This update is for those people interesting in getting some features and support from Resurgere, read below for instructions and information.
Resurgere has always received a lot of affiliation requests, and particularly since dA Groups went into beta we have seen a sharp increase in the amount of those requests. We feel it was time we addressed the issue in a journal to state our stance, to avoid having to answer so many requests indivdially in notes.
We have never officially affiliated with any other group and do not plan to in the foreseeable future. Even though we have strong loyalties to certain other projects and do feature them often, it does not mean we are "affiliated". The concept of affiliation has been cheapened by too many people using it simply as a way to trade links and generate traffic and nothing more. That is why we reject the term, so if you are asking for "affiliation" the answer is 'no'.
I do not believe in link trading. I think: if there is a person/project which I feel I should link to I will do so whether or not I get a link back, and I do not expect or want a link back 'just because' I linked to them. And I hope the people who respect Resurgere and think they can support us, will link back to us whether they receive a return link or not. That is a model for supporting each other in good faith and for the right reasons, that is what Resurgere is interested in. So we will not "affiliate" with anyone, but we still do want to support others.
We are in the middle of re-designing our profile page at [link] it is a work in progress at the moment but have a look. As you can see right now about half the page space is focused on Resurgere's work, while the other half is given to feature other stock producers and outside projects.
The 'Links...' area of the page is the area in which we will link to other groups & projects. We are still considering what the best design for this area is and how to feature many groups effectively, but the function of the area will be to link to other groups and projects that we support. We may also support some projects through other avenues like journal entries, etc.
Before we are able to feature a good project we need to know about it, so we are inviting you to tell us about any projects you run/repect and think could use our support. Comment on this journal telling us why we should support you.
We are not interested in supporting every kind of project out there, so we are going to give a quick list of the top three kinds of projects we are interested in supporting and top three kinds that we are not.
As a general rule groups centered on supporting the art of their gallery and own members; will not be included in our Links area. I.e., "dark photomanips group", "macro photography group", these sorts of projects. Raster is an exception, and there may be others in future.
Groups or individuals who produce stock and resources will be supported by our Faves on a resource by resource basis; because they are already getting support they will not be included in our Links area. ~PrintsForLit is an exception, since it is a specific community strengthening and charity effort.
Groups focused on devmeets, a specific geographic region, tv shows, or anything thing we don't consider charity / community / art centric; will not be included in our Links area.
Each project will be judged on it's own merits not on the lists above, but they do provide a general guide to who should and should not apply.
Looking forward to hearing from you all and expanding the amount of projects we are featuring.