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Groups Tutorial by rooteh Groups Tutorial by rooteh
Content:
1. Create a group
1.a Choosing the topic of your group
2. Enabling Joining/Manage Members
3. Enabling Submissions/Managing Gallery Folders
4. A Group Avatar
5. Setting Up Rules
5.a Submitting The Rules
6. Adding/Removing Widgets
7. Advertising Your Group
8. Activities
9. Bugs and how to avoid/fix them
10. FAQs


...because I can't join 5639587 groups to help them out...

Hope this is helpful


Edit:

As this has been asked several times:

To start a new group, go to the Groups page and click on Make a Group.


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:iconpamonk:
PaMonk Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks so much was needing to Learn of what to do.
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:iconroyallenhunt:
RoyAllenHunt Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2015
How about "how do I join a group?"
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AlexandeNight Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks for the advice.  
I started a group almost a month ago, I have members but I still need to get them engaged, so this was helpful ^^ There is such a fine line between spamming and inviting...
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Zeffy-BadWolf Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Ok so I tryed to set to Are Attamaticly Accepted and it dosent save.
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:iconchibi-suicune:
chibi-suicune Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2014   Digital Artist
Uhm, Excuse me if its in their, but how do I create a group?
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:iconrevengesadopts:
RevengesAdopts Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2014
it says in the description how to make one ._.
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:iconchibi-suicune:
chibi-suicune Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2014   Digital Artist
When I entered that comment, that wasn't in there.
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:iconrevengesadopts:
RevengesAdopts Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2014
.-.
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:iconhyenacub:
hyenacub Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
.......I did not realize what the default settings were for everything and I have had everything set to "not allowed' since August.  no wonder no one seemed interested.  Thanks for this tutorial.  I'm a dumbass.  lol
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:iconrooteh:
rooteh Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Heh it's okay. I understand why dA would set the folders to 'not allowed' as default. (You might create a new folder and not have anyone submit stuff it it right away in case there are more changes you need to do).

But it kind of sucks that there's no hints that one still needs to edit that stuff.
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:iconhyenacub:
hyenacub Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Yeah, that would have been useful lol
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:iconrainseed:
Rainseed Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2014  Student General Artist
Is inviting many members using the invite button considered spamming?
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:iconrooteh:
rooteh Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Mmm I'd be careful with that. I don't know if you can be reported for spamming for that/if the staff would see that as spamming, but it can still annoy some people. I personally usually decline group invites by default.

If you want to let people know about your group, it might be better to just send requests to add their art to your galleries. If they're interested, they can still join your group.
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:iconrainseed:
Rainseed Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2014  Student General Artist
I'm the founder and admin for the group, and I always add people's art to the group and only invite them after I've finished adding relevant things from their galleries, thank you for the advice<3
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:icondynamoe:
Dynamoe Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2014
Thanks for sharing
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sam112399st Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2013
how do you remove a group and is there a specific time after making like a month after making you can delete it or cant you
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:iconrooteh:
rooteh Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Here is an explanation devbug.deviantart.com/journal/…
The pictures aren't loading for me but maybe the text helps you already
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:iconwhatdreamsaremadeuv:
WhatDreamsAreMadeUv Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Sorry if this is unrelated, but how can you fix it so that only people who are members of the group can submit art? Thank you!
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:iconrooteh:
rooteh Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Under Edit members you need to select the Members category and set all folders to allow submissions
And make sure that the 'Any Deviant' category doesn't allow them submissions
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WhatDreamsAreMadeUv Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Thank you!
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:iconleafyfirey565:
Leafyfirey565 Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Thanks Root-san!
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:iconskylark-lover:
Skylark-lover Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
how do you get that small text under the name of you r group. 
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:iconrooteh:
rooteh Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hover over 'group info', then click the little pencil button in the top right corner of the dropdown window. Under "Group tag line" write what you want
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Skylark-lover Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
thank you
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:iconmauling-savage-sith:
Mauling-Savage-Sith Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
It's really weird, whenever I go to click on my folders in the gallery, in comes up with page not found!!! PLease take a look :iconthe-sith-bros: :cries:
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:iconrooteh:
rooteh Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Works fine for me
Try again, maybe there was some caching error?
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:iconimadaan90:
imadaan90 Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I think it's because that pic is not anime
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:iconrooteh:
rooteh Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
??? ??
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:iconimadaan90:
imadaan90 Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
hmm

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:iconxxderpxx:
XxDerpxX Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2013
it kept giving me "unable to register"
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:iconrooteh:
rooteh Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Can't help you with that =O Ask the support
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:iconmangasockattack:
mangasockattack Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Super useful!
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:iconpreacher112:
Preacher112 Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
ok awesome
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:iconmossfire365:
Mossfire365 Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Sorry, i meant the group Feathers of Life.
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:iconmossfire365:
Mossfire365 Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Some people have logos on their group page, like :iconfeathersoflife:. Do you have to have a upgraded group to do that?
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:iconrooteh:
rooteh Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
create a Custom Widget and then use the code <img src="URL-OF-THE-IMAGE-YOU-WANT">
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:iconmossfire365:
Mossfire365 Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Ok! Thanks for the help!
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KarinaMacGill Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
I like this! I'm still thinking about a group, it would be a group for a real-life Hungarian comic artist group, so that we would be able to get international attention.

Most of us already has a DA account, but we're not extremely popular. :D

So the basic idea is that the members, maybe 10-20 artist would upload in the main gallery, and we would have a fanart section to. Can I somehow forbid fans from uploading to the main folders?

We have around 500 followers on fb... Do you think this would work? What should I be careful about?
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:iconrooteh:
rooteh Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
sorry if the reply is late
anyway
it would work if you make the 10-20 artists 'contributors'
you can then set the permissions for the main gallery so only the contributors can submit there
and the fans could join as 'members' and only submit to a special folder or only the favorites, however you make the settings
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:iconkarinamacgill:
KarinaMacGill Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Okay! Np for 'late', I know we all have lives besides DA!;)

We're not 20 yet, maybe I'll make a group for all hungarian comic artists, that would make 20!

Thank you very much!
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:iconjennystokes:
jennystokes Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2012  Professional General Artist
Interesting that you put this on here at this time.
I am just about to write a Journal about Groups........ideas for what is good and what is not.
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:iconrooteh:
rooteh Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Cool :D

Well if you wanna mention ideas from here or link to this, I wouldn't mind
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:iconjennystokes:
jennystokes Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2012  Professional General Artist
Have NOT done this yet.
Will try and remember to let you know.
Hugs
Jenny
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:icon13crowley13:
13Crowley13 Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks, I just started a group and I was looking everywhere for tips on how to promote it and get more members.
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:iconwhitewingedfox:
Whitewingedfox Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2012
This thing is really helpful, but how do you acually "create the group"?
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:iconrooteh:
rooteh Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
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:iconwhitewingedfox:
Whitewingedfox Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2012
Thanks so much!
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:iconprowerfoxboy:
prowerfoxboy Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2012
... yeah.... im prety lazy :( if theres anybody that wants my group (TailsXCosmoclan) you can have it. just contact me
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:iconrooteh:
rooteh Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You better ask/announce that in a journal on your group, not here on this page, cause here barely anyone will see you.
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:iconprowerfoxboy:
prowerfoxboy Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2012
yeah, I'm pretty lazy :( i will probably end up closing the group, anyway. but that's OK :iconohjoyplz:
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