Hello fellow Thedosians!
You might notice that we have a new folder in our main gallery for Mature Content (replacing our barely-used Contest folder). This folder has been added after a discussion we admins have had about submissions and what we consider acceptable for the group. This won't affect you a whole lot, but we hope that it makes things a little easier on everyone. Here's how.
My fellow admins and I have been struggling lately with submissions to the group that one would consider "borderline" when it comes to the "no nudity" rule we have in place here at Ages-of-Thedas
. No full nudity was a given with the rule that was already established, but we found ourselves floundering when it came to pieces that pushed the boundaries of such a rule. What about pieces with "hidden" nudity, such as those with the nudity concealed just offscreen, or by small bits of whatever, or by some other body part? What about pieces not meant to be sexual in nature at all (ie: emotionally evocative - think Tarot Cards)? Because each admin (naturally) has his or her own opinion on what is acceptable and what isn't, some pieces like these end up accepted, while some of similar nature aren't, depending on who is online at any given time to approve the deviations in the queue. Understandably, this kind of situation can cause artists to get upset, and it is this problem we sought to solve.
Obviously, the rule as it stood was too vague. As such, I have made adjustments to it to (hopefully) make it a little easier for both users and admins. Here is the clarified and updated "no nudity" rule: No nudity or pornographic material allowed!
There is a Mature Content folder now available for what we consider "borderline" pieces; these would be works that include barely-hidden/implied nudity (offscreen or otherwise), especially for non-obscene purposes. We will accept these types of deviations as they arrive at our submission folder, and they will be moved to the Mature Content folder once they are. However, we absolutely will not accept full nudity (exposed genitalia, including female breasts) or scenes depicting sexual intercourse.
Please note that last bit. Full nudity, with exposed genitalia, will not be accepted under any circumstance, nor will we be accepting art of sex acts of any kind
. The only thing this rule alteration affects is the types of implied/suggested nudity or near-nudity mentioned above.
In short, the creation of this new folder is in an effort to make things easier on both the admins and the users in regards to acceptable submissions, and to help establish consistency. You, the submitter, do not have to worry as much about your piece being accepted, and we, as the admins, don't have to struggle with our personal interpretations of what is "too much."
If you need a refresher on the rules in general, here is a link.
Welcome to Ages-of-Thedas! This fan group celebrates the world of the Dragon Age series of games, including its poignant characters and rich lore. All art mediums are accepted, from cosplay to literature. Join us, and have fun experiencing the world of Thedas with your fellow fans!
PLEASE READ THE GROUP RULES BEFORE SUBMITTING ARTWORK!
All membership requests are automatically accepted. However, submissions must be reviewed before being displayed in the group gallery.
Members are limited to five submissions per day. The "Featured" folder is only open to admins and is for showcasing the best of the best in this group.
Please submit artwork to the "Submission Folder." No rough sketches, WIPs, screenshots, or deviations with poor presentation will be accepted. If you have any questions about quality levels, please don't hesitate to ask. Screenshots MAY be used as backgrounds, so long as there is significa
If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to ask. We will do our best to answer.
~ A-o-T Inquisitor Auri