Group Submission RulesUpdate 10.17.2018:
It is now mandatory to include whether or not your adopt is open or closed in the title. (Rule #3)
Please at least skim these rules before submitting to our group! We are not obligated to tell you WHY your submission was declined,
all of that information is available to you here.
1. NO Maker Game Adopts OR Closed Species Rip Offs
We do not accept adoptables made in games or online creators. The reason for this being we would prefer to showcase original adopts with as much creativity as possible! In games, you are given pre-made options.
This also includes Dream Selfies, Gaia Avatars, and much much more. If you can create them without the use of an art program, we will not accept it. Also please do not use the line art from the games, as it makes it confusing for us.We will also not accept closed species rip offs.
Intentionally ripping off a species that is exactly the same for "lols" or making fun of people who participate in closed species, or to profit off of a popular CS, is generally disrespectful and drama inducing, and therefore AdoptionClub will not tolerate these kinds of adopts.
To clarify, this does not mean "similar" CS adopts that have similar traits. We mean exact ripoffs, especially in a disrespectful manner, such as Aquanines (rip of Waterdogs).
2. NO "Closed" (Already Purchased) Adopts
We do not accept adopts that have already been sold. This includes completed customs, references, and RESULTS of mystery adoptions or breedings.
3. NO Lack of Purchase Status in the Title
A new rule is to add Open or Closed in the title of your deviation. This makes things easier for the contributors when cleaning out the folders, and insures people are aware that your adopt is actually available for purchase.
4. NO Mature Content
We do not accept erotic adoptables. Gore adoptables are still a topic for discussion.
"Erotic" refers to adopts that are meant to look extremely provocative/sexy. "Nudity" can fall into this category if the adoptable has exaggerated sexual features or is blatantly showcasing anything genital related. However, adoptables that are not sexually themed but aren't wearing any clothes will usually be okay.
This policy will apply to all deviations, even ones with Mature Filters. We want the group to be comfortable for everyone. We get few submissions like this anyway.
5. NO "Your Character Here" (YCHs)
Your Character Here auctions are not necessarily selling an adoptable - therefore do not belong in the group.
6. NO Breedables
Breedable designs tend to be poorly MS Paint bucket filled bases that people sell in large batches. If someday this changes, we may change our rules, but for now we no longer allow breedables, even of higher quality.
7. NO Adopts referenced off real characters
If your adoptable is just a character from a show as something different (such as a Rainbow Dash turned into a dog or a dragon) we will not accept it. These types of "adopts" are better left as fan art. You are essentially trying to sell an already canon character.
Now, Gijinkas are an exception because they emulate a creature turning human and they are usually very unique in their clothing style and personalities. (Pokemon for example.)
Our Quality Standard
Adoptables that have poor anatomy, shading, or bad color choices will not be accepted. Adoptables that are not full body adoptables are also not accepted. Poorly paint bucket filled and scribbly adopts will be declined as well. We understand that quality is somewhat subjective, so please do not be offended when we decline submissions because of this rule.