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Uploading Art Rules
General Rules

These are the general rules for what images you can upload to Musmakers and display in your house.

G-1. All images in your house must have something to do with you.
Examples of images that have something to do with you are photos and drawings made by you, photos of you, photos of your pets or things that you own and drawings made for you by a friend. 

Examples of images that aren't allowed under this rule are images of cars, funny animals and other random images copied from the internet.

G-2. Images in your house must be made by you or for you.
Wiki banners and images from Musmakers Graphics are allowed as long as they follow the rules, since they are made for all Musmakers members.

Images from other sites are not allowed even if they are "free". Dollz and similar "assembled" images are not considered to be "made by you".

G-3. Pornographic images and images depicting extreme violence are not allowed in your house. Almost nude and nude images of minors and pictures of self mutilation are not allowed anywhere on Musmakers.
Non-pornographic nudity is allowed provided no minors are involved. Musmakers is a site for all ages, so keep it tasteful. You can request Artistic Nudity Warnings if your want to post nudity in your house.

G-4. Images that contain other images that break the rules are not allowed in your house.
For example, a collage or a wiki banner containing images that aren't made by you or for you aren't allowed.




Special Rules


These are categories of images that have special or more specific rules.

S-1. Animated images are not allowed in your house.
The only exception to this rule is non-annoying animated images made by you. Something that makes you look for the delete button is annoying.

This includes animations donated to Musmakers Graphics and animated wiki-banners.

Animated images can be removed by the staff without warning.

S-2. Images of celebrities are not allowed in your house.
The only exception to this rule is if you are also in the photo.

Images of celebrities can be removed by the staff without warning.

S-3. Movie/Game screenshots are not allowed in your house.
The only exception to this rule is if you've created the art in it, like skins (Be sure to explain exactly what you have done though!).

S-4. Quiz images are not allowed.
Quiz result images can be removed by the staff without warning.

S-5. Fanart and other drawings that you have done using direct references from other images are only allowed if you have done the drawing.
We understand that this is how most artists practise and go on to discovering their own styles and we encourage growth.

S-6. Dollz, "me as a Southpark character" and similar "assembled" images are not allowed.
As stated under General Rule 2, "assembled" images like dollz are not considered "made by you" and are thus not allowed in your house.

S-7. You may only display one wiki banner for each wiki.
Don't put every wiki banner there is for a certain wiki in your house. Choose the one you like best and use that. You may of course display wiki banners for several different wiki pages.

S-8. No Mood Images

You may not inline images in your mood. See Enfntv




Images on the Wiki


The rules for images in your house don't all apply for the wiki. In the wiki you can inline animated GIFs and other free-to-use-images that you are not allowed to have in your houses.

However, you are NEVER allowed to steal art, that is, take someone else's picture and claim it as your own.

If it is a secret wiki-page (No link from your presentation or open forum), you can inline what you want.

Wiki banners that break the rules aren't allowed in houses.
Follow the rules if you don't want people to get in trouble for displaying your wiki banner in their houses. As the wiki's owner or maintainer you will be held responsible if you encourage people to display wiki banners that break the rules.




How the Rules are Enforced


The Uploading Art Rules are enforced by us, The Musmakers Staff. We can remove images that break the rules and ban members who repeatedly upload or display images that break the rules.

The Patrollers help us by finding and reporting images that are against the rules. This possibility is however not restricted only to Patrollers. In fact, everyone is encouraged to report rulebreakers.

If you find someone else breaking the rules, please use the "send report to guards" button in that member's house and the we will look into the matter. It is not possible for the Guards to keep an eye on each and every house and we certainly need your help in this. See the wiki page reports on how to write a good report.

Please do not send us messages saying we are unfair and we allowed someone to keep disputed material in their house. The rules apply to all. The only reason someone would have copyrighted images displayed there still is that no one has reported them yet. Do your part!

Sometimes we make mistakes and delete something that should have been allowed. Do not make a big deal about it. Reply to the Staff member who deleted your image (you got a message explaining why the image was deleted) and explain briefly why the image should be allowed and everything will be fine.




More on Copyright


First, a note on spelling. It's spelled "copyright", not "copywrite", and it's "copyrighted", not "copywritten". Copyright is about owning the right to copy something and controling who is allowed to copy it. A copywriter is someone who works in advertising.



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2005-06-14 [djxmonster]: The Patrollers help us by finding and reporting... Do we (or are we going to) have Patrollers here?

2006-03-26 [kittykittykitty]: "You may only display one image in your mood and it has to be uploaded to the moods: you may not inline images in your mood" Mood images?

2006-09-15 [Harmless]: Moods?

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