Mission - Clean up the categories so that people who mistakenly submit photos, etc that are NOT BASES will know where to correctly post things.
Here is a news article to help sort things out: news.deviantart.com/article/13…
Apparently a few people have gotten confused, seeing the comments.
I've just made this a separate account, because I know how nasty people can be when they are determined their dress-up product/photo/art/animation/etc is a doll/base.
I prefer to be faceless.
Now, here are two definitions from Wikipedia:
Bases are the templates upon which dolls are drawn. They normally consist of the naked human form in a pose without hair. Bases can be outlines of human figures; they can come with or without faces; they can come with props or accessories; they can come in multiple skintones; or they can depict a partial or full body view. Bases need not be realistic; they can be deformed, exaggerated or cute, and may be in the anime super deformed style.
Not all dollers create their own bases. Many choose to use bases that others offer for free use (with certain terms) to draw their dolls upon. Stock bases are a popular option, as they give beginning dollers a chance to draw clothes upon the base instead of creating a base from scratch.
Typically, bases are arranged in a set, where all the bases in the set are created in the same size, style and proportions, but with different poses, skintones and facial expressions. These sets are generally given names to identify and distinguish them. Some base sets have nearly 100 individual poses.
Using bases from other artists requires crediting the origin of the base. Without this base credit, it can be considered to be stealing art. If base credit cannot be determined by the user, or if the link to the maker's site is missing or broken, the case should be stated.
Dollz, Cartoon Dolls or Pixel Dolls are small pixelated images, generally of people. They are mainly used online as avatars, signatures or just displayed as artwork on personal webpages.
Dolls range in size from being a few pixels high to a few hundred pixels high. Generally, dolls are human figures (mainly female, but male dolls are becoming increasingly more common), although there have been instances of animals being named "dolls." Dolls are generally dressed, and come in a wide range of styles. Bases are the template upon which dolls are created - the naked human form with no hair.
People who create dolls are called dollers or dollists. The community is well inter-linked because of both message board communities and the concept of "adoption." Adoption is where a doller displays a favoured doll that was created by someone else upon their website, with credit and a link to the other's site or email. Adoption is not an option with bases.
On my adventures, I have noticed a many people who insist they have the correct category. So much, that they are completely insulted when I try to help them out. In a lasting effort to help them keep organized, I will keep a list here of people who may need little nudges from others - I alone am not getting through to them.
Also, the folder in my bookmarks is just getting ridiculous.
If you'd like to help me out, please be my guest.rangavar.deviantart.com/art/An…nicoismine.deviantart.com/art/…nicoismine.deviantart.com/art/…blackrosekat.deviantart.com/ar…pandababe66.deviantart.com/art…kittybat1234.deviantart.com/ar…
(and a few others from her)lynni-kun.deviantart.com/art/0…bakaartsypink.deviantart.com/a…outlawthekitty.deviantart.com/…outlawthekitty.deviantart.com/…winxc1ub.deviantart.com/art/It…RiverClanCatz
has many dress up dolls in the dolling categoryKataang15Love
has many dress up dolls in the dolling category, tooGoldenEyedMe
also has a lot of dress up dolls in the dolling categoryEeveeChic14
took note of the fact she's unorganized, but continues to post dress-up things in the dolling cat.sailorx161
has many art assignments(?) in the dolling category, with google images and dress-up dolls in themHinachuu
has so many signatures and other designs in the dolling category (most made with Ragnarok sprites)