UPDATE: An agreement has been reached concerning how wallpapers are treated in the community, and the boycott is over.
So I'm sure pretty much all of my watchers aside from a select few have heard of Equestria Daily, and in fact, probably visit the site on a fairly regular basis.
Well, for those that have been visiting the site for a long time, you might have noticed a pretty significant drop in quality in regards to their wallpaper compilations. Now, as it is one of the top most visited sites in the fandom, and being the main hub for news, art, music, fics and other creative endeavors, I feel like they should take a little more responsibility to make their content as high quality as possible.
Now, you're probably thinking. "Delta, why are you bitching to us? Get off your ass and go do something about it." Well, we have tried before. A staff member of #EquestiaDigital sent in a complaint, which lead to the promise of increasing the quality of the wallpaper compilations. Despite this promise however, no changes have been made. There have been other similar attempts like this one, all which have simply been ignored.
More recently, someone left a comment on Equestria Daily referring to the drop in quality of the compilations, to which an EqD staff member replied; "We need more wallpapers!" (Screenshot: [link]
) This is far from true, as I know many graphic designers who send in wallpapers almost weekly, sometimes even in sets of 3 or 4. I myself used to send in wallpapers into EqD all the time, but many were ignored or lost. I've even received the infamous "to the queue!" response only to have it never appear on the site. Many friends of mine have told me they've received the same treatment.
And for the record, I'm not saying this because my wallpapers haven't been placed on the site. No, I got fed up and stopped submitting to EqD a long time ago. I'm saying it because my friends, who are great people and some of the most talented graphic artists I know, haven't been able to get themselves on the site. They don't deserve to be ignored and treated like they're nothing. They deserve to be known. I got popular because of the wallpaper compilations on EqD, I'm not gonna lie. But now that the compilation's organization sucks, the newcomers can't get their hard work in.
We at #EquestriaDigital would like this to stop. We have all agreed to stop sending in art, and will disallow any of our art to be posted until further action is taken to amend the compilations. If you agree, please help us and sign this petition: