Thank you for your input on the last journal entry
, about whether we should allow non-feathered submissions. Much to my relief, the community's overwhelming reaction was a resounding "hell no!" In light of that discussion and also of external communication with a couple of concerned members, I have decided instead to be stricter about accuracy
and more selective from now on in terms of what I'll allow here. This doesn't mean that every submissions has to be absolutely perfect, but the bar is slightly higher than before. For an updated list of our rules, please see the front page on Deinonychosauria
However, there is a caveat: at suggestion from babbletrish
, I have decided to open up a new folder
for deinonychosaur cartoons, PSAs and the like. However, these must still be accurate
. The primary focus of this folder is one of humor and of educational value, not strict paleo-art, but I will not sacrifice accuracy for the sake of humor (i.e. feathers can still attach to the correct digit in a cartoon!). Of course this does mean I'll be more lenient about anthropomorphic expression and behavior in this folder.
With this in mind, I have two questions on which I'd appreciate some input from the community:
1. Is the "fun stuff" folder a good idea? If there's an overwhelming consensus against it, I'll ditch it. Suggestions for additional guidelines are welcomed.
2. Spec evo: Yay or nay? Whenever I come across amazing stuff like this
I sort of want it here, but it doesn't count as realistic paleoart so I'm not sure.