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Could the way a group admin handles declined submissions result in you staying in or leaving a group? 

98 deviants said Yes
41 deviants said No
10 deviants said I'm not a member of any groups

Devious Comments

Itti Featured By Owner May 1, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
It could in theory but I haven't had any too bad experiences yet. One where they acted seemingly very illogically which annoyed me but I liked the community feel of the group too much to leave.
TheCreativeJenn Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
I would say yes to support my previous answer for your previous poll, but I solely believe it depends on if the members are doing their absolute best when it comes to contributing to the group. I can't just blame all on one party and not observe the other side of the story.
TouchedVenus Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
Iffy question for me, but if the admin is rude instead of helpful about it I would probably leave in a heartbeat.
Synfull Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2010
I doubt it would make me leave, but it would make me thing twice about submitting things to the group in the future. i am always in a group for more than gallery submissions, and i wouldn't leave since that would only harm me in the long run by losing the communication passed through the group.
peggymintun Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
I have had my submissions declined by a group before. I figure they have their reasons. If I am curious, I may ask, but I never hassle anyone over it. How they manage their group and the submissions is up to them. I would not leave the group over it.

I sort of think of it like a call for entries in a juried show. You may not get into the show. Hell, more than likely, in real life, you will not get into the show. But, do you call up the juror and hassle them about it? Do you try again...hell yes.
somastardust Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2010  Professional General Artist
yes. just happened recently, as a matter of fact.
it went like this: group consistently declines my submissions > i ask why > i get no response > this happens several times despite my having been a member since it was a goddamn club and they thought i was ok back then, and i re-read the rules to make sure, not to mention the deviations they accept SUCK compared to mine >>> :iconninjavanishplz:
lexiconoclast Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2010
yep, as a matter of fact the way a sumission was declined and my decision to leave the group responds to two of your questions today.

case: i joined #fetishphotography a while back, and submitted what i thought to be my best work from a recent shoot. it was declined, which i ordinarily take as feedback and move on from.


an unsolicited reason was given, "we want to show the 'fun' side of fetish, and your model's expression does not look fun"

i would have preferred no comment or something more generic, or even something along the lines of your image does not meet our standards of quality. this would have encouraged me to improve. i thought the given reason was ridiculous and removed myself from the group. 574 of my almost 800 images are fetish related. i feel like i might have something to offer here. to characterize fetish as needing to appear as fun in the first place was obtuse enough for me to leave the group.

this model's expression does not appear to be on the 'fun' side to me, but hey, it's fucking mastertouch


thanks for letting me vent
RockstarVanity Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2010  Professional Photographer
It seems we've had very similar experiences :nod:
thedaemonspawn Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2010
YES, because I have seen where an admin rejected a submission without offering any kind of reason, and that member immediately left the group.
Damaged927 Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Yes, it absolutely has. I had work declined with zero explanation and when asked I got told "that it is not our job to tell you why your work was declined"...
DraculeaRiccy Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2010  Professional
If most of my work is declined I'll leave the group, because I see no point to be part of a group which doesn't accept my work...
TylersAngel Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2010
so do I :nod:
WolverineAC Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2010  Professional Photographer
If I were accepted or worse invited to a group and my work has been declined more than a few times (or never accepted) with no response/reason and then opening the stack and seeing either art that fits the theme of the group less than mine did or see someone who constantly gets in with less than theme appropiate work simply because they are more popular on the site than I am - then yes, I leave the group. A bit chatty today I know, but you did ask a lot of questions. Ha!
photoswithattitude Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
Stacks have had a dramatic effect on people that watch my work -- I would like to see them turned OFF by default, but allow users to turn them on if they so desire. Mark
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