Here's an update. Life, responsibilities, and general things about becoming all grown up happened. I sincerely hope y'all can forgive me!
I'm sure you have seen submissions in your dA home page from this group and that makes me so happy that we're finally sending you updates on all the LGBTQIA art and artists that come our way!
So, start submitting your ART and we'll deliver it to all our watchers! That was the last exclamation point, I swear.
I would like to finish this section of the journal, by asking you all what you'd like to see here? Would y'all like maybe a Letter a Week deal? Where we encourage art that features each letter of the LGBTQIA spectrum? I also though about Ace Week, which is a part of the community that is usually overlooked and ignored. Also maybe feature artists and present their stories here. Or journal-base "workshops" on pronouns! All these could start with simple journal entries from our part but are amazing when it comes to starting healthy open and respectful conversations!
Leave your comments and suggestions below! (I lied. There were plenty more exclamation points left)(shameless self-promotion time: UkeAgent21 on Tumblr Twitter and Insta)
Also, we're going through applications that have already been submitted but the spots are still OPEN!
(for a bit more)Our Gallery Moderator's (GMs) main job is to, well, moderate the galleries. They vote on submissions, migrate older deviations, make sure everything is in the right category and enforce gallery rules. They reply to group notes as well.</b>
Because they deal with "customer service" unlike the other positions they also can enforce our etiquette rules; they may also participate in art, writing, CSS, contest-creating, etc. They are a bit of a "general moderator" really. But their duty is the galleries.
Someone who is active, on every few days at least and spending some of it helping us out (voting on pieces, answering notes, looking for great LGBT art to submit).
Someone who is very polite and friendly even when confronted with an aggravating person, willing to communicate with members and not afraid to tell a person to resubmit to a category or tell them why a piece was denied (and such things).
Someone who will review the galleries unbiased; they will vote using our expectations, not their own.
Someone who is a part of the LGBTQIAP-etc community and not just a sympathizer.
Someone who has been with daPride for a while.
Someone who has good grammar and spelling, and has good attention to detail; should be able to pick up if a piece is submitted to the wrong category, in example.
Someone who knows deviantART's policies well.
Someone who knows their way around the group system already.
Someone who is 18 or above in age.
Need not apply
Someone who is 15 and under.
Someone who hasn't been on dA longer than half a year.
Please remember fill in this application via note to daPride, titled "Staff Application for Gallery Moderator".
Please tell us a bit about yourself in addition to the below form, and why you are applying to become a moderator. Let us know if you have any previous experience moderating, and if so, who for, for how long, and why did you leave the team if you have.
How you fit into the LGBTQIAP community:
How long have you been with deviantART:
How long you have been with daPride:
Do you fit the expectations we posted? If not, which ones don't you fit?
Why should you be moderator?
Facebook or other social media profile link (recommended):