Vegeta! What does the scouter say about the submission count?
It's over twelve thouuuuusaaand!!!
Wait, what? Vegeta, you didn't say it right!
Yes I did, Nappa...yes I did.FINAL UPDATE:
At last, the work is finally done! Though it's not the true number, given the deviations that have been removed or outright deleted at various points in time after being originally submitted, the archive had to be split into three parts with a grand total of 12515 female muscle deviations
over seven years! That's a LOT of muscular women!!
To get you reaquainted with the changes, please hear me out on this.
First off, the TL;DR
Monthly Themes archive on lefthand side of front page: [link]
Newly redesigned gallery: [link]
Upcoming Artist List for each primary folder: [link]
Archive, split into three parts: [link] [link] [link]
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First off, let's start with the front page of #FemaleMuscle itself: [link]
If you look to the left and scroll down a little bit, you'll see that I have (re)created a new separate archive for all of the past monthly themes. Each icon is clearly labeled and it incorporates a new icon design that I made, in the hopes that it would make it easier to read the text against. Yes, I know I need to add March over there. That'll be next on my to do list.
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Second, allow me to direct your attention to the main gallery page: [link]
The first thing you'll obviously see is the new, improved, and yes, a longer menu off to the left there. The new icon designs really make a difference IMHO. Now the reason why the menu is longer, due to my having assigned each individual letter a folder, is because for one it will make my workload easier when it comes to sorting out the pictures. The other reason is actually to make your browsing experience easier than before, which is what I'm going to explain next.
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I now direct your attention to Artist - A for my next explanation: [link]
At the moment, the folder is empty. But that'll soon change once I finally get to sorting all of the Featured pictures into their respective folders according to the first letter of each deviation owner's name. In this case, all artists, whose name begins with an A. Same thing for the other letters.
Now regardless of how many pictures a person has submitted in the past, whether they previously had a subfolder or not, they all were moved to the Archive, which will be explained soon. Like I said before, the number of folders I can create in the Gallery are very limited. And while I just made that limit closer due to the increased number of primary folders, it also means less frequent need to create subfolders for certain artists who have submitted a lot of deviations to the group.
However, if any certain person reaches a certain number of submissions to the group, then I'll once again create a subfolder for that person to keep the number of deviations in the main letter folder manageable. And here's the kicker, once it becomes necessary to create a subfolder for someone, I'll also move all of that person's deviations from the archive into that subfolder as well, if applicable. But please don't take this as a challenge to submit as many pics as you can. This isn't a numbers game, and there's nothing special to gain from it. We value quality over quantity. The latter is simply circumstantial.
One other thing you'll see there is the inclusion of an Artist List, as seen to the left there. Again, it's currently empty. But as more and more artists and their pictures are sorted into each lettered folder, I'll also add that person's name to that list, so you'll be able to see who has material there at a glance. I may move that list beneath the subfolder menu, once said subfolders start being created, but I'm not sure yet.
The point is, I've broken down the sortment of pictures even further, so that any specific person you may be following, can be more easily located.
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Fourth, I now direct you here: [link]
The specific categories, such as CGI Female Muscle (now renamed 3D Female Muscle as well as several others) have been moved into their own folder for the reason that there ARE more folders on the gallery's main page to begin with. And since people looking to browse through a specific category aren't generally looking for any certain person in particular, I felt that those ten gallery folders didn't need to be on the front gallery page, especially since there are 33 primary folders there already.
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And finally, our tour ends here: [link]
With 42 pages of female muscle deviations, each page holding 120 (except the last page, which has 80), All this is assuming that you're a premium member and have your count set to 120, that pretty much amounts to a LOT of older pictures to browse through here.
Please note, however, that this isn't all there is. I'm going to begin a longer term project, that I'll be tackling a little bit at a time, where I'll create a list of every single artist list in that archive folder as well as which page(s) you can find that artist one. Again, this is ONLY provided that you are a premium member of deviantART and that your deviation browsing count is set at 120. Otherwise, the information in that list WON'T be accurate. Consider this another little incentive to have a premium subscription, not that I'm trying to make a sales pitch or anything.
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Anyway, that's the lowdown for ya. Aside from that, everything else will remain the same. Monthly themes will continue as well as other events and hopefully contests as well. If you can, I'd really appreciate your opinion on the gallery redesign. I realize there isn't much to go on without the pictures sorted there yet, but this is more about the icons and the folder placement anyway.