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Submission limits - how to use them

Fri Feb 12, 2010, 9:42 AM by Itti:iconitti:
So, a lot of you are confused about how to actually use these shiny new submissions limits! Here are some examples that should help you sort out what to do to get your limits sorted the way you want them to be...

Submission limits are found in the "Manage members" settings, under "On Gallery" or "On Favourites". (You can limit both gallery and favourites and the settings are completely independent.)

I want to limit my members to 3 submissions per week in total, whatever folders they put them in
Choose "3 per week" from the dropdown next to "Featured" and then make sure all other folders are set to "Global Setting".

I want my members to be able to submit 2 a day to each folder
Click on "show all folders" then select "2 per day" for every folder.

I want my members to be able to submit as many deviations as they like, but only one a month to the featured folder
Choose "1 per month" from the featured dropdown and set all the other folders to "unlimited". (Technical part: one per month will then be your global setting but the other folders will override it.)

I want my members to be able to submit 10 a week but only 1 a month to the Contest Folder
From the featured dropdown select "10 per week". Then set Contest Folder to "1 a month" and all other folders to follow the "global setting". (Your Contest Folder submission won't count towards the 10-a-week limit.)

I want my members to be able to submit 5 a week, to any folder except featured, where they can't submit
Choose "5 per week" from the dropdown next to "Featured", select "not allowed" for submissions to featured and then make sure all other folders are set to "Global Setting".

I don't want a submission limit!
The default setting should be no limit ^^; ... but perhaps you had a limit and you want to take it off. Just select "Unlimited" from the dropdown next to "featured" and then make sure all other folders have "global limit" selected.


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:iconwolfkillx:
WolfkillX Featured By Owner 4 days ago  Hobbyist General Artist
What if you want unlimited submissions but no submissions to featured?
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rachelkpoulain Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2017  Student Digital Artist
what am i doing wrong...? i just created a group for the first time and i'm trying to figure out how to have unlimited favourites? i can't find the unlimited option anywhere??
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TikaAnime Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2017   Filmographer
Same .__. there is no unlimited option :( or at least i can't see it!
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ChrisNeville85 Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2017  Student Digital Artist

There should be an option for admins & group creators to review the things posted in Groups on DeviantArt.

 

Something similar (doesn't have to be exactly the same) to how approving a post works for Facebook Groups.

 

Plus the 10 limits a day obviously isn't working well for many members on DeviantArt cos' it applies to an entire Group (including all the folders and sub folders with in the group). ie: One member can only submit 10 items to any One Group in a single day (doesn't matter which folder or sub folder it goes into).

 

And the above applies even if they are an admin or they are the Group founder.

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nightthevampire Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
please get rid of the limit, it's seriously irritating
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:iconkipaki:
Kipaki Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2016
glad that i have to wait to put all important info in my new group and by glad i mean irritated considering im the founder

but thanks for the generous 10 submissions. i'm sure that will reduce spam (read: it wont)
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:iconflyingprincess:
FlyingPrincess Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2016
I feel that I should be able to submit as much art as I want. It's my group so therefore my rules. Makes sense no?
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:iconcherrysdesigns:
CherrysDesigns Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Same idea... -_- its so annoying.
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GUNSANDSHlPS Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2016  Student Filmographer
my group says it has a limit of 10 and i don't want that there!!!
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Spicerooni Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Is there a big right now with the submission limits? I am apart of a group called Domain-of-the-Wolf and every time I try to submit more than one thing it gives me a message saying "Submission would exceed the global limit of 1 deviation per 1 day", but upon speaking to the staff they say that their settings are unchanged and are still set on unlimited. Could someone please help? I'm not the only member having this issue.
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MissMonie Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
I'm having an issue right now with limitations. Until the recent group change, I had my group limited to 2 a day with global setting enabled as well as no submissions to featured. For the past two nights, I've noticed one member has been able to submit over the usual 2 limit.

Someone please help me fix this. I just want my members to be able to submit two deviations a day.
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Jakeukalane Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Where do you know about a change in groups? is there an official post about that?
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MissMonie Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
I'm referring to the one that deals with removing the 1,000 and 100 deviation submission option. I've seen that one myself. It was after it that I started having a problem with my limitations.

I went in after I first noticed a problem, and saw the change in the submission limit. So I reset my folders to featured not allowed and I believe abstract is my first folder in alphabetical order to 2 per day, then the rest to global setting. Which I thought is how you do it. I could be wrong. I probably am. I'd just like for members to submit two pieces a day and none to the featured folder.
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Jakeukalane Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
ah, is not officially told, you realized as many here :/

for my group is bad because I do a lot of submissions in one take and then I leave the group alone for a time. Like 100 one day and nothing more for days...

maybe with low submission is easier to recover it...
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:iconmissmonie:
MissMonie Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
They've not made a notice yet, but it is a thing active founders have discovered.

That's why I don't agree with limiting founders or co-founders. They should be allowed more than ten a day, but someone had spoken to a customer service rep who said they had conducted research and found that "most groups only add a few deviations to a group. Ten is more than generous". I can understand restricting members, but not the people who actually run the group.

I've not been able to fix it yet. I just had the same member I noticed a few nights ago submit four to one folder instead of two. I'm getting a little annoyed that I can't fix my group how I want it fixed.
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Jakeukalane Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
yeah :(
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:iconzc-adoptables:
ZC-Adoptables Featured By Owner Edited Aug 30, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
On global submission limit, the list only goes up to 10, with no option for unlimited submissions. Is the dropdown I'm supposed to be looking at somewhere else (im looking at global submission limit; x deviations per y) or did I do something else wrong?

edit;; I don't know if it matters but the group I need this for is baroque-adoptables
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:iconthe200collector:
The200Collector Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2016
hey,

it looks like DA has changed things now... > forum.deviantart.com/showcase/…

...
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:iconactualbagel:
actualbagel Featured By Owner Edited May 26, 2016  Student Traditional Artist
There is no dropdown next to the featured! What am I doing wrong!?!?


Edit: Fixed. :0
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:iconbluepurplebadger:
BluePurpleBadger Featured By Owner May 14, 2016  Hobbyist Artist
Is there anyway I can bypass this?
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:iconlil-tanukii:
lil-tanukii Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
cant find manage members on mine maybe its just because my group has no members yet Missing You 
traditional-artistry.deviantar…
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Leepy-Leep Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2014  Student Digital Artist
I think the only folder that our members are able to submit to is the featured folder, the others seem to be locked..
Is there any way to fix this?
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:iconmokka-quill:
Mokka-Quill Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2015  Student General Artist
You need to go to Admin Area>Manage Members, then click on members. On the right hand side should be an "On Gallery, Members" option in bold. Click "Show All Folders" just below this in blue and all the individual folders will show up, and you can set limits on these (they're set at "Can't submit" by default :'D).

I know this is an old question but I thought I'd answer it just in case, or in case another person has the same problem C:
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:iconleepy-leep:
Leepy-Leep Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2015  Student Digital Artist
I did manage to figure it out after a long while of messing around, but thank you very much!!! 
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:iconmokka-quill:
Mokka-Quill Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2015  Student General Artist
No worries! ^_^
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jenni0014 Featured By Owner Edited Oct 23, 2014  Student General Artist
Itti,
Here's what I'm having a problem with right now...
In a group I help to run, All-World-Works, I current have the Global Submission Limit at 1 per week as there are about 50,000 people in the group.
No one is allowed to submit into the Featured Folder, while every other folder has the limit applied.
I don't know what exactly is wrong, but it seems that the system is ignoring that limit entirely and allowing members to submit as much as they want.
Worse yet is that I also have all the individual folders set to the Global setting as well, with 'week' selected.

I know the Members are, or at least should be set up correctly, and are set in that way.
Contributors, Moderators, Co-Founders, and the Founder have a few different settings, would those settings affect the regular members?

How do I fix it to where we only receive one submission, period, per person per week?
I know my group members and I are tired and frustrated with having to decline almost 20 or so pieces at once from a person who had selected nearly their entire gallery to place into our group.
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winter-bright Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I'm having the same problem in my group, I have it set so that members should not be able to submit to featured, and a limit of 3 a day to all other folders, but members seem to be able to submit as many things as they want to anyway.
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jenni0014 Featured By Owner Edited Nov 2, 2014  Student General Artist
I found out that there is an option underneath the Gallery for just members to change their Global Submission setting.
Go to where it says submit to featured, and allow it for that moment to bring up a separate menu.
It'll display the global submission limit from there to where you can change it.

Each tier of members including the Co-Founders, Contributors, Moderators, regular Members, and the Founder have this option.
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XxAcGXx Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2014   Photographer
Thanks for this, I was hitting my head against the wall for a while there..
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:iconjenni0014:
jenni0014 Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2014  Student General Artist
Not a problem at all, I'm just glad that I was able to help someone. :D
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:iconwinter-bright:
winter-bright Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks for sharing that, hopefully that takes care of it :3
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RennyRensaur Featured By Owner Edited Oct 22, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Woo I hope someone can answer me ;v;

I assume the Featured folder = default/global settings

That being the case, I want NO ONE to post in the Featured Folder, while everyone can submit 2 images a week total anywhere else. How would that work?

I have it that each folder is 2 a week, but that sounds like they can post 2 in every folder (I have like 5 folders)... so would they end up being able to post 10 images if they submitted in random folders? Since that is what I don't want to happen. >.<
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WBLForever Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
How can you see what the submission limit of a group is, if you're just a simple member?
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RennyRensaur Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
You can't from what I'm aware. Usually the mods of a group would make a journal or some sort of indication what the limits are, but sometimes they won't. You'd prob have to ask the mod of said group, maybe even ask them to post the information.

Otherwise, you'd have to do trial and error I guess. XD
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WBLForever Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Thanks.
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WhiteFoxFarm Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
THANK YOU. ;A;
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ksetsuni Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hi, I was just wondering, is this information still upto-date? I want my group submission to be Not Allowed for Featured then 2 per day overall for the other folders (not 2/day per folder). i followed the instructions, set the Featured to Not Allowed; 2/day for the folder after that, then set the rest to global setting however, a regular member was still able to make more than the designated limit. is there something else i should do? ><
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leoatelier Featured By Owner Edited Jun 14, 2014   Photographer
Right, I blocked the submissions to Featured (submissions to "Featured": are not alowed) but members still submit their work there :(
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oceansaura Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2012
Hey I'm trying to get a piece I already uploaded to go into the "Featured" section of my gallery like I always do with my submissions...why is this one work having this problem? Even when I hit the edit button, the normal "submit to folder" option doesn't even show. Help please!
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Inkcreation Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2011  Student Writer
I feel so stupid, but I can't actually find the place to set the limits at...I don't know what "on gallery" means...
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:iconmamokin:
Mamokin Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
go into your group then go to admin area then at the top there is a link to manage members
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kittynakajima Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2010  Student General Artist
I'm not sure if this is the proper place to address this, but we've been having issues with the global submission limit resetting itself at #sonic-club. I've set it to 3 per day but it keeps dialing back to unlimited. x_x

Are we doing something wrong?
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meihua Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2010
It says here,

"I want my members to be able to submit 5 a week, to any folder except featured, where they can't submit
Choose "5 per week" from the dropdown next to "Featured", select "not allowed" for submissions to featured and then make sure all other folders are set to "Global Setting"."

All of my other folders are set to Global Setting, but there's also a dropdown next to it where you choose per day/month/etc. What do we do with this dropdown? Do we leave it per day? That doesn't make sense if the global setting is 1 a week.
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:iconitti:
Itti Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Sorry for the delay in response. If you select "global setting" it will ignore the second dropdown.
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:iconmeihua:
meihua Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2010
Thank you so much :)
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DeBeginning Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2010
Thanks for the helpful page, but we're still encountering some problems.

As many groups did, we decided to accept no more than 1 submission per day from each member. But each time we set "Featured" submission limit as "1 per day" and then save, it automatically turns back to "Unlimited".

Is this a bug, or are we skipping something? :?
Does anyone have the same problem?
Thank you in advance for any help! :D

(ps: happy Easter! :D)
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:iconitti:
Itti Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Sorry, I don't know. If you're still having the problem, try posting on the #devBUG front page and maybe someone will be able to help you out.
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:icondebeginning:
DeBeginning Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2010
hah...:( ok.
Thanks for the advice anyway, we'll try.:iconsadnod:
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8-BitGirl Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Sorry if this has already been answered, or I am just being stupid! :P

I just wondered if you turned on global submissions, will it be, for example, only 10 submissions to that whole folder in one day per member, or as the group as a whole?

I was considering putting on a limit as I like members of my group :iconnintyfans: to submit no more than 10 per day...but if that means only 10 in total throughout the group per day, then I won't bother.

Let me know someone! I'd hugely appreciate it. :D :D :D
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:iconitti:
Itti Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Limits are per member. If you want 10 per member per day, put 10/day in the "featured" folder and set all the other folders to "follow global limit".
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