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.
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.
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.
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. :/
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
It is possible to unwatch deviations and to just browse the gallery when you feel like it. 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.
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.
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
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.