I've been recovering from my Black Friday shift at GameStop. Midnight to 11am. In a mall. In a store the size of a closet. It was loads of fun. (Not being too sarcastic here, I do really enjoy working.) I was supposed to work a second job after that, but I got someone to take my shift. The last day has been spent sleeping. Like, that's literally all I've done since my shift ended yesterday morning.
It seems I've utterly failed NaNoEmo. Thankfully, others have not. It's encouraging browsing through the emote gallery and seeing lots of emotes. It's not something that happens too often, because the emote galleries are often filled with more misplaced stuff than emotes. Now that I have my laptop back, I hope to correct that. Tonight will be spent cleaning the gallery of misplaced deviations from the last month. And speaking of the state of the emote galleries, I have some questions for you, dear readers. Feedback would be very, very appreciated.
Do you think the emote gallery could use a restructure? I have some ideas in mind (outlined below), but I'd really like to hear suggestions and comments.
I'm thinking of starting up a series of monthly contests in the same vein as The Non-Emote Emote Contest. Would you participate?
Are you happy overall with the state of the emote community? Is there something you would like to see improved?
Anything else you'd like to say?
Now, as for restructuring, here's what I have in mind:
Keep the galleries organized into animated or static, and by small, medium, or large. I believe it makes it easy to find exactly the kind of emote you are looking for.
Get rid of the Projects galleries. I don't believe emote projects are common enough to warrant their own gallery, and more miscats are submitted here than actual emote project things. Project bases and templates could be submitted to Emoticons > Other/Misc. Entries for projects could be submitted to the respective animated/static and size galleries.
Get rid of the Packs gallery. This is one I'm not so sure about. Again, this is a gallery where there are more things that don't belong are submitted than things that do. But, I'm not sure where packs would be submitted instead. Feedback would be especially helpful here.
I'm not even sure if I'd be allowed to do so, but if the community in general would be behind it, it may be able to be done.