| Fri 3 Jan 2014 - 11:49|
Hey there, everyone! I hope you all had a lovely holiday season, and a great start to the new year :)
We are updating some things to out terms of service/guidelines that will significantly change many different things in the GASR.Some of these changes may affect you, so please read carefully.
- Authentic Artist applications
I have updated the thread so it reflects current information on the GASR. I have also changed it so that you send a forum PM directly to me, as the Authentic Artist account frequently lost PM's.
If you sent in an application, and had not received a reply since November, please re-fill out the application and PM it directly to me.
We will still go over applications as a staff meeting once a week, so do not expect an instant reply.
- We will be changing what is considered AP or not.
The current list of items are considered AP. What is marked in blue will NO LONGER BE CONSIDERED AP on this forum. I will be adding a disclaimer in the guidelines that says IMVU still considers these AP, but we do not:
- New AP List:
If it is NOT BLUE, then it is STILL AP.
Many of you may be thinking "Well what about the warnings that I got for showing cigarettes!!" You may PM myself or any of the moderators and we will restore your warning bar if you received a warning for gore, cigarettes, or alcohol use. If you received a warning for nudity, then you're out of luck because it is still AP.
We will be keeping the AP forum as many users still buy and sell AP art (aka nude art).
- We will be allowing adoptables again
There was a lot of hubbub about us removing the selling of adoptables, so we're allowing them again. As Alexia put it:
Premades: buying the art*
Adoptables: buying the design/concept
Adoptables constitute as a character design/concept as a drawing, not an IMVU screenshot or gaia avatar.
*Please note: If you are selling premade art, and the buyer decides to turn it into an OC on their own time, that is their decision unless you have stated otherwise.
The reason why we took them away is because we noticed a large trend of adoptables and people complaining about "style theft" and the staff team had not be trained for that. We (mods) have set up a system in the event that design/style theft comes up, which is to look at each case individually.
We will warn users that if people start making fusses about petty things like bow placement or hair color, then we'll remove adoptables again. Remember that if you're taking inspiration from, say, a kimono, then don't be surprised if your neighbor draws a kimono as well. People draw inspiration from different fashion sources, and people have similar tastes as well.
- No AUTOPLAY music players allowed
You may have a link to a Youtube video, but it must NOT automatically play. First time will result in a friendly reminder, second time will result in a warning.
- Bedlam is stepping up as a Global Moderator again
Which probably gets you to wonder "When are staff applications open again?" I cannot give a time estimate, but just know that once we need more staff members, we will post a global announcement!
I think that about covers the changes! Again, if any of the above affect you, please send myself or any of the moderators a PM with your concerns and we will answer you as promptly as possible!
- Katelyn, Administrator of the GASR forum