Hello! I just want to inform the members and admins here that there seems to be a rather severe bug plaguing our group messages right now. If you've had your work declined today for seemingly wrong reasons, this is very likely why.
We've had pending submissions wrongly appear to be submitted to the wrong folder, and they're getting declined for that reason, only for us to have the message refreshed when we vote to show the folder it was actually being submitted to. It seems to be a visual problem where the system is telling us things are being sent to the wrong folder, but without viewing each pending artwork's correspondence message directly (by going to the Comments link beneath the voting buttons for each) we can't tell what is right or wrong. When the messages are viewed directly, their correct folder destination is displayed as opposed to the visual bug on the collective group inbox.
For example, we've had all our submissions appear as if they're being posted to our Comics and Literature folder until we vote on them, whereupon suddenly they're corrected when the message refreshes after we click our vote. Similarly I revisited our group inbox a few minutes later to see if the problem persisted, and it happened again, only with everything now appearing as if it was being submitted to the Felines folder.
So if you've had your art declined today, this is a very likely reason for it, since we're being led astray by what seems to be a bug on dA's end. (Personally I've had the site fail to load and generally be broken for the last day or so, so maybe this is connected to that general breakage, but I'm not sure.)
I've warned the moderators about this and will be very careful and be sure to view every pending submission individually to get the facts straight with each artwork being submitted, but already some have fallen through the cracks and gotten wrongly declined because we were fooled by the folder name showing up wrong.
As always, be sure to inquire if you feel you've been declined wrongly, but especially so in light of this issue. I also encourage any of our members who are also administrators of other groups to be aware of this issue in case it is affecting your own group correspondence messages. Whether it might be localised to certain ones or not, I don't know, be sure to be careful nonetheless.
This has been happening to me too while running several groups.
That's it: I'm extending my leave from DA until this mess is fixed Of course, I was already inactive due to my gaming addiction...
That's a weird glitch. sent a ticket to DA yet?
I opened a ticket about that!
This has happened to one of my groups as well recently.
I noticed DA servers were slow the last few days... maybe this is linked to the new tags system?
This is the third group with this glitch. I think it's DA itself. :/