I'm very sorry for not having this update out sooner.
I'm also sorry that we've stopped the weekly features, we got to the end of the list and I forgot to create a new one for the second half of the year
As always we're still looking for a few more admins to help with the group. If you're interested, click here fav.me/d84kl9z
for more information.
Now, on to the big stuff.
For the past month or so the admin team and I have been discussing some of the rules of the group and whether or not the current rules are sufficient. We've come to the conclusion that some of the rules (mainly the rules about semi-erotic fan art and quality control)Quality control
has been expanded to also include crossover pictures. We've previously stated that all levels of skill are allowed in our group provided that they are photographed or scanned clearly so that we can actually see the picture. We're now also adding that all crossover pictures should be easily identifiable as Sailor Moon crossovers. Large group crossovers where we have to search to find Sailor Moon will not longer be accepted.
Our rule on erotic fan art previously stated:8. No border-line mature/erotic deviations allowed
--> This group is meant to be family friendly, and therefore the admin team decided by majority vote to ban all border-line mature and/or erotic deviations. Deviations that would be considered border-line would be those where private parts are barely covered or the scene is highly suggestive. If you are not sure whether or not your deviation would be considered border-line then please go ahead and submit it, we will make a decision.
--> Things that would not make a deviation border-line include: kissing, hugging, short sailor-skirts (because there is no way around that), visible mid-drifts/thighs, and figure (for example: a busty character would not necessarily be considered border-line).
We've now expanded that rule and added a few definitions of what would be considered border-line mature or erotic. Deviations that include the following will no longer be allowed in the group, and any deviations currently in the group gallery that violate any of the following will be removed as soon as possible.Suicide:
Deviations where characters are seen or implied to have killed themselvesMurder:
Deviations where one character kills another (the act of killing must be depicted or it falls under 'death)'Touching':
Deviations where two or more characters are touching each other in a suggestive manner (reaching under skirt, having hand on inner thigh, etc.) or
deviations where it implied that the character is sexually touching him/herself.Suggestive kissing:
Deviations where much more of the 'action' can be seen (such as when the viewer can see one character sticking his/her tongue down the other person's throat)Overly sexualized poses:
Deviations where the character has been posed in a way that draws unnecessary attention to the breasts or crotch (this happens more often with female characters, but isn't unheard of for male characters)'Fetish' artwork:
Deviations created with an obvious fetish overtone (some of the common ones on DA are 'diapered senshi', 'overweight senshi', and pictures focusing one the feet of the senshi)
We've also decided that the following topics will be allowed so long as they follow specific guidelines.
Deviations featuring death
are allowed so long as no mature tag is needed.
Deviations featuring underwear
are allowed so long as a) no mature tag is needed, b) the outfit is not coupled with an unnecessarily sexualized pose
We're also adding a new rule.Deviations containing official artwork are not allowed
Deviations containing artwork from the original anime or manga are no longer accepted. Manga scans and manga colorations are also no longer accepted. We acknowledge that some manga colorations take a lot of time, effort, and skill, but since it makes use of official artwork we no longer accept it. Also, 'collage', or deviations where various pieces of the official artwork have been copied and pasted to create a new image, are not allowed.
exception to this rule is when screenshots are used for comparison screenshot redraws.
Thank you for reading ^_^ please feel free to comment with your thoughts on these matters.