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About our 'Dont submit here' folder

Journal Entry: Thu Apr 12, 2012, 6:34 AM
I think you have all noticed our top folder, "- Dont submit here, pick the correct folder".
Maybe we need to explain the purpose of this folder.

This folder is not for submissions. Nothing will ever be accepted in it, everything submitted to it will be declined and asked to be re-submitted to the correct folder.

We created this folder, to save us a lot of time.
Because there will always be people that don't pay enough attention to groups' folder systems, for many reasons.
They will just submit to whatever folder that shows up first, either in the gallery, or in the drop down menu when submitting to the group directly from a deviation.

Mostly this is the aphabetically first folder, and before this was our "Animations"folder, and we got so many wrong submissions to this one, from people that didn't understood the folder system, or didn't care about it.
And since we almost never decline submissions, only re-direct them, we had to check every single submission to this folder, in order to be able to re-direct it to the correct folder.
Since we get hundreds of submissions a day, this took a lot of time and energy.

Now, with this "dummy" folder, we don't have to look at the submissions to it.
We just decline it, and then tell the member to re-submit to the correct folder.
It saves us so much time, allows us to focus more on the other submissions, making us approve your submissions faster.


There will always be wrong submissions, we can all interpret one single word differently, therefore we can understand wrong submissions when it comes to fan art submitted to our digital art folder, because the deviation is made digitally. That's why we have no problem asking our member to withdraw and re-submit when it comes to this. We want to give everyone this second chance since we have the once a month submission limit.
But we still need to have ways of making our group as smoothly as possible to handle, because you are more than 50 000 members, we are just a few admins, and we are doing this on our free time, and we don't have 24 hours a day of free time.


So we created this folder.
Please, notice that we have folders, and try to choose the correct one. Folder descriptions can be read here: deviantsgallery.deviantart.com…

We will always help you if you are unsure, never hesitate to ask us for advice :)

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:iconjmcs:
JMCS Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2015  Hobbyist Photographer
That is a pretty smart idea. Instead of cleaning up the mess, let the mess restrict itself of a set area!
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:iconethericdezigns:
EthericDezigns Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2014  Student Digital Artist
So, where do I summit my art?
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:iconprettyflour:
prettyflour Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
From our home page, after you click on 'Submit Art', there is a drop down menu where you can pick the correct folder.  Otherwise, you can go into the gallery, click on the folder you want to submit to, and then there should be a button on the right right corner that says, "Submit you art.'
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:icon1devilishdude:
1DeViLiShDuDe Featured By Owner May 23, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Trouble is, you can't submit unless you join - because there are no 'submit art' buttons in any of the digital art folders! :|
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:iconprettyflour:
prettyflour Featured By Owner May 23, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
join as in become a member?  Yes, you must be a member to submit your artwork.

Also, the main digital art folder is open for submissions.

:)
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:icon1devilishdude:
1DeViLiShDuDe Featured By Owner May 23, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:thanks: But still need to be a member! :|
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:iconctribeiro:
ctribeiro Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2013   Digital Artist
I am very sorry guys. Of course I know that in most groups (every group I know, really)
we shouldn't submit in the featured folder. The problem is that when I try to submit to
your group (and this only happens to me in your group). the only folder where the
menu "submit to this folder" appears is that one. I thought that was strange you only
wanted people submitting there :)
Sorry again guys, won't happen again now that I know.
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:iconphotopathica:
Photopathica Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2013   General Artist
yeah, that seems to be a glitch for many people. check out the FAQ-journal, you can find other ways to submit to the gallery there :)
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:iconzerutokaze:
ZerutoKaZe Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
It's so true -_- For my group, it's the literature folder. Since it's fairly small, we can still move the deviations ourselves, but I suppose that can't last forever. I always thought this was an awesome idea! :D
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:iconphotopathica:
Photopathica Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2013   General Artist
thanks for the support!
many groups uses this, i guess it comes a time when a group has grown big enough and this is one of the ways to save time :)
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:iconloki-megabyte:
Loki-Megabyte Featured By Owner May 15, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
yeah there's some pretty terrible art spamming out there.to avoid such I pace my group submissions.if i don't know something asking politely takes care of it.it's all in netiquette.
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:iconaxslayer33:
axslayer33 Featured By Owner May 15, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
*browsing messages* ho-hum-ho-hum *clicks journals* "About our "Don't Submit here folder""

:iconheaddeskplz: not again....
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:iconphotopathica:
Photopathica Featured By Owner May 15, 2013   General Artist
we get maaaaany new members each day, it's necessery to post these journals repetedly, to hopefully get people to read our info.
you wouldn't believe how many wrong submissions we get because people don't read info. this is just a way to try to get it out there.
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:iconaxslayer33:
axslayer33 Featured By Owner May 15, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Ah, gotcha
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:iconphotopathica:
Photopathica Featured By Owner May 15, 2013   General Artist
:)
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:iconolrak02:
olrak02 Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
sorry, ahm where can i submit doodle arta there?
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:iconphotopathica:
Photopathica Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2013   General Artist
please read our FAQ journal, and folder descriptions :)
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:icondollydemented:
DollyDemented Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Hi, sorry, I am quite possibly being a little dense, but, I can find the folders at all. can someone please point
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:iconphotopathica:
Photopathica Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2013   General Artist
huh? weird.
you can't see any folders in our gallery? :S
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:iconrailroadjunkie:
railroadjunkie Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I can't get my submission out of "Don't submit here" to re-submit it. I give up!
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:iconphotopathica:
Photopathica Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2013   General Artist
"Out of", what do you mean?
we decline all submissions to that folder, along with a message when we tell you that this folder has a separate limit, and you can just re-submit your art to the correct folder right away :)
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:iconlady-asphodel:
Lady-Asphodel Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I apologize. I'm sort of new to this.
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:iconphotopathica:
Photopathica Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2013   General Artist
it's ok, we were all new once :)
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:iconblacktigress-tlb:
BlackTigress-TLB Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
All I did was press the "Contribute Art" button up top, and it automatically sent to this folder.
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:iconphotopathica:
Photopathica Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2012   General Artist
yes, we know it comes first, because it's the alphabetically first one - because of the "-"sign in the title. it's also a drop down menu, with a little arrow that show more folders if you press it. that way you will see all the other folders of our gallery and you should submit to the correct one.
many groups has problems with members that doesnt pay attention to a folder system, and that's why they (and we) have this system. it's not about harrassing anyone, it's to save us time. we dont have to check the submissions to this folder, we can just decline them and tell the member to read the folder descriptions and re-submit to the correct folder.
just like it says in this journal entry :)
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:iconl1lxr3d1ngxh00d:
L1lxR3d1ngxH00d Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2012
How do you know what you are doing? I am new, and I am still laerning how to post my fan art. Lol.
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:iconphotopathica:
Photopathica Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2012   General Artist
please read our F.A.Q-journal and our folder descriptions :)
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:iconl1lxr3d1ngxh00d:
L1lxR3d1ngxH00d Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2012
huh
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:iconphotopathica:
Photopathica Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2012   General Artist
go to our journals section and look for the titles i just wrote.
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:iconl1lxr3d1ngxh00d:
L1lxR3d1ngxH00d Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2012
Sorry for asking but is that a boy or girls name... Are you a boy or girl. Sorry I feel bad for asking. But Ina fahlsten. I have no idea. Nice name though.
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:iconl1lxr3d1ngxh00d:
L1lxR3d1ngxH00d Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2012
And who is this, srry I can't remember. By blood preassure is up a lil so I forget things.
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:iconphotopathica:
Photopathica Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2012   General Artist
this is an admin of the group.
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:iconl1lxr3d1ngxh00d:
L1lxR3d1ngxH00d Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2012
Cool, what do you admin? Im Kayla btw, nice to meet you.
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:iconphotopathica:
Photopathica Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2012   General Artist
handling submissions, organising the gallery, put together features etc :)
hi, nice to meet you too.
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:iconl1lxr3d1ngxh00d:
L1lxR3d1ngxH00d Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2012
Ok I read it. What about it?...
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:iconphotopathica:
Photopathica Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2012   General Artist
you asked how to do things?
those journals thell you what to do :shrug:
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:iconl1lxr3d1ngxh00d:
L1lxR3d1ngxH00d Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2012
ok ok. Sorry.
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:iconcrispycreme:
CrispyCreme Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2012
Is this because I accidentally submitted it to the wrong folder?..........That was an accident because I was in a hurry
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:iconphotopathica:
Photopathica Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2012   General Artist
this blog entry has been in the group for a long time. it's not written to anyone personally, but general information to explain why we have this folder.

you can always withdraw your wrong submission in your "correspondence"folder. please read our F.A.Q.journal :)
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:iconin2umniakillh3r:
In2umniaKillH3r Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Haha no, this one was created long ago.

Don't feel bad, you ain't alone. We get dozens of submissions in that folder every single day.
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:iconcrispycreme:
CrispyCreme Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2012
Ohh ok ^-^ Thank you for telling me!
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:iconprowhiz:
Prowhiz Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2012
oops sorry
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:iconms-coffeepixie:
Ms-CoffeePixie Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2012  Student Digital Artist
But...but there is something in that folder XD.
Soconfused.
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:iconphotopathica:
Photopathica Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2012   General Artist
accepted by mistake, i assume? that happens, you know ;)
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:iconms-coffeepixie:
Ms-CoffeePixie Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Haha, I know =P. Sorry.
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:iconphotopathica:
Photopathica Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2012   General Artist
no problem :D
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:iconsentientmaster:
sentientmaster Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Hi there, I submitted to the wrong folder, apparently cannot submit that piece of art work again for 12 months so I submitted another artwork instead I hope this one was in the right folder, please let me know as not brill on the technical stuff, cheers, Mike.
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:iconbullethead321:
bullethead321 Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Hi, real easy explanation :D

When you submit a deviation into ”Don’t submit here, pick the correct folder”, it will be automatically declined by an Admin/Mod. You won't be able to submit anything else into it for a whole year.

However, you will still be able to submit into of the other folders. :D
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:iconsentientmaster:
sentientmaster Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I submitted another one but will get round to resubmitting that one some other time, thank you for your patience, Mike.
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:iconbullethead321:
bullethead321 Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
:thumbsup:
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