EDIT: Added "What does _____ mean?", "Why was my deviation declined?", and "Should I remove my deviation if it's been purchased?"
Hello all! We have just recently decided that we should try and put up a FAQ, or Frequently Asked Questions. What we need from you guys, is questions you think should go up on it (please make sure before you put down the question it hasn't already been listed). And if you want, you can help contribute in an answer (keep in mind not all answers will be added, but are appreciated).
Some obvious questions and answers I and others have already come up with:
What are adoptables? How do they work? Adoptables are character designs that are sold for some type of currency (points, money, etc), or even free or traded with something else. Usually the designs are more than two colors. When someone posts an adoptable they state how much they want to sell it for and if someone contacts them saying they wish to buy the design, once they send in whatever the price was they may use the design however they please. (However, a lot of adoptable sellers will have rules included with their adoptable.)
How do I submit adoptables? The same way you submit a deviation. You create a design that you wish to sell, give away, etc, and upload it. Maybe add some rules and state what you want for it. Note: Adoptables aren't always taken right away and some aren't ever taken.
I accidentally submitted to the wrong folder! (not question format but I'd still include it here.) If you withdraw your adoptable, it will be removed from the submission process and you may submit it to the correct folder.
Do I have to draw an adoptable digitally? No! Not at all. Traditionally made adoptables are welcome. Same goes for digitally made adoptables, of course.
Can I submit ____ adoptables? Whether they're egg adopts, auctions, closed species adopts, or something else related to selling a design chances are is that they're allowed. If you're still unsure feel free to contact the group.
What does ____ mean? This question is for those who are unsure what YCH, OTA, DTA, and custom adopts mean. YCH stands for Your Character Here. A YCH is usually a sketch of a pose that is sold and whoever buys it, may get their character of choice drawn by the artist in the sketched pose. YCHs are not allowed in the group. An OTA stands for Offer To Adopt which means, as in the title, you get to offer something for the design provided. DTA stands for Draw To Adopt which means if you draw the character, you have a chance of getting the design for yourself. Usually Draw To Adopts are not first come, first serve. Custom adopts are like commissions, in a way. Someone opens up custom designs or custom adopts for a certain price and whoever buys it will get a design specifically created just for them. Custom adopts are not allowed in the group.
Why was my deviation declined? There could be many possible answers to it, but usually when a deviation is decline there will be a comment stating why. Such as, you submitted to the wrong folder, we don't allow what you may have submitted, and things like that. If you're still unsure and you know for certain you haven't receive a comment saying why but your deviation has been decline, contact the group with the link of your deviation.
Should I remove my deviation if it's been purchased? Yes, please do! If you don't it's not a big deal, moderators will get to it and remove it themselves, but it's a big help whenever you do so that it's one less deviation to remove and helps open space in folders faster.
That's all I've got so far. I'll add more as more questions/answers are provided.