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FP is expanding!
Quite literally as it changes its look: The page design will be wider (by less than 100 pixels, but enough to make a difference, I think!) and colours will be tweaked. Some pages may have a transition period to fit into the new width, but that's minor. What's not-so-minor is that in a very short while, you'll see a new section on the website and front page--images submitted by artists that are waiting for our moderator's critiques! Fancy yourself a good judge of art? Well, try your hand. Only site members get to enjoy this feature of getting and giving critiques--whether your portfolio has passed our judges or not. If you're confused, Janet just asks that you hold tight while the FAQs and Help pages catch up...
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Image pass/fail status.
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Changes in the Works
Years ago, this site was created on a great idea--that no art would be displayed on member portfolios on the site, until it has been passed by a jury of three moderators, and those moderators would be chosen from existing artists based on the quality of their own art and ability to articulate how to improve a picture. Moderators stayed unknown to the artist having their work judged, but not from each other. It all was set up to make sure that both the quality of the art that appeared, and the quality of the critiques given was very high.
We succeeded in that. The downside is that our moderators do have other jobs, critiquing art is time-consuming, and the image queue always lagged behind. Weeks behind. Months behind. We are now approaching a portfolio that has waited what is now approaching a year for its verdict. And I am ashamed. Not because I haven't done what I can for the images in the queue (but I can only be one out of THREE moderators needed to pass a picture), a...
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