Rules of Conduct - Hall of the Arts subsection

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Rules of Conduct - Hall of the Arts subsection

Postby Morgaln » August 25th, 2009, 10:35:44 pm

1. Part of the whole
All the rules of the Rules of Conduct apply

2. General rules
  • No off-topic conversations. Talking about the art presented in the thread is fine, but keep the general chatter in the Popsicle stand or Guilds Quarters.

3. Art theft and plagiarism
  • Any art you present in the Hall of the Arts and its subsections must be made by you.
  • Do not claim someone else's art as made by you whether it is on its original form or modified.
  • You are allowed to use references and resources that give permission for it. That means you cannot use material whose use is denied or that denies derivative works, or copyrighted material (which includes, but is not limited to, pictures of movies and games). If you get permission from the original artist or copyright holder to use their normally off-limits art then you have permission to post. You will have to be able to provide that permission on demand.
  • If you cannot find a resource's copyright or usage permission information, do not use that resource.
  • If you want to use a piece of art made by another Magistream user and they have not stated how their art can or cannot be used, PM them to ask for their permission BEFORE using their art. If they say you cannot use the art, respect that and don't use it.
  • Even if your resource doesn't require credit, give it, post a link to it and tell you used it as a resource. If you don't post a link to your resources it can be assumed the art piece is made entirely by you and once it turns out you have used material made by others it can be considered art theft.
  • It is recommended that everyone familiarize themselves with the Creative Commons licences

4. Magistream sprite usage
  • The following Magistream artists allow their Magistream sprites to be used, recoloured, spliced etc. as long as the resulting works are not sold for real money and proper credit is given:
    - Rijolt
    - BettyxMe
    - Niwer
    - GlassWalker
    - Umbreonage
    - Xenomorph
    - Cassowary
    - DarrkestDrow
    - Lazuli
    - Munin
    - Jrap17

5. Hall of the Arts main section
  • The top level Hall of the Arts is for art galleries, general art discussions and threads looking for or offering critique. The gallery threads are allowed to offer freebies as long as they are not commissioned.
  • Threads that do not belong in the main section of the Hall of the Arts: threads that take commissions, threads that give out commissions, threads that sell or buy art, art auctions, art competitions, art raffles, adoptables threads, threads that offer or require any kind of payment for art or art related things.
  • You are not allowed to bump your topics for the sake of bumping in the main section of the Hall of the Arts. You are, however, allowed to announce new material being added to the gallery once per day.

6. Seller's Gallery
  • Threads that belong in this section: threads taking or giving out commissions, resize and other similar requests, art auctions, art raffles, art competitions, threads that sell or buy art, threads that offer or require any kind of payment for art or art related things.
  • Threads that do not belong in the Art Shops subsection: adoptables threads, general discussion, art galleries, free critique threads.
  • You may bump your own threads once every 20 hours. To bump, you must use the bump button at the bottom of your thread. If that button is not showing up, you are not allowed to bump that particular thread. Making a post to bump a thread is not allowed.
  • A shop is allowed to have multiple posts for the owner to detail his services in. This is an exception to the multi-post section of the Rules of Conduct.
  • A shop is required to list prices for the service(s) it provides. These prices may be changed regularly. Both buyer and seller are bound to the prices listed when an order is placed, unless both sides agree amicably to the new price.
  • Once an art piece is ordered, this is considered a contract. The seller has to deliver, the buyer has to accept and pay for it. Cancelling an order is not allowed by either side, unless both parties agree.

6a. Art contests
  • A definite ending time for the contest must be posted. "When I find a suitable picture" is not a definite ending time for a contest. When announcing the ending time post the date and time and time zone when the contest ends or announce the ending time as a span of time starting from the time the thread's starting post is posted (e.g. two weeks from now).
  • If there are prizes for the contest the prizes need to be announced before the competition begins and they cannot be changed if someone has posted an entry to the contest. If the prizes include creatures, a link to those creatures is required in the contest info post.
  • You are allowed to extend your contests up to three times.
  • The overall length of a contest with or without extensions cannot be longer than six months from the posting time of the starting post.
  • The judging has to be done within a month of the contest's ending time.

6b. Art auctions
  • Your art auction's first post has to have the following information:
    - description of the art you are auctioning
    - starting bid
    - minimum increase
    - autobuy (can be “no autobuy”)
    - ending time (date, time and time zone, or a span of time e.g. “three days from now”)
  • The following information is optional for every auction; if it is given, it is binding for that auction but it may be left out:
    - maximum increase
    - creatures accepted
  • You are not allowed to end an auction early or extend it. It must run to the defined ending date unless autobuy is used
  • You are not allowed to edit the auction details once you have posted the auction

6c. Art raffles
  • Art raffles are threads that give away art by random chance. The tickets available in a raffle may be limited or unlimited in number. Every ticket must have the same price and the same chance of winning. A raffle has to include an ending time (date, time and time zone, or a span of time e.g. “three days from now”) no longer than six month after the raffle has been started that determines when tickets can no longer be bought. Note that donation pets may not be used to purchase raffle tickets.

7. Living Art
  • All adoptables and related threads (for example adoptable raffles, auctions and competitions etc.) go in this area.
  • You may bump your own threads once every 20 hours. To bump, you must use the bump button at the bottom of your thread. If that button is not showing up, you are not allowed to bump that particular thread. Making a post to bump a thread is not allowed.
  • Same rules apply to adoptables auctions, raffles and contests that apply to any other Hall of the Arts auctions, raffles and contests
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