Hello, this is Scarlet-LunarEclipse, I'm one of the few admin still trying desperately to keep this group alive. As of next week, it has been a full year since our founder, Tepara was last active on DA. As next in charge, the responsibilities of running the group (voting on submissions mostly) fall to me, however I have hit some major snags when trying to moderate. I cannot add or remove admin, I cannot change the voting requirements, and I cannot make journals without the founder's permission. These are limitations placed on me that only our founder can change/remove, and with her MIA at the moment, my hands are tied.
As a solution, it was suggested that I make a sister group Black-White-Club-II, where all of you can continue submitting your art, instead of having your submissions possibly expire here. Expiration only occurs when there are not enough votes, or voting was a tie, when deciding on your submission. This problem is cured by either bring in more admin to help with voting, or by lowering the voting requirements for submissions, neither of which I can do.
I will be in charge of the sister group, and the admin still active with this group, will be added as admin on the sister site, and I will also be bringing in a few new admin to help with voting on the sister site. The sister group will hopefully be an extension of this group; I do not wish to undermine Tepara's authority, but if nothing is done, this group will eventually die. Starting next week (the 16th), I will begin the long process of adding the art from this group to the new one. If you wish to join the sister group, simply ask to join at Black-White-Club-II. I will accept your invite, and you can begin submitting your art there. If you wish to only stay on this site, you may, but with only a handful of admin, there is only so much that can be done. In the event that Tepara comes back, I will pass leadership of the sister site to her. Please do not be mad at Tepara, no one is able to get in contact with her, and we do not know what has happened to her.
Hope everyone has a happy holidays!