I've added two new folders to the group, and done a little bit of arranging. These things are subject to change based on your feedback, so if here's something you like, or something you don't, feel free to let me know in the comments below.
I've also decided to give an overview of what each folder is for, and some general things to keep in mind, because I don't think I've ever done that. Again, your feedback is very much appreciated.Featured
: The big folder at the very top, first thing everyone sees upon entering the gallery. As you may know, Featured is closed to submissions by general members. I might occasionally throw an image in there from one of the other folders, but generally speaking, submitting to Featured is a perk of being a Contributor.
How does one become a contributor? Well, you can apply for it, in which case I'll review your application and accept or deny it based on the single criterion I've set up for it: Activity. While there is no deadline you have to match, Contributors are regular, well, contributors! If I notice you regularly submit content to the group, I may also just offer Contributor status to you.Advertisements
: One of the new folders, presently placed below Featured. This folder is where you can submit things like your commission info, any YCHs you might be doing, any Raffles, Auctions, or Kiribans, or anything else of that sort. You can also use it to advertise Trades and Requests, but only if you're offering, not if you're looking.Shapeshifting
: The most basic kind of TF, without any other sort of catches.Costume and Clothing
: The TFs in this folder differ from the Shapeshifting TFs in that something the characters are wearing becomes a part of them
. This can be costumes that cover them completely, or articles of clothing that fuse with them. Clothing that serves as a trigger, but remains clothing throughout, can go in here or in Shapeshifting, I'll leave the final decision to you.Goo and Latex
: Simple enough, something at least semi-fluid covering and sealing a character into a new form.Inanimate
: Can be any of the above, but the result of the TF is an item, rather than a creature. This includes animate inanimate objects and things like plushies, plants, pool toys, and robots.Writing
: For writing! I bet you'd never have guessed. I know it isn't fair that all of writing gets shoved into one folder, but I simply don't have the time or desire to read every TF fic. If you're the kind of person who's up for that kind of sorting, I might be willing to offer you a Co-Founder position!Role Play
: The other new folder. Ongoing or Completed, this is where you submit your RPs. RP prompts also go here. RPs that have been cleaned up and turned into a fic can go here or into Writing, I'll leave that up to you as well. This means we're accepting TFRPs now, which we weren't originally.Mature
: The big one, even though it's at the very bottom of the list. Any submission with a mature content warning goes here, regardless of everything I've typed above. I know, hidden away at the bottom of the gallery doesn't seem very fair, but I'd rather that neither I nor you guys got any angry notes from people with a chip on their shoulder complaining about seeing something adult in the other folders.