i hope we won't need anything as formal as rules for this group, but here are some general guidelines for content etc.
¡¡these guidelines are subject to refinement and/or wholesale messing about with.!!
1. Art Guidelines
Basically: ask yourself "is it sweet? and is it kinky?" and consider these guidelines. submissions will be approved/declined on these qualities and the whims of the administrators.
1.1 what kind of art can i submit? we welcome submissions of all sorts, whether they be photography, drawings, CG, fiction or non-fiction, provided they are your best work! (see 2.5 and note from the founder below)
1.2 Theme: the focus of this group is light bondage with an emphasis on sweetness and cuteness. Submissions not related to this theme are unlikely to be accepted.
1.2a "lightness": this group is for light bondage, not heavy BDSM. Perhaps we could characterise it as ropes and cleave gags rather than leather and ring gags.
1.2b similar kinks (e.g. tickling etc.) are allowed in moderation, preferably in conjunction with the light bondage theme. (with some limitations: see 2.1-2.4)
1.2c nudity is discouraged. Whether or not to accept art featuring nudity will be at the admins' discretion: art with some nudity may be accepted, but it is unlikely that full frontal nudity will be passed.
1.3 your art can depict men, women, het, slash, whatever, it's all fine. (provided they are adult humans! see 2.1a and 2.4)
2. What's not suitable
We will have to decline art which is not in keeping with the spirit of the group or fails to meet the required standard. As well as declining pieces unrelated to the sweetkinks theme, the following will be rejected.
2.1 submissions which break dA rules. if you have a problem with dA's rules, take it up with them, not us.
Some points of the dA rules which frequently come up:
2.1a characters depicted in bondage situations must not be underage
2.1b submissions involving bodily fluids, excreta, sexual intercourse, etc. will all be rejected.
2.2 deviations which are incompatible with the sweetkinks theme:
2.2a pain or physical torture
2.2b no sex toys, tentacles etc.
2.2c gore, vore, mutilation, inescapable peril or death, or anything in that direction.
2.4 anthropomorphism or furries (excepting humans with one or two animal features, e.g. ears or tail) are outside the scope of this group. This includes MLP.
2.5 we reserve the right to decline works featuring incest
2.6 we reserve the right to decline works we consider misogynistic, misandrist, racist or otherwise discriminatory.
2.7 no scrappy, sketchy work: your best finished pieces only please!
2.8 no adverts, flyers, or "coming soon" marketing material.
3. How much can i submit?
3.1 we will be selecting the best art we can find, so send us the ones you've slaved over or you're really pleased with, not every stickman in your gallery! it is more likely to be accepted that way. if you think it looks bad, save us the embarrassment of rejecting it and don't submit it!
3.2 submissions are locked to 1 per week.
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-Given the content of this group, members must obviously be of an appropriate age to view mature content. the onus is upon you, the member, to know whether you are of age and whether you have your dA content filters set properly.
-You may post links to your own page or external website provided that the content there would be acceptable on this group. no linking to work deemed against dA rules, please.
-Try to behave like a normal human being, you know, as you would in a cafe or wherever, rather than the internet! Ok, so you probably wouldn't be sharing your kinky art in a cafe, but you know what i mean. treat other members with respect.
-If this group is not for you, or you don't like the subjects covered, then we respect your right not to like it, but suggest that not coming here would be an excellent way to avoid being exposed to it.
-If the group gets flamed or attacked by anyone, members are politely asked not to flame them back or to get into arguments with the trolls. I like the moral high ground, and prefer to stay there. the view is so nice.
A note from the
the idea of this gallery is to showcase your best work. don't submit everything you've got, and don't submit work you're not proud of. this also means that in order to preserve the quality of the gallery, we won't accept work which we just don't think is good enough. there's plenty of my own work i wouldn't approve, so don't take it personally if your work is rejected.
if groups simply accept anything which is submitted to them they defeat the purpose of their own existence and their members get flooded with irrelevant or substandard work. we want to avoid this, so that our members and watchers know that whatever we send to their inboxes will be of the best quality.
if you have any doubts about the guidelines and what's suitable, ask. we won't mind. if you feel the guidelines could/should be changed in some way, note us. it will be read and considered, but there is no guarantee that it will be accepted, and we ask you to bide by our decision on the matter.