As our forum grows we are looking for input from members about which kind of dolls we would like to include. While we don't guarentee we will go with the majority decision, we want to know what you think. <3
We would like the focus of the forum to remain ball jointed porcelain dolls, but we are open to including certain other types of dolls, especially if they do not currently have an English forum where they are on-topic. No matter what changes come, if any, we will always allow free discussion of any doll in the Tearoom (off-topic section). Please elaborate on your choices and reasoning in the comments.
For your reference, here is the current definition of on topic for this forum: "To be considered On Topic for this forum, a doll must: -Be constructed primarily of fired porcelain -Be ball jointed in at least 11 places. This is to exclude statues and figurines, which are best discussed elsewhere. Porcelain dolls with fewer joints may be permitted at the discretion of the moderators. -Be a doll currently or recently produced (not an antique doll). -Be an original work by an artist. Dolls with molds created entirely or partially from another artist’s work are recasts and will not be tolerated. Users found to be creating or promoting recast dolls will be banned. "
My personal choice it to keep this forum to porcelain bjd dolls, because there are so many doll forums that talk about resin bjd dolls of all types. I was very excited that this forum was created because it is the place where we can talk, share and celebrate our porcelain dolls from different artists and not just one artist. It was exactly what i was hopping to see for a long time. I also chose the 3rd option, because it is also interesting to see resin dolls from artist who make porcelain dolls as well.
Post by lilithskyblue on Jan 31, 2015 9:41:20 GMT -8
I too think it should be at least 99% about jointed porcelain dolls. And while a few years ago I might have felt there was not enough subject matter, now there is plenty. But I still think it okay to have a thread about resins that porcelain doll artists have made, but only ones that porcelain artists have made. And I think it okay to include porcelain that has been painted by methods other then china paint. I also I like the epoxy porcelain that Olydoll uses, (though I don't quite understand what it is) or has she switched to regular porcelain? I would allow that too. I'm wondering about flumo. Sometimes artists use that as a stepping stone to porcelain, bjtales has made some very nice flumo dolls. I think that's okay too. But material other then porcelain should have their own threads and be kept separate from porcelain, except in group shots or comparisons.
Thanks to you all for voting already! And I also appreciate people saying how they think it should be organized. That is something we mods are talking about too. It is hard to know the best way to divide things...
My vote is similar to most here. I feel strongly that porcelain dolls are unique and special because of their material and process of layers of China paint. I think without these criteria it is not the same kind of doll.
I feel like OOAK dolls with flumo or paperclay are too different because they do not have molds and are therefore not replicable. For me the replication through molds is a desirable thing. Then people with the same sculpts can relate to each other on forums and it is possible to get another doll like one you might see. Not sure if that makes sense...
I am open to having a section for resin dolls only if they are not of a sort talked about on Den of Angels. I don't want to compete with the biggest forum!!! I think it's sad that some dolls (resin with painted eyes) have no on-topic place. Maybe we could do it here.
But I don't want it all to be based on my opinion. I set up the forum just guessing what people would want based on what I like. But now that there are lots of people here I can try to find out what people actually want. It is encouraging to see people like the forum mostly as it is.
Another possibility is expanding the Tearoom into several forums like Discussion by Artist, Gallery, Workshop...? I don't know what is best yet.