Do you know the situtation when something is against your preference, but still you cannot deny it? We face this daily when we receive submissions that definitely against our rules, but has the special extra that makes us want the image. A disturbing watermark, an unwanted border, lack of focus that takes part of creating mood, but against our rules, heavy editing etc. may give us some headache.
Now we decided to change this situation. We devised a special folder within our gallery for those images that conflict our rules and expectations, but have something that we feel so good that we want to promote. We have a new folder for these works, called TGTD = Too Good To Decline. This is a special folder that is view-only for the public, even for members. Our staff will decide about submissions from the normal ones, and we will move the privileged ones at our sole discretion about promoting. It is in trial period now (June 2015) and the selected pictures have to receive two positive votes to escape rejection and find their places at this special folder. Up this point it seems a worthy practice.
There are some genres and types of images that are strictly forbidden even from TGTD folder. We will reject even the best, DD-winner and billion-times-viewed images if they have expressive nudity, gore, violence or hate content.
You may want to see our Rules Check List and any question about this new stage of promotion is welcomed here.