little upset when I see another group, with the same promise, and then get slapped with a hidden limit? What?

One of the groups I tried to join fixed this. Their submission guidlines are one of the first things you see. Good for them. Joining? No. I've come across it two or three times now. Without being told in the faq/rules provided and thinking everythings okay when, nope, slapped with a limnit again. The latest group I've joined I was careful with my submission process, and lo and behold, on the fifth submission, I was slapped with a limit. But it's an okay reasonable limit that I can deal with. So I'm staying in this group.

However, I just think that it's bad etiquette to display your rules, and then not display your submission guidelines in the same place or somewhere in the first things you see.

Anyone with me on this?
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humanknotgirl Nov 23, 2012
Here's my two cents: You shouldn't be dumping your stuff in group galleries without justification for them being there. At best, it gets some attention, and at worse, it gets removed and you get reprimanded by the owner. Instead, market yourself to the owner of the group. Tell them why you think they should add it to the group collection. Make them want to display your work. It'll be much more satisfying and you'll get more positive reactions.
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:iconxhunterko:
I am fine with group limits. I am fine with being rejected by groups. My problem is that when I go to submit stuff I don't know what those submission rules are. That is my problem. Stop taking me out of context.
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:iconhumanknotgirl:
humanknotgirl Nov 24, 2012
Where the hell did I take you out of context? All I did was provide my opinion on group etiquette.
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:iconxhunterko:
You essentially tried to give advice on how to get into groups. Which is not what my topic is about.
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:iconhumanknotgirl:
humanknotgirl Nov 24, 2012
I was trying to be constructive. Guess I'll shut my mouth then.
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:iconpinkmitten:
No, because a deviant submitting his entire gallery into a groups gallery folder is annoying and it's only fair that there is a limit.
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:iconxhunterko:
All I want to know is what that limit is before I start submitting. Is it too much to ask that of a group?
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:iconxhunterko:
All I'm saying is that groups should consider to put their submission guidelines in the same place where their other rules are. Is that such a crime?
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:icon3wyl:
3wyl Nov 23, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Did you let them know about it?
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:iconpuzzledheartbox:
Reply-button.. learn to use it :facepalm:
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