We have been receiving some questions about moderation from both new and established users. I wanted to take a few moments to answer some of the common questions, and give you a chance to ask questions that I will answer in a later post.
Why was my skin approved later than others, even though I submitted before them?
Skins are not moderated in order of their submission. Once a skin is uploaded it is placed in a moderation gallery to be looked at by the moderators. Some skins take longer for a variety of reasons such as waiting to receive more opinions on the skin, or to verify a permission, etc. We try to get skins through as fast as possible, but we have a limited staff, and although they do phenomenal work, only so much can be done at a time.
Where is my wallpaper, it was approved but not in the gallery?
It is more than likely in your personal gallery. WinCustomize is a moderated gallery and not all submissions are placed into the public gallery. Please see the upload guidelines for more information.
Why is the rating lower now than when it was approved?
Moderators put through an initial rating, but once it is in the public galleries any user can then rate skins.
What can I do to up the chances of my wallpaper making it into the public gallery?
There is not a single solution I can recommend, but some tips can help. First, focus on quality not quantity. Uploading wallpapers just to get more downloads will actually increase your chances of not being made public. Be unique, take your time, solicit feedback from peers, and just enjoy what you are doing.
If you have any questions you would like answered about moderation, please leave them in the comments and I will make another post soon answering as much as I can.