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What makes a great group

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Kagoe Nov 25, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
I'm a founder of a new group and I'm wondering what DA users think a group needs in order to progress and be a great aspect of deviantart. What do you look for in a group in order for you to want to become a member? :)
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Cirprius Nov 27, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
hm...good question. I'm only recently been looking into the group things but, so far the things I look for in a group are:

1. Organization in the submission folders etc. It's nice being able to look at folders and get a clear idea of what the group is looking for and if my art will fit in.
2. Activity! I don't care if its contests or journals, but I love seeing people who share an interest talking to one another.
3. Community! Something that's hard to actually control, but its really fun submitting to a group and getting some nice feedback.

The other thing I keep an eye on is how the group advertises itself to get new members. It's not really a big deal, but an ad can make or break a group! I hope this helps you out. :D
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Kagoe Nov 28, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
Thank you, this is really helpful!! I'm curious because i'm trying to make my new group as good as it can be. :D

We do weekly blogs so hopefully that's active enough for new comers. :)
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Cirprius Nov 28, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
No problem, I'm glad I could help! I think weekly blogs is a good amount. Just enough to keep things moving but not so much that it becomes annoying.
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Kagoe Nov 28, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
That's what I was going for, there's nothing worse than seeming like you're spamming your watchers. :P
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Cirprius Nov 28, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
lol agreed. Sadly finding that line between spam and just enough is hard to do.
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StarSpangledBreaker Nov 25, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
A group with activitity. c:
I usually check the date of the last journal, and the content of said journal.
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Kagoe Nov 25, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
Good point!
Although don't some members get put off if the group uploads quite regular blogs because it clogs up their inbox?
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StarSpangledBreaker Nov 25, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Yep, that's why I check the content C:
If it's something like rules or something, then I wouldn't mind it if it was an older journal.
If it was a contest from months ago, I'd probably be hesistant about joining the group ^^
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CaiBurtonsArt Nov 25, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
Ahh, i look forward to reading these answers! :P
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Kagoe Nov 25, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
:D
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