Re-guarding My Closed Species: T.O.S
*FOR THOSE WHO HAVE A CHARACTER, OR ARE INTERESTED IN GETTING A CHARACTER, PLEASE READ THIS.*
A Closed Species means that you are not permitted to make/create a character or species with exact traits or a large similarity.
Now I won't bite your head off if you accidentally make a Species that is very close to mine (or an OC). I will either ask you politely to change it or make you aware of the species. If someone comes to you very aggressively or rudely please tell me and I will resolve it
If you see someone who has 'Copied' any of my species DO NOT ENGAGE, DO NOT POST A COMMENT FEATURING THE WORK, DO NOT BE RUDE. NOTE ME THE ARTIST OR IMAGE AND I WILL TAKE ACTION. What you say will reflect upon me. As the owner I should be the only one to handle this issue. If there is someone who refuses to remove or change a species/ character I will not force them. That means YOU should not force them. There is nothing LEGALLY wrong making a species or selling one that is similar or a copy of another. I don't agree with it, especially if used maliciously but I will not be rude. I encourage the help of my Watchers to NOTIFY me of the issue and you WILL be blocked and banned from my Species of you are overly rude or mean
ALL ORBITE OWNERS PAY ATTENTION PLEASE! THESE ARE THE TERMS OF SERVICE FOR ORBITES!! IF YOU DO NOT AGREE YOU BETTER SELL, RETURN OR GIVE AWAY YOUR ORBITE IN 1 WEEK. THESE RULES WILL BE EFFECTIVE NOW FOR UNFINISHED MYOs, ADOPTS SOLD AFTER THE POSTING OF THIS JOURNAL, CUSTOMS SOLD AFTER THE POSTING OF THIS JOURNAL, MYOs SOLD AFTER THE POSTING OF THIS JOURNAL OR ANYTHING HAVING TO DO WITH ORBITES AFTER THIS JOURNAL HAS BEEN POSTED.
First off, let me clear this up now. I CAN, AND WILL REVOKE YOUR ORBITE CHARACTERS IF YOU ARE BANNED FROM THE SPECIES. This is apart of the T.O.S now. If you get an Orbite, you automatically agree with these terms. Meaning that I can remove your Orbite character if you are Banned. I will only do this if you are Banned, so don't worry about me just randomly taking Orbites because I won't!! I know only a small amount of people will end up being Banned. I actually hope 0 people get Banned but its honestly Inevitable.
How do you end up being Banned from my Orbites??
-Don't sell, redistribute, copy, or try to make profits of Orbites. This is a 1 warning Offense. Meaning you get ONE warning. Second time it happens you will be Banned.
-Claim others Orbite Characters as your own. This is a 1 warning Offense.
-Block the owner of the Species. Yes, if you do this you will be Auto-Banned. No warning. Blocking me for no reason, or well or any reason actually, makes me think you will do something wrong with my Orbites. I have no choice. If you are angry or upset enough to Block me, you better be angry enough to give up your Orbites because thats whats gonna happen.
-Harass people who have 'Copied' my Orbites. We've already brushed over this. This is an Auto-Ban Offense. No Warning.
-Be overly rude or harass me about not getting an Orbite or something along the lines of that. This is a 2 warning offense. After 2 strikes you will be Banned.
-Continually ignoring or breaking the rules
When you get Banned from Orbites I will list a reason why. These are just some examples. Other ways may come up, but I won't Ban you for no reason. I don't want to Ban people but sometimes I have to.
What happens when you get Banned??
When you get Banned I will tell you now it will probably be Unpleasant and Embarrassing. But once again, its kinda hard to get Banned if you are a kind, sensible person. Which all of you who currently have an Orbite or are interested in Orbites are
When you get Banned:
-You will be added to a Journal on my page called the Public Ban List. It will list your Username, why you are Banned, how long you are Banned (if its not permanent), and your Orbite Characters that will be sold (if its a permanent Ban). If you have a problem with this or call it a 'Breech of Privacy':
"All DeviantArt profiles are public and accessible to anyone, both logged in and logged out. Anything you post on a public website, such as DeviantArt.com, is available to anyone with Internet access; as such, all public posts can be archived, searched, and displayed by Google or any other search engine. If you do not want specific information to be searchable, then we encourage you not to post that information publicly online, as all such information can be viewed by anyone. There is no way to block a deviant from viewing your page, as logging out would allow anyone to circumvent this block."
***All Profiles on DA are public. If you don't want the unwanted attention don't be a butt. I cannot control the veiws you get HOWEVER if someone from the Orbites group is rude to you PLEASE let me know. That is NOT my intent what-so-ever. The Public Ban List is to show my Watchers who to look out for if they continue to use the Orbite or start copying Orbites and Works. Also they are used as an example and to show that I'm serious about Banning people and why.***
-All of your Orbite Characters will be resold, given away or scrapped. (Yes, even MYO characters. However those will be scrapped or the offender will be asked to remove all Orbite traits if they wish to keep the character) You will NOT receive a refund or be able to claim or use the characters. This is apart of the T.O.S, where if you buy an Orbite, you automatically agree to these. If you do not agree with these and STILL get an Orbite I will STILL remove your Orbite. Its the rules here. Got a problem? Don't get an Orbite. If you continue to use or claim the character I will report you for thievery.
-You will be put on my Personal Block list.
Selling of Orbites- NEW!
This is a NEW rule so please pay attention!! If you wish to sell an Orbite you are no longer allowed to sell your Orbite for more than 50% of the original price, UNLESS you have more art of the character. BUT the art has to be art from others. If you have more art of the character please note me about it
Why am I doing this?
Because too often do I see in other species is people tend to buy a character, then almost the next day the character is re-sold. It makes me sad because I expect people to love their characters and care for them rather than buy and sell. Its actually a little insulting :/
However I do understand when someone gets unattached or distanced from their character. I just placed this rule here because of the reason above.
You are not permitted to sell your Orbite without permission OR if you have not had your Orbite for at least 2 weeks. If you sell your Orbite without permission or before 2 weeks you will get Banned for either a certain amount of time or permanently.
Soon I will post a journal asking all those who agree with these terms to come forward and agree or disagree. If you agree present your Orbite characters so they may be added to the master list. If you don't agree you have ONE WEEK. ONE WEEK ONLY. To sell/trade/gift or whatever you can do to get rid of your Orbite. After a week I'll be reclaiming Orbite characters from those who won't agree to the terms. If you don't agree, you don't get an Orbite. Thats to prevent issues and such. But if you do agree I will be taking screenshots as proof for when issues arise. If you have an concerns or questions feel free to comment or note c: