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Sticky Smeargle's Studio Rules and Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

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

  1. elcheeso

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    Logo by Zracknel, colored by Bummer


    While Smogon have a general list of rules to follow and comply with, it goes witout saying that we could use some further guidelines that only needs to be applied to our merry corner of the forums. Everyone who'd like to get involved in Smeargle's Studio would be wise to look into these rules first. That way, you avoid unneccessary drama, and the moderating staff don't need to clean up any potential messes. Everybody wins! Not following the rules will either result in post deletion or thread locks, with a possibility for infraction.

    DA RULES:
    1. If you want to have your own art thread, three pieces minimum of original artwork is required - 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. This forum is for original art, which includes: digital art, traditional drawings, paintings, sculpting, written works, music, among others. We have megathreads dedicated to writing, music and an entire subforum for spriting/banners. However, we don't allow non-scratched sprites, photo-collaged artwork, avatars, or banners in art threads, so please use the Smeargle's Laptop subforum for these.
    3. Please keep content appropriate. Please do not make posts that are hateful or racist in nature. In addition, 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. Exceptions are community projects and starred threads. While we allow the creator to necrobump their own threads with content, as well as double/triple/500 post (within reason), 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. Traced images are okay, as long as you openly admit of doing it, and preferrably with a link to the original work.
    6. 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. Try to put some substance into your posts. Posting one-liners, e.g. "great", "good", "cool" -- will get your point across, but don't really add anything to the forum! You can press the like button on posts that you like. If you genuinely enjoy someone's work, try to be more specific.
    That should be the gist of it. If you have any questions about this forum, make a post right in this thread, or ask any of the studio's staff members:

    Bummer
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    Thank you!
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  2. Uselesscrab

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    Where am I supposed to go to get a logo made for my team in a premier league? I posted two weeks ago here, but no one responded. Is there a better place to go?
  3. Bummer

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    Logos for teams are a delicate thing, so most people prefer to turn to certain artists personally and see if they're willing to help. Apart from the thread you linked, we also have The Workshop to put various requests in, where various users who are available may be able to create something, but it's no guarantee.
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  4. Bummer

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    [16:56] The Two Uchihas: In the artwork for tournaments,
    [16:56] The Two Uchihas: One can get community contributor by making art and being helpful
    [16:56] The Two Uchihas: No one posts there.
    [16:56] The Two Uchihas: How can i be helpful?

    This has been adressed in our guide for new artists (Part II, second paragraph), but if you want to create banners and images for various forum threads, there's nothing stopping you. Find a thread or project you'd like to decorate with your art, check with the person responsible for that thread/project and offer your services, and then you can see if you can reach an agreement on what the image/banner should contain. Spread the love!
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  5. brightobject

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    Would it be appropriate to post a new thread if you're working on a project and you feel said project might take up too much space in your general art thread?

    e.g. a webcomic or fakedex
  6. Bummer

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    My gut feeling is to say no. Artists can have plenty of cool stuff going on, so if we greenlight keeping multiple art interests separated, we might be running the risk of having a few prominent artists dominating the top part of the forums while those with single threads struggle to make themselves noticed. If everyone have just their own threads, we're all on equal footing.

    If you'd like to keep things more organised, the first posts of your thread can be prepared and placeholded to contain different stuff, if you want it to be organised. If you want to clear up some of the first replies so that you have some consecutive posts to sort stuff out, ask me or the mods for help and we'll clean stuff up. You may also consider making a new thread from scratch and keep things spacious from the beginning.

    If there's conflicting feelings for this, I can see myself opening this up for discussion.

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