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Some people make rules on their adoptables that state you have to draw them X times or before X date, or they will be reclaimed. Do you personally feel like those kinds of rules are fair? 

75%
134 deviants said No, I personally don't feel this is a good rule at all.
22%
40 deviants said Yes, but only if they actually refund the price paid for the adopt.
3%
5 deviants said Yes, I think it's fair that the adoptable creator can do that. They don't even need to refund what the person paid for the adopt, they can just take it back.

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Kasodi Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I can understand their reasoning - they want to make sure you're using 'their' character - but I personally am awful with things like that and would never manage xD although if the buyer never uses them then they're the ones who lost out I guess, kinda like how when I sold adoptables I said people could change them as much as they want because if they change them beyond recognition, they'd have been as well creating their own character, but they paid me for that one so their loss xD if that made sense, I'm exhausted ;-;

Don't mind me, going through some of your old polls xD
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SpitfiresOnIce Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Yea, that makes sense really!
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Roxalew Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Well, its a pretty bad rule but in the long run but if its in the rules, and you adopt you agree to those rules. 
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SpitfiresOnIce Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
True, fair enough. I just don't think it's a good idea to impose such rules as it is very hard to actually follow up on your buyers!
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Roxalew Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Haha, can understand why some people choose to put the rule in place ^^; but it is a bad one none the less. 
And easy, you just contact them, or check their page XD
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SpitfiresOnIce Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Yes, but I mean, you can't just force them to draw it.
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Roxalew Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Nah they cant ^^; but the person who adopts them should have read through the rules beforehand. 
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SpitfiresOnIce Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Of course, I just don't think highly of the rule itself :P
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Roxalew Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Mmmph, think of it more of the way as a contract :D. The terms of buying something are listed as a rule in the description. 
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SpitfiresOnIce Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I'm aware :XD:
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honey-bee Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2015  Student Digital Artist
i would NEVER have a rule like this. i put effort into a design, someone brought it, i got paid for my effort. its completely up to the buyer what to do with that character next. the only thing i have a problem with is when they resell for more than what they paid for. its really annoying tbh. 
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SpitfiresOnIce Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Yea, same here!
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zooIogy Featured By Owner Edited Mar 15, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Bad rule. TERRIBLE, actually.
You get the rights when you purchase an adoptable. That's the whole point of buying it. Sellers need to back off; they got paid and now they no longer own the character.
If people can't stand what others will do with the character once they buy it, then don't sell in the first place. Yeah it's a shame when someone doesn't draw a character they bought but that's not the seller's business since they DON'T OWN IT ANYMORE.


"iF U DONT EAT THIS BOX OF COOKIES THAT YOU BOUGHT FROM WEGMANS WITHIN 2 WEEKS, WEGMANS WILL RECLAIM IT AND REFUND U. SHAME ON YOU FOR BUYING SOMETHING YOU WANT."
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SpitfiresOnIce Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
My thoughts exactly! :thumbsup:
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SirSullivan Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2015  Student General Artist
Personally, I don't care what people do or don't do with adopts that they buy from me. They liked my adopt enough to buy it, they paid for it, its theirs now. That's satisifying enough for me. ^^
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SpitfiresOnIce Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Same here :)
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AnArtisticArtist Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2015  Student General Artist
I do understand where the rule is comming from. 
If you sell a character you designed (and put effort in) I understand that you want it to be drawn.
But the person that adopted the character might just be a bit busy at the moment, that doesn't mean that they will never draw the character. In that case I don't think the rule is fair, I think it's too strict in general. 
I mean if I look at myself at the moment, I'm too busy to even finish personal art let alone an adoptable, while I do try to draw all of my characters once in a while. 
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SpitfiresOnIce Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Exactly, I can understand that people want others to draw their adopted characters, but there is no proper way to reinforce the rule.
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AnArtisticArtist Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2015  Student General Artist
Yeah, I agree. 
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aicyden Featured By Owner Edited Mar 14, 2015  Student General Artist
That's not very fair at all :saddummy: One they pay, they can do whatever they want with it. xD
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SpitfiresOnIce Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I think so, too!
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niqbee Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
I dont even get the point of adoptables. Someone tried explaining it to me once, and when I questioned them about it they got all shitty and stopped talking to me lol.

Like, whats the benefit to the customer, just that they dont have to be creative?
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SpitfiresOnIce Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Adoptables are something you're either into, or absolutely not. :XD:
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niqbee Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Yeah, I guess so. I wonder how much money people make off of them
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SpitfiresOnIce Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
It depends. For some adopts, barely a few points.
For others, over $1,000 for a single closed species character. No exaggerating.
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niqbee Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow thats fucking nuts. I wanna make a thousand bucks for some bullshit hahaha.
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SpitfiresOnIce Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I wish I could, too...
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Jade-Hawkfrost Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
(I pressed the wrong button, oh nooo)
I think its very unfair. Once you buy it, its yours and the people who sold can't do anything to it. Not everyone had the resources(internet/any art program)/time/ambition to do it either.
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SpitfiresOnIce Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Yea, indeed.
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linsaangs Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
i never even knew this was a thing
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SpitfiresOnIce Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
It is a thing, believe me.
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linsaangs Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
what the fuck
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SpitfiresOnIce Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Welcome to adoptables
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linsaangs Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
im scared
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SpitfiresOnIce Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Very well, son.
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linsaangs Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
mom pls
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SpitfiresOnIce Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
son
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DasChocolate Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
I think this is one of the dumbest rules ever besides the "you can't breed the pups in the litter" commission rules.

I'll do what I want once I've paid so unless I get refunded they just have to suck it up.
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SpitfiresOnIce Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Fair enough!
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ShelChan89 Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
I personally put please send me a link so I can see what you did with them. just because i like to see what people did i don't force people into drawing my adopts.
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SpitfiresOnIce Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I see.
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Nemo-TV-Champion Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2015  Student General Artist
all I can say WTF… aka no
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SpitfiresOnIce Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Same...
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Skkon Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2015
Tbh the rule is just a scare tactic more than anything... You can't really enforce it. And if anything it's only gonna scare people AWAY from buying the adopt, not just if they don't intend to draw it, but if they're worrywarts like me ("ohh no what if i can't draw all that by that time" etc) While I understand why they try to make the rule, and it's good in theory... Not a huge fan of how it is executed. Like communism!
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SpitfiresOnIce Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Yea, the thought behind it is good, but it just won't work out in practice!
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JAHSPURRING Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
The only legitimate reason I could jutisfy people doing this is because they don't want people to adopt hoard -- buying a bunch of adoptables just for the sake of buying them. That's rude, considering someone else may have really wanted to buy and use the adoptable for something. Honestly, I used to require people to draw the character they adopt at least once. There was no time limit, but it was heavily encouraged. It also used to be a rule that I didn't sell to hoarders. I've since gotten rid of these rules because they're essentially impossible to enforce.

As for the time limit, I think that's completely stupid. And people who will reclaim an adoptable without refunding the price...? That's just a fancy method of stealing. "Hey can I buy this cookie?" "Sure, but you have to eat it within the week, or I'll take it back and sell it to someone else who will. No refunds. It's my rules, sorry." You aren't going to make a lot of business that way, especially not if you ever want to start selling things for actual currency. That can and most likely will get you into loads of trouble. :I

Personally, I would never do this kind of thing. The most "strings attached" to my adoptables after they're bought revolve around asking people not to resell the design for a higher price than what I originally marked it, and even then that's really hard to monitor.
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SpitfiresOnIce Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Those rules are pretty much impossible to enforce, indeed, hence why I just... don't. I understand that people want others to use their designs, but you sadly cannot control that!

Exactly, you can't just take things back without refunding? Once an adoptable is sold, it's sold, you can't just take it back because you don't like how they use it.

I ask for the same, but I think that's just fair.
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TheGhoulAvenue Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2015  Student Digital Artist
Thats a thing? That's an awful rule!
I like to include in the adopt description "Please use the adopt" but I dont set a date or something or just take it back like that, thatd be unfair.
I use the adopts I buy but I do not always upload my traditional art so people think I dont use the adopt :s I'm already picky with adopts as is because I wanna be sure I use them
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SpitfiresOnIce Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
It is a thing. I mean, I get that people want others to use it but it's sadly nothing that can be controlled...
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superpika293 Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
I think this is unfair. You paid for that adoptable and they shouldn't be able to take it back just because you don't draw fast enough.
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