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Hello to all our wonderful members and gallery contributors! I have been co-admining this group for almost two years now and I've got a few things that need to be said.

First of all, I appreciate all of your support and am proud to help curate one of the best 'male appreciation' galleries here on deviantArt. We have grown to be one of the largest out there. Out of all of them out there, I think we are probably the best as far as content and selectivity goes. So many of you are incredibly talented and I want to thank you all for being a part of our group and allowing us to showcase your work.

Next, I need to set aside the nice gloves for a second and give a small minority of you and would-be members a heart-to-heart.

When the group founder passed this group along to us he gave us a pretty good rule to go by: quality over quantity. And though we admins may have slightly different opinions on how we go about this, the bottom line is that we are an overall moderately to highly selective group. On an average day I get about 25 submissions and of those I might choose a quarter of them or less. If your work does not get included in our gallery, I am sorry and it is nothing personal against you or your artwork.  Myself and my co-admins are just doing our jobs and exercising our right to quality control. You may not agree and you may be upset, but that's just how it is. And I realize there aren't really submission guidelines here but allow me to spell some common sense out for everyone:

-Submit your work ONCE. We are having an increasing amount of resubmission. If your work doesn't show up in the gallery within a few days, sorry charlie. And no, I didn't make a mistake. If I did I find the work and manually add it to the gallery. Let me drive this point home: DO. NOT. RESUBMIT.

-Though I don't believe we have submissions limits or perhaps they're just very liberal, please do not submit 10 pictures at once of the same thing/subject. I really don't like having to go through the 15 poses of the same model (one of each in color and black & white, no doubt) and picking my two favorites. Narrow your submissions down to one, two or three at a time unless you have several UNIQUE images.

-I am open to suggestions from you all but just know, if you are unhappy with our artwork, you can unsubscribe at any time.

-There are about 100+ other male beauty/appreciation groups out there, some of them a lot larger than ours, some of them are much less selective and some are much more selective out there. You have plenty of other avenues to get your artwork out there. We stand out because we are moderately selective and by the types of work we showcase.

-If we decline your work please spare us childish messages bitching about it. You are not entitled to anything here. It's actually kind of funny to get these comments or notes of outrage, and also a bit puzzling.

-If we decline your work and you decide to leave the group as a result, good riddance. If you only joined us to try and plug your own stuff and not enjoy and support your fellow artists, you don't belong here anyways.

OK nice gloves back on. This needed to be said and I'm sorry that it may be a bit blunt, but let me assure you the vast majority of our members do not fall into any of these categories. We love you all and please keep the great works coming!
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Mo0nX Featured By Owner Edited Sep 7, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
All the things I submited expired again . They didn't got declined they expired.
So can somebody tell me if you guys doing ur job anymore? I dont like how my deviations expires.
If I don't get a good reason I'll just leave, I mean look at all those contribuitors this group have I find it hard to believe no one actually bothered to accept my deviations after such long time .
rainyneptunus Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
I am the onlyreally  active admin of this group. beachelf gets on here a few times a month. Contributors do not have the clearance to accept submissions, so the number of them is irrelevant. Also, I usually see the submissions that have expired, in which case I go to the dev an submit it myself. I have yet to see any expired submissions from you on here (I think it takes like a week or two for it to get there anyways). So this may be a dA/user error. I have a life and a REAL job outside of dA, yet I still manage to get on and review submissions once or twice a week, well inside the timeframe for expirations. Stop making assumptions and demands and acting entitled. This is a serious group which is as active and as highly selective as it sees fit (with an audience of over 2000 people). If that isn't enough/If you want to throw a fit about it/want to threaten me with the *gasp* "insult" of leaving, BYE!
Mo0nX Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
nobody's threating you dude. No one is going to wait 1 week for only you to accept some deviations.
Hire some other co-founder to help you with it or give contribuitors the ability to accept and stop whining about being threaten. I came here to bitch up with a reason . And just in case it took 4 days to get answered so I assume you didn't realized I left already .
Oh and for the record that audiance means nothing if the group isn't active .
rainyneptunus Featured By Owner 1 day ago  Hobbyist Photographer
You are still trying to boss me around. STOP. I don't owe you shit. Nothing. If you didn't like it you were more than welcome to leave. And you did. And I lost zero sleep over it. But what you don't get to do is come and fucking tell me how to do anything. So fucking get lost. You are the first person in my three years in this group to have an issue with waiting more than 3 days for a submission to get accepted. I'm not whining about anything, you are the one making demands of me with a hilarious sense of entitlement. I do not work for you, or anyone. This group's 1400+ members and 2000+ watchers also don't go throwing a shit fit when one of thousands of groups on dA goes THREE days without reviewing submissions. Go tell one of the other hundreds of groups you submit your work to how to run their shit and leave us alone here.

Oh, and for the record we are active. Just because not everyone spends 4 hours a day on deviant art like you doesn't make them inactive.
Oh, and for the record I review about 50 to 100 submissions per week.
Oh, and for the record we still get about 10 new watchers/members per week.
Oh, and for the record, an audience of 2050 people see those submissions (don't understand your logic there on how that means nothing...).
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Mo0nX Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
is this group still active?
rainyneptunus Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Mo0nX Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Ok because some of my deviations expired . not even got declined or accepted but expired.
rainyneptunus Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Apologies. I usually get on once or twice a week but sometimes I miss it. Please resubmit all expired submissions.
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BluerainBlue Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2014   Traditional Artist
Thank you very much.
Greatly appreciated. :)
Arianwynt Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2014  New member Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you for accepting :)
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