Alright I'm gona break the ice a bit more...
Here it goes...!
I was just hanging out online the other day and an old friend of mine shows up. [no names...]
Well he is an old time favorite artist of mine and does some of the best artwork I've ever seen.
So I ask what he has been doing and he shows me his personl gallery. Thus I wondered " what the hell is going on with this here? Why is your work being sent to your personal gallery I asked? He says well it was rejected from the regular gallery. I said you got to be kidding me!" All of his work is done completely with photoshop and to boot that he is a listed photoshop expert with Adobe. It blew me away when work as good as that was placed in the personal gallery where I did not even now it was there till he told me about it. That and being that there is so much other work I see on a regular basis in the regular galley. Which is none other than just photo manipulation or render through graphics engines. No true hard work with layers and tools in exact form with photoshop. [ Which I consider to be true works of art! ] Not to say there is not some there as with said artist like Vlad or Adni18. Many others also ... but my point was lost with this person as to why all of his new postings where being sent to his personal gallery. Oh and one more thing " He really did not care what happened here on WC anyway. Being that he was getting better results with art sites like Deviantart and the like. "
Myself here lately I've not been using much of the wallpaper placed in the regular gallery. Seems to be always the same artist with the same kind of stuff all the time. So I resort to using wallpaper from art sites like Inter Facelift and Stock Exchange. That or some that I have created here for myself and not posted anywhere at all.
But my true point is this here " Hell I hate to be missing some new artist I never heard of yet due to the fact his work is placed in a personal gallery.
My true idea is this " We always seem to be able to start up a new gallery in the main page if we have 20 or so postings there to be put up for others to see. Why can't we have a new postings library for the personal galleries. Where it allows for so much of just the new postings to be placed there as like links to those personal galleries with a said thumbnail shot and the like as would be in any other gallery. Thus as new stuff is posted the older postings are removed to make place for the new. It would only take about three pages for that maybe? [ unless someone like Webgizmos post a new gallery completely] oh man... But...
It is just an idea for some resolution to the problem of being able to see everything that is on this site at a glance without having to blunder around to links and pages with almost all the same stuff everyday. For seemingly there are some that are not posting because of it also and that really makes it bad.
I'm not going to compare sites or nothing either. But if you look at some of the other large art sites. They do have a new postings page and it usually links with a personal gallery. That really looks good and the members at the site really like it a lot also.
Then we have this thing as what is called in this forum as " Lets blame it on the moderator! " Oh man give me a break... These guys do this stuff for free service to the site for everyone. They have a really hard job too doing this. They get the blame and as I see it the flames in doing so. Ya right - lets see how good anyone else would be at it. They would do the same or worse. More likely even worse.
The Mods do their very best I know. But could we not give them some tools? Like maybe a community effort to rate personal galleries. That may have an artwork that would be nice to have placed or lets change that word to " presented " into the regular gallery. Thus after said community ratings said artwork is asked by moderator to be placed in the regular gallery by sending notice to said artist.
" Heck - I'd like to get one of those notices!"
So then you got a place where everyone can see or find what is being posted to whoevers gallery and if it is any good. Plus in the same place you have a rating for if it is good enough for the regular gallery. But also that leaves it to where we as the community works together with our moderators to help them pick out what everyone sees as being a good work of art. The community helps it's moderators work toward having the better artwork for the better art site. ...
Well there it is I broke the ice a bit. Next time I'll get a bigger hammer out and see if I can get the glacier to move some. But I hope none of this steps on anyones toes too hard. If so - hey sorry man... just my really so called idea though to help find away to fix this thing better. Better than having someone I know of try and get away from other hard work he is doing to address the other problems with stuff not working on the site. But he will get things done no matter I'm sure.
Just really hope this happens. It could make this a really good place where we get to see everything at a glance and not have to spend all my time figuring where and who to search for new stuff all the time.
that's it.. for me today.
Thank you and keep trying...