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Fri Apr 29, 2011, 10:17 PM by iLantiis:iconilantiis:


deviantHEART Membership Guidelines


:heart: Joining
To join, please click the "Join this Group" button at the top of the group front page. All join requests are automatically accepted.


:heart: Members
So you became a member! Congratulations! You can get started by submitting art, but we recommend reading our guidelines for members first...

:pointr: Behavior
Your behavior effects not just this group, but each person who comes into contact with our group. Please be respectful of other people's opinions and ideas. deviantHEART is a group whose purpose is to promote positivity and warm-fuzzies. If conduct is consistently unbecoming, we can permanently remove members from the group (but we sure would hate to do that).


:pointr: Chatroom
Our chatroom is #devheart and has the same purpose as the group. The rules are very simple: treat people they way you want to be treated. If you cannot do that or cannot maintain a positive attitude, you will be asked to leave. If the behavior becomes a problem, we have the ability to permanently remove members from the channel (though we would hate to have to do that).


:pointr: Submissions
Current submission limit: 2 per week

All submissions should adhere to at least one of the following:
  • Support
    • Equal Rights
    • Cure Research
    • Awareness
    • Disease
    • Syndromes
    • Discrimination/Bullying
  • Inspire
    • Lift peoples spirits
    • Leave viewers in awe
  • Encourage positive action
    • Peace rally
    • Conservation & recycling
  • Humor
    • Make people smile or laugh
    • Silly moment
    • Comical - created with the intention to provoke laughter
  • Portray a joyful or happy moment
    • Child birth
    • Wedding
    • Friendship

Submissions may be declined for the following:
  • Incomplete Artwork
    • Sketches
    • Line art
    • Works in Progress
    • Stock Images or Resources
  • Inappropriate Artwork/Photographs
    • Pornographic (ie. groping, penetration)
    • Offensive (ie. political trash talking, character defamation)
  • Impaired Photographs
    • Out of focus
    • Blurry
    • Under-exposed (too dark)
    • Over-exposed (too bright)

These are not set in stone. Art is subjective and is decided on a case-by-case basis in deviantHEART. Please send a note to the group if you have questions on why a submission was declined or why one was accepted. We do not always leave a message when declining.


:pointr: VIP Members
VIP members are members who have given their time freely to help improve both dA and deviantHEART. They follow the same guidelines as regular members with the exception that they can submit more per week, not require votes on their submissions, and have access to the backroom. If you are interested in becoming a VIP member, you will want to read the Volunteer Guidelines for deviantHEART.


:pointr: Appealing a Ban
We hate to see members go, but even more, we hate to see a member get banned. If you find yourself "deviously denied," you can send the group a note and ask why. If you know why, you can send Icesis a note and plead your case: What lesson have you learned? How do you intend to ensure the same situation does not happen again? A ban can only be appealed ONE time.


:heart: Lantiis

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C O M M U N I T Y
We believe that our community is our most important resource and we strive to act in ways that nurture and encourage its growth, development and ultimately its ongoing success. We err on the side of the artist.

R E S P E C T
We treat each other with respect, as we believe that every staff member, volunteer, and member is a contributing factor to deviantART’s success. We acknowledge that even those that challenge our patience offer important lessons we can learn from and strive to do so.

E X C E L L E N C E
We share a passion for excellence, quality and creativity in everything we do and strive to instill these values in our community.

A R T I S T S
We are artists and we reserve time for creative expression. We recognize the importance of nurturing our inner artist, as not only beneficial to ourselves, but also integral to our connection with the community.

T R U S T
We build trust among ourselves and within the community by being true to our word. We speak honestly and with integrity and hold ourselves personally accountable to deliver on commitments we’ve made.

E M P O W E R
We believe in a commitment to continuous learning and improvement, and maintaining open, positive communication that encourages and fosters creative genius.

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