So 43 thousand members is a lot, and our current voting system isn't coping with the amount of submissions we get from you guys, roughly twice a month we are flooded with submissions to the point where we just can't vote on them all and a backlog occurs and then pieces expire in the list. And that sucks, a lot, because if pieces expire your work isnt in our gallery and thats half the point of this group, we give you a place to showcase your work.
My solution has been to hire more staff to work using the current system, but that only works for a short while since more and more people keep joining.
I'm working with my lovely staff to work out a better system, this might mean that we need to hire even more staff, i'm not sure, but for now please, if you have submitted work to be voted on, withdraw it. Because whilst we work on the new voting system there is a high chance of your work expiring.
Folders will be closed for now, and they will probably open periodically so we can test out different ideas.
I know this is super frustrating for you guys but we really are doing this for your benefit, we want to have a system that works.