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Table of Contents


1. Gallery Clean Up Project
2. Feedback
3. Volunteer Openings
4. Share Your Opinions
5. Community Projects
6. Official Contests
7  Project Educate 2011/2012
8. Art History Project
9. Gallery Description Project
10. News from the Chats and Forums
11. News from the Galleries

1. Gallery Clean-up Project


The Gallery Clean-up Project will focus on literally cleaning up the category tree in several ways. This first part of this project, is all behind the scenes.  Over the years there have been categories that have been "removed", merged, or changed and there are back-end changes that need to be done to fully remove them from the tree. This part will not affect you, and if everything goes properly, you won't even notice it :D

The second part of this will be ensuring that the categories are all accepting the correct file-types.  If there is a file-type that isn't being allowed in a particular category or a change you want to see happen, please contact the Community Volunteer for the gallery or suggest it to me via the Gallery Changes or Addition Requests forum.   I will be updating these as need be.

Next, I will be assessing change requests as well as requests for new additions.  Again, if you want to see changes to the tree, feel free to contact the appropriate Community Volunteer with your suggestion, or leave it on my Gallery Changes or Addition Requests forum.

Please note, that I will be posting information about upcoming changes for your feedback and discussion as your input is valuable :) Keep watching communityrelations for more information about things to come!  Also, the Gallery Description Project mentioned further in the email ties in directly with this clean-up project as well.

2. Feedback


I'm looking for your feedback in regards to the Community Relations Newsletter.  What sort of information would you like to receive in the bi-monthly newsletter? What questions do you want answers? What topics would you like to see discussed? What suggestions do you have to make the newsletter better? Please leave your thoughts and suggestions in the comments below, or email them to me at moonbeam13@deviantart.com  Thank you!!

3. Volunteer Openings in Community Relations


If you're interested in learning more about being a volunteer on deviantART please read FAQ #85: Can I be a volunteer on deviantART?

To see current openings on the Community Relations volunteer team please check this blog

If there isn't a spot open please consider helping out from within the community.  Read How to be a guiding light and shining example by RockstarVanity and So you Want to be a CV by Thiefoworld


4. Share Your Opinions!


I'm actively using my personal forum to try and connect more with the community and I have a series of threads:

:bulletpink: Questions for $Moonbeam13 or Community Relations? Ask here
:bulletpink: Suggestions for deviantART
:bulletpink: Gallery Changes or Addition Requests
:bulletpink: Suggestions for Project Educate


These forums are all accessible from my profile page at Moonbeam13 as well and I will be adding more. I encourage you to speak up and get involved! We're in this together :)

If you have a suggestion for a forum please send me a note! please do not create them yourself as it causes confusion on my page :) :thanks:


5.  Community Projects


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:omg: Want to show your devious pride and get involved in ongoing Community Projects? Check out some of these!


6. Official Contests


:bulletpink: deviantART Related Collaboration Contest - Deadline May 15, 2012
:bulletpink: Dodge Dart Inspired By You Contest - Deadline May 15, 2012
:bulletpink: Freaky Friday Fan Fiction Contest - Deadline May 25, 2012
:bulletpink: A Whole New World Contest - Deadline May 30, 2012
:bulletpink: Childhood Memories Pt - 2 - Deadline May 31, 2012

Please note that all contests end on the deadline stated at 11:59:59 PM PST


7. Project Educate 2011/2012


:bulletblue: Project Educate: Watch the group! projecteducate
:bulletblue: Project Educate: Fetish Week
:bulletblue: Project Educate: Traditional Week
:bulletblue: Project Educate: Community Week
:bulletblue: Project Educate: Typography Week
:bulletblue: Project Educate: Stock and Resources Week
:bulletblue: Project Educate: Community Week
:bulletblue: Project Educate: Icons & Handhelds

8. Art History Project


:bulletblue:  Join / Watch the Group ---> ArtHistoryProject
:bulletblue: How to get Involved!
:bulletblue:
Street Photography - The Origins
:bulletblue: A Visual History of 3D Art
:bulletblue: Body Art - Modern Day
:bulletblue: Impressionism : Pissarro
:bulletblue: Impressionism : Monet

9. Gallery Description Project


Everything you wanted to know about the Gallery Description Project can be read in this blog Please feel free to leave comments, suggestions or feedback there!

10. News from the Chats and Forums


:bulletblue: The LOL Corner 120
:bulletblue: March's Forum Features : Motherly
:bulletgreen: April's Forum Features : Showers ~ Post your deviations now!
:bulletblue: Putting the ART in #devART Vol. 36
:bulletgreen: I Came, I dAmned, I Founded 23
:bulletblue: I Came, I dAmned, I Founded 24

11.  News from the Galleries


:bulletblue: Anime/Manga

:bulletblue: Anthro

:bulletblue: Artisan Crafts

:bulletblue: Body Art & Modification

:bulletblue: Comics & Cartoons

:bulletblue: Community Projects

:bulletblue: Cosplay

:bulletblue: Customization
:bulletgreen: Digital Dolls
:bulletgreen: Emoticons
:bulletgreen: Game Development Art
:bulletgreen: Icons
:bulletgreen: Visualizations
:bulletgreen: Wallpaper

:bulletblue: DeviantART Related


:bulletblue: Digital Art
:bulletgreen: 3-Dimensional
:bulletgreen: Fractal
:bulletgreen: Photomanipulation
:bulletgreen: Pixel Art
:bulletgreen: Stereoscopy
:bulletgreen: Vector
:bulletgreen: Vexel

:bulletblue: Fan Art

:bulletblue: Literature

:bulletblue: Photography
:bulletgreen: Abstract & Surreal
:bulletgreen: Animals, Plants & Nature
:bulletgreen: Architecture
:bulletgreen: Artistic Nude

:bulletgreen:
Conceptual
:bulletgreen: Fetish
:bulletgreen: Horror & Macabre
:bulletgreen: Macro Photography
:bulletgreen: Photojournalism
:bulletgreen:Pinup and Glamor
:bulletgreen: Street
:bulletgreen: Urban & Rural
:bulletblue: Stock & Resources April Updates and Reminders

:bulletblue: Text Art & Typography

:bulletblue: Traditional Art


:bulletgreen: Street Art & Graffiti



The Community Relations team exists to facilitate communication amongst deviantART's administration, volunteers and members. Our goal is to foster creative genius by encouraging artists to grow, collaborate and participate in a friendly and supportive artistic environment.
Watch communityrelations for up to date news and events!
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iingo Featured By Owner May 12, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
aw awesome!!!!
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miontre Featured By Owner May 8, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Awesome article! :la:
Everything looks like it's going great :thumbsup:

I was wondering, will it be possible to receive Daily Deviations for Journal entries in future? Obviously these wouldn't be awarded to personal journals, but to journals which provide really great information, really cool art features, etc.
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Moonbeam13 Featured By Owner May 8, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Who knows what the future holds! I'd like to retain the concept of daily deviations for artwork only but maybe there will be other ways to honor good journals/news items as well :) For now, please favorite them!
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miontre Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
That's fair enough! :) Thanks!
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phoenixleo Featured By Owner May 29, 2012
Thank you so much for this.
Nearly had a black out in my head... :dead:
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jenepooh Featured By Owner May 1, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Yay!!! :dance: :D
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Astrikos Featured By Owner May 1, 2012   General Artist
:heart: dA is amazing!
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Erebiel Featured By Owner May 1, 2012
Worst art evar
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Moonbeam13 Featured By Owner May 1, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
And you would be referring to what exactly?
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