Well now we can say that this Group is for Stock providers and people who make Stock occasionally... join requests are automatically accepted...
Manipulators can join or watch, though joining is better for people who provide stock, and watching is better for manipulators as an help to find Stock. But there is no particular rule on that thingie...
People who do drawings (traditional or digital) using Stock references will find the same here than manipulators of course.
Some (COOL) rules are now posted at this: [link]
And now a new supplementary goal of this group is to link together:
Please take a look at them
Edit Jan 09, 2013:
* We came to the decision that we will not send individual messages which say "Welcome to the Group, etc..." on your Profile pages, not out of laziness, but because some people don't like it for two main reasons:
1 - Because some people don't like to receive those repetitive messages. This phenomenon is increasing, more and more, and although it looks to be new and minor, we see this more often now. So we will respect that.
2 - Because some others consider those messages like a form of spam. We can understand that: Because on your Profile page, in this case a message like this can be considered as an advertisement for our Group. So we will respect that too.
~ Though you can send us a message on our Homepage... Or, if you prefer, send us a note, and we will respond you... Like this, more freedom for everyone.
* We decided too, that the Featured Gallery will be priority for our Members, and also for our Watchers who are featured in the Group due to an accepted past request. Why past requests? Because, by default, we will not continue to do requests anymore to non-Members (and of course to Non-Watchers too). Now speaking about requests we have to make a little survey:
~ Indeed, if you Members, want to submit by yourselves at any time you want: this will be the default rule on this particular point...
However, and finally here is the survey: We have to ask to those of you who may want us to request some of their Artworks, just send a note to the Group and we will do...
(This may be useful for people who are newcomers to dA or who decided to jump into Groups for the first time).
Other "all areas" or Stock Groups having with common Admins with us:
More Groups to come?