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TOS Update: Blacklists
July 31, 2017 #tos #update

We've made an update to our Rules & Guidelines. More specifically, our guidelines covering harassment. Click here to read about the change.

Profile Awards
July 24, 2017 #update

Because of the whole mess with photobucket changing how their image hosting works, a lot of users have lost some award badges. Click here for more information!

GASR's New Moderators
July 20, 2017 #aanouncement

After carefully reviewing each application we've received, we are pleased to announce our newest staff members! Click here to view our new team members!

Photobucket TOS Change
June 30, 2017 #announcement

Photobucket has changed their Terms of Service which is affecting a lot of our members currently. Linking images from their website is no longer allowed with free accounts. Click here for more information.

GASR Moderator Applications are CLOSED
June 12, 2017 #update

Yes, it's that time again; we are in dire need of more volunteers to help moderate our forum and ensure that all members behave according to our forum rules. Click here to apply!

AP GUIDELINES REFRESHER & RULE CHANGE
June 10, 2017 #announcement

Due to the recent influx of users violating the AP guidelines set by Forumotion that we are required to enforce, we've decided that a little refresher on that section of the rule book was needed. Click here for further information.

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Table of Contents


Updates

    • Mar 15, 2016 [ Queen ]
      Reorganized information and updated any outdated sections.

Theft - From Drawings / Pixels

  • Scenario 1 Someone posts a drawing made by someone else other than themself and either claims to be the creator of the drawing or attempts to sell the drawing for profit. In this scenario, there is evidence that very minimal changes have been made to the drawing.

    Consequences

    The person in question will receive an official warning.
    We will wait 24 hours for a response.
    Their warning bar will be docked and they will receive a two week ban from the forums.

    Without question if you flat out take someone else's drawing and claim to be the creator and or sell it for profit they will receive a warning and a two week ban. There are no exceptions.
  • Scenario 2 Has taken parts of other people's drawings and clearly edited it together in something they claim to be original work.

    Consequences

    The person in question will receive an official warning.
    We will wait 24 hours for a response.
    Their warning bar will be docked and they will receive a two week ban from the forums.

    This one is non negotiable if there's very clear evidence that they have copy and pasted parts of other people's drawings and are attempting to sell it or claim that they are the creator - it's a two week ban.
  • Scenario 3 Has heavy referenced, copied, or slightly edited a drawing to the point where there almost no difference between the original and the person in question's version.

    Consequences

    The person in question will receive an official warning.
    We will wait 24 hours for a response.
    Their warning bar will be docked and they will receive a two week ban from the forums.

    Similar to just taking the drawing and claiming it as your own... This one is most definitely a two week ban
  • Scenario 4 Has traced a drawing. Even if the results look slightly different (colours etc) if you overlay the images and most of the lines match up it is still considered to be theft.

    Consequences

    The person in question will receive an official warning.
    We will wait 24 hours for a response.
    Their warning bar will be docked and they will receive a two week ban from the forums.

    We will be very careful with this to make sure things are clearly traced before banning from the forums. Tracing is a serious form of art theft which will not be handled lightly.

Theft - From Copyrighted Images

  • Scenario 1 In this scenario the person in question has taken taken a copyrighted image (a non-stock image from google) and has only made slight changes to the image (repainting, filters, text, etc) and is claiming to be the original creator of the image and or attempting to sell it for profit.

    Consequences

    They will receive an official warning and have one of their warning bars docked.
    Depending on the situation they may receive a two week ban as well.

    We will try and be a bit more gentle on people who are simply ignorant but since we've posted the rules we may start getting a bit harder on people who just "didn't know it was stealing".
  • Scenario 2 In this scenario the person in question has taken taken ONLY PART of a copyrighted image (a non-stock image from google) and inserted it into their work. Explanation: These are very small cases where maybe someone gave them a reference of a necklace and rather than drawing it in they just pasted it in the picture of a copyrighted photo.

    Consequences

    They will receive an official warning and have their warning bar docked but they will not be banned from the forums.

    Of course these cases are very rare anyways. Chances are if they stole some of the picture they stole it all.
  • Scenario 3 If someone has traced OR heavily referenced from a copyrighted image and claims it to be "a drawing from scratch" or does not provide written permission from the photographer.

    Consequences

    The person in question will receive an official warning.
    We will wait 24 hours for a response.
    Their warning bar will be docked and they will receive a two week ban from the forums.

    If they are tracing or heavily referencing copyrighted images and they claim that they aren't they shall receive a two week ban from our forums. I don't think I've ever encountered a case where someone was tracing them without actually knowing it is wrong.

Theft - From Other Users on Other Websites

  • Scenario 1 Someone steals someone else's avatar picture(s) / icons / pixel dolls / pixels / screenshots / tutorials and makes limited changes to the picture and attempts to sell them for profit or claims them to be their original work / property.

    Consequences

    The person in question will receive an official warning.
    We will wait 24 hours for a response.
    Their warning bar will be docked and they will receive a two week ban from the forums.

    This is kinda the same as drawings when it is just so blatantly clear that they are stealing they should receive a ban.
  • Scenario 2 Someone takes a part of someone's else enhancement / drawing and attempts to put it in their picture and claim it to be their original work or sell it for profit.
    The same rules apply if someone traces someone's drawing or enhancement or if they copy the image to the point where it is clear that they have done so.

    Consequences

    The person in question will receive an official warning.
    We will wait 24 hours for a response.
    Their warning bar will be docked and they will receive a two week ban from the forums.

    In these cases definitely the person should know it's wrong to take parts of other people's hard work (people who they know) and put it in theirs. It's just dishonest and gets a ban for sure.

Multiple Art Theft Warnings

  • Have already docked a warning bar for minor theftThese are the lesser cases that may have been simply ignorance and did not result in a ban. The next official warning (even if it's a minor warning) will result in a two week ban.
  • Has already received a two week ban for major theft + one warning bar docked In these cases the person will receive a permanent ban from the forums. We gave them a chance to redeem themselves and they didn't take us seriously.

    We do believe in second chances so we really hope the person will come back and change what they do.

What to Do if You're Banned/Lose a Warning Bar

  • If you receive a two week ban / lost one of your warning bars it's best to think over what you did and why you were banned/warned. Well pretty much the best thing to do is think about how you can start improving yourself without having to steal.

    When you are allowed back on to the forums you should definitely review How not to Steal to make sure what you make in the future isn't stealing as well.

    We do not post publicly that you have stolen so that you may get a second chance to redeem yourself. It's definitely not easy... And I applaud anyone willing to go through the long and hard process of first admitting to yourself that you've done something wrong and attempting to start over authentically.

    It takes guts and it's hard but I'm sure it will be worth it.
  • How to make things worse for yourself when you are banned / warned:

    Pulse/Gossip About How We Treat You Unfairly

    If you feel like you have been treated unfairly then you may send an email to the gasr contact gmail found below, or privately message us in case you weren't banned (2 weeks or permanently). We have a whole team so hopefully you'll feel comfortable PMing one of us or sending a mail to gasrforum.contact@gmail.com where one of our admins or global moderators can assist you.

    Make sure it is a global moderator or admin because they actually have the ability to help you. PMing a contest moderator won't help because they do deal with those types of problems.

    Create an Alt Account or Use Someone Else's Account

    If you create an alt account of any sort you will be permanently IP banned from the forums. If you use a friend's account to access the forum, you not only will be permanently IP banned, but you risk jeopardizing your friend's account as well.

Gaining Back Your Lost Warning Bars

  • Click here to find out more information on how the warning bar system works and the process to gain back any bars you may have lost.