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Sticky Smeargle rules! - Obey or be destroyed

Discussion in 'Smeargle's Studio' started by elcheeso, Jan 16, 2014.

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  1. elcheeso

    is an Artistis a Forum Moderator

    May 3, 2011
    K I've been talking about making this thread for eons, here it finally is. Unfortunately losing our old rule thread means a lot of rules have been lost to the aether, so don't be surprised if you see more rules being added as we go along. Not following the rules will either result in post deletion or thread locks, with a possibility for infraction.

    1. Three pieces minimum of original artwork to start a thread - This is probably the rule we see broken most so it goes at the top. This generally refers to images, so it's perfectly acceptable to have three different pictures/drawings/photos of the same thing, as long as they're not the exact same image.
    2. Artwork refers to any sort of art, including drawing, painting, spriting, sculpting, written works and music, among others. For people who don't have enough pieces to start their own thread, we have megathreads dedicated to writing, music and general art/spriting/banners. However, we don't allow non-scratched sprites, photo-collaged artwork, avatars, or banners in art threads, so please use the latter megathread for these.
    3. Regarding Art Thread Content, please do not post pornography or explicit, gore-intensive images or requests. Non-explicit works that are more suggestive will be judged on a case-by-case basis. Do your best to use hide tags and warn viewers if you're not sure your image is appropriate.
    4. Do not necrobump threads if you're not the thread owner. While we allow the creator to necrobump their own threads with content, as well as double/triple/500 post (within reason, if it's within 24 hours of your last post, try and avoid it), we ask that everyone else avoids bumping year old threads with comments.
    5. DO NOT PLAGIARISE. I SHOULDN'T EVEN HAVE TO SAY THIS. Plagiarism will be met with hefty infractions, so don't do it.
    6. Following rule 4, do not advertise, especially do not advertise other people's art. If they want to show off their art, they can make their own thread.
    7. If you're going to say you like a piece of art, tell the artist why. Artists love feedback but want to know why you liked what you like. On the same side if you think there is improvement you best spell out how and ways you think they can improve. If you like a piece but don't know how to express it , just like the post.
    8. Any sort of art or sprite projects should be related to Smogon or for the Smogon community, projects for outside video-games can be posted in the general spriting thread. If you are unsure talk to a moderator.
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