Hello new members, old members, and ancient members~
Serious question: What do YOU guys want from the group?
I want to make this group more beneficial to all of you, but I'm not quite sure how to start.
I guess I will just start by listing some of the things I can think of that might make the group seem a little more.. hm... useful?
Weekly or Monthly features => Every week (or every month), the admins and myself will go through the galleries to find a few deviations that do not have the recognition they deserve and we will feature those unnoticed talents.
Raffles => No effort needed. Every once in a while, we will host raffles which will be posted on blogs. However, we will not hunt you down to beg you to join the raffle if you miss a few blog entries. A raffle would be our way of expressing appreciation/gratitude for our active members. All you have to do is comment on raffle blogs, and have the chance to win points, free art, llamas... but mostly points.
Critique folder => Do you need some tips on how to improve your art? With the decent amount of members involved in the group, we can offer a variety of useful tips and helpful critiques. The critique folder would not be free though. You would have to pay a submission price (critique one or two preexisting deviations in the folder) and then be able to submit. This way, there will be many critiques available for you.
Weekly/Monthly Theme => For those of you who are running low on ideas, we can provide you with folders for weekly/monthly themes, and you can not only submit to the folder with your interpretation of the theme, but you can also have the chance to win prizes (most emotional, honorable mention, best effort etc.) which DO NOT depend on skill level.
Token of gratitude => Do you have anyone on dA that you really want to thank? Maybe because they have been a loyal/active watcher, admires/praises you constantly, donates points out of the good of their heart, offers you helpful tips to improve your art, and/or faves your entire gallery? And one measly "Thank you" just won't do it? Here's your chance to nominate your dA angel for the Token of Gratitude, for their chance to win a bundle of awesome prizes.
Newsletter => Want to know what's happening around dA? Trending themes, popular giveaways, small contests, big contests? Or maybe you just want to know which groups are active, fun, and worth looking into? What about unnoticed deviants who are amazingly talented, or super nice and friendly to have a chat with? We will include all this information into a nice newsletter that will be submitted weekly/monthly.
Ploints for Prizes: Trade in => Tired of having your art ignored? Want more faves, watches, llamas, critiques, comments on your deviations? We will introduce our ploints (not a typo) for points trade in prices, and you can have your chance to win prizes! You can earn ploints by watching/faving/llamaing (llamaing?)/commenting/critiquing deviants and their deviations. We will keep track of how many ploints you are earning by doing this, and when you have enough ploints, you can trade them in for actual points, art, faves, watches, llamas, critiques, comments etc.
Anything else? Post suggestions, opinions, or votes for the activities in the comments below .
Okay, that's it from me. Sorry for all that reading you guys had to do ^^"
Have a fantastic week~