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Here's the reply to my inquiry. Perhaps it will explain. Even if it doesn't, I don't intend to pursue the issue. I'm kinda tired of hunting for answers. If any group members have a problem with their work being removed from our gallery with no explanation, feel free to let me know, and we'll take it from there. The only reason I will ever remove work from a gallery without explanation, is if it is in storage or if the deviant has deactivated their account:

Chris (DeviantArt)

Oct 5, 7:07 AM

By galleries I mean, the gallery folders in your group gallery tab. Now which gallery category they are in on the site itself. :)

Also, are the messages you are seeing from earlier last week? A change was apparently implemented that should have stopped new notifications appearing for deactivated users. These are most likely the pages that return an "oops" page when you try to visit them. If you can provide a link to one of these pages I'd be happy to confirm. If these notifications are old (prior to Wednesday, Oct. 30) then you can deleted them. If, however, you have new deviations leading to Opps pages since then please let me know. Any links and screenshots you can provide would be helpful as well.

Chris Carey
Customer Service Representative
Community Operations


We, and I mean several groups and members,  are experiencing a strange occurrence that I hope is not Halloween related. It seems that deviations are being removed once they have been accepted and added to the groups' galleries.

I have contacted the DA Help Desk, with little success at getting a reasonable explanation. I don't think DA believes me, or is not taking the issue seriously. I take it very seriously if artwork is being ripped from our galleries with no way to track them down. You see, no name is given to indicate who removed the work.

I have managed to track down a couple of artists, who say they are not removing their artwork themselves. And, they say it's happened in other groups. Just so you understand, deviations are NOT being declined because they are unacceptable to the group, but they are disappearing from the galleries.

If any of the members of this group is having their work kicked out of our gallery, please let us know so that we can contact the DA Help Desk. They're probably gone for the weekend now, so it will be next week before they do anything. If you have problems in the meantime, please be patient and understand that we know there is a problem.

You can NOTE me, :iconmelalina:, NOTE the group or just leave a comment below.

Thank you,
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:deviation: Submissions:

Members may submit their work or others' work into the gallery folders.

This folder contains the winning pieces of our contests. Submissions are not allowed.

:bulletyellow: Outstanding Literature:
This folder is for the BEST work in our gallery. Your piece must be voted on and critiqued by 2 staff members to be accepted. One (1) submission per week

:bulletyellow: Prose:
This folder is for all prose, scripts, short stories, etc. We accept all pieces with proper markings that fit our criteria. Three (3) submissions per week.

:bulletyellow: Poetry:
This folder is for all poetry, songs, etc. We accept all pieces with proper markings that fit our criteria. Three (3) per week.

:bulletyellow: Prompts:
This is the writing prompt folder. It only accepts pieces for our prompt. [CURRENTLY CLOSED FOR SUBMISSIONS]

:bulletblue: Novel Folders:
If your prose pieces are categorized as a “Novel”, you may submit three (3) chapters per week to the appropriate folder. After three (3) months of inactivity, your pieces will be moved into the “Prose” folder. If you are interested in extending that time, you may NOTE your request. If you do not meet that deadline, and wish to submit more chapters to the original novel at a later time, you may request that your work be reinstated as a novel. Of course, you will be notified before your piece is moved. As stated, NO work characterized as lewd, base and/or lascivious will be accepted:

:blahblah:Submission Criteria:

--Correct Grammar/Spelling
--Original Work
--No fanfiction, stolen work, or stolen characters allowed.

--Romantic Erotica accepted. NO work characterized as lewd, base and/or lascivious will be accepted:

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LOVE-Original-LIT is a group for artists with original ideas. We encourage the make of original poetry, prose, and story characters. We ask that members here give feedback when faving. It's not manditory, but everyone likes opinions and thoughts on their work. Do not ridicule or insult others work. We ask that members are active in commenting and sharing their ideas, so we can grow and provide positive benefits for everyone here. Welcome!
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cee69 Featured By Owner May 31, 2015  Student Writer
I was wondering if this group is still alive :)

parchmentgirl Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2015  Student Writer
Hi There,

Founder of Love-Original-Lit here, we're very much alive. Feel free to come and join us. :D
cee69 Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2015  Student Writer
Thank you for getting back at me but as you may have guessed...3 months to get back at somebody is way too long. 
I hadn't even remembered I asked if you were still active.

Besides that I'm in the process of leaving dA entirely so I'm gonna pass up anyway.

Good luck running the group though ^^ 
Melalina Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2015  Professional General Artist
Sorry, I only just saw your question (my bad), and I don't see where anyone has answered you.

Yes, the group is still very much alive. It may seem like it's not because some moderators are MIA. I think I'm the only admin that''s active right now. My job is moderating Prose. I know little about Poetry, so it might not be fair for me to moderate that. I don't think I'm allowed to accept new membership requests either. There's nobody here to ask, and I don't want to over step my authority.

Sorry for the inconvenience  If you ever want to submit some Prose, I'll be there for you.
cee69 Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2015  Student Writer
Well, I obviously left the group again because you didn't answer me. 

Personally, and others may not agree with me, I would say that you truly are the only active staff member you get to accept/deny everything. Clearly people aren't happy if you don't accept stuff within the allotted time. 
If I were you - as a group/staff - find out who is still active as a staff member and get your communication in order. 
Appoint somebody who answers profile messages/notes if you have to. 

But honestly, if there is such a lack of communication and clearly devotion to a group by staff... Why would I spend my time with it as a member? 

These are just my thoughts though. 
Scifimaster92 Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2014
I joined your group because I wanted to know if my short story Daryl and Angela's Intimate Encounter would qualify for inclusion here, and if so, whether you would be willing to provide some feedback. I ask because, while the story does contain some explicit descriptions (and thus carries a mature content tag), the general mood of the story is gentle and affectionate.
Melalina Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2014  Professional General Artist
I will not critique the piece, as that is not my job here. Groups have been created specifically for that process. The story is explicit, but not to the point where I would decline it. Feel free to submit it.
Scifimaster92 Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2014
Thanks for including my story!

By the way, can you name a group whose members might be willing to critique it?
Melalina Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2014  Professional General Artist
click on the "edit" box at the top right side of the deviation
Scroll down to "publishing options"
Click on the "request critiques" box
Then click the green "update" box

Someone will get around to it eventually.
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DrippingWords Featured By Owner May 11, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Thank you for the invite! I'm honored. :huggle:
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