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Group Admins - What is the most frequent reason that you decline submissions? 

50 deviants said Low quality
26 deviants said Irrelevant subject matter
20 deviants said Something else? Comment please!
15 deviants said Submission to wrong gallery folder
13 deviants said Wrong medium (eg photos submitted to a poetry group)
6 deviants said Repetitive submissions (eg 3 photos from the same shoot)
3 deviants said Regular submissions when only contest entries (for example) should be submitted
1 deviant said More submissions by the same person as allowed (you can fix this yourself!)

Devious Comments

fmorgana Featured By Owner May 2, 2010
irrelevant subject matters AND when to the wrong folder. but when it's submitted to the wrong folder, usually one of the admin "invites" the piece back in the right folder this time and leave a note for the artist who submitted
KelliRoos Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
It amazes me how people want to submit photos to a traditional watercolor club :no:
Elandria Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2010  Professional General Artist
Normally its purely down to people submitting stuff that doesn't fit the theme or the requirements of the group.
TouchedVenus Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
In the groups I run, I've honestly not had any reason to decline yet, BUT that may because of how super specific the groups are. One is for my husband and I's webcomic which accepts all art done of the characters and even fan characters. The other group is an OC Challenge that only accepts entries for each challenge.
ArtByCher Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2010   Traditional Artist
For my group it's about fallowing the rules on the submissions, which is pretty much what you it could be any :)
lost-angle Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
in the art based group I vote on submissions for, the reason I vote no is usually lower quality or repetitive (I've seen the piece submitted before or it's the same char over and over again in similar poses.
In the resources group I run, I vote no mostly because submissions are art not resources, on occasion I'll vote no when someone submits something that's almost the same as something that's in the gallery.
sidneyeileen Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
The most common reason is placement in the wrong category. In one of the groups where I am a Contributor there are too many submissions to move by hand. In one of the others, the submissions are so few that it's not a problem to hand-move them. In the third group I avoid the problem altogether by only have the "Featured" and a "Tutorials" category, because none of the members cared if the submissions were categorized.

The second most common reason (again, the Contributor group) is multiple submissions of the same item. I will usually accept one view and comment on one of the declined submissions suggesting thumbnails in the Comments section.

Thankfully, none of the groups I admin are particularly concerned with quality. Instead we have special categories for Tutorials, and encourage members to work to improve their skills.
nitchwarmer Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I chose irrelevant subject matter. If it does not coincide with the focus of the group, it will be rejected. I guess Christine and I agree on something.
somastardust Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2010  Professional General Artist
and i have really high standards.
i'd be a tyrant if i had my own group :giggle:
newdawnfades Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2010   Artisan Crafter
Their Damn personal taste...NOT What the group subject IS!! :p Sorry to Rant!
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