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Rules, Guidelines, Suggestions

About submitting work: Photography to featured. All else to the "non-photography" folder. This is the most common new member mistake. It isn't a big deal, I'll just deny it and ask you to submit again, but hopefully my having it right here at the top saves us both a little time.

--Contribution limit--

It's set at seven per week but don't spam.

--About Content--

Rope bondage only. Any and all rope bondage. Japanese style rope bondage is not a requirement(despite the group name).

Distinctions: After running this group for some time, some gray area has emerged beyond that first statement.
Yes, rope bondage only. Ropes have to be visible in the image for me to know they are there, images which are only rope bondage images contextually(because there is rope elsewhere in the set) don't count. Shots of rope marks from rope bondage sessions are acceptable. Ropes attached to leather cuffs is not rope bondage, in my opinion, and I will not accept it. "Pre-session" imagery is also gray area.

All mediums of art are accepted - pencil, pen, wacom tablets, 3d software, cameras, words... whatever you use will be considered.

Quality standards are low, but are not non-existent. If you are an artist that's less than perfect, don't be afraid to submit art - I'm less than perfect too. However, submitting art of low quality on your own personal scale isn't good practice, and may be denied (if I think you're spamming).

Photomanips that infringe copyright/permissions won't be accepted if I catch it. Photomanips are also one of the few things that brush against my sense of quality standards, as I've seen a lot of ugly ones, and/or works only intended for comedic novelty, which, for this group, are off topic.

dA's policies of "no porn, and porn is this" are in place. Please check their FAQs. It is your own responsibility to follow dA's rules, laws that apply to you, etc.

--Viewers Please Remember--

It is not stock and you do not have the rights to use it unless you are expressly told so by the content's creator.

--Membership Restriction--

I won't add users with empty galleries, as there is no benefit to membership for non-artists that can't be acquired by watching. If you're an artist that simply hasn't populated your gallery yet, begin to do so before requesting membership. I'll also turn down users whose galleries contain only photomanips, such work is mostly irrelevant here, please try a different group.

--The Gallery Folders--

The special galleries haven't been touched in years. I check DA at least once every few days because I feel a bit of responsibility toward the group I started, but aside from accepting members/submissions and enforcing the rules that are, in my opinion, inclusive and simple, I am mostly a hands off admin. Someday, I may eventually update them, though.

-Van

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lexxii Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Great Group & :star: :iconcutieshots: Would Like To Affiliate With :iconshibari-friends: :star: Thank you xoLexxiiCutieShots
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Pfefferschwarz Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2014
Thanks for accepting me as a member!
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dannysuling Featured By Owner May 8, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
This gallery keeps looking better and better. Nice work. Great artists.
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NORA-JP Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you for accepting into the group
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Muldrow88 Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2013
Thanks for adding me to the group!
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Shrianshri Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you for accepting into the group :)
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Knotfever Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2012
Are male nude self-bondage pics welcome? I'm 57 and not exactly in great shape. I guess I could submit and let you decide I suppose. Just wondering.
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vantheman9 Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
if there's at least some semblance of artistic merit to it, sure. My aim is to be more inclusive than exclusive, the only things I've denied so far (in close to two years since I started the group) were because they missed the mark entirely; people have submitted images to a rope bondage group, that were not rope bondage.
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InquisitorV Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks for adding me to group :)
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xfallendemonx Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2011  Professional Photographer
Thanks for featuring my pic "rope work 2"
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RighteousBoyII Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Its a great collection, I hope this group continues to grow.
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AndreaUhle Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2011
favourite group
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FetishCreatives Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2011
Nice group!
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MaNik-ImAgE Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
hey Crew; I tried submitting but it said I didnt have permission?
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vantheman9 Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
hmm have you tried a second time? nothing's changed as far as I can tell...
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MaNik-ImAgE Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Yes; though I went a different route.
The first time (and just now) I tried to submit directly from the deviation page by clicking the 'submit to group' tab thing.
The groups name will not appear as an option in the drop down list.
Submitting directly through the groups page seemed to go through fine.
DA Glitch?
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vantheman9 Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
hmm if it doesn't appear in the submit to group thing from the dA page, there's another place where you can type it...

I don't know, it works now :)
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metalchrist Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2011
If you enjoy this group you might also want to drop by :iconfemale-submission: and see if you like it. There are over 1000 active members and only top quality content. Have fun and feel free to share your deviations!
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bamalek Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2011  Professional Photographer
Are there any tutorials?
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MaNik-ImAgE Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Two Knotty Boys also have some cool online tutorials [link]
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bamalek Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2011  Professional Photographer
Thanks for the link to the Two Knotty Boys. I have purchased their book through Amazon.com
and will review the tutorials.
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vantheman9 Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
not currently, no
there's a lot of great books around the internet if you're willing to pay for it but, assuming you aren't/can't
there's some instructional videos here [link]
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Eddy-all-die-for Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
wow hey thank you! i never seen video tutorials that was that much well-executed, professionnal and neet.
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bamalek Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2011  Professional Photographer
Thanks! I will watch them.
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MaNik-ImAgE Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
I look forward to watching some beautiful rope come through from the group xx
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