I have come to terms with the fact that I'm not going to be able to manage this group like I would like to. It's a simple fact that, even when I have the time, for whatever reason, DA does not always load like it should and more often than not, no images load after the first 15 images or so. I have no idea what causes this, but I'm apparently not the only member with this issue.
So, to keep your submissions from expiring, I'm changing things up a bit, based on what I've seen work for other groups.
From now on, no one will be allowed to submit to the Gallery. HOWEVER! there are new folders in the Favourites that correspond to the Gallery folders. This may seem like a bit of a pain, but to balance that, all submissions to Favourites will be automatically accepted. No more waiting for me to accept. Instead, whenever DA is working for me, I'll go through the Favourites that you've submitted and invite the ones that I would've accepted if they'd gone through the Gallery. Nothing else will change. The submission limit is still the same. Non-members can still submit to their appropriate folder. The Favourites Feature folder will still be reserved for those awesome images that didn't make it into the gallery for one reason or another. I really hope this helps save the group until DA and my computer are on better speaking terms.
Please feel free to leave your comments and concerns below. I'm pretty sure that I have the controls set as needed, but if you're having any difficulty whatsoever, leave that below, too, or send a note to Dorothy-T-Rose
Thank you all!