Now that moderators have finally been granted the option (as long awaited my request to turtle for this option) to delete avatars straight from users lockers, you needn't worry anymore about art theft spreading.
The best thing about this is that when we delete the avatar from a single users locker, it removes all copies on the site altogether.
Of course we can't stop people from uploading them outright, but that's where you guys come in. Report it to us with a screenshot as a usual report goes and we will search them via the admin panel and remove it from their locker.
We don't even have to ask them to remove it anymore, we will be able to take care of this as soon as we're notified.
So keep your eyes open if there is anything that needs to be removed out there.
All the old rules about avatar gags and bans being placed for stolen art are now invalid since we finally have this option at our hands.
ALL MODERATORS HAVE THE RIGHT TO REMOVE ANY COPYRIGHTED MATERIAL FOUND IN YOUR LOCKER WITHOUT YOUR PERMISSION.
IF YOU ARE RE-UPLOADING DELETED AVATARS THEN AVATAR GAGS/BANS WILL BE IN ORDER.
First Offence - Warning
Second Offence - 15 Minute avatar gag
Third Offence - 6 hour avatar gag
Fourth Offence - Day avatar gag/ban (or both if you decide to argue with mods)
5th Offence (includes jumping restrictions) - One week ban
6th Offence of higher - Permanent ban to any accounts you jump restrictions with and possibly your main account.
They're not supposed to be there in the first place so we needn't inform you that we will be removing it from your locker.
For regards to what isn't allowed. View the following threads.
forums.worlize.com/discussion/… any of these art pieces are found they will be removed
forums.worlize.com/discussion/… of artists who have forbid their art on Worlize.
The Following Still Applies
For the users who may not be the artists of the stolen art piece, when coming to us about stolen art, it is required that you at least:
A) Tell us who it is that is stealing the art piece. (So we know who to look for)
B) Show us a screenshot of the art being stolen. (as it is a way of letting us know what we're dealing with)
**If you do not know how to take a screenshot: here is the how-to guide:
C) Provide a link of the stolen art piece. (So we know where to find it)
D) Provide the link to the artist so we can contact them about it.
If you have any additional information that you feel would be good to tell us, please do.
When reporting about art theft, these are the guidelines on how to go about it:
For the artists that are here to make a complaint:
A) State who it is in Worlize that stole the art piece. (So we know who it is.)
** If you only heard it from a person who told you from Worlize, state who the person was so that we may contact them for further information.**
B) Provide screenshot(s) of the art piece(s) stolen.
C) Provide link(s) to the specified art piece(s).
D) Send a note to one of the mods through dA/email (depends on the type of mod you meet). (To prove you are indeed the artist who created it.)
E) Provide additional information about the art pieces if you are able to.
F) Just in case, provide a link to your Deviantart/Furrafinity/art page.
If you have any issues, feel free to comment on my thread or on this journal.