That would certainly make sense, considering the collab will be finished on Dec 1st, but I don't think I could make a decent looking background in a couple of days. I think I'll stick to a transparent background with a banner for the final picture, however, this is a community
collaboration, and not my
collaboration, so if anyone wants to add their own background, they're free to do so. I think it would be interesting to see people post their own versions of the final collab picture.
On the topic of Christmas, a Hearth's Warming Collab would be fun, and it would give anyone who missed the community collab another chance, but I think it might be too late to do that considering there's less than a month left. Maybe we could try that next year, and next year's community collab could be in the middle of the year to space them out. As Derpibooru has their community collab on the anniversary of their first upload (I think?), maybe the Ponerpics one could be on July 7th? As that's when it was first posted on /mlp/: https://desuarchive.org/mlp/thread/35562142/#q35562377 https://desuarchive.org/mlp/thread/35562142/#q35562680
Furthermore, if there are multiple collabs, then maybe they could have slightly different rules (e.g. one could be OC-only and the other could be canon-only), allowing people to pick which ones they like, but on the other hand, maybe that would be too much.
In regards to the other posts about non-OC submissions, I spoke to Appulman privately about it and decided that the fairest decision would be to stick to the rules that had already been laid out. I also thought that, if people posted rule suggestions in this thread, then maybe we could make a Google Form or something where people can vote for what the rules are, that way the community decides the community collab's rules.
What do you guys think?