Hope everyone's week is going well so far. It's been a while since we've last written a journal. However, we're noticing that a lot of you guys write them, and that they're being submitted to the Featured folder.
We would like everyone to know that we do not
accept journal submissions here at STA. Your personal journal is a blog, not art, and our inboxes are already full with all of the incredible paintings/sketches/manipulations/craft-work we receive on a daily basis. We understand that some of you are trying to advertise for commissions, contests, and points, however we would also like everyone to know that we are not your personal billboard. If you wish to be featured or get your message out, please send us a note
and when we have enough people, we will do a group journal feature. If your journal submission is in fact a literary piece, please submit it to DeviantART as a literary deviation and submit that to us.
We would also like to remind everyone that we do not allow advertising on our front page as well. So please do not post comments with messages such as "Please go check out so-and-so and vote for this here!" It takes away from the friendly atmosphere of the group when your front page is filled with nothing but ads, and it takes away from questions from our members because the mods have to wade through so many "Go look here!" messages before we can get to questions that need addressed. We will hide these comments when we see them, often with a warning that we do not allow them. If we see that you're determined to keep doing so, we will start marking them as spam. Hopefully it won't have to go much further than that, but if it does, we have no issue hitting the block button. Please don't make us do it, it makes for a bad day.
So please, do not submit your journals to the group, we WILL decline them.