As you know this group has been dead for quite some time. As of now I've deleted almost all of our gallery folders, and created one "Submit Here" folder. You get 3 submissions per week to that folder, and only 1 vote is required to accept or decline it. I'll be voting, and I'll be a lot more relaxed on the standards we have with what we accept. I won't accept everything, but I'd like to be more welcoming to beginners.
This is just a first step, maybe this group can be reopened for good and have projects again, but as of right now it will only be submissions that will be going on.