DA-Gamers Group Rules

Thu Jun 21, 2018, 1:18 PM by LynKofWinds:iconlynkofwinds:

Please be sure to read through these rules, as they not only significantly different from what we have used in the past, but these guidelines are also the foundation for how we run this group. If you have any questions regarding rules, or any inquiries in general, feel free to shoot the group a note!

Submitting A Deviation

Folders: Please submit your piece to the correct folder. Your piece will be accepted faster, and it also creates less work for us admins. If you accidentally submit to the wrong folder, we will decline it, and ask you to resubmit your work to its proper folder. For a list of our gallery folders, click here.

Gallery Organization: We have recently cleaned up our group gallery and have organized folders by alphabetical order, and have also installed subfolders. If you prefer to submit your deviations by manually going into the group gallery, you will need to click the appropriate folder, then click the most recent subfolder on the left (e.g. Traditional Art 4) and submit there. The original folders that hold their respective subfolders are full and cannot take any more submissions, so please make sure that you are in the most current version of the folder/subfolders.

Submission Limit: The maximum number of deviations a member can submit is one (1) per day to help avoid spam or similar issues. The system enforces one per deviant, per folder, per day. So, if you post, say, two pieces, and they belong in different folders, that can slide, but do not spam a slew of pieces at a time, especially to random folders. If your submission expires, an admin will get your piece in the group manually.
       :bulletred: Do not submit the same piece multiple times. The system will count it for your daily one piece limit, and force us to decline since it's already in the group.

Content of Submissions

Video Game-Related Artwork Only: As the name of our group implies, we focus on art related to video games. If your piece is not based on a video game, we will decline.
    :bulletred: Trying to argue that a character is in an existing video game won't work- most popular medias get a video game adaption. If we accepted these pieces, we'd have to accept any and every piece that came our way, because somewhere out there, there's a video game based on it, and we'd no longer be a group about gaming.
    :bulletred: Likewise, we cannot accept commission pages for similar reasons. Please don't submit these or anything else soliciting or asking for money in our group or on the front page. Thank you!
Original/fan characters based on video games are allowed, but if you are submitting a piece that features your video game OC, please be aware that we have a folder specifically for such artwork. If we are unsure what game your submission is from, we will ask, so if you’d like to speed things along, tagging your deviation with the name of the game is helpful for the admins as well.
        This group is not on auto-accept; we check every submission and may keep track of repeat offenses.

Original Submissions: Stolen and/or reposted artwork done by another person, taken from on-site or not, will not be accepted. If you like a piece done by another artist and want to showcase it in the group, find the deviation by them, go to the bottom right, and click “Add to a Group”. Then, click on Type a Group name, type in DA-Gamers, and select a folder. (Collaborations and similar pieces with clear permission from the other artist are acceptable.)

Mature Content: If your piece contains any content that could be deemed offensive, please tag your artwork accordingly and use the mature content filter. If your piece contains a topic that is a bit violent, suggestive, etc, and needs a filter, we will ask you to apply one before we accept your submission. If we find your artwork to be explicit past a reasonable level, we will decline. Additionally, anything containing material that targets, insults, or slanders a group of people will not be accepted, and similarly with content that has the intent to start arguments.
       :bulletred: Pornographic or otherwise sexually obscene and/or indecent content is not permissible. This group does not accept pieces that either are, or borderline on pornographic, fetichism, pedophiliac, or incestual.  We reserve the right to remove and/or ban a member from the group if they repeatedly break any, but, especially this rule. Please keep in mind that while many video games feature adult content, DeviantArt has their own policies regarding what is and is not acceptable on their site regarding mature content and sexual themes (click the colored text for more info). Our rules are based off of these guidelines, perhaps a little more strict. No nipple or genital detailing or enlargement/inflation, etc.

:bulletgreen: :bulletred: :bulletblue: It is your responsibility to read these rules, and by joining our group, you agree to follow them.
If you are not sure exactly whether or not your piece is acceptable, or, if we decline your submission and you are confused, feel free to ask us! However, please don't be rude or aggressive to team members for declining, and don't start harassing them because you disagree personally with our group rules. :bulletgreen: :bulletred: :bulletblue:
These rules may be expanded upon or updated in the future. If you have any questions, don't hesitate to ask! Thank you.

.:Thank you little bear:. by Chipi-Chiu
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CyRaX-494 Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2018
There's a particular video game related deviation I want to submit to one of your 'Digital Arts' folders, but I am not completely certain if it follows the group's rules.

While I am currently occupied for the time being, I will send a note to the group to discuss this issue further when I am not busy.
pokemonsonicgirl123 Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
So you will check the "Mature Content" text on the lower right of the piece?
LynKofWinds Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2018
I'm not quite sure what you mean, do you have an example?
LynKofWinds Featured By Owner Edited Jun 21, 2018
I'm still not sure what you're getting at, to be honest with you. Whether it's labeled mature content or not doesn't really matter regarding acceptance, it's the actual content of the piece. We accept mature content so long as it follows site Terms of Service, which most people follow. I just mentioned that people need to appropriately apply the filter if their piece is mature content and that if it's not suitable to be on the site that it's not going to be featured in the group.
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