GRAPHICS FORUM RULES:
*You may not edit, resell, trade or otherwise distribute another person's art - including art you bought from them - without the artist's direct consent. If they wish to give consent for the general public to use their art in any such way, it must be written in their original selling topic for that artwork or in their blogs. Once you have traded the graphic, you can no longer use it unless said otherwise by the current owner. If the art is from offsite, you must receive their permission there and we will ask for proof if we find reason to do so. Doing any of this without their consent will be considered theft and punished as such.
*All artwork bought and sold must be for Marapets currency/items and must stay on the site. This means you may not offer someone MP, AU, etc. for a graphic you intend to use offsite. Artists may not offer their services for free for any artwork that will be used offsite.
*When using generators to create graphics or layouts, you absolutely MUST include that fact when trying to sell AND have the generator owner's permission. You may NOT claim you made them and you MUST tell everyone you're using a generator.
*Punishments for stealing graphics will vary based on whether or not it is a first time offense and the extent of the theft. However, they will never be less than a substantial fine and the return of all profits from the stolen artwork to the buyers. In worst case scenarios, the member may be permanently underaged. There will never be third chances and anyone convicted of theft a third time will be underaged, possibly permanently.
*Double posting is allowed if it has been more than 30 mins since the last post.
*Contests are allowed provided there is no entrance fee. All contests must last no longer than 10 days and the winner(s) of the contest MUST be announced with prizes awarded no later than ONE WEEK after the contest deadline. When hosting a contest all prizes must be listed in the initial post.
*No award ceremonies or asking for nominations for awards. No wars - we ask that you keep those in your club.
*Please don't make more than three rating boards a day - you can edit your first ones to include new art.
*Agree on prices before selling or buying a graphic. If you're buying and not sure you'll like the person's work, ask for examples before agreeing to buy. When selling, please include examples and any necessary forms in your post. In the event that a buyer no longer wants the ordered graphic they will be expected to pay 50% of the final cost for the time the artist has spent creating it. This rule also applies to layouts.
*No live auctions on art that is not yet finished, and in the event of auctioning a custom item members must have a completed example of what the final graphic will be similar to before auctioning. Live Auctions must not be abandoned for longer than 6 hours. No reserving the right not to sell. All auctions must be final. Live auctions must be completed within 24 hours.
*Critiques should be limited to topics where the artist is asking for them. Do not critique any artwork unless it's specifically asked for by the artist. Also, please keep criticism constructive. For example, "I think your shading needs some work" is acceptable. Posting "Your art sucks" is not.