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Group Therapy: Through-a-Lens

Tue Apr 15, 2014, 5:45 PM


dekorAdum of Through-a-Lens is sitting on Fella's couch for this month's session.


For  those of you not familiar with this series, each month we'll be delving  into a group that is dedicated to their members and giving back to the  dA Community through exposure, hosting regular events and just being an  all around awesome place for deviants to settle in and feel  welcome.



In a couple sentences, can you please describe what your group is about?


The group was originally founded by ScENeYmE to serve as a hub for photography. I really hope that under my lead, we are still doing fine as there are many other groups out there what are serving with the same purpose.


Melting by WillTC P.I.L.L.A.R.S by WTek79 Sand and Surf by Sjem20


Aside from lots of hard work, what do you do to keep your members active and involved?


When we plan a change we usually post a poll asking the members what they think about it. We consider their answers and act according to that. This way we hope they can accept the changes more easily than facing them out of blue. I think it is important.


Frothy Tide by jxsnyder House of Vines by mng182 rome and its streets by Juulii12 not your saviour by BlauBeerKuchen


Are you currently running any contests? Prompts? Challenges? Upcoming Chat Events? Anything you'd like to pimp in the feature?


We have weekly themed features running. Each week members are given a theme and they can submit their photos into a folder created just for that. Of course at the end of the week, submissions get featured and a new theme if announced.
Also at the end of each month, we pick the bests of each Gallery folder and feature them in a Journal.
In the future I would like to start chat events. With little games where members can win points. It would be nice!


Leaf Fall: Castle Kennedy by Coigach Modest in Gold (Details) by Mina-Ficent Strawberry Basket by Sarah-BK between these humble walls [i] by BlauBeerKuchen



Any suggestions for awesome groups to be featured should be directed to GrimFace242 via note

Challenges around deviantART

Tue Apr 15, 2014, 7:16 AM


Contests, projects and challenges around deviantART to inspire your creations and to give you the opportunity to win some goodies! :dummy:

Draw This Picture hosted by salem-poe
Senior Support Stamp Contest hosted by MiloticScale and cinyu
Cupcakes & Cookies Contest hosted by WorldWar-Tori
Ca$h Prize Contest! hosted by NikHero

Host a contest, project or challenge?

If you are currently running a contest, project or challenge and would like fella to promote it for you, please send us a note with the following information:
  • Title of your contest/project/challenge:
  • Hoster(s):
  • Medium:
  • Deadline/Running time:
  • Contest, project or challenge information journal link


Did You Know - Points

Mon Apr 14, 2014, 11:57 AM

Points


Points are dA's own currency, introduced in March 2010, that can be used in various ways within deviantART only.
The about page will give you a quick overview of what you can do with points already. There you will also find the rules for points - something worth to take a look at.

Before we go into details about what you can do with points, where you can get them etc, let's talk about their value.

80 :points: = 1$

That's how it is. Not more, not less. So when someone is doing commissions for 100 :points:, it doesn't mean that they want you to pay 100$. In fact you would only pay a little over 1$.
This is something you should always keep in mind. Especially when you think that someone charges too much for their work.



How to get points?


There are several ways how you can get points.
   • buying points yourself
   • accepting commissions
   • offering Premium Content
   • via donation pool
   • as a gift
   • as prizes for contests, challenges or events

An older DYK article already explained how to earn points, please take a look at that for more details.



What can you do with points?


There are several ways you can spent your points, but keep in mind that it can't be undone. Once the points have been transferred, they are gone.
   • commission someone
   • gift them to someone
   • offer them as prizes for contests
   • purchasing Premium Content
   • purchasing a Premium Membership
   • purchasing items from the Prints Shop
   • purchasing cake badges or llama accessories (more here)
   • trading llamas for Points (more here)



Where can you 'manage' your points?


All information that is related to points and your account can be found at http://www.deviantart.com/account/points/

At the top you can see your current balance and the profit balance from commissions or Premium Content, that is ready to be withdrawn to your credit card / paypal or converted to points.

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Next to that you have the option of giving points to someone. The interface is the same as if you would do it via the "Give points" menu at a deviants page - you just have to type in the name manually here.

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And right below the "Give Points" area at the points page you find the URL you can use to motivate other deviants to donate to you.
It is always http://yourusername.deviantart.com/?givepoints

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This URL can be used to create buttons or to link people directly to the donation page, in case they have trouble donating points otherwise.

At the lower part you then can take a look at your latest transaction. There you will also see that little message you can add when sending someone points.

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Some Point related FAQs


FAQ #234: What are Points?
FAQ #903: Why may I only purchase digital content with Points?

FAQ #894: Can I run a lottery for Points on deviantART?
FAQ #895: Can I offer an automated service on deviantART in exchange for deviantPOINTS?
FAQ #181: Can I still buy prints if I don't have a credit card?




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:icongoldbirdprincess155:
GoldBirdPrincess155 4 days ago  Student Digital Artist
Aww Fella Heart Heart Heart 
Love :happybounce: Giggle :squee: Blush 
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Bryllie707 Apr 5, 2014  New member Hobbyist General Artist
what is fella? a cat?? a robot?
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:icond4rk0v3r10rd:
D4RK0V3R10RD 6 days ago  Student General Artist
According to what my eyes see, he is a demon as said somewhere, maybe a wiki, a introduction, someone popular. I just forgot who/what. That is what I see of him now.
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D4RK0V3R10RD 6 days ago  Student General Artist
*an introduction

Oh and I also heard he is a robot,or devil-robot.
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:iconcinyu:
cinyu Apr 6, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Maybe both. :paranoid:

It is a mystery! :nuu:
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MaxEntStudio Mar 12, 2014  New member Hobbyist General Artist
Huggle! to fella with love
fav.me/d79ukd4
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MiloticScale Mar 13, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:heart:
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:iconxo-deano-ox:
xo-deano-ox Feb 1, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
<3 fella :D  
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cinyu Feb 1, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:la:
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:iconxo-deano-ox:
xo-deano-ox Feb 1, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
:squee:
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Sketch-It-Skip Jan 30, 2014  Student Digital Artist
Hey there fella. Say, would you mind if I could do a sketch of you along with a video game character and post it? If that's alright.
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FDCatty Jan 23, 2014  New member
^w^ heehee 
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cinyu Jan 23, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:eyes:
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