6. We do not accept any advertisements, this includes art with Patreon logos, adoption signs, streaming links, auctions, bases, YCH or anything else similar.
This one, simple rule is often broken and I can get it. Some of you are in many groups, so you don't keep track of who will allow specific things. It's understandable, but this rule has been in place for years and will most likely not change. For the most part, if it is me who declines your work for this reason, I'll be sure to tell you exactly why it's declined. Otherwise, don't hesitate to ask us for a reason.
Sometimes an image sporting a Patreon logo or a worded link to Patreon would slip through, but almost always it will end up being removed afterwards. Mistakes happen. This doesn't give people an excuse to keep trying, though. By stating that you've seen images hosting the logo before doesn't mean the image would still be there or that you should still be allowed through anyways.
The biggest reason for us to decline all advertisements, YCH's, or adoptions, is because we don't keep track as to when something has ended or sold off. Finished YCH's are usually okay because what we want is the finished piece.
Since Patreon is basically advertisement, it's against the rules as well. However, this doesn't mean it's against the rules to put it in your description. We don't mind, especially if you have alternate versions only available there. It's just the logo on the image itself.
There is nothing against the rules stating you cannot plug in your twitter, your deviantart, furaffinity, or wherever you'd host your art, though. It's not technically advertisement. Same as watermarks. Not advertisement. Just showcasing who you are so you can be recognized in different platforms and won't be accused of your works being stolen. If this is to be changed, We will be sure to tell you. But as of right now, you are free to do this here.
I know there will still be some people who will not read the rules still. I know people will not pay attention, but if more people are aware, then it will help us Mods in the long run. So thank you for taking the time and reading this.