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We received a number of comments saying we accept too much art, thus flooding members/watchers with notifications. Should we reduce our submission limits? 

47%
388 deviants said Leave as is (2 submissions/day)
47%
385 deviants said Reduce limits (1 submission/day)
6%
51 deviants said Other (Please comment)

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:iconwarriorsrulee:
WarriorsRulee Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2013  Student General Artist
Raise it. Three a day.
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:iconnicegamer4real:
NiceGamer4Real Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
I don't really mind. I just put on some of my favorite soundtracks, like Pendulum, then browse away.
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:iconjv9ufxcy:
jv9ufxcy Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
It's a big group, so people complaining about a large amount of submissions will only make the group harder for the artists to use.
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:icontesa-studio:
Tesa-studio Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
my thoughts exactly.
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:iconyuriwolf:
YuriWolf Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I changed my mind, the art is a bit too much, I'm unable to check all the art that comes in, even tho I would like to see some of it, I say reduce it. :3
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:iconvunlinur:
Vunlinur Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2013  Student Digital Artist
I don't follow my mailbox no matter how much i want to, so doesn't matter for me.
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:iconofretoshreddero:
OfretOshredderO Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh wow, close enough vote guys?

I say leave as is, but... you guys have it out for ya.
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:iconfaithwalkers:
FaithWalkers Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2013  Professional General Artist
Once or twice a week?
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:iconnova225:
Nova225 Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2013
Before, it was 2-per-folder/day.

Now, I say it should be 3or4 total/day. That way, most people can still submit the good stuff they find, while having the 'limit' in mind (but not irritated too much by it).
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:iconbeckiergb:
BeckieRGB Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
People joining MLP art groups should know what they're getting themselves into. :) Keep accepting as many as you're able and willing. :)
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:iconpaladin-drakkenwolf:
Paladin-Drakkenwolf Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2013  Professional General Artist
crap, my previous comment was supposed to be for the shipping poll...

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:iconpaladin-drakkenwolf:
Paladin-Drakkenwolf Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2013  Professional General Artist
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:iconprorrie:
prorrie Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2013  Student Artist
I'd like just the normal rate it should, then I always have a pony folder to enjoy. c:
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:iconkixalin:
Kixalin Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2013
dont mind at all. like some people say, its easy to just delete the whole bunch with one click. And this is just something that makes this group this group

Less is good, stay as is is good as well
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:iconsilnev:
Silnev Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2013
I think you should make this decision yourself then just update everyone with a journal describing what has changed instead we get a situation like this where everyone just chooses to not change anything rather than address the problem. In any case I chose 1 a day but I think 1 or 2 a week would be the best solution. I'm just saying I just looked at my inbox and this group is almost at 4000 images since I joined... i think that speaks for itself.
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:iconphyrexianrevoker:
phyrexianrevoker Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
One every two days...
Seriously...
I leave for a few days and now I have +3000 deviations
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:iconbronygirl2111:
BronyGirl2111 Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2013   Artist
i think 4 submissions per day is fine and i am sick of my box being fill with like 278 messages a day
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:iconsundog232:
sundog232 Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
10 a day
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:iconrenaissancepony:
renaissancepony Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
what you should do (if possible) is allow the 2 submissions per day, but somehow limit how many pictures get posted a day.(im not sure how this works)

like submitting gets u put on a waiting list, and a certain, manageable number of pics get posted a day.

that is if there is an easy way to do it

that way the pictures would still be looked at yet no overflow
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:iconpix3m:
Pix3M Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2013   Digital Artist
The goldilocks area for how much gets into the group is never the same for everyone.

On one extreme, some groups have an intention of trying to give even the little artists some exposure, so they will openly accept anything. Of course, being able to accept so much stuff will inevitably result in lower quality of submissions in general.

On the other extreme, some groups seek to seek only top-notch works. Those groups tend to attract a significant amount of watchers compared to number of members, but being so picky inevitably results in the group ironically not getting as much exposure as they can from just not catering to so much people. People tend to join (and watch) groups to give themselves more exposure.
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:iconacreative4u:
ACreative4u Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2013
Hinestly I don't mind. It's easy to take a quick look than deete it all at once.
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:iconwendy-the-creeper:
Wendy-the-Creeper Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2013   Digital Artist
I'm thinking that maybe there should either be stricter quality control, or somehow work on a schedule of somesort that doesn't quite flood a person's inbox as much. For example: You could approve a certain amount of artwork per hour, instead of approving it all at once.
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Singingportrate Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I say 2 a day, I have 968 notifications, and 639 are from here, but hey. I don't really mind to be honest.
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StarlitStables Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
it is fine as 2/day but i think the problem is too many people submitting. and its fine if there are to many, we can't ban people or not let them join. if people are overflowed, then just delete them.
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:iconyuriwolf:
YuriWolf Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I like it at 2 each day.
People are so picky these days
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:icondragon-of-fury:
Dragon-of-fury Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
2 a day is too many? People are so picky these days
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:iconcjfinnegan:
CJFinnegan Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Don't change a thing. I love browsing through all the pony pic.
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:iconmelody-note:
Melody-Note Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Well, I believe it should be as many as people want.
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:iconlakword:
Lakword Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Do not change anything. Its just fine. I enjoy watching some nice art after I come back from work. Just dont put any porn things and its all ok
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:iconpinkiepi314:
PinkiePi314 Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Theres also the option to turn off notifications from groups.
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:iconvelexane:
Velexane Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Exactly! That's what I've done, and then I come to the group to check the galleries when I think of it. c:
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:iconrayrunnels:
RayRunnels Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Let people share their art. It's always nice to see what others have to offer. ^^
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caycowa Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2013
I'm happy with the current amount.
I just want to say that I don't think reducing it from 2 to 1 will do much with a group this large. Say there's 500 submissions a day. How many people submitted those? If its 250 then reducing the amount would get us to only 250 submissions a day, nice reduction. But if its 400 people, then there'll be 400 submissions.

I think we'd still have similar amounts of submissions overall, even if some individual days amounts are reduced. If someone is submitting six pictures a week, they'll still be submitting six pictures a week, they just won't be able to do so in three days. :/
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Tesa-studio Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I'd Leave it at 2 per day, I see it as a sign of how large and healthy the group is (though I do agree about some lack of quality)
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:iconfenwolf2003:
Fenwolf2003 Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2013
I wish there just wasn't as much shite coming through.
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:iconimmortaltanuki:
ImmortalTanuki Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
There is an over abundance, yes. This is not about laziness or other claims I have been reading. It is about quality and quantity of work. People submit to these groups not only to share in a community, but to seek some exposure and through exposure, feedback and constructive critique. That rarely happens when the inbox has over 100 submissions per day.

I have long-since turned off notifications for submissions from this group which is a bummer because I /want/ to watch. But the sheer flood of submissions every single day is tiring. Especially when there is no real standards of quality. Asking that the submission limit be lowered a little per week is not going to wreck anything. Honestly, why would people be submitting 3 or 4 per day anyways? They should be picking their best work to submit and if they want other pictures to be seen, they can link them directly in their descriptions. That is exactly how I have found many good pics.

I would love to be able to turn on notifications here once more.
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Tesa-studio Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
In response to your "why would people be submitting 3 or 4 per day anyways?" Comment, while I don't have time to draw as much as I would like I usually only scan them into the computer once I have several so that I end up with quite a few to submit in a day. is this true for everyone, Probably not.
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:iconimmortaltanuki:
ImmortalTanuki Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
That may be, but it is still an over-saturation to submit a clutch of them one after the other to any group. Works can be spaced out among many days or even weeks. Especially if you are the sort that only scans once in a while. Doing can actually generate more attention if done so. It gives individual submissions separate attention and can allow things to sink in better. It also does not eclipse others who are only submitting one by burying them under a flood.
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Tesa-studio Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I see your point but it seems the "1 per day" is really based on 24 hour period, making it kinda aggravating to submit them that way, sometime make me wonder why bother. Depending on timing it can sometimes end up taking a week to get everything submitted to one group. though I can't completely disagree with a limit on a group like this that has over 17,000 members
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:iconimmortaltanuki:
ImmortalTanuki Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
That's my point. I don't people should be submitting /everything/ to a single group. If their work is spaced out by weeks, then sure. But those who seem to be submitting their entire gallery in a rush is partly what causes these floods.

As I suggested, they should be picking their best one or two. Then, they can showcase the links to other similar works or folders in the description of the pieces they are highlighting in groups. This would save a lot on the risk of eclipsing other artists in the community and shining the artist themselves in a good light by putting their best work forward rather than /all/ of it.
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IndigoGiraffe11 Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2013
It isn't necessary to change just because people can't be bothered to stop watching the deviations from this group. I personally enjoy looking through the messages because it kills time and there are some really good pieces of art.
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:iconzacorasfollower:
zacorasfollower Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2013
I believe you should only allow 4 submissions/day
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:iconcrida:
Crida Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
More like one per week. It is really impossible to keep track if you have a life. ;)
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:iconskyheavens:
SkyHeavens Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Yeah, I get a lot in my inbox so I think it's a good idea to reduce it to 1 per day. :)
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SomniumAstrum Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2013
It is possible to unwatch deviations and to just browse the gallery when you feel like it. :p That's what I do with most of my groups now, just because I'm in so many of them. Also one of my other groups leaves submissions sitting there for a week or two and then accepts about 200 all at once. Gah.
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:iconrainbowpie16:
RainbowPie16 Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2013  Student General Artist
You shouldn't have to change the limitations because some lazy people won't change the settings on deviantwatches. I say that you are doing just fine, and you should focus on more important stuff. The lazy people need to get off their butts and change their settings.
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:iconrockingquix:
RockingQuix Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2013  Student General Artist
You dont have to change a thing just because people cant simply change their settings to not show or get deviations from this group, or simply mange them more often. Why should the group suffer just cause people are lazy and want things done their way. =:3
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:iconbura-san:
Bura-san Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2013  Student General Artist
Ive seen that message and it is just a message saying that all the groups submit too many deviations and except too many people into their group... i think nothing of it...
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:iconjoyfulinsanity:
JoyfulInsanity Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2013  Student Digital Artist
I say reduce it to 2 because it stops the whole flooding and it's good for quality control. If you have 2 submission limit per day then if makes the people who are submitting have to show off their best work.
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Roxanne13579 Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
It currently already is 2 submissions per day. That's why that option says 'leave it as it is'
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