Almost sounds as if we're heading towards another PJ redesign
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.
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.
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?
think that letting mods do all the work every time is too time consuming for them.
would be good to have an alternative .
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.
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)
That's what's called "too many cooks in the kitchen."
Thanks a lot.
And thanks to skamocore.
It would be a shame to stop now after many years.
No worries (thanks to ska btw.), the weekly challenges will continue.
Already got worried about the weekly challenge cycle, but Mandrill to the rescue!
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.
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!
@|||| Don't be silly, nobody would miss me
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.
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.
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.
Does it still whips the llama's ass?
What, I'm still using Winamp...
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...
I forgot about that program! Incidentally, I had a scarab skin.
Since we're talking oldschool, I miss winamp:
Jal is the principal
An institution of learning where the students are taught how to be old.
The definition of "oldschool" on the internet is a funny one ;)
Wow that's oldschool, I do remember that. Glad to hear she's ok. Maybe Jal is just having extended holidays.
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 :)
We're all worrired I think, hope everything is fine.
I'm getting worried about Jal's absence :(
Here a clickable perma invite (doesn't go inactive): https://discord.gg/VVKQn37
It's inactive afaik now, seeing as we changed to Discord. Here's an invite if you want to join: https://discord.gg/8vrVH
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.
jal when he hets back
I think jalonso pupated and is metamorphosing as we speak.
He will emerge more powerful than ever before.
Please stay tuned until further notice. :)
art is manually approved.
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
Clever to check the faves :). And yes, I too believe that others would be able to let us know
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.
ill put some missing posters with his avatar up and see if that helps
From Wikipedia: "Some adult beetles hibernate underground during winter."
Fled to the hills to escape the Trumpocalypse, I reckon.
I didn't realise he was gone for so long until you mentioned it :p
Seems like he's missing, he may be too busy lately.
What do you mean Jalonso is gone?
Let's ban anyone who tries to post pixel art?
PS: Surt, your comment is #555999 :o
The ideal solution to a problem is to never have the problem in the first place.
The cause of bugs is code (==complexity). Ergo, the ideal software contains no code at all.
I shall cleanse PJ from its curse, for the better, eishiya!
Preparing my schwarzer Zauber! *weird magical power moves*