V I V I D A R T S RULES AND GUIDELINES
** RULES ARE SUBJECT TO CHANGE **
Upon sign up you are expect to have read and understand the rules. Therefore, you cannot use the excuse you didn't know upon violating any rules.
Hello, and Welcome to Vivid Arts! We're so glad you could join us in our new Forum. This forum was made to combine Layout Art and DP/Drawing/Painting Art together for IMVU user to use. If you're not a IMVU user, but still wish to join, please sign up here. We are in no way affiliated with the GASR, HBAD, or IMVU in anyway. We are a new forum that wishes to take proper care of theft, and attempting to make a equally treated environment for our users. We have no control over theft on IMVU, and we have no control over theft in other forums. Thank you, and please review these rules so we can establish a healthy environment for Vivid Arts.
- Please sign up with your IMVU user name.
- We do NOT tolerate Theft/Stealing/Tracing over.
- Scamming is prohibited.
- No Personal Conflicts.
- Please keep Spam to a Minimum.
- We will never offer AP Art.
- Please be polite to all Users, Moderators, and Administrators.
- No Alt accounts will be allowed.
- Public Blacklisting / Slander is NOT tolerated.
- Threads may only be bumped once every 10 hours.
- Please follow Forumotion's Terms of Service.
We ask this because we generally only want IMVU users, you're free to make a account on IMVU and join this site, however.
The reason is, we see in plenty of forums that Theft is lightly taken care of. We are not like that. Theft is something that happens too often, and not looked upon well enough.
If caught, you're banned. End of discussion. This includes sending, obtaining, and using hacker credits to pay for any type of goods sold. If we find proof of you scamming users, we WILL ban for at least 2 weeks.
Please keep the user drama to a minimum, even in the OT.
The Admins and I don't personally mind if you spam a little. But we would like to keep shops clean. This is why we made the OT.
AP art is not allowed in the Forum, however you may PM Artist for AP Art, the Admins and Mods do NOT want to see it in the shops.
You don't have to like everyone, but we do expect that you at least be grown ups and act reasonably.
If you're caught with a Alt account you will have your Alt Account(s) deleted, and your Main Vivid Arts account will have Percentage deducted from your warning bar.** IP Addresses will be checked if you're suspected.
We get that Theft is an unforgivable sin in the Art world. But in reality, we must remain mature and not humiliate people, cause in the end, every deserves a second chance. Also, Vivid Arts Admins have developed a system to make sure one doesn't lie about why their percentage was docked. So, please leave it to the Admins/Mods to make it known.
Basic, just trying to avoid spam. Also to give everyone a equal chance to have their thread on the first page.
ToS for Forumotion can be found here.
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The Vivid Arts Staff takes theft very seriously. The reason Vivid Arts was made was mostly due to theft, so in order to keep theft to a minimum on Vivid Arts, we've establish a way for users to report Theft easily, but wisely. But also by reporting theft, you're directly saying that said person has Copied, Traced, or stolen a image that is not their own. But before we explain how, please note:
- To report a user for theft: You must first find proof.
Proof is essential to reporting accurate theft. With out having any proof, we can do nothing but monitor the user. Thus, providing proof would allow us to take appropriate action against the thief.
** If you do not have Proof we will ignore your case and move on to the next.
As PRISM does take theft very seriously, again, we cannot take any action with out proof, and therefore cannot punish the said thief/user properly.
- We can only punish users on Vivid Arts.
We have no juristiction to theft on HBAD, GASR, or IMVU. Vivid Arts users who steal are the only users we can punish and take proper action against. However, that does not go to say that we cannot message the GASR or HBAD Admins about a certain user giving them a heads up. Do keep that in mind.
SENDING A REPORT
When sending a report, you must have THREE valid things. Username, Proof, and explanation. We require these things so we can fully understand what exactly is wrong/going on. Our staff will work extra to try and figure it out and send out proper punishment, but we need to know these things to do so.
It's obvious, we need a name in order to to apply punishment to the right user. Otherwise there really is not case, and our Staff cannot take proper action.** Your case will be ignored without a username to admit punishment on.
Proof is necessary for ALL reports. Without proof, there is nothing backing up your claim, Therefore there is no case. Again, with out proof we have no way of knowing legitimately that there is a issues, and not just a claim.** Your case will be ignored without proof.
Although this is not as serious as the other two, it still is important for us as the staff to understand the situation thoroughly. Your case will not be ignored if you lack this part, but will be responded for ether more explanation or we'll understand the just and admit punishment.
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WARNING BARS - GETTING PERCENTAGE BACK
The Mods/Admins and I have establish a Warning bar system that take off precentage. Admins will deduct precentage when a user violates the rules. The lower the precentage,, the closer you are to getting banned for good. However, don't get too scared, we are offering ways to earn you warning precentage back. However it will take time, and a great deal of waiting. We have a heavy time frame because we want to give people a second chance, however, for those who want to continue theft, will get caught and banned quicker.
Warning Bars look like this, I've also added how many warnings each one represents:
What you can do to get a "warning":
+ Steal, copy, trace.
+ Spam any thread
+ Scam users
+ Offer AP art out of PM
+ Having muliple accounts.
+ Violations of Forumotion's ToS
For usual things such as Spaming threads, Having multiple accounts, having a highly negative attitude. We will give back percentage over 3 months.
However, for Scamming, Theft, and/or having violated the Forumotion ToS we will offer back percentage, as you prove yourself worthy of it. It will not be given back over a period of time. If we can see that you've not stolen, scammed, or violated anything anymore, we will proceed to grant percentage back. However, you cannot ask for your percentage back, it will only be granted back when you prove yourself redeemed.
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