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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:

:bulletpink: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.)

:bulletpink: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.

:bulletpink: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.

:bulletpink: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.

:bulletpink: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.

:bulletpink: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.

:bulletpink: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.

:bulletpink: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.

Just a friendly reminder to those who haven't checked, or are new to the group--we do NOT allow journals, YCHs, species guides, customs or custom/commission information, or maker adopts.

If any of the above are submitted, they will be declined, and the appropriate action taken. If submitted once, you will receive a warning. If submitted twice, you will receive a 3-day ban. If submitted a third time, you will receive a permanent ban.

Please understand that as a group, we have the right to our own rules and if member do not respect them, they have full right to leave--there are plenty of groups out there that accept what we do not. (:

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Our group focuses on Adoptables of all sorts! Canine, feline, horses, dinosaurs, humans - you name it!
Founded 3 Years ago
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Group Rules & Regulations

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Welcome to AdorablesAdoptables! Please make sure you are watching the journals section of the group for important updates from staff. The rules for this group may be found below. Please familiarize yourself with them.

We allow P2U and F2U bases now!
We do not accept journals, YCHs, maker adopts, species guides, customs or custom/commission information.

Refer to this: list for what's allowed in each folder. Also, if you have any questions, feel free to check our FAQ!

:bulletgreen: GENERAL RULES :bulletgreen:
(More detailed information about our rules can be found further below)
:bulletgreen: GENERAL RULES :bulletgreen:
:bulletyellow: No spam on the Group home page or in Group Notes! This includes "hellos", "I'm New Heres" and "Buy My Stuff!"
:bulletorange: No journals (Except for our own) are permitted in the group, even if they advertise adoptables.
:bulletorange: No Maker Adopts are allowed in the Group. Whether the Maker Game's creator has allowed them to be sold or not is irrelevant, we DO NOT accept them.
:bulletred: No bullying, harassment or blatant abuse of any deviant will be tolerated here.
:bulletred: No Tracing, stealing designs or identity theft. We will not tolerate it.

Posted to the Wrong Folder?
Please note the group with the following:
:bulletyellow: Exact name of the deviation you submitted.
:bulletblack: Exact folder you submitted your deviation to.

Questions are welcomed in the comment section.
Questions are welcomed to be noted to the group as well.

Please do not advertise in the comment section. It floods the group and makes it difficult for staff to get to the people with questions. Failure to comply will be met with the following:

First Offense - Warning
Second Offense - Suspension for 3 Days
Third Offense - Banned

You have journals on your accounts. Please use those to advertise.
Please refrain from submitting your journals to the group. Submitting them will result in a warning--submitting again will result in a 3-7 day ban.

So you've found someone who's stealing adopts / scamming.
Please do not post in the comments section of the group.
Note the group instead with the following:
:bulletyellow: Name of the offender
:bulletblack: Link to their deviation
:bulletyellow: Link to the original deviation

Once you have done so I or another staff member will create a warning journal with the information you have provided as a group wide alert. A staff member will also hand out a ban and remove the stolen deviation from the group.

Noting the Group
Please do not note the group chain mail, advertisements, or general chat. Group notes build up and collect dust as there is no way to delete them. Doing this slows down our response to immediate issues that need to be dealt with. - Thank you.

Please do not post "hi" or "hello" in the comments section. While it's okay to greet people, after a while these messages build up and we can not get to those whom have questions easily.

We do not allow our users to bully others. This includes posting hate on another persons' adopts, trashing their name, nothing them hateful things, etc. If someone is bullying you please note the group with the following:
:bulletyellow: Name of person bullying you
:bulletblack: Screenshots (if it's through notes) or links (if in the comments section) of the bullying that happened
:bulletyellow: Where it happened (notes, comments, etc)

Please be aware that if you start harassing the person, swearing and acting in the same manor they did that you could face the same consequences as them. As hard as it may be when being harassed or bullied, please remain civil and never stoop to their level.

Bullying is an automatic ban


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strawbrryjam Featured By Owner 5 hours ago  New Deviant Student Digital Artist
I wanted some tips on getting started with adoptables! If anyone could toss me some tips on pricing (in USD or points), selling, and creating.
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swintah Featured By Owner 13 hours ago  Hobbyist Digital Artist
My deviation has been declined, why?
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CyanOkami Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Ahh I accidently submitted a journal, sorry about that ;o;
tiaochen Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2015
how can i get people to adopt my adoptables :o
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uncreativepanda Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2015
So how exactly would like adoptables on paper work? It's the only media I currently use, and im confused as to how they would work.
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nerdeegirl19 Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2015  New Deviant Student General Artist
ummm i'm confused. What are adoptables and how do they work?
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Bella-Brownies Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I accidentally submit artwork not related to adoptables to the Reptiles folder :c
My apologies!!! </3
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Infermander Featured By Owner May 24, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I want to submit some adoptables, but the problem is that I don't have a scanner. (I just usually take a picture, hoping for good quality.) Is that okay?
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LadyLoth Featured By Owner May 22, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Hello and thanks for the acceptance. I have a question.
Do adoptables have to be absolutely drawn in digital form or could I draw one on paper and scan it ?
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TheAlbinoCheetah Featured By Owner May 17, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
This is just a suggestion, but maybe there could be a way for people to get their adopts "appraised" by someone who has sold adoptable for a while. I know I am confused on pricing.
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