Some friendly reminders about #Inktober since it's coming up!
- It is not a competition; you don't have to do your absolute best every time and it is okay if you aren't "as good as Those Other Artists"
- It is not a job; you aren't obligated to devote hours to these drawings
- It is supposed to be fun; if you are feeling stressed or dreading it, give yourself permission to not do it
When messaging a stranger, DO NOT just greet them. ALWAYS include an indication of what you want to talk to them about!
Messages with an unclear intent can easily make for an awkward or anxious situation, especially if one/both of you can't reply right away. They make it hard for busy people to prioritise, since they don't know if your message is work or casual. For these reasons, some people just ignore greeting-only messages.
Everyone's better off if you state your intent :D
I've heard reservations from artists about signing up here because of the .porn domain name, and it also attracts users who think it's a place to dump porn GIFs, not to mention it turned out to be an expensive TLD after the first year...
So, should we look into getting an alternative domain name for this server?
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