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pyrometal (Level 7 Assassin) @ 1/23/2017 17:12

Almost sounds as if we're heading towards another PJ redesign

cure (Level 11 Godfather) @ 1/23/2017 16:50

I agree, I'd like the front page to look more like the 'new pixel art' page, with as much new art on-screen as possible, with news etc. on a sidebar. 

Jinn (Level 11 Godfather) @ 1/23/2017 16:33

Having more "new pixel art" displayed in the front page would help with the bottleneck. Let's say we'd have at least more 2 or 3 rows of "new pixel art". That would be 18 or 24 pieces in total being displayed at once instead of only 6. We could approve a lot more art this way without burying new pieces.



(and/or) we'd should control better the "flood" that sometimes occours. That's why I suggested a timer. So a piece would have to be displayed in the front page at least a certain amount of time. But that wouldn't be a problem if we had more pieces shown at the front page anyway.

cure (Level 11 Godfather) @ 1/23/2017 13:17

Even having half a dozen people deciding which art gets in creates problems. Imagine one person thinks there should be no transparency used in pieces, another thinks it's fine in very limited circumstances, and a third thinks it's completely acceptable. And those three people also happen to have different views on how controlled a piece must be to be "pixel art" and not "oekaki." And different views on the minimum level of quality or effort that should be required. Etc.

Now multiply this by a hundred.

Then imagine that every time these rules and standards are applied inconsistently, someone complains that "HIS piece got into the gallery, so why not mine?" It's a can of worms.

Jinn: it would be more fair, but how do you avoid creating a second bottleneck?

Daruda (Level 4 Button Man) @ 1/23/2017 12:56

think that letting mods do all the work every time is too time consuming for them. 
would be good to have an alternative .

Jinn (Level 11 Godfather) @ 1/23/2017 12:02

The "new pixel art" could run on a timer, imo. It would be fair for everyone. That, and show more pieces at the vary least.

king_bobston (Level 9 Boss) @ 1/23/2017 11:52

people already complain when their piece shows up too shortly in the "new pixel art" rooster, when every level 6 rook could add pieces it would be way worse.


We should wait at least until level 10.. not because that would be better but because then I would feel compelled to post two new pieces and level up

(besides I wouldn't equate the levels with experience but I find that too boring to state so I thought about another reason)


cure (Level 11 Godfather) @ 1/23/2017 09:00

That's what's called "too many cooks in the kitchen."

Daruda (Level 4 Button Man) @ 1/23/2017 07:56

Thanks a lot.
And thanks to skamocore.
It would be a shame to stop now after many years. 


Mandrill (Level 8 Partner) @ 1/23/2017 07:31

No worries (thanks to ska btw.), the weekly challenges will continue.

Lakelezz (Level 1 Depressed) @ 1/23/2017 06:43

Already got worried about the weekly challenge cycle, but Mandrill to the rescue!

Daruda (Level 4 Button Man) @ 1/22/2017 19:28

Do we even have a admin capable of appointing new mods? anyone over level 6 should be able to accept new pieces, with all that experience. 

osmasker (Level 2 Kukyu) @ 1/22/2017 11:12

I was a good boy and rated stuff in the public queue! <3 Could you guys please approve my weekly challenge post please? Took ages to make... Thanks a lot!

Jinn (Level 11 Godfather) @ 1/22/2017 08:16

@|||| Don't be silly, nobody would miss me 

neota (Level 7 Ichikyu) @ 1/21/2017 22:28

If you want some advice about that: Ignore the paper (close your eyes, even), concentrate intently on your sense of what direction your hand is moving, keeping both the direction and speed of movement constant.

IMO this is necessary because your stylus often limits your ability to accurately observe the drawn line.

ParkerBabyDiaperCompany (Level 4 Team Leader) @ 1/21/2017 16:47

I've started an art class at a local college, and it's funny the differences between real-life drawings and pixel art. For me when drawing on paper the hardest thing is to even draw a straight line from one end of the paper to the other. Things that happen automatically on the computer give me fits on paper.

|||| (Level 8 Marshal) @ 1/21/2017 14:02

I was concerned about the public queue as well. We need to move them on... move em out... or get them outta the way. Yeah, and there are a few pieces in limbo for awhile now that should have been accepted by now.

I was also concerned about Jal;

I was actually  also mildly concerned about Jinn  but there he is.

Jinn (Level 11 Godfather) @ 1/21/2017 09:11

Does it still whips the llama's ass?

DawnBringer (Level 10 Maniac) @ 1/21/2017 01:29

What, I'm still using Winamp... 

pyrometal (Level 7 Assassin) @ 1/20/2017 19:45

We're starting to build up quite a backlog in the public queue... There are some pieces in there that should make it into the gallery that have been stuck in there for a long time.

Any way to get this actioned? Not sure if enough votes can automatically get a piece accepted or rejected...

cure (Level 11 Godfather) @ 1/20/2017 17:57

I forgot about that program! Incidentally, I had a scarab skin.

Jinn (Level 11 Godfather) @ 1/20/2017 14:07

Since we're talking oldschool, I miss winamp: 


Jo (Level 5 Rokkyu) @ 1/20/2017 12:48

Jal is the principal

surt (Level 11 Godfather) @ 1/20/2017 11:23

An institution of learning where the students are taught how to be old.

Hapiel (Level 11 Admiral) @ 1/20/2017 09:13

The definition of "oldschool" on the internet is a funny one ;)

Jo (Level 5 Rokkyu) @ 1/20/2017 05:12

Wow that's oldschool, I do remember that. Glad to hear she's ok. Maybe Jal is just having extended holidays. 

Hapiel (Level 11 Admiral) @ 1/19/2017 14:29

Well, while we're waiting for Jal, let me tell you the story of ShoneGold aka Ann.

Do any of you remember her? She used to be the pixel art gallery moderator at DeviantArt, probably around 2009-ish? Also she claimed to be older than Jal, that is until she started chatting with Jal.. Nobody is older than Jal on the internet, and she had to admit she was wrong...

Anyway, long story short: She went from super active moderating to disappearing, almost overnight! I used to be a lot in contact with her, wrote her messages every year for the first couple years... Andd after 6 years I suddenly got an email! She was fine, had been ill for a while and then moved on with things beyond a computer screen.

Thank you for listening to my story :)

Daruda (Level 4 Button Man) @ 1/19/2017 08:14

We're all worrired I think, hope everything is fine.

Jinn (Level 11 Godfather) @ 1/19/2017 07:06

I'm getting worried about Jal's absence :(

king_bobston (Level 9 Boss) @ 1/17/2017 11:02

Here a clickable perma invite (doesn't go inactive): https://discord.gg/VVKQn37

Paddy (Level 1 Gangster) @ 1/17/2017 10:50

It's inactive afaik now, seeing as we changed to Discord. Here's an invite if you want to join: https://discord.gg/8vrVH

Motrox (Level 1 Rookie) @ 1/17/2017 08:53

Wasn't there a pixeljoint skype chat awhile ago? I haven't logged on skype in months, and I couldn't seem to find it. 

Peyton (Level 4 Mercenary) @ 1/12/2017 20:29

jal when he hets back

dpixel (Level 9 Vice President) @ 1/12/2017 19:12


ParkerBabyDiaperCompany (Level 4 Team Leader) @ 1/12/2017 15:51

I think jalonso pupated and is metamorphosing as we speak.
He will emerge more powerful than ever before.

Mandrill (Level 8 Partner) @ 1/12/2017 15:05

Please stay tuned until further notice. :)

Hapiel (Level 11 Admiral) @ 1/12/2017 13:40

art is manually approved.

king_bobston (Level 9 Boss) @ 1/12/2017 13:18

Not if they all went missing at once.


That no mod commented about jal here means that either they sit back and enjoy our speculations


they are busy fixing the site.


I think they had enough fun and can come out now and stop pretending they are busy


Hapiel (Level 11 Admiral) @ 1/12/2017 12:45

Clever to check the faves :). And yes, I too believe that others would be able to let us know

0xDB (Level 5 Killer Klown) @ 1/12/2017 11:31

Last life sign appears to be a piece that was posted on 26th of December (he fav'd it). So that's just 2.5 weeks. I'm sure if anything bad happened, another mod would have already posted a news item.

Peyton (Level 4 Mercenary) @ 1/12/2017 09:03

ill put some missing posters with his avatar up and see if that helps

Oh look a Harmonica! (Level 4 Team Leader) @ 1/11/2017 21:19

From Wikipedia: "Some adult beetles hibernate[citation needed] underground during winter."

surt (Level 11 Godfather) @ 1/11/2017 19:06

Fled to the hills to escape the Trumpocalypse, I reckon.

Hapiel (Level 11 Admiral) @ 1/11/2017 15:25

I didn't realise he was gone for so long until you mentioned it :p

Daruda (Level 4 Button Man) @ 1/11/2017 12:49

Seems like he's missing, he may be too busy lately.

dpixel (Level 9 Vice President) @ 1/11/2017 12:45

What do you mean Jalonso is gone?

Hapiel (Level 11 Admiral) @ 1/11/2017 12:21

Let's ban anyone who tries to post pixel art?

PS: Surt, your comment is #555999 :o

surt (Level 11 Godfather) @ 1/11/2017 12:05

The ideal solution to a problem is to never have the problem in the first place.

neota (Level 7 Ichikyu) @ 1/10/2017 21:18


The cause of bugs is code (==complexity). Ergo, the ideal software contains no code at all.

Lakelezz (Level 1 Depressed) @ 1/10/2017 10:56

I shall cleanse PJ from its curse, for the better, eishiya!

Preparing my schwarzer Zauber! *weird magical power moves*

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