frequently asked questions and rule clarifications

Revised DNP List (and Artist Tag) Procedure

Raven at 2 Feb 2007: 19:41

Because of issues with certain people trying to impersonate artists, it is important for us to do our best in confirming the identity of those requesting an addition to the DNP list or an artist tag. Otherwise, we run the risk of allowing someone else to run around using your name or taking control over your work. I think we can all agree this would be a very bad thing.

DNP requests may be EMAILED to either Raven, Gravecat, or Xenofur, and they will be immediately processed after confirmation of identity. Artist tag requests may also be EMAILED to either of them, and they will be given out if your application is approved by staff vote.

We will need a link to your online gallery and/or website(s) and will also need to see one of the following:

1. The email address you are mailing from listed on the gallery/website

2. A post to your gallery/website confirming your request for DNP or artist tag
2a. (Fur Affinity users may confirm, instead, by sending a note to "ravenrivers" "gravecat" or "xenofur" but an EMAIL to the one you note is still also required!)

Please keep in mind that the DNP list is limited to artists. Only the artist (or, in rare cases, their legal representative) may add his or her self to the DNP list. There are only two possible exceptions to this:

1. If you own a commercial website. Commercial art is always DNP whether you are listed or not, but if your site is not listed and you would like it to be, it shall be added without question.

2. If you have filed a trademark on a character. This is incredibly rare, but we are open to the possibility. If you have been issued a federal trademark by the United States Patent and Trademark Office (or the equivalent in your country of residence), please contact an admin by email for information.

Lastly, any request may be subject to additional requirements as may be needed to confirm your identity.

NOTE: If you do not hear back about your request within one week, please email Raven directly with the same information you sent previously, as well as the name of the staff member you had tried to contact.

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