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Tue May 20, 2014, 2:37 AM
I'm currently working on a plan to revive and relaunch a regular Community Operations newsletter. My intention is to include information about what goes in within the team, e.g. talking about actual specific roles, staff interviews and relevant talking points within the community. Would this be useful to you guys? What other sort of information would you like to see included? How important are statistics to you? Can I ask any more questions in a paragraph? :D

We're also going to be on dAmn at some point over the coming weeks (date to be confirmed) to take some questions from the community. Not "boxers or briefs?" type questions. (100 points to the first person who can relay the story behind that reference.)

Meantime, if you're eager to know more about how we work, make sure you stop by kozispoon's gallery and check out the many hilarious comics that are inspired by our day to day shenanigans in Comm Ops.



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:iconchelseahantken:
ChelseaHantken Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Haha, that's great :)
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CelticStrm-Stock Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Sweet! And that comic.. :lmao: I love it!
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:iconnameda:
Nameda Featured By Owner May 31, 2014  Professional General Artist
sounds interesting :) dunno any specifics suggestions right now
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:iconriemea:
Riemea Featured By Owner May 29, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Awesome idea! :la:
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:iconworldwar-tori:
WorldWar-Tori Featured By Owner May 27, 2014   General Artist
:la: I love this idea!
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:iconphoenixleo:
phoenixleo Featured By Owner May 27, 2014
In addition to what others have said, articles regarding topics that were once written about in the communityops group would be good to address, if something related to those come up.
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:iconappreax:
Appreax Featured By Owner May 25, 2014
Love it!
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:iconsimplysilent:
SimplySilent Featured By Owner May 25, 2014  Hobbyist Interface Designer
:la:
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:iconalanralph:
AlanRalph Featured By Owner May 24, 2014  Professional General Artist
Sounds like a good idea to me - make the CommOps team more visible, particularly CEA, and make dA members more aware of what you guys actually do and why. :nod:
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:iconwdwparksgal:
WDWParksGal Featured By Owner May 23, 2014
Bill Clinton was asked the question "Boxers or Briefs" in an MTV interview when he was going to run for president :giggle:
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:iconbreerothman:
breerothman Featured By Owner May 22, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
I think it is a fantastic idea and will help the community get to know the community operations team better. 
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:icontouchedvenus:
TouchedVenus Featured By Owner May 21, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hahaha, I love the comic. Also, I think all of the above sounds super lovely. I look forward to seeing what is posted. :D
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:iconpulbern:
pulbern Featured By Owner May 21, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Love it! :w00t:
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:iconstygma:
Stygma Featured By Owner May 20, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Sounds fun! :D
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3wyl Featured By Owner May 20, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Statistics would be good to see. :nod:

It'd be cool to know what's happening in Community Operations (perhaps include a small section on a funny tidbit from one's day working in CoOp) and what the common things you come across or do behind the scenes.

It would be interesting if, like the updates at hq, there could be a question asked to the community.

All in all, it'd be pretty awesome to see a regular newsletter. :D
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:iconthegalleryofeve:
TheGalleryOfEve Featured By Owner May 20, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Ohhh I love the idea of a CR newsletter :eager: ... Everybody here covered great ideas for it  :love: ... I would only add ... How about a little section of "Trivia" info, something about one of you each month, it could be work-related trivia, like "fourteenthstar doesn't like sharing her stapler" (:giggle:) ... or it could be something not related to work, like "marioluevanos likes to braid his hair when he's at home" (:giggle: Sorry Mario, it was just an example, if you do braid your hair at home ... :staranoid:  ... well ... :lovestare: )... the possibilities are endless there :iconhurrplz: ... and I imagine that a section like that one would bring a lot of healthy giggles on both sides, yours and ours :icongigglenodplz: (not to mention inspiration for kozispoon :icongrinstareeyesplz:)
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:iconmarioluevanos:
marioluevanos Featured By Owner May 21, 2014  Professional Interface Designer
lol I don't braid my hair, but I do swirl it it circles eheh :P 
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:iconthegalleryofeve:
TheGalleryOfEve Featured By Owner May 21, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
AHA!!! :icongrinstareplz: So you do something with your hair, I knew it!!! :iconloveloveplz: (:giggle:)

:iconflyingheartsplz::iconsweethugplz::iconflyingheartsplz:
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:iconfourteenthstar:
fourteenthstar Featured By Owner May 20, 2014
CR is Moonbeam13 :nana:
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:iconthegalleryofeve:
TheGalleryOfEve Featured By Owner May 20, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
:iconhurrplz: pffff :giggle: :happy: I guess the ones who will now have the "healthy giggles" with my comment XD Laugh Revamp .: giggle :. Guffaw Laughcry  is going to be the Community Operations team, right??? :icontehestareplz: 

Let's hope nobody else sees any of this :staranoid: 
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:iconastralseed:
Astralseed Featured By Owner May 20, 2014  Professional General Artist
You can just pretend it was a typo :D
:heart:
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:iconthegalleryofeve:
TheGalleryOfEve Featured By Owner May 20, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
:#1:

Exactly!!! lolitrollu My keyboard was trolling me Fiona!!! :nod: :icongrinstareplz:

grumpy worker - now a PLZ Community Operations RRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRELATIONS!!! lolitrollu  .... See??? :omfg: It won't let me write it correctly!!! :stare: :stare: :stare:
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:iconastralseed:
Astralseed Featured By Owner May 20, 2014  Professional General Artist
:lol:
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:iconthegalleryofeve:
TheGalleryOfEve Featured By Owner May 20, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
:icongigglenodplz:
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:iconmoonbeam13:
Moonbeam13 Featured By Owner May 20, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
There is already a CR (Community Relations) Newsletter :D She is speaking of a regular Community Operations one <3
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:iconthegalleryofeve:
TheGalleryOfEve Featured By Owner May 20, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Ohh yes, you're right!!! :blush: :excited: 

It is indeed a great idea :love: I think a newsletter like that would help us all feel closer :iconloveloveplz: ... So yes :giggle: the trivia thing then would work perfectly for that kind of newsletter!!! :icongrinstareeyesplz:
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DMD-CT Featured By Owner May 20, 2014  Professional General Artist
I like the way you think Eve! Giggle 
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:iconthegalleryofeve:
TheGalleryOfEve Featured By Owner May 20, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
:iconhurrplz: I'm full of thoughts aren't I??? :icongrinstareplz:
Thank you my dear Denise!!! :giggle:
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:iconnosugarjustanger:
nosugarjustanger Featured By Owner May 20, 2014
How about overseas jobs opening? :eyes:

Perhaps a lighter side of the community as well, like "Top 10 iconic moments of dA" (Guatemala Day anybody?) or other thematic articles, would catch my interest.
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:iconbeccajs:
BeccaJS Featured By Owner May 20, 2014   Writer
Sounds awesome to me, especially with the comic tidbits. :)
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:iconfarand:
Farand Featured By Owner May 20, 2014
I like those ideas very much!
Statistics aren't important to me... that said, I do like to look at them. I'm curious! :paranoid:
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DMD-CT Featured By Owner May 20, 2014  Professional General Artist
A newsletter would be great! Maybe you can go into detailed description about things like how to suggest DD's. I'm a moderator at GetDailyDeviations and there are a lot of people who don't know about the 6 month rule and things of that nature. You can also have tips for suggesting like: If the artist already received a DD from a certain CV six months ago, don't suggest them to that CV twice in the same term. You can also inform users about how to check if someone already has a DD by clicking "all" on the gallery page and scrolling to the bottom where it says " see daily deviations." It would also help to mention how it can take up to a month for a suggestion to be featured...etc.  Things of this nature maybe aren't discussed as much as they should be and I think it would alleviate a lot of confusion, especially for the volunteers. 
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:iconfourteenthstar:
fourteenthstar Featured By Owner May 20, 2014
DD's are the realm of Moonbeam13 and the community volunteers team - there's a plethora of information about this stuff out there on the communityrelations group too :)
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:iconbeccajs:
BeccaJS Featured By Owner May 20, 2014   Writer
You might want to contact communityrelations and Moonbeam13's team of awesome for that one :)
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:icondmd-ct:
DMD-CT Featured By Owner May 20, 2014  Professional General Artist
Thanks! :-)
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:iconelectricjonny:
electricjonny Featured By Owner May 20, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Hey, long time no read =P

I definitely think a news letter—of any sort—would be useful/helpful/liked here. Even general stuff, like descriptions of each department (the terms, like marketing and product, often confuse me) or interviews (like how a staff's day goes) would be cool.

Also, is it "dAmn" still? I had thought that term was changed to "chat". I remember reading "formally dAmn" or something similar in a HQ journal once. (I never liked that dAmn was used to describe chats, since doesn't it also refer to the forums and shoutbox)? =P
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:iconfourteenthstar:
fourteenthstar Featured By Owner May 20, 2014
It'll always be dAmn to me :nana:

:D
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:iconelectricjonny:
electricjonny Featured By Owner May 20, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Haha, yes I think that term is just ingrained into some people.  It'll always be just "chats" for me ;P
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:icondaghrgenzeen:
Daghrgenzeen Featured By Owner May 20, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
:#1:
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:iconendorell-taelos:
Endorell-Taelos Featured By Owner May 20, 2014   General Artist
I think it should be interesting to read! I think there could be help topics in there too, like where to find the help desk/how to contact the help desk and so forth.  :nod: :love:
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:iconfourteenthstar:
fourteenthstar Featured By Owner May 20, 2014
ewm and I will certainly discuss including a help desk section, thanks :)
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:iconfarand:
Farand Featured By Owner May 20, 2014
A help desk section is a great idea, of course! Would you and ewm also consider a foreign language help section (even though it's not official)? I'm thinking of groups like DACipher, InternationalFAQ, and a Spanish group I can't remember the name of (I think Thiefoworld was involved with it?) :)
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:iconthiefoworld:
Thiefoworld Featured By Owner May 20, 2014
I think you mean noticias, the group has fell inactive unfortunately :c 
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:iconfarand:
Farand Featured By Owner May 20, 2014
Thank you, yes, that's the one!
It's a shame to hear that! :o Any chance of its being revived?
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:iconthiefoworld:
Thiefoworld Featured By Owner May 20, 2014
I don't know to be honest, I'm no longer part of the group. I would to see it active once again though! Maybe you could poke Pascua-Tanya about it ;)
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:iconfarand:
Farand Featured By Owner May 20, 2014
Pascua-Tanya left a comment on noticias on 1 April:

comments.deviantart.com/4/6632…

So I'm guessing she's around :p I send the group a request to affiliate with InternationalFAQ :nod:
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Pascua-Tanya Featured By Owner May 20, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hello

I have seen the request and I accepted. However, need three votes to complete the request and unfortunately the other administrators of the group are absent. Someone else usually enter from time to time but I think it is not enough to complete the three votes. If the request expire out before finishing vote, I send to InternationalFAQ an application for affiliation. Sorry about that same thing happens when I have to accept deviations because the votes are not enough and people complain that his art was not accepted. I can not change the settings of noticias because I am Contributor so I have no access to Manage Members :(.

However, I have another Spanish-speaking group that is responsible for providing support and assistance in Spanish on dA. We answer the questions that users have about some function on dA. The group is Ayu-dA. Here I can accept an application quickly because I'm the founder of the group (the original founder left me in charge after he had to leave dA for personal reasons).

The group noticias has a section where there are Spanish translations of some of the FAQs about the rules of the site:

noticias.deviantart.com/galler…

Ayu-dA also has a FAQs section in Spanish:

ayu-da.deviantart.com/gallery/…

There are also many tutorials about dA on Spanish.
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:iconendorell-taelos:
Endorell-Taelos Featured By Owner May 20, 2014   General Artist
No problem. :D 
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:icontahog:
Tahog Featured By Owner May 20, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
It would be awesome to have a newsletter :la: I think everything you mentioned would be interesting :P
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