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Sat Sep 26, 2015, 4:56 AM
ProjectComment has been an active group since 2009 to give you the constructive comments you deserve!

We have many projects that encourage our awesome members to give comments and get comments. These projects involve workshops, features, chat events, contests and, more importantly, systems that rely on interchange, inclusion and interaction.

To both give and get comments is no easy task, but, with the many projects that we have here, we hope that you find something that works best for you. If not, why not make a suggestion by noting us?

Additionally, if you have any questions or anything else at all, please do not hesitate to contact us! :love:

Our Values


Our awesome admins and members give comments and get comments with the following values in mind:

  • Interchange
    …to restore balance – comment for comment, positive and negative, give and take.
  • Inclusion
    …to accept all – every commenter, every art, regardless of skill or artist.
  • Interaction
    …to nurture together – educate, engage, elevate.


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Joining ProjectComment [^]


Membership into our group is automatically approved! We accept every kind of artist and all kinds of art. We don’t care if you are an expert, or a complete n00b, at commenting!

To join, you do not have to be an amazing artist or commenter. We believe everyone can write a constructive comment if they are willing to be open, to try and to learn.

So, what are you waiting for? :la:


I'm new! Where do I start? What do I do? [^]


Welcome to ProjectComment! Where you start and what you do is entirely up to you! There are many places for you to start, and many things for you to do. No one way is right or wrong.

ProjectComment encourages you to ask yourself what you really want from the group. Do you want comments? Do you want to give comments? Do you want support for your comments?

These are just some of the questions that you could be asking yourself. Once you have your answer, check out our visual help guide for new members to find where you can start and what you can do.

As a group, we encourage you to join us whenever you can. We understand that commenting takes time, and that you may not have time or be active much. That is completely fine with us! Many of our projects allow you to come and go as you please, but some of our projects do require more commitment, such as Gallery at a Glance, Comment Tag and Comment Wars.


ProjectComment "Projects" [^]


ProjectComment’s projects can range from workshops, to features, to chat events, to contests to actual projects and much more! Everything we have is to encourage you to give and get the comments you deserve, as well as aid you in your commenting.

Each project has its own rules, guidelines and information, as well as its own ‘Project Manager’. The Project Manager is the person to go to with any questions, suggestions or concerns about anything related to the project as they, essentially, manage the project. If you are not comfortable talking to the Project Manager, please note the group instead.


ProjectComment Rules [^]


ProjectComment’s rules and group standards ensure the efficiency and fairness of our projects for everyone. Your understanding of our rules and group standards is very much appreciated.

Constructive Comments


Comments made on behalf of ProjectComment should be constructive. What is a Constructive Comment?

For the comment to really help an artist, a rough measurement is a comment of around 7 consecutive lines as seen on a desktop computer. 7 consecutive lines is around 200 words. If you are using a mobile or tablet device, this translates to more than 14 consecutive lines.

Please do not interpret lines as ‘sentences’ or lines that should be broken up.
7 consecutive lines means that the lines should follow on from each other - one after the other.

To really help an artist, we also expect constructive comments to use What is a Constructive Comment? as a guide and basic foundation for your comment, not to be used or interpreted as the bare minimum required by ProjectComment. For further support, please review our Constructive Commenting: Guiding Questions (questions to consider when writing constructive comments) and Comment Hall of Fame (examples of constructive comments).

Member Indication


To distinguish between comments made on behalf of our group, and comments made on behalf of other groups, please indicate you are a member of ProjectComment in your constructive comment.

You can use one (of three) ways to indicate your membership:

  • Use of Emoticons - :constructive: by a-kid-at-heart :Constructive: by stuck-in-suburbia Lil'comment by Amarantheans Constructivecomment by Amarantheans Lil' Comment Type by Amarantheans Lil' Comment by Amarantheans Supportcomment by Amarantheans
    Please note that emoticons will not show in Critiques written on the Critique Platform.
  • Use of Signature - Please edit your Settings and put :devprojectcomment: in your Signature.
  • Use of Group Links -
  • :devprojectcomment: - ProjectComment
  • :iconprojectcomment: - :iconprojectcomment:


Comment Tag


Please take note that Comment Tag enforces a 100-word minimum on deviation-related content. If you intend to sign up to Comment Tag, please be committed to giving a comment.


What is a Constructive Comment? [^]


A constructive comment is a comment that serves a useful purpose. For many artists, constructive comments help them improve their artwork. For others, constructive comments offer insight, depth, new perspective and more. Ultimately, constructive comments encourage critical thinking of both the artist and the commenter, and they embody our values as a group.

A constructive comment is...
  • Tailored to the artist and the art.
  • Precise in summarizing your interpretation of the piece regarding the concept, meaning and more.
  • Well-rounded and balanced in content, including things done well and not done well, things you like and not like, positive and negative, etc.
  • Targeted for artistic improvement, with suggestions of what to improve, how to improve and why the artist should improve in this specific area.
  • Justified with specific examples, evidence and explanations. This is done through 'why', 'how', 'what', etc.
    For example, what does this particular element create in / add to / contributes to...the piece, the subject, the concept, etc.? How and why does the element or artist do this?

Please take note that the above is to be used as a guide and basic foundation for your comment, not to be used or interpreted as the bare minimum required by ProjectComment. The above should help you expand upon your own comment. For further support, please review our Constructive Commenting: Guiding Questions (questions to consider when writing constructive comments) and Comment Hall of Fame (examples of constructive comments).


What is not a Constructive Comment? [^]


A constructive comment is not
:bulletblack: A line or a few lines - it is difficult to be constructive when writing so little.

:bulletblack: An Itemized List - or any list at all.

:bulletblack: Generic - feedback that could be applied to any artist or any art.

:bulletblack: Useless - no insight, no depth, no improvement suggestions, no justification, etc.

:bulletblack: Rude / Offensive / Insulting - constructive comments can be given (i.e. phrased) constructively.


Examples of Constructive Comments [^]


The different parts (or 'structure') of the comment for both 6-7 Lines and 7+ Lines are as follows:
  • Brief Introduction - first impressions and feelings over the artwork.
  • The well-done elements – main idea, examples and explanation of what was done well.
  • The points to improve - what elements could be improved and how to do so.
  • Brief Conclusion – supporting message and encouragement to the artist, thus ending the comment on a positive or hopeful note.

6-7 Lines*


7+ Lines*


RED: The main idea of each point for further development later; something general to introduce your point and what you will say.

GREEN: Examples used as 'evidence' of the main idea, thus helping the artist to spot different elements or areas of improvement. No 'evidence' can cause confusion for the artist.

BLUE: Further guidance by suggesting ways to improve, specifically focusing on how. Simply stating what needs to be improved is not enough to help the artist.

PURPLE: Justification and explanation of the effect on you (the commenter/audience) by the different elements (red) and examples (green). This is important in highlighting whether the audience (you) was able to understand the artwork in terms of meaning and concept.

*Many thanks to Tuntalm for the examples.

Check out our Comment Hall of Fame, which features amazing constructive comments!


Submitting to the Gallery [^]


ProjectComment guarantees constructive comments for every piece in our Gallery, but to get constructive comments, you must first give constructive comments on pieces from our Gallery! This ensures the system keeps running, that comments are being given so that others get comments. (Submission Limit: 7/week.)

If you would like to submit Literature, we would really appreciate it if you could comment on Literature so that it is fair. Submitting Literature?

Submission Approval


For ProjectComment to approve your submission into our Gallery, please do the following:
  • Give a constructive comment on a deviation in our Gallery, preferably from the same folder you would like to submit to yourself.
  • Once you have commented, please give us a link to your comment as seen here OR post on our front page OR note the group with a link to the deviation you would like to submit to the group.
  • We will review your comment. If the comment is constructive, your submission will be accepted into the group and will not be moved until you get a constructive comment back.

Please note it takes 48 hours (maximum) to receive a response from ProjectComment regarding your Gallery Submissions

Our Gallery System


Folders open to our members:

:bulletgreen: Give & Get 1 Comment, 6-7 Lines
:bulletgreen: Give & Get 1 Comment, 7+ Lines
:bulletgreen: Give & Get 2 Comments, 6-7 Lines
:bulletgreen: Give & Get 2 Comments, 7+ Lines

What do our folders mean?


  • Give & Get - If you submit to Give & Get 1, you will give 1 comment and get 1 comment. If you submit to Give & Get 2, you will give 2 comments and get 2 comments.
  • Lines - If you submit to 6-7 Lines, you will give 6-7 Lines and get 6-7 Lines. If you submit to 7+ Lines, you will give 7+ Lines and get 7+ Lines.

Take Note


  • Please respect our system. For example, if you are commenting on a deviation in the 7+ Lines folders, please post a comment of 7+ Lines.
  • If you have made and linked us to two constructive comments, you will, of course, get two constructive comments back.
  • Comments must be constructive. What is a Constructive Comment?


Submitting Literature [^]


You may submit literature into ProjectComment, but we do have specific rules…

  • If you would like to submit Literature into our Gallery, we would really appreciate it if you could comment on Literature so that it is fair.
  • Our members will not be commenting on more than two standard pages of Literature. Therefore, we ask that you refrain from submitting more than two pages or, if you insist on submitting, please do not expect our commenters to comment, fully, on the entire piece.
  • Our members cannot comment on any chapter after the first (e.g. Chapter 2 or 22) with understanding of happenings that occurred in previous chapters. Therefore, if you would like a comment on a piece that comes after the first chapter, it will be approached as a standalone piece.
  • Our members may not know the fandom of a fanfiction piece. Therefore, please bear in mind that our members may not be able to comment on the content.


Giving & Getting Comments [^]


If you want to get comments by giving comments, that is awesome! ProjectComment tries to foster an environment of reciprocity, of fair exchange and balance, so that those that give comments get comments back of the same caliber.

How does it work to get comments by giving comments? Well, we have projects that encourage you to give comments first. Once you have commented and linked us to your comments, your piece will be commented on by other members – just like what you did for someone else.

  • Our Gallery - ProjectComment’s main system. Submitting to the Gallery
  • Gallery at a Glance -  If you sometimes feel a little lost on your artistic journey, if you would like a fresh pair of eyes to help you pinpoint where your strengths and weaknesses are, or if you would just like to know the impression that your art leaves on other viewers, come join us for a round (or two)!
  • Comment Tag - This is the only project where you get a comment first, prompting you to give a comment to the next person. Comment Tag is a fun game where every comment given means a comment received (or every comment received means a comment given).
  • Weekly Commenting - We bring the commenting to you (via Notes), once a week, every week, so that you can submit unlimited deviations into our Gallery.
  • Comment Wars (current post in Blog) - Triumph and conquer in this battleground of comments and commenters, a project designed to give you quality feedback.

Please note that Give & Get Comment Projects guarantee you comments.



Getting Comments, Without Giving [^]


Commenting takes time, especially if you are posting constructive comments. Therefore, we understand if you just want to get comments without giving any (although, we would like you to pay the kindness forward by giving comments too).

  • More Exposure - Not exactly a ‘Comment Project’, this project aims to bring you more exposure by featuring you on our front page and in a news article.
    (Submission Limit: 3/week.)
  • No Constructive Comments - We guarantee one constructive comment for deviations with no constructive comments. (Submission Limit: 1/week.)
  • Referral Network - Our Referral Network gives you constructive comments, features and :points: if you refer friends, watchers, etc. to ProjectComment and they take part in one of ProjectComment's projects.
  • Points/Comment Exchange - We accept :points: in exchange of comments. To do so, please donate here and ensure you link the deviations you would like to get comments on. Our prices:
  • 100 :points: = 2 Constructive Comments of 6-7 Lines each.
  • 150 :points: = 2 Constructive Comments of 7+ Lines each.

Please note that some Get Comment Projects do not guarantee you comments.


Interacting & Supporting Commenters [^]


Without our awesome commenters, ProjectComment wouldn't be the group it is today. It is with that belief that we have initiatives for you all to interact and support one another as commenters, but also as artists and members of the DeviantArt community.



Comment Support [^]


You have come to the right place if you would like support for your comments and/or commenting in general! If you are open and willing to learn, we are more than willing to help and guide you through the realm of commenting.



Supporting ProjectComment [^]


We appreciate every and any support to help artists on DeviantArt get the constructive comments they deserve. As they say, the more, the merrier!

You can support ProjectComment in many different ways:
  • Post a Journal, Status Update and more about ProjectComment. Invite and encourage others to join in on the commenting fun!
  • Use our Comment Emoticons in your journals, artist descriptions and anywhere else you see fit!
  • If you see someone stating they want comments, mention ProjectComment to them and invite them to participate!
  • :+fav: and comment on our journals, create discussions, share your thoughts and opinions!
  • Link to ProjectComment in your Signature!
  • Donate :points: here, where every :points: received goes back to our members and the community in the form of contests, projects and other events.

Become an Admin


If you would like to go one step further than a commenter or member, consider becoming an admin at ProjectComment.

We are in need of volunteers to help us manage the group behind-the-scenes. Those who are interested in our open positions should send us a note with the position you are interested in and an explanation for your interest.

Open Positions
  • Writing and Posting Commenting Workshops/Tutorials (once a month)
  • Hosting Chat Events (once a month)
  • Project Manager of a Project

Please ensure that you can demonstrate activity within the group before application. We will not be accepting applications from people who do not have a history of making a difference in ProjectComment.



If you cannot find what you are looking for, please note us!



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:iconmahogi:
Mahogi Featured By Owner 20 hours ago  Hobbyist General Artist
I am trying to put down your group signature in my constructive comment, and it's just not working for me :( I tried both ways, :devprojectcomment: and :iconprojectcomment: but it just won't work... Why did this happen and what do I do now? 
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:icon3wyl:
3wyl Featured By Owner 19 hours ago  Hobbyist General Artist
The :icon one won't work in your signature, but the :dev will. Just copy and paste that into Notepad, and then copy and paste it into your Signature. Should work then. :)

It has latent code in there. :nod:
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:iconmahogi:
Mahogi Featured By Owner 19 hours ago  Hobbyist General Artist
Yep, in signature it works x) I am not too keen on the idea of editing the signature itself, BUT, I will give it time and I bet it will grow on me ^^
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:icon3wyl:
3wyl Featured By Owner 19 hours ago  Hobbyist General Artist
It's completely up to you! You don't have to do it. :)
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:iconsleesuper:
sleesuper Featured By Owner May 12, 2017  New Deviant Student Traditional Artist
This is a beautiful idea! Constructive comments I think would also help me improve my creative skills. 
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:icon3wyl:
3wyl Featured By Owner May 12, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
Yes, definitely! Thank you!
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:icontoddntheshiningsword:
ToddNTheShiningSword Featured By Owner May 7, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I have noticed it's acceptable to pay for Comments in Points. Is it acceptable to make smaller offers to members directly from the Group Profile page?
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:icon3wyl:
3wyl Featured By Owner May 8, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
How do you mean? :confused:
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:iconwrenfall:
Wrenfall Featured By Owner Edited May 11, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
He's asking if he can cold call Project Comment members and buy/sell comments for points. Just gonna roll my eyes at this one, lol.
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:icon3wyl:
3wyl Featured By Owner May 12, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
Indeed! :O
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:iconjakirajurosawa:
JakiraJurosawa Featured By Owner May 3, 2017  New Deviant Hobbyist General Artist
Testing :iconprojectcomment:
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:icon3wyl:
3wyl Featured By Owner May 4, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
Yes, indeed! :O
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:iconjakirajurosawa:
JakiraJurosawa Featured By Owner May 3, 2017  New Deviant Hobbyist General Artist
Worked now
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:iconjakirajurosawa:
JakiraJurosawa Featured By Owner May 3, 2017  New Deviant Hobbyist General Artist
Testing :iconprojectcomment
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:iconhanazou:
Hanazou Featured By Owner May 3, 2017  New Deviant Hobbyist General Artist
Umm...

Emoticons can appear in critiques. My first critique has an emoticon.

hanazou.deviantart.com/critiqu…
maria the hedgehog preview

Just wanting to clear that out and help out.:) (Smile) :D (Big Grin) 
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:icon3wyl:
3wyl Featured By Owner May 3, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
Official emoticons work, but not user-generated ones. :)
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:iconhanazou:
Hanazou Featured By Owner May 3, 2017  New Deviant Hobbyist General Artist
Oh. I see.

Opps....


Sorry!
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:iconmutantwinproductions:
MutantWinProductions Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2017  Student Filmographer
This is exactly the type of group I've been looking for! I'm so excited to hear feedback on my own pieces as well as help others! As soon as I touch up my newest piece I will definitely submit it for review! I just always get so little feedback so I'm really hyped over this <3
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:icon3wyl:
3wyl Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
Ah, that sounds awesome! We hope that you get a lot of feedback from this group. :eager:
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:iconhanazou:
Hanazou Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2017  New Deviant Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you for the invitation! The next refresh of my Notifications page was that appearing. I greatly agree about constructive comments/critiques and I wish that your success for spreading this throughout DeviantArt.


May the guide of our Loving God be with you and Peace be with you, as well.

~Mel
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:icon3wyl:
3wyl Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you so much for your support, Mel! :la:
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:iconhanazou:
Hanazou Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2017  New Deviant Hobbyist General Artist
My pleasure!
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:iconseiboz07:
Seiboz07 Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks for the invitation! I am a bit honored, since I made my first critique and the very next day get invited to join this group! :D I agree on everything you said about constructive comments.

Peace to you.
~ TSB II
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:icon3wyl:
3wyl Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
Awesome! Thank you for your support! :la:
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:iconhikaruuzudragneel:
HikaruUzudragneel Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2017  Student General Artist
Thank you for inviting me! I'll try to do the best I can!! >W< 
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:icon3wyl:
3wyl Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you for joining! :la:

The server is a bit quiet now, but there should be some activity later. :O
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:iconhikaruuzudragneel:
HikaruUzudragneel Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2017  Student General Artist
Alright!! >w< 
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:icon0basesbrosonicboom0:
0BasesBroSonicBOOM0 Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2017
Glad to be invited :)

Sorry, but I didn't have time to read it :'(

I'll ready it soon though! :slipperyhug: 
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:icon3wyl:
3wyl Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
No worries! Take the time you need! :D
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0BasesBroSonicBOOM0 Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2017
*Read

Okay!
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:iconlady-pinkfins:
Lady-Pinkfins Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2017  New Deviant Hobbyist Traditional Artist
when I have time I reread this making sure I know to make the best comments...it might take some time to communicate it just right ^^
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:icon3wyl:
3wyl Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
Sure! Take your time with it all - there's no rush. :)
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:iconmach68:
Mach68 Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2017
Thank you for the invite! This is an honor! :boogie:
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:icon3wyl:
3wyl Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
:highfive:
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:iconkingsobaka:
KingSobaka Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2017  Student General Artist
This seems like such a cool and fun thing for artists to do, I'm glad I was invited into this community!
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:icon3wyl:
3wyl Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you so much! We hope you have fun indeed. :la:
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:iconlazarian96:
Lazarian96 Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks for the invitation! I'd love to be a part of this group. But I have a quick question: I thought the folders were based on length of comment and how many comments. But all I see is "no constructive comments", "more exposure" etc. Did you by any chance update the folder names? And are there any new rules or guidelines not listed in this journal, that I should know about?
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:icon3wyl:
3wyl Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
Yes, the folders are based on length of comment and how many comments. These folders are in the Gallery, not the Favourites. :nod:

There aren't any new rules or guidelines. :)
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:iconlazarian96:
Lazarian96 Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh. Lol oops. I didn't notice those were collections. Sorry. 
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:icon3wyl:
3wyl Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
No worries! :D
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:iconcocotett:
cocotett Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
I am a bit slow, so I don't understand everything Sweating a little... 
So, you have to write at least one comment per week on one of the drawings of one of the artists in this group? And for every comment you get one back? Oops! 
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:icon3wyl:
3wyl Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
There are no deadlines or certain amounts of comments that you have to make. Whenever you want to post a comment, then post one on a piece in the gallery. In return, you can submit your own piece to the gallery for a guaranteed, constructive comment.
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:iconcocotett:
cocotett Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
So for every comment I post, I can submit ONE of my drawings to your gallery so others can comment?
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:icon3wyl:
3wyl Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
It's equal reciprocation, so one comment means one submission where you'll get at least one guaranteed comment back in return. :nod:
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:iconcocotett:
cocotett Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
Ok thank you!
Does it matters if its a 6-7 or 7< Lines?
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:icon3wyl:
3wyl Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
All comments must be 200 words minimum, which is 6-7 lines for us. :nod:
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:iconcocotett:
cocotett Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
Ok... Thank you! :)
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:iconnedhsil:
Nedhsil Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
As  a new, Do I must put a comment in the group for to be admit ?
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:icon3wyl:
3wyl Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
Yes, please comment on pieces in our gallery if you would like to submit to our gallery. :)

Comments must be 200 words minimum. :nod:
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:iconnedhsil:
Nedhsil Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
Ok, fine.
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