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Stage is yours. What do you think about our job as gallery moderators? (honest critique pls) 

47%
270 deviants said Everything's okay, You've been doing a good job so far.
41%
238 deviants said Dunno...!
9%
52 deviants said Could be better (tell me what should be improved)!
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17 deviants said What I really think is... (comment)

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:iconterminate421:
Terminate421 Featured By Owner May 9, 2009
Not bad as a moderator but you should try to keep a "edit journal" hot button that automatically allows you to edit the journal rather than "click journal, click the entry, edit this entry"
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:icontaenaron:
taenaron Featured By Owner May 10, 2009   Digital Artist
:O?
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:iconkirz:
kirz Featured By Owner May 9, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
I don't feel that you guys are running things badly at all. Everything seems to be going smooth and you guys rock. Also more contests that everyone has been asking about would be pretty damn cool! :D
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:icontaenaron:
taenaron Featured By Owner May 10, 2009   Digital Artist
:) soon!
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:iconkirz:
kirz Featured By Owner May 11, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
Woo! :D
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:iconbishopbluewaters:
bishopBlueWaters Featured By Owner May 8, 2009
:thumbsup: Gud job so far I think!
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:icontaenaron:
taenaron Featured By Owner May 10, 2009   Digital Artist
;)
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:iconbillndrsn:
billndrsn Featured By Owner May 8, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
YOU'R DOING GREAT JOB!!!...:)
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:icontaenaron:
taenaron Featured By Owner May 10, 2009   Digital Artist
thx :)
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:iconbillndrsn:
billndrsn Featured By Owner May 10, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
:nod:
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:icongrungetv:
GrungeTV Featured By Owner May 8, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
You're doing a great job so far!! I wouldn't have the time myself, so keep up the good work!! ;)
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:icontaenaron:
taenaron Featured By Owner May 10, 2009   Digital Artist
:)!
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:iconnickch87:
NickCh87 Featured By Owner May 8, 2009  Student
good job...
i've modded on other sites, not galleries, and have my own, know how difficult it is to please the viewers and keep everything still flowing so it doesn't just shrivel up and die...
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:icontaenaron:
taenaron Featured By Owner May 10, 2009   Digital Artist
:)
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:iconnickch87:
NickCh87 Featured By Owner May 10, 2009  Student
*thumbs up* :D
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:iconjackkoho:
jackkoho Featured By Owner May 8, 2009
Seriously, my one beef with you guys as gallery moderators is that you can't select your own pieces as DD's. I wish there were a solution to that, but I realize that there's really not.
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:icontaenaron:
taenaron Featured By Owner May 10, 2009   Digital Artist
lol that's a pity :D

But actually we could! :giggle:
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:icondemosthenesvoice:
DemosthenesVoice Featured By Owner May 8, 2009
i am in full support of you guys. with the amount of DD's given, and to a lot of people who really deserved them but never got the attention before, im really happy to see our space art corner of dev getting some more, well deserved attention (and im not just being bias :P).
I really think you guys are working on taking this genre to the next level, and dong a damn good job so far. so keep it up. i know a lot of people who are behind you guys 100%.
but yea, contests sounds fun too. :P
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:icontaenaron:
taenaron Featured By Owner May 10, 2009   Digital Artist
hehe we're working on it :) thanks!
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:iconjulian-faylona:
Julian-Faylona Featured By Owner May 8, 2009
i really don't know about the whole matter... but somehow i have to agree with *Warflight. DA has a habit of ignoring people all the time...

last time i did emailed the appropriate people to volunteer as moderator (with the appropriate protocols) but it seems that its not going anywhere... i find it ironic that even with the help & FAQ, the upper ups in DA just don't give a damn most of the time...

so what's the point of it all?

i'm not saying all admins and mods a bad... but you are an example of what good is left here in DA and i hope you keep it that way for others as well.
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:icontaenaron:
taenaron Featured By Owner May 10, 2009   Digital Artist
hmmm dA has to deal with 9,000,000 deviants. That are a lot of opinions, wishes and thoughts. Hmmm and the volunteers spending their free-time for dA. If you got 200+ notes per day it's hard to respond to every single one (imagine a 8h work-day and some family-life).

But I understand your point of view. :)
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:iconjulian-faylona:
Julian-Faylona Featured By Owner May 10, 2009
yes that's true actually! we can't blame them either... :)
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:iconwarflight:
Warflight Featured By Owner May 8, 2009  Professional Photographer
I don't know... part of me wants to be mad at gallery moderators over the "Pin Ups" and part of me wants to be mad ad dA in general over it... dA has a definition of what is a "pin up" that is really not the definition from ANY source, dictionary, encyclopedia, or even the public... dA's definition is the only place I have EVER seen such a narrow definition... one that excludes even Betty Page from being a Pin Up model (yes, the definition would exclude the "Queen of Pin Up" as a "pin up" model)

I tried addressing this to the help desk (which really should be called "desk" because they not only didn't read the e-mail I sent, but then rubbed in the not reading it by addressing the letter as something else entirely, making me feel... well... very much ignored) and well...

I have done a lot of "pin ups" lately... the style they are in, the poses, every thing about them... and the moderator removed them from the "pin ups" because the hair style was a retro 60s style, and not a retro 40s style. It was just one of those things where, like I said, I wanted to blame the moderator of "Pin Ups" for being ignorant on what a "pin up" style is, but, I can't really, because the moderator was supporting the ignorance of dA, and their false impression, and ignorant definition of what a "Pin Up" is...

It is damn frustrating, that's for sure.

The worse part is, you can't vent to the moderator, because the moderator doesn't identify which one it is... and you can't vent to dA, because they just send you a form letter back, thanking you for your comments about opinions in the forum (where ever the hell that is)
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:icontaenaron:
taenaron Featured By Owner May 10, 2009   Digital Artist
I don't have any power about the pin up gallery. But I'm sorry for you feeling ignored. :)
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:iconwarflight:
Warflight Featured By Owner May 10, 2009  Professional Photographer
No worries... it's just a small frustration... I've been on this site for a while, have a paid membership, and have bought paid memberships for a LOT of people, and that's so far, been the only real frustration... all and all, I'd say that's pretty good!

Oh, and for those reading this, I still want to encourage folks to gift subscriptions! If you find an artist that you really enjoy, and you want to help support them, or encourage them to do more, buy a print, or donate a subscription! It's a great way to support new artists, and support the art you love!
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:icontidalstorm:
TidalStorm Featured By Owner May 8, 2009
Good, mix of pieces suggested and chosen, so you obviously take time to search around yourself for features.
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:icontaenaron:
taenaron Featured By Owner May 10, 2009   Digital Artist
:)
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:iconcyberoidx:
cyberoidx Featured By Owner May 8, 2009
Love the Space art news, tho the new format isn't as cool as the older one, which just had all the amazing deviations of the month around...
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:icontaenaron:
taenaron Featured By Owner May 10, 2009   Digital Artist
:)
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:icontidalstorm:
TidalStorm Featured By Owner May 8, 2009
They still have sci-fi art of the month, which contains different pieces to those featured as DDs and displayed in the space news.
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:iconthedeviantindigo:
TheDeviantIndigo Featured By Owner May 8, 2009  Professional Photographer
So far I think you've been doing a good job, however. I think some of the gallery moderators, idk who, but I know some aren't doing their jobs. I reported a lage amount of deviations from one gallery, all of them I wanted to be notified of. 50 of them I got back, they were all good. I did a good job with them. All the deviations I reported were the same too mind you. Next thing I know I am banned from reporting and when I ask the help desk why they notifiy me that I have a massive negative reporting count. So whoever was looking through those deviations I reported decided that they didn't want to work anymore on my reports and I ended up getting banned from reporting for a while because the deviations I reported were put against me. And again, they were all the exact same as the 50 or so that I got notifications back on.

So I think that w/e there was wrong, but it's in the past. It's also the reason I haven't repurchased my subscription, because I that really bugged me.

So in the end, I think that to prevent something like that from happening, you either need more gallery moderators, or, you need to look at who you have already and make sure you can trust them. Because if they are getting bogged down by all of the reports and end up doing what they did to me because they don't want to sit there for a long period of time sifting through reports, then you need more people who are in fact willing to do that very thing and sit there and do their job.
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:iconthedeviantindigo:
TheDeviantIndigo Featured By Owner May 8, 2009  Professional Photographer
but other then that most of the mod's are doing a great job :) I just wanted to be honest and give my opinion.
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:icontaenaron:
taenaron Featured By Owner May 10, 2009   Digital Artist
thank you :) the reported images are not solved by the gallery mods. that's up to core staff ;)
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:iconthedeviantindigo:
TheDeviantIndigo Featured By Owner May 10, 2009  Professional Photographer
okey dokey :) ;)
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:iconmisterscourge:
MisterScourge Featured By Owner May 8, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
So far, you've been doing a great job.
But I won't say so for other gallery moderators.
If you need an example, I'm sure others has already given an example so no need for me to show the same thing.
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:icontaenaron:
taenaron Featured By Owner May 10, 2009   Digital Artist
:)
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:iconhypercannon:
HyperCannon Featured By Owner May 8, 2009  Student Interface Designer
I think that its one of those jobs that look all chill on the outside, but theres more to do on the inside :plotting:

Of course I also think you and gucken are doing a wonderful job :)
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:icontaenaron:
taenaron Featured By Owner May 10, 2009   Digital Artist
;) thx
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:iconannetteks:
Annetteks Featured By Owner May 8, 2009
I have never had to deal with it or worry about it. I guess that is a good thing.
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:icontaenaron:
taenaron Featured By Owner May 10, 2009   Digital Artist
hehe ;)
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:iconstarfire-013:
Starfire-013 Featured By Owner May 8, 2009
I hate voting "Dunno" but since I just started +watching you today, it's hard to form an opinion yet. :P
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:icontaenaron:
taenaron Featured By Owner May 10, 2009   Digital Artist
:D that's ok!
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:iconsaphirefenix:
Saphirefenix Featured By Owner May 8, 2009
I think you guys are doing fraking amazing! Keeping everything in line.
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:icontaenaron:
taenaron Featured By Owner May 10, 2009   Digital Artist
:) thx
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:iconscorpidilion:
Scorpidilion Featured By Owner May 8, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
contest ??!!
sonst kann ich mich nich beschweren ^^
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:icontaenaron:
taenaron Featured By Owner May 10, 2009   Digital Artist
jooo bald!
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:iconmacrebisz:
MacRebisz Featured By Owner May 8, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
you are doing great job as gallery moderators :)

but, what about contests or challanges? :D
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:icontaenaron:
taenaron Featured By Owner May 8, 2009   Digital Artist
Contests :salute:
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:iconmacrebisz:
MacRebisz Featured By Owner May 8, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
yeah, contests would be nice :D
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:iconerikshoemaker:
ErikShoemaker Featured By Owner May 8, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
alles super eigentlich, for allem die news article sind ne gute Sache. ;)
Das einzige, was mich ein bisschen stört, hat mit den DDs zu tun. Allgemein fänd ich nen etwas größeren Schwerpunkt auf Originalität und Ideenreichtum gut. Vor allem bei den Planetenbildern.
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