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Old 08-11-2011, 03:22 AM   #1 
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Hey everyone.

I think its about time I remind everyone of a few things...

Commenting on art:

Its okay not to like something. Please don't be rude. Telling someone you "don't like" what they've made can go unsaid. If you don't have something nice to say, don't post it.

However, constructive criticism is fine- but be kind. Most of us are not professional artists and are doing this just for fun and expression. If someone asks for advice, be helpful, be kind. It's wonderful to a nice way!

Giving away "prizes":

You shouldn't have to pay for a "prize" someone will "give" you for creating the "winning" art piece. If someone is asking you to pay for something, please be careful. We are members of a great site, but sometimes people sneak on here will ill intentions.

Please, be smart!

Ask around the forum about the person in question. If they are offering a fish but will require shipping, this is doubly so. Ask for photos, ones with time stamps (Ask for a sheet of paper with the day and time by the photo), check the person's other threads to make sure they're not scamming you.

And, again- research, ask around! Be Smart!!!

Keeping up with your thread:

It gets a little crazy sometimes, with so many requests, when you make a request thread. If you decide to stop taking requests, please post such.

If you can't do all the requests that you have, let those people who've asked know that you can't fulfill their request. That way, they know what's going on and won't be waiting in anticipation. :)

Give others a chance to request art:

In threads that take art requests, let others get the chance to post their request. Going onto every thread that accepts requests for your fish disables others to get their requests in.

Let everyone have a chance to request! It's a kind and respectful thing to do.

Thanks, guys! Happy creating! :)
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Old 08-11-2011, 03:36 AM   #2 
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This had to be said!
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Old 08-11-2011, 03:40 AM   #3 
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;) <3
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Old 08-11-2011, 03:45 AM   #4 
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jeez that reminded me of my own req thread!

thanks, awesome post. :)
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Old 08-11-2011, 03:47 AM   #5 
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Thanks, hun :)

Actually- I just saw something that a moderator wrote...

That competitions are not meant to be hosted within the art thread.

I will contact the mods later in the day to see about this. If its against the rules or something, or to offer prizes, etc, I'll ask to modify the post. :)
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Old 08-11-2011, 06:40 AM   #6 
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I think the only safe way to do a contest is if it is forum sanctioned. That is to say a member can't just come on here and say "hey.. The best art wins x,y.z"... That the BF/TFK staff would have to agree to host the competition and would need to appoint a mod to oversee it.

Seeing that art is SUBJECTIVE and there are young members here I really don't think art competitions are appropriate.
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Old 08-11-2011, 09:23 AM   #7 
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I agree with 1fish2fish
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Old 08-11-2011, 10:05 AM   #8 
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Thanks, guys. This contest thing is going to be stopped. We don't allow any contests not started by mods or Admin. I'll do a sticky about it later.
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Old 08-11-2011, 01:59 PM   #9 
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Oh good :)
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Old 08-12-2011, 12:55 AM   #10 
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I wish I'd been on earlier. Agree x99999999999999999999999999999999999.
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