Author Topic: Site Rules - Please Read UPDATED 02-17-19  (Read 2284 times)

Jaydog

Site Rules - Please Read UPDATED 02-17-19
« on: February 04, 2019, 05:58:35 AM »
Posting rules and Artist/Author agreement

This site is intended to provide a welcoming and friendly place for everyone who enjoys our shared passion. Artists/Writers/Viewers/Readers, all are welcome. Of course we encourage all to contribute, but if you just want to view and read, that's fine too. This is free site, no membership fee, no 'special access', in return we ask everyone to respect each other and treat others as you would like to be treated. Unfortunately there have to be rules, so here they are.

To post your pictures/artwork/stories on BeastArtForum you must agree to and follow the rules as presented here. Please take the time to read through this page carefully before submitting. It will help gain a better understanding on how things work on BeastArtForum and help you avoid common mistakes that cause delays in posting.

By submitting your work for posting on BeastArtForum you certify that the following conditions are true and you agree to all the terms outlined here:

  • You are the creator/co-creator of the work or you have explicit written permission from its author to post the work online. OR Submission is in the public domain (copyright has expired - which you will be asked to prove.)
  • You grant BeastArtForum, unlimited rights to publish, on this site only, the work in any format that it supports, for as long as BeastArtForum exists or until you withdraw the work with a written request for removal. You retain all copyrights that you may have for the work.
  • You allow BeastArtForum, to make the necessary changes to make your work suitable for publishing on our sites. (Resizing)
  • BeastArtForum has the right to refuse the posting of any work, for any reason.
  • BeastArtForum may remove your works at any time at the discretion of the moderators. (We'll notify you if that happens and the reason.)
  • Teasers and blackmail are absolutely prohibited. (Teasers are any story parts that require or entice readers to read preceding or following parts on other sites or purchase those parts or sending money for further postings.)
  • Age restrictions - Text: Your work may not contain characters younger than 16 having sex or being in sexual situations (masturbation and nudism are not allowed). In other words, all characters that engage in any sexual activity must be 16 or older. (Note that if your work includes illustrations both sets of rules apply, so characters that engage in any sexual activity must be 18 or older.)
  • Age restrictions - Artwork: Your work may not contain characters younger than 18 having sex or being in sexual situations. In other words, all characters that engage in any sexual activity must clearly appear to be 18 or older. If your character appears to be 18 but the background implies they are younger then you considered to be breaking this rule. (Note that if your work includes text both sets of rules apply)
  • Photographs depicting nude people are allowed, so long as they depict "nonsexual nudity". Photographs depicting sexual acts are not allowed. You must have explicit permission to use any photograph. (You assume the responsibility of using the pictures)
Illustrations are handled at the discretion of the moderator. Pictures maybe shrunk or converted into another format to bring the file size down.
  • Photoshopped photographs used for example to create a comic strip style are allowed at the discretion of the moderator. These could include sexual themes, if the moderator judges them to be an obvious fake. If you are unsure, please ask first.
  • Copyright infringement and plagiarism are not tolerated. If complaints are received about copyright/plagiarism on your part, all or part of your work will be removed from the site, and your ability to post will be restricted or removed. Repeat offenders will be banned.
  • For those vague on the meanings of copyright infringement or plagiarism, it's simple, here it means 'Unauthorized use of the material, partial or complete'. No vague interpretation and your personal views on the issue do not matter, the definition is not up for debate.
  • Each member is encouraged to include copyright information on their work.
  • Advertisements in stories or blogs are not allowed. (especially for other sites)
  • Links in stories are handled at the discretion of the moderator. (links to commercial sites, banner sites, and/or pay sites are not allowed)
  • You must keep your contact information current. Any change/deletion requests will be honored only when coming from the account that posted the story. Your email address should be valid and current. Announcement and notices regarding your stories (if any) will be emailed to you, and verification of your requests may require contacting you at the email address listed under your account in BeastArtForum's database. So to make sure that you don't lose your log-in information, keep your contact information current.
  • This agreement may be changed/altered without prior notice. Changes will apply to all posted works retroactively. It's your responsibility to keep up with changes to this agreement. You edit your posts yourself at any time. You may request the removal of your works at any time, for any reason, or if you don't agree with any change to this agreement.
   

The basics you need to remember


Absolutely no posting of CP/Underage on this forum.
(Instant ban - No exceptions)
If in doubt ask a mod BEFORE posting

To be clear
Authors, no character under 16 years old
Artists, no character under 18 years old
Animals, must be considered 'adult' for the species
Exceptions ARE allowed IF the scene is absolutely NON sexual
(Please ask a mod before posting if you are unsure)

At present any actual photograph/video must not be more explicit than "nonsexual nudity"

Everyone makes mistakes, honest mistakes are not grounds for punishment
If you do something we don't like, we will ask you not to do it again
If you persist, we have the option to temporarily drastically restrict your access
If you continue, you will get banned

If you are unsure if something is acceptable. Ask us..!!
If you have an issue with the site or a member Tell us..!!

This site is for people to relax, feel comfortable and have fun expressing themselves.
Personal attacks will not be permitted.

Relax, play nice, treat others with respect, they will respect you


« Last Edit: February 18, 2019, 06:18:21 AM by jaydog »