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Rule changes!

15 September 2018 - 05:20 AM

We've changed some rules recently - in the Requesting Arena and also with regards to the general content allowed on TDA in graphics :)
 
For the Requesting Arena we're adding a rule about the requester needing to provide a screencap of them using graphics made for them on sites that don't allow guests to view members' profiles (for example Pottersworld). This is implemented so that our Requesting Arena moderators don't have to make accounts on these sites in order to confirm graphics are being used and credited. Where this is needed, the moderators will post a reminder after the graphic is picked up and only mark the request as [COMPLETED] when the screencap is provided. We hope that this won't be too much of a bother for our requestors.
 
The second rule change I won't explain in detail because I've made a new topic noting what's allowed on graphics re: violence, smoking, profanity etc. As our site has grown older so has the member base so we've made these a bit laxer. You can find the topic HERE+.

 

As always, we're open for any and all questions!


Content Guidelines

15 September 2018 - 05:17 AM

TDA has a T code of conduct (what's acceptable for Teen Audiences) for both graphics as well as behavior.

 

What is allowed?

  • Mild swear words in accordance to the T rule. for examples, see the first chapter of this helpful tutorial on HPFT+ (M). THIS goes for both language on graphics as well as general language use.
  • No full on nudity or pornographic content (so a girl in a bikini is fine)
  • Weapons are okay and appearance of blood or gore is also okay but keep it to no graphic depictions of violence (ie someone obviously getting a body part cut off).
  • Random blood splatters
  • Cigarette smoke and cigarettes are okay (also includes pipes or vapes)
  • Liquor bottles, people drinking

What is not allowed?

  • Anything that does not fall under the above. This includes:
  • R rated swear words such as the f-word or the c-word,
  • full nudity

For artists: All graphics in your galleries must be safe for workAnything that does not fall under that must be put under a link with appropriate content warning.
Please be aware that for full or partial nudity, we will not accept anything pornographic even if placed under a link.

 

Respect all members! this means no posting anything offensive to any gender, sexuality, race, creed, ethnicity, religion, lifestyle, ... 

We do not tolerate harrasment or bullying of any kind. Any type or form of harassment will result in a ban.

 

For that reason, we would prefer, even though they are in accordance with the T rule that words such as sl*t, bitch or any word with the same derogatory meaning towards women are not to be used on TDA. No slurs of any kind are allowed on TDA, both on the forums and on graphics! You can see a list of slurs that we do not accept in the second chapter of this helpful tutorial on HPFT+ (M)


There are probably things that we've forgotten to include here - for any questions feel free to post them in this++ topic or send me or any of the other Administrators or Staff Moderators a PM and we'll do our best to clear up any confusion ;)


[chapter image] the resource me! challenge

12 September 2018 - 12:59 PM

Challenge Issued By: starbuck. (it's been done before by lots of people)
Challenge Title: the resource me! challenge
Image Size: one 380x300 chapter image
Text: any, it can even be textless
Specific Images: see below
Mood: any
Animation? if you want to - yes!
Other Information: this is another quite simple challenge ^_^ you post you're in and provide two images for the person below you to use in their graphic. the images can be stock or textures or people and the person below you has to use at least one of them in their graphic ;) any other resources you want to use are up to you!
 
if there are any questions, post them below!

If you're okay with us posting this on social media (with attribution, of course!), please say so when you post your entry. Thank you!

Challenge ends: september 26

Remember to post the image code with your entry!



[img=image url here]

OR
 

[img=image url here]

for the person who posts after me: one+ and two+


September's Featured Artist!

07 September 2018 - 03:08 PM

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award by starbuck.

Congratulations to rock&roll! on becoming this month's Featured Artist!
Zoe just recently came back to TDA and they've been taking the forums by storm. They've both asked for and given critique, made awesome graphics, entered and posted challenges and generally been active and friendly around the forums and in the shoutbox.
Enjoy your month in gold! :queen:


September Promotions!

01 September 2018 - 04:09 AM

Congratulations to the following artists on their promotions!

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awards by starbuck.

Senior
mcgraths
nikolai lantsov!

Junior
rock&roll!

Please keep an eye out for MC promotions which are coming soon!

This month is unfortunately a shorter list - there are many fantastic artists who are close to promotion but haven't updated within the last month, especially graduate artists, and are therefore ineligible for promotion consideration. Please update so we can have a nice long promo list next month! :happy: