General Group Rules Update

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If you are serious about be a member of this group, keep in mind that once you are a member you have automatically agreed and are obligated to follow our rules. So if you don't agree to what we have or just aren't good with following rules; it will be best if you find another group that suits your standards. Now if you do agree please be warned that if you push our limits or are purposely acting up, you will be permanently banned from the group.

General Rules & Behavioral Guidelines

    Respect your fellow Members and Staff: We ask for all Members and Staff to be kind to one another and to treat others like you would like to be treated. Our group is very large and it only takes one person to ruin all the fun. Rude and unacceptable behavior may result in permanent banishment of the group.

    Please be patient with the Admins: This group was created for fun and for people to share their cute work with other members of the group. The Admins do not get paid to run this group, so please be patient with us if we don't get back to you right away. All of us have a personal life outside of DeviantART and can't be on 24/7; but we will do our best to assist you when we are able.

    Do not bother Admins on their personal accounts: All and every question, problem or concern must be sent to the group and the group alone in a form of a comment or note otherwise your questions will be ignored; you have been warned.

    No personal advertising: This group isn't for your own personally advertisements or promotions. We are about sharing cute art work with one another, not your commission sheets/journals or any other kind of self promotion. So please don't spam the front page or our journals with your advertisement. Now this doesn't mean the group can't help you promote your commissions and contests, just so long as you go to this link here >> [link] << to find out what you need to do to promote your commission or here >> [link] << to promote your contest.

Standard Submitting Procedures

    Please submit things that are Cute related: There is a reason why the group is called Cute Art Club, so please only submit things that are Cute and remember what you think is cute, might not be cute for others. What the group is looking for in submissions is deviations that are delightful, pretty, delicate and playful in a childlike matters. But if you aren't sure, please read a little below on what we don't take into the group.

    Only submit artwork created 100% by you: We will not take anything done with bases, snapshot, cropped drawings or photos, traced or stolen work that you 'found' off another site. That is stealing and the group doesn't support thieves that think its okay to use other hard working artist's creations. If we catch you in the act, we will report you to the DA staff. The only exception to this rules is using custom made brushes/shapes or stock photos off DeviantART; just remember to credit the original artist.

    Submit things you are PROUD of: While the group doesn't judge members on any level of drawing skills we still want everyone have pride in the work they created. So before you submit it into the group, think about how you feel about your deviation. If you feel like its not your best or it was done more than 9 months ago, then don't submit it here. Though again, we welcome all levels of drawing skills; all we ask is that you are proud of the work you want to submit into the group.

    No more than one deviations a week: Seeing as the group has over 20,000 members, we only allow one deviation per week. As much as we would like to accept more deviations from our members, we simply cannot. With so many members trying to add a deviation a day the Admins won't be able to keep up with it all nor will you members be very happy if the group spams your inbox with over 500 deviations. Also, if you feel that you're getting too much deviations in your inbox, then simply remove the group from your watch.

    Please submit to the correct folder: If you so happened to add it to the wrong folder, withdraw the deviation and add it again to the folder subject. We will not move the deviation for you seeing as it is not our job to do so. So please, be careful with your folder placement or your deviation will just be declined and you have to wait another week to add again.

What The Group Accepts & Declines

    Both Digital art, Traditional media, Crafts and SOME Photograph is welcome: Anything that is considered Digital Media is welcome into the group and the same thing goes for Traditional Artwork. We even sometimes allow Crafts like charms, handmade plushies, paper children or sweets/foods. As for Photograph, just about anything that is cute is welcome as well. Just remember it has to be in good quality and taken by you. Also, we would like it if you refrain from adding self portraits you took in this >> [link] << kind of angle; this isn't MySpace or FaceBook.

    Tutorials, Journal skins and T-Shirt designs are welcome: This is something that most people don't know that we allow into the group but we do just so long as it doesn't break any of the stander submitting procedures. We ask that Tutorials are well put together and understanding when read. Journal skins must have quality to them and must work or they will be declined.

    Do not submit Scraps or Sketches: This group isn't a dump bucket so keep in mind that we do not accept scraps, sketches, doodles or poor quality line-art. Anything that is uncolored, on lined paper, a working progress or a "tester" deviation will not be accepted into the group. We only take in colorful pieces of art or crisp-clean digital line-art for other members to color in. The ONLY exception to the no color rule would be a deviation that was drawn in pencil but with nicely done details and shading.

    Keep deviations at a G-rated Level: We cannot stress enough that this group is only for Cute Art and Cute Art related things. We want to keep our gallery at a G-rated level not just our younger members, but in the name of all things cute. So if the deviation has any of the following below, we will not accept into the group what-so-ever. And remember, if the deviation has a mature filter on it, then it's obviously already breaking the rules.

    • Profanity: Anything that has a curse word or indications of a curse word, is a no.

    • Blood: Be it a boo-boo, bloody stain, bloody nose or bloody Zombie, is a no.

    • Violence: Someone being hurt, guns, rage like matter or negativity towards another, is a no.

    • Nudity: If you character is not clothed or is showing an excessive amount of skin, is a no.

    • Sexual Content: Characters that indicates sexual like behavior or pornographic matters, is a no.

    • Drugs: Marijuana, Pills, Needles, Cigarettes or anything Paraphernalia of any kind even alcohol, is a no.

    • Religionist Content: Any sort of religious like deviation, be it good or bad, is a no.

    • Disturbing Images: Things that are creepy, gross or just plain weird, is a no

    • Offensive Images: A deviation that indicates hateful or racist like matters, is a no.

    • Negative Images: Dark, depressing, sadness, scary or anything that is not delightful, is a no.

    • Sexual Items: Lady pads and/or tampons, Condoms or sexual toys, is a no.

    • Bodily Fluids: Poop, pee, vomit, boogers or even Farts, is a no.

    • Strange Fetishes: Inflation, Apotemnophilia, Zoophilia, Necrophilia, Pedophilia, Paraphilic Infantilism, Vore and Guro, is a no.

    Absolutely no Literature: We apologize for any member that joins that are into written than drawing, crafting or taking photos but we cannot accept any literature into the group. You members are amazing but its very difficult to determine what is cute sometimes with written work and the Admins just don't have the time to sit and read everything that comes by. This rule also applies to Character Sheets/Applications that have too much written to it along with Journals.

    We do not accept Adoptables: Given the fact that Adoptables seem to cause the group a lot of trouble... more way than one in fact; we do not accept any form of Adoptables. Be it free, open, sold or resold, we just don't want them in the group. This group is not an adoptable group so please take them to groups that specializes in helping you sell your Adoptables. But if the Adoptable is a character that you bought and are now making artwork of your now owned character, that is fine; other then that, no other exceptions.

    No Memes of any kind: Despite the fact that some memes are pretty cute, we aren't that kind of group. Memes are hard to categorize and to judge and most of the time most Memes are sketchy, something that the group doesn't accept. So we don't make any unfair judging with one Meme to another, we just don't want them into the group so please do not submit Memes of any kind.

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DenmarkKittenKiss's avatar
Sounds fair enough.
zest1513's avatar
Just out curiosity, could you please elaborate on the reason for the "no artwork older than 9 months" rule? I'm sure plenty of people who have been on dA for a couple years have many amazing deviations that they are still very proud of, be it nine months old or five years old. If the work meets all the submission rules for the group, I'm not sure why the time it was created is relevant.
I realize it's not a new rule, but that's the only one that I don't quite get and I just wanted to understand it a bit better! :)
CACplz's avatar
The group would be glad to explain as to why we don't take in deviations that are older than 9 months.

One main reason is because the group has grown very large over the years and we now hold over 21,600 members and counting. That is 21,600 members trying to add as much work as they can into the group when the gallery itself can't even hold more than 6,000 deviations in one folder; which in fact the Admins have to make a new folder every 8 months and it grows shorter as more people join.

There are more reasons but this is really our biggest problem and why we ask for members to stick to submitting their newer work than their older one. We don't want to close joining request just because the group is overloaded, we just want to keep the overload down a little. So we hope this makes a little more sense :)
zest1513's avatar
Thank you for explaining! I can certainly appreciate the "crowd control" difficulties the admins must have with such a huge group. I can't imagine the huge pile of submitted deviations you guys must have to go through on a daily basis.
CACplz's avatar
Of course, glad that you could understand. It gets pretty hard already with all that we have but with this rule it makes things a lot easier :D
MajorasMasks's avatar
You already linked this journal to me in the Correspondence; did you updated the rules again, or is this a general reminder for the group's members?

I wished you sent it earlier, though; I don't remember the "no artworks older than 9 months" rule being there, when I joined, and I always read groups' rules and journals...  ^^'
CACplz's avatar
The Admins had given the rules an update on its appearances. Before things were out of order and now they are listed in sections for easy reading. We didn't add anything new and the "no artworks older than 9 months" has been a rule in the group ever since we've opened up 4 years ago. Its understandable that you might have missed it seeing as before the rules were a little unorganized but we sure you that it was there before. So please add some of your new work.
MajorasMasks's avatar
I see. I must have missed it then, it can happen.  :)
TheDeviantM's avatar
Do you accept fanart?
CACplz's avatar
Drawings of other peoples characters, be it your friends or an anime character is fine.
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