Keep everything PG-13!
Nudity MUST be labeled correctly.
As a common courtesy, please no swear words/ cussing in comments. Even though some may be used in a complementary way, there are younger people in this group who might take offense.
Submit your deviations to the correct folder, don't be lazy! If there is no category, please leave us a comment or a note and we will get back to you as soon as possible!
Please respect those who do not prefer character critiques. Although you may disagree with their decisions (and question why they joined the group), please respect them.
Tip: A good way to provide criticism is by beginning first with a sincere, in-depth compliment.
Those who have invented their own race must have backup for their claims. If I feel like you are disrespecting Tolkien's work by changing it too much, I might take your membership away.
Example: introducing too many new races, which make up the majority of your OCs instead of the LOTR races, then feeling insulted by comments that suggest you are straying too far from Tolkien, stating that because it is your writing/art, you can do whatever you want.
For the most part, Middle Earth is not yours to mess around with, and keep in mind that these are fan characters, they are not entirely yours until you change things so much that it doesn't belong in this group anymore
Characters MUST reside in Middle Earth or Arda.
Have patience with your administrators
Accept constructive criticism with kindness
Comment on deviations
And, what's most important, have fun!